Monday, September 27, 2010

I enlisted some help!

With my weightloss not proving to be as easy as I thought I figured I would enlist some help!!

I did some searching for a personal trainer who was willing to work with me and visualize my goals and not just put me on a generic diet, with a generic workout, and have me working out there forever with no results.

I am happy to say I will start training with Chris from Main Street Fitness in Warren!!
We are alternating between 2 and 3 times a week! I am excited because he is excited to have me reach my goal weight by christmas!! WOOT WOOT!!

This chubby chick wont be so chubby anymore.

I dont want anyone to think I gave up or gave in or anything. I think with more time I would have been able to do this on my own but when you need help its smart to ask for it instead of just getting discouraged, which I have been.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


This make the pageant feel a whole lot more realistic. Up until now ive just had paperwork to get settled and am still trying to meet my sponsorship amount. I got a cute little package yesterday and was sooooo excited when I read who it was from.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Balancing Act

I know other people are able to balance way more things in life but I seem to have a lot going on and am trying to treck through!

I am currently working Monday through Friday 8:30-5

I am in school for nursing and have class Monday & Tuesday from 7-9:30

I am getting my phlebotomy certification and have class 9-4 on Saturdays.

I am obviously trying to get in shape for the pageant and am up at 5am Monday thru Friday and at 6 on Saturday. This causes me to have to be in bed by 10ish. I miss all my shows!

I am buying a house ( just put in an offer yesterday Eek!)

I babysit every other weekend on Saturday nights

I help my husbands Nana clean once a week after I get out of work

I never see my husband :( He is in class on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at night and so when im coming home he is leaving for class.

I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately and just want to pause time for a little bit. I feel like I am not able to fully engage myself in any one of the things I mentioned because I am so worried about what the next thing I have to do is. I think I need to prioritize.


Sound right?!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I survived the weekend!

Whoa that was tough!

We normally go out for dinner on weekends at least one night and it has always been hard for me to eat healthy. I managed to eat out twice over the weekend and ate healthy meals all within my calorie allowance!

On another good note I am down 1.6 pounds!!!

Not what I was hoping for but honestly ill take it!
It was a tough week for me with school and work and working out. I missed a few days of workouts at the gym because I was in extreme pain after over exerting myself by doing my lower body workout and then taking a "chizeled" class.
Needless to say I was cursing the fact that I have 3 floors....

Friday, September 17, 2010

Losing My Butt!!

Anyone know how to get rid of it?!

This pic is actually a time where it was tolerable! While my husband was deployed ( I should probably explain my life before this lol) I had nothing better to do than workout.I didnt really hit the gym but I walked at least twice a day.When he came home I had dropped from from a size 12-14 to a 6 and weighed 125 lbs.

Needless to say after 2 years and about 30 lbs I am now trying to find a way to get a good lower body workout since walking twice a day is not an option anymore. How do you tone your lower body?!

Awww... This is when he came home and we reunited for the first time in a year. I think it was 2 years ago today.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dress Searching

I hopped on a website of a local dress shop to check out some dresses and get a feel for styles I like. I look under prom dresses because those are often what is worn for pageants as well and wow have prom dress styles changed in the years since I attended prom!...

When did prom dresses become so......... LITTLE?!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My Headshots Are Done!!

I met with the AMAZING Mandy from Mandy Mayberry Photography. It was such a nice day out and I was so comfortable working with her. We got some really great shots and I had to narrow it down which was so hard to do!

I am down to my final 3 all which are so different. Ill post them as soon as I get home.

I would highly recommend Mandy!!! She will be my go-to photographer from now on!

I can breath a sigh of relief... first check off my long list of to-dos for the pageant!