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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I'm dying.

I decided yesterday to start making changes with this new year.

I decided to start back up doing yoga. My goal is at least three times a week.
I decided to cut out pop completely. I used to drink anywhere between 2-5 cans of Mountain Dew a day.
I decided to add in workouts later on. I've never stuck to a workout longer than three or four days.

This is all going to be a huge challenge for me, but I'm not happy with my body right now. I weigh the most I ever have in my life, and I know most of you will say I'm skinny still, and while that may be true, I can't fit my clothes and I know I'm not healthy. So I'm working to change that.

This picture is from February 2015.

This was the day we moved into our apartment. I weighed around 125 and never worried about what I ate.

The longer we live here, the more weight I seem to gain.

I know I'm not pregnant so it's just a bit frustrating. It just doesn't make since I started a job close enough to walk to in August and have been walking to work 4-5 days a week.

It's all very frustrating and I wish I could just go back to my freshman year weight. But that's like 115, and that's just not likely.

My goal right now is 125.

I'm sick of having no motivation to get up and just move. I always want to sit and watch Netflix and eat when I'm bored, and I cannot continue that.

My current look is to the right. This won't be my current look much longer, I promise that.

 I'm on a mission to get healthy and lose a few pounds.

 Yesterday was day one of yoga.

Today is day one of no pop.

Wish me luck in my goals, I'm going to need it.

Feel free to drop some motivation down below, I could definitely use as much as I can get right now!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

I'm sorry.

Hello to my favorite blog readers.

I just wanted to apologize for being MIA once again.
I seem to do this often and I'm going to try to make sure that doesn't happen anymore.
I'm going to try to create a purpose for my blog, because until now, it's been about literally everything. It's crazy.
I'm going to try to be more organized and focused. My priorities as of this second are: my boyfriend who is recovering from having surgery to remove his gallbladder, my apartment & job, my fur babies (I'll post about them soon), my weight & health, and my blog. I'm going to get focused and work on these things!

Thank you for sticking around through the many gaps in my blog!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

My crazy, hectic life.

Okay, I'm being totally serious here.

My. Life. Has. Been. Crazy.

So many things have been going on.

I have moved out of my apartment and am now in the process of moving back in (yes, I'm crazy, I know).
I have gotten a new job and am in the process of getting a second job.

Do you know how crazy my life has been?
It honestly has stressed me out so much. I've been breaking out so bad the last couple of months.
I'm just happy my life is finally a little less chaotic.

I just wanted to check in and say, I promise I'm still alive, and that I'm trying to get used to how my life is now and then find a time where blogging can fit in.

I'll be back, don't worry.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I'm crazy.

Everyone has weird little things about them, right? Those little things inside us all that make us who we are. Or make us crazy. Or both.

Either way, mine is that I'm way too organized. I love to plan, I love making lists, I love organizing things. I'm organizing crazy. Some of you might think that's not a bad thing, and for the most part, it's not. Unless you live with other people. Mostly guys. Who are not organized. It's a struggle.

But anyways, let me just show you how crazy I am about cleaning. This is my typical cleaning schedule.

Daily cleaning:

  • Pick up all of the pop cans & dishes from around the apartment. 
  • Unload the dishwasher (our dishwasher gets ran every night).
  • Load the dishwasher.
  • Empty all of the pop cans and put them in a bag for future bottle return trips.
  • Pick up the living room. 
  • Clear off the kitchen counters. 
  • Wipe down the kitchen counters.
  • Clean off the bathroom counters.
  • Wipe down the bathroom counters.
  • Pick up our room.

Weekly cleaning:

  • Wipe down the stove.
  • Wipe down the sink.
  • Wipe down the microwave.
  • Dust the top of the microwave.
  • Sweep the kitchen.
  • Sweep the bathroom.
  • Wipe down the bathroom mirror.
  • Vacuum the living room.
  • Dust the living room.
  • Cut out restaurant/pizza place coupons we get in the mail.

Monthly cleaning:

  • Clean the toilet.
  • Clean the bathtub.
  • Clean out the fridge, clean off the top of the fridge, and wipe down the entire inside of the fridge.
  • Clean all of the windows.
  • Clean all of the door handles.
  • Clean everything that I normally wipe down with water, with cleaning products to disinfect.

Now you see why I say I'm cleaning crazy. My next project is to organize our closet because it's getting messy and I need to get rid of clothes. 
I know I sound crazy for doing all of that so much, but honestly, our apartment stays so clean with this schedule, and it only takes 45 minutes to do all of the daily cleaning plus about 20 minutes worth of weekly cleaning chores each day. 

What's your weird thing about yourself?
Do you have a cleaning schedule?

Monday, June 1, 2015

June Goals

I've never done these monthly goal posts before, so I decided to give it a try. I figured if I write down my goals (and will actually have to post whether I did them or not), it might be my motivation to set and complete some concrete goals. So here goes...

June Goals

  • Actually do (and finish) my 30 day butt challenge. I've been working on this for about two weeks and I'm 7 days in. Do you see the problem here? I need to get on this and actually work toward finishing this. I'm giving myself until the end of the month because I know I will take off at least a couple days between there.
  • Work on finding new houses to clean. I just started working for a lady I found on Facebook that cleans houses and I've finished training with her so now I get to work on houses alone. The only problem is, I need to find some houses to clean. So I'm thinking about putting up some flyers and posting a few statuses about my cleaning!
  • Finish Friends. I've been binge watching Friends and I'm a little over halfway through season six, and there are ten seasons. I think I can finish it by then. 
  • Set a bedtime & wake-up time. I have the most irregular sleep schedule. Sometimes I'm in bed by 9:30, sometimes I'm still awake at 12:30. Some days, I get up at 4 when my boyfriend gets up for work, some days I don't get up until 10:30. I need routine in my life, so I figured this would be a good place to start.
  • Clean out my closet. I have so many clothes I don't wear that I've been meaning to sell, but I don't feel like going through half of them yet, but I don't want to post the half I have went through until I finish all of my clothes. I'm hoping to sell over 50 articles of clothes.
Alright, there are my goals. I'll check back in at the end of this month or beginning of next month!

What are your goals?