Wednesday, November 20, 2013

at least i'm blogging, right?

tonight as i was running on the treadmill at gold's i realized that i check girls out all the time. wow that sounds awful and weird. but i mean i look at a lot of girls and then i judge them. i'm an awful person.. but i'm honest.  and my judging isn't always bad. mostly good actually. i usually compliment them (in my head of course) on how strong and fit they are.  and how i want to look like them one day.  on occasion i say, "she is waaayy too skinny." or "at least i don't have as far as her to go.." which is so rude, cause honestly, i don't know anybody's story.  maybe that girl has already lost 100 lbs and she is kicking butt! i guess it just helps me feel better about myself to know that there are other girls like me out there.  and they are beautiful.  i've been working really hard on losing weight for a long time.  i have finally kicked myself in the butt and decided to become really serious about my diet.  i've always been a gym girl.  i love to workout.  it's my "me" time.  i love working out when i am stressed or in a bad mood because it helps that change very quickly.  i have been eating very healthy.  6 small meals a day.  i just need to get more creative with my dinners so i don't get bored of the same protein and veggie each night.  my husband is wanting to lose some body fat so he is eating these healthy dinners with me.  the other night i made mashed cauliflower.  its suppose to be like mashed potatoes.  it was surprisingly real good. i recommend some garlic or other spices in it so its not just plain.  tonight i made spagehtti squash with grilled chicken and tomatoe sauce.  the tomatoe sauce was just canned diced tomatoes blended up.  i used a canned tomatoe with lime and cilantro in it.  or you can use just plain canned tomatoes and add your own spices or seasonings.  the husband said it tasted like italian meets mexican! who doesn't think that sounds good?! it filled both my husband and i up.  i'm eating exact portions but he ate a little more than i did and he got full! he never gets full. seriously its a promblem. but he realized that he got full on something healthy instead of just eating and eating food that wasn't satisfying.  that was really good for me to hear.  so if you are looking for a healthy, but delicious meal, i suggest you try that one out! i'm losing weight and feeling healthy and happy! here are some pictures of the dinner i made. yummmo!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

a summer adventure.

did i tell you that Collin has been interviewing for internships for this summer? well, he has. and he got an offer for one he really wanted! we are so excited about it.  he will be interning for Goodyear. you know, the tire company.  he is going to be in the HR part of it.  not sure exactly what he will be doing but he will be given two projects to work on and complete this summer.  the best part about this internship is that it is going to take us to Akron, Ohio for the summer! woohoo how exciting for me cause I have never lived outside of Utah.  I am so excited for this summer! Collin grew up in Ohio so he is extremely stoked to go back.  this will also give Collin a greater opportunity to get a full time job there once he graduates.  which would send us back to Ohio for a few years once he is done with school.  kind of scary but very exciting.  so we will be in Ohio for 10-12 weeks.  now I have got to figure out what I am going to do while we are there.  if anyone has any ideas please share them with me! I guess I need to look for some kind of temporary work.  or I could spend all day on pinterest and then actually put all those cooking, crafting, working out, etc. boards to good use! now that would be the life.  but I do think I would get bored after a week or two.  we have been extremely blessed to have this opportunity to go out to Ohio.  I can't wait for our relationship to grow and become stronger.  I know it will when we only have each other to lean on.  we will have to find a furnished apartment to rent since we will be driving out there and won't bring anything but ourselves and our clothes with us.  yikes. that's kind of scary huh?  I can't wait for this new adventure of ours to start! we will be leaving middle of may.  wish us luck!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

it's going to be a party.

what's all this hype about leggings, you ask? well let me tell you. people keep telling me i'm obsessed and they like to tease me about it.  honestly i wouldn't say i'm obsessed. but that i'm passionate about them. does that sound silly? yeah, maybe a little.  but honestly i know i'm not the only girl who has always struggled to find the right leggings.  you know what i'm talking about. every pair is see through when you bend over or sit down. and i'm a normal girl, so my legs rub together when i walk, and you know those leggings that start getting rough and form the little balls of fabric in between your legs? yeah, these leggings don't do that. and they wash up great.  i have finally found leggings that work well with g's and they don't wear out. who wouldn't be excited about that?! therefore, i am passionate about these leggings and i want the world to know how great they are too.

my best friend carlee and i hosted a party last month and we had such a great turn out that the owner asked us to host another party! so we are doing it! its tonight! (details below in pictures.) you won't want to miss it! this will be the last party we throw. with Christmas right around the corner these leggings are a great gift for friends and family.  they also work great for Christmas pj's on Christmas Eve. i know i wear my leggings to bed every night because they are so soft and comfortable. also they will have maxi skirts to choose from if you're not quite into the legging thing.  i know this time i will be getting some maxi's!  hope to see you all there! p.s. there will be cookies, made by yours truly. p.s.s. there is going to be a fabulous sale just for our party! details coming soon on instagram and fb. here are some pictures of the wonderful leggings and maxi's: