June goal check-in

June

The goals for the year broken down for the month

revamp my diet and STICK TO IT!!!! Down 7 lbs!!!!

Get A’s in all my classes this year. Current % 100, but class also just started.

Drop two clothing sizes, go from a 10 to a 6. Still at a 10 but things are fitting soooooo much better!

Stop overspending!!!! Continue not keeping money on me, adding to accounts and adding to savings Money saved: $100 in my acorns acct.

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 Out of 30 days I did: zero

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

4 outings- dinner and a movie one date night. Date box and I think the other 2 weekends were just chill. Oh one was a beach day.

4 meals- we eat together every night but generally I cook.

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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.

Food, workouts and plants

Joined Beach Body!!! Pretty stoked about it! I got all the workouts on demand for a year, all the accessories for the 2B mindset nutrition program and signed up for the monthly shakes.

Date night!!!! We saw avengers infinity war. It was really good in my opinion.

Another delicious breakfast curtosy of the BF

Upping my veggie intake

Taco salads were a major thing last week

As well as sandwiches.

More veggies!!!

I am obsessed with these lately!!!

I love Bulgogi!!!

Beach bodies energize is awesome!!! I don’t feel jittery or crazy or anything, I just have more energy

Fully on the shakology bandwagon

Been working out pretty consistently. Except for camping this weekend of course.

Love my sweet little girl

Our weights

My gardening partner

My fig bush is growing!!!

The peas are staring to climb super fast!

Still working on the yard little by little

It’s almost salad time!

Our first tomatoes!!!

My workout setup, 1 device to stream my workout, 1 device to watch amazing race hahahaha and my weights. And of course Artemis in the background

Randon stuff and California again

I got a new watch strap…..after 2 straight years mine was starting to smell a little funky.

Our new bed came and he got it all put together!!!!

Did a puzzle with my mom while she was in town.

Not a bad sight for my morning commute.

Met my friend Amber in Weed, CA for a little girl’s trip

We spent some time hunting a killer.

Drank a little wine and had a lot of girl talk.

Did some hiking

Had some great views.

Northern California wants to be it’s own state.

Had to stop on the way home!

Let’s talk about food!!

Oh my gosh how I love having a kitchen again!!!! I am loving cooking!!!

Salads are making a come back in my life.

A little veggie stir fry using yakisoba noodles from the grocery store (teriyaki flavor) then added any veggies I had in the fridge that needed to be used up.

Homemade guacamole!!! This will be happening a lot this summer I think.

Beef straight from the farm!!!!

Another meal kit I will be cooking up this week.

Brandon made breakfast for me this weekend. I cook most of the time but when he does he blows me away! This was so good and had amazing flavor! I think he used pepper and garlic salt and who knows what else. And on rosemary bread, oh yea!

Someone gave me a donut at work last week, YUM

Last weeks dish! I may have had it for a few meals cause it was delicious.

 

My garden is growing

In our backyard we have a holly tree, we are going to trim down a lot of it because it like almost everything else is a little out of control but I love it! What great decoration! Come Christmas time I am going to deck my house out in Holly!!!!

Black Beauty zucchini has survived the transplanting process, I think 4 of my 5 plants are thriving, the 5th is still touch and go.

Sugar snap peas! Also doing great, we are going to grow them up the fence.

Our pear tree is starting to grow!! Look at all those little green nubs! I am stoked cause for like 2+ weeks it didn’t do anything and I was a little worried.

Just bought this to accompany the vegetable bible book my mom gave me. So now I know what to do and when then the book my mom gave me a few years ago goes in depth on each plant. They work great together!

And I bought my first gardening hat. Currently I am only outside like 2 hours a week so I am not wearing it yet ( I need all the vitamin D I can get) but come summer this will be my skin’s best friend!

Can’t wait to keep sharing more with you!

Night in Box

This is the other date subscription box I bought called “night in boxes”

The theme this month was Blind Date

This box sends an email ahead of time with suggested menu choices (you buy and make it all yourself). It suggested small meat, cheese and bread like items and I added the mac and cheese in case we were still hungry.

 

Have I mentioned he hates taking pictures lol.

Once again I had a lot of fun but overall this date box was lacking in my opinion. It came with 2 blindfolds, a small dry erase board and some cotton candy (if you can call it that) and a link to a website with voice recordings telling you what to do.

The concept was great. You did some talking to each other, 1 person put the blindfold on and had to draw something then draw it again with directions from the other person and vice versa. Then 1 person put the blindfold on and the other created an obstacle course and led the blindfolded person through it with commands and vice versa so it was great for communication. Then there were 10 questions you both had to answer. Then there was a part that had the potential to get a little sexy or just really messy, you both put on the blindfolds and fed the (terrible) cotton candy to each other and put some on a body part, such as your shoulder and had them lick it off and so forth. But the cotton candy was TERRIBLE!!! it wasn’t light and fluffy at all, it was all compact and crappy and had no flavor………though maybe cotton candy has always had no flavor and I am just now old enough to recognize that.

Overall I had fun but this box was definitely not worth the $30 something I paid for it. But I will never think that spending quality time with my man is a waste. So far DateBox is winning over Night In boxes.

We will see what next month holds!

Progress on the house

Thanks to this plastic bag protecting what has not been sealed we now have a working shower!!!!! It was AMAZING to take a shower in my own house for the first time in over a month hahahaha.

I am so in love with the tile. It turned out even better than I hoped.

Oh yes we did, it will go perfectly with the other décor hahahahah.

One of my birthday presents from Brandon was a new memory foam cooling mattress!!!! My mattress is now 14 years old and though it was a really good quality mattress it is starting to kill my back so new mattress time!

It takes up to 48 hours to fully re-inflate.

Now that the house is slowly coming together a steady cleaning schedule is developing which means I need a halfway decent mop. I found this on amazon, it is all reusable and refillable so I think this will be my starter mop.

Welcome to home ownership, you are constantly cleaning and take care of your house. I am slowly building weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly maintenance lists. BUT I LOVE IT!!!! It is our HOME and I want to have pride in it.

Look at that face!!!!

Oh my god she is so flipping cute!

Potato leek soup

I need to learn to talk slower in my videos, but I was also all over the place in this video hahahaaha.

The finished product, minus cheese and sour cream garnish. It was simple but delicious. Like a giant baked potato with all the trimmings.

Paired it with an apple, onion and cheddar grilled cheese for an amazing dinner!!