Happy Tuesday E’rbody!


So I got my happy arse out of bed at 5:30 this morning and did some yoga. When it was over I remember thinking “that was definitely worth getting up for!!” I love yoga and I don’t know why I don’t do it more. Oh yeah, because I work full time and have 3 kids and a husband to deal with, that’s why. Some days I really don’t mind getting up early to work out and other days it feels like it was an idea spawned by the devil himself, but getting my workouts done early is usually the only way they get done at all,

I forgot to mention that the lovely and talented Crabby McSlacker had a “best weight loss blogger” poll a few weeks ago and guess who showed up on the “multiple votes” list? Me! Thanks to the 3 of you who nominated my little blog – I appreciate it!! 

So I had a talk with my mom and sisters about menopause and I’m pretty sure I’m falling face-first into  perimenopause. I am not currently having night sweats, but I was about a year ago when my weight was at it’s all time highest, which I’m pretty close to again. I don’t think I’ve ever had a hot flash, and I sleep pretty well at night, but the up and down of my emotions is starting to get the better of me.  My friend Amy had mentioned that she takes Amberen and I’ve also been told by another friend that it works great. I did some research and have concluded that it’s one of those things that works great for some and not at all for others. I also found that the active ingredient in Amberen is succinic acid which can be purchased at about 1/10th the cost of Amberen. Have any of you ever had any experience with either Amberen or succinic acid? These last 4 weeks of my life have been a total roller coaster and I can’t imagine living like this for the next 10 years or so while my body goes through menopause. Oh and here’s something weird – my Lady Time came a week early this month, but if you figure I was a week late last month, I actually started exactly when I was supposed to if I had started on time last month. Confused? Me too. Being a woman is hard. 

What would you all think if I threw in a few vlogs here from time to time? Do you like video blogs or you do you tend to skip over them? Some days I would love to just ramble into a camera and not worry about taking the time to write, even though writing is very cathartic for me. Just something for you all to ponder – let me know in the comments if you like this idea or not. 

Okay kids, I got work to do and you’ve got stuff to do or other blogs to read or pins to pin or something, so get to it! Enjoy your day!