And just like that we are at the end of October… Oh geez…
Where has this year gone?! I feel like I just went on a camping trip and next thing I realize that was over 2 months ago! What?! I had all these hopes of losing a decent amount weight before my friends wedding two weeks ago. That didn’t happen lol!
I am going to have an honest and raw moment with you guys. I have gained 30lbs. since my wedding day and I have even gained weight since August! I tried to put a dress on last night that I had worn in August to a friend’s bridal shower. Yeah, it did not end up fitting very well. I got it on but not well! That was a huge wake up call for me. I have never noticed a change that affected my immediate clothes that dramatically. I have worn that dress once so it isn’t like it shrunk or anything.
That being said, I am vowing to you as my readers and to myself that I will live a much healthier lifestyle from here on out! Ski season is coming and in my current condition, I will not be able to really enjoy myself or push as hard as I want to. That is unacceptable. I have dreams of running races, long long races. I can’t do that with my current lifestyle. Something has to give.
From here on out you will most likely see more posts of me trying to achieve that healthy lifestyle I long for. You will see me playing outside and pushing myself in the outdoors. I can’t wait to share my achievements with you and my adventures as well! Hopefully some pups will go along with me so you get to see their cute faces every now and then! Lol! Faelyn is pretty cute to look at 😉
Let’s do this!
Wow, I can’t believe it is already the middle of July! I feel like I just had my birthday yesterday and it has already been over a month! What?! Work has been keeping me busy and such I guess.
To be honest, I am ready for July to be over and August lol. I am ready for the hot weather to go away! I never thought I would say that. I used to be a girl who lived for the warm weather. Then I got huskies and I got older I guess and realized it is just way too hot in the summertime. I love me some spring and fall and especially winter weather! Oh man, who is ready for ski season already?! This girl!!! I feel like I did not get to ride my skis nearly as much as I would have liked to last year.
But before this warm weather ends, I have a huge trip that I want to take first. We have huge news guys! We are going to Hawaii!!! We are going at the end of August! Its our first big trip apart from our honeymoon and without family. Its crazy! I am super excited! I’ve never been and I may not come back! Lol! Although, Colorado is amazingly beautiful! I think Hawaii is going to be super pretty too!
I got a pretty nice scrape on my knee last week mountain biking. Not going to lie I have been pretty proud of it. Lol. It just shows at least to me that I have been pushing a lot harder than I was and that is something I feel like I can be proud of. I am loving mountain biking. I think I found a good alternative during the summer months when I am not skiing. Good thing I am not going for world’s sexiest legs though lol.
How is your summer going? Any big trips? Any fun stories thus far?
We have all heard or made them…
“I would work out, if I did not work so late.”
“I would do laundry if I had more time.”
“If only I had more time.”
“If only I had more money.”
If this and if that. Living a fuller life means stop making excuses. When I started this challenge, I said I was going to try and share ways to live a fuller and healthier life. I have shared some posts about healthier items, but not so much about the fuller. There is so much more to life than sitting around making excuses.
You don’t want to live life and get to the end wishing you had done something differently. Do it now! Find a way and do it now!
There is a guy at work who is planning big trips and he doesn’t want to settle down, he just wants to go out and enjoy life. Go for it! If you are already married, take your significant other with you! Do stuff that you have always wanted to do! Go on hikes, go on dates, just get out and enjoy life!
No more excuses! You are the only one holding you back! No one else.
So, as I mentioned in my previous post, I love to read! I decided to embark on a challenge starting July first to read 52 books (that is one a week) from July 1 2012- July 1, 2013. I have five books on my list. That is only enough to get me through the first month.
If you have any good recommendations that fall under these categories please let me know!
~ Eating In as opposed to Eating out
~ Green Living
~ Living our your Christianity
~ Crocheting (I want to attempt to learn how to crochet I think)
~ Urban gardening
~ Whole foods
Or if you have great suggestions that don’t fall into those categories, I would love to hear those too!
Those just tend to be what I am inclined to lately, but I would love any suggestions!
I am going to put up another page starting July 1st of my reading list (or what I have compiled already) and then after I finish each book I will post my thoughts and maybe even challenges that I got from the book!
Well, the A-Z Challenge is over. I had such a great time posting for the challenge. Would it be bad if I found another challenge to make posts for? I mean I graduate next week and need some fun to do and post about. After I graduate I’m going to have to adjust the about me section. That is exciting! Come the first week of July, I will have tons to post about!
We are moving the first week of July! We are looking at a house at the moment, but it is so hard to check out a house and get things moving to buy the house form half way across the country. You can tell we are new at this whole moving across the country and buying a home deal. I think that is part of the fun though! We are having this adventure together! I honestly would not want to do this adventure with anyone else. I promise to take pictures and post them of our move across the country. It will be so exciting! The packing, the driving, the securing the house, the unpacking, and the making the home my own. This is such an adventure and I honestly can’t wait to take it! Less than two months!
Everything really started settling in yesterday. I finished all of my internship paperwork and it was ready to submit and I realized that I was graduating next week. Four years have led to this and I can’t even believe it is finally here! I have worked super hard for this moment. I have gone through late nights, all nighters, cafeteria food, a 400 page paper, financial obstacles, having to request into classes, and changing a major to get to this moment and it is finally here! Not only is it here for me, but I get to share in this moment with my dad who is walking with me. That is a huge deal for me. He was always pushing me to finish my degree because he had never finished his, and now we get to finish it together! Yay Dad! I couldn’t be more proud.
Tomorrow brings about another day of homework, I am trying to get it all done in the next two days so that I do not have to worry about it all weekend and I do not have to think about it at the beginning of next week either! I want this next week and a half to be more relaxing than stressful so that I can enjoy my graduation and time with my family.
I’ll post more later.