I be up in the gym, just workin’ on my fitness!

Hey y’all!

Aren’t you surprised to see a new post? Haha, I know I sure am. I just wanted to take time to sit down and update my lovely readers on what I’ve been up to this summer so far!

For exciting news, my boyfriend left for the United States Coast Guard Academy last week. I miss him but I love him so much and I’m super proud of him ❤ Since he can’t use social media, the computer, or his cell phone for a while, I’ve been writing him every single day just like Noah did in The Notebook, haha. I take time at the end of the each day to write him a letter so he knows what’s going on in the outside non-military world. My schedule has been so busy and my life has been hectic haha! I’m back at college for the summer as a Summer Orientation Leader! Fun fun times! Because I live in a city with an insane amount of runners and I go to a school with a bunch of gorgeously fit men and women, the positive peer pressure to hit the gym has been high! It’s super cool because I actually have legitimate time to spend at the gym and enjoy it! In addition to all the insane amounts of walking around Grounds I’ve had to do, I’ve started off my running to the gym, which is about a 0.8 mi run. Then I have been doing weight training for my inner and outer thighs as well as my biceps and triceps. I’ve also played competitive basketball games with the other OLs, which have been super fun!

Besides I’ve been slacking on doing cardio, so my weight has been going up a little because I have been gaining muscle but not losing fat. Thus! I reached a solution last night! I started Insanity Workout back up last night, for my third or fourth attempt. This time I’m legit.

To jump start my weight loss, I thought it would be best to buy nutritious and delicious foods! I went grocery shopping yesterday and bought some Tyson’s frozen grilled chicken, some broccoli, brown and wild rice, organic strawberries and red grapes, watermelon, and peanuts. Woohoo for healthy eating! I’m so ready to melt these pounds off and finally give myself the chance to have the body that I deserve. I know it’s not going to be easy and there are going to be some days that “I don’t feel like it,” but like every lifestyle change, it takes some adjusting at first. Okay, now I’m off to do the Plyometric Cardio Circuit workout from Insanity!

Now, you! Get off the computer and drop and give me 50! (:

Oh, for the love of red velvet cupcakes!

So today was my birthday, as I mentioned a day or two ago, and it was fabulous. It was well spent with family and friends. My wonderful boyfriend drove down to see me and we went to church this morning and heard a wonderful sermon. Then we went to lunch at Qdoba and ate some good food and had a great time, as usual. Then we came home and some friends came over and we cooked on the grill. So much good food. After today I realized that I am so blessed to be surrounded by tons of people who love and care about me. And I learned more about my love for red velvet cupcakes.

Happy June!

Yay! It’s finally June, the best month of the year! June is a time for picnics, summer concerts, watermelon, and shorts. And I love it! So it’s June 1st, and tomorrow is my birthday. I’m really excited for this birthday because my boyfriend is coming to town for a visit and I get a day off from work to spend some time with my family. I’m gettin’ older, and it’s a pretty good feeling at this moment in time. So cheers to June and to birthdays and good times!Image

A picture of me at a Dave Matthews Band concert last June. Fantastic time!

Oh heyyy!

First blog post! Woot woot!

This is going to be the start of a fun and creative experience for me. I hope to bring you along on the journey, should you find yourself intrigued. I will have posts about fashion, fitness, and cool things that I find online. Once I figure out this whole formatting/sorting deal, it will be easier for you to maneuver your way around my blog once there are more posts. Btw, I hope that I keep consistent with my blog posts and updates so that I always have fresh ideas generating around this site. Thanks for visiting!

xoxo, Amber