Monday, July 30, 2012

Goodbye, July!

I can't believe July is already over! Feels like it just started! With the end of July comes the beginning of my favorite and busiest time of year: fall. I know it doesn't start for a while still on the calendar, but August = school = fall to me. Always has!

August in particular will be hectic! My hubby finds out whether he made Staff Sergeant or not. I have the utmost confidence in him! He also starts ALS,or Airman Leadership School, later this week, so we'll both be pretty busy!

Along with that business, a friend from college and I decided to do a weight loss program together starting August 1, though im really starting today. It's the 90 Day Challenge from Blogilates. She gives you everything you need, fan entire meal plan, and workout schedule. The meal plan is extremely strict, so I decided I'm going to alter it slightly because I've come to a decision. I don't want to get to my next goal weight by using all meal replacements or crazy strict diets. I want to be able to have a realistic meal plan that I can follow all the time, not just for 90 days. I'll do her meal plan for probably the first half, then gradually add back in whole grains, more fruits, things like that.I'll wait to post the before pictures until she actually starts too, but I can't wait to see the results we achieve! And this is perfect timing! I was wanting to try and get at least part of my goal before the Air Force Ball in September, and I'm positive that I will with this plan! The best part is, you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for it or expensive products because you're just eating clean foods. Don't get me wrong, I love my It Works protein shake, but I know some of you are moms, and I know he start of school is always a tighter time of year for the budget.

Please let me know if you have any questions!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Another Day, another workout, another TDY


It just SOUNDS unpleasant. I've never been a fan of Mondays. Especially not this one, where I had to wake up unbelievably early to drop hubs off at the squadron for his TDY. Hated being up early, and haaaattteeee it when he leaves. It is part of the life, however, so I'll just push on as always.

I'm about to go do Pilates. As y'all know, I'm a big fan of Pop Pilates. If you haven't heard if them before, search on YouTube. They're an amazing workout. The shorter ones are great to do throughout the day if you don't have a lot of time, but I adore the longer ones. I have a goal in mind, ands good timeframe to achieve it, so we'll see if I actually can!

Something I wanted to mention. I went for a jog the other day after work, and saw something funny; this woman was 'running', but stopped literally every few feet to fix her hair and adjust her top.

1. Always wear something you don't have to fiddle with while you're working out.

2. If you're thinking about your hair, your not focusing in your workout/form, and could more easily trip and fall. Which she almost did.
And besides..

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Quick review/update

Sorry it's been so long since I've written a post! Things have been kind of cwazy! We've been busy unpacking, hubby tested for SSgt, and he's fixing to leave in a TDY right before ALS! And to top it all off, I got a job at te flower shop here on base! Those of you who know me know how much I adore flowers, and I'm very excited to have the opportunity to learn to do arrangements! I've been working out some where I can, but this week starts back into the grind. I'll be attending Zumba again, and hopefully getting plenty of walking and running in as well!

As y'all know, summers in Oklahoma are miserable. It's hot and windy, or hot with no wind, windy and humid.. It just goes on, and when you're a woman who wears makeup, forget it. It melts off your face after maybe an hour or two. It's frustrating, and after living here for almost 21 years now, I accepted that I would never be able to wear foundation in the summer, and that I was destined to look blotchy forever.


Garnier released a product right before hubs came home from the sand box, called Garnier Skin Renew Miracle skin perfector B.B. cream. I thought I'd give it a try.

Oh my lanta.
I am addicted. It works just like a cream foundation, but it's not heavy or cakey, it covers up all my redness and blemishes, and it does miracles for under eye shadows! This is all I wear. No foundation, no powder, just this, eyeliner, and mascara. I'll post up a before and after picture tomorrow, but it's amazing, and it's a huge time saver! It's all steps in one: moisturizer, SPF, foundation, everything. And a little goes a long way so it's very cost effective, especially at $6! It comes in light/medium or dark, and I use the light/medium one. If you're still searching for something like his, especially for summer, though I'll be using this ALL year, I highly recommend it!

I'll do another post tomorrow with the picture, and also with what my workout tomorrow consists of! Please keep emailing and commenting if you have anything you want me to discuss!