Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shake Your Cloth Booty

So In an effort to win a super awesome give away :) and share some love and supper cute pictures of my kiddos in awesome cloth diapers here you go!

My Favorite Cloth diapers:
Fuzzi Bunz
I used these with Keiani after testing alot of different diapers I found these were the best I had found at the time. Especially since I was fairly new to the cloth diapering world and didnt know to many other moms who did.
They are a pocket diaper with a soft cozzy fleece liner and a waterproof outter shell. you stuff them with any kind of liner but the one typically sold with fuzzi bunz is micro fiber

my new favorite:
Giada is my little Gbaby. Gdiapers is an amazing company with lots of customer support and really neat ecofriendly products. They are always coming out with new and exciting things.
They are the best of cloth and disposables since they give you the option of using either cloth inserts (we use) or disposable (flushable or compostable) inserts.

Another favortie: Snap-ez Eco Trainer.
 We used these with Keiani as she was almost potty trained and still wearing Diapers to bed. These are great. they snap on the side and look just like pull ups with out the smell and cost problems. THey are great little pocket diapers which allows us the convienence to ajust how much absorbancy we need to add. Now that Keiani is out of these we use them on Giada every once in a while since they are a bit big still. Soon enough we will probably have to buy more when she is ready to potty train.

My Favorite soap:
Rockin Green Detergent.
Heres a description from the site since I couldnt say it better :)
Are you sick and tired of battling with stinky diapers?
Then Rockin' Green should be on your cloth diaper playlist! It comes in 3 rockin' formulas and tons of sweet fragrances, which is music to anyones ears.
Classic Rock: This is the sound that started it all. Our original formula is great for diapers and regular clothes. So use it on everything! This formula is designed for those with middle of the road water, not too soft and not too hard. When in doubt start with classic rock! Available in several yummy fragrances and unscented!
Hard Rock 2.0: This hard water formula is perfect for those that struggle with diaper laundry! Hard Rock 2.0 will blow you away! Available in several yummy fragrances and unscented!
Soft Rock: This is the formula designed for the most sensitive of customers! Designed for those with soft water, this formula is just the right mix of gentle cleaners to get the job done with less rinsing. Available in Bare Naked Babies (unscented)only!

Were to get all this awesome stuff?

Our snap-ez and rockin green detergent at

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Running Start

Monday January 31st was our first official training day for the St. Patty's day 5k. The Target that Andrew works at decided to organize a training program called Couch-to-5k, a program designed to help beginner's get started and slowly build up to being able to run a 5k with in 6 weeks. I'd have to say that my first night with this group was a total disappointment. start times were posted at 6pm although when Andew called to confirm we were told we were meeting at 5pm. So we ate dinner really early and showed up slightly after 5. We figured it was early because it was the first day and they wanted to do introductions and maybe explain to people what was going to happen over the course of the next few weeks.
Upon our arrival we didn't initially see any one that would be running with us. after a few minutes we happened to run into 2 other girls that were there to run. 1 was an avid runner and the other was one of the group leaders. They greeted Andrew briefly and headed out side to get started. I had to quickly put on the girls hat and gloves (we were pushing them in the stroller) and head out to meet them. As soon as we got out side they started running. Um Hello? So we went along with it and were informed throughout that they just decided to run until they got tired then walk for a bit and just do that until they decided to quit. OK.... so.... We decided to bring the girls in the stroller because a general 5k training program has very little running the first day and we figured it wouldn't be bad to push it around. Well running the entire time with a 40lb child and  a 26lb child in the stroller is not the easiest thing to do. On top of that being out of shape didn't help. I'm not necessarily complaining but come on guys lets pick a plan stick to it and maybe communicate?
I'm still contemplating continuing to go to these "training" meets. perhaps a different day with a different group of people would suite me better. Or perhaps I will run on my own. I decided to download an app on my phone to track my distance, hoping it will turn into a great tool to track progress.
Regardless of the path I chose there is one thing that remains I need to loose this weight and have currently hit a tiny bump. Although I'm on week three and down 11.5 lbs I still have not lost anything in the past 6 days. Time to up the work outs and get moving.
I can say that I'm doing very well on my current diet though no simple carbs and limited caloric intake seems to be going well. although with this new workout regime I think I need to up my calories or Ill be stuck again. Wish me luck and from this point on I should be able to start including distance ran in my posts!