Friday, January 8, 2016

Five things Friday

1- Thank GOD for every other Friday off.

Today is my day off. Praise the lord. Seriously, after the craziness of the holidays, this mamma needed a break. I generally only bring Andrew to daycare half the day or just keep him home on my days off, but today I needed a hot minute to refresh. I finally took our Christmas tree down and cleaned our house. My plans for the rest of the afternoon is to sit on my couch for a few mins hours and stare at the wall in complete silence.

2-It's king cake season Y'all
 One of my good friends birthday is this Sunday and we taking her out to celebrate. I ordered her a king cake, I'm so beyond excited to eat my first king cake of the Mardi Gras season! Give me all the carbs. 

3- Give me a lot more Jesus
One of my resolutions this year was to work on my relationship with God. I admit I put it on the back burner unless I need him. It's ridiculous and embarassing that  even 8 days in to January, I'm still doing it. I really need to correct it ASAP.

4. Back away from all social media 
Speaking of resolutions, I need to step back from Facebook and Instagram. I don't even need to explain myself with that one. ;-) My phone will be put up until my son goes to bed. Also, not run to get on it and neglect my husband as soon as we put Andrew down. 

5. Dry skin problems!
I need to find a new moisturizer. I've been reading Amazon reviews like crazy. My skin is horribly dry this winter and my normal moisturizer is not cutting it. I can just feel the wrinkles setting in now.

I'm off to go start at my walls in silence while I have a few more hours to myself. 
Happy Friday Y'all!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Loves & Hates

One of my favorite bloggers, Jessica recently participated in this fun post that is going around.  I decided to play along, as well. I figured it would be fun way to get to know me and my quirks. :)

My first cup of coffee in the morning. I usually only drink one cup, I don’t know why, but the second cup isn’t as special as the first. 

All things fall. I am giddy with excitement pinning away fall outfits. 

The feeling that you can accomplish anything after a good workout.

A nice therapeutic dinner/lunch with good girlfriends. 

The Astronaut Wives Club. Seriously, my favorite new show.


Texting/talking on the phone. I literally cringe when my phone rings.

Shopping in stores. I’m horrible at it, I get so overwhelmed and I usually get pieces that aren't very versatile that doesn't get much use. 

Judgmental people. Look, I know it’s human nature to judge, but it really turns me off from people who are so judgmental. I try very hard to give people the benefit of the doubt.

My beloved dog’s barking. I love her, just not her bark ;)

Sleep regressions. It’s real, y’all. My perfectly good sleeper is about to hit the dreaded 18 month sleep regression. I’m terrified. 

I'm off to prepare my yearly evaluation at work, wish me luck!


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fall Wish List

Hello :)

 It's been a hot minute year(s) since I've updated this blog. A lot has changed since then, I graduated college and had a sweet baby boy who is now almost a toddler.
                                                                         Andrew Peyton

I'm still working on my fitness journey. About six months after I had my baby I realized that something was missing. I stopped doing what I loved which was working out. I slowly got back to the gym 3-4x a week. I feel so much better about my body. Let me tell you, it wasn't pretty after having a baby. My self esteem took a major hit. I felt so uncomfortable in my own skin and I hated it. Please don't get me wrong, I was/am so grateful that my body carried my beautiful son for 9 months. I just didn't feel like myself. I was tired, cranky, anxious and indulging in a little too much wine that I care to admit. I finally got fed up of my constant pity parties and started reading my beloved fitness blogs looking for inspiration. Slowly, I became motivated and got myself to the gym.

side note: I realize these comparison pictures suck. I will do a much better job documenting now that I'm blogging again.

I'm proud to say I reached my first goal weight and this mama is in serious need of new clothes. Since summer is coming to a close, I'm going to start investing in some essential fall pieces. So far, this is my current wish list:
Fall Wish List

Old Navy short green dress

Monki jacquard dress
$39 -

Long v neck shirt

Red and black shirt

J Crew zipper vest

Miss Selfridge shiny pants

Converse kohl shoes

Tasha pink shawl
$27 -

I really want to commit to this blog, I am starting a new workout program next week and I want to document it so I can maybe return the favor and motivate someone along the way. See y'all soon!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wednesday Weigh In!

I FINALLY reached the 120s. holllaaaaaaaa!

129.0 :)

11 lbs down!

Last week’s fitness:

50 mins elliptical/treadmill 6 days

25 mins of Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred 4 days last week. I loathe level 2. Really.

I also started the squat challenge that’s circulating Pinterest at the moment.  Love it. 80 squats are due today. Lovely. 

I’m going to attempt to do them at work in between clients coming in and out and answering the phones. That’s right. I’m one of those awkward people who do office workouts. I’ve been caught on the floor doing planks multiple times.  :)

I’m pretty sure I picked the most inconvenient time to start a blog. That’s just what I do. I’m impatient. 

Finals are starting in two weeks and I’m trying to wrap up a lot of my classes.  I won’t be around much (sorry mom). Also, my blog won’t have a pretty design until June.  So, the chances of gaining a follower are slim to none.

I have lots of ideas of what I want to write about, but there just isn’t enough time in my day at the moment. So, I write my ideas down in my pretty notebook I bought last week.

 I'm off to do 80 squats before lunch and study for my math quiz!

See you next Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday Weigh In!

 Wednesday Weigh in:     131.8

Wednesday Weigh in was NOT fun this week. I expected alittle weight gain (thanks to my monthly friend). I’m feeling slightlydisappointed today.
I promised myself last week I would be in the 120s by this Wednesday.

I feel like I’ve been working my butt off these past fewmonths and I’m not really seeing results.

I really wanted to be down to approximately 118 for our vacationin June. I’m thinking that’s NOT going to happen. 

It’s HARD every day to order the salad instead of thecheeseburger.

It’s HARD every day to pass on the office cookies, cake, etc.

Completely GIVE UP my beloved morning coffee because I knowI can’t resist putting at least a tablespoon of sugar in my cup. (Hey, at leastI used skim milk- I had to cut calories somewhere ;)

It’s HARD to sacrifice my time with my lovely husband and furbaby to make it to the gym after a full day of work and class.  

But what I KNOW, is that I can’t get up each day and look atmyself in the mirror and be happy.  Iknow, eventually this hard work will pay off. I just have to keep on pushing myself.  

This is another reason why I finally started a blog. I needsomeone to be accountable to someone, anyone. It’s so inspiring to read weightloss blogs everyone morning and seeing girls kick butt every day. I have NOexcuse. There are far busier girls out there than me. 

*side note ifanyone reads this blog besides my mother. I have someone working on a designfor me J. It won’t stay this plain Jane fortoo much longer. I’d attempt to fix it butttttttttttt I have no idea what I’mdoing.