Booty squats

I wanted to get a quick post in today because I haven’t posted this week yet. Today I started researching some new home workouts–my fav. I came across several different types of squats, and tried some of them out. Let me tell you, my legs are SORE. Eek. It’s a good feeling though–thighs and booty burning.

My plan is to write up a personal home workout schedule. Each week I want to establish daily workouts. I want to mix it up a bit to see how much I can challenge myself.





Yikes! Month long goal to get back into shape is a GO!

First photo of this month long process
First photo of this month long process

Stretchy workout pants are ON

Today is June 1st. I had all intentions to wake up early before work so I could ease into my day. However, I woke up right when I was suppose to leave for my morning shift. Every morning is a struggle. I love the feeling of being awake for the early hours of the day, but the process of actually waking up is a battle every time. When I do wake up early I like to play a lil game called “how much can I get done before noon.” This morning I was not able to play that game. Even though I was able to get off my shift early, I was peer pressured to have a mimosa at the bar. Of course, me being easily convinced, I enjoyed my dose of vitamin C, granted it was more champagne than anything…

I arrived home with the intention to do something productive, then immediately became preoccupied looking through facebook…oops. It’s still early in the day though, and I just drank a pre-workout drink, so it’s safe to say that productivity is on the horizon. I’ve got my stretchy workout pants on, and shaking my loft with some Glass Animals radio station on Pandora. It’s quite nice how loud our speakers get.

So, now I am waiting the 20 minutes I am suppose to wait after I drink my pre-workout. I am actually pretty excited to go for a run today. It has been a great while since I went for a run. Running use to be part of my daily routine. Every day I would have to go for a run or else I would feel off.  But for the past few months, since December, I have yet to set myself up for a run. No intention has been made. I have honestly been a lazy couch potato, eating anything and everything I desire. It’s gotten bad. Usually, I strive to be healthy and make every attempt to keep a healthy lifestyle. I don’t know how I have swayed so far away from it.

 I guess, June 1st sounds like a good day to start something. So today I am going to get back on track with a healthy lifestyle. I am going to attempt to run 2 miles outside on the River Trail today. It’s 100% probable I won’t make the full 2 miles running, but I WILL make it to 2 miles. I want to start a cleanse of some sort as well. I am pretty well known for doing cleanses, but I think I want to look into something I haven’t tried before. I need something that is at least 1 week long. My birthday is June 30th, so I also am looking into a month long workout program. I figure I can’t blog about pigging out ALL the time…

Let's do this
Let’s do this

Everybody loves burritos, but not as much as I do.

Last night I ate two Amy’s burritos. TWO. Mind you, these babies are over three dollars each–a delicacy for sure.  Packed full of organic ingredients, I–starving–threw them in the microwave altering any healthy benefits. There was no time to wait for the oven. My stomach just wouldn’t have it. You know when you are so hungry that you actually feel nauseous? Well, that’s what I was feeling like. Why would I indulge in such a luxury at $3+? Simple. I was still hungry after eating one burrito. I am quite used to eating MUCH larger burritos, so I thought it acceptable to have two. Wondering, as I am opening the second package, if I really need another burrito. Immediately I answer myself. Yes.

So people, if your belly wants anther burrito, GIVE IT ANOTHER BURRITO. 

A fine delicacy
                                      A fine delicacy

Nic barrel guy

Today I am going to write about a boy.

24 years ago, today,  he was born a lil ol handsome fool–i’m sure. Today he is the most loving boyfriend I could ask for. The fact that he has put up with my insanity for over the past two years is a true feat, and that’s no exaggeration. This boy makes leaps and bounds for me. Truly. I am overwhelmingly grateful for him and all that he does, and I am damn proud to call him my boyfriend.

If it wasn’t for that drunken night at the Whiskey barrel I would not have known the kindness and thoughtfulness that runs deep to his soul. I would not have met my best friend…thankfully, I was plastered that night; saw this fellow sitting just off the dance floor, and then proceeded to go sit on his lap and ask him why he wasn’t dancing.

Best. Night. Ever.

…I didn’t know it at the time, but it was. It was like life sat me in the lap of exactly the person I needed to meet.

From there it has been the longest two years of my life. Never have I ever cherished every day, and was simply excited to spend it with him.  He is motivated when he wants to be, goofy most of the time, hungry all the time, gassy after every meal, stubborn when I don’t want him to be, and loving every single moment of every day. He is my foundation when I need to feel grounded, and my kite when I need to fly.

Today is this kids birthday, and I hope it is a great day because, hun, you aren’t getting younger. I remember when I was younger feeling so excited to just wake up on my birthday. I would open my door– streamers flew in my face, and the living room was covered with even more. I loved it, and I want him to feel like we did when we were kids–so freaking excited about everything on our birthday.




Hot dogs!

Pokemon cards!

Water balloons!



For me, the only thing that has changed is that the growing number of obscene Pokemon has motivated me to utilize my time more wisely. haha

So, cheers to a great day Nicholas Rae! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love you! I’m SO proud of your hard efforts and dedication. You deserve the world and a nice big piece of cake ❤

Isn't this birthday boy a cutie?!
Isn’t this birthday boy a cutie?!

After the rain


The sweet wind after the brief rainfall fills my loft. The sun streaks into my windows giving the room a golden glow. The bass from the Glass Animals radio station lightly shakes the wood floors. This is a brief timeless beauty. I enter it in a daze, and gaze out the window looking over the wet bright streets of Old Town–thick clouds off in the distance. The moment stays long and dramatic, lingering in the moment–as if  catching up with an old friend. The cool wind against the hot sticky air produces a sweet–perfect– breeze into my golden lit loft.

I hear a soft “Hey you.” behind me in the thick daze. I turn around and see my love standing there–delighted it’s him.

The bottomless pit called my stomach

You know you have a problem when you can no longer taste the crispy cream doughnut sunday you are shoving into your mouth. Looking at me, you wouldn’t suspect pigging out being a regular ritual of mine, however I must confess I do a fair share of late night binge eating. Thanks to mah lady Jane my already overactive sweet tooth turns into a monster I cannot control. Luckily I have been blessed with an oddly awesome metabolism, and each morning I drink my coffee feeling thin and ready for a cheeseburger.

This morning however, I woke up, drank my coffee, and indulged in my favorite yogurt and granola breakfast. Today feels like a good day to start eating healthy…again. Now, you must understand something about me. I am pretty good at sticking to a diet/way of living for roughly about two weeks max…

I have always struggled to keep to a routine. Usually I always go for the healthy alternative. That’s my first reaction and one I truly desire. However on such occurrences that my taste buds shun my brain, I typically then go for the ice cream followed by meaty cravings.

A reverse incident happened last night when my lovely boyfriend, best friend, and I went to a local favorited dive bar for several appetizers and burger meals washed down with our classic drink of choice–cold beers. It was delicious, and there was no guilt in any bite. We then made our journey back to the house where I finished off the night with a Melting Moments ice cream sandwich while getting worked up from a few games of Mario Cart.  I cherish nights like these–great company, great food, great beer, and great laughs. This spring has already had its handfuls of great nights, and I suspect this summer is going to be one of those great ones. 

As to the food issue. I am looking for that motivation to work out daily again and live a more healthy lifestyle. Pigging out is definitely fun, and will probably make its way into my life some nights, but I will not be held down with regret every night. So, cheers to more healthy choices, regular exercising, and feeling great…Maybe a cookie here and there 😉


Kick off to a kick ass summer

It has been a busy couple weeks. The kick off to my summer “vacation” started with a busy work schedule. Gotta make that money for summer adventures! This month, I plan to continue working as much as I can so I can pay for the fun things coming in June. I’ve realized that if I want to “party” hard, I HAVE to work hard. While it’s not always a joy working while the summer sun is tempting me, I have learned that if I put some time into my job I will have more time to enjoy summer activities. Being a server is definitely  a great job for the summer because I have flexible shifts, and can work for a few hours to make my adventure money!

So, to kick off this blog, here’s a little info on yours truly… 🙂

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