RESET WEEK: Changing my relationship with food

I’m currently on the final day of my reset week, and I’m happy that I survived!

What is reset week? 

During reset week, I stuck to a very strict diet. No carbs, no bread, no rice, no beans, no grains, no sugar (besides very few fruit options), no caffeine, no soda, no sweets…. not even oatmeal! Nothing processed. Basically nothing I enjoy lol

Basically, all I ate was veggies and certain meat. (Mainly chicken and eggs). I had fruit that was allowed and snacked on pickles, beef jerky, peanut butter, and certain nuts (raw almonds and cashews). 

It was challenging and very, very difficult. I slipped up twice during my reset week because I literally had the strongest craving for bread. 

Day1 I slept most of the day to avoid my cravings and to avoid my headache caused from a lack of caffeine. 

Days 2-3 I did good with sticking to the strict rules but had a horrible headache both days and was feeling grumpy. (My body was missing all the crap and junk I would normally stuff myself with.) 

Days 4-6 my headaches were gone but I fell weak to my cravings and had my aunties enchiladas (too much corn tortillas) and last night I stayed up too late and got the late night munchies and had a microwaveable chimichanga burrito  :/ 

As my last day of reset week is here, I’m happy that I did this. There are so many important reasons why I needed to do this. And there is a reason why I only did this for a week. 

Here is why: 

1. My nutrition coach wanted to show me that sticking to very strict rules when it comes to my diet would not be sustainable for my lifestyle- working out hard and being active and full of energy all day. 

I noticed very quickly that I felt good when I was eating clean but lacked the full energy I needed for my workouts. 

-carbs aren’t evil if you eat them in moderation and don’t indulge. Carbs are great, and give me the energy I need in order to keep moving and burning throughout the day. 

-treating yourself is NOT bad, as long as you don’t over indulge daily. 

2. The nutrition coach wanted to reset and improve my glucose and insulin sensitivity. 

-it’s so easy to stay consumed in how you look and how you want your figure to look like, but we so easily forget about our actual health and wellness. 

3. I learned that my excessive fast food visits and over indulgence of food when I’m stressed or sad is not worth the extra weight, inches, and stretch marks I put on my body. 

4. I learned that I can actually eat so much more when I make clean and fresh choices- which has inspired me to continue with some of these rules. (But not all of them.) 

5. Most importantly, I learned that a calorie deficit is the best and only way to lose weight and I can eat whatever I want… as long as I eat it in moderation and control my portions. 

Now, if you want to be vegan, or do Herbalife, or believe in the south beach diet as a lifestyle, etc, then you do you! 

I know that personally for me, i don’t want to do those things. I want to take care of my body, but still enjoy the things I like.

I want to lose weight and regain my strength and fitness level that I once had, but I want to do it in a sustainable and maintable way… In a way that works for me, my body, my needs, my desires, and my overall health (mental and physical). And those things are different for every body. 

I don’t want to or expect to lose weight super quickly- losing more 2-4 pounds a week may not always be healthy and it doesn’t mean you are losing/burning off fat. (You could just be losing water weight.) 

Reset week has started a change in my relationship with food. 

Oddly enough, I am ready to make healthy and fresh choices more everyday, but I am also ready to treat myself- but know the difference between treating myself and indulging. 

I havent weighed myself. I do that on Saturday’s. But I lost a whole inch off of my waist this week, so that’s encouraging! 

So if you are struggling with weight loss, I encourage you to take a week to “Reset”. You’ll learn so much and I hope it’ll encourage you like it’s encouraged me. 

I’m doing this as part of an online fitness/nutrition program I joined and if you want to know more about my fitness coach and nutritionist, please feel free to contact me. 


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My Engagement Story! 

This past weekend was nothing short of magical and a dream come true… 

Cheesy, I know. But it’s true! 

I dreamed about my engagement and the man of my dreams getting down on one knee more than I’ve dreamed about my wedding I think! 

All of my dreams and expectations were all met on July 1st, 2017 when I got engaged! ❤️


It started out as a day not outside of the ordinary. I woke up and got ready to go on a day trip to Santa Fe with Damond and two couples that we are very good friends with. 


We rode the motorcycles on a beautiful and cloudy morning through Madrid, NM (where we stopped at the cutest coffee shop) and stopped in Santa Fe, NM for lunch and to shop around. 

We then took a ride up to the ski lift in Santa Fe, which is such a fun ride up the mountains, and the top has gorgeous views! 

And the funny part about the ride up to the ski lift is that for some reason, I missed the memo that we were actually going up to the ski lift area. 

I don’t know how i just spaced out on that one fact. lol 😂 

But as we left the restaurant, I asked Damond “so where to now?” (thinking we were heading back home.) But, he looked at me puzzled and said “we are riding up to the ski lift! That’s the whole point of this trip!” 

So I was obviously oblivious to that fact… which made it all a little more exciting . 

Damond and I had taken that same ride in Santa Fe more than a few times and it just became a special place to us! It is in the heart of the Santa Fe national forest, it is in the beautiful and fresh air of the mountains, and it’s just breathtaking and our kind of paradise (we are crazy nature and outdoor fanatics) 

I was excited for our friends to see this beautiful area for the first time and I was excited to take my new camera up there to take some photos! 

Up until this point and at this point, I HAD NO CLUE that Damond had planned this all out. 

I was walking around and just taking pictures (in my own little world as usual). 

I stopped next to a beautiful stream to take photos of it and that’s when Damond came up to me and said “Lets go over here on this side…” and he led me a little further down the stream. I absentmindedly said okay and didn’t think anything of it. 

Then… 

Damond got a little closer, and started saying things he wouldn’t normally say. 

He looked at me and said “this place is so beautiful and special to us, isn’t it?” And I smiled and agreed (again, not thinking anything of it) 

Then he came closer to me and said “you know, there’s a reason why our friends are here with us and why I wanted to bring you up here again.” 

That’s when I started to align things and from there, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!


And all I remember in that moment is  I kind of started to hyperventilate (haha) and I just looked at him and stared at that beautiful ring with tears welling up in my eyes. 


I said YES! obviously! 


From the time he pulled me to the other side of the stream, it felt like a whirlwind and it all happened so fast. I was surprised and shocked beyond belief. 

Of course we had always wanted and desired to get married, and we had talked about it a lot recently, but I was not expecting it that day and was surprised just like I always dreamed I would be ❤️

Of course, I had smeared makeup, helmet hair, and I was wearing my unflattering motorcycle gear… so I didn’t have the appearance that I have dreamt of, but that’s okay! 

Honestly, that stuff doesn’t even matter. I look at the pictures of my messy hair and smeared makeup and I smile, because that’s real, that’s me, and that’s how Damond usually sees me as on the daily, and he still loves me and chooses to be with me. 

(And like I tweeted a few days ago, it was nothing short of Gods grace that my nails were done when this happened.. because seriously, my nails never look this nice!) 😂

It’s only been days since we got engaged, and we are already being asked what kind of wedding we want to have, how big of a wedding, what kind of venue, what kind of photographer, etc… 

all of that stuff is brand new to us and it’s exciting, but I’m more focused and excited about my future marriage rather than my future wedding. 

The excitement of this new journey is not all about venues, and dresses, and a honeymoon.. 

it’s about a lifelong commitment to the man of my dreams, my best friend , the love of my life… and about making a huge and sacrificial commitment to God, and letting HIM guide us through this journey. 


I look at him so differently now. I fall deeper in love with him each day, I envision our life together and feel so excited and blessed. He’s not just my boyfriend. He’s the man I’m dedicating all of my heart and faithfulness to. The father of our future children and the man who will lead me throughout this life with a Christ like love and Gods strength. 

After three years of our relationship, most say “finally” and “it’s about time” and “it’s been a long time coming”… and I couldn’t agree more 😉 and I can’t wait to embrace this season of engagement! 

💍💍💍

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Fitness and weight loss update! 

Hey y’all! I apologize for leaving all of you hanging as I had previously promised I’d update y’all weekly on my fitness/weight loss journey…. 

Well, after week three, I got very discouraged and gave up on my goals. 

I didn’t 100% give up: I continued to work out 2-3x week and tried to be cautious of what I ate. 

But for the most part I gave up. I let all of my overwhelming stress take over and I allowed myself to stress eat. 

I allowed my anxiety to get the best of me and discourage me. 

I crawled into my bed early each evening after work to just ignore the world. I was in bed and asleep by 7pm every night. And  I let myself be lazy and sleep in until the last possible second before leaving for work. 

My emotions have been up and down lately. And thats given me a sorry excuse “to take it easy on myself”. 

I haven’t accomplished much lately, but that is going to change. 

I’m creating new goals and making sure they are attainable! 

I decided to try things I’ve never done before. 


I recently joined an online coaching program with a nutritionist who knows her stuff and one of the toughest veterans who is well known on social media. 

It seems very cut throat and disciplined, but achievable. And it’s also NOT a gimmick where they give you shakes and wraps and promise you 50 pounds lost in 2 weeks. 

It’s a program to teach you how to make the correct nutritional choices for your body and goals. It’s a program to teach you how and what activity and exercise will help you in your journey. 

Im praying over this experience and I’m ready to learn a lot and accomplish my goals. 
The main thing I’ve learned these last couple of weeks during this lazy, unmotivated, and discouraging time is to take care of your mental/emotional health first! 

I had too much stress going on and I didn’t really deal with it. 

I didn’t really open up to anyone about it, I didn’t pray about it, I ignored the toll the stress took on my body… etc. 

I sort of ignored it which is not something I want any of you to do. 

You need to first and foremost always take care of your spiritual, mental, and emotional health. And if you are struggling with that, you must focus on it and get the love and help you need. 

Do what helps to ease your anxiety and do things that can help you relieve stress. 

Focus on more important things: for me that’s God, my family, and my close friends. 

Don’t let one bad week…. or even 4 bad weeks be the thing that pushes you to end your journey and give up on your goals. 

I’m trying to remember that everyday day that I’m able to wake up and open my eyes is a fresh start; a new beginning. 


Just like scripture says that Gods mercies are new every morning… we have that! And we have new chances to start over. 


Just because I’ve failed or didn’t try hard enough in the past doesn’t mean that I will have a unsuccessful future with my journey. 

I know I have a lot of work to do and a lot of excuses to get rid of. I know the journey is going to be tough and it’s going to take a long time. 

I want to follow through with all of it though because I want to see what it’s like to NOT GIVE UP. 

I want to know that it’s possible because I know I’m not the only one out there who feels helpless. 

I can’t be the only girl who sometimes feels like she is not good enough. I know I can’t be the only one who doubts that she has what it takes. I want to know it’s possible to reach my goals so that other ladies like me can know that they can do it too! 


So stay tuned for more… and as always thanks for checking in on my update! 

Blessings! 💜


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The perfect getaway for the outdoor lover 

Hey y’all! I recently went on two trips this last month to Pagosa Springs, Colorado. 

Yes, I went on two trips in the last month because I fell in love with Colorado! 


As most of y’all know, I love the outdoors. I live for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, and I’m obsessed with anything related to the mountains, nature, and the outdoors! 

My dream is to live in the heart of the mountains one day! 

I live in the desert: New Mexico. And I love it. We are close to tons of wonderful mountains here. But my hearts desire has always been to see all of the other breathtaking mountains in other states. 

And Pagosa Springs has the most beautiful views and the most charming atmosphere! Luckily I only live about 4.5 hours away, so it’s an easy and lovely ride! 

If you are a nature and outdoorsy person and haven’t explored any part of Colorado, you need to! 

My first time to Colorado was in April, and I got the spend a three day weekend in a lovely cabin right next to the river with my boyfriend and his parents! 


We also drove out to Durango and spent a day exploring that town too! They have some pretty good food, candy stores, and quaint and antique attractions! 


And of course, we got relax and soak up some hot springs!! I wish I would have gotten some actual photos inside the hot springs, but I decided to shut down my electronics while at the springs that way I can truly relax and just enjoy the atmosphere! 

(Next time I’ll get some photos 😉) 

We also went to their wildlife park and it was so fun and amazing! The animals were so fun and active and we learned so much about them. I also neglected to get any pictures of them, but I plan to go back again on my next trip! 

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Our second time around, we went horseback riding on a beautiful trail in the national forest! 



And later that day, we drove about 14 miles south of Pagosa Springs to see and hike up to Treasure Falls! This was such a beautiful hike and such an amazing waterfall! The pictures can’t even do it justice! 



We even saw some wildlife on our hike! A few squirrels, chipmunks, and even a deer! I love seeing wildlife, it’s always exciting and beautiful! It never gets old, no matter how many times I see a deer! lol 


We drove a few more miles out and saw Wolf Creek (the hot spot for skiers) and the drive was so fun! (especially on the bike) 

There was tons of snow there, so it felt like we were driving into a new season! It was so beautiful and fun! 


There is soooo much more to do and see in Pagosa Springs and Colorado, which is why I’m planning to see more of Colorado and go back as soon as I can! 

We also got to eat some delicious food! One of the best parts of vacation is getting to binge on tasty food, right?! 

My fave place we ate at was actually outside of Colorado. 

We are at the ‘Elkhorn Restaurant’ in Chama, NM and it was so good! We had the most delicious fresh tortilla chips and guacamole and some amazing elk burgers!! 


All in all, I’ve fallen in love with Colorado and all of its beauty! I can’t wait to explore more of this colorful state! 

Have you been to Colorado? If so, what has been your favorite part about it?? I’d love to know ❤️ 
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Week THREE of my weight loss journey! 

I’ve had a great week and I’m feeling positive 🙂 

I stepped on the scale on Tuesday and the numbers are the same, and that’s ok! This is a journey… it’s going to take a lot of time and I just got to be patient. 

My week two was a total failure: no workouts or activity, no meal prep, no macro tracking, no calorie deficit… too much pizza and fast food…. week TWO wasn’t good at all… 

BUT,  week THREE was great!

✨I hit the gym 4x  in the AM… (I know, I’m just as shocked as you). 

✨I’ve been drinking TONS of water… I got my gallon with me at all times! (Yet, I still haven’t gotten around to drinking the full gallon each day lol)

✨I’ve been meal prepping, macro counting and making sure I eat clean and  healthy. This has been the hardest part of my journey with the most mistakes and downfalls. 

✨I have more energy! I feel more alive and I’m just feeling positive because I’m taking care of my body and health. 

Here’s my meal prep for the week: 

Breakfast: Oatmeal (trader Joe’s steel cut frozen oatmeal- Calories: 150) 


– protein: either two hard boiled eggs or a low calorie breakfast sandwich that I can pop in the microwave. (Usually 190 calories) 

Lunch: I made tilapia and veggies! 

4-5 oz of tilapia and Two cups of veggies. (Sometimes 1/4 – 1/2 cup of quinoa as rice.) usually 230 calories or so. 


Dinner: this is where my struggle is. I will be convinced to go out to dinner with my boyfriend and friends or eat what he eats (he’s a pizza and fast food guy lately). I try to meal prep or eat a healthy salad… but confess that I kind of eat whatever for dinner. Or i comfort eat… I’ll tell myself to eat what I crave because I had a stressful day. I hate this. I’m working really hard this week to change that!!! 

I’m not hitting my macros or calorie deficit mainly because of my dinner… it truly is my biggest hurdle at the moment. 

So let’s pray I get ahold of this issue this week and start to make progress! 

Snacks: usually string cheese (light 50 calories), Danon light & fit Greek yogurt (80 calories), fruit, pop corn (ive been loving Skinny Pop and Boom Chicka Pop), imitation crab meat, rice cakes with peanut butter… etc. 

-snacking less is a little tough for me, but I’m getting better and trying to pick up fresh and low calorie options. 



My fitness pal:

I decided to buy the premium version of my fitness pal so that I can track and log everything that touches my lips. I do good most days with tracking everything, but realize that I go over my calorie intake for the day a lot, which is 1400 calories. 

I’m focusing this week on hitting my 1400 calorie mark and NOT going over! 

This has been such a challenge as well. I never realized that even when I started eating “better and healthier” I was still eating thousands of calories over what I should be. 

Too much of any food is truly not good for you. 

Week THREE workouts: 


Im pretty happy with my commitment to the gym and plan to go 2x hard this week. 🙂 

Well that’s all for this week! I had a few great improvements and some hurdles that I can work on this week. Thanks for following along with my journey! 

Stay tuned for next week for week FOUR of my fitness and weight loss journey! 

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Starting Week THREE of my weight loss journey

Hello sweet friends! Thanks for stopping by! As you can see from this title… I’m updating y’all on my weight loss journey at the beginning of tmy third week instead of the end of my second week…. the reason for the change?… we’ll week two was a total bust. I was lazy, I was unsuccessful, and I didn’t accomplish any of my goals… (sad face.) 

I’m pretty disappointed with myself and have no idea why I let myself have such a bad week. I didn’t go to the gym (not even once), I didn’t fully track my food and macros, and I honestly didn’t eat as clean as I should have. I kept making excuses until I realized it was Friday and I hadn’t achieved a darn thing. It sucks and I’m mad at myself, but oh well! All I can do now is get serious and down to business this week!! I’m using my lack of motivation last week as reason to give my 100% this week! I’m writing down my goals, I’m going to pray hard, and I’m going to be better than last week! I REFUSE to let one bad week ruin my journey. So here are my goals for this week! 

Week THREE goals: 

1. Drink a gallon of water a day. 

I finally bought a gallon of water on Sunday and I am taking it with me everywhere I go and  I am making sure that I drink a whole gallon each day. 

It is challenging to actually drink a whole gallon every day, but it is so necessary and so so important! 

Here’s what I did to stay on track throughout the day with my gallon: 


2. Hit the gym 5X this week! 

That’s right! Mon-fri at 5:30 am is the goal for me! I plan to do at least an hour of cardio two days this week, and the rest of the week is like to find a good HIIT cardio plan that I can do! I also will be doing some weight training as followed: 

MON: chest 

TUES: Triceps 

WED: Biceps 

THUR: back 

FRI: legs/ glutes

3. Meal prep and count my macros 

This week I’ll be meal prepping all my meals. I’ll also be tracking my macros and logging everything I eat and drink. 

For breakfast  I plan to have oatmeal and two boiled eggs or oatmeal and Greek yogurt 

For lunch and dinner, I will have one cup of broccoli, one cup of green beans, and 5oz of protein (either pork chop or fish) 

I will update y’all this Saturday and include more detail on my food for the week! 🙂 

4. STRETCH! 

If I get a chance, I’m hoping to hit up a yoga class on Saturday morning, but apart from that, I want to have a good, 20 minute stretching routine in the evening after work. I’ll combine some of my favorite yoga poses and some good stretches that I learned from the military. Stretching is so important y’all, but I honestly neglect it way too much :/ 

5. Drink more tea- cut out some coffee. 

I loooooove coffee… but the bad part about that is that I love my coffee sweet and with lots of cream and sugar… I never realized how many calories and sugar I consume just from my morning cup (sometimes cupS) of coffee. 

I have some delicious Teami Blends “energy” tea that I’m going to have in the morning once I’m at work.

[if you want to try this tea out too, you can use my discount code ‘WFW10’ for 10% OFF your order] 

Like I said before, I’m not going to let last weeks failures shape a new week where I can reach my goals! 

We all will have our setbacks and off days! What matters is you get back into the game and keep working hard! 

❤️

Come back on Saturday to see how my week went and what goals I crushed and what o struggled with! 







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Week ONE of my weight loss journey. 

Woo hoo! My first update is here for my fitness and weight loss journey! 

As y’all know, on Tuesday, I started my journey to lose 40 pounds and get healthier and fit! 

I’ve finally had it with feeling unhappy with how I look, I was tired of having no energy, and I was tired of not being my best self.

Here are the highlights and what I realized during my first week of my fitness journey: 

1. I’m throwing out the scale. 

For now, I am. Because honestly seeing the numbers gives me anxiety and stress that I don’t want to deal with. Seeing the numbers go up or to watch them remain frozen has always discouraged me. Stress can cause weight gain and I tend to over eat when I’m sad or stressed, So to avoid the disappointment of what the scale shows me, I won’t be weighing myself weekly. I’m going to take monthly photos to see my transformation and how different my body (not my numbers!) look. If anything, I’ll weigh myself once a month. 

2. My gym/workout routine:

Ive been getting up at 5:00 am and hitting the gym before work and I love it! It puts me in a great mood for my day and I have lots of energy for work! I used to workout after work in the evening and I realized that I wasn’t putting 100% effort into my workout because I was too tired from work and just wanted to get home– and that was if I even went to the gym after work. Having an evening workout routine was tricky because most of the time, I’d just skip it all together! Here’s a brief and vague (very vague) chart of Week ONE workouts: 

Now, my goal was to hit the gym 4 times this week, and I only did 3 days. So there’s one little disappointment for my first week. But even so, I was glad I started a routine that I intend and will keep! 

Next week I’m shooting for 5x week and hoping to up my cardio time and weight training time 🙂 


3. It’s not just about how long you spend at the gym! 

The first two days I did cardio, I did it for 45 minutes. Then on Friday (my third day) I only did 40 minutes. But I worked so much harder and burned more calories with my 40 minute cardio session. What I learned from this is: I could spend an hour on the stair master and not give it my full effort and only burn x amount of calories. But, if I truly work, put 100% effort, and challenge myself and my goals, I can burn more calories and gain more strength/endurance with less time on the machine… make sense? 

It’s not about a 4 hour gym session… it’s about how much effort you give with each minute you are working out! 

4. Cut out the idea of food as a “reward” 

This is where one of my main problems is! I start to think “oh I worked out and ate a healthy lunch, so it’s okay to have fast food and ice cream tonight…” WRONG. 

I’m trying so hard to simply look at food as fuel for this time of my life. I need it to stay alive and fueled for working out. I’m trying not to look at food as a comfort or stress relief, but simply as fuel. 

I’ve made the mistake this week already of eating out and binging on Burger King (yuck) 

I’m promising myself no cheat days for at least a few weeks! 

*this is the most challenging part of my journey. 

5. Drink TONS OF WATER. Seriously! 

Yes, this is stressed so much because it’s so freaking important! 

One of the suckiest things that happened this week as I started my fitness journey was I got crazy and horrible headaches the first two days I worked out. 

My body wasn’t used to the intensity of the workouts and your body NEEDS more than your idea of enough water. You’ll get dehydrated and will not feel good at all if you aren’t chugging down that water… and you have to do it constantly and all day long. (And yes you’ll be in the bathroom a lot!) 

I’m currently aiming for a gallon a day this coming week 🙂 

6. Live by this quote: 


I found this quote on Pinterest and it literally changed my outlook on my journey… I’m obsessing over the future what what I’ll be eating, doing, and looking like months from now. I get discouraged sometimes when I look too far ahead and see how much work and patience I’m going to have to have to succeed. 

Sometimes I get stressed out thinking about the time, patience, and hard consistency that I’m going to have to have… (stress will hold you back!) 

Focus on your day to day… wake up and make sure you are giving that specific day all of your energy and dedication… that way you can look back in joy and triumph and NOT ahead in stress! 

Those are just a few of my experiences and epiphanies from this week. I’m praying that next week I’ll continue on and better, more successful and closer to my goals! 

I’m also hoping to get my “initial/before photos” taken next week! (Let’s hope I’m brave enough to share them with y’all) 

Thanks for reading and thanks for the encouragement y’all have given me thus far! 

STAY TUNED FOR NEXT WEEK’S UPDATE OF MY SECOND WEEK OF MY FITNESS JOURNEY❤️❤️

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Day 1 of my weight loss journey 

So I’m beginning my journey for weight loss. 

And this time, I’m getting serious…😉

I’ve never lost weight before… and I never felt like I needed to. Until a few months ago when I looked in the mirror and realized how big and unhealthy I’ve gotten. 

I used to be a gym rat and loved focusing on my fitness and then for some reason, that slowly started to fade away. Why? Who knows…

All I know now is I’m on a journey to lose 40 pounds. I don’t care how long it takes. All I know is I’m needing to lose it. And I want to do it the right way. 

No pills, no shakes, no crazy diets or starvation plans. No magical drink or tea. 

I’m doing this the right way. 

[Right way: eating clean, exercising my butt off, and taking care of my spiritual and mental health as well. ]

Previously I’ve made attempts to meal prep, exercise, and lose weight. But I’ve never made a real effort. 

Why? Who knows! It still shocks me that I can’t get motivated to get fit when fitness used to consume my life. 

But today, I’m starting. No excuses or exceptions. I’m beginning this journey. 

I know the only way to succeed is to have some sort of accountability. Since I don’t have a workout partner and can’t afford a personal trainer, I figured that I can weekly document my journey: progress, success, and failures to all of you who read. 

I would post daily, but honestly, do you care about my day to day journey?… lol I know myself well enough to know I won’t post daily either, soooo no need for daily posts. 

Any who, I will post at the end of each week (prly Friday or Saturday) about my weight loss. 

I’ll talk about the following: 

  • What I meal prepped and ate that week. 
  • How many times I went to the gym and what workouts I completed 
  • How many pounds I lost 
  • How many inches I lost 
  • How I feel (physically and mentally) 
  • My downfalls: where I messed up or mistakes I made in my journey. 

I don’t want to be so consumed and obsessed with the number on the scale, so I’m still deciding if I really should weigh myself weekly, bi weekly, or monthly… who knows. 

I want to take care of myself and love myself by choosing a healthier lifestyle. I want to work, travel, hunt, and just live life to the best of my ability. I don’t want my weight or lack of confidence (because of how I look) to hold me back from anything. 

I’m going to be praying and seeking God through all of this because I know how challenging it will be. I know that my flesh will only focus on the exterior. I want my health to be the main concern. I want to be my best self that way nothing can stand in the way of me serving the Lord fully. 

So wish me luck and pray for me! ❤️  I’m not expecting perfection out of this journey. I know I’ll have downfalls and I know I will have my off days. I’m hoping for progression and a change in my attitude. I’m hoping and praying I become consistent again! 

Stay tuned for more!…. 
Are you beginning your fitness and weight loss journey? Have you successfully lost the weight you’ve needed to… have you reached and conquered your goals? Are you looking for an accountability partner for your journey?? If so, LET ME KNOW! 

Comment below, email me, DM me on IG or twitter… let’s motivate and encourage each other. Let’s be a helpful heart to each other who need it! 


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Why You Should Have an “I Love Me” Day

Last Saturday I had an “I love me day”. I spent the whole day by myself. I did little things that made me happy and it was nice getting to do that by myself. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love spending all of my time with my boyfriend and I love having girls days with friends. 

But sometimes, you just need a ‘me’ day… a day where you can pick the restaurant you eat at, the movie you watch, the stores you shop at, etc. 

I think spending time alone and having an “I love me day” is so important for your health and spirit. I think it’s important for our own self care. I think it’s necessary in order to stay sane!
I remember having friends who used to say “I can’t go to a restaurant and sit and eat alone! I don’t have the guts or courage to do it.” 

I think we live in a society where if we aren’t glued to one another in person or on social media, there’s something wrong with us… and that is just not true! 

Sometimes the only way for is to think clearly is if we unplug and unglue ourselves from our phones and others for a day! 

Here’s what I did on my “I love me” day! 

1. Went to one of my favorite coffee shops


I used to loooove to go to coffee shops all the time when I was in college to do homework or write. Since college, I haven’t really had much quiet alone time at a coffee shop, so lady Saturday I ordered myself one of my favorite drinks (iced vanilla latte) and just spent time reading and enjoying my time. 

2. Shopped at my favorite stores

I took my time and browsed around in every aisle at some of my favorite stores (Ulta Beauty and Dollar Tree). I treated myself to a few items and I splurged on an item I’ve been dying to get! 

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Eyeshadows


(My review on this item will be up soon and I’m soooo excited to try it out!!) 

3. Had lunch at one of my favorite places


I had a delicious lunch at Vinaigrette! I love this restaurant because they have awesome food and healthy choices! They also only have sea salt on their tables and I love that! I don’t come here often because my boyfriend thinks it’s “too hipster and weird” lol so we usually go to a place where he can get more manly food (like a rare steak) 

4. Took a nap! 

I won’t post a picture of me sleeping but I loooove taking afternoon naps on the weekend and thats what I did! 

All in all it was a good day and I highly recommend everyone to take a day where they do what they want and go to the places and stores that they want to go! 

Take your time shopping, read a good book, relax and try not to rush through your day! 

What are your favorite places to eat or shop at? What coffee shop do you go to and what kind of drink do you get? I’d love to know about what you do on your “I love me days” 

Thanks for reading y’all! 

Blessings, 

Olivia 💛

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