2017 · Personal

Why September 2017 Was Awesome + Goals

September 2017

It’s the start of a new month which means it’s time to talk about the last month, which means multiple posts wrapping up the previous month, this time we start with my overall wrap-up of the month of September and my goals for the month of October. I can’t believe it’s already October again, this year seems to be flying by, the month of September was gone so quickly, it was like a blink of an eye.

September wasn’t a particularly exciting month but it was a pretty busy month, which I think is some of the reason why it seemed to have gone by super quickly. The only thing that I can think of off the top of my head that was somewhat exciting this month was that I turned 24 during the month of September, which you can read all about here, that way I don’t bore anyone who has already read all about my birthday. I had a really great day.

Another thing that is somewhat exciting is I got my wedding dress back, it’s all altered and fits perfectly, I’m super happy that I decided to let it out a little bit instead of trying to fit in it, which I’m sure I could have, but now it fits pretty comfortably and I’m not itching to take it off. So, even if I actually do lose some weight, I will fit in it if I don’t as well which is nice. I did sit in it for the first time and I really can’t bend and there is so much fluff around me, but still, I’m happy with it and very excited to wear it shortly.

I’ve been working a lot this month, working a lot on my blog, cleaning and just the usual things really, there isn’t a whole lot of exciting things going on. As I’ve said probably way too many times, I’m pretty boring but I still like to keep up with things here in case there ever is something exciting for me to list.

Now, to talk a little bit about my goals from last month and how they went, let’s start with Driving, which is something I failed at yet again. I do not know what is wrong with me but I just don’t ever drive, I really need to push myself to drive more often but September wasn’t a good month for that apparently. Getting Ahead With My Reading Challenge, I’m so disappointed in myself, I was ahead for most of this month but as of right now I am on track, which is better than being behind but I was hoping to get ahead. Social Media, is something I think I’m endless going to be working on better myself at, but I think I’m doing alright with this one. Losing Weight I was doing so good, I had lost four pounds since the middle of August, as of the middle of September, but I fell off a bit and I’ve gained a little bit of the weight back so I have lost some but I’m not where I wanted to be. It’s just nice to have finally seen some change on the scale. Decluttering, I have done a really good job at this, I went through all of my makeup and now I’m working on going through it once more, a little more in depth this time.

Drive More. This one is returning because it is something that I really need to do and it’s going to be here until I actually start doing it, here’s to hoping October is the month of driving for me.

Read Five Books This Month. I want to challenge myself a little bit, though I did just get a bunch of graphic novels for my birthday so I’m not sure how much of a challenge it will really be, I want to read five books, which should put me ahead one book at the end of October.

Lose Five Pounds. This goal is back, it’s not the end of the world if I don’t and I’m not super focused on it, but I would love to lose five pounds this month.

Get Back To Working Out. I have fallen off the wagon a little bit during September, so it’s time to refocus and get back to working out six days a week, I know I have it in me, I just have to get back to it.

Continue Decluttering. I want to continue on with the decluttering and have a really in-depth look at my wardrobe this month, it might take some time but I’ve got all of October to finish it which I think will be plenty of time.

No Buy. I already know that I’m going to fail this, but then again maybe I won’t, I probably will but either way I’m going to attempt a no buy for the month and at the very least I’m hopefully going to fall into the category of a low buy.

Relax. I want to make sure to make time for myself to relax, so I’m hoping to do this once a week and hoping that it will help me out in the long run, because sometimes I just really feel overwhelmed and need to remind myself it’s okay to slow down.

And those are all of my goals for October, I think I did alright with my September ones and I think I’m going to crush the October ones, I can just feel it already. Here’s to a fabulous October!

How did September treat you guys?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Personal

Follow Me Around: 24th Birthday

Follow Me-24th Birthday

I’m not sure if you guys knew this or not but my birthday was recent, which you may have known by the fact that I posted my 24th birthday haul this past Sunday, or the fact that I talked about it on social media. I really enjoy my birthday usually and am completely fine with talking about it, I did try to keep the birthday posts to a minimum though, so that’s why this is going to be my last birthday post, plus I’m not really sure what else I would blog about.

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I had two days off of work, the Wednesday before my birthday and my actual birthday. I had the Wednesday off because I had a wedding dress fitting and we had a couple of other things to do, so we just took the whole day off, which was nice. As you can see in the photo to the left, I wore a really cute outfit on Wednesday that I was super happy with. This was taken in the Old Navy dressing room, which was one of the stops that day as I had some super cash to spend, which I did of course. I am a shopaholic after all. But we started our day out by going to Old Navy, they were closed so we ended up going to the suit place, but they asked us to come back later so we hopped over and had lunch. Then we went and dealt with my dress, came back and got my fiance a suit, went and did some shopping, had a birthday dinner on Wednesday and came home. So, the day before my birthday was pretty fun. But, now on to the actual day.
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I just had to share this photo, I had the day off so that meant that I had plenty of time to play with makeup, so since I had time and it was with my birthday. So, since I had all the time and it was my birthday I decided to play with glitter, something I’ve never done before but something I am super happy I played with because now I’m not so scared of it, however, glitter does get everywhere after you apply glitter, which I guess is to be expected.

After getting ready our first stop for the morning was to go bowling, which was super fun and I will insert a couple of photos from right below this.

We played three games in total, I lost the first one by a little bit, the second game we both were really terrible at and that photo above is from the third game, which is the only one I won and probably the best I’ve ever done at bowling.

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After we went bowling, we headed over to get my fiance a button up shirt for the wedding, he has just recently started getting what he’s going to wear together and so far we have a shirt, suit and shoes. I think the only two things left are suspenders and a tie, so nothing too serious I think. We then drove around the outlets for a few minutes, I looked around and didn’t really see anywhere that I just had to go, so we left the outlets.

Lunch was our next stop, we debated for a few minutes and ended up at Olive Garden, not my all-time favorite place but neither of us have had pasta in probably three weeks at least, so I think we were both itching to eat some pasta, hence how we ended up here. I left very full of pasta, salad, and breadsticks and I’m super happy about that.

20170914_124559The next stop was a complete surprise to me and something that I’ve always wanted to do, we went to a Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop, I love ice cream, I love Ben & Jerry’s and I always wanted to go to an actual shop. That might be a little weird but I also don’t really care, I was excited and it was a really great expirence. I got salted caramel blondie in a waffle cone, the ice cream was fantastic and the waffle cone was so good. We were going to sit on the river and eat our ice cream but it started to rain, so instead we sat in the parking lot and watched a bridge opening from afar, which was kind of interesting to see.

After ice cream we headed home, popping into our work for just a few minutes so we could look at the floral arrangement our florist sent as a trial for the wedding centerpieces. A little too much yellow for us, but very pretty, as you will see in the photo below.

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The next stop was just hanging out in our apartment, taking a trip up to the in-laws new house, then coming back to their current home where we opened gifts, had chick fil a and cheesecake.

So, overall a really good birthday, one of the best ones I’ve ever had I think. I had lots of fun, hung out with some of my favorite people and ate a ton of food, which to me equals a pretty damn good day. Plus I wasn’t at work and got to play with glitter, something I don’t do nearly enough.

What was your favorite birthday?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Personal

24th Birthday Haul!

24 birthday haul

It was my birthday recently, my birthday was this past Thursday, which was September the 14th. And because of that I’ve decided to share a little birthday haul with you guys, I will say that I did not end up photographing enough things, but I didn’t really want to dig through my dirty laundry and I’m also not the best at photographing clothes. Anyway, let’s just jump into a fun little birthday haul!

PSX_20170916_054524My fiance may have gone a little book crazy this birthday, not that I mind because I love reading and I don’t think you can ever have enough graphic novels. He got me the Gravity Falls Coloring Book, In Real Life, This One Summer, Anya’s Ghost, Rat Queens Vol. 1, Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine Vol.1, and then my sister sent me The Art of Tangled. So, it looks like I have some reading to do! Now, to talk about a couple of things that I didn’t photograph. This birthday I got a lot of boots, which is pretty standard for me, I love boots and my birthday is right around the time boot weather starts. My parents sent me these cool chunky black booties, which I may or may not return because I asked for them but they may be a little out of my comfort zone. I also got a pair of booties with some buckles, they are super cute and I’m excited to wear those. My fiance also got me a pair of winter boots, I am from Florida, have never had to have a pair of winter boots so I’ve been making due this past year, which luckily it doesn’t snow too much here so I haven’t had to worry about it too much yet, but now I have a pair of winter boots.

PSX_20170916_054755Just a  little bit more reading material, the newest Zodiac Starforce Comic, I have the first four and I’m so excited that they’re going to release more because I love me some magical girls! I also got a couple ILNP polishes in the shades Mega and Juliette, I am super excited about these and probably going to paint my nails one of these soon, I’m very jazzed about sparkly nail polish. I also got another Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in the shade Kitten Karma, I love these so much and they are also so sparkly, so excited to play with this one! My family sent my a cape! it was the cape that was recently featured in my 24th Birthday Wishlist, it’s longer than I expected but I’m excited to have it and try it out.  My sister also sent me the hair waver thing, I have already used that once and quite like it, it’s pretty interesting and isn’t that out there in terms of what it does to my hair, so I’m happy with that.

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I got this super adorable Mabel funko pop from Gravity Falls, I also got a little Sailor Venus figure, both of these things are now sitting on my bookshelf. My sister sent me a couple of cool tee’s, one of which is a Sailor Moon Crystal tee and the other is a little mermaid one, they are both super soft. I picked up a few things from Old Navy, but not sure those really count as gifts seeing as I bought them myself, haha. I got the dark green dress that I think will look great for the fall time. I also got the Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream, which I am very jazzed about as I had a sample of this product and loved it. My fiance also gave me that purse from my birthday wishlist, which I had never seen in person and might be a little bit too small for me to carry around. He bought me some Happy Hippos as well, which are super tasty. And the last thing, which I was not expecting or even really thinking about, is a Nutribullet, which I am really excited about.

And that’s pretty much everything I think if I’m missing anything then I’ll share it later or I won’t share it, depends on what it is I guess. I also have a birthday gift from my best friend coming, but that is something that I decided not to wait for because I had my schedule all planned out. I’m super lucky to be surrounded by such great people and I had a really fantastic birthday! I’m super grateful to have such great people in my life. Also, when I say, my fiance, I also mean his parents, they kind of went in together on my gifts, I just forgot to mention them because I don’t really know what’s from who.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Getting into Shape · Personal

Healthy Update: September 2017!

Health Update-September 2017

I am doing seasonal healthy updates this year, last year I post every month for a  while there and it just became a lot of the same time after time, so this year I didn’t want to do that. Which is how we got here, me updating you guys once every three months and really keeping track of my own progress. The last time I updated was in June, in case you were curious, and I think a fair amount has changed since the last update.

My workout routine has shifted once again, but I guess that’s to be expected to some degree. At this moment in time, I am working out six days a week and have been for the last three weeks. I run three days a week and workout at home the other three days, originally I ran on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, then on Thursday I worked on my arms, Saturday my middle basically and Monday my legs, however, I have changed Monday to more of a full body thing as I find I don’t really need to focus in on my legs that much with all the running that I have been doing. So, that is my current routine until further notice. And of course, I take days off from time to time because six days is a lot.

As for eating better, I have been working on that and over the past three weeks I have really buckled down and started eating better, it took me way too long to get to the food part but I’m doing better and that’s all that really matters. I’ve cut out most dessert, sometimes I’ll have it but not as often at all, I’ve also started bringing my lunch to work more and eating out a lot less. I’ve been working out and working out, while I’ve noticed changes physically I haven’t noticed any on the scale, but these past few weeks of eating better have made it so it shows on the scale some, which is really nice. I understand numbers don’t matter but it is nice to see some change in my weight.

Along with working out more and eating better I have inadvertently gotten on a really good sleep schedule, where I usually go to be between 9 and 10 and then wake up between 5:30 and 7, just depending on when I went to bed and such. This is a great new habit as getting a great nights sleep is really nice and has really energized me even more. So, at this point, I am basically bouncing off of the walls, except for when I get sleepy, then I just crash.

Another thing is that I have built up a lot of muscle I find, nothing impressive or crazy, but considering I started this journey at the beginning of the year with Jello arms and now I have arm muscles you can actually notice, I’m really happy with that.

So, overall I am really happy at this point in this check in and am excited to keep going and getting into better shape.

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And I’ve decided to add a little progress picture, mostly because I can. The left photo was taken some time in March I believe and the right was taken this past Sunday, I can see a fair amount of change, and while I’m not quite where I want to be yet, I am super happy with the progress I am making. The legs especially.

Are you guys currently on a fitness journey as well? And if so, how is it going?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Personal · Wishlist

24th Birthday Wishlist!

Birthday Wishlist
If you didn’t know my birthday is coming up, I feel a little bit childish being excited about my birthday, but damn it I am excited. I will be turning 24 this year, which you may have been able to tell by the title, and I have a few posts planned, not too many as I didn’t want to be obnoxious plus I couldn’t really come up with more than the three that I had, so there’s that. Anyway, my birthday is next Thursday, September the 14th, so today I’m going to share a little wishlist, let’s just get right on into it!
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Why August 2017 Was Awesome + Goals

Why August WasAwesome!

Another month over, I can’t believe it but I am excited to say goodbye to October and hello to September, mostly because it’s my birthday month and that really excites me. I guess this month technically isn’t over yet, but it’s close enough as it’s the last day. Anyway, let’s just get right on into talking about the month of August.

I think the most exciting thing that I can think of that happened during the month of August was that I went to get my wedding dress altered, which is both exciting and sad, but I don’t really want to talk about the sad part right now, maybe I’ll mention it in my healthy update or maybe I’ll mention it in my monthly wrap up for September. But, anyway, it’s exciting because that means it’s not six inches too long anymore and that’s a great thing, I go back the day before my birthday to make sure everything fits and looks the way I want it to, which is very exciting and I’m hoping everything is perfect, I’m sure it will be but I’m hoping for it all to be perfect still.

Something fun we did recently was we went bowling and mini golfing in this month, maybe it’s a little bit childish but I really enjoy doing both of these things. I beat my fiance at bowling, which is a rare occurrence as I am not that great of a bowler and if I’m being honest, that was a really satisfying moment.

Other than that I’m not really sure there’s been much going on in my life this past month, we did get together flowers for the wedding sorted out, I guess that’s a thing that should be featured in a post. We haven’t seen them yet but we are getting a sample arrangement put together sometime during the month of September, probably close to my birthday, which is exciting. Other than that my month has been all blogging, working and trying to focus on getting in better shape and such.

I did now have a header on the blog! In case you guys didn’t see, it’s very simple but I personally like that and am pretty happy with it. I’m also updating my images I use to pin, so that should be pretty exciting but that’s more of a next month thing than it is this month one.

Let’s talk about last months goals and how they went. Let’s start with my No Buy, that did not go as well as expected, I was doing really well until the Ulta platinum appreciation event where there were a lot of things that were 10x the points and the rest were 5x, it’s safe to say that I have some new things to play with that you guys will see later on and have a ton of points, but other than that day I broke my no buy one other time which I think was pretty good. I think something else I’ve done really well with is my Social Media, I don’t think I am quite where I want to be with it, nor as active as I might want to be but I think I’ve gotten more active and have taken a couple big steps in the right direction. Driving More this is the one that I have failed at over the past month, I haven’t driven at all, so this is something I’m still going to have to work on. 250 Followers, this might have been me biting off a more than I could chew because I did not get here this month, however, I did hit over 200 followers this past month and I’m happy about that. Thank you guys for that! And the last one is my Reading Challenge, I did not get ahead like I had really wanted to but I have caught up and I am really happy about that, I didn’t like falling behind.

Driving More. I failed miserably at this one last month so this is one that I want to bring back because this really needs to happen.

Getting Ahead With My Reading Challenge. It’s nice being caught up but I really like being ahead, just incase things get hectic later in the year as I really want to finish this reading challenge, I want to be able to say I read a book a week in 2017.

Social Media. Of course, this is back on here as well, but I do want to work on this one a little bit, I have some room for improvement and I think I’m almost there.

Losing Weight. I am not going to beat myself up if I don’t reach this goal, but I would love to lose five pounds by the end of September, which honestly seems like a really easy goal, especially if I stick to the track I’m on.

Decluttering. I have so much makeup and if I’m being honest I’m always getting new stuff, so during the month of September I am really hoping to do a bunch of going through my stuff and getting rid of some things, which means there may be a blog post about that sometime in October.

And that was everything about August and everything I’m hoping to accomplish in the month of September, I guess we’ll see how it all went next month!

What was your favorite part of August?

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Why July 2017 Was Awesome + Goals

Why July 2017Was Awesome

It’s August and I’m excited but also not excited, August is probably the month that I like the least, summer is coming to an end, there’s nothing fun going on during the month usually and it’s the month before my birthday so I’m just not typically into the month of August. I hope this one is great and fantastic, I’m trying to go into it with optimism and I do have some fun things planned this month, but we’ll see. This post isn’t about August though, it’s about July, today I will be recapping the month of July and setting some goals for August.

July went by really quickly but at the same time it kind of felt like it went on forever if that makes any sense at all, but that’s what it felt like to me. I have been a busy bee this month, between work, working out and blogging, it’s just felt like a lot. I think everything is starting to catch up with me some, I’ve even taken a Saturday off this month and still feel like I’m so behind on so many things. I hope this overwhelmed feeling goes away soon because it is annoying and not I guess I’ll have to learn to live with it or manage my time a little bit better.

Not a whole lot has gone on during the month of July in my personal life, I haven’t really done anything particularly exciting recently like I’m trying to think of something to update you guys one and not much really comes to mind. We have spoken with a florist for the wedding, we have an idea of what we want but we have to do a little homework and then go back to her to really nail things down. This has probably been my least favorite thing we’re doing but it’s got to be done. I saw Spiderman this month as well, I enjoyed it but that’s nothing overly exciting. Overall, I think July was a busy month, boring but busy.

Adding goals to these posts are something that I started doing last month, it’s something I’m still testing out but it’s something that I’m liking so far and want to keep doing, so I will. First I want to talk about last months goals. No Buy. I failed at this, I don’t think I did too bad, I scaled back my spending a lot but I for sure broke this. At least I did better than I usually do. Eating Better I think I said this last month but this is really a never-ending thing I think, but I still think I did alright and have been improving and I’m pretty happy with that. Continuing To Beat My Monthly Views I did complete this and I really want to continue to do this, I just always want to grow my blog, but we’ll see how long I can keep that up for. Now to talk a little about what I’m hoping to accomplish in the month of August.

No Buy. I’m wanting to attempt this, I want to not purchase anything makeup related for the entire month of August, I would say until my birthday in the middle of September but I know the Ulta 21 Days of beauty is coming and I have no self-control there. Well, I can have some but

Social Media. I really want to start really focusing more on my social media, I’m probably in need of a drastic overhaul of all of them, however, I think I’m going to start with Pinterest since it’s the most neglected of all the social media for me.

Start  Driving More. This might be random but it’s a personal thing that I really want to do. I hardly ever drive and I’m not a bad driver, I’m just not a seasoned driver so I really need to work on this.

I Want To Hit 250 Followers. This may seem like a small number to some but this is a pretty big one for me, I’m really close to 200 so making that my goal would be way too easy, which means that of course, I have to make the goal 250. It’s more realistic but it’s not a small task.

Catch Up On My Reading Challenge. I am two books behind and by the end of August I’d really like to be ahead again, or at the very least caught up.

And I think that’s everything that I’m going to set for myself in this month, more then last month but nothing that I don’t think I can handle. So here’s to hoping that August is successful.

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2017 · Personal · This month was awesome

Why June 2017 Was Awesome + Goals

Why June 2017Was Awesome

I’m sure everyone is tired of hearing this by now, but I can’t believe another month has gone by, this one disappeared in a blink of the eye, and to make it worse the year is already half way over. How in the hell did that happen? I’m not sure but I don’t really think there is much that I can do about it. I’m honestly not really surprised that this month went by so quickly, I have been busy, which I think may be clear by the fact that I am writing this the evening of June 29th and I still don’t have a July schedule for the blog ready. Usually, I have that done the first week of the previous month, but nope not yet, I’m hoping to catch up on a bunch of stuff this weekend. We’ll see how that goes.

Anyway, let’s get into talking about the busy month of June, at the beginning of the month I flew back home! Which means Orlando Florida, it was really weird being apart from my fiance seeing as we’ve spent pretty much an entire year and a half together, but it was still fun and I’m super happy I went. When I went it rained pretty much the entire week, which seemed about right but once again I still had fun. The rain did ruin some of my plans, as you could expect, I planned on going to the beach and I didn’t get to go, I also didn’t get to go outlet shopping but that wasn’t as big of a deal. I am very sad I didn’t get to go to the beach, sure there are beaches near where I live but they aren’t Florida beaches.

I did get to do some shopping, hang out with my family and some friends, ate a ton of my favorite foods that I can’t get in Virginia and had an all around a great time. Also, I went to Disney World! That was super exciting and really fun, I went with a good friend of mine and it was a great day. It did rain for a little bit but we timed it perfectly and had lunch when it was raining. We rode some rides, saw a few shows and of course I picked up a bag of cotton candy.

Once I got home I’m not sure what happened, but I was super busy at work and just have barely had time to catch up on blog things, I’ve kept up with everything else that I’m doing pretty well and while I’ve kept up with all the posts on here, I’ve been writing the day before for a little while. I’m hoping everything calms down a little bit and I can get some of my stuff together, but we’ll see.

Now, I’m going to talk about something that I don’t usually do in this post but am thinking about doing from now on, that is talking about my goals for the upcoming month. This seemed like a good idea and something that I wanted to try out, some months I may have a bunch of goals and others I may have only one but I plan on doing this at the bottom of each months post. So now let’s talk about some goals I have for the month of July.

No Buy. This is something that I plan on setting for myself and hopefully, I’ll be able to do it. I’ve got too much stuff and have purchased a ton this month, so for July I’m going to try not to purchase anything, with the exception of one sale I am going to. Already breaking my no buy, but does it really count if I say it beforehand as an exception?

Eating Better. This is still something that I am struggling with and I really want to complete this, even though I’m not sure there is really completing this. I’m hopefully going to focus in on this one.

I want to continue beating my previous months views. I think this one is pretty straightforward, every month this year my blog has grown and each month I get more views then the last one. I plan on going back to posting four times a week instead of five, mostly because five was very difficult, sure I have tons of ideas but keeping up with things was hard so I think four days a week will be plenty. I’m hoping to keep up with my views growing, I’m a little nervous with less posts next month but we’ll see.

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Travel Diary: Florida 2017

I Went To Florida!

If you follow me on social media or if you’ve seen my post about my travel makeup bag, then you are probably aware that I was in Florida for a little bit this past week, and because of that, I’ve decided to share my trip with you, which unsurprisingly I did not take enough pictures of so I will not be sharing pictures in this blog post, instead just chatting about my trip. So, let’s get on with the Florida trip.

I got in on Wednesday last week, had a pretty boring flight and planned on surprising my family as no one knew I was in the state, except for a couple of friends, one of which was picking me up. We completely surprised my mom and sister, they didn’t see it coming at all and it was really fantastic and quite funny if you ask me. We also surprised my dad but, him being him, was not as excited, granted I still think he was excited to see me he just didn’t show it as much.

I had plans to hang out with a friend and meet her baby on Thursday, which we did and that took up most of that day, so that was my second day in Florida after my first of surprising.

The Friday that I was there I was supposed to go to the beach, which we decided not to since it was supposed to rain the week that I was there, but of course, it didn’t rain the slightest bit on that day and it was the perfect weather for the beach. I couldn’t get anyone up and ready to go with me in a timely manner so I gave up on the quest and instead we went shopping. That was fun and of course, I got some new things, which you will see in an upcoming haul, nothing too much but a few things.

My big day was Saturday, that was the day that a good friend of mine took me to Disneyworld, which is always fun and of course on that day it was fun too. We went on a few rides, met a few characters, had a lot of fun and walked a ton. Overall, it was a really fun day and I would love to do it again the next time I’m in Florida, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens with that.

Sunday was my last day in Florida and the only full day I had that I didn’t plan a single thing for, mostly because my dad only has that day off fully so I wanted to be able to spend time with him, plus it was my last day in Florida and I didn’t want to overwhelm myself. We ended up doing a tiny bit of shopping, getting cupcakes and then coming home and just hanging out, which was honestly really fun and enjoyable. I got to watch American Pickers which I quite enjoy and never get to watch since we don’t have the channel it comes on.

And on Monday I packed up my things and headed back to Virginia. I missed here, I missed my fiancee and my cats, but it was nice to go to Florida and see my family, so I’m really glad that I did that as overall it was a really good trip and I enjoyed it.

Have you guys gone anywhere fun recently?

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Healthy Update: June 2017

Healthy Update-June 2017

A few months ago I talked about doing seasonal healthy updates, I did the first one back in March and now it’s June so I figured it was time to do another update, the season does change this month and it has been three months, so here I am with another update on how I’m doing.

The last time I posted I had been working out for about a month in a half and has just started a 100 workout challenge with my friend, a fair amount has changed since then. I am still working out but I have given up on that challenge, it was hard and something that just kind of seemed stupid. What I’m doing now is working out five days a week, this is my second month doing that, two days a week I run and three days a week I workout at home doing weights and things. Occasionally I will switch it up and run three days and workout here 2 days but not very often.

This is my fifth month of working out, I’ve had a few days here and there that I’ve missed a workout, but I think that is bound to happen and that’s alright. I’m really proud of myself for committing to this and I’m still going, I’m at a point where I’m not sure if I’m ever going to really fall off this wagon, but I guess at this point I’ll just have to wait and see.

I’m working on eating better now too, which is something that I am finding a little bit harder, but it is something that I am trying to buckle down on and focus. I’ve also taken some photos of a little grocery haul I had a few weeks ago and I figured I’d share it in this post, it just made sense to me and seemed to fit pretty well. So, here it is!

 

I have not lost any weight yet, which is a little bit annoying but I have been taking measurements and I’ve lost some there, which I am more than happy to take. I’ve also noticed a lot more muscle on my body, well a lot for me, especially in the arm area. I know it’s not all about appearance but I just wanted to talk about that a little bit.

I’m feeling really good, both physically and mentally, my body is feeling stronger and I’m a little bit more energetic, which I didn’t think was possible. And mentally I’m feeling a lot more confident in myself, which is something that I am really enjoying, it’s nice to feel more comfortable in my skin and more confident, I’m a big fan.

And I think that’s really everything that I have to say for this check in!

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