Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Getting FIT!

Jake got me the Wii Fit for Christmas! I had tried it a few times and really liked it, so now I'm really excited to have my own! And it definitely gives you a workout - I was pleasantly surprised by how hard some of the games/workouts are!

Christmas morning, my parents came over for breakfast and they wanted to see the Wii Fit, so we set everything up. Well, when you first set the Wii Fit up, it has you go through this "fitness challenge" thing and of course, my family was like "oh, Kim, you should do it first, since it's your gift". So after putting in your height, age, etc., it has you stand on the balance board to test your balance and gives you a "Wii Fit Age". You basically have to balance on each foot and hold it for like 3 seconds, then switch to the other foot and so on. You do this 5 times and it times you for each round and then gives you your estimated "Age" based on how balanced/strong you are.

Can I just say I am the most UNCOORDINATED person EVER! So I knew this was going to be bad news...only it was WAY worse than I thought!!! After I was only able to finish 3 out of the 5 rounds, it then did this very loud and bright countdown to my estimated age, making sure EVERYONE within 20 feet of me knew exactly how out of shape and klutzy I really am. Any guesses on how "old" it told me I was????


MORE THAN DOUBLE MY REAL AGE!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!! That's older than my parents! Jake and my parents were DYING of laughter when that number popped up! I mean, really?? Am I that out of shape and unbalanced?? Wowza.

So obviously I've been using it alot to bring my "Fit Age" back down to something a little bit more respectable. There's such fun games, like snowboarding, soccer, etc. I also really like the yoga. I still need to try the strenght training games, but so far, I'm really loving it!

Does anyone have a Wii Fit? Anyone want to fess up to what age they got from it??

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Deal of the Day!

Ever since the wedding, I have not gone clothes shopping ONE TIME. This is huge for me! I used to order from J.Crew about once a week - it was bad. But we've started majorly saving for some large house projects that we're planning for 2010, so my shopping has become non-existant. I'm very proud of myself and I know J is extremely happy about J.Crew boxes not piling up on the front porch weekly.

However, I was starting to get the urge when I realized I have no winter clothes and I was feeling very blah about my wardrobe. I had 2 gift cards left over from Christmas and my birthday to J.Crew and Banana Republic. They were burning holes in my pocket until Jake told me to go ahead and treat myself to some new clothes since I had been so good about it the last few months. Well he didn't have to tell me twice! I headed out to the outlets yesterday because I figured my money would go farther and I typically always find really good deals there.

After a fairly successful stop at the J.Crew outlet (3 new sweaters and a pair of their broken-in chinos for spring!), I headed over to the Banana Republic outlet. I found 4 pairs of work pants (the pants at Banana always fit me so well) and a few sweaters. I was about to go check out when something caught my eye...

(these are not the exact boots, but they look almost exactly the same)

Flat Brown Riding Boots! Since my shopping hiatis, I have felt a little bit behind in the whole "winter trend" thing and I have been dying for a pair of flat boots to wear with jeans. These were marked $149.99. Hmmm...still a bit pricey for my taste. I pulled out the box anyway and tried them on. They fit perfectly! I flipped the box over to see a $74.99 sale sticker! Score!! Definitely worth $75 in my opinion. I head up to the checkout counter and the girl rings them up. I look at the register and see...


Yes, that's right. They were an additional 50% off!!! I got perfect leather riding boots for under $40! If I could wear jeans to work, I would have them on right now. Even Jake was very impressed with my thriftiness (even if it was unintentional since I had no idea they were so cheap!)

Funny how getting a deal like that will make your whole week!! Woo hoo!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Yes, we have been married for 4 months now (where has the time gone?!?!) and I'm still obsessed with our wedding pictures.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

WHAT is this??

There are no words for how absurd I think Kate Gosselin looks in this week's People. Is she serious? Who told her this would be a good idea - she has to have publicists and stylists?!?! 

Those poor, poor kids...

Monday, January 4, 2010

I'm going to be an AUNT!!

First exciting piece of news in 2010 - my best friend K is pregnant!!! So I guess while I won't technically be an aunt, I will definitely be an "aunt". She is due in July and just entered her 2nd trimester, so now I feel comfortable sharing the news. Of course, I found out FOREVER ago (she literally called me right after she took the test in November) and it's been REALLY hard to keep it to myself. I told Jake just so I could tell someone and that made me feel a little bit better. But now that it's officially out, I'm just so happy and excited for her!! 

We're all convinced she's having a girl, and when she finds out in a few weeks, we could be in for a huge surprise if that baby turns out to be a boy! I have already started shopping for the most spoiled baby ever - OMG there is SUCH cute baby stuff everywhere! And obviously I've been planning a fabulous baby shower in my head for weeks as well! 

It will be weird that my best friend in the world will be a MOM in a few months! I'm so happy that she literally lives 2 doors down so I can visit and play with the baby all the time. Plus, since we are still a LONG way away from having kids, it will give me some practice and if I get the "baby bug", I can just go see K's baby for a few hours to get my baby fix. 
(K and me at my rehearsal dinner in September)

Yay for babies!!! 

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy 2010!

2009 was such a wonderful year, but I hope that 2010 tops it!! Here's everything that we accomplished this past year...

*** Bought our first house in May

*** Went on a fabulous honeymoon to Aruba

*** Started working on updating our house - still a work in progress!

*** Had our first full year of being dog parents, and loving it! 

*** J turned 30 (and I turned 28) and I threw the first party at our house to celebrate!

I didn't really make any resolutions for 2010. I just want my family to be happy, healthy and successful in the New Year. We will continue to work on making our house "a home" and hopefully I can convince J that we NEED hardwood floors before the spring! We also plan to completely renovate our kitchen this year, as well as maybe even hang some pictures on the walls! (yeah, we still have NOTHING hanging on the walls - I'm very indecisive about it)

I already have some fun plans for 2010 which I will fill you all in soon! I'm so excited to see what the future has in store for us!
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