Kickin my Butt!

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Here’s the deal. As I mentioned in my last post I discovered my love for baking. My taste buds may be the only parts that love it though. The parts that don’t like it? My hips, my belly, my arms, my chin(s), my ass, my thighs, etc. I think you all get the picture.

Well I’ve decided that I need to get on board with something healthy. I was of course, lying on the couch, browsing through my Facebook newsfeed when I saw a friend had posted about the Bikini Body Mommy Challenge. Immediately I was intrigued. Also the fact that this friend is looking mighty great physically also spurred my interest into this challenge. For anyone who doesn’t know what this challenge is check out www.bikinibodymommy.com!

Seriously, go check it out.

This woman is amazing! First off she has three kids and STILL finds time to film herself making these workout videos. I have a dog and barely find time to want to get off my ass and do the workouts. But really, if you are looking for quick workouts this is your place to go. They usually take around 20-30 minutes. But be warned, you will work HARD! Before starting I was thinking, “Oh yea this will be good but not too tough.” Holy frig…I DIED! I am only on day 3 so not entirely far into it but I did the day 2 yesterday and I almost threw up. No lie. I can barely walk today but it feels good.

Today is either 45 minutes of cardio or 20 min HIIT session. I’m still contemplating what to do. I don’t think my body can handle another high intensity workout but 45 minutes is a long time when your entire body screams when you move. Haha wish me luck friends.

So last night, after dying on the floor from the workout (Yes, I literally died and laid on the floor for like 20 minutes because I physically could NOT move) I decided I needed to document everything. That’s the key to staying with it right? Keeps you accountable? Well here I am, being accountable and such. I grabbed a binder and wrote down the workouts. I made a list of how I felt the day I started, good things and bad things. I wrote down what I felt like after or during the workout. I am going to print off my before pictures, I have my before measurements. Each and every day after the workout I plan to write down how I felt during the workout. I’ve heard documenting all this will help!

I did not do one thing though. I did not take my weight. I know I am overweight at the moment but I firmly believe that weight is not an indication of whether you are healthy or not. I once had a personal trainer 3 days a week for 2 months and we did all those kinds of measurements and weight measurement. Know what? In TWO months, my weight did not fluctuate at all. I did however lose inches upon inches. I have never felt so great before in my life and that was definitely the point where I decided I wouldn’t measure any victory or losses with my body by how much a scale said I weighed.

I hope that if you are looking to drop a few pounds, inches or just want to feel better about yourself that you go and check out the Bikini Body Mommy Challenge! It is hard work, but honestly, only three days in and I feel better. Sore, but better!

I’m back! ;)

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Hello all, I guess it’s been forever since I’ve posted..oops. Two years almost (insert blushing face here).

A lot has happened within these two years, I kind of fell off the bandwagon a couple times, got back up & here I am!
Two years ago, I moved in with my family to get myself in order, more financially than anything. Well I did, then I met a guy…(ooh ahhhh) and after a while of being “together” and then officially dating, I moved to be with him. He’s a farmer so I moved to his small town, some may arguably say it’s in the middle of nowhere. I loved it. Unfortunately it just wasn’t enough.

I have since moved back in with the family while I get myself in order, and look for a job!

I have learned some things about myself though in these couple years that have helped me accept who I am, and what life is all about. Instead of getting into nitty gritty about what I’ve done in my life, I’d like to share what I’ve learned in hopes that these insights can maybe help someone out. If not, it just feels good to write them out. (I’ve missed blogging!)

  1. Know when to accept help – Oh my lanta, I am stubborn, bullheaded, strongwilled¬†etc. I have always been this way and I don’t expect me to drastically change. I have however learned when to finally admit that I do need to step down and let someone offer their help. It has helped me a lot mentally more so than anything.
  2. I LOVE to bake – Since 2007 I have always lived in places where I can easily go out and buy baking, at any time really. Well when I moved down to be with the boyfriend there wasn’t a huge selection of baking. The town had about 320ish people living there and once grocery store. Definitely NO Tim Hortons! Haha So I started playing farm wife and baking more and more. It got to be that when I baked, I took most of it to work because we were eating way too much! (hello extra weight!) I even received a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for Christmas. I was ecstatic! Haha
  3. Know how to give unconditional love – plain and simple as that. No ifs or buts about it.
  4. Know how to receive unconditional love – let go of barriers and reservations and just allow yourself to be loved. It can be the scariest thing to leave yourself so vulnerable but I firmly believe in that whole cliche saying “It’s better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all”.
  5. The little things matter most – If I were able to redo some things in life, I’d put more importance on the smaller things. I would be more spontanious and not worry about the everyday things so much (money, plans, gossip, etc)
  6. Forget about what people think – Seriously, don’t give them that power. If you care more about what people are saying about you than what is actually happening in your life then your priorities are way off. I have learnt the hard way. I’m done giving people that power. If you want something, go for it. Don’t waste time or energy wondering what people will think of it. If it makes you happy, do it!
  7. Learn how to let go – I admit I still haven’t fully grasped this. But it’s something that I have learned more about lately than anything else.
  8. Accept the things you can not change – very simply put, sometimes you can NOT change things. If it’s something you want, try your hardest, give it your all but remember that sometimes it is not going to go as you planned. Don’t give up without fighting your hardest but also know when to bow out and not fight a dying battle. Sometimes you hold on too long, or not long enough but knowing that you did everything you could is better than wondering what could have happened if you did more.
  9. Laugh at yourself – do it, do it now. Laugh at things you’ve done. Learn how to release embarrasment about things youve done (or didn’t do) because they are just holding you back. I am that person who can look back on things I did when I was young, and get embarrased. It sounds ridiculous I know, I have been working on letting go of the past and learning how to laugh it off. Laughter is healing.
  10. Quit gabbing your life away – We all have those select few friends that we talk to our lives about, some may have more than others, some may not have these people. I for one used to be an open book, I would tell most of my friends exactly what was happening and I’ve come to realize that not everyone wants or cares to hear what you’re saying. You find that out quick when something you’ve said in confidence becomes town gossip. Learn who to trust and who not to trust. I’m not saying that everyone is going to spread your stories around, just that a lot of people may not be as sincere as they seem.

There’s so many things that I’ve learned but they all are kind of centered around what I’ve explained. I am such a better person now than what I was two years ago. I find so much more enjoyment in things.

Be happy friends :)

Goodbye Job, Hello Canada Day!

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Hello strangers, yep I went M.I.A. again on you all. Life got in the way of my amazing blogging yet again. Sorry, I realize it has been a few weeks. So what have I been up to you ask? Well.. life.

Me & Jaz are still sticking with our zombie apocalypse training! Shocking I know since I tend to not stick with things long enough to make a difference but really.. Zombies are no laughing matter. It’s week 5 of the couch to 5km program and let me tell you what, I feel good! Not great, but I know that’s coming from me not eating as healthy as I should & not getting enough sleep. I’m starting to tone up & lose inches! It’s a great feeling, I’ve still got a long ways to go but hey, at least I’m out there running! We’re also on week 5 of the onehundredsitups program and the twohundredpushups! I feel just a little sore but not as bad as I used to be! I need to find some inspiration, I mean the whole looking good, feeling good & being fit should be enough motivation to get my ass off the couch & workout but legit, I’m having a hard time staying motivated. There isn’t a whole lot of change on me & I’m that person who needs to see it right away to keep on track. I was sick one week so I only did one workout. No explanation needed there for me to realize I won’t see a change. I feel like I almost need to start workout out MORE. No excuses but commuting drains a person & takes away precious time. I lose 2 hours of my day so it seems like ALL I do is eat, sleep, drive, work & workout. Once I don’t have to commute it’ll be way easier I think, plus I will only work 8-3 most days :) Much more time! If anyone has tips on how to stay motivated & inspiration to stick to a healthy lifestyle, send them my way puhhhleeaase!

Work wise, today is my last day at this current job! It’s making me a little sad since I’ve been here a year already & really enjoy most of my co-workers! They gave me a great opportunity & I learned a lot, especially that I dislike tax season! I’ve put my availability into my other job and will be working lots of hours over the summer. This IS a good thing. I need the mooo-la! Loans need to be paid off pronto!

I’ve got plans happening left right and center for summer so I’m hoping I won’t get too stressed about being so busy. I need to remind myself to take some time out for me! I’ve got wedding, birthdays, babies(my friends of coarse.. not mine.. lol), camping & a states trip in the making & just hopefully lots of sitting around in the sun drinking a few(or many) cold beers!

Other than running & getting ready for Canada Day this weekend, I’ve been boring, kind of. This month hasn’t been as bad as some! I did go to see Randy Travis (such an amazing older gent & funny to boot!), did quite a bit of drinking around a bonfire, & went on a weekend trip with Jaz to her hometown. I actually learned a lot on that trip. It may or may not go into a post but just know that it was something that really should have happened a long time ago. I’ve got a little more clarification & peace & understanding since that trip. I’m looking more into a few different things about myself & everything will be great!

This day didn’t come soon enough for me. As much as I’m sad that I am saying goodbye to some great people, I know my life needs what I’m doing. I want to NOT worry about my finances every month. I know I could have achieved this by giving up a lot of stuff but I still want to have a life, have fun & not regret anything! It’s almost a bittersweet day though, I’ve been saying goodbyes for about a week since random people have today off & some were gone for training. I am so thankful for every chance that they have given me here. I will miss them & hope they think of me fondly after I’m gone! I’m going to go for lunch with a co-worker and her boyfriend & then after work I’m headed to my Auntie’s farm for a weekend of booze & food!

Hope everyone has a great Canada Day/Fourth of July/whatever you celebrate!! Drive safe & keep those beers cold!

PS.. GO RIDERS!!

We Interrupt For an Important Announcement!

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Okay, I know I’ve been M.I.A for about a month, buuut I’ll fill you all in on what’s going on during a later post.

Right now, I’m sitting at work while I’ve got 4 web pages open to what’s happening with the weather. We are under a severe thunderstorm watch where I am right now & meanwhile my home is under a tornado watch! I can not even begin to tell you the amount of anxiety that is being produced within this body right huurrr. My pooch is home, without me. What kind of a mother am I.

At this exact moment, the sun is shining & its hot & muggy out. There’s something brewing up in that sky.

I can only hope that they’re all wrong about tornado predictions. It’s supposed to be centralized around my city. I am worried for myself, my family, friends & anyone in the direct path of this weather. I just am wishing for mercy & that all my worry & fear turns out to be completely irrational! I don’t know what I would do if something were to happen to anyone I know or to my family.

For now, I have to wait it out at work.. I’m constantly checking on the weather and the radar predictions as well.

Take care & here’s hoping everyone stays safe!

ps.. check out this live stream at 1pm from Tornado Hunters

Zombie Apocalypse Training aka ZAT

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Okay, so needless to say.. I found out within 5 minutes that I have never been so out of shape before in my LIFE. Mondays workout was great, although pretty challenging for me. I am almost ashamed to say I can barely run for 8 minutes. Yes you heard me right. I feel like I should win Lazy Blonde of the year award or something for how pathetic I was.

This is exactly how I felt.. I understand his anguish here.

Our first week of the Couch to 5KM is us jogging for 1 min, then walking for 1.5 mins X 8. Yes, it sounds simple & easy. My pride has officially been struck with a very large arrow. BUT I feel better about myself becauuuse even though Monday’s workout sucked royally, yesterday’s wasn’t AS bad. Granted I still wanted to die, but the first part felt easier. Might just have been my imagination but whatever it was I’m hoping it’ll stick around for tonight’s run. I’m even a little excited for tonight. Even though it hurts & I want to stop part way, I love the feeling of knowing I did it. I pushed through, I forgot about the pain for a moment & didn’t give up. The hurt & aches are all worth it because it’s the “good” kind. I’d rather be sore all day from working out than from actually injuring myself or for being overloaded on chips & pop & greasy food.

I am going to persevere. Why? So I can outrun the Zombies & look good doing it!

Yes, I strive to indeed look that good while being chased by Zombies. :)

Tonight is workout #3 and I want to kick my ass a little harder. I want to put a little more “OOMMPH” into my step. While the plan only calls for 3 workouts a week, I think I’m going to try to fit one in on Saturday as well! Take that jiggly tummy! I will get rid of you!

Zombie Apocalypse Training Commences

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What are you going to do when the Zombie Apocalypse happens?

Fact: I am training for this day.

Fiction: I will make it out alive.

Fact: I will fight dirty

Sorry friend.. you know who you are.. lol

Okay okay.. in all honesty I really just want to get back in shape.. & if that mean’s I gotta start running, so be it I will! With huge amounts minimal complaining!

Actually, me & a friend have come up with a great fitness plan! I’m kind of excited, although I know I’m going to be super sore tomorrow. I shall outline the details of our fitness regimen below..

  • We are following the Couch to 5km fitness plan(google it!). It teaches you how to go from no running to running 5 km in 9 weeks!
  • A coworker told me about a website which helps you do two hundred situps in just 6 weeks. Check it out.. for reals.. twohundredsitups.com. We are following this, although we are going to lengthen it out for the 9 weeks.
  • While perusing the site for the sit ups I found a plan to help you do 100 push ups. We shall also be doing that as well.. although I will be doing girly push ups. By the end I hope to be able to do “real” push ups. haha

There you have it folks, the fitness plan. While it may not sound like a WHOLE lot.. it involves doing these 3 plans on (we chose our own dates) Monday, Wednesday & Thursday. You really are supposed to leave a day in between but really, who can devote their Friday’s to working out ALL the time. We aren’t nuns. Sorry to any nun’s out there.. But I do like to have fun. Haha

Day 1 is today.. wish me luck.

Also if anyone has any tips on training for a zombie apocalypse, please share!

May Long Shenanigans!

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May Long = 3 days of fun, food, booze & friends.

I understand some people may not partake in all or any of the shenanigans May Long usually holds but I certainly did. Let me tell you I am going to be on the mend for a while. There was all too much alcohol consumption Saturday night, lots of time spent with friends & family, so much food & it was so much fun!

My work day on Friday just couldn’t end fast enough. I stayed in the city & had a great supper of bbq rib slices (I can’t remember if that’s what they were called) and bbq potatoes. It was so good, although I was barely hungry from snacking all day in the office. That’s a habit that needs to be broken, starting now! We put posts up for a hammock, and by we I mean he did the hard labor while I stood by and just held the posts steady. Haha

Saturday I sorted through some stuff still in the garage at my parent’s. Dad’s been wanting his man cave back. After I was done there I drove back to the city to my cousins & we headed out to our other cousins house in small town SK for a party. Now this house is where my mom grew up. It belonged to my Grampa & then my cousin bought it. He’s done some modifications & updating to it but for as long as he’s been in there, it still smells like Grampa’s house. Don’t know what exactly it is, but it feels like home still. We always had a blast in the house when we were growing up. It holds so many memories. It didn’t end when we were younger either because that night was simply awesome, even if I did go over and beyond my alcohol consumption limit. Remind me that cherry whiskey & Baja Rosa shots should be avoided from now on okay? Thanks! S, M & myself(my cousin & cousins gf) had a blast. We pretty much had a photo shoot in the bathtub. Yes, we were fully clothed & no, bubbles were not included. It may have been the most ridiculous thing ever but I’m pretty sure I formed abs that night from laughing too hard!

Sunday was spent being lazy during the day & it was great. I napped at my cousin’s house then went out to my Auntie & Uncles cabin at a nearby lake. There’s something about lake life that I love. It was so calm & soothing to be there. We had a nice supper outside on the lawn. We then got a little adventurous & decided to climb the hill that’s behind their cabin. This was not an easy feat, especially in flip-flops. I was huffin & puffin when we got to the top, but once we did the climb was so worth it. It overlooks the lake & you can see for so long. The sun was starting to come down & it just bathed everything in golden light. The opposite side of the lake is all reserve land so there isn’t many, if any, developments. It’s so beautiful. We stayed up there for a while taking pictures & just relaxing. There was a big rock just randomly on the top that was perfect for taking a break on. We finally decided it was time to come down & along the way I picked some pretty wildflowers/weeds. Haha. I don’t care if they’re weeds as long as they look pretty. We spent the rest of the night relaxing in the cabin & playing card games. It was great.

Monday was another lazy day spent at the cabin. I ate way too much as it was just continual snacking on anything & everything. I curled up on the couch & read a book on my iPhone, gave my auntie a pedicure outside, & watched a movie. It was nice to have a couple of days where I didn’t have to rush around. I left the cabin around supper time & stopped & hung out in the city for a while. Afterwards I headed back home. Best feeling ever = having someone so overjoyed to see me. I got home when my Mom & puppy were out for a walk. I was going to get the last of my stuff from my car when my Mom & Cody came up the driveway. Mom let his leash go & it was a full on run towards me! I’ll never be lonely so long as I have my little stinker pup. He came & crawled into bed with me and normally he doesn’t actually lay on me but he always had to have some part of himself laying on me. It made me feel so loved!

It’s now Tuesday & the office seems to be a little sluggish. I blame the weekend & the weather. It’s raining & dreary out. The rest of the week doesn’t look any better for weather either. It’s going to be cool & rainy till about next Thursday. At least this will give me time to fully recover from the after effects of May Long!

Samantha – upclose & personal!

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I have kind of been MIA for a little while on here, sorry folks! It’s not that I’ve forgotten about you, I am on here every day! It’s just I feel like I have no inspiration to write, or I start writing and it sounds too forced or fake. Quite the dilemma I tell ya.

So instead of trying to come out with some witty or moving post, I figured I would just tell you about myself. I’ll share some things that I love & things that people may not know about me. So, without further adieu, here it is..

Well, most people will have figured out, I’m female. Shocker. Haha I’m 22 and grew up in small town Saskatchewan. I loved it! We had a tiny run down house. It had one tiny bathroom, small bedrooms, slanted ceilings upstairs & an unfinished basement. I remember wanting SO bad to move out that house but now looking back, I wish I could go there again. My dad received a job offer in a different city a couple of years ago so they moved & sold the house. Some days I’m tempted to knock on the back door & say “Hey! I used to live here! Mind if I snoop around?!” ya.. that might not fly so well.

I’m currently working in one city & living in another. I commute every day now for about an hour each way. I don’t mind it now that the weather is nice & sunny. The scenery along the way is pretty boring. Typical Saskatchewan.. it’s flat! Go figure.

For anyone that may not know, I’m an aesthetician.” Aestha-what?” you may ask. lol For those of you with that question, I do manicures, pedicures, facials, body wraps, some reflexology, microdermabrasion & some gel nails. :) I work at a spa casually doing this & will be going back to more full-time status once I’m done my current job at the end of June. I love it. And no.. I don’t have a foot fetish. I just find enjoyment from making someone’s day a little better. It’s hard to get that result where I am now being a receptionist as I really only talk to people for a minute before transferring them. Whereas at the spa, I spend at least an hour with someone, sometimes a couple of hours, making them feel pampered & relaxed. The best compliment I can get is when a client will fall asleep. In most cases that’s the worst compliment but if I can make someone so relaxed they fall asleep then I’m doing a great job!

If anyone can tell, I love my family. Not just my immediate family but everyone! I have some 2nd & 3rd cousins I’m close with. My 1st cousins aren’t just known to me as cousins. They’re all mostly my best friends. My cousin S is in fact my best friend! BFF’s 4 Life! <3 lol She knows everything about me pretty much.. it may be daunting to some guys & I know it has caused “issues” in the past but hey we’re best friends. Get over it & if they won’t, I’ll get over them!

Believe it or not, I love polka dots. Yes, polka dots. And not just in the “oh they’re cute” kinda way. For some strange reason I find myself gravitating to anything that has polka dots on it! Don’t worry folks my entire life isn’t polka dots & I actually own very little that has polka dots on them. I just retired my bed set that was covered in polka dots for something that is a little more “mature”. I find I have great self-restraint when it comes to purchasing polka dot apparel, maybe it’s because I’ve watched to many “What Not To Wear” episodes & I know my friends would nominate me. I just don’t think I could handle Stacey & Clinton throwing away my beloved polka dots! Minor heart attack right there. I’d totally be that person who spends the first day buying everything they’re not supposed to and they would be sitting watching me on their little tv criticizing every purchase I make. Epic fail.

Aside from family & polka dots, I am very much an animal person. I love them all! Except for reptiles. They’re gross. I have successfully brought 4 animals into my parents house. Not all at one time people! The most we have ever had is 3 animals at once and that’s right now. I have brought 3 kitties home, only one was meant to be the family cat while the other 2 were initially mine. I should have gotten my Dad to sign a waiver stating that I am the cat’s rightful owners because he has taken away all guardianship from me. I know where I get my love for animals from. Well my Mom started calling me the crazy cat lady because seriously, if I could, I’d have more. She said I couldn’t keep bringing them home, so what do I do? I got a dog. HA that’ll teach Mom. She only said I couldn’t bring more cats in, nothing about other furry animals! As much as she grumbles & complains about the 3 pets sometimes, I know she really loves them, deep down.

I like to think about my future & wonder where I’ll end up. I don’t have set plans for myself as I know it’s all about living for today but there are some things that I really want for myself one day. I dream of an acreage. Call me old-fashioned but I want a big garden, a tree with a tire swing, an old house with a wrap around porch & window shutters. I don’t want anything very elaborate. I do like modern but I want something where I can feel cozy & at home in. When I picture what I want, I see parts of my Gramma & Papa’s old farm. Of course an acreage wouldn’t be complete without some animals. I dream of the day when I’ll have horses. Me & horses = love. I’ve never had one, but I had friends who I would ride with a lot. I’m not going to lie, I’d also love to have some chickens & a goat. No purpose for the goat besides to have a goat. Haha I want farm dogs & cats. If there would be no animals I don’t think it’d feel quite right. Okay that all sounds like I have things set in stone.. but in all reality I don’t even know where I’ll be in a year. Nobody really does. It’s just something that I’ve always wanted. I’d also like to throw a hubby & kids into the picture one day but that’s even more distant than my dream acreage!

One thing I couldn’t live without in my life = music. Alright coffee is a close second too but life without music would be horrible boring! I’ve generally got the radio set to a country station. I once stated to Mom that if I could erase all the song lyrics I know, I could be REALLY smart! Haha ya, can you guess.. I’m blonde too! Oops. But for serious guys, I always have music on it seems and if I don’t you can rest assured that there is a continuous playlist going on up in my head. I love going to the bar & having a country song come on! I don’t care how much my feet hurt or how tired I feel. If a good country song comes on I’m going to be up on that dance floor, dragging whoever I can up there with me!

Well, I think I’ve shared enough for today.. maybe I’ll dig a little deeper one day but for now, the sun is shining & the country’s on the radio so I’m peacing out folks.

Feel free to share something quirky or awesome about yourself with me!

ps. .. I also love Jenna Marbles.. YouTube her.. you won’t be disappointed! Her video about what girls do in the car is so true. You may have to watch it more than once!

Dancin’ in the Rain

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“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”

I’ve never felt so sure about something in my life when I say that I love thunder storms.

There is just something about thunderstorms that can’t be recreated. The tingle in the air, the excitement, the inevitable rain that tends to follow the first big crack. It’s all beautiful. The fresh smell, the beauty of everything being washed by nature.

There’s something just so forceful about a thunderstorm. It demands attention. With each crack it sends out its message. The glow from the lightning brightening up the sky leaves you awestruck. Nothing is more beautiful than watching a dark ominous sky light up with slivers of light that seem to radiate from heaven.

I believe that everyone should dance in the rain at least once. Throw your inhibitions to the wind and just dance. Throw your shoes off, spread your arms and embrace one of natures most beautiful & powerful moments. Just allow for a moment the child inside of you to break free. Jump in all the puddles & wiggle your toes in the mud! Forget about grace & manners and just allow yourself to be in the moment. Twirl & don’t worry about being soaked. Sing & laugh and leave all of your worries behind.

Keys to Procrastination

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Procrastination. It is defined as “the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or deferring an action to a later time.”

Some people are blessed to not have this ability to put things off until the last minute. I myself am not this person. I always end up scrambling at the last minute to finish whatever I intended to start in the first place.

If only waiting until the last minute made you smarter! I beg to differ though because if I really were smart about it I’d have had things done sooner rather than later and save myself all the stress and anxiety about trying to make deadlines!

I’m really having a hard time packing. It seems like all I want to do when I get home from work is lay down on my bed & play solitaire & do the usual creep on Facebook. It took me an hour yesterday just to convince myself that if I don’t get up & do some sorting & packing that I would really regret it. Eventually I got up & started working away. It took a LOT of persuading however.

The key factor? Me & a friend were talking about what rooms are the hardest & what should be done first. I have packed up most of the bathroom, aside for what I use on a daily basis. I have the living room mostly packed. I started to tackle my bedroom last night. I find it hard because I have so many clothes. I am THE best clothes hoarder. Okay I guess maybe not the best since there haven’t been any tv shows about me. BUT I just can’t seem to throw out or donate clothes I haven’t worn in years! My friend had stated she can throw em out no problem although when it comes to shoes it’s an entirely different matter. I also agree. I have a huge box full of shoes now that I barely wear! But I still love my shoes! No woman should live life without at least a few pairs of heels! So comes the key to my motivation. After confessing our love for shoes to each other, she sent the most brilliant text ever! “Haha can we have a shoe shopping day in new york or something?! Hahaha” Yes that was exactly what my lazy body needed to get motivation! Win!

Other packing news? I have to finish my bedroom tonight. That means finishing laundry, going through and parting with at least one bag full of clothes to give away. I can do it I can do it.¬† But in all reality I have been really good about the bedroom. I threw out about 3 bags of junk that I won’t use. I had willpower! Go me!

Hopefully I can get home from work & hunker down at it all. I have to finish going through my bedroom tonight & just make sure I have everything packed that needs to be then I think I’m going to work on the laundry room! After that its just the kitchen! Yay! Words just can’t express how happy I am to be moving! I love having my own place, yet this move will save me money & also help me declutter & organize & realize what I really need vs what just takes up space & collects dust.

Does anyone have any good tips on how to pack? What works for you & what doesn’t? I’d love to hear from you!

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