Monday, February 15, 2010

The Before

So as promised, I finally have taken a "before" picture of myself. It was probably the WORST possible day (yesterday) to take a picture, I (TMI here) had just started my period yesterday, so (not to make too many excuses) I was very bloated and feeling icky...but I remembered to take it and I figured if I didn't do it then I would put it off longer (and with me looking slimmer, and of course that would be cheating!). So here it is folks--gasp!

These pictures look a little digital, not sure why. Anyway, Here I am in all my fat glory! My legs look so short in the side shot, I'm thinking it's the way Jimmy angled the camera? And my dog Nismo felt the need to get into the picture as well. She loves her mommy! So for my after, I will of course be wearing something smaller and be super tan! Because that's what all After pictures look like, right?! Haha!

So Valentine's Day was pretty fun--ok, well not the actual day, but on Saturday. I woke up, did my workout, ate my Kashi Go Lean Crunch (sooo yummy) and we left for a gun training class. It's to teach safety and proper use of all guns. It was from 10-2:30. At the end of the session we got to shoot 4 different types of guns, 3 rounds each. I must say I thought I'd be a better shot. But silly me only wore a zip up hoodie and jeans and eventhough the shooting range was indoors it was basically the same temp as outside! So I was shivering (a bit) and nervous at the same time! There was an instructor at each gun, so they helped me to load and stuff like that. I must say I always held the gun properly (no hand on the trigger people!) and loaded the gun nicely. I had a hard time shooting the Revlover at a double auto, the single was easier (cocking and loading the gun each time). I only shot hand guns, 2 revolvers and 2 "cop guns" as I like to call them...and if you know me, you know that I've always wanted to be a cop!! So that was exciting, although I was a better shot with the Revlover, who knew? It was a fun time and we plan to keep going back, because well, I need to pracitce and it was just fun and relaxing if that's possible? Good way to let off some steam--of course I would ONLY and I repeat ONLY do this in an INDOOR shooting range with professionals around. I don't think I'd feel comfortable shooting guns in open land or anything like that, too much could go wrong. I was happy and had a great time and I think Jimmy liked watching me shoot a gun!
Here are some pictures of the kiddos with their V-day gifts from Mimi and Papa, we had to celebrate early as they were out of town on V-day.

The kid loves Thomas the Train!
His "Bad Boys" stickers--yes we watch a lot of "COPS" in our house! Haha! Hopefully one day he'll want to be a cop! (They are badges and such)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!


  1. You are braver than I! (and probably 30 pounds less, which might be why!!! lol)

  2. Keep it up girlfriend! You will be a skinny mini in no time with all the hard work you are doing. And I can't believe you went to a shooting range. I don't know if I will ever end up doing that, but it sounds completely exhilarating!

  3. thanks for the before picture. after this summer i'm going to be doing the same thing :) i'm proud of you for all the progress you're making. way to go!!!