What. Is. Up.

Okay, seriously, I want to know what you’re doing right now as you read this?! As I write this on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m., I am drinking a beer, eating fruit snacks, and watching a documentary on Miley Cyrus. Don’t I lead an awesome life?! *note the sarcasm* And want to know my wild plans for the rest of the evening? I actually have to do something productive and pick up my prescription from the pharmacy, but after that Luke and I are getting Bagger Dave’s for dinner (hello sweet potato chips) and attempting to have a picnic outside, followed up by the new episodes of The Middle and Modern Family (FINALLY!). And then in the morning I leave to go up north with my friend Audrey for a week. SCORE. I like having a little bit of time off.


Speaking of time off, after I get back from my little trip, my nannying schedule will be dropping down to 2 days a week, and then probably just 1 shortly after that. This will leave me with much more free time to work on my own business and building up my personal training clients. This is great, because that’s really what I want to focus on right now, but I know that I am going to feel guilty. You can bet that I am going to bust my butt on my fitness work, but it is going to seem like I am doing nothing, because I’m trying to start an online business! My main concern is that I still live with my parents, and I don’t want them to think I’m being lazy. I have learned that my business is not going to happen unless I have time to dedicate to it, which I haven’t in the recent months. I will now, but I need some advice on how to accept that! I heard a quote the other day (I think it was from Jillian Michaels) that if you are able to have some free time, take it with no doubt in your mind. Focus on what is important to you and use that time to shape the way the rest of your life is going to go. I agree. So if Ellen were to call me sometime in the next week and offer me a job, I wouldn’t be mad at all.


Since I have had the past few days off, I have had a ton of time to play catch-up with emails, blog stuff, beach body stuff, training stuff, workout stuff, cleaning stuff, and just everything else. It has made me feel prepared to take a vacation for the first time in, ever. I did some packing yesterday. Don’t judge me that it looks like I’m leaving for a month….I swear it’s only 5 days.



I got a great workout in:

  • Tone It Up HIIT workout (20 minutes)
  • Tone It Up bikini booty workout (12 minutes)
  • TIU random toning videos (15 minutes)
  • Tara Stiles yoga (20 minutes)

I also had a super yummy breakfast of yogurt, banana, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and the best granola in the world from Costco of course. I had some green tea and my cat on the side.


And just for your pure enjoyment, can we just appreciate how freaking cute/beautiful my cat is? My sister actually found her in the driveway a year ago, and we kept her. And yes, her name is whitecat. No capitals. No spaces. Just whitecat.



Then I went to the lady’s house I nanny for with my friend Nikki (and their other nanny!) to clean out the playroom. Seriously, tell me what a damn good job we did. We were proud.


So what did I learn yesterday……

  1. I want to be Hannah Montana in my next life.
  2. Beer on a hot day is the best.
  3. I really like fruit snacks, like way too much.
  4. I think about Ellen way too much.
  5. My sisters are funny.
  6. Michigan drivers suck.
  7. I really like my new iPhone.
  8. My cat is the bomb.com.
  9. Loose clothes are the best.
  10. I wish I could ride my bike everywhere.

Beneficial lessons kids. Take notes.


What is one thing you learned yesterday?

Short & Sweet

My day yesterday began at 6 a.m. and I got home at 9:30 p.m. Yeah. Writing this on Tuesday night, I was not in the best of moods. Just a couple quick things to catch ya up:

  • I seriously need to cut down on my TV/computer usage. It’s getting ridiculous. I am limiting myself to 2 hours of TV a day MAX, but I have no idea what to do about constantly being online. Any suggestions?
  • I hate Michigan weather right now with a burning passion.

  • I have 11 cuts on my hands. Yes, I counted.
  • I’m starting to miss working out a little bit. Planning on hitting up a yoga class at the gym tomorrow night and then Zumba right after and seeing how that goes.
  • I still love yoga and don’t plan to cut down on that anytime soon.
  • I ate the most delicious salad ever for lunch yesterday. It was so big that I couldn’t even finish it. That’s rare for me friends. I am definitely a member of the clean plate club.


  • I love my friends, online and in real life. You guys rock<3
  • I can’t wait to start working from home.

And a quick little workout to end with:

Cardio HIIT, repeat 3x (30-ish minutes)

  • 1 minute high knees, 30 second rest
  • 1 minute side to side lunge, 30 second rest
  • 1 minute static squat with boxing arms, 30 second rest
  • 1 minute skaters, 30 second rest
  • 1 minute mountain climbers, 30 second rest
  • 1 minute butt kicks, 30 second rest
  • 1 minute static squat with upper cuts, 30 second rest

I don’t even have the energy to tell you how to do these exercises right now. All I can get out is to Google it if you’re confused.


Full of Thoughts

My mind is running a million miles a minute today. Honestly it’s probably because I’m wearing one of these headbands today.


Sorry for the crappy picture, I’m watching Lion King with the girls I babysit and don’t feel like moving.

I usually only wear these headbands when I exercise, but I’m planning on going to the gym right after work and don’t feel like doing anything different with my hair. Or my clothes. Hence the reason I’m also wearing yoga pants and a sports bra. No shame.

Another thought. I have eaten so many random foods today. I swear, when I’m nannying I just eat kid food like none other. String cheese, fruit snacks, homemade pizza (by me :p), and a mini Snickers? Sure, why not.

Going along with that, Luke and I are planning on making grilled cheese and Caesar salads for dinner tonight. Honestly, I eat like a 12 year old boy sometimes. I feel like crap when I do this, but I just can’t stop. Once I have something that’s bad for me, I just continue down that path all day. Help.

And speaking of kids, I think all 5 kids I nanny for being sick last week has finally caught up with me. My throat feels like there are knives sticking in it. Luckily it gets better as the day goes on, but it’s still a pain (literally).

So for those of you who don’t know, I follow the Tone It Up nutrition/exercise plan, or at least I try to most of the time. Check it out at http://www.toneitup.com. I would recommend this to absolutely anyone. Karena and Katrina started their own online coaching business and are super smart, motivational, and not to mention gorgeous.


I keep up with the workouts almost perfectly, but I suck at the nutrition part. I literally have a binder full of their recipes and tips, but I just tend to forget it’s there. I’m about to start keeping it on my pillow so I’m forced to look at it.

Workout wise, this is what’s happening today:

- TIU total body toning routine 2x (done)
- TIU legs toning routine 2x (done)
- Jazzercise class
- TIU abs toning routine 2x

I usually do about a 30 minute strength workout + 10ish minutes of stretching every morning and then complete my longer workout later in the day after work.

If you’re interested in the TIU plan or have any questions, please ask away!

Since it is literally 1 degree here in Michigan, yeah not even kidding, I have had no motivation to make these girls go anywhere or do anything except curl up under blankets and watch movies. So that’s what we’re doing.

The Red Wings are playing tonight, so I’ll be going to Luke’s tonight to watch that. Totally kidding. Pretty Little Liars and New Girl are on :p

What’s the weather like where you live?