12 Goals (Plus one) for 2012
I got this idea somewhere in blogland, but I thought it would be a really great idea. Some of these goals are small, but some are pretty significant. Either way, these twelve things are all something I would like to change in the year 2012. They are a mix of fitness and overall life goals. There are also multiple parts to many of the goals. It’s really long, so it’s under the cut....
I’ve got to say, I love reading everyone’s 2011 recaps and 2012 goals. It’s really inspiring and overall amazing to see what everyone has accomplished/wants to accomplish.
I love grocery shopping!
I know everyone hates it, but I absolutely adore it. I went with my aunt this afternoon and we bought so much stuff to start the year off right! I took her to the local natural/organic food store called Lassens, and even though it’s super expensive, we had fun exploring. I did end up getting fresh almond butter that they make in store. The only ingredient is almonds, and it wasn’t too...
Overview of 2011
Overall, I would consider 2011 to be a pretty successful year. I learned A LOT, came out of my shell, and would consider this year to be a major turning point in my life. The beginning was really crappy, but it ended on an amazing note. I honestly couldn’t complain about anything in my life at this moment. I didn’t really lose any weight, but I’ve completely changed my mindset....
I wanted to thank everyone who gave me advice about D last night. That along with the conversation I had with my best friend made me realize what needed to happen. I’m definitely glad I contacted him because there would have always been the ‘what if’ in my mind. But I’m not going to pursue anything further. The lack of communication wasn’t just on my end the past...
I can't stop thinking about him.
I talked to my mom about D today. I finally told her we weren’t talking anymore and things were pretty much over. She asked why, so I told her. I said he didn’t have time for a relationship, but that he was still looking for someone long term. Like he was thinking marriage and babies. I just started dating, so that wasn’t really what I was looking for. I want that though....
And my mother wonders why she's overweight.
She ran out of peanut butter, so she asked if I had any, since I keep my food separate. I don’t usually eat peanut butter since I prefer almond butter, but I planned on making peanut butter cookies (which never happened). I offered her the whole jar, but she refused because it was ‘healthy’ peanut butter, and no one else in the family would eat it. It was Jif’s Natural...
Has anyone tried Body Fortess Whey Protein?
I’ve been thinking of trying it, but I’d like to get some opinions on it first? Does it have a lot of unnecessary additives? Is it good calorie wise? Does it taste good? If you don’t like it, what’s your favorite protein powder? I’ve only ever tried Designer Whey protein, and it was good. But I’m looking to branch out. Opinions?
I just wrote a long rambling post about something that was so pointless, so I deleted the whole thing.
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I will answer anything and everything you can think of :)
Am I the only one that gets a strange excitement...
Possible Unpopular Opinion
But I feel like a lot of people put too much into finding and creating a relationship. Don’t get me wrong, relationships are great if you find a quality person and all that jazz. I have nothing against relationships. But it seems to me that too many people think being in a relationship will make them happy. And if they aren’t in a relationship, they are unhappy and looked down upon. ...
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It’s acceptable to eat chocolate from 10am on Christmas right?
Aww man, I already did order! I shouldn’t be so impatient and buy the first thing I see :P
What Color Should I Get?! →
Just want to let everyone know I changed my URL :) I am now brittanyfindsherself.tumblr.com now. I feel like it fits me better currently, and isn’t so cliche :P
Christmas Eve is tomorrow. Where the hell did that come from?! It doesn’t feel like the holiday season. It was so weird seeing all the holiday decorations out in everyone’s front yard when it was 70ish degrees out. With that said, I’m really looking forward to the New Year. It just seems like this epic fresh start, even though it’ll just be a normal new day. But I know...
Thank you for rubbing in the fact that you have a boyfriend and I don’t. In case you didn’t know, I have no problem being single, and actually prefer it. So you get a big fuck you. It just solidifies the fact that I need to end this toxic friendship. This has been my passive aggressive post of the night. Carry on :)
So I go out to eat with my mom, her friend, and her friend’s granddaughter (who is my age). We went to a casual sandwich/salad/soup place. As we’re sitting there, I see a little girl, who can’t be more than 3 years old, happily munching on a salad. Her father poured a little dressing on, and she’s sitting there eating it with her fork, and smiling. When I was that age, I...
I feel that I should mention
that I am not seeing the man friend anymore (we’ll call him D to make things easier). We just sort of stopped talking. We weren’t particularly serious to begin with, just hanging out when both of us had time. The last time we were able to hang out, I think we both felt as if things weren’t going to work. I will say that I had been doubting things since the beginning though,...
So I just found out that Deena Kastor ran the same Turkey Trot that I did in my hometown. I was literally probably inches from her at some point since it was a pretty small race. DEENA KASTOR GUYS!!!
rissuhexplainsitall asked: I tried mango chobani last night and thought of you! It was delicious :)
I realized why I gained so much weight around Christmas last year. I just wanted to be a part of the family. Every day I make my own food, eat at my own time, and pretty much live a different schedule than everyone in my household. But over the holidays, everyone is at home, and I just want to be with my family. I want to enjoy dinner time conversation. I want to indulge in some of the baked goods...
Black beans+brown rice+cholula=heaven for my tastebuds. The blacks beans and brown rice were both made from scratch. The first time I have successfully made brown rice from scratch too!
I haven’t been really keeping up with weighing everyday, but I honestly don’t feel the need to bring out the scale everyday. Mind boggling, but it’s working. I loved seeing the 175 on the scale again after all the bad eating I had. I’m still hoping to get to the 160s before New Years, which is possible if I stay on track. I have plenty of things to do to keep my mind...
So as y’all know, I’m cleaning my room. I am finding crap I didn’t even know I had. One thing I did find was an old bikini. Now I have never had the body to wear a bikini, so I would always wear a tank top over the bikini top, but that’s beside the point. The point is…I decided to try on the bikini. Just for shits and giggles. I didn’t feel horrible in it. I...
Finals=done! I am officially on winter break. That means deep cleaning of my room has commenced. PS. I learned that I can eat a Chipotle burrito bowl in five minutes if I wait until 2pm to eat. Which was an extremely bad idea since I felt super shaky while I was shopping beforehand. All is fine now though :)
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Two scrambled eggs with extra sharp white cheddar + oatmeal = dinner of champions.
I just realized that I never mentioned my post-spin class fitness assessment. Since I took a cycling class as a class at my college, we had to do pre- and post-class fitness assessments. Our last class was Wednesday, so we did the assessment on Friday afternoon. We started with the push ups and sit ups. I did 12 modified pushups this time compared to the five beforehand. The 12 I did were...
The amount of worn clothes I accumulate in a week’s time is embarrassing.
Facing the Music
180.2 I knew that number was coming, and I’m surprised it’s not worse. I can SEE the water retention. Today is a new day though, and I’m going to make the best of it. I’m going to deep clean my room today, make it nice and organized, the way it should be. Move some stuff around, use my space more efficiently. Talk to y’all later!
Last night I pretty much convinced myself to give up. Not give up entirely, but give up during the holidays. I realized that was straight up stupid, and that’s not going to happen. Indulgences are okay. Two weeks of overeating is not.