Thursday, April 26, 2012

Crazy Train is now boarding!

Whew! What a crazy crazy week! I've been monitoring state testing up at my old high school, packing to move back down to the city, then just trying to survive the rest of this deployment! So happy that it's almost over!

I feel so drained this morning, but I still managed to get up and get my butt out to run! I'm so excited to move down to our new place! We have a fitness center in the complex, I'll have a ton of room for my old dance barre (I'm planning on getting back into dance shape!) and, since we have a deck, I'll be able to do my Pilates and yoga OUTSIDE! :) so excited! Mark and I are writing up our grocery list as well so we can get our stuff as soon as I get the kitchen cleaned up how I want it, and I'll be starting the 90 day eating challenge from Blogilates! Very ready to get our lives back on track after he gets home!

I gotta run some errands, so have a beautiful day y'all!

Monday, April 23, 2012

I've been getting a lot of questions about what has inspired me to keep working out and getting healthy, even when I don't always see the results I want as soon as I want them. My friend tori asked the same question in the fitness group we are in. My answer?     If you put in what you've always put in, you'll get what you've always gotten.  I'm putting more into, investing more time and energy into myself for a better tomorrow because I want to be able to run around with my kids and grand kids. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I had such a crazy day! Went to OKC, took care of the title for Mark's new motorcycle, (pictures coming soon!) then went on a pre-homecoming shopping spree! :) A little girl time with my best friend, Nat, was MUCH needed. So, onto today's topic: confidence. Today, as I was shopping at Victoria's Secret, I realized something that my husband, best friend, and family have been trying to tell me for the last few..well, forever: I am REALLY good looking! As some of you who know me and have been following my old blog for a while know, I've been on a weight loss journey. Today as I looked in the mirror at the store, I finally saw just how far I've come, and for the first time EVER, I strutted out of that store, head held high, because for the first time in a long time, I felt beautiful, unstoppable, confident. And ladies, let me tell ya; that's a great feeling, one that I hope you all feel constantly, because y'all are BEAUTIFUL, inside and out.

 So before I show y'all my hubby's bike, I leave you with one of my favorite quotes: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” - Marianne Williamson

 Okay, now before I go, I have to show you guys the bike.  We got a great deal on it, and I can't tell y'all how happy it makes me to see how excited my husband is about his new toy! :)


The blue wasn't my favorite at first, but I love it so much now! I can't wait until Mark gets home to ride it! :)

Alright ladies, I'm going to go watch Confessions of a Shopaholic, and relax! Have a beautiful evening!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Quick facial mask recipe

Hey ladies, I'm fixing to get off for the night because it's about time for my husband to get on Skype, but wanted to share a recipe for a peel off facial mask my mom came up with. It's super simple, and while there are a lot of variations that I'll share later on with green tea and such, this is the quickest and simplest. It's a teaspoon of plain gelatin, mixed with a teaspoon of milk. You mix it, then microwave it until its thick like an egg yolk, then apply it. It's AMAZING. I'm fixing to make my own :) have a beautiful night ladies!
Let me start by saying that I'M SO EXCITED to be on this new site! Big shout out to my dear friend Tori for suggesting it! I hope those of you who have followed me so far will continue to do so as I continue my little adventures and share more tips and tricks with you! I have been and will be VERY busy in the nest few weeks preparing for my hubby's homecoming after so many months apart! I finally re-started the 30 day shred this morning after slacking off this weekend, and I definitely feel the burn! Just like on the old site, I'll be sharing recipes, crafts, and tips for you other military spouses! Please continue to send in questions and requests!