Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Fitness Five

Back in December I started the challenge of eating clean and trying to workout at least five times a week. I decided it would be fun to the Friday Fitness Five. Every Friday I will be posting five things related to working out or eating healthy that I have discovered or used throughout the week. 

1. If you hate physically getting out of your house and going to gym like me, you should definitely check out Daily Burn! They have such a variety of workouts and the trainers are awesome. They keep you motivated and 99% of the time it doesn't even seem like a workout to me. It's only $10 a month and I got all the equipment I might need for around $60 at Walmart. A good option if you also don't want to pay for an expensive gym membership.

2. Eating clean can be really hard. I will do awesome at it and then when it gets to be that time of the month I would gladly skip every meal just to eat endless cupcakes and cookies. I have been trying hard to curb the cravings with fruit and it typically works though. I’m currently searching for a good clean eating plan to follow, so if you have one let me know!

3. Speaking of clean eating, I have a recipe that is just too good not to share! I have started making Shrimp with Zucchini and Tomatoes at least once a week since I found it on the Snackbox. It’s a flavorful and fast meal that is still clean. Talk about a win!

4. I recently started Kettlebell training. I picked on up at Walmart for about $8 and it’s probably the best $8 I ever spent. While it can be tricky to get the hang of how to hold it and safety stuff during exercising, it really is a great full body workout. It makes me sweat and that’s when you know it’s working!

5. Last but not least, I found this awesome ab workout at Bikini Body Mommy and I can’t wait to try it out! I feel like losing that lower belly fat is the hardest thing for me and hopefully adding this to my workout will speed up that process. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A recap in pictures: Part One

Considering I have been MIA since September, I thought it would be nice to show everyone a little bit of what I've been up to with pictures! 

Much to Evan's dismay, I came home one day in September and had chopped off all my hair. I didn't tell anyone I was getting it done!

I did a little bit of decorating for Halloween. I hate those purple walls.

My Mom and youngest sister came to Montana for a week. I would say it was pretty uneventful for them because I worked most of the time. 

I pulled the ultimate surprise off on both of my sisters when I got to come home for a few days in October and somehow they never figured it out!

I was finally reunited with my precious Killian. We did a lot of cuddling over those four days. 

I found the recipe for Texas Sheet Cake that I have been looking for since my Grandma passed away! (I still haven't made it yet.) 

I traded in my job at the nursing home for this view everyday at The Country Daisy where I get to work for great people and a growing business.

Next up is my Thanksgiving and Christmas recap! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Let's try this again..

My goal to turn this blog into something special really hit a snag when we moved out to Montana. As with all things, life sometimes gets in the way of blogging. Trying to get settled into Miles City, figuring out the job situation, and a new school was a bit overwhelming at first. Oh and also living with a guy besides my Dad for the first time, still trying to figure that out! Now that things have settled down I want to refocus on An American Girl and also work on getting back in shape! I have unfortunately lost my place in the Her Campus Blogger Network which was a big help in getting things going somewhat the last time so now I'm left to do it on my own. I'm still trying to figure out the details but I have tons of post written down that should have been done months ago. My hope is that you all still have faith in me and I can get this thing going again!