Thursday, May 31, 2012

And the Thunder rolls...

R&R is officially over.

Which means vacation is officially over.

No more sleeping in, no more eating whatever I want ( even in moderation), no more just lounging around.

It's summer, we have plans, and they involve lakes and beaches and watermarks. Those things involve me in a swimsuit.

Now, as I said, I'm not striving to achieve THE perfect body. I'm going for MY perfect body, what I think will be healthy, and beautiful. Because being healthy is MUCH more beautiful than being just 'skinny'.

Now, Mark is off to PT, which means I'm off to do Pilates and Yoga.

P.s. Thunder beat the Spurs.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day One

Today's workout will be very tough. I got very little sleep last night due to our little puppy, so I know my workout is going to kill me later. I'm going to do 45 minutes in the elliptical, as the treadmill here at the fitness center here broke, and after my nap that I'm about to take, I'm going to do some serious Pilates. After I worked out yesterday, I felt so amazing, I'm definitely looking forward to getting back into my workouts. I'm going grocery shopping this afternoon, can't wait to get all my healthy goodies! I'll post up my grocery list and a picture of my goodies later!

I had an email asking what my favorite post workout snack/food/drink is, and I gotta say, I love just plain old Gatorade diluted with water, and a cliff protein bar. Nothing fancy, just enough to keep me full until I get my next real meal. Keep sending in your questions!

Monday, May 21, 2012

A little thing called hope

I love R&R.

Like a lot.

It's been a little over a week since my husband returned home from his deployment, and even though we've been busy moving and with our new puppy, I feel like things are finally back to normal. And with that comes my return to being devoted to my fitness and health. I've been doing a lot of soul searching and thinking. As you know, I've tried a lot of different methods, products, plans, etc. and I've come to this conclusion:

I do not want to have the perfect beach body. I do not want to look airbrushed, or photoshopped, or fake. So with my new train of thought, I've come up with the following new goals:

Drink nothing but water.
Eat healthy.
Work out, zero excuses.
Most importantly, feel good.

It doesn't matter if I'm 145 or 165. If I don't feel good about myself, I'm going to work hard to change it. The last few weeks before Mark came home, I felt insecure, self conscious.. I wasn't comfortable in my skin. That, to me, is unacceptable. I'm going to love who I am.

Those of you who are trying to keep me down, step back. When the world whispers give up, hope whispers to try it one more time.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Wait is FINALLY over! (almost)

So, I'm absolutely tickled pink to announce that this is my final blog post before my sweet husband gets home!


You have no idea how long I've been waiting to say that. I'm so glad I have my first deployment almost under my belt. This has been the most trying, emotionally and physically exhausting thing of my life. I'm so thankful Mark is going to be home, I've missed him to pieces! We have a lot to do the first few days he's back, but the first afternoon, it's all about us.We're going to dinner at this amazing restaurant, then going to see a movie. I'm so excited to just start to get back to our  normal.

Don't worry, don't worry, I will be sure to post up pictures, but it will be a few days before I get to it! Keep sending in the emails, I'll respond to them when we get moved in to our new place.

Have a beautiful evening, ladies, and I'll see you when I see you.


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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The final countdown begins!



No, seriously. I'm excited. I'm down to single. digit. days. to my husband being home.



I have a BEAUTIFUL hotel room reserved, we have dinner reservations, and all I need now is him! And I'm close to having that! Obviously, I'll be MIA for his R&R (two weeks without facebook or a cellphone, anyone?), but once we're back into a somewhat regular schedule (There's a PCS in our nearish future), I'll be posting up daily about my 90 day eating challenge from Blogilates! We're also starting p90X after he takes his Staff Sergeant test (any positive prayers and thoughts in his direction would be GREATLY appreciated!) so we can both get ready for vacation this fall! Going to Maryland so he can do the tough mudder, then to the beach for the rest of the week (including his birthday<3), then doing the USAF 5k that Saturday in Ohio, then it's off to VIVAAAAAA Las Vegas for my 21st birthday! How exciting!

Also, I've gotten several emails asking if I could explain what OPSEC is. Operational SEcurity is probably one of the more important things you should know was a military spouse, especially while he/she is deployed, or anywhere away from home. Basically, you should NEVER EVER post up specific dates, countdowns (i.e. I have 25 days left until Billy Bob comes home), or locations! If you still have questions, feel free to comment or send me more emails, and check out this site, it does a great job of explaining it!

Okay, I really have to get off and do some yoga to calm my self down (butterflies are killing me!) but tell me: what did you wear to your first homecoming?