Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Why I love Rory.

Tonight my boyfriend told me he had a surprise for me. He came over & gave me a small leather bag. Inside it was nail polish & a set of nail stamps. If you have never heard of it, don't worry, you're in good company. I hadn't either till about two months ago. Rory & I went to his friends house, a girl he went to H.S. with, for Her birthday party. In her spare room, she had a gorgeous display of over 60 nail polish Colors, organized in order of shades! I was so overjoyed. If you know me at all, you would know I ADORE painting my nails on my days off. So then she proceeds to share with me her nail stamping collection. I'd never heard of such a thing. They were small silver disks, with designs & Patterns. She had a binder full of them. I was curious & she told me how they worked. I was so excited.

So when Rory brought these over tonight, I was sooo blessed. He is an amazing guy. Here are the results of playing around with them! So, if you wanna come over & play, let's set a date :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Paleo Update (9 weeks in):

Hello no one...
apparently not a single person reads my blog. I care not. this is personal and lovely to read later on.

Let me update you on my Paleo Journey!

How's it going?:
I've lost 10lbs so far. Not as much as i'd have liked, but i'm much healthier than I ever have been. Coconut oil, flax seeds and lots of veggies grace my shelves. I cook with mostly veggies and lean meats. I've cut down on fruits. The first few weeks, I'd cheat maybe 5-6 times a week, I'm still allowing cheats. Recently, because of finances, I've had to allow more then that. Unfortunately it isn't cheap to eat Paleo, but I try as much as I can, to eat clean and "healthy" when not cooking Paleo.

Resources/ Recipes:
I have learned so many new tricks and recipes on this journey. Surprisingly Instgram has been a huge resource, I follow people on there that cook Paleo/ Have very healthy lifestyles. Their photos and blog links have provided lots of help and inspiration. Here are just a few ideas/blogs

This week I cooked this, I'm planning on cooking this & this during the upcoming week.

She has been a huge help :)

Google has been a huge resource of course :)

I've popped over here a few times. She is mainstream and offers her books at some costcos!

Speed Bumps:

Work, Work, Work. Starbucks closes make it very hard for me to follow my lifestyle choices, also working in home as a nanny with LOTS of non-paleo choices. This is ALLLLLL about self control < working on that.
Boyfriend does help AT ALL. He comes into town on the weekends and a world I don't normally give into, opens up < money to go out :o) and a fun person to do that with! Ekkk. This will take time to mature into.


Paleo is great, but it's like a sad single person without it's better half, working out!!!!
If you had to choose one, I'd say don't ,do both! But if you can only choose one right now because of real life stuff like financial reasons, time, etc. grab some workout videos at home or jog a few laps around the block. Don't do one without the other. They were meant to be together.
I work out as much as i possibly can. I run now. let me repeat that. I run now. I hated runners before I started running. Now i crave it. Literally, I was driving home from work yesterday and I craved it.
I also do quite a few muscle training classes and cardio classes throughout the week, at my gym. I do free weights a LOT too. I love the gym. It's my 2nd home, make it yours.

FIRST MOST IMPORTANT NOTE Spirituality Plays a huge role in this journey of mine, I wouldn't be where I am without Christ. He is the solid Rock I stand. Without Him, I'd be laying in a pile of onion rings and Oreos somewhere scary :) I'm thankful for prayer, my Savior and a community of people around me who support healthy eating and me! :)

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