Monday, October 18, 2010

He's on the...ROLL!

Parker rolled over 3 times today!! wow! I put him down on his tummy to play with some toys, and over he went!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Parker is three months old!

This is Parker Allen Greven's first appearance on this blog!

It is hard to believe that he is already 3 months old-wow! He is such an easy going happy little guy, and we love having his as a part of our family. The only times you hear a complaint from him is if he is hungry, sleepy, or being picked on by someone ;) He is a very smiley, happy baby-he is such a joy! He has just recently started laughing when you do silly things with him, or tickle him. He loves sitting in him bouncy seat and kicking his feet to get the toys to move! He also loves to grab at toys now. He isn't rolling over yet, but he holds his head up strong when he is laying on his tummy! He loves to "talk" to you, and to be talked to. He is gooing and cooing all the time. Blow raspberries are also one of his faves :)

Parker is doing really well developing a schedule to his day. He is sleeping 12 hours at night, waking 1-2 times to eat. Going to bed between 7 and 7:30 p.m., and waking in the morning between the same times. I am thinking of starting him on a little cereal at dinner time in a few weeks to see if we can get that solid 12 hours going soon!

We just love him so much and we are so happy that God blessed us with him!

Here is our sweet boy!

I'm Back!!

Due to Cooper's baby book that I had created a while back on iphoto being totally DELETED-I have been frantically trying to piece it back together. I remembered my blog, and how good I use to be about it! I came to check it out tonight, and was so relieved to see all the detailed posts about the kids and all the memories I kept on here! Whew! I can put Cooper's baby book back together! yay!!

So, in an effort to help me treasure all of these wonderful memories we are creating with our kids, I am going to get back into this blogging thing!

Here goes nothing.....

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Training Update-5 Weeks Today!

5 WEEKS!!! Yikes!! I feel like my competition is getting so close, yet still feels so far away!

This week I am changing up my workouts. Going to half-body splits, trying to trim some fat. Here's what the split looks like:

Monday: Upper body, teach kickboxing

Tuesday: Lower body, metabolic circuits

Wednesday: Off weights, metabolic circuits

Thursday: Upper body

Friday: Lower body, metabolic circuits

Saturday: Off weights, teach kickboxing

Sunday: Off (for now)

Diet is pretty bland, and very strict-especially now, as my carbs are getting cut a bunch. The carbs cycle through the week, 1 day is all the way up to 155 grams of carbs, and goes as low as 50 grams of carbs on the days I don't lift.

Here is what a basic meal plan looks like for me right now:

Meal 1: Oats, egg whites

Meal 2: Oats, egg whites

Meal 3: Chicken, green veggie, fish oil

Meal 4: Lean ground beef, green veggie, almonds

Meal 5: Chicken, green veggie, fish oil

Meal 6: Egg whites, and peppers and onions

not too bad, but definitely no fun food in there! Good news though-now I can add in a 1/2 grapefruit at some point during the day-so that is nice!

Posing practice is going great and is a lot of fun! My posing coach is super nice, and great to work with. I practice with her once a week. I really feel like it is going to give me a lot of confidence on stage, which was one of my main goals in doing this competition.

I am going to attempt to put the crystals on my posing suit by myself! It's very expensive to have someone put them on for you, so I thought "I could do that!" So, I have the crystals ordered and the tool that helps you put them on. I also have my design all sketched out. I will post pictures as I get it done!

No pics yet. I think you are going to have to wait until competition week! I will post before and after pics then.

Easy Smoothie Recipe

Hey everyone!

Just thought I would post something quick-I got this idea off a friend's blog, and just kind of changed it up a bit.

Cooper is not a big veggie eater-let's just say, the only thing he likes is northern beans and freeze dried corn *Sigh*. Ella was (and is) always such a great veggie eater, so this is a change for me.

Here's a good way I found to get some veggies in Cooper!

2 c. fresh baby spinach
1 3/4 cups frozen fruit (I used a bag that had strawberries, mangos and pineapple)
Juice from 1-2 oranges

Blend in the blender, and VOILA! It looks really gross but the taste is really yummy! He drinks it right up, and I know for sure he is getting good couple servings of veggies per smoothie! I have been giving him this for a mid-morning snack.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cooper is Ready for the Super Bowl!

Always with a ball, this boy!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Figure Competition: Training Update

Well, next week starts a new phase in my training! Next week I go to two-a-day workouts! One weight session in the early morning, and one after the kids are in bed. Should be interesting, and I should start seeing some serious results.

To give you a little update, a few weeks ago me and the girl training for the body building portion of my competition, Courtney, started training together! We were not happy with the trainer we were working with, so we decided just to start training together. Well, in the three weeks we have been working together we have seen a great deal of results-it's been awesome! We also have started working with another trainer who is awesome! He's got our first phase of cutting diets dialed in, he is keeping track of body fat, and starting next week he is designing our workouts for us-awesome! Exactly what we need!

So, I am about to embark on what is going to prove to be a very tiring, strenuous, SORE, yet exciting portion of the process in preparing for a figure competition! I will be sticking with the first phase of my cutting diet for one more week, then the week after that it changes again.

My goal is to be ready for the show by March 28th-which gives me two weeks before the show to tweak things, and hopefully come in totally lean and ripped! :)

For those of you interested, here is what my diet looks like right now-everyday! Apparently, diets are the opposite of workouts. With workouts, if you are doing the same thing week after week, you are going to stall out and not see progress. Diet works the opposite-if you eat the same thing everyday, your body gets more efficient at processing it, and burns it up-like gas on a fire! So, hence the reason I have to stick with the same diet for two weeks, then he is going to switch it up.

Meal 1: oats, protein shake

Meal 2: oats, eggs

Meal 3: tuna, 1/2 banana

Meal 4: tuna, 1/2 banana

Meal 5: Chicken, green veggie

Meal 6: Chicken, green veggie

Meal 7: cottage cheese, whey protein shake

Meal 8: casein protein shake

So there's the latest! I'll keep you posted on how the two-a-day workouts progress. I am sure I am in for a SORE week this week!! yikes!