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Mama Needs Help

I am in need of some serious help.  Here is the scenario….my little sister and older sister are getting married next year.

WOW - Screenprinted card - YEAH BABY - craft * including dove grey envelope

Then reality sets in….I have less than a year to lose 25 pounds and get toned up.

Dieting

Doesn’t sound too bad right. This is the part where I get seriously unorganized and feel like I have a TON to do while getting absolutely nothing done.  Or as my mother would say, I run around like a chicken with its head cut off. 😉

I start off with such good intentions but it never seems to pan out.  So rather than repeating the same old routine, I am turning to you for help.  How do you organize your day? How do you make time to exercise? What is your diet like? HELP!!

I was also thinking about vlogging about my journey. That means really putting myself out there; what I eat, when and how I exercise, my before images, and so on.  To be honest, it scares the crapola out of me but I think it may help me stay on track and hold me accountable. What do you guys think?

And last but not least….I just had to share this OH SO CUTE top. I am absolutely in love with it. It looks so cozy and you can wear it working out or just being cozy around the house.

C9 by Champion® Women's 3/4 Sleeve Brushed Cross Back Yoga Coverup - Assorted Colors C9 by Champion® Women's 3/4 Sleeve Brushed Cross Back Yoga Coverup - Assorted Colors

These are at Target for $22.00 and I just love the back. Seriously, if you have to work out, why not look cute while doing it. 😉

Okay – back to reality. Please comment below and let me know your thoughts, tricks, tips etc. This mama is in desperate need of some assistance.


Six-Week Goals

Lately, I’ve gotten hooked on Jillian Michaels and in particular her Losin It television shows.

I love the motivation, the change emotionally and physically, the advice….pretty much everything in these shows. But one thing that stands out the most is how she can push these families to make HUGE changes in just six weeks.  When they say “I’m trying” she says that is setting yourself up for failure…don’t try, just do.

It's never a question of can you, but will you?

I can only speak for myself, but I know that I often underestimate what I can accomplish. I am the perpetual ‘planner’ with no follow through…..wow that really sucks admitting it.

I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes 5 years in a row.

So this is how I am going to change it. I am going to set some goals that I want to achieve in six weeks. After the six weeks, I will follow-up with you guys.

Here are my six-week goals

  • Create and stick to an exercise schedule
  • Develop a family budget
  • Get organized
  • Take my blog to the next level

I know that achieving my six-week goals won’t be a finish line, but more like a the beginning of a new me. There are so many more goals I want to add but this will do for the first six weeks. 

The past does not define you, the present does.

I’ll take you guys along on my journey and am now throwing this out to you. Do you have six-week goals you want to set and share?

You are stronger than you think!

To kick this journey off…..

For every like this gets I will do one pushup

And so you know I actually did them, I will vlog it and post it to my blog. 😀


I’ve Got A Fever

I’ve got the DIY, redecorating kind of fever.  As of late that is all I can think of. New paint pallets, DIY porch swings, fire pits, renovated attics.  This is getting out of control!

The only cure is to grab a hammer, paint brush, or both and get to work. In the meantime, I just have to share all these little bursts of inspiration that is filling up my Pinterest page.

First, the attic. We have one but is basically for storage. That is until I saw this….

attic - GORGEOUS!

There is just something about this that is so magical. If we converted our attic into a room like this, I don’t think I would ever leave.

As of late, I am all about the clutter free, clean look. Not only do I love the colour and look of this laundry room but am definitely going to copy the sorting area.

I love this! laundry-room-sorting-station

I LOVE THIS!!! This would be perfect for my little JBear’s room. Free up the entire room for a play area and his reading nook/bed area all cozy in the closet. So cute!

Take the door off of a closet, add molding around the doorway, and put in some comfy seating and pillows. A very unique reading nook!  SO COOL!

Photo walls – oh yeah baby! I have a ton of pictures and need to get them up on the walls. I absolutely love the way this looks.

Photo walls

And now for a little DIY magic….turn cheap (but cute) sheets into curtains….WHAT?! Why on earth have I never thought of this?

Wait.. what??? I always see sheets that I wish were curtains because they're cheaper! Hot glue ribbon tabs to turn a bed sheet into a no-sew curtain. Genius!

I definitely need to do this – my key dish just isn’t cutting it.

 

Frame Key Holder

We all have mirrors like this or you can pick one up at Wal-Mart for $14.00 and turn it into a DIY masterpiece.

Mind. Blown.

I love this! Keep the counter clean and have a place for fruit.

Huh, who would've thought? Hanging planter basket re-purposed as a fruit holder! Frees up valuable counter space. LOVE this idea!

Anyone else have the fever? What are you guys working on?


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