September 24, 2012

Kayaking in the Sound


Remember when I told you I was going kayaking? Here I am, finally getting around to posting pictures from the day! We had such a blast, a great group adventure for sure! It took me a while to get used to it, but once I got the hang of it I was sailing ahead of the group! So much fun! If you ever come to the Olympia area, check it out! At Tugboat Annies you get two kayaks {and gear} for 3ish hours and breakfast for two just for $48, I highly recommend it, such a great experience, we can't wait to go again!

























None of us fell in :) {the part I was most worried about}. We also saw a ton of jellyfish and seals were following us the entire time! And if you are in the area to have your own kayaking adventure, let me know!


September 21, 2012

Losing Weight, Feelin' Great!


Just doing a little update on my weight loss so far!
I've been doing 20 days of Jillian Michaels' 30 day shred, thats right, Level 3 is up next! {trembles in fear}. Level two was hard enough, I am not very excited about level 3!

But Jill seriously works. I've also been counting my calories {myfitnesspal.com they also have an app!} along with working out and drinking more water. So far I have lost 4.5 pounds! It is really strange to know I have 8-10 pounds more I could lose {unless I get pregnant, fingers crossed}. Not only have I been tracking my weight, but also measuring certain parts of my body along the way {about every 7-10 days}. I have in total lost 8.5 inches off my body {crazy, right!}. Over an inch off my waist, love handles, hips, butt and thighs {along with smaller increments from my chest, above the knee, calf and ankles}.

It all feels like a total success so far, I know it'll be harder to lose the rest of it, but I'm looking forward to either being at my goal weight or finding out I'm pregnant :) If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask!

And sorry, I don't have any pictures..just these motivating ones!












September 20, 2012

26 before 26 recap!

Sunday was my 26th birthday. *sigh.
It was a great day, pumpkin spice chai, my awesome husband made delicious omelets and mimosas, tennis, lounging, wine and an amazingly simple yet delicious dinner. My favorite part was just being with Mark all day, he is seriously the best choice I've ever made..I could spend all day everyday with him and never tire of it!
But I'm pretty sure I totally failed my 26 before 26. Seriously. I gave myself too many hard ones! So I'm just going to share the ones I actually DID.


2. Read one book a month {I'm gonna say 14 books, since I'm not quite 25!} Follow me at my Goodreads account to see my progress and what books I'm reading! I actually ended up reading WAY more than just one book a month, about 3 a month! I'm loving being able to spend time reading again, I've really missed it! Thank goodness the library is three blocks away from my new place in Tumwater!
4. Order our wedding photos and hang them! This I did when we were still living in Portland, but have yet to hang since moving to Washington. I decided the frames would look better white in our new house and I haven't gotten around to painting them yet, but the rain is coming so I will get on it, promise!
11. Go on a road trip with my husband. We road-tripped to Huntington Beach CA in March for our anniversary, you can read about that trip here! and here!
12. Become great at yoga. Okay, I'm not exactly great at it, but I definitely do it more than I used to, and I am in LOVE with it. I only wish I could afford a monthly hot yoga membership, its the best!
15. Do something scary. I actually think that I've done two things that are scary :) I went on a crazy roller coaster ride called the Aftershock (link to a video of the ride here!) and we've decided to try and get pregnant. Yeah, the second one is only scary when I really think about it, ha!
16. Post more on my blog.
17. Go to a concert (or two) with my husband. Idina Menzel (here!)
18. Make jam. Blackberry, strawberry, raspberry...yum!
19. Take walks more often. Capitol Lake is the perfect spot for walking!
23. Get a job.
25. Make more friends. Loving my Olympia ladies!
26. Drink more water and less soda / coffee. Did I forget to tell you guys I gave up coffee? About a month and a half ago, cold turkey! It's been pretty easy, however, I do miss it. Not the caffeine aspect as much as the taste of it. I am enjoying spending less money on coffee now tho!

I don't think I will be doing a 27 list, I didn't do enough of my 26 list to think it was worth it, I think it was harder actually coming up with all 26 things! Have you done one of these, how well did you do? Do tell!!









September 06, 2012

More Birthday Dreaming.

Did some browsing on Madewell, also, I've been spending too much time on the Internet :/












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I'm starting to really enjoy this birthday after all...