Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine's Day Art


Our apartment right now is not very pretty. Besides decorating for Christmas I haven't really done any other decorating. It is very hard right now to make anything feel pretty with half of our possessions out in the open and not organized away nicely. We have very very little space in our apartment so I find it very hard to decorate when the flat screen TV box is chilling in the corner of our living room.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine's Gift Box


For Valentine's Day this year W and I have decided to visit the Grand Canyon. We live only a few hours away, neither of us has been and.. we are doing it in style! We are going to spend the night at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and then in the morning hope on the train and head up to the Grand Canyon. I am super excited about the whole trip. Since we are going to be kicking back in a hotel for Valentine's I decided to put together a little gift box for the two of us.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Remineralizing Toothpaste


Say what!?! Yes you can make your own toothpaste to remineralize your teeth. But why would you do that when you can just go get toothpaste at the store and you go to the dentist regularly? Simple answer, the modern diet does not provide enough minerals like it should. Enamel the hard coating on the outside of your teeth doesn't have the ability to regrow but they can self-repair or remineralize.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

DIY Planner



Its kind of the beginning of the year and with that you may need to get a new planner to keep track of everything that goes on in your life. If you are like me I still love the feel of writing all my appointments and to do lists down. I think its the process of writing that makes the event stick in my mind.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Accountability #1: Weight Loss


If you remember about a week ago I posted my 2015 Goals. To make sure that I achieve my goals I am making my progress semi-public. I wanted to talk a little about what I am going to do to achieve my goals at the beginning of the month and then do a follow up mid-month. This month I am talking about weight loss.

I had touched on why this was particularly important for me this year but let me emphasis it again.

I am getting married in August and we are very fortunate to have our Honeymoon already planned for us. Where are we going? The Cayman Islands! That's right I have to be bikini ready in six months!! Now some people's bikini ready means losing five pounds, my bikini ready means losing 30 pounds. Weight that I have put on since I graduated from school and met my fiance.

Okay lets rewind a minute. I started writing this post and then got a little side tracked. The side track was an empowering video. It made me do a one eighty in my thought process for this months accountability.

If I am not using the word resolution because it has a negative connotation for me then why am I using weight loss!?! Do we ever like to loss something? I think most would say no, except for the one thing. Weight. So instead of loseing weight I am going to change my thinking. I am want to get fit! I want to feel healthy! I want to feel sexy again!

Any one of these phrases feels much more positive and empowering.

What am I going to do about it:

1. I am taking part in a get fit challenge.
2. I am going to start drinking more water. Water is one of the keys to making sure your are healthy.
3. Whole foods not processed!
4. Eating more. This may seem counter intuitive but its not. If you don't eat enough it can make your body go into "hibernation." It thinks that it needs to store fuel for later because it doesn't know when it's going to get its next boost.
5. I am going to do it with a partner! W feels the same way right now about getting healthy and its always better to have someone to encourage you.

There you have it five ways this month of keeping myself on track! By verbalizing them or rather writing them for you to see I have no reason not to stick to them.

What little steps do you do to make your get fit goals achievable?

Jenn