Exercise, Life & Me, Losing Weight

Planet fitness + me = strained abdominal muscle wall.

Who strains their abdominal muscle wall? This girl apparently. Let me back track…..

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My Health

Results of the DR appt….

I went to the DR this week and got my test results today. I was disappointed in myself when I got them.

I’ve got some work to do….

Component Your Value Standard Range Units
CHOLESTEROL 210 <200 mg/dL
TRIGLYCERIDE 249 35 – 160 mg/dL
Optimal testing for triglycerides should be performed following a 12 to 14 hour fast.
LDL 128 0 – 130 mg/dL
CHOL/HDL RATIO 6.6 1.9 – 4.2
LDL/HDL RATIO 4.0 1.0 – 4.0

So, I need to lower my triglycerides and bad cholesterol and raise my good cholesterol. I was really upset when I got the results. I literally sat and cried at my desk for a good half hour. My friend Lauren talked to me and helped me calm down.

After work I went and joined a gym, Planet Fitness. I’m going to be successful! I am going to go to the gym every day and I’m going to make a change. I can do this. I have 2 months before I need to go get lab work done again. 2 months to make a change for the better healthier life I want.

Life & Me

Share the love every day!

It’s nearly Valentine’s day. Growing up my family made Valentine’s day for me and my sisters feel pretty awesome, especially my Uncle Denny. I’ll never forget the giant pieces of chocolate we’d always get from him. We’re his Valentine’s and always will be I suppose. Which reminds me! I need to go buy some Valentine’s day cards!

In reality though, Valentine’s day shouldn’t be the only day you show your love to your loved ones. Continue reading “Share the love every day!”

Life & Me


I was watching the news morning and there was a story about a very pretty woman, a Green Bay Packers cheerleader, who was called very hurtful names on a facebook page. She is very pretty but all these people were commenting things like “how ugly.” I just thought to myself, seriously?

I can’t help but think to myself when I hear things like that, “if they think she’s ugly, I could only imagine what people would/do say about me behind my back.”

I’m NO stranger to bullying. I was bullied most of my life in fact. Continue reading “Bullies”

Life & Me

End of another great weekend…

My weekend has come to an end. I always find myself prolonging Sunday night by staying up as late I can haha. I feel as though I made some progress this weekend though. I met with a local photographer about being an intern to gain some experience. She seemed to like me too, so, let’s hope she does want to have me around!

I did the usual house related items; clean, shop and laundry. I slept and relaxed too. A successful weekend if I do say so myself!

I didn’t exercise though so tomorrow that is a must. I’m hoping that tomorrow will be a good day for me. I want to stay as motivated as I feel right now.

In other news we put up, I should say EJ put up, our focal piece for our bedroom wall. I’ll upload a picture tomorrow!

An uneventful post but it was a good weekend. Plus, the walking dead is back!

Life & Me

Music makes me happy.

Been doing good with the exercising. Walked on lunch on a warm 50 degree sunny day. I turned on the New Found Glory channel on my spotify and it made my walk so amazing. It was like I was 19 without a care in the world.

It’s amazing how music can affect your mood. I was having an ok day but when these songs came on, wow. Especially my favorite band, New Found Glory. They’ve been my favorite since I was 16 years old. I’ve seen them live about 25 times.

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Life & Me

My butt hurts!

Yesterday I exercised. I worked out in front of the tv and did my usual walking, knee lifts and side to side steps. I also added in some lunges and butt lifts. I was going to exercise but I hurt too much tonight. I tracked my food for today and I went to the lady Dr today. I definitely gained some weight thanks to the super bowl.

I was very productive today though. I filed our taxes and cleaned the house a bit. I’m relaxing now and it feels good!

A short post but wanted to update!

Life & Me, photography

FRIDAY! PLEASE be good to me!

I’m having a really rough week and I can’t wait to spend my Saturday doing whatever I want.
EJ is having a friend over tomorrow to play video games and play music. So, I’m going to do whatever I want. Currently that is: going to a photography meet-up tomorrow morning. I’m hoping the snow is planning on staying around so I can try for some pretty outdoor snow shots. I haven’t had the chance to really go out and play and take some good wintry photos. Continue reading “FRIDAY! PLEASE be good to me!”