Whats New With The Funderburkes

Its been a while since my last entry. The family is getting ready to head to Disney soon and we have been swamped trying to get last minute details made. Last night we finally got our magicbands for our trip. it was like I got the golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

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I just wanted to write a post and give a quick update as I have been away yet again from the blogosphere.  I will talk more about Disney later.

Like I said on my last blog entry, I signed up for a 21 Dad Bod Challenge. I just finished this past week and I have to say it was just what I need to do. I was in a funk with my fitness and nutrition. I was just going through the motions during my workout and not really getting anything out of it. My nutrition was horrible and I ended up gaining 20 pounds back. Not the best news.

So I enrolled in this challenge to shake things up and get me back on track. The first week I went from a starting weight of 251 pounds to 240 pounds. This was a result of eating nothing but meat, veggies, and nuts and drinking water. The second week we added 100 grams of carbs to the mix. The third and final week we increased our healthy fats to 90% which was crazy. I went from 251 pounds to 234 pounds. It was insane. I learned so much about how food influences my body and that I need to find a health balance with my carb intake.

I normally never post pictures like this but I did such a great job and the results were so good that I had to share
I normally never post pictures like this but I did such a great job and the results were so good that I had to share

W managed to take K-Dub to the circus to see the last show form Ringling Brothers. It was so much fun and K-Dub got to be spoiled by Mom and Dad so she like that. She had a great time but kept questioning me on why there was not any elephants.

On Valentine’s Day I took BrittWhitFun on a night out to our favorite restaurant in South Park. We had a nice time talking over a bottle of wine and stuffing our face with some great pasta. It was nice to get away with the wife and not have to take someone to the bathroom every five minutes.

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As for the kids, K-Dub is going to start playing soccer soon. So I was trying to teach her how to play and the importance of her keeping her hands off the ball but she is four and not Mia Hamm. Super excited to become a soccer dad cheer on my girl.

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Everly has not been doing so well. She has been battling with her 7th ear infection in less then five months so we are going to see a specialist soon about putting tubes in her ear. Not going to be a fun visit but it is very much needed.

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Ok lets talk about Disney!

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So we are fixing to head to Disney in less then three weeks. I am so excited it has been hard to go to work. My wife actually told me to stop talking about cause I was becoming obsessed, I have spent A LOT of time planning fun things to do for us, picking out some restaurants I want to eat at, some shops I want to visit, fun things for the kids to do, somethings for the adults to do. There are so many things at Disney World that it has become a little bit overwhelming.

There are nine of us going. Half of us are staying at Port Orleans- Riverside and the others are staying at Arts of Animation Resort. If anyone has any suggestions or tips regarding these resorts please let me know.

We are doing the Deluxe Dining plan based on a suggestion from my BIL. We managed to make reservations to all the good restaurants like Chef Mickeys, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Tusker House, Coral Reef Restaurant, and even Be Our Guest. If you have any menu suggestions or other tips and tricks about the dining plan please let me know also.

All and all we are super excited. We have already begun packing for this trip. Everyday we are going down the list with things to bring. Like above, if anyone has any Disney tips please share them with me as I have never been. I need to know the dos and don’ts.

So I promise to blog more about my Disney trip. If you follow me on Instagram be prepared to have your feed blown up with pictures and videos. You have been warned.

Valentine’s Day Is Exhausting!

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Since that crazy snow storm came through, I quickly ran out of time to go shopping for Valentine’s Day. I have never been one of those guys that wait til the last-minute but this year was not my fault. I was snowed in against my will and could not get to the store. What was a guy to do?

I did make plans for Valentine’s Day by arranging a hotel room for BrittWhitFun and I. This was a big deal for my wife cause it was going to be the first time she was going to leave the baby overnight. I jut needed to get other stuff like a nice card and maybe some of her favorite candies.

I went to the local Wal-Mart and managed to get in. I say that cause you would not believe all the males that were in there. Every guy had a teddy bear, a rose, a card, and a heart shaped box of chocolate in their hand as they fought their way to the front of the store. I quickly grabbed some candy and a card and threw a few elbows to get what I wanted and headed to the front. I even managed to grab a bottle of wine and some decorative rose petals. If you are going to do Valentine’s Day then you have to do it right. I waited in line for about twenty minutes at the “speedy” checkout and left unharmed.

Once I arrived at the hotel after being stuck in some leftover snow for 30 minutes, I checked in and decorated the room and gotta shower and a quick workout at the downstairs hotel gym and rush off to pick up my Valentine. Once I got her we went and had a not so quite dinner at the Stone Mountain Grill where we fed our faces like it was going out style. After we went back to the hotel  and that is all there is left to say about that.

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Every year on Valentine’s Day I have a tradition where I get K-Dub a book and a card. The book usually has a Valentine’s Day theme and I put the year in the corner along with a special message from Daddy. I went to Target and found a book that was so cute called I Love You So… She loved it and I love giving it to her. It’s just a special thing from her Daddy to her. 

So that was Valentine’s Day and I have to say that after doing all that, I was so tired but I would not trade those smiles on my wife and daughter’s face to save my life. Worth every elbow thrown.

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