Today’s words to live by come from a very hopeful outlook. Painfully hopeful.
Real Ryders have a lot of potential, however, the instructors who have taught the classes I’ve gone to have me doing an insane amount of push ups on the bike in a 1-2 count format, they have me turning my back all the way to the right, while on a heavy gear, while dropping my right arm to the ground.
None of this you do on a real bike. I get you’re trying to be different and have fun. But Christ people. We might as well all become this guy. Johnny G would have a stroke.
If people don’t have good form, they’re just gonna hurt. So cut it out.
I can’t say no to frosting. The thing is… there are some things I just want to have. I want the frosting off at least 5 cupcakes. That means for my 1 hour and a half work out, that I am going to kick my ass. It’s just so worth it. So take that.
I’ve been feeling more and more sunshine from the window at work and IT HAS BEEN BRILLIANT. The thing is… I, like so many other people across the country, am bogged down. I can’t deal with another cold breeze, snow storm or the words ‘polar’ OR ‘votex’ – So done.
No matter what my day is like. This always makes me feel good. The thing is… I don’t work out like crazy because I am some health nut (nothing wrong with it) or as many half naked photos on my Instagram feed as I have, I am not vain. It just makes me feel good. It’s what I do to change my mood. Yesterday I was below the dumps. After class I felt un-stoppable.
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
― Edith Sitwell
Yes. Pinterest is awesome. Like really awesome. But I’m one of those people who LOVE everything. Paper crafts? LOVE IT. Dream catchers? LOVEEE. Earthy colors, pastels, neutral? LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.
It goes without saying that there’s a lot going on over there and although I enjoy it, it’s a bit overwhelming. I’ve decided to start using this space to narrow-down the top things that I love. Like… love for real.
So I’m starting with my hair. I am totally in the process of growing out my hair. It’s pretty long already, but I want it to be long long. If you know me, you know this is majestically difficult. At the first tug of a comb, I am quick to chop off the hair but now I have a good reason to let the hair grow…
Above are some of the pretty ideas I have in mind. I want some kind of ornament, but I don’t want it pulled up. Outdoor weddings call for whimsy, soft curls and pretty headpieces.
What are some of your favorite looks?
So while doing P90X, it is imperative to eat at home. Not because you can’t find good options outside, but there’s just so much more control you can have! It’s exciting to know that you can actually clear off your plate without feeling like a slob because it’s actually a serving!
We’ve been turning down lots of dinner dates and sigh (margarita ones too) but that’s ok. I think. I love the program because it gives me a sense of discipline.
Red wine helps a lot too.
Tonight we had top sirloin with sautéed onions. Roasted cauliflower accompanied with garlic, shallots and lemon. And a golden tomato and cucumber salad tossed in bourbon mustard and pear balsamic vinegar.
What are some of the best side dishes have with steak?
Ok ok ok. I’m back. I’ve been a busy body and have not had a chance to post, but yesterday at 4:40AM while tossing and turning, I remembered just how much I missed posting and writing and all that fun stuff.
Plenty of updates to be had. Like… YES! We picked a venue and it’s the cutest place ever. More information and photos coming soon. The dress I wanted from BHLDN is gone forever. Tear. But that’s ok. It’s just not meant to be.
Yes we have a date! September 26th 2015! Yay! Doesn’t it sound dreamy?
No! No is what I have to keep telling myself every time I want to chop my hair off for a YONCE bob. I really want long hair for the wedding and this is my form of discipline. Speaking of…
YES! We started P90X again. We’ll be sexy hot bods again come May 3rd. Just in time for my lovely darlings wedding, a concert with my papi and WSSC in MIAMIIIII.
Swim suit please!
And NO I did not delete my Facebook page, I just unpublished it because i was doing ZERO posting and hated that FB would send me notifications telling me to update it. LEAVE ME ALONE FB. I GOT THIS.
So until I get back to steady-dating my blog again, I’ll leave it that way.
HOWEVER. Feel free to become a fan of my instructor page so that it’s not a sad little number. I post music selections, pics of my guns and reminders of when I am teaching and subbing. Get with it here!
MMmmmkkkk. That should be enough for now. I miss you all madly and I’ll be back soon.
Back with more blogs, more posts and more joy!
While shopping, we’ll usually grab a bottle of wine because it jumps out at us. Usually packaging, then the name, then the type are the 1st to come in order when making such hasty decisions. The wine, as of yet, has always been rather delicious. These beautiful finds were both interesting and bold and makes me wonder, what have you randomly tried that has brought you pleasant surprise?
I’ve been looooving the new Beyonce album and hoping and wishing that it comes to Spotify soon so that I can rock my spin class to the Yonce jam. Helllo jumps!
This styled shoot is just stunning. It’s inspired by a wintery forest with rich colors against a bright and white outdoor landscape. I’m getting married in the fall but still love EVERYTHING about this. Click the image above to see more and fall madly in love with all of the things.
Also. I need my hair to grow that long in the next two years. MISSION BEGINS NOW!
Pie. I’ve always wanted to try and make it. I’ve always been scared. It’s intimidating because I LOVE PIE CRUST. So I’ll be extra picky about the way it tastes and look. This Christmas, I got a pie dish and holder so there is no excuse now. I am going to try and make my first pie for a new years party and really bring in the year with checking something off the list right away! Click above to check out Smitten Kitchen’s blog post about making the perfect crust.
If you have any tried and true tips, share them below! Can’t wait to hear all of your little secrets!
Hope you all enjoyed your holidays!
Enjoy my internet finds and enjoy your Friday and most importantly, enjoy your holidays!
1. Holiday Spice Cake with Eggnog Frosting by Portuguese Girl Bakes.
2. Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas by Two Peas and their Pod.
3. Copper Cook’s Tools @ West Elm.
4. I Cook to Fill Hearts and Bellies Apron by Nourishing Notes.
5. Seamless Shimmer Hoodie @ ATHLETA.
I work based on goals. In order to get to this I need to do this, and that equals success. So I’ve been working on my list of goals for the next year and it’s been pretty exciting. I def want to work on saving a little bit more money, planning a fun and memorable wedding and maybe traveling somewhere new and adventurous. My professional goals will never change, it will always be to help my clients shine and try my hardest to make a name for myself and them in the community. With that being said, I also want to focus on growth and learning things in the digital field outside of my current comfort zone. Photoshop? Code? Wire frames? Art & Crafts? Haha, anything really…
There are always physical goals, but with teaching spin and a very busy schedule, my body almost can’t take more demands, however, I do want to try something new in fitness, whether that’s trying to do Insanity this year, doing an aerial fitness class or do some kind of obstacle course race. I still have to pin point it. I totally want to try and make it out to WSSC this year and continue to learn and grow to be the best fitness professional that I can, so hopefully that works out!
Personally, I’m happy with the way I’ve matured and have been trying to roll with the punches. I have a bad habit of inducing anxiety attacks, so one of my goals last year was to not stress about anything, it’s hard! It’s very difficult to not worry about things when you’re me, so I can honestly say that I’ve done the best this past year. I’ll try to keep that up ha!
In my relationships, I’d like to continue to keep in touch with the people most important to me and distance myself from the relationships that are bad for my soul. If i have to stress out about a relationship, it’s not worth it. It may sound harsh, but it really lets you focus on the people who care about you always and not just on Friday nights when they need something to do. Yikes!
New Years Resolution List:
- Get driver’s license for real.
- Bake a homemade pie.
- Drink more water.
- Buy less crap. Crap as in stuff I’ll only wear once or impossible shoes.
- Show the people I love that I love them more often.
What are some of your goals and plans for the new year?