Monday, March 9, 2015

Monday Recap

Just wanted to post some things about my weekend.

Saturday in the AM I had to go to the dreaded BMV and deal with adult stuff but then mom & I hit up this fun restaurant that we had never been to, "fancier" spot. I got a yummy egg sandwich & home fries. 

Then I worked my part time job at the Y and headed home to get some cleaning done. Took my dog, Belle for a little walk and she got covered in mud & grime! But it was fun.Then started some You Tube watching and wine drinking :P I am obsessed with watching daily vlogs on Youtube! I think it is from my old reality TV phase. 

Sunday I drug myself out of bed (damm DST) to go to church with my mom, brother and grandparents.  Such a good feeling, my grandma has had some health issues lately so it makes me cherish that time so much more.  She has this digital picture frame which we spent several hours watching the pictures which went from my grandma's childhood to present day. Love listening to her describe the people and seeing my family in the past.  Warm & fuzzy feelings :)

Then we had a yummy dinner at my mothers and hung out as a family.

This morning I got up and did the first day of T25.

I definitely followed the girl modifying and still took extra breaks but I liked it. It moved quickly and I did not feel like it was too extreme.  I lost another diet bet this weekend by 3 pounds! I really need to kick my ass in gear. 

Have a happy Monday and I'll be back to check in Wednesday!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Liebster Award!

I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Miss Heather at  LiftWriteLove.

Go visit/follow her! I love her IG posts the most :)

Here are the rules: (stolen from her blog :) )

•Post the award on your blog.

•Thank the blogger who presented this award to you and post a link back to their blog.

•Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.

•Post 11 random facts about yourself.

•Nominate 11 other blogs with under 200 followers.

•Let the bloggers know they have been nominated.

•Post 11 questions for them to answer.

•Have fun with it!

The questions Heather asked

1. First things first. All time favorite food? I kinda have a food problem, hence needing to be healthy :) I guess picking one food would be potatoes.. I like them fried, mashed, baked whatever. Yummy!!

2. What state do you live in? Ohio, woo Go Buckeyes!

3. What made you start blogging? I was obsessed with reading blogs and have always enjoyed documenting my life so I thought why not?

4. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? I might be weird but I am not big into traveling. I do enjoying visiting family in Kentucky, and always up for the beach but not particular about where.

5. How do you take your coffee? I'm good with black straight up :)

6. What is your favorite time of year? Fall for sure! My birthday is Oct 10, and i love the weather, football, everything!

7. What was your favorite Christmas gift you received this past year? I honestly don't know.. My family isn't big into Christmas gifts, we tend to buy each other fun things throughout the year & Christmas Eve is more about family time :)

8. If you were to recommend a show for others to watch, what would it be? I love Big Bang & Friends. I also watch a lot of vloggers on Youtube.  Thats more my style of "tv watching"

9. Anything exciting happening in your world this year? Hmm well I graduated with my bachelors in august of 2014, bought a car in October 2014 and started grad school in January 2015 and I just took the LSAT last week. So all things adult related :P

10. What is your favorite workout? Insanity classes at my Y are awesome! I love the instructor and the group class feel. I also enjoy running for the most part. 

11. What is your favorite form of social media and why? Instagram! Follow me Healthysew :)

Thank you again to Heather!

I'm not tagging anyone specific but anyone who wants to play along! Make sure you send me the link.

  1. Whats your middle name?
  2. Favorite pair of pajamas?
  3. What did you want to be when you grew up?
  4. Best advice for life
  5. Favorite kind of soup?
  6. Least favorite kind of workout?
  7.  The best gift you've ever given someone
  8. If you watch, favorite Youtuber?
  9. Favorite animal
  10. Favorite color
  11. Least favorite food.
Random, but I ordered a Erin Condren planner today! I am so excited for it to come in the mail. Are you into planners?

Thanks for reading & Have a great day! 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Sooo I have not posted since December 3rd... What is my deal?

I can list lots of excuses! Grad school, family health issues, studying for LSAT, working two jobs and this whole life thing, but I am pretty sure no one cares and the point of this blog is to document my life, so I'm going to blog when it works for me, about what works for me. :)

Today I am linking up with my girls, ErinHeather & Ash for Weigh in Wednesday

 Weigh In Wednesday 

Today I weighed in at 242.8. I'd like to be less next week :) I started the month at 240... and my goal was to lose 3 pounds, so clearly I gained 3 instead.  I have been great this month so far with my water intake and decent with my exercise so I am proud of that. As always food is a struggle with me but I am working on it.

Workout plan for the rest of the week.
Wednesday- Piyo- Define: upper body
Thursday- Piyo- Sweat & Insanity class @ the Y
Friday- Swimming or cardio circuit
Saturday- Piyo- Define lower body & T 25
Sunday- Piyo- Define upper body & T25
Monday- Piyo- Sweat
Tuesday-Piyo- Define Lower body & Insanity class @ the Y

That is the plan and we will see how it goes :)

Happy Hump Day!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Weigh in Wednesday

Weigh in Wednesday with the Ladies!

 Weigh In Wednesday

This mornings weigh in....

243-Which I am totally happy with. I made about 50% healthy choices this week and exercised, I just need to up that percentage of healthy choices. 

I woke up nice and early (530am!) and did a mile run on the treadmill and some arm weights.

I really need to figure out a weightlifting routine. I just don't know what to do and don't really have someone to go with me/can't afford a trainer.  I found decent routines online, especially this Simply Shredded but I just worry doing it by myself.  I have no fear of the weight room or looking new, I just have it in my head I need a spotter or something? I think it is just my way of avoiding it.

 So far in December I have gotten 2 workouts in and I am at 90 minutes of my 1350 goal :)

How's your Wednesday? Don't forget to enter the giveaway from Monday!

Monday, December 1, 2014

December- Goals & Giveaway !

And just like that it is December... I know everyone says it but as I get older time moves so fast, I feel like this year just begun yet it is almost New Years??

I had a good Thanksgiving, hanging out with family, eating lots of food and drinking lots of wine :) I also got a good amount of activity in this weekend.  I hit the goal of 75 miles which was AWESOME. I'm really good at making goals but not so much at actually hitting them. But I keep on  setting them. 

December's Goals
Hit 1350 minutes of exercise
Run/Walk 45 Miles
Make drinking water a priority
Log all food & stay at calorie goal +/-200 

Are you a goal maker? What are your goals for the month?

Now on to the giveaway!!!

Erin from She's a Big Star put together an amazing giveaway for y'all.  I am super jealous of all the prizes.  All designed to help pamper you, while you spend the month running around taking care of everyone else's needs & wants. Easy to enter, just follow the instructions on the Raffle-copter... Any problems let me know!

$10 Chipotle e-Gift Card from Erin @ She's a Big Star
$10 Target Card from Courtney @ From Here to Eternity
$10 Target eGiftCard from Ashlee @ Ash's Right Direction
$10 Target eGiftCard from Tia @ Hands On, Pants Off
BUXOM Mascara from Sephora from Laurie @ Stylin' Savanna
Stress, Energy & Sleep (travel-size) Lotions from B&BW from Erin @ Living a Love Song
$10 Starbucks Card from Jess @ Keeping up with The Casey's
$10 Starbucks Card from Janessa @ Running On Empty
$10 Starbucks Card from Heather @ Pretty Strong Medicine
Nail polish & Lip Gloss from Faith @ Finding Faith's Future
Earrings from Retrospection from Chastity @ A Cowboy Life
$10 Amazon Card from Steph @ Life According to Steph
$10 Starbucks Card from Stacy @ Dixie Bell Designs
$10 Brady Bands Gift Certificate from Sonya @ Healthy Sew  
2 Fleurty Bands from Jasmine @ Fleurty & Fit
Leopard Print Scarf & Tech Gloves from Angela @ Mean Ang

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Weigh in Wednesday!

Back for Weigh in Wednesday with my favorites :) 
Weigh In Wednesday 

I had a decent week exercise wise.  I am trying to get 75 miles in by the end of the month for a challenge & still plugging away at my 1350 minute goal but I am not sure that will happen this month.  Tracking my food and staying at my goal is always a struggle but I am working on it, I only hit it twice this week but its a start :) Follow me on My Fitness Pal:Healthysew!

 I was happy with the 1.6 pounds lost this week.  

This is my Carrot app. It makes me laugh because it will yell at you when you gain weight and has a 7 minute workout option.  I like it and it helps motivate me. 
I am excited for Thanksgiving tomorrow to spend time with family.  I am planning on doing the #wiwturkeyday5k Thanksgiving 5k hosted by Ash, Heather & Erin :) so I will get a good workout in the morning and hope to have all the food I want in moderation.

Whats your plan for Thanksgiving?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Um. Hi :)

Soooo I haven't posted in well over a year.  I kept putting it off basically because of fear and not wanting to face the facts. Then I remembered the purpose of blogging is to document my journey, nothing else.

A lot of things has happened in the last year in my life, yet some things are totally the same.

I graduated college with my Bachelors degree :)

I tore two tendons in my ankle and severely bruised the bone :(

I turned 28 :)

And I havent lost any real weight.

I weighed in Wednesday at 242 pounds.  I'm not putting a sad face though, because I am proud of my journey.

This year I ran a mile without stopping,

 I survive Insanity classes without quitting on a  regular basis, and I can do a 4 minute wall sit.

Life is full of ups and downs and without those I would get bored and complacent.

One of my favorite bloggers, Elle Noel posted about the Piles on the Miles Challenge by Monica at Run Eat Repeat.  Basically you pledge a goal, it can be miles, minutes, times a week, whatever you want to do.


I pledged to get 1350  minutes of exercise in the month of November. Join me!

I'm ready to get back to blogging and have a great November.

If anyone is still reading, what are your goals for November?