Saturday, February 26, 2011


Bob recently went to the dentist to get a crown. At his appointment he got a temporary crown until the permanent crown was ready. He had it two days, and then one night he was in the bathroom getting ready for bed, and I heard him yell, "Crap!"  He had flossed out his crown. He went the next day and they put it back in. But until his next appointment, he needed to remember not to floss that tooth. So he wrote himself a reminder on the mirror.

At the beginning of they year, I wrote down a few goals that I had for the new year. One of those goals was to exercise everyday. January was hard, but I went to the gym everyday after school and on Saturday mornings. On Saturdays I would run into my friend Leandra and she would try to convince me to come in the mornings before school. YA RIGHT.

 In early February I had parent teacher conferences and knew I wouldn't make it to the gym after school. So I went at 5:00AM, a time I didn't know existed. After that week I just kept doing it because I loved having the freedom after school. I was never tied down to go to the gym after work. I do have to go to bed early, but I love my new schedule.

Since I am waking up earlier, I am able to be a better wife. Which was another one of my goals. Every morning I am able to make Bob a lunch before he leaves. I was so bad at doing this before, so I am glad that I can send him to school with food.

Cooking 3 times a week, is a goal that I have not kept up with. Why is cooking so hard? I started out strong in January for the first couple weeks, and then the last couple weeks I have picked it back up.  Andrea and I have been cooking for each other and it has been so nice and motivating.

My newest goal is to train and run a half marathon this summer. I signed up for the Utah Valley Half in June with Mary. I am going to start training and by training I mean running next week. Today I ran a mile in my new running shoes, and thats about as far as I got. I'll try for 2 next week.

My only problem is that since I have been working out and eating healthy my acne has returned in full force. Why does that happen? This is not fair. People have said, well it's because your sweating so much. But I workout, come home and shower immediately. Ahhhh. If anyone has any advise or great face products that they would recommend, let me know.


blindblogger said...

Bob is so lucky. Dan would love if I made him a lunch every day. Waking up at 5? You're my hero.

Chris and Annie said...

Hey Alyse!! You are totally my hero right now. There is nothing on this earth that can get me up at 5:00, so you rock!! As for acne, I had it SUPER bad my whole life until about 6 years ago, when I went on Accutane (a pill), and have since been on Proactive every day, and it's worked SO well. It completely vaporized it. I had tried Proactive before Accutane, and it did nothing. The accutane got rid of the big stuff and the Proactive now just keeps the little stuff in check. The whole Accutane process takes about 5 months and it's super sucky, but worth it in the end. Good luck!

wendeerosella said...

Hi Alyse,
I've used a product called Ajara for a few years now:

My skin is Pitta, so I get the Pitta Facial Oil whenever I can afford it. It's expensive, but it lasts a long time. It was so strange at first, putting oil on my face (it's a mix of essential oils), but my breakouts really went down.

Sorry if sending a link seems spammy, I found your blog through Jolene's and had to comment. I'm struggling with exercise and cooking too! :)

ashley said...

Hey Alyse! I have been having this SAME problem. I started working out at the beginning of the year and have had the worst breakouts ever since. Glad to see I'm not alone! :) I finally broke down and bought some Proactive-but I just noticed they sell a knockoff of Proactive at walmart that has the exact same ingredients! And its only 12 bones! So I might try that next time. Jen also uses this Acne Control by CleanandClear that I've been trying and it has 10% benzoyl peroxide. I've "really" liked that too! Good luck, and congrats on working out! I'm so jealous you have the dedication to go in the morning, I'm still workin on it ;)