Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Let's talk about fitness... and catty beezies.

Oh hey, look! That's me! I was showing Nikki my little muscles. ;)

If you have been following this blog of mine for any amount of time I am sure you have heard me flapping my gums about health and fitness. But don't mistake me for a health and fitness nut.

I spent my entire youth and early twenties trying my hardest to GAIN weight. Now that I have finally been able to do that I want to maintain a healthy body. =)

So here I am again, getting back into my routine. I even bought this nifty Polar FT4 gadget to help me along the way. Who doesn't love a new gadget?

I saw all of my FitFluential and Fitness loving friends sporting these, and just knew I had to have one! It is so hard to track your calorie burning when you aren't on a machine. Even when you are on a treadmill, elliptical, or bike... that damn thing always tells me I am dead when I am trying to see what my heart-rate is and I question the accuracy.

My short term goals are:
  • Hit the gym 3 times a week consistently from here on out.
  • Run a 5K in September. 

My long term goals are:
  • Ride in the MS150, on a bike... not in a car along side the cyclist. hehe.
  • Run a half marathon. 

Girls compete with each other. Women empower one another. Remember that.

Girls (and some guys) are catty. End of story. I have watched ladies that I loved because they weren't catty, turn into the cattiest and most passive aggressive bitches I've met. I am in such a happy place in my life right now, I don't have time to deal with any of that. I don't care to either.

So whether it is in your fitness journey, your educational/career path, or love life don't let anyone get you down. Brush them off and keep pushing forward.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Olive & Ivy's Blogiversary Giveaway

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a giveaway with you from Olive and Ivy!

There are over 30 bloggers involved. Whoa! There's something here for everyone!

I partnered with Monica's Closet Essentials to bring you a $50 gift card to her store! If you remember I raved about this shop here.

Good luck and I hope you win big! =)

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Redbull & Coffee

Happy Monday... uh, no. Not from this girl today. I've got my pissy pants on. Womp. BUT Paige posted this photo a couple weeks ago and I laughed my butt off! So I figured YOU could use a laugh this Monday morning. =)

Did I make you laugh? Tell me a joke?

Giveaway tomorrow so be sure to come back!

...maybe I will be in a better mood tomorrow too!

Monday, April 15, 2013

5 for Five

Good day friends!

So today, I'm setting some goals for myself! You should join me!


Goals this week:

1.) Get out of bed the first time my alarm goes off. (5am!)
2.) Get to the gym Tuesday and Thursday during lunch.
3.) Blog at least twice here and on Houck Diaries.
4.) Go to bed by 10pm each weeknight.
5.) Drink 100oz of water a day.

Also - hurry and join me and Mrs. Monologues for a Diet Bet! Join here, and find out more info here. But you HAVE to sign up now, weigh in is tomorrow!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Happies & Crappies

It's finally Friday! Which means its my early day! Wahoo! 

Also. Two blog posts this week? Does this mean I've got my blogging mojo back? Perhaps. We will see! 

The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up


* Mychael and I have been focusing on "making a life" together. It is so easy for us to get wrapped up in our careers that we forget to get wrapped up in our marriage. 
* I tried sushi again during a lunch meeting and, I liked it! Other than the eel, I loved everything! BUT I did not spit out the eel. That is a huuuuge accomplishment for me! 
* Mychael and I are eyeballing properties and houses for our future house #2, luckily we know the market in our area pretty well. It's really fun to dream and work towards those dreams. 
* We received our letter letting us know season ticket renewals for University of Houston Football are upon us and we should receive details in the coming weeks! So excited to get our group together again!


* 5 day work weeks. Who came up with that? I vote for 4 day work weeks and 3 day weekends! 
* Conflict. I despise conflict and most of the time, unless I am being paid to deal with it or its with my husband. I don't. But sometimes you really just need to deal with it. Things always work better when you communicate.

So there we have it, my first ever happies and crappies post. 

Now it's your turn to write yours and link up! =)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

YOU are annoying on social media...

this post has been a long time coming.
i mean every time you turn around there is new "research" on how annoying people are on social media. 
or new "research" on how you are supposed to act on social media. 
or perhaps someone bitching about how annoying other people are on... you guessed it. social media. 

seriously. i don't know what people expect of others. 

let's touch on what i most commonly see as "annoying" behavior: 

  • Those who post about their workouts. People can't stand when you post about going to the gym, your weight loss, the goals you have met, or how hard you have pushed yourself. 
    • My thoughts? I love when my friends posts about their workouts, whether they are checking in, posting their stats, posting a progress photo or video. I love it all. I learn about new workouts, I get inspired and sometimes learn about new workout gear! So if you do this, KEEP DOING IT! YOU ARE MOTIVATING OTHERS!
  • Those who post about their food. People can't stand when you post pictures of the dish you just made, the goodies you just baked, or the ridiculously delicious/strong drink you are about to consume after your horrible day/week/month. 
    • My thoughts? I love food, and I am exploring new foods. So I love when I see new dishes in my feeds. Whether it is healthy or junk, I can still appreciate it. Everything is good in moderation. I mean, just don't post yourself eating a spoonful of butter. That... well that would be weird. I can appreciate a nice drink after a stressful day, or week. If it helps you keep your sanity and you are drinking responsibly. DO WHAT YOU WANT! 
  • Those who post about their children. People can't stand when you post photos of your children, or when you share little accomplishments. 
    • My thoughts: I don't have kids, I don't get annoyed with people who have kids. I mean, the only thing that annoys a whee little bit is the "my kid is the smartest" - um yea, okay. so is every child. I love my friends who are so in love with their kids though and it gives me something to look forward to when I have children. I want to feel that love that seems like non-other. I love hearing about little accomplishments. Seriously, I don't even care if you tell me your child pooped for the first time! Do I need to know that? No. Does it bother me? No, It's a normal bodily function. Do I think its a little odd that you shared? Just a little... then again I am the furmom that has inspected her cats poop so that she could give the vet good feedback. The one thing I do find annoying is when parents have their kids as their profile pictures. I don't get that. That would be like having Mychael's picture up as my profile picture... but who cares. KEEP LOVING YOUR CHILD AND KEEP SHARING! 
  • Those who check-in to places. People can't stand when you check in on FourSquare, Yelp, or Facebook. 
    • My thoughts: Mind your own. Now, I do admit I find it annoying when people check in to stupid shit. Like, why do you need to check into your couch? Your shower? The damn stop light? Don't get me wrong, I fell into that black hole for a bit too - then I slapped myself and asked myself what the hell was I doing? I do love seeing where people go, where they dine, and what they thought. Perhaps if I am in their neck of the woods I will know what places to check out. If used correctly - it provides great feedback! KEEP CHECKING IN, I NEED TO KNOW WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO EAT! 
  • Those who promote themselves (or others). People can't stand when you promote your facebook page, your blog posts, or any of your other social media sites. 
    • My thoughts: Y'all I read blog posts, like facebook pages, follow Instagram accounts, etc all though people self-promoting. I rarely have time to sit down and read a blog. So Twitter or my Facebook feed is where I stay connected to this bloggy world I love. I LOVE to see others promoting other bloggers, and helping each other reach their goals. At the same time, I also know that EVERYONE is your best friend if they think you will spend your hard earned money sponsoring them or if you are currently sponsoring them. So, just be careful. People aren't always who they seem when you are paying them to be your friend. KEEP TWEETING/FACEBOOKING YOUR LINKS I LOVE IT! 

So my friends, who cares what other people think. You will never ever be able to please everyone. I violate every single thing listed above. And without that stuff up there, what else would you post about????

Also - I am sure the grammar police are having a BALL with this post. They are probably having an anxiety attack and are about to fall off their chair. Seriously.

I don't give a hoot! 

I am sure I have offended SOMEONE, but honestly I don't care. People are always going to talk. Might as well give them something to talk about.

Have a great Tuesday!