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Monthly Archives: November 2012

I seem to run into the same problem every fall and winter. What shoes do I wear? This may seem like a silly question, but let me explain my¬†dilemma. I love boots, and they can be very stylish, but they aren’t always practical. For example; How do you wear mid-calf boots, if you’re not wearing skinny jeans or leggings? Or, how do you wear cute little booties, when it’s snowing? I have to admit that I’m pretty simple when It comes to shoes. I love to throw on a pair of fun pumps for a night out, but on a daily basis, you’ll usually find me in flip flops, or flats. I’m always won over by a sparkly or colorful pair of flats. But then enter the cold, and I want my feet to be warm, but still be cute with my outfit. Flats are no good, because my feet freeze. I love mid-calf boots, but I’m not always wearing skinny jeans, and booties are not the most practical when your walking on ice with two small kids. SO, Uggs, seem to solve most of these problems. They are warm, practical in the snow, and you can usually find a pair that’s pretty cute. However, I don’t own any Uggs, they’re a bit out of my price range.So my solution? Mix it up and own a LOT of boots ūüôā Something will usually work out.

What’s your favorite footwear to rock when it’s cold out?

And help me out, what do you wear with NON-skinny jeans when it’s cold out? I’m still not too sure…..

Winter boots


Current weight – 128.2#

Goal weight – 128#

Weight lost since last weigh in – 0.4#

Total weight lost – 29.8#

Weight still to lose – 0.2#

Thanksgiving week plus PMS equals a bad combination for weight loss.

I’m adjusting my goal weight a bit. Don’t worry, I have a reason for it. I’ll post about it on Monday.

I’ve had this question asked of me a lot recently. The answer I automatically jump to is explaining my diet and exercise plans. But the actually answer to this question is, dedication. Its always been my personality, that if I decide I want something, I find a way to get it. I honestly think that this has been the driving factor in my success. Its easy to follow a diet and exercise plan if its drawn out for you, but it takes more then that to suceed. If your not dedicated to reaching the goals you’ve set, you’re going to be more likely to faulter. You might skip a day at the gym here and there, get lazy on your eating, or whatever it may be. These are the things that are going to hold you back and make you feel like its too hard. I’m not trying to brag by saying this, but I’ve worked really hard, and that’s my secret. It puts a new meaning into Nike’s ‘just do it’ slogan. Because that’s how I did it. By just going to the gym consistently and eating right.

I want people to know that it is possible. When I hear of other people who want to get in shape, I want to help them and inspire them. I want them to know that it can be done an I’m excited for them to accomplish their goals.

I’ve also been asked to post my workouts. Ill do the best I can to do this. But they’re not technically “my” workouts because my brother writes them up for me ūüôā

What are some things that you feel get in the way and prevent you from reaching your goals?

I love the feel of this outfit. I bought¬†these jeans¬†at Old Navy, they’re not quite as cute as the Anthropologie ones, but they’re a lot more reasonably priced. And I have a couple turquoise tops that would work. But I just love the bow at the neck on this shirt.

Do you try to recreate outfits you see with pieces you already own?


Current weight – 128.6#

Goal weight – 128#

Weight lost since last weigh in – 1.6#

Total weight lost – 29.4#

Weight still to lose – 0.6#

My weight loss goal is to lose 1.5# per week, and I’m hoping that having a weekly update will give me a good idea as to whether I’m on track with that or not.

I had to weigh myself three times this morning because I didn’t believe the scale. I’m feeling great and so excited to be half a pound away from my goal. It’s time to change the theme of this blog, from weight loss to¬†maintenance. Stay tuned for posts about the new goals I’m setting and how I plan to accomplish them.

Mo’ hair, mo’ problems. If you have thick, curly, wavy, or frizzy hair, then you know what I’m talking about. I mentioned briefly here, about how hair can be a nuisance at the gym, but let me lay it all out for you.

Problem number one: You’re on the elliptical or treadmill with your hair in a ponytail, and you find it really hard to concentrate on anything other than you’re hair swishing back and forth across your back.

Problem number two: You lay down on the bench for bench press and your ponytail prevents your head from laying flat on the bench. Not good for form, or comfort.

Problem number three: It’s leg day and your super pumped to feel the burn and slim down your thighs. You get situated on the squat machine and start your first set. All of a sudden your pony tail is stuck under the bar and pulling little strand of hair from your head.

My solution to these problems? A bun, on the top of my head. Put it in a pony tail, twist the rest of the hair around the ponytail, and bobby pin in place.

You might think its vain of me to put so much thought onto how I wear my hair to the gym, but if you’ve ever found yourself in one of these situations, then you know how I feel. I’m by no means one of those girls who wears full on makeup to workout. This is strictly a matter of being efficient and not letting my hair get in the way at the gym.


On Thanksgiving, you want to be comfortable, and cute. So this is my idea of a good turkey day look. Leggings are comfy and have some give to them, and then an oversized sweater, or sweater dress. ¬†It’s¬†important¬†to look cute for two reasons. Chances are you’re getting together with family and there will be pictures being taken. And for me, if I look and feel good, I’m more likely to think about what I’m eating. If you show up to thanksgiving in sweats, you’ll be more likely to over eat, because you’re wearing oversized clothes.

My personal Thanksgiving survival tips;

1.Dress cute and comfortable.

2.Don’t graze. If you spend the day picking at food here and there, you’re more likely to overeat. It’s better to sit down with a plate of food and to know¬†exactly¬†what and how much your eating.

3.Don’t stress or over think it. It’s okay to have “cheat” days. Just listen to your body and don’t stuff yourself.


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