Before 2016 Comes to an End

Hey babes!

It’s been two months, so it’s time to update!

My new job has been so much fun, I don’t even feel like I’m going to work when I do. I’ve loved getting to know my new coworkers and feel like a couple of them are gonna be really great friends! I’m loving learning more about the leasing side of apartments and absolutely love working in this industry!

So, I can’t believe 2016 is coming to an end.
I can’t believe Justin and I are approaching our THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY (HOLY SHIT Y’ALL).

I’ve begun weight lifting more regularly and it’s become a healthy obsession again. Not only have I increased my weights, I’ve gone out of my comfort zone and done some moves that I wouldn’t have thought I could do in the past. I’m taking it seriously and am enjoying seeing the changes in my body. Officially 45 pounds down! No longer going off a scale, it’s all mirrors and how I FEEL that is the new “scale”. I’ve been sick/getting over being sick for a week and still don’t feel 100% to train my body. A couple more days off and I should be back in the gym by Tuesday.

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I’ve been going back and forth for a new handle. I eat fried chicken for dinner around 5 times a week, and drink beer every single night, yet I’ve still lost a substantial amount of fat. While I am in the building muscle/toning phase, I’m not stopping my “diet” because frankly, I just don’t want to. I workout hard and I reward my body daily. I will never be one of those girls who counts macros, I just make healthy decisions when it comes to lunch. Grilled chicken and avocado is my go to. I don’t snack, I don’t drink soda, I’m always a little hungry, but  there’s no cute way to combine “Beer, Fried Chicken and Weight Loss”. I’m working on it..

Hoping for a Stars win, a Cowboys win and that Neegan doesn’t kill anyone else…

xoxoxoxoxoxo

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It’s October!

Hey to myself, and the maybe four of you who read this,

It’s been six months and it’s finally October so you know what that means? ITS UPDATE TIME WOOHOO!!

Where to begin…where oh where?

I guess I’ll start with the fact that I am no longer in the service industry!! So, I left that horrible office job, sent out like 15 resumes to apartment companies, looking to be a leasing agent. Well, after I only got one call for an interview, I decided to get back in the service industry.

loved the brew house I was working at, including all the managers, my co-workers, kitchen staff as well as our regulars. After working there for almost 6 months tho, the whole attitude of the place changed..

While all this was happening at work, a very amazing friend of mine got an opportunity to be a leasing agent at a development company, and asked me to send my resume to her. Next thing I knew, I had an interview at one of the properties and got the call 3 hours later, offering me the position. I gave my restaurant a proper two weeks notice (something now I wish I would have finished that week and started that Monday).

On my first day, they literally handed me keys to 10 apartments, gave me the golf cart, and told me to explore the community. It’s beyond gorgeous, all brand new, and makes going home to our apartment so depressing hahahah. We renewed the lease in our place for another year, so we can save till 10/2017. We’re aiming to rent a house after the lease is up and I couldn’t be more excited for our future.

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SO WITH MY NEW SCHEDULE, I have nights off. Granted, I now work 10-7 most days, and still hate the morning, but it’s getting easier for me to get up. Ya’ll know I LOVE my sleep. Today, we didn’t have to be at work until 1 but even then, my body woke me up at 9am (FML). The best part about this new schedule is nights off.

ANYWHO, I just found round trip flights to colorado for our february trip for $91/each. We close at 5 on Sundays, so it’s time to get ready to leave!

thanks for standing by loves!

XOXOXOXOXOX

UPDATE; hi!

Hey babes!

SO, hi, I’m always absent from updating my blog consistently, but thank you for coming back. I’ve really been working on myself in a more self-worth, inner soul type of way and I feel like I’ve really hit a good point and my eyes are open.

I have been such a negative nancy if you will. I got so set in my daily routine (that I HATED) but had dreams of making a real change, that I stopped trying to obtain that goal.

It’s so hard to get yourself to work by 8 am and stay until 5 pm, when you literally could care less about what you have to do, day to day to month.

I woke up today and thought, “holy shit, I have rent due pretty soon and I need to start training so I can have rent money”.

Oh, BTW, I got an awesome waitressing job but training is 8 days and I have no clue when it’s going to start. Rent is due in like 16 days or so whatever on math. I’m super stressed so I’ve been working out a lot. Like, A lot.

And I’m excited. I’m happy. I’m relieved. I feel like everyday, I get that one hour (or more) to be alone and be within myself. And it’s helped SO much.

I feel alive.

But tonight. Yo. Tonight was awful. I did the work but it was such a mental struggle but no.

Our gym is small. It’s smaaaall. This lady, decides to take the bench to the cable machine (which eliminates my entire workout), use it for 10 min, leave it there and walk out. Oh my GLOB. Lost it. But, did my workout, hating it, going slowly, taking a lot of water breaks, but i did it.

I just have to get there. I have to get there, start lifting, start sweating and keep going until I think I’m going to pass out/throw up, or die. I grunt like the most annoying person but I push myself. I go when I don’t want to. I go when my body hates myself and when I want to sit down and not get up for hours. But I go.

IMG_2129When I come home, I am refreshed. I am not anxious, I am not worried. I am at peace.

I went to the gym tonight and I was feeling anxious. I don’t know why, I have no clue what it was about, but by the time I left, I was at peace. I was calm.

I am committing to working out when i don’t want to.

I will drink like I do every night, but workout.

I am going to progress.

xoxoxox  

Overworked&Happy

Hey hey babes!

Where to begin…where oh where?

I’ve been so incredibly busy lately between my two jobs, I’ve hardly had time to work out let alone blog BUT I’m here now! I’m not very good at seeing things thru but I’m going to try to update my blog at least once a month. I can handle once a month, I promise.

So as I mentioned in my last post, I got a second job at a little Ma and Pop Italian place with the most glorious chicken fettuccini Alfredo that I only allowed myself to eat once. It’s pretty much torture walking into work hungry and being surrounded by carbs and dairy galore, but I’ve been good and been eating a chicken Caesar salad at the end of each shift. This girl is GONNA lose this weight!! But, this job is so much fun and the clientele is a bunch of really well behaved and mannered children with their parents who all really love to drink beer. They’re my kind of parents.

However, I am wearing myself pretty thin between working 30/40 hours a week at my day job, then heading straight to the restaurant until about 10. I’m drained yall, seriously drained. When I get home, I just want to take a shower, open my bottle of wine and relax. I’ve worked everyday since Thanksgiving, majority of the days at both jobs, with my first day off being this past Sunday. My next day off is the 20th (lol, need lots of coffee) and that Sunday could not come any sooner. Luckily, I’m only pulling one double this week (day job and restaurant) on Friday but working Friday, Saturday and Sunday night so there goes my one day off from both jobs but oh wellllllll.

K, so, tonight, Justin and I are going to the Stars game with his little brother, it should be a blast!

Just need 5 pm to hit so I’m out the door to beat any traffic we may hit!

 

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Have a great week lovers, and Merry Christmas if I don’t post before then.

xoxoxoxoxooxoxo

 

Coyotes and Income

Hey babes!

I tried to save a coyote today…thinking it was a stray, injured pup.
I. Tried. To. Save. A. Coyote. Today.

So this may sound fucking crazy… but we have coyotes all around town. I live near a big nature preserve as well as a greenway belt that animals travel thru to get around town. There’s even a fucking creek named after them, there’s that many of them around. But, in 18 years of living here, I’ve never seen one so up close.

I called J and asked, “What does a coyote look like? Does it look like a dog?”

“What the fuck? Does it look mangy and have a long tail?”

Sure as shit, I was trying to rescue a coyote. This is probably happening because a little kitty ran up to our patio and I fell in love….life is asking for me to take in a stray animal. Or that’s just what I tell myself.

In other news, I got a second job at a Ma and Pop Italian restaurant! It’s super cute and has amazing food (that I won’t eat because once I start, I would never stop eating it). I never seem to have enough money, or any for that fact, and J works  Thursday and Fridays, and we don’t go out, so I figured why not get a second job! I literally sit around the apartment all evening by myself, binge watching Netflix and resisting the urge to eat. I thought it was a good way to make money while also getting out of the house.

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I’m exhausted from the gym, so it’s an adios from me!

Xo

10 month update!

Hey babes!

How cliche of me to start off by saying “It’s been a while since I’ve updated” BUT let’s get real, it’s been AGES since I’ve last posted. I’ve been living life and getting my shit in order, so I don’t feel too badly about not writing recently.

So, let’s update!

I am happy!

I had been down in the dumps about my body and how much weight I’ve gained, as well as how little I had been working and the lack of money I was bringing in. I woke up daily and just didn’t want to deal with the world, would rather be in bed until 3 pm than facing life head on.  I was hiding from the world but knew that I needed to change my attitude before my relationship was sabotaged by my own doing.

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So I decided to give it a shot, to try to be happy. And holy fck, it actually helped in so many ways! I decided to let go of the negativity in my head, how I perceived the world around me and just like a little spell, I became happy. It doesn’t mean that I’m suddenly happy 24/7, I still have my moments and off days, but I’ve been focused more on the good around me, and I’ve been in an overall better mood!

I’m 23 now (woohoo) and babe is the big 3-0! We had such a fun night celebrating his birthday and the end of my birthday week by going to downtown Dallas to watch the Stars kick some ass (errs, get their ass kicked). So maybe they lost, but we had epic seats and the people watching was hilarious.

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We met up with some of his co-workers and friends and had drinks afterwards at the Jack Daniels club, followed by a confusing drive to our hotel and finding a 7/11 to get some Budice for the hotel room. We hopped a block over to my favorite bar OEP, but once realizing how shitty the clientele was, we high tailed it out of there and went to some hole in the wall bar and ended up running into my old neighbor from my old apartment before I moved in with Justin. Most random bar, most random person to run into AND THEN I mentioned how shitty OEP was to the bartender, mentioned a friend of mine and got a sweet hook up on the drinks. Oh, and the two wedding parties that were at the bar made for a fun night. Groomsmen get really drunk at their friends weddings and that’s the only conclusion I’ve come to.
We ended up leaving the hotel at like 2:30am, mainly because the hotel was creepy as fuck, but also we wanted to be home with our pups and wake up whenever we wanted, not having to stick to a certain clock out time. It was a good call considering we stayed up until almost 5 am having a blast together, and ended up sleeping well past 3 pm the next day.

Xoxo

house bitch

Hey babes!

Let me just tell you that you learn so much about your significant other when you finally move in together. I’ve recently found out that J likes maple syrup in his scrambled eggs, he’s incredibly tidy, and has a completely different sense of style about the apartment décor than myself. I like ranch on everything, am incredibly lazy, and I like random tables with random objects on them that serve no purpose but really they do.

I geeked out this afternoon on my favorite blogger (@Stonecoldbetch) and am obsessed with her house. Her style is chic, eclectic and functional. With some manly feels to it, I could combine both my style (which thank you Nicole for showing me in pictures what my style is) and J’s style.

So I’ve been white girling all afternoon, searching through pinterest, amazon, pier 1 and etsy and holy moly I have no idea how I would ever decorate this space because I’m pretty sure J would get confused and not feel at home, while being home. I’m so considerate. For now, we’re making wishlists on all the different pages and compromising. I think this is key.

My love caught a really intense head cold and has been zonked out for over 3 hours now, so I’ve been cooped up in the living room (which I love because our wood floors are amazing) cleaning and working. My inner house wife voice is making a mental list of things to pick up from the grocery store and what to cook for dinner tonight.

(ps- it’s sick how much I love cleaning, doing laundry, and tidying up. I’m a house wife bitch)

XO

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