Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Float trip s & Catch UP

I promised you guys some float trip pics so here they are. :)

Justin and I striking poses. 

Linds and I cheezin' it up... obv not the best angle but we had a blast. 

And the after pose. AKA elj remembers nothing!

It was an amazing trip couldn't ask for better friends to do it with. Next to come.... recap pics from the weekend. q

Monday, June 18, 2012

Poundage Lost

So. I've been on a weight loss mission for about 4 weeks now. The first three weeks I did not change my diet I just added in a walk for 30 minutes a day and did a bit of ab work. This fourth week I have been using my fitness pal and eat 5 240 calorie "meals" a day. It seems to be working because I have lost a total of 9.2 lbs! The 9.2 lbs have pretty much all come off due to diet changes. I was fluctuating around my start weight of 171.6 lbs for the first 3 weeks. Now I feel the momentum and am making this happen! I'm super pumped and for the first time ever have taken my measurements. :

Bust: 38
Waist: 34
Hips: 44
Thighs: Both 25
Arms: L: 14
           R: 13

Notice that my left arm is a full inch bigger than my right. Talk about a huge insecurity for me. I hate this! When I was skinny it was never noticeable.
Beyond taking measurements I decided it would be good to have some weight loss and running goals that have rewards!

Weight Loss Goals :

160 lbs ---> Join crossfit
155 lbs ---> Buy 2 new Sports Bras
150 lbs ---> New Shorts
145 lbs ---> New Spandex Under Shorts
140 lbs ---> New Running Shoes
135 lbs ---> New Bras and Underwear from VS

Running Goals:

3 MI ---> Pedicure
5 MI ---> $50 to spend at Dick's
7 1/2 MI ---> Massage
10 MI ---> New Jeans
13.1 MI ---> Spa Day

I'm taking away a few of my weekly luxuries like shopping, pedicures, and drinking until this weight loss is underway because I must reward myself with something!

Any tips or tricks?!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Nashville.... Nothin' Better

My best friend, Jasper, just moved to Nashville last week, I had a long weekend and decided to go see her and help her unpack. Lucky for me she did all the unpacking before I got there so we were able to do some fun stuff instead :) 

We went to the Frist art museum and see two amazing Folk artist's work.... Bill Traylor taught himself to draw amazing folk drawings from memories on sharecropper's fields and Gee's Bend Quilts and Thornton Dial's Modern Sculptures and Prints. (Both were good but Traylor was much more impressive to me.) 

 After we posed for a few pics in the gift shop :) The next day I was able to meet up with my friend Laura for a quick lunch at Chipotle and a run over to the mall for WS. 

We spent quite a bit of our time being low key. I did get to work out both days and catch up on some horrible chic flicks. I didn't do much by way of shopping other that Williams Sonoma and Trader Joe's. On the last night I was there we went to The Patterson House for some drinks. I absolutely loved it. May be my favorite drinks ever. They make all drinks from scratch and only serve pre-prohibition drinks. It was a great trip and I know she is going to do amazing at her new job too bad I'll miss her like crazy!

Hope you all are gavin' an amazing week! It's finally Friday!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Floating Sort of Weekend

When floating on a raft for 8 hours wear sunscreen. Lots. Bring food. Don't drink so much the night before that you have to get off the raft to puke. Wear shoes. Stay sober enough to ward off the evil trees protruding from the current. Always go with best friends. Bring an air mattress. Do your research. Relax and enjoy yourself.

A fully packed car. 4 bottles of vodka and 4 cases of beer. 

J and I. Try not to stare at the double chin and horribleness that is me without makeup. 

Linds and Tim

Linds and I after a losing game of Spades. 

My big boy. He went to the kennel for 2 days all by himself :) 
Always make sure you develop the waterproof cameras pics so that you can share via blog :) When more pics are developed I promise I'll share!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2-6 aka my LATE twenties

Today is my birthday... Officially 26!

Cheers to a night of chicken and beer with some of my favorite people!


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Workout Inspiration via Pinterest

I was an athlete in high school. And when I wasn't playing sports I was in the gym all the way up until around the time I turned 24. It's caught up with me. So my mom and I came up with a plan. I've been doing cardio for 30 minutes every day for the past 2 weeks and I've been doing some abs/ strength training every other day. I can see slight results but I really need to change my diet which starts June 12 when I get back from my next trip. Every morning I get up and look at my Inspiration board via Pinterest to renew energy and desire. Some of my faves.....

These ladies all work hard for what they've got. I know I can be back to this point because I've had these abs before. After 55 lbs of weight gain it's time to get it off!!


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Life Via Instagram & I phone

Vacay was amazing. Life is good. Working 50 hours a week seems like time off considering I'm not going to school this summer. I'll have vacation posts soon but here's a little taste of the enjoyment I've been having!
Dani, Jasper, Becca, and I... a Neo of Hot girls :) 

"Dash", Dad's new dog & I... How adorable is he! 

Something cute an old roommate posted... I thought ya'll would like..... "I like to do it standing up, I like to do it laying down, I always wear protection, and I like to get sprayed" An advertisement for a tanning salon! 

Float trip in 6 days!! Had to buy a few new bikinis for the trip :)
Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret 

Juicy Couture @ TJ Maxx

The bestie with Cody

The necklace I just got from RiffRaff.... That was supposed to say "Bless this Mess" ..... Is that an omen? 

Justin and Cody

Cody boy lookin' possessed

An adorable sign my girl Erin sent me via Snail Mail!! How sweet is she?? 
Overall it's been a crazy few weeks! I cannot wait to get some time to catch up on everything. Do ya'll have any amazing summer plans?