Friday, May 15, 2015

its a dry spell

Although I have very few readers, I'm sure that the ones that I do did have, have noticed that I haven't been blogging much lately. And to be honest with you, I'm struggling with what to say, what to write about, what do you even want to hear about???

So I'm asking you for your ideas.....what in the heck do you want to read about? What topics do you want to know my thoughts about? What direction should this blog take?

Anything! please help a girl out here!!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

more than 30 days

It took me more than 30 days of little exercise, more than 30 days of not watching what I was eating, more than 30 days of consuming too much alcohol to look like this on the left.

And it took me more than 30 days of weight training and intense cardio, more than 30 days of active activities on my "rest day", more than 30 days of logging every single thing that I put in my mouth, more than 30 days of limiting alcohol intake to START to LOOK and FEEL like the old me on the right.

When in reality I am a new and improved me. I'm happier than I've been in a long time. I'm proud of what I've accomplished and I'm ready to go farther.

I've been inspired by many, many people have put in the hardwork and dedication to lose weight, get happy, get healthy....whatever their end goal may be. These are people that I know and some that I don't. My Facebook has become somewhat of a gym these days.....all I have is posts from the fitness groups I have joined in my newsfeed. While I don't share the same goals as many of the ladies (stage competitions) their drive, dedication and hardwork are super motivating.

I see "drink this shake everyday and you will lose it all in 30 days....drink this packet and take these pills, its a lifestyle." I can't help but think try exercise everyday.....that's a lifestyle. Try eating real food, healthy food....that's a lifestyle. I will admit that I do use protein powder in moderation to meet my macro goals each day and to help my body repair from the exercise that I put it through, but I sure eat alot of meat and eggs too!

I'm really excited to keep improving me...making healthy choices, building muscle, toning up and trimming down.

And while looking at these pictures makes me happy, they don't make me nearly as happy as being able to write blogs about being half crazy, hiking the daddy of 'em all, swinging a club in the middle of the ocean, spending weekends on the slopes, and all the adventures that are yet to come!

Monday, May 11, 2015

there are no out of state plates [edition 4]

the best thing about Hawaii??? There is SO much to do! and do we did! We were some very busy vacationers and it was a blast! Picture overload coming.....Hawaii is easier to see than to describe.

Paddleboarding - I took a swim off mine first thing, but we sure had fun on them. They weren't too challenging and we saw tons of sealife. My favorites were the school of flying fish and the huge sea turtles!

 Snorkeling - we snorkeled right outside our condo, off our kayaks and went to Black Rock in Lahina too. Snorkeling scared the crap out of me at first, but once I got the hang of it, and realized I could breathe it was really fun!

Kayaking - with whale watching and snorkeling.

Hiking and beach walks - We went for sunrise walks on the beach to check out the area. We hike to Iao Needle at a State Park and the blowhole....which wasn't blowing but still had beautiful scenery.

 Zip & Dip - a really fun ziplining experience with EcoAdventures! It was my first ziplining experience and I didn't take my camera because I was fairly certain that I would a) not be able to let go of the zipline for fear of falling or b) drop my camera. So here is picture of our drive up to the top!

I feel so inadequate with these blogs about Hawaii. I had so much fun and thought that Hawaii was probably one of the most amazing places I've ever been. I put it on the list with in if you ever get a chance to go there....GO and if you get a chance to go again....GO!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

the barn by bryan [May 2015]

I’m afraid I may have some bad news for the blogosphere, this might be my last playlist for a while, seems that the place of work has decided to keep me on the road for the foreseeable future, bastards! So, between that and trying to squeeze in some golf, boating and other activities, I may not be able to get another list out (I’ll try… if you ask real niceJ). Guess I better make this a good one! Here we go!

Natural Disaster, Zac Brown Band
Ain’t Worth the Whiskey, (let’s do the) Chancey William and YBB (version)
Dirt Road, Kip Moore
(Since I’m in Colorado while writing this) Dimebag, Cross Canadian Ragweed
Sangria, Blake Shelton

Hope this ties you over! Enjoy!