Sunday, April 10, 2011

Gym Peeves

So I have been trying sooo hard to eat better and exercise all the time.
Eating well is hard because I love Taco Bell and sugar.
Sue me.
But I have been trying to buy more whole foods and cooking meals blah blah blah.
Then Brock and I go to the gym.  We try to everyday but realistically we go about 5 times a week.
Sometimes I run a mile and a half and I'm dead, and sometimes I feel like I could keep running forever, so I do.
I don't really have a specific goal for every workout.
I like to keep myself on my toes.
But summer is coming and I want to be confident, comfortable and to look like this: 

You know what I hate??
People who stare us down on our way in.
It's like some competition. They are trying to figure out if they are in better shape then me. 
I feel like I have to flex as I walk by or something.
You know what's worse then that??
But no matter what I do, I always run on the treadmill.
You are running and you can see the person next to you complete stranger, looking at the info on your treadmill out of the corner of your eye.
HEY GUY, I know you are like 45 years old and you are so proud that you are running faster then me, but wipe the smug look off your face because I have been running for 30 minutes and you just started.
And stop looking at how many calories I am burning. 
Maybe YOU have more calories to burn because of that pint of Ben and Jerry's you had last night.
At least that's what I tell myself.

But that aside, working out has been great.
Not that there has been a dramatic change in my body yet, but there has been in my mind.
I feel better about myself. In every way. I feel like I could make an infomercial about it.
I gain confidence. Which goes a long way.
And I have been so incredibly inspired by tons of blogs out there with people who are doing the same thing as me. 
Some of you are so driven and amazing!
My biggest struggle is making time for the gym, even when it's not the most convenient. Even when I'm tired. Or when I don't want to. Getting there is half my battle.

What is your workout routine?
Your biggest struggle?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sick Day.

I feel like yuck.
I didn't want to get out of bed today.

Wouldn't this be amazing?
Luckily I don't have work today so I have been able to relax.
I did go bring my really really cute boyfriend lunch.
And then I got myself some Subway.
The worker there made a mistake and had the guy in front of me pay for my sandwich.
The worker was going to fix the mistake but the man said it was fine. Free lunch for Olive!
It was a nice little surprise!

Have you all noticed the crazy make-up trends lately?
Some I love, some....not so much.
Bright colors are in! 

I have seen a lot of purples, golds, and yellows.
People are BOLD. I need some more go-nads for this kinda of thing.
I tend to go more natural, especially in the spring and summer.
Have you tried any of these styles? 
What works best for you?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Puppy Fever

I want a yellow lab puppy more then I have ever wanted anything in my life.

If I didn't have to go to work and school everyday I would get one in a heartbeat.
Don't you just want to squeeeeze them??
I will get one in my lifetime.
Until then I have to drool over pictures.

What kind of dog do you have/want?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I love love

I know what you're thinking.

Why are you holding your hair?

I look sooo cute today.
Not. Lets be honest now. It is a lazy day.
Today my plans consisted of going to the doctor and then working out at some point.
Right now I'm watching a Say Yes to the Dress marathon.
Which is addicting! You can't walk away in the middle of an episode. Not. Possible.
I am peeved because it was actually snowing today.
Um, did you know it is Spring? Did you?? There should be sun. 
Since it is so gloomy outside that is just more of an excuse for me to watch my show and daydream.

Here are a few things to ponder about:

"lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."
 -Oprah Winfrey

"the key to any good relationship is communication, respect, and i guess you have to like the way the other person smells. - and he smelled real nice."
-Sandra Bullock

"there is no remedy for love but to love more."
-Henry David Thoreau


Monday, April 4, 2011

Just a quick reminder

Today I am running late and I really need to jet off to work.
I'm running so far behind I didn't have shoes on in this picture.

But first, I just wanted to remind you/show you why my boyfriend is the best and cutest in the world:

For the record, I didn't eat the Snickers for breakfast. Though the thought did cross my mind.

Thanks Brock for making my morning better and being so wonderful :)

Hope you start off your Monday just as well!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Not an April Fool's Day Joke

Let me just give you a little recap of yesterday.

I slept in until my little heart's content.
And I think it was the first time my eyes opened all the way all week.

Then I got ready and went to the mall for some shopping because I got this Victoria's Secret giftcard that's only good for a few days.
So I go shopping by myself, what's it to ya?
Then I went home and had some lunch while I watched Dog the Bounty Hunter.
It's a guilty pleasure.
After that I went to a meeting at the beauty school to set up a start date and figure out if I would be able to work at the same time.

And it all worked out!
I start next month!
It is almost hard to believe but I'm super excited.

Next, Brock was done with work so we hung out and watched a little baseball on T.V.
Correction: He watched baseball. I half-slept because I had already exerted all my energy for the day.
Then we, being Brock, Jodi and I, went to Brock's brother Britton's high school baseball game and watched him hit two doubles like a champ.

Then Brock and I ended the day with a good workout and healthy dinner.
We are both trying so hard to get in shape and I'm so lucky I have him to encourage me.

All in all, it was a wonderful day.
How was your day?