Monday Motivation**June 18, 2018

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This was a harder week for me, for whatever reason I was EXHAUSTED this week. Everyday was a struggle and I ended up working out 4 out of 7 days. Not my best week but I will take it. I still worked out more days than I didn’t.

Tired after my workout.


New favorite!!!! Chocolate shakology, frozen strawberries, milk, a smidge of sugar free vanilla creamer, a little coffee (in my life there is no such thing as too much coffee) and some water to thin it out…..tastes like a chocolate milkshake!!!! Soooooo good!!!!

Arm muscles are slowly coming along!

In case I didn’t mention it, I’m down 6 lbs so far!!

She snuggles with me pre and post workout

Don’t forget to stretch!!!!!

Did you workout this week?

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Weeds and the organic garden

This isn’t about weeds or a garden but I finally hung up a wind chime that I bought at some swap meet on a family camping trip…..14 years ago!!!! I kid you not, it was wrapped in a newspaper from 2004.

Peas !!!!! So excited to start eating some sugar snap peas!

Hanging basket from Costco, I’m pretty happy with it. It’s really pretty.

Ok so weeds, I let Brandon spray some of the yard when we started on the yard but not the majority of it. I didn’t want a bunch of pesticides in the ground right before we planted crops. And of course we aren’t spraying the plants now so we inevitably get weeds.

I let them get a little ahead of me in the beginning which i won’t do next year but now everyday when I water i spend about 15-20 minutes weeding one area of the garden. It’s not much time and I just pick out what I can see or easily get to. There are always still weeds left and sometimes I look back where I was just weeding and swear there is a weed in the exact spot I already pulled one but i also love those few quiet moments in the garden.

Basically if you dont use anything to kill the weeds there will always be weeds, don’t stress too much about it. Make sure your plants have room to grow and their roots have room to grow and don’t worry too much about the rest. Just do what you can.

Do you have a garden?

What are you growing?

Monday Motivation**June 11, 2018

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Work it!!! I just realized my water bottle matches my outfit! Workout win!

I am totally uncoordinated hahahaha

I am feeling stronger everyday!!!

I worked out everyday except Saturday, I just needed a lazy sit on my butt all day kind of day and i LOVED it!

But I am loving working out and feeling amazing!

When are you going to join me?

Back to school!!

After everything this year I am finally ready to go back to school!

I am registered for 2 summer classes, 2 fall classes and will register for 2 winter classes (My school does quarters not semesters) then come February I am apply to nursing school!!!!!!! Ahhhhh it’s finally time!!!

I felt like this over the last 2 days while trying to get the right classes.

I am still trying to switch one class to another I am waitlisted on so fingers crossed. And I need to do some work schedule stuff for my fall class but fingers crossed it all works out.

I will keep you posted!!!

This also means come fall I get to start studying for this!!!!

Because it will show up for me in April

Transformation

It’s always scary to post these:

But it’s worth it cause I am changing my life!!

For the past 3ish years I have been steadily gaining weight again. If you have see the beginning of my blog I have struggled with weight for about 10 years. Originally I went vegan and hit the elliptical hard for 1-2 hours a day then went to Costa Rica and Peru and hiked the Andes.

That is so not sustainable.

Then I continued on, found a great workout partner and friend and trained for and ran my first half marathon and did some obstacle races. Everything was going great and I felt great so I decided to hike the PCT, I intentionally put on some fat thinking i was going to lose a bunch of weight while hiking for 6 months, which would have happened…….if I finished the hike. After a week on the trail I realised hiking alone for 6 months wasn’t for me. (One day I will complete the trail with a partner).

Again..not sustainable. And since then my weight has crept back up. For the last 3 years it has been steadily climbing, I might have pushed it down a pound or two here and there or stopped the uptake but I never made really sustainable changes.

Until now, I have found Beachbody and an awesome coach and I am making a lifestyle change!

A shake everyday, 30-60min workout each day and an increase in healthy food in my diet.

The weight is falling off and it doesn’t even feel like I’m doing much! I love it!!

I feel amazing! My energy is increasing! My outlook is getting more upbeat!

I absolutely want to get back to running eventually but thisbis key first, to get a good sustainable routine going.

Life is good!!!!

If you want more details let me know! I am always looking for workout partners to join my Beachbody accountability group!

Cooking, camping and a happy ending

My first time cooking with purple potatoes!

Kitchen sink soup. We’ll technically it’s everything but the kitchen sink but it’s easier to just call it kitchen sink soup. You take all the odds and ends from your fridge, freezer, and pantry then throw in a bunch of spices. Whatever calls to you. Usually it at least turns out decent.

Look how colorful it turned out!!!

Off to camp for the weekend

She’s excited

We had a bit of a hike to get there

How beautiful is that?

Breakfast Saturday morning

This is the moment where everything went wrong

we were shooting guns and artemis was scared but doing ok then 2 of the guys took off on dirt bikes and she suddenly shot out after them then disappeared into the forest.

She didn’t follow them to where they were she turned off on some unknown route.

we searched and called for her for hours with no luck.

the sun went down so we started the fire and cooked dinner hoping she would wander back but she didnt…

I was exhausted and new we couldn’t find her and night so I went to sleep. Brandon’s sister woke us up just before midnight saying Artemis was in camp but when we got out there she was gone.

the next morning Brandon said there was one place not too far from camp he knew about, it was a small end table sized wood shed he had cleared out a few years ago. (We were on his families land)

he went and checked and she was hunkered down in there. he said she didn’t even lift her head when he called her. he had to drag her out and carry her back to me. she was shaking so bad. All ended ok. We thankfully found her. I was so sad and scared and distraught. I don’t know what I would have done if we hadn’t found her.

June goals

June

The goals for the year broken down for this month:

revamp my diet and STICK TO IT!!!!

Drop two clothing sizes, go from a 10 to a 6. Should be at a 6 or about to be.

Stop overspending!!!! Continue not keeping money on me, adding to accounts and adding to savings

Take a few minutes every day to sit in quiet reflection, meditate, and do something spiritual. 10 min/day, full and new moon and holidays

Continue to work on and grow my relationship with Brandon. 1 outing a week and 1 meal a week

Read 1 non-school book a month

May goal check-in

revamp my diet and STICK to it!

How did this go? I’m losing about 1 lbs a week

Drop two clothing sizes, go from a 10 to a 6. Should be inching toward that 6. ??? I am inching toward an 8 lol

Stop overspending!!!! Still keeping no money on my, $20/month going to accts, at least $100/month going into savings Money saved:almost $50

Take a few minutes every day to sit in quiet reflection, meditate, and do something spiritual. 10 minutes a day, full moon and new moon and celebrate May Day!! Which is today. Out of 31 days I did: I celebrated the new moon.

Continue to work on and grow my relationship with Brandon. Outing every weekend, cook dinner together, and garden together

4 outings: camping, dinner and a movie, 1 date box