"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows" James 1:17

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

First day at my new job!

Starting a new job can be scary, especially when you don't know anyone. The Lord has truly blessed me with wonderful co-workers. So far, they have all been so helpful and nice. That makes going into work much more enjoyable.

Today, I had bra training. I had to learn about (and try on) every single bra. Soma has somewhere around 50 different bras and they all ROCK!! I am small chested so I wasn't able to try on some because they don't come in my size, LOL, but I was shocked at how well they fit me. I normally go for bras without an underwire because they are more comfortable. Let me tell you how shocked I was when I tried on the bras with an underwire; THEY WERE SO COMFORTABLE!! If you have never been into Soma Intimates you need to get your butt in there! Then come back and tell me what you think.

I did pick up a couple bras and some panties today, but I'm only going to put up pics of the bras
Elissa Lace Underwire Bra $44.00
Also comes in black. The matching panties are sooo cute!!

Essence Holly Push Up Underwire Bra $42.00
This bra is so comfortable!

If you like VS you are going to love LOVE Soma. Go see for yourself :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

A surprise. A new Job. Things I'm diggin!

Hey guys! First of all, thank you for the praying for Audrey and her family during their loss. It is never easy to lose someone you love, especially your husband at such a young age. Please continue to pray for her and their baby girls.

On a much MUCH happier note, I got a present last Monday :) I had gone out to eat with the ladies of the spouses club and when I came home this beauty was sitting on the kitchen counter waiting for me.

Yes, that is the Apple MacBook I've been wanting for months now!! I think it was pretty happy to have me too :) My hubby is one awesome guy!!

My second bit of good news is I got a job!! A couple weeks ago I applied at Soma Intimates and they called me back just last week!! It is an boutique specializing in shape wear, sleep wear, active wear and great clothes (nothing like Victoria's Secret). It is associated with Chico's and White House Black Market so I'm pretty siked!

I've been in a shopping mood lately and have come across some things I loooove. Summer clothes are so simple and light and flowy and I love that. So, here are a few of my most recent favorites.
 Beaded Tank from Forever21. This is BEAUTIFUL on! $22.80
    Chiffon Petals Top from Forever21. $15.80
Cap Sleeve Ruffle Top from Forever 21. $17.80
Fold Over Shorts from Forever 21 $22.80
Linen Pants from Forever 21 $22.80
Pleated Skirt from Forever 21 $17.80
Stop and Smell the Roses Dress from Francesca's $34.00
Stud By My Side bag from Francesca's $44.00

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sad News. Prayers Please

Good morning ladies. I'd like to ask you all to keep a special friend of mine in your prayers. Her name is Audrey and she is part of the Enlisted Spouses Club I am in at MacDill AFB. On Tuesday her husband unexpectedly passed away. A bunch of us wives just had a get together Monday night and it rips at my heart knowing that she had no idea how her life would drastically change the next day. It's a very different feeling when it happens to someone you know. Please PLEASE keep her and their two small children in your prayers. I held my husband a little tighter last night and plan on doing the same for many days to come.

I praise you Jesus for the life and breath you have given me today!

Stayed tuned for a later post on a little present I got and a few outfits :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mosh Pit

That is pretty much what this post is. HAHA. I've got a few things I want to share so excuse me jumping from one thing to another : )

Last week was AWESOME at the gym. On Friday I ran 1.5 miles in 12:55. That's pretty darn good for me! I love to run, but I run slow. I was actually trying to see how I did compared to the military PT test for women. To max out at 50 points you need to run it in 11:55 so I was only off by 1 stupid minute!!! I'm still proud of myself :) I ate really well last week too and I've got some delicious dinners planned for this week. Hubby has engine run school so he will be on days. YAYYYYY!!!

I'm not sure if I mentioned that I had an interview last week or not but it didn't go well. Turns out the doctor thought I had already graduated from nursing school! Apparently she didn't read my resume that CLEARLY states I am in school!! Very frustrating! Anyways, I've decided to do liveops. It's basically like a call center except I can do it at home. I'll be taking calls for infomercials like Sham Wow and P90X, etc. Easy money and I can do it while hubs is at work! Fingers crossed it goes well : )

My baby sister's birthday is coming up and I am doing all of the planning. She wants a slumber party theme and I've found some awesome ideas by browsing the internet. She is so excited and I'm so excited to be planning it for her. If anyone has any ideas please send them my way!

No new outfits for the weekend. I've been lazy and just lounging around the house. I'm pretty sure you don't need to see my jammies, lol. I'll have some next week : ) I'll leave you with a super cute dress that I might have to go and pick up! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. XoXo

Friday, April 16, 2010


Hey guys! I was just over at Larsen Loves and decided to link up to the Blog Hop! FUN FUN FUN!! Link up and join too!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Back on Track!

It felt so wonderful to work out today! I kicked my butt and just about made myself pass out, lol. During the day and while I am at the gym, I record everything on my ipod. I record the calories I take in and the calories that I burn. Unfortunately, hubby has my ipod right now : )

One of the things I try to do is change up my workouts. That is one of the reason I really enjoy doing P90X. It's all about muscle confusion and that is key for getting FAST results. I've been trying to incorporate it into my workouts at night. Sometimes I get to it, other times I don't. LOL.
Stairmaster 30min
Spinning 30min
Elliptical 30min
P90X Core Synergistics

It's time for me to make the pleasant trip to the grocery store so I'm having to get creative with my cooking.
Breakfast - Fiber One Yogurt and Iced Coffee 
Lunch - 4 Taquitos
Dinner -Baked Basa with brown rice and green beans
Snacks - I don't think I had any snacks today. I can't really remember, HAHA

That's all for tonight friends. Hope everyone had a fabulous Monday!

Monday, April 12, 2010

2 New Outfits!

I am not even going to get into my eating and workout over the weekend. It is just disappointing. I will be back on track tomorrow!

Now on to TWO outfits. The first one I wore on Sunday. We made a trip to Ocala to visit my parents and baby sister. It was such a nice time. Mom and I went out for a girls day and dad, hubby, and baby sister went fishing.
The sweater top is from Forever 21. It is so lightweight and cute. I get compliments every time I wear it!
Red lace tank top is from Charlotte Russe.
The shorts are sooooo cute! They are a navy blue with small white polka dots all over. They are also from Charlotte Russe. Here is a close up.

I worse some gold thong wedges that I forgot to take a picture of. Oops. I think this outfit has a nautical feel to it. Don't you??

Okay, outfit #2 pretty much has the same color scheme hehe. I didn't even notice until I saw the pictures. I had an interview today so dressed up a lil bit :)

Red lace tank is the same one from the first outfit.
Lightweight cover up is from Charlotte Russe
Black pants from Forever 21
Earrings from Charlotte Russe
And those super HOT shoes are from White House Black Market. They are actually my wedding shoes :)

I'm really enjoying posting my outfits! I normally only wear gym clothes and jammies during the week, but I might have to actually get dressed just so I can post about it.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Outfit of the Day

Hey yall! Since I've been boring you with posts about what I eat all day long I thought I would share something super cool! Trina over at xoxo,trina had the genius idea of posting videos of her outfits: like what she wears to work, date nights, etc. I thought it would be fun to do the same! Her blog is pretty stinkin AWESOME (one of my top favs!) So please check her out and go through her archives. I promise you will NOT be disappointed.

Let me start off by apologizing for the quality of my pics. I have a nice camera, but it's not a niiiiiiiice camera, if you know what I mean :) I might attempt to do a video sometime, maybe. Maybe not. Okay, so here is my outfit for today. We ran some errands and since it was sunny out I decided to show off my white legs. I look super freckly (is that a word?) too!

The top is lavender one-shoulder with ruffles from Charlotte Russe. It's $17, BUT if you have a student or military i.d. you can get 15% off!!! It is very comfortable and nice length. It also comes in black.
The black shorts I have had FOREVER!! I'm pretty sure I got them from JC Penny, but I can't remember.
The flip-flops are from Francesca's and they were $12
These earrings look much cuter in person. They are from Forever21 and were $5.50

So, I hope you enjoyed the first of my Outfit of the Day posts! Don't forget to check out Trina's blog!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fingers Crossed!!

I have two interviews this week and I'm so excited. My husband has been gracious enough to let me stay home since we've moved to Tampa, but I'm ready to be working again. Please pray one of them works out for me!!

Today was a pretty good day at the gym. My P90 book said it was time for shoulders and arms, but I did that on Monday so I just loaded up on some cardio. I was able to get into the dance room for 30 minutes and I kicked my own butt!! I spent 20 minutes on turns alone so to say I was dizzy is an understatement, haha. After that I did some kick exercises. I'm pretty sure my legs are going to KILL me tomorrow. Hey, no pain no gain right?
Dancing  30min  160cal
Elliptical  60min  630calories
Treadmill  31min  341calories
Bike Ride  35min  284cal

Shape.com has a really awesome tool called the Calorie Burn Tool. If you're ever unsure about how many calories you've burned during an exercise, just plug everything in to this little helper and it will calculate for you!

Breakfast  Apple w/ peanut butter  150cal
Snacks  Nature Valley Bar  140cal  Popcorn 100cal  Lemonade 200cal
Lunch  Leftover wrap from last night and Cape Cod chips  246cal
Dinner  Sloppy Joe  400cal
1236 for the day.

I was reading through the April issue of Fitness magazine today and it's a goooooood one. One thing that I found very interesting was there Simple Secrets to Total Body Confidence. They asked their readers to write letters to their own body. Umm AWESOME and inspirational! I will leave you with a few of my favs.

You are gentle, beautiful. Thank you for being there for me. You deserve a new pair of jeans, since you've kept me healthy while training for the half-marathon.  -Maria Anter Rothenburger

Thank you for helping me beat breast cancer when the doctors gave me no chance. Thanks for letting me live out my dream job as a personal trainer. Just try to keep up with me, OK? Love you!  -Nicki Jones

Your strong legs take me anywhere I need to go. When I think of how many miles I've walked over my lifetime, it would take me halfway around the world. Please stay energetic and healthy so I can be as mobile at 80 years as I was at 18.  -Curlypow

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ummm What?!

You k now how it goes when you start a new routine...you hit a bump in the road. My bump came today!

First of all, my precious puppy is sick : (  He is too darn cute to be sick! His allergies are acting up because there has been so much pollen in the air. His nose and stuffy and his eyes are watery so I had to pick him up some meds which caused me to be SUPER late for the gym. I don't think he's slowed down a bit though! He's my little trooper. Just look at this cute guy...
P.S. His name is Goliath, hehe

Back to my bump in the road. SCHOOL!! Three essays due this week, two of them due tonight. I've been working on them for a while, but I want an "A" in this class so bad that I keep going back n forth. I finally thought it was pretty close to perfect and headed to the gym. By this time it was 1:00. I couldn't stay late at the gym because class starts at 5:30 and I needed to go in early and register for some class. Plus, I had to shower. I don't want to be the stinky one of the class. EWWW!! 

Enough complaining though here was my blah workout today.
Abs  30minutes 140calories
Stairmaster  20minutes 170calories
Elliptical  30minutes 350calories

Now since I didn't go home after the gym I had to get something to eat on base. So guess where I stopped? BURGER KING!! Now, let me justify my decision. All of the places to eat on base are fast food and I fasted fast food for lent so I was about to go CRAZY for a cheeseburger, haha. I want everyone to remember that it's okay to splurge a little once or twice a week. NOT one or two DAYS a week. If we constantly starve our bodies it will store fat and we will never lose it!! So go ahead and have that cheeseburger or slice of pizza. You deserve it : ) 
Breakfast  2 scrambled eggs with chopped red peppers  154calories
Lunch  1 piece leftover fish from lastnight  300calories
Snacks  1 Nature Valley bar, BK kids meal (yes, I considered it a snack)  650calories
Dinner  Half of a homemade chicken wrap and some cape cod chips  300calories 
1404 total for today. Not too bad. That might have been better than yesterday.

Today definitely could have caused some discouragement, but it's important to not let that happen. Life gets in the way sometimes and that's...LIFE! Oh! Here's my dinner recipe. I used some dijon mustard instead of yogurt. The mustard has less calories and less sugars! I also added a tsp of taco sauce, a tbsp of mayo, and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese.