60 Day Challenge Goals

It's been awhile since I have come around these parts of blog land. Some days I truly miss it. So since I missed it so much, I decided as I am revamping and going through the blog I would make some post. I can't promise how many times a week or even a month I will post but I do want to post something every now and than. I also want to use this little space to keep me accountable. 

Accountable for what you might be thinking? Accountable for workouts, eating right and sticking to my goals. I have this really bad tendency for goals I want for myself than I put them on the back burner because everyone else around me needs me, so I decided no more. It's time for me to put myself first and chase those dreams and goals. 

I joined a 60 day challenge that starts tomorrow. Part of this 60 day challenge for myself is to track my macros. I went to get my body fat tested and now have a  my macros to follow. It was really close to what I was following over summer when I was losing my weight. I was truly impressed.  If you want to follow along with that, add me on snap and instagram  

This leads me to my goals for the 60 days 

1. Track my macros for 45 days ( I have a bad tendency for tracking breakfast than not doing it at all the rest of the time, so I am going to be easy on myself) 
2. Complete workouts Monday - Friday 
3. Start Yoga regular 
4. Drink a gallon of water a day 
5. Read a book 

Keeping it short & sweet as I hope it is something I can accomplish.

Are you setting goals to finish the year strong? What are they?  


Under Construction

It has been awhile since I have been active on this said blog. I miss it. I miss sharing and creating so much for this little space of mine. I have some big things coming soon for this place including wanting to do a full make over on it. Any advice for it? 

I want to share some yummy recipes, life updates, make over projects on the house, and a few DIY I have been doing. Not to forget, I am still lifting weights and chasing some big dreams. 

Stay tune as I am hoping to get it all together by the middle of next month and get back into the full swing of it. 

In the meantime, stop by and say hello. I would love to hear from you all! 

Thank you for hanging out with me still



Hello July || July Goals

Hey ya'll! Happy Hump Day!
I know I said I would only post Tuesday & Thursdays but I ran out of time yesterday, so why not post today right?

Can you believe we're already in July? Me either! This is a very busy month for me & hubby should be home soon. 

July Goals

  • Read at least one book but it would be awesome to read two.
  • Enjoy my vacation to see the Hubby
  • Relax in the sunshine & don't worry about work 
  • Continue tracking my food but don't live solely by it, enjoy life too! 
  • Get back into cooking dinners 
  • stay caught up on work so I am less stress 
  • Reach my step goals 25/31 days out of the month, I know I'll miss a few 
What are your July Goals? 


Home Of The Free Because Of The Brave

Happy Thursday ya'll! Tomorrow is July 1st already.. crazy!
I am just dropping by to say Happy 4th of July and to be safe! 
Enjoy your weekend and create lots of memories. 
I will be back next week. 

"Home of the free because of the brave"


Finding The Balance

Hey Tuesday, we meet again! 
It's crazy to me how fast time is flying by, I mean seriously wasn't it just new years? Here we are almost 7 months into 2016 and the wheels are turning. I have so many things going on, and that is exactly what I want to share. 

I find myself spreading myself too thin and not knowing how to say no. 

I like to keep my plate full. I like to have a plan of things. I like to schedule my life out. It's just who I am. I tend to over work and work some more. Lately though, it's taking a toll on my attitude. 

Lately I am finding myself being extremely negative and unhappy. I sat back and tried to decide what was it truly affecting me. I came to realize I am spreading myself too thin. I work two jobs (one from home and I find myself working all hours of the day to "catch up"), gym twice a week with a trainer who I love, workouts at home, I have a 8 soon to be 9 year old son, I am basically a single mom because the husband is gone, and son is always into sports, and or going places, or let's not mention all his appointments and such, I have family events almost every weekend, and let's not forget the zoo I live on. I sometimes wonder how I keep it together when I feel like it's all falling apart. Sleep? What's sleep? 

I learned that by not quitting my job (when I say I will quit for the day) and by not allowing myself the proper time to workout, I was really making myself unhappy and miserable. 

As much as I want to be a badass and do it all, reality is I can't. That is perfectly OKAY! 

I can be a badass without spreading myself too thin and saying no! 

Are you finding yourself spread too thin? 


Momentum is Real

Hey ya'll! Wow, I am really sticking with the Tuesday/Thursday schedule, well at least for this week. That's what matters right? 

Lets get to it. I am apart of this fitness challenge and he sends out a daily blog. Yesterday it was all about momentum being real. It truly just rang true to me. 

Since March 1 - I have lost a total of 10 pounds but since than I have gained and lost the same 3-4 pounds. I realized that it's because I was losing more than I was winning. I wasn't allowing myself to put myself first. I was miserable. Even the hubby started to notice how moody I was and how much I just was in a blah mood all the time. 

I was burning both ends of my stick and was ready to explode. 

I was putting off the hard part because it was easier than just facing it head on. The truth is, it's hard to start. It was hard to get my mind right. It's hard to not eat the entire bag of cookies. It was hard to put myself first in front of work, house cleaning, and other duties I have. So I started small, I stopped buying the cookies. I stopped keeping my other favorite snack foods in the house and instead have veggies and other foods. I started to tell myself 20 minutes a day is all I need to set aside for myself. 

So I wanted to share with you, that life is hard. No one will argue with you about that but they will argue with the fact that struggling and being hard doesn't have to be everyday. You can succeed if you step back and take a look around. Stop focusing on the things you can't change and focus on the things you can. Build a relationship with yourself and be proud of who you are. 

"Without struggle there is no progress" 

Happy Thursday ya'll! 

Remember the strong all had to start weak first. 


5 Ways To Get Out Of The Funk In The Morning

Good Morning ya'll

Did you have an amazing Monday? I did besides the fact that San Diego was melting away. We hit a new record for heat, it was 111 at my house when I got home from work and I don't believe it really cooled down until after I went to bed. I hate trying to sleep while sweating. Not to mention, we were in a flex alert so we couldn't even turn on the air. The struggle was real yesterday, but today seems to already be much cooler. Before I head out to the gym, I wanted to share some ways I pull myself out of a funk. 

Sometimes I wake up and I am just not in the mood to deal with people or even be talked too.

I wanted to share my ways of improving my mood to have a better day 

1. Having a Cup of coffee/ Your favorite beverage 
Something as simple as a yummy cup of coffee can truly change my mode. I love being able to sit down and enjoy it. My favorite days are the ones I work from home where I am not in a rush to get out the door and can enjoy it while it's still warm/hot. 

2. Read 
Lately, I have been getting up in the morning to read a few pages out of my book. I am addicted to reading from a real book and not just on my ipad. I am currently reading Me before you & it's so good. I want to finish it soon so I can go see the movie. 

3. Put on a cute outfit/Something comfortable 
Sometimes all it takes is for me to put on a cute outfit and or workout gear and my mode instantly changes. It's like my mind knows something is about to go down. 

4. Light a candle/Turn on Scentsy 
My sister recently got me back into scentsy and I love it. I have the service member warmer and a few plug ins. I got new bars and I love them. I look forward to getting up every morning now and turning them on. I love when the house smells amazing and is clean. 

5. Do a quick workout
Sometimes I don't need to do a full hour or so but something as small as 10 minutes truly helps (I usually do a minimum of 10 minutes). It gets my day going and my heart rate up. Than I am ready and I know I can always go back to my workout once I get my to do list started 

My quick go to methods of changing my mood. What do you do to change your mood when you wake up in a funk?