Summer so far

Let me just start since this post the weather has definitely decided to work with me. It’s been so hot and sunny this year! We needed it. 

So far this summer has been great! I can’t even begin to explain but I’m going to try! 

I got to meet this handsome devil IN PERSON! Heart exploded into a million pieces.
A little girls night with my mom and aunt. With my aunts special margarita’s of course.
L bought me a leather jacket. Do I look cool enough?
L working on his truck. I guess that’s one way to do it.
I typically don’t leave for work until 6:30 but this particular morning I had to leave at 5:30.
Sweet boy. Always needs his throw pillow while napping on the couch.
A little Snapchat filter after a pretty intense Betty Rocker workout.
Lake Billy Chinook weekend.
L testing out his captain skills.
After a long day outside these pups were pooped.
I guess that’s one way to nap…
My girl. Always has to be right by my side.
Hot summer drive with all the windows down.
Redneck Luau fun.
Sunset over the lake to close out Fourth of July weekend.

Easter Weekend 2017

This weekend started out good. Like really good. Friday evening we went to pizza for dinner. My favorite Friday night treat! Shortly after we met with friends and hung out all evening. I don’t know why but I love simple quality time with friends.

Saturday started even better because the sun was shining and it was warm. The weather definitely effects my mood and having the weekends be as nice as they have been is making a huge difference in my mental and emotional state.

The dogs and L were outside all day Saturday while I went to a baby shower and it definitely showed when I got home. Very tired dogs and husband. But 25% of our fence is complete! That’s a win folks.

Sunday we went on a ride. I’m trying to get as many miles under my belt before our trip to Sturgis this summer. It wasn’t as sunny but it was about 10 degrees warmer. We spent the day with great company stopping for lunch and of course our favorite fire pit/brewery.

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Of course everyone crashed Sunday night. Its honestly amazing what the nice weather and all the outside time did for us. I knew we needed it but it really hit home as I was getting ready for bed Sunday night. The weekend was incredibly eventful but it was enough to remind me how good we have it. So so good.

 

“You’re beautiful” – A thank you note

So this post was originally started in August of 2014. It has never been published. Just sitting in my drafts. Don’t ask me why! I just feel like today I need to share some positivity to remind us we are beautiful!

A little back story. Friday was a really good day. You know the days where you just wake up in a good mood, you put on the most perfect outfit, and you walk out the door with an extra hop to your step. Yeah, it was one of those. I worked and eventually started my drive home. The sun was shining, it was finally a normal summers day here (not even 90) and all windows were down with the sun roof wide open. After working all week Friday’s drive home is the best feeling, do you not agree! Stopped at the stop light I hate the most a younger guy pulls up next to me, windows down as well, and yelled “you’re beautiful”.
I know its a small gesture that could be seen as negative if my day wasn’t going so well. But that comment just added to my day, heck my weekend. So I just felt the need to thank him. Thank you kind stranger for reminding me I am beautiful. We’re all beautiful and shouldn’t be afraid of admitting that to ourselves.

A little peak of my outfit Friday. Top, jeans, shoes.
A little peak of my outfit Friday. Top, jeans, shoes.

Working on my fitness 

So I’m a slacker. I say I’ll be back with a fitness update but obviously that hasn’t happened. I haven’t been keeping up on my fitness so you’re not missing anything.

I tried BBG for a good 12 weeks. I liked it. Really enjoyed it actually. My only complaint is I don’t own a lot of the equipment needed to perform a majority of the later work outs and I don’t have unlimited funds to go buy all the extra equipment. And no I do not have a gym membership. That shit ain’t free.

Last spring I was determined and completed the Tone It Up Bikini Series 2016. This year I’m gearing up for the same. It’s starts on April 24th and I’m ready. Determined.

I remind myself daily I’m doing this for a healthy lifestyle not for a perfect transformation. I feel like we’re bombarded with transformation pictures. I just want to feel good about myself and hopefully my friends notice my efforts. If I don’t look like the picture perfect specimen that’s your problem.

I’m starting, well trying, to use my fitness Instagram more but I get nervous. People I actually know have started following it and I’m just not ready for that. I changed the settings to private for now. Hopefully I get more courage and eventually say screw it. Only time will tell. If you feel like following along my username is missie_fit. 

Happy Tuesday! 

I’m barely surviving. 

So this winter has be hard. Our winter has been in rare form and we saw more snow than I’m comfortable with. You see snow in the mountains is great but snow where I live is not my thing. 

Unlike a lot of the Portland metro area I still had to be at work on time. And FYI, that means 7am. Do you know what it’s like driving at 6:30am during the winter? It’s dark. Real dark since my entire commute is back rounds. Then winter laughed in my face and through a giant snow ball at me. 

Needless to say I’ve never been more ready for spring and/or summer. I need to feel the heat of sunlight kissing my skin. Blue sky! My feet need air by way of sandals! But I have a feeling that will be awhile as it was snowing again this morning. 

I’m over it!