challenge

July challenge update…

Happy August! Can you believe it’s already August? Where has the time gone seriously? The months are just flying on by in a blink of an eye! Yesterday was my birthday and my first goal was to reach 275 by my birthday but then changed my goal to 265 to 270. I sadly didn’t reach my second goal but I did reach my first one, I weighed myself yesterday morning and was 274.4. Woohoo! At least I was lower then I wanted my first goal to be!

As for my challenge I put myself on, I’m actually doing really good. I have been sticking to it all since I started it almost 2 weeks ago! I’ve been working out every single day even the days I’m extremely tired and or lazy; I try to just do something for 30 minutes rather then just laying my ass in bed!

The first week I had so much energy and this week I have just been so tired and lazy but I force myself to go! I feel like if I skip a day, I’ll just give up on my challenge slowly! For example like today, I went to Disneyland with the little girl I nanny for and we all know Disneyland is exhausting but I forced myself to go to the gym afterwards at 9:30pm (straight from work to the gym) and worked out for 45 minutes! I’m beyond exhausted right now and it’s already 11:30 pm but I wanted to write this down since it is the 1st of the month!

I’m really hoping I can fully stick to this challenge of working out everyday, reading everyday, fasting and drinking a lot more water daily the rest of the month like I challenged myself to do. I also am really hoping that I’ll be 265 or less by the end of August…fingers crossed!

Xoxo

habits, health

Eating habits…

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I am currently babysitting and just put the boys down for the night and all I want to do is go grab a snack to munch on. Im not hungry actually I just want to eat because well it’s such a habit of mine. For years I would snack and eat just randomly, I would hardly ever let myself get hungry. I would binge eat for the hell of it, I would eat when I was emotional, stressed, etc. I had no control of it, actually I still have a hard time. But thankfully due to the intermittent fasting, at least I control it a little bit. I started fasting at 7:30pm tonight (a little over an hour ago) and I’m not hungry at all but all I want to do is go grab something to eat while I watch movies or read a book; but instead I decided to just drink water and sit here and blog. I really want to break this horrible habit of mine… any tips to help me besides for keeping myself busy and fasting???

xoxo

goals

2019 Goals!

“Make new year’s goals. The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” – Warren McLaren

Happy New Year!!! I cannot believe that 2018 is over; it went by so so so quick. 2018 was an ok year for me, it wasn’t the best but it wasn’t the worst either; however, I am hoping to make 2019 my best year yet!

Every year I make new year resolutions and I never ever stick to it; well this year I really want to make goals rather than resolutions and I am going to try my hardest to stick to it and reach my goals.

Here are some of my goals for 2019:

  • Live a healthier lifestyle by drinking more water, exercising at least 3 to 4 times a week, and eating healthier.
  • Try to control and get rid of my OCD as much as possible; my OCD has gotten so bad in the last year with making sure everything is locked and that my alarms are on, etc. It is really really affecting me and I want to change it once and for all.m
  • Care less about what people think. I am so sensitive, emotional and such a people pleaser and I hate it…
  • Read at least one book a month, I have so many books that I have bought and haven’t read yet so my goal is to read more and hopefully blog about it.
  • Stop Procrastinating.
  • Practice photography and become more comfortable with manual setting rather than automatic.
  • Become more confident.
  • Be more positive.
  • Save more money and to stop spending on stuff that we don’t really need.
  • Cook and bake more (especially healthy options) and share here on the blog.
  • Be more in the moment especially with my husband; for example, putting our phones away at least for an hour or so and spending quality time together.
  • Be more active on social media and blogging by commenting on other’s posts and interacting with others more.

What are some of your goals for 2019???

xoxo

blogmas

Blogmas day 19: relaxation

Life can get so crazy sometimes and we can easily get stressed out! It’s so important for us to find time to relax, so I wanted to take a second to write down a few ways that I like to relax:

  • Drink tea – something about a tea really helps me relax!
  • Reading a book.
  • Watching movies or videos on YouTube!
  • Cooking/baking
  • Listening to music.
  • Sometimes driving really helps me relax.
  • Massage.
  • Taking a bath!

What are some ways you like to relax?

Xoxo

blogmas

Blogmas Day 17: Favorite quotes and sayings!

  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted! – Aeson
  • Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement! – Will Rogers
  • If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way! – Napoleon Hill
  • There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved! – George Sand
  • Always remember that you are absolutely unique; just like everyone else!- Margaret Mead
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself; it’s about creating yourself! – George Bernard Shaw
  • Change your thoughts and you change the world! – Norman Vincent Peale

These are some of the quotes and sayings that I like!

What are some of your favorite ones??

Xoxo

blogmas

Blogmas day 4: 5 things I cannot live without…

It’s crazy how we all have a few items that we cannot live without on a daily basis; so I wanted to take a second to share five items that I cannot see myself without daily…

  1. My phone – of course, isn’t this an obvious one?
  2. My contacts or glasses. I need to be able to see and since I don’t have the perfect vision I need either my contacts or my glasses.
  3. Face moisturizer- my face is so dry and I cannot go one day without it.
  4. Coffee! I’m addicted, if there’s a rare day that I don’t have coffee then I’m drinking a ton of tea to get the caffeine in me.
  5. My wedding and engagement ring- I feel so naked if I don’t have them on!

What are a few items that you have to have everyday???

Xoxo

blogmas

Blogmas Day 2: What I’m looking forward to…

December is honestly one of my favorite months of the year and I look forward to it all year round. Some of my favorite things that I look forward to in December are

  • spending time with my loved ones,
  • eating yummy holiday treats
  • Drinking special holiday drinks, for example one of my favorite drinks is peppermint white chocolate mocha from Starbucks.
  • Spending time at Disneyland.
  • Seeing all the holiday decorations.
  • Celebrating the holidays.

What are you looking forward too???

Xoxo

life

42 Questions…

I found this questions on facebook and thought it will be fun to answer them on here…

1. First thing you wash in shower?

My hair if it’s hair day (I wash my hair every other day) if not then my face.

2. What color is your favorite hoodie? 

White from disneyland 😊

3. Do you plan outfits? 

Not really, I usually just figure it out in the morning before going to work.

4. How are you feeling right now? 

Good, enjoying the peace and quiet watching Sex and The City.

5. What’s the closest thing to you that’s red? 

A basket

6. Tell me about your last dream?

I actually don’t remember

7. Did you meet anybody new today?

Yes, Im currently babysitting and the parents had their friends come over to go to dinner so I met them.

8. What are you craving right now?

Bubble gum ice cream… yum!

9. What comes to mind when you think of cabbage? 

Tolma…this Armenian dish that my mom makes with cabbage!

10. Have you ever counted to 1,000?

Nope.

11. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? 

Lick it.

12. Do you like your hair? 

Now that I get the keratin treatment, I actually do.

13. Do you like yourself? 

Depends on the day…

14. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush? 

Sure.

 15. What are you listening to right now? 

The movie Sex and the City.

16. Were your parents strict? 

For the most part yes.

17. Would you go sky diving? 

No too big of a chicken lol

18. Do you like cottage Cheese? 

Its not my favorite but I don’t hate it either.

19. Have you ever met a celebrity? 

Yes.

20. Do you rent movies often? 

Hardly ever now.

21. Is there anything sparkly in the room you’re in? 

No

22. Have you ever made a prank phone call? 

Who hasn’t?

23. Ever been on a train? 

Yes

24. Brown or white eggs? 

Both

25. Do you use chap stick? 

Yes, not as often as I should though.

26. Can you use chop sticks? 

Im getting better at it.

27. Are you too forgiving? 

Yes.

28. Ever been in love? 

I’m in love with my husband!

29. Last time you cried? 

It’s been a while.

30. What was the last question you were asked? 

Last time I cried.

31. Favorite time of the year? 

Fall

32. Do you have any tattoos?

No again I’m a chicken, I can’t handle the pain!

33. Are you sarcastic?

Is that even a serious question? Of course I am.

34. Ever walked into a wall?

Oh yeah and boy did it hurt.

35. Favorite color? 

Purple, pink and blue.

36. Have you ever slapped someone? 

No.

37. Is your hair curly? 

Nope, wavy

38. Do looks matter?

Kinda

39. Do you like your life right now? 

For the most part.

40. Do you sleep with the TV on? 

Nope, room has to be dark and quiet!

41. Can you handle the truth? 

No but I prefer it.

42. Do you have good vision? 

No. I wear contacts!

life

My First Blog Post…

I’m so excited to start blogging, I have always loved to just sit down and write my thoughts down but I haven’t done so in so long! Let me start off by introducing myself and what my blog will be all about.

  • My name is Suzie!
  • I am in my early 30s.
  • I am married to the love of my life and my best friend in the entire world!
  • I am a nanny!
  • I am a big Disneyland addict!
  • I love both tea and coffee!
  • I love to cook and bake.
  • I love to watch movies and read books (mainly girlie romantic movies and books)
  • I have a passion of capturing moments and taking pictures!
  • Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday! I just love everything about Christmas time!

This is just a little about me and this is what my blog will be … all about my life and trying to better myself! I will also be sharing recipes and talking about movies I have seen or books I have read, etc.

xoxo

Suzie