Sunday, January 8, 2012

Confessions of a Foodie

So today marks my one week anniversary of starting this health/fitness blog!  Yay! I wish I could say I've done an awesome job at working out and eating well this week, but that is definitely not the case!

For example, here is what I ate today....

Breakfast/Lunch: Starbucks Mocha Lite Frappachino w/ Whipped Cream (My Fav!)

Dinner: Nachos from Moe's (complete with sour cream & queso... so good, but so bad, I know!)

Dessert: Menage a Trois Red Wine.  This is my absolute favorite wine, and I'm sipping it as I type... I wouldn't put it past myself to finish off the whole bottle!

Could I be any worse?!  But hey, in my defense, it's been a long week with starting a new job and getting ready to move.... and it's the weekend, so cheers!  Tomorrow is another day! :)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


What I'm loving on Pinterest this week:

I need this iPhone case!

... and this wine cellar!

I am obsessed with this paint color!

Looks just like my pup, but all dressed up!

Under 400 calorie meals!

This needs to go on my wall!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ring Bling!

Since I'm a newlywed, I was so excited to see this link up opportunity to share my engagement ring story with yall!

My now-husband, Josh,  proposed on Christmas Eve 2010.  It was such an awesome moment! We have a tradition of opening our Christmas gifts from eachother every Christmas Eve at midnight because Christmas Day is always so busy for us.  The last gift I opened from him that year was an awesome blanket from Brookstone.

I am seriously obsessed with pillows, blankets, and all things soft, so I was more than excited about this blanket!  As soon as I unfolded it, I had an even greater suprize.  Folded up inside, was my beautiful engagement ring!

I absolutely love my engagment ring, and I love Josh's unique proposal!

We just got married on September 17th, which was the greatest day of my life! Here are pictures of our wedding day and rings:

Love, love, love my rings! And love, love, love my husband!!

Hope ya'll enjoyed! :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy Monday!

So, I know my purpose of making this blog was to talk about health/fitness, but first I want to tell you about my first Monday of the new year!  Today was a really important day for me because I started a new job. (I know, I'm starting all kinds of new things already this year... My husband and I are also buying our first house this month, but that'll be a whole different post!)  For the past 4 years, I've worked as an Assistant Property Manager at a great little apartment community here in Greenville, SC.  Although I loved my job, I eventually felt like I needed a change, so today I started at a new apartment community.  Even though it's technically the same position I've already had, I always find it a little nerve wrecking starting a new job because you have to learn all new policies, procedures, etc. So, needless to say, I was pretty nervous about today. Well after a long day at work, I'm happy to announce that everything went wonderfully!  My new property is a gorgeous downtown apartment community, and I absolutely love it! The girls I work with in the office are all super nice, and I feel right at home there. Such a great feeling! :)
Now moving right along, I'm also proud to announce that I have decided to follow the Couch to 5K fitness program!

 For those of you who are not familiar with this, it's basically a running program where you run a certain distance every day until eventually, at the end of 9 weeks, you're able to run a 5k.  Considering that I am probably the world's worst runner, I find this whole concept completely absurd. I can't imagine running even one mile, let alone over 3! I'm excited to follow the program though and see how it works out.   If any of you have ever tried it, I'd love to know about your experience as well!
Well, I guess that's all for now!  Time for the premier of the new season of the Bachelor! Yay!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


In spirit of the new year, I have decided to create a blog dedicated to my New Year Resolution -- Getting Fit!  I've made this resolution before (haven't we all?), but this time I'm serious about it.  I'm working out, saying no to the junk food (except for maybe the occasional chocolate...), and blogging about it every step of the way! I figure this is a great way to stay motivated and hold myself accountable for my actions. I hope you'll follow me in my journey. I'm excited to share healthy recipies, work-out ideas, and other fun things in the future!
Happy New Year!!