I did it.
I bought the 2011 Swimmy. And I heart it. I don't mess around anymore. If I see the "one", I know to just buy the darn thing because if you wait, you will come back to a rack of 2XL bottoms and XS tops, although sometimes I feel like those are my proportions, they are not. Plus now it can stare me in the face while I do the shred or maybe I'll hang it on my fridge...anyway, here she is (please excuse my not so artistic pics):
Yesterday was Valentine's Day and Josh and I went and had lunch at CPK at the Shoppes at Chino Hills. Then he took me over to Forever 21 and bought me a couple goodies. A cute top and a cardigan. I'm obsessed with the coral color. I want to wear it like every day.
On Friday when I came home from Bible study there was a rose, a card and a $50 GC to Nordstrom. Wow. Totally unexpected! I felt totally spoiled and loved. Thanks, Boo.
Still doing the Shred. Honestly haven't lost that much weight. Only about 4-5 lbs. I'm okay with the fact that it's coming off slowly. I do the Shred usually every other day. Sometimes there are some consecutive days, but never less than every other except when I was sick, then I missed 3 days. Lame. Still watching my calories.
So I decided to part with some of the cash and pay down a major chunk on the car. Only $900 and that beast is PAID. OFF. Holy smokes! I'm excited! First time in my driving life of not having a car payment.
Although rain is not ideal for our line of work, I'm really looking forward to it. This weather has been whack. I really shouldn't complain when the majority of the country is digging themselves out of snow, but it's winter for Pete's sake! Where is the cold and rainy and winteriness??
Business is going good even though January and February are typically our slowest months. It's crazy to think that as of March we have been a legit business for 2 years. Today at lunch (at chick-fil-a, of course) I was reflecting on how far we've come. I feel incredibly blessed to get as much family time as we get together. Josh and I practically do everything together. 3 years of crazy ridiculous hardwork has paid off for us. Quick recap for those that don't know. In January of 2008 we began the journey of paying off our debts. Josh worked his 7-4 and an hour of overtime every day for awhile until they didnt let him. On top of that, him and I would find odd jobs to do on the weekends. I ran an ebay store from home and then in the spring he got a job working at Grazianos EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHTS all the while doing his full-time job and his side jobs on the weekends during the day. I took care of our 2 kids, soon to be 3 kids. For a short period he also worked at a tire distribution center on the weekends. And at Christmas he worked the tree lot. At the very end of 2008, we started cleaning windows. So we had our business + full-time job+tree lot+grazianos. Obviously the tree lot was done by January, but he kept all 3 others until September of 2009 and then he quit Grazianos! The feeling of having Josh home on the weekend nights was AMAZING. Keep in mind we only had one car this entire time. So if he was gone, I was home. Finally in November of 2010, Josh quit his job and we've gone full throttle with our business and haven't looked back. We missed fome family time and some events, but it's alllll worth it now. We are so blessed to have amazing people in our life that have helped make this possible and also that God has continued to provide and bless us. I'm so excited for what's in store for our business and our family.
If you got this far, thanks for reading!