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! 

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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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