March 31, 2014
We had a great time with friends and thousands of other people!
Saturday night we went out with a group of close friends & had a blast. We had planned a cheapo, low key evening & that didn't happen AT ALL. It was a great time & so much fun!
March 28, 2014
These are super cute, comfy, and come in 3 colors. The best thing about them?! They're on sale for $20! Score!
These come in a ton of colors (5 to be exact) and I absolutely adore the embellishments on them. So cute, the only problem is deciding which color I like the most!
I bought these last year and wear them constantly! They go with everything and are super comfy! I adore American Eagle flip flops and end up buying a few pairs every summer!
March 27, 2014
If you haven't been a long time reader to this blog, you might not know that we're crazy in our casa.
Not serial killer crazy, but more like fun times always laughing crazy.
My husband has always made me laugh ever since we started dating & Bella is EXACTLY the same. She makes the craziest faces and dances her little booty off in the living room all the time.
Between her & The Hubs, there's never a dull moment.
They really do make me laugh and cheer me up whenever possible.
I'm not really a goofy type person, but I love to dance with them in the middle of the living room when a really good country song comes on.
I feel it's moments like this that make my life what it is.
I know she'll look back on those days and remember how much fun it was to grow up.
I did the same with my parents and remember how great a childhood I had growing up.
I only hope Bella has the same feelings when she's married and a momma!
March 26, 2014
2) I may look cute when I get to the gym because I come straight from work & still have my makeup on, but you better believe that I definitely leave the gym looking like complete crap! My face is red, I'm sweating like crazy, & I could care less. In fact, if I did look good when I was done working out, then I didn't work out hard enough & need to go back for more.
3) I don't pay a lot of $$ for my workout clothes. I get most of them at Target & Old Navy because all I do is work out in them. But my shoes...
My shoes are crazy expensive & I LOVE those damn things!
The Hubs & I both paid an arm & a leg for our running shoes because we know they fit us perfectly & they will last!
One day soon I'll probably give in and get a pair of Nike Dri-Fit capri pants because I heard they're amazeballs, but until then I'm happy in my cheap ass Old Navy workout gear.
4) So even if you can't afford the expensive shoes, clothes, gym membership, grab some sweats and an old t-shirt and get to running around your neighborhood. It's finally starting to warm up enough to get motivated to move!
March 25, 2014
It had me realizing a few things about myself. I'm not as in shape as I should be, but I'm getting there! And the main thing it taught me is how badly your ass can hurt for DAYS. When we got finished with the class we all were saying how badly our legs and butt were burning & I sure felt it all weekend. It's a great 45 minute class that flies by and the only advice I can give you is remember to bring a towel cause ya gonna need it!
It's now become our "group class" and there's around 5 of us that take up the whole back row every Saturday morning! It's so much fun to be able to workout with friends and have a blast while getting fit! Welcome to my Saturday mornings!
March 24, 2014
6) Pour a little cheese over the top and put in the oven for 25 minutes.
7) Remove from oven & pour tomato sauce on top and add the rest of both cheeses.
8) Cook for another 15 minutes.
Hope you love this recipe as much as we did!
It was definitely delicious!
March 21, 2014
I love these because A) they're not so short that 1/2 my ass is hanging out & B) they have just a little tearing to make them interesting. Plus they're boyfriend fit so they won't be super tight around my thighs!
These are so cute! I love the dark color they come in & are cut off's but not overly. These will definitely be bought soon!
These are freakin adorable! I love the lace edging and they're super affordable!!
March 20, 2014
Life has been pretty damn good lately.
Our favorite thing after we read a few books is to get my camera phone out and be silly! I have tons of pics like this of us!
Between getting to spend quality time with my sweet girl to getting to the gym 4-5 times a week, my life is pretty nice right now.
This is what I look like after a 2.5 mile run! Eek!!
The Hubs and I get to have date nights once a month or so & we cherish them completely.
March 19, 2014
Last week I caught the flu. I was layed up on the couch Wednesday evening until Sautrday morning and didn't even think about running. My friends were out running and The Hubs went to the gym while I laid around sulking.
This week I am making up for it and running or working out every day. But during the sick week, I started feeling bad about myself. Mad cause I couldn't run. Fat again even though I couldn't hold food down. (TMI, sorry!) But I kept reminding myself that I am working towards a goal and taking it day by day.
I love the above saying. I LOVE that we as women can lift each other up and support each other in this whole process. I think it's good to have friends who are in the same mentality of working out as you are. Keeps me going knowing that I'm not in this alone.
So, even though I feel depressed sometimes or in a rut I just go for a run.
March 18, 2014
Keep this in mind next time you go for a run and feel like dying afterwards.
You will get better.
March 14, 2014
Do they help? Yes definitely.
Do they cut out the asthma completely when working out? Nope.
So why am I confessing this?
Because I want you to know that working out and running isn't that easy for me.
Like you I dread my runs.
I hate thinking about 1/2 way through my run I'm gonna start feeling like I'm drowning & have to stop for a sec to catch my breath.
I hate knowing that if it weren't for my damn asthma, I might be able to train for a 1/2 marathon like The Hubs did.
I hate thinking that God forbid I get on the treadmill at the gym and bust out with an asthma attack infront of tons of strangers.
What keeps me going?
Knowing that I'm helping myself loose weight, become healthy, and feel better overall inside and out.
Thinking that in high school I was a gymnast and had asthma and was fine, so a little run/weights isn't going to kill me. (Hopefully! Just kidding it won't!)
I might not be at my goal weight, I might not be at my goal running level/distance, but little by little, day by day, I'm getting there.
So can you...
March 12, 2014
If you just put on your workout clothes, shoes, pull your hair back, etc. it'll help you feel much more in tuned to get your ass up working out. I always think do I really want to change & workout?! But right after my workout gear is on, I'm ready to go without a second thought.
March 11, 2014
Every time I go for a run whether it's a mile or 3 miles, I log onto my Nike Run App to log my run. It tells me how far I went, how long I ran, my average mile pace, and it also alerts me during my runs every 1/2 mile I've gone.
But what I love the most about it is you can find your facebook friends and it actually makes it a competition against them! It tracks all of your miles and resets at the 1st of every month. I loved it up until I made 15 friends and have ended up so far in 6th place! (A few of my friends on here ran a 1/2 marathon on March 2nd, so yeah they're gonna kick my ever loving ass this month!)
I love that I'm beating The Hubs as of now! Woo-Hoo!
It also has levels to reach and will change the background color of your app when you hit them. I just hit orange last week & have a long way to go until green, but it makes me feel like I've reached a goal and that I'm being productive during my runs!
March 10, 2014
March 7, 2014
After a 2 mile run yesterday. Don't let the pic fool you, I had rested for a good 20 minutes between finishing my run & taking this picture. Disregard the unmade bed in the background, cause sometimes, that's how I roll...
March 6, 2014
I'm not sure if this top would make me look almost pregnant since it's so flowy, but it's so cute and easy.
This one is a must have for me. Love the beading on it! Also, it comes in all white which is probably what I'd choose over yellow.