Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Top Six Tuesday

Hey, y'all!

I've decided that my blog needed a little something new. So, I'm going to do something I like to call "Top Six Tuesday." How does it work? So glad you asked!

Every Tuesday, I will pick a theme, and then pick six things that I like or that fit me and list them! Descriptions aren't necessary, but sometimes I think it gives y'all a little bit more insight on why that item or idea fits me! Ok, so here it goes! My first Top Six Tuesday.

This Tuesday's theme:
The Top Six Songs that Describe Me

1. Here For a Good Time by George Strait
Need I say more?

2. Wide Open by Jason Aldean
When I first heard this song, I was reminded of when I worked at Denny's, how I'd always be struggling to stay up on my own two feet because I wasn't making enough money, but I didn't care, because I didn't need anything but my faith in God, love, and happiness. I left Denny's because I had bigger plans for myself, and wanted to succeed in a better way. I couldn't have put this period of my life in better words, or lyrics for that matter. Better that it came from my favorite male country artist too =).

3. That's Important to Me by Joey+Rory
I absolutley love Joey+Rory. I first heard them about two years ago and fell in love with the song "Cheater, Cheater" (another good song for those who've been with a cheating partner) and decided to explore all of their music. I have to say, they're amazing. When I came across this song, I felt like they were singing the words inside my heart (ok, so minus the husband, being a wife, and being a good mother part....for now). That's why I love this song so much.

4. New Strings by Miranda Lambert
There really are no words to describe why I love this song. I wonder what language I could describe it in...Just listen to the lyrics and you'll pretty much hear my early adulthood life story.

5. Virginia Bluebell by Miranda Lambert
So minus the fact that most of my family is from Virginia (part of why I like this song), this song is what kept me going through the dark times in high school, and keeps me going now. Whenever I feel left out by "friends" and not good enough for anything, I listen to this song, and I smile. I know I'm better than that.

6. Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
Ok, so it's a little cliche, but I couldn't find a better song to describe the way I feel with Matt, and what his love means to me. It's time to leave the past where it belongs, and move forward with my life. I don't regret the road I've traveled, because it brought me here to you.

Monday, April 2, 2012


Better late than never!

Ok! So you know how at the end of December we all made these New Years resolutions that we promised ourselves we'd keep no matter how hard the work was? Yeah...I wasn't one of those people. Frankly, I never have been. I would always convince myself that I could always set these resolutions later on in the year and still have the same result by the end of the year. Reality is, that's not possible. At least for me. I have to establish some form of habit before I can fully commit to something. So I tried to be like everybody else this time and set it back in December. I think doing so may have actually worked!

Resolution #1: To get back into the same shape I used to be in high school.

This hurts me to say considering I graduated only two years ago...But things and people change and we all go through our fair share of trying times.

As of January 1, 2012, my weight was 187 pounds, with a BMI of 33%. NOT where I want to be.

So, since this past January, Matt and I have been continuing to eat healthier meals (though we have our weak moments where we splurge and eat fast food). We've also been walking to our mail box at the complex rather than taking the car. And just recently I've started doing Zumba and trying yoga. Let me tell you...yoga is a lot tougher than you think! But I'm really enjoying the new me that's coming through! And at the end of the year, I can't wait to see the results of the amazing journey I'm experiencing right now.

As of April 2, 2012, my weight is 180 pounds, and have almost lost an entire pant size and a half!

Resolution #2: To take better care of my hair, skin, and teeth.

Ok so I've adopted this new morning and nightly routine that helps me keep myself on track. I don't think Matt has noticed yet, but I'm sure it won't take long for him to notice =). I feel really great about it!

  • (Try to) Eat a balanced breakfast, complete with multi-vitamin consumption
  • Shower every morning and deep condition my hair once a week.
  • Floss, Brush, and Rinse with mouthwash every morning.
  • Apply moisturizer and toner.
  • Apply moisturizing lotion
  • Apply makeup (if any at all)
  • Brush and style hair
  • Get dressed for the day.
  • Change into night clothes.
  • Take off makeup.
  • Wash face (occasionally twice to get the last of the missed makeup)
  • Floss, Brush, and Rinse with mouthwash.
  • Brush hair
  • Relax.......=)
....And maybe the occassional book or in-bed meditation.

I would love to keep everyone up-to-date with my progress! Thank you for sharing this wonderful new journey with me!

Life is Beautiful <3