Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Hydration nudge!! This is the third time my alarm has gone off today— I’ve been setting it for every three hours. The goal is to down my 23.7 oz water bottle between each alarm in order to have my  goal intake met by 8pm. 

How are your Tuesdays going?

Hydration nudge!! This is the third time my alarm has gone off today— I’ve been setting it for every three hours. The goal is to down my 23.7 oz water bottle between each alarm in order to have my goal intake met by 8pm.

How are your Tuesdays going?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hmmm what to write, what to write…

Today was a good day. I’ve been struggling these past two weeks after my self confidence took a big hit thanks to a lovely jump UP on the scale. I know the scale isn’t everything, or anything, really, but it’s hard to not let the numbers get to you. Today I finally felt like maybe I’m getting over it and starting to feel good again. That was nice.

I’m crazy in love with my nail polish. Feeling down on your protruding stomach? Give yourself an eye catching manicure! Because then people will totally not notice your spare tire around your waist. This polish is a fav because it’s bright and in your face and makes my hands look tan. It is called “mint candy apple” by Essie and i 10/10 would recommend. I love pretty much all Essie nail polishes anyways— they just apply so easily and smoothly and if you wanted you could honestly rock just one coat of polish because it’s so heavily pigmented. Definite plus.

ALSO stepped out of comfort zone at dinner tonight with a friend and ordered the Seared Ahi Salad at BJ’s. This was my first time ordering what is essentially raw fish, although I’ve had bites off Cody’s plates when he has. It was pretty damned delicious… Although I have to admit I could only stomach the fish if I paired it with wasabi and avocado in the same bite, tricking my mind into forgetting the weird texture of it.

Hmmm I think that’s all I’ve got.

People with Polar Fit watches:

Tell me everything about them!

I really really want one, and have seen excellent reviews of them. I just want to know more about how YOU use them and your experience with them.

Let me know! Are they worth it?

Sunday, July 27, 2014
"mommy and daddy I just want to cuddle and give you kisses and touch you with every inch of my body because I’m a very very needy little misunderstood baby"

The oh-so-vicious Rottweiler in her natural habitat.

"mommy and daddy I just want to cuddle and give you kisses and touch you with every inch of my body because I’m a very very needy little misunderstood baby"

The oh-so-vicious Rottweiler in her natural habitat.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I’ve never seen this episode, but based solely on this gif set with no context: welcome to my relationship, hahaha.

(Source: onegirlinalltheworld)

Friday, July 25, 2014

It’s amazing how a five pound gain can affect your self esteem.

Today was a wonderful day. I didn’t get to post this until just now— hours after sunset— but it was too good to enjoy alone, so I thought I’d share it with you.

I’m a cheese ball

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Also also! (Because I’m sure you care)

It makes me unreasonably happy that my cat waited to go to bed until I got home from the gym. She was laying on the sofa when I walked through the door, even though Cody and the dog were already back in the bedroom asleep. As soon as I came through the door she got up, stretched, and followed me around until I got under the covers— then she proceeded to hop up and cuddle up against my neck/chest.

I know it’s petty, I’m just so excited that Kitty still loves me best.

Oh, endorphins

I’ve been running my miles with my sister outside in her neighborhood. Tonight I completed them on the treadmill at the gym. Two things I’d forgotten about treadmills:

1. They make running WAY easier on your body!
2. They make running WAY harder on your mind!

Even though I couldn’t keep myself from staring at the time and distance on the treadmill instead of, you know, just running— I found tonight’s workout to be really enjoyable. I got red faced and sweaty, but I really feel that tonight’s run turned around my mood. Like. Hello, endorphins! Thanks for making me happy!

Because although my post earlier may make it seem as though my attitude was “so I binged, oh well!” It really was a lot closer to “I hate myself why the fuck did I eat that stuff I wasn’t even really that hungry holy cow I’ve gained weight I am going to look six months pregnant in a not glowing but totally disheveled way”. (Yay run on sentences!) After my run I felt much closer to the calm, collected, “it was just one time” reaction— and didn’t hate myself as I got ready for bed in front of the mirror.

Oh this strange relationship with working out and eating. My mind is definitely a work in progress.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Planned out meals today— ate fabulously and on point.

Then came home from work and ravaged the kitchen. Welp. That wasn’t part of the plan!

Here is to acknowledging that I was hungry and that my body craved food. Extra calories are not the end of the world. Planning better for tomorrow. 

Also: Heading to the gym! Not to burn the extra calories I just consumed— but to complete what I’ve got on my training calender.