I’m Home!

Hello again,

I finally returned from my trip from Ontatio. Overall, it was a blast!! I met my brother’s new gf and her son. Went fishing, Played board games and did a bit of sight seeing.

Our diet was the hardest thing for me this weekend, since we’re being totally strict on what we eat, we ended up bringing alot of food there with us, and I did ocassionally cheat (so tisk on me)

I won’t be posting as much since the weather is so nice right now! It’s about + 14 out, so it’s not hot but not cold.. possibly might go for a run tonight.

Bought a new camera as well so I will be taking a ton of pictures of me.. and junk..

Take Care*

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Happy Hump Day!

Well, last night me and Ky went for a 45 minute long swim. I am so sore today!! I made sure I ate some protein balls after our workout, and they usually help me to not be sore the next day! But maybe I overdid it.

We basically did laps and laps and .. well more laps! It was actually the first time in a long time where I felt ok walking around the pool in my bikini! It was such an odd feeling! I really could get used to it though!

So my plans for the day include :

*Finish work here at the Hospital.
*Weigh In Time!! – I’m nervous to see if changing up what I’ve been eating and different exercise helped aid my weight loss.
* Pack for Easter Weekend in Ontario!!

I’m leaving Thursday night after working at Fabutan and driving the 4 hours, back to my home town.. I really miss home and my family. I’ll be meetin my brother’s new gf and her son for the first time as well.. *exciting* I haven’t liked his pervious gf’s so it should be interesting.

Is anybody else really protective of thier siblings?

I also get to make up a grocery list of my mom so she can pick me up some goodies so we don’t have to hawl a bunch of food from home. It also takes us a lot shoter of time to go through the States and then drive back up to Canada, so we’re not allowed to even bring alot of items.

What is everyone’s plans for the weeked?!?!

I think we’re going to do alot of walking in the country, and possibly ride some of my horses. I will for sure take a lot of photos with my mom’s camera and then post a ton on here this weekend. Especially with my horses and other pets on the the farm, that I miss so much!

Well, hope you all have a great hump day!!

Friendship Award

I really love awards! I had no idea that you could even get cute awards through blogs but I’ve gotten 2 so far!! (*evil laugh…muah ha ha ha jk*) But the latest one I have received is from Leah @ Simply Fabulous

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“FRIENDS… comes with the following description to be added & passed along: “These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.” It also says : “Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

It’s so hard to choose who I want to give this award to but I have to choose 8. Thankfully I don’t have many people on my blogroll, but hopefully more readers will make themselves known so I can add them to it (*hint hint*) So yes, please leave a comment so I can give you awards and check out your blog..

So here are my 8 Lovely Friends!!

1. Leah (of course!!) at Simply Fabulous

2. Ruby at Completely Delicious

3. Rian at Girl On A Diet

4. Helen at Helen’s Journey

5. Sarah at Skinny Runner

6. Sarah at Run Sarah

7. Ashley at Healthy Ashley

and finally last but certainly not least is..

8. Wiggs! at I Am The Beholder

So I am going to try to comment on everyone’s blog to let them know they have been awarded!!


But it’s time for me to get in my EXERCISE! Me and Kyle are hitting up the swimming pool! I really need a change or scenery, I’m a little tired of the gym… so I will chat with you all tomorrow πŸ™‚

Updates

I’m trying to work on my blog at home, since I am usually blogging at work (bad habit… really bad habit, I could get busted!! ;)) So I update my “About Me” Page which includes some photos of my before weight.. I really hated to even look at them since that was when I was really depressed and not myself.

So yeah, check it out..

Thank You..

I just want to take a minute and say thanks to everyone who emailed me, or commented on my previous post.

Being in this “funk” really sucks. I don’t know what to do and feel as though I should just give up. Having people around you who support you and give you encouraging and inspiring advice can really do wonders.

I am not going to give up! I ‘m starting Week 3 today of the diet I have been on. I’ve lost 4 pounds and dropped 1 – 2 pant sizes (depending on the brand) and I am happy with the results I am seeing. Of course, I would like to see immediate results but that is just not reality. Everyone reacts differently when it comes to diets, excercise or even just changing a few bad habits. Everyone is different. But I know in my heart, that I cannot give up!

This could all be due to the fact that I think I am catching the flu, I’m tired, irritable.. and craving sweets, HARD! But I’m going to push through if it kills me.

So again, thank you all so much! You make me want to do better, and right now I really need it!

*hugs and kisses*

Ashley

Why I’ve Been Gone For A Few Days?

Hey guys and gals.

I’ve been on hiatus for a few days now. There has been alot running through my mind. I am unsatisfied. I feel unsatisfied with my life, my weight, myself in general.

Have you ever gotten into a complete funk?

I’m starting to feel like “am I doing this right?” I haven’t lost any weight since my detox week, eventhough I worked out at the gym all weekend and have been sticking to my diet. I feel like I am putting in all this effort and seeing minimal results, if that!

I really don’t enjoy my job that much. I feel as though people judge me since I am small already and 99% of them are overweight. They’re constantly telling me that I don’t need to loose the weight, and they’re right! Honeslty I look completely normal. But, normal is not good enough for me! I want to be fit and healthy, but not look too skinny! Is that a bad thing?

I have a select few that say I look great and support me, but most of the people in my life, make fun of what I’m doing.

It’s so frustrating, I’m trying to make myself a better person, and get in touch with who I am, and set my goals high. Yet I have people bringing them back down.

Anyways, that’s why I have been MIA the last few days, just not in a happy state of mind right now. I really need to get myself out of this funk!

On a good note, I went to buy some new jeans and I’m down 1 -2 sizes depending on the brand of jeans.. that cheered me up! But not enough. Help!

Quiz Time!!

I was tagged by Helen @ Helen’s Journey to answer some questions and pass them on.

1. What are your current obsessions? Losing Weight and Paying Off My Student Loans!!! Ggrrrrr

2. Which item from your closet are you wearing most often? The only pair of jeans that still fit me without falling off me πŸ™‚ (desperatly need to go shopping soon!)

3. Last thing you bought? For myself? A hoodie in Bermuda at Xmas..

4. What’s for dinner? Most likely something with chicken…maybe a smoothie!

5. Say something to the person who tagged you: Helen, your a sweet lady! I love your blog and it makes me want to try to be better!

6. (question I replaced) What is one item you could not live without? I don’t think I could live without my bf Kyle, he really does make my life so much easier πŸ™‚ (awww..I’m so cute)

7. Vacation spots you must visit before you die?
London
New York
Costa Rica (again)

8. Three things to do before you die?
Run a Marathon
Conquer my fears
Have lots of babies

9. What are you reading right now? Watchmen (I’m a closet nerd)

10. What is the last movie you saw and enjoyed? Rate it out of 5 stars. Twilight, I read all the book so how could I not love it! 5/5

11. What’s your guilty pleasure? Tanning, it makes me sooo relaxed and happy!

12. What’s your favourite smell? Coconut, reminds me of summer

13. Best thing you ate or drank lately? I ate a High Fibre Oatmeal Pancake this morning!

14. Care to share some wisdom? You fall down to learn how to get back up!

15. Name the last blog you visited before this one, on which you left a comment. (link and info please!) Girl On A Diet , I usually check it out every morning!

16. Talk about one regret in your life? I regret letting my ex cheat on me so many times and letting him make me feel as though I would never be good enough and ruining my trust in men!

17. (question I added) What do you have an addiction to? Celebrity Gossip!! I’m horrid!

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Rules and Invitation to participate:

1) Respond and rework
2) Answer questions on your own blog
3) Replace one question.
4) Add one question
5) Tag three bloggers –

I have tagged

Ashley from Healthy Ashley

Sarah from Run Sarah

Sarah from Skinny Runner

Weigh In / Work Out

Good Afternoon!

I managed to get about 45 min – 1 hour of walking in today during all my break, I usually walk about 1 mile every 10-15 minutes, depending on how many older women I have to run over..lol So I feel as though I got in my steps for tonight’s weight in. I aim to get at least 10,000 a day. But since I didn’t go and weigh in yesterday I have yesterdays steps adn todays steps.. so far I have 19, 076 steps! Hopefully I lost a little bit. I’m more excited to hear if Kyle has lost anything.

Does anybody else work out at work or on their lunch break?

I used to feel tired when I would, but now I’m not nearly as bad, I may be a little drouzy but a quick snack or some water usually clears that right up! I also got called skinny minnie TWICE today, really cheered me up but also made me walk longer..lol I’m the kind of person who really can’t take a compliment seriously!

Anwhoo, work is almost done, I would like to get in a few more steps so I think I’ll do a few more steps! I hope you all enjoy your nights, I’m sure I’ll have a blast working *cough ..not.. cough* I will be posting bright and early tomorrow to let you know how everything went

C’Ya!

Delicious Treats!!

Man, did I make the most wonderful treats within the last two days!! I wish I had my camera to show you all just how TASTY they are! I even forgot the recipes at home, so I will have to post them tomorrow since I work again tonight at Fabutan.

The first ones I made were called Peanut Butter Protein Balls, all you add were peanut butter, honey, protein powder, rice krispies and some other ingredients and they reminded me of some cookies my grandmother used to make.

And, today I made Chocolate Almond Protein Balls. They have unsweetened cocoa, protein powder, honey, anddried apricots and you roll them into balls, then roll them around in crushed almonds!! SOOO GOOD!

So I leave you this morning with one of my favorite shows BIGGEST LOSER “Before and After” photos!!

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Just look how tiny they got!! This proves that anybody can loose the weight if they REALLY want to!! πŸ™‚

Me and Kyle have our weigh in today, I’m a little nervous since I treated myself to like a tablespoons of peanut butter last night.. so I cheated..lol Maybe I’l walk it all off at lunch!!

OH! and I almost forgot, they are opening a gym here at my work (Hospital) for 16$ a month!! Is that not ridiculious, I am paying 60$ a month at my other gym!! I am totally joining and will go there everyday at lunch!!

CANNOT WAIT FOR SUMMER! This will hopefully be the first summer in YEARS that I will wear a bathing suit in public.. so excited!

Celebrities Working Out

My boyfriend lost our camera! I now how to depend on other forms to brighten up my posts to give it some more interesting things instead of just food and me rambling on! SO, I love to see photos of celebrities working out, it really makes me feel as though they aren’t perfect, they too have to keep up at the gym and eat healthy to have the bodies they have.

So, I have gathered a few celebs that I like, along with photos of them working out! So enjoy, and please do comment!

First, we have Audrina Partridge! She was spotted in LA @ this new gym that incorporated acrobats! I think Audrina is very fit, she has said it her self that she works out almost everyday to have her body in the shape it is!! *inspiring*
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And Next we have Kate Beckinsale, I found a photo of her working out! She is a super mom and drop dead gorgeous!! I hope I look like here when I reach her age!

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Last but not least we have a double whammy! Two celebs, Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens are working out together!! They are very young, so no wonder they are so small but again, even they need to work out!

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Anyways, the point of this post is to make everyone look back on themselves and don’t give yourself such a hard time! Everyone needs to work out and eat healty to acquire bodies that you see in magazines! But most of the celebs are usually photoshopped anyways.. SO yah! Happy thinking everyone!

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