Friday, 9 March 2012

3 in 30 update

Well it is that time again. Been a pretty crazy week but have really loved the results.
So without further ado here is the update on my goals this week.

1.  In July Sarah and I are going to Las Vegas for a dance trip. So I am going to try and make some shrugs, or dance wraps, something like that, which I can sell to help raise money for this.
Fail. But I did manage to get the trip booked. Plus saved some money booking the way I did so happy about that. Heading to the fabric store today so hoping that next week will be a different story. :)

2. Drink at least 2 8oz glasses of water everyday and exercise at least twice a week.
This might not seem much but I really need to get started.
Again Fail. But in my defence when you read number 3 you will understand about the exercise part. As far as the water part goes I realised yesterday that I was still not drinking the water so today I filled up a  large 24 oz water bottle and have it beside me. This has helped as I have already drank 8 oz. I plan to drink it all and then fill it up again before we head to town. I also started a app on my iPhone called Fitness Pal and realised just how much calories is even in a cup of coffee or tea so really need to make the switch to water. 

3.  Move our son out and move our daughter into his room, take down the temp walls that were her room and reorganise and clean that room that is our family room up. Hopefully I am able to bring our treadmill back in and set it up.

Well last Sunday was the day our son moved out. I have mixed emotions about this. He was living with a roommate for some time but officially moved all his stuff out on Sunday. We then needed to wash all his walls and steam clean his carpet before we moved our daughter in. 
Then on Monday we moved her in. We had bought her a new bed so set that up, washed her new bedding and moved all the furniture over. Then finished tearing down her old bedroom walls. WOW what a job that was. 
Then moved our organ over.

This week it was finishing up that room. Putting up new blinds, vacuuming, steam cleaning, cleaning out my pantries that were in the old hallway that is now a big room. Also thoroughly cleaning the main bathroom, complete with using q-tips to clean around the toilet and walls. 

I think that I should have made the cleaning goal for another month. LOL

So here are some pics of the progress.

My boy moving out!
Room empty. Walls were washed, floors were steam cleaned after this picture was taken.

Tearing down walls.

Checking out how weird it is. Still had to move all her stuff over to her new room.

Might as well do a few chin ups when she has the opportunity.

Not a great picture but I wanted to show you how the room was positioned.

Made a mess of my house while we were doing all this. Spent a good chunk this week just finding it again.

Walls down, organ moved, new blinds up. I was just finishing up cleaning out the pantries here. Still needed steam cleaning in this picture. 
New bed. She picked out all the bedding.  The bed was a surprise and part of her birthday gift.

A different angle of the newly moved in room. Her name sign will be in a post this week so check back. :)
By the way she loves it!!!!
I am linking up today with Michelle at Caffeinated Randomness.
Also with the 3 in 30 weekly update.


  1. Ok I think tearing down walls counts as working out my friend. Wow all within a week. You guys are brave.

    1. To be honest Michelle the moving and tearing down the walls was all accomplished in two days. Then hubby went back up to work and I was left with clean up. :)
      Brave or crazy not sure which. LOL

  2. Hi there Sherri, fellow Canadian! Popping in via the 3 in 30 link up... were these weekly goals??!!! If not, even for monthly goals they are very ambitious!!! If yes, WOWSA. That is tremendous work above and beyond the every day that you accomplished and you deserve a pat on the pack!!! Exercise and drinking water are really hard goals... even being in the 'pre-contemplation' or planning stage is something!!! Keep it up!!

    1. Well hello there! Monthly goals and thank you.
      This drinking water thing and getting off my butt to exercise is hard. I hope that I can pull it off because it would be WAY better for this slightly plump body. LOL

  3. WOW!!!! Oh my gosh, you have been busy! Congratulations on all you got done with your house. Good luck with your other goals. I admire you for drinking more water.

    1. Thank you Jeanine. It has been a whirlwind, but I am really enjoying having the extra space and Sarah is in love with her new room.

  4. Oh my gosh! That's a TREMENDOUS amount of work that you did this past week. What a sense of accomplishment! You didn't need to "officially" exercise - I think you did more than enough with all the moving, cleaning, and organizing. Wonderful job...congratulations!!

    1. Thank you. I love it so much. It makes me want to do more and more and more. :) Spring cleaning here I come. LOL

  5. You have been busy! And no wonder you didn't get any exercise in this week, but you didn't need to, either, since all of that work counts! You're doing great!

    1. Thank you Nikki. If I could get away with just doing that instead of working out I would in a heart beat. I love that kind of stuff.

  6. What a lot of work you accomplished!! Great job!

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    1. Thank you! It was definitely a lot of work but we all love it!