Monday, January 30, 2012

The Vow

Who doesn't love Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams? I cannot wait for Valentine's Day. Who all is going to see this on opening night? What better day for a movie like this to come out on.

I want to find a love like this. I know God has the perfect man picked out for me. One who's loyal, honest, adventurists, compassionate, easy going, loving, understanding, communicates, trust worthy, willing, supportive, humorous, etc. is that too much to ask for? I sure hope not!


Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Week In Pictures


{My number one girl Haley}

{Look how big Khloe is compared to Dodger}

{This explains it all}


{no I'm not sad just preparing myself to kick butt at the gym}

{I jacked my knee up from running on Sunday so I biked over 6 miles}


{Completely exhausted from a hard day at work}

{Dodger enjoyed his field trip to work with me}


{He seriously never leaves my side. I adore that he protects and loves me so much}

{The only thing I can think that he's thinking is why I'm not outside with him}

{*I guess I forgot to take pictures during the week!*}

{Also great news!!! I'm down 5.5 pounds in 12 days!!!}


Monday, January 23, 2012







{all pictures edited with Instagram, Frametastic & Diptic from my iPhone4}


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Running over the Intercoastal

Friday after work my manager, coordinator and myself decided to tackle the Beach Blvd bridge over the Intercoastal. I'll just start by saying that was probably the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. No joke you guys! This bridge is so steep! Its half a mile one way then half coming back. i ended up jogging up half the bridge then walked to stretch my leg muscles, ran down walked half... you get the picture. I ended up conquering that bridge in 15:48 which isn't too far off from my normal mile. I will say that my quads were throbbing. I seriously thought I was not going to be able to walk the next day. I could barely drive home, made it in the bath to relax those muscles and on the couch I went.

{this picture doesn't do it justice! I promise its a lot steeper than it looks}

This morning when I woke up I was ready to run again. I have no idea what has gotten into me but I love running. Why i've never ran before beats me but I'm so proud of myself for how far I've come. Only 2 weeks left before my big 5k so pray that I can do this.


Friday, January 20, 2012

Another mile in the books

Thursday night was my first time with my personal trainer {neighbor/best friend} since starting to work out again. I worked out my arms, did planks and ran 1.3 miles. I seriously thought I was going to pass out on the treadmill. Lucky for me the people who work at the gym saw my need for scissors so I could cut my sleeves off my shirt. Why I wore a huge shirt to run in & not be able to keep the sleeves rolled up is beyond me. I'm sure people thought I was crazy having the girl cut my sleeves off but it was for their own good or mine to say the least. After that huge ordeal I was ready to run another mile. No kidding. I suffered from 4-8 minutes then once I got over that hump it was like a gold mine from there.

Working out is not a pretty site. I'm talking about red face, sweat rolling down your face, hair soaked, etc. Have I mentioned since I started watching what I'm eating and working out I've lost 3 pounds. Now that's what I'm talking about.

I hope I start to motivate a few of you!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I ran 1 mile without stopping tonight! Grant it I ran 4 mph but I did it in 14:56 ! That's day 4 you guys! Who needs this Couch to 5k app when I'm doing it on my own. I know I'll probably be extremely sore tomorrow considering my quads are killing me now but I'm ok with that. I do need to figure out the best shoes to get. I run flat footed and at half a mile I could feel pins in my arches. Any suggestions about shoes!

I'm on the way to a 5k. Sorry I'm talking about this so much but this is my life and my blog. I hope I can motivate others to get out and run! It's seriously a high. I feel so proud of myself for what I've accomplished so far.

That is all!

Must get skinny again

I have a confession to make!


I've gained all my weight back that I lost last spring! Shocker? Not for me. In the midst of working out I met a guy, C, pretty much quit working out although we rekindled at the gym. I went to high school with C except he graduated 2 years before me. I ended up losing 23 pounds, was able to fit into my bridesmaid dress for my best friends wedding in June then started to notice I was gaining those pounds back. So now I'm back to square one and needing to lose weight because y'all my SISTER IS GETTING MARRIED!!!!!!

She got engaged on thanksgiving and I couldn't be more ecstatic for her, H & R!!! She's getting married in May 2012 and once again I need to get skinny before her big day!

I started working out again but not only just trying to lose weight. I want to run a 5k!!! My neighbor/best friend {a girl can never have too many BFFs} runs 5k and 10k races almost every other weekend. Y'all remember Amber right? She was working out with me the first time to lose all her baby weight. Let me tell you.... She is hot! I'm not kidding either. Every time I see her I think that I should/would've looked like that if I just kept going to the gym. But no I was dumb, found a guy I was interested in and gave up the gym along with the healthy lifestyle I was living.

This past Sunday I started running in my neighbor to train for this 5k I already registered myself to run on February 4. I ran/walked 1.17 miles in 17:36 minutes. To me thats not bad considering I HATE running! I can't figure out how to breath and run at the same! Then I get aggravated about being breathless and stop running. I'm determined to run the entire 5k no matter what. If it takes me and hour to run it I'll take it! But Tuesday night I went running with Dodger and ran further without stopping to walk than the first night plus I ran a mile faster! Who cares if Dodger was pulling me the entire time at least I kept running!

So here's to getting skinny before May and running my first 5k in less than 3 weeks and counting!
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