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 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

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