06/29/2013


Three years ago we said “I do”. We committed to be each others life partner. Some days are hard. Some days are easy. We’ve had to have the tough conversations right a long with all the fun ones. 

Every day has been an adventure figuring out this adult thing with L by my side. 

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Random fitness update

It’s Thursday evening and I’m sitting in front of the computer watching the cursor blink. I have such a desire to write more but I don’t know what to say. I know the more wine I consume while sitting here the words will start flowing. Hopefully.

I’ve started two different posts so far. One about the house and the other about the awful events of the past weekend. It became a bit heavy. So instead I am doing a quick fitness update of sorts.

So I started getting serious about my journey April 25th. I have missed a couple weeks from our move but I am starting to get back into my groove while getting my diet back on track.

I didn’t think I would do this but here are my before pics. Don’t mind the darkness or the clothes. This is our small room we had while staying at my father in laws.

I’m suppose to take the after photos this Monday but I haven’t been consistent with my 8 weeks so on July 1st expect some updated pics. AND hopefully we see a difference (I know we will). When I first started I wanted the most amazing abs and legs to show off. I’m slowly learning that may not be realistic but you know what GOOD.

When I was younger I had an eating disorder. I was never hospitalized but I knew what limiting my calories would give me, the “perfectly skinny” body. Everyday is a small battle, some less than others, but I’ve learned that is not how I want to earn my abs. Food journals and probably the worst was chewing my food then spitting it out. You get the taste but don’t actually consume all the bad…. I’m disgusted with myself.

I’m loving the Tone It Up community so much. If I ever have a moment of weakness I can write a quick status update and there are so many gals encouraging me. They remind me the work outs and 5 meals daily are highly needed to fuel my body. I love being part of something that is women encouraging each other instead of bringing each other down.

Well that got a bit deeper than I intended but once the words start flowing I can’t stop. I just want to put a part of my story out there in hopes of helping someone else.

Hope you have  great weekend. I’ll be back with a fun update of my Saturday night debauchery come Monday. **insert winky face**

A house.

Welp, I’m officially a homeowner. Well as of May 19th.

It’s interesting, in December I wasn’t really aware or sure we were close to our goal of homeownership. The week before Christmas I feel as though L woke up one day and just said “we’re going to submit our paper work to get pre-approved for a home loan”. Um ok.

By mid January we had a pre-approval letter and were ready to start our home search. We definitely looked at few lemons before we found our home. On March 10th there was a new listing on our Zillow app. It stated “listing coming soon”. I wasn’t 100% sure but I immediately sent it to L with the caption “I need to see this house”. It was on the higher side of our budget so before we contacted our agent (the most amazing agent/agency in the Portland area) to make sure it was doable. He gave us the green light and I gave our agent the green light.

We saw the house that evening at 5:30 and I just knew. Its perfectly imperfect but has everything we wanted. We left the viewing not sure if we wanted to make an offer. By 8pm we were proof reading our offer. It all happens so fast and I immediately put the brakes on. I asked to wait til the following morning to submit our offer. I just couldn’t believe this was it. We were about to offer how much money?! Lets make sure its the one. When we woke up the following morning L noticed they had an open house listed for the following day. I’m not sure about your area but in Portland if there is an open house that means the agent is expecting multiple offers and it usually turns into a bidding war. We were ready to submit our offer but it was at our max. We couldn’t go up. We submitted our offer and thought at least we tried.

Two days later we got the call our offer had been accepted. 60 days later we got the keys. Now we are moved in. After 4 years of living with my father in law it feels so nice to live alone with my husband. We chose to live with my father in law to make sure we were in a better place long term before committing to buying a home and the mortgage. I love our new house and the home its becoming.

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The day we signed I splurged on a nice bottle of bubbly.

 

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We got our keys! Typically the sold sign would be on the sign out front but it was already removed so we utilized the covered porch.

 

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Max and Leif also known as the new neighborhood watch.

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Gnome. I’ve always wanted yard gnomes and our home has one already. I adore home.

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My first grocery shopping trip. Groceries are EXPENSIVE!

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A day of unpacking calls for mimosas.

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Before we closed I found these rocking chairs at Lowes. I wanted them so badly. L made sure I got them.

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And I finally have full length mirrors. Four to be exact.

Hello…

Well… I’ve been absent. I’m sorry but not really. I never intended to ignore this space. I just needed the break. Since my last post in January we have had some serious changes. Good changes. Great changes actually.

1.In February I turned 30. I’m freaking 30. Let me just say when I as 18 this is not how I pictured 30. In ways it’s actually better than I pictured.

2. We bought a house! A fucking HOUSE people! A full post is coming on this but I will say home ownership wasn’t on my radar. I never thought it would be an option.

3. I still haven’t taken my real estate exam. Guys, I don’t know… The schooling was expensive but after buying our house and going through the process as a buyer was eye opening. I’m not 100%. We shall see folks.

4. Fitness and working out is my jam. I haven’t returned to crossfit. I mean it was $140 a month. In January I started following the Tone It Up gals. Guys, this plan works if you follow along and eat cleaner/leaner. The work outs are all available online for FREE. They do have a full 8 week nutrition plan available for purchase but I haven’t felt the need to spend $150 on something L can help with me. After 4 weeks I was seeing results. Since moving 3 weeks ago I’ve fallen off the wagon but tomorrow I’m back at it. #abs

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5. So money and my spending freeze. Buying a house forces you to never spend any money. Like putting diesel in my car stresses me out. I’ll go into further detail in my house update.

Well I’m out. My goal for 2016 was to really put more effort into this space. I have new found drive and know I will be back here more frequently.