Tag Archive | 2017

Keeping up with blog posts

Well as you can see, I have a hard time keeping up with blog posts! It has been almost 3 months since my last post and I thought I should at least write something. A lot has changed since then!

I started running! It is as hard as I thought it was going to be. I never imagined that a c092d51f7a708175ae14e7da686fa47f_400x400woman my size should be running in public but I am. This is what this blog is really about for me, overcoming my fears and just doing it anyway. I had to get over my fear of running in public. You really have to not care about what others are thinking….this isn’t about them, it is about me and my journey of becoming healthy.

I have not lost any weight for 3 months now and that is super frustrating. But people do comment odiet-plateaun how great I am looking! I work out with a personal trainer 2 times per week and now am doing cardio 2-3 times per week. I started with a personal trainer 3 months ago, I can only hope that I am still losing but gaining muscle mass. But at what point does my body start to lose more fat than it gains muscle mass? It has not hindered me from eating healthy and still exercising. I can only hope I get over this HUGE hurdle soon!

Pet owners! I cannot tell you enough how important it is to pdog_emoji_01ay attention to your dog’s/cat’s behavior! Last week my dog started peeing in my living room (we have hard wood floors so it is easy to clean up). I knew this was not like him at all! He is completely house trained. When he started to vomit that is when I finally took him to the vet’s yesterday. Turns out he has pancreatitis and his blood glucose was through the roof! He was literally peeing sugar onto my floor, that explains the EXTREME stickiness of it! I am so happy that we caught it but he is spending the weekend at the vet’s office.

A lot has happened in the last 3 months and I hope to get back into a blog post schedule again!

Until next time!

~Steph

31 Day Blog Challenge- Introduction

971617_10151517703172336_366104504_nMy name is Stephanie and I live in Wisconsin. This morning when I got going to work it was 3 degrees Fahrenheit outside with a negative 16 degrees Fahrenheit windchill. It gets extremely cold here in WI lately! From yesterday’s post you can see I can be a procrastinator. I meant to type this blog post up last  night after practicing in a choir but it is harder to do since my laptop decided not to work anymore. I hope to be getting a replacement very soon!

I am 28 years old and have been married for 8 years. My husband and I have two children together, our oldest is 7 years old and our youngest is 3 years old. My family is my everything. Everything I do, I do it with them in mind. I love to keep myself busy with various projects going on all at once.

I am a certified pharmacy technician with a local hospital system. I work full time, Monday through Friday. We just opened a new facility with a brand new pharmacy and I enjoy almost all aspects of my job. I will probably get into more about being a pharmacy technician in a later post!

I love working in a hospital system and it has piqued my interest so much that I am attending college. I am double majoring, my primary major is Heath Care Management and my secondary major is Theology. I take Adult Accelerated classes that meet once a week for 4 hours and last 6 weeks long. It is really nice considering I work full time. My goal is to get into hospital administration and make a difference in people’s lives.

I am very involved with my church. I volunteer as a Sunday School Teacher, I directed the Children’s Christmas pageant, I am involved with the choir and bells choir there.

I love to read, if I ever get a chance to read a book that is NOT a textbook! I love to crochet. I crochet animals and things that not the usual. Although I will crochet a blanket if requested I get way too bored with it and seem to never really finish.

I bake cake pops! I do not have business for baking but I do bake for friends who might want those instead of a typical cake. It is so much fun to do and really brings out my creative side. In fact, I created a name for my side business, “Let Them Eat Cake Pops!”. I doubt it will ever turn into a huge business because it is not something that I see myself doing all of the time.

I think that is enough about me! Til tomorrow!

~Stephanie

 

31 Day Blog Challenge

As part of my New Year’s resolutions I wanted to start a blog. My first and only post on was December 31, 2016. Considering my goal is to write one blog post per day I am falling behind, about 3 blog posts behind. Yikes!

New plan! For those of us who are fluent in the world of Pinterest I found quite a few blog challenges and have since decided that doing one of these might actually help me to write at least one blog post per day. The one I found is a 31-Day Blog Challenge and it is all about the blogger! So for the next 31 days you get to read all about me! Doesn’t that sound exciting!?

Perhaps in the future I will find blog challenge more about the things around me rather than about me.

Just to give  you a little insight of what  you can expect over the next 31 days here is a run down on what I will be writing about:

1- Introduction

2- 20 facts about me

3- Meaning of my blog name

4- Earliest childhood memory

5- My guilty pleasure

6- 3 personality traits I am proud of

7- 10 favorite foods

8- Old photo of me

9- Piercings and tattoos?

10- First celebrity crush

11- Most proud moment

12- If I won the lottery…

13- Favorite quote

14- What is in my handbag?

15- Timeline of my day

16- Dream job

17- Favorite childhood book

18- What am I afraid of?

19- My worst habits

20- Where I want to be in 10 years

21- Something I miss

22- 10 favorite songs

23- Pet peeves

24- A difficult time in my life

25- Best physical features

26- 5 favorite blogs

27- What makes me feel better, always

28- Last time I cried

29- Top things on my bucket list

30- Favorite comfort food

31- Weird quirk of mine

 

So there you have it! What to expect of me in the next 31 days! I will start with my introduction blog post later on tonight and continue after that. I need to get motivation to keep writing blog post every day and I hope this will motivate me enough!

On a side note: One of my New Year’s resolutions was to become a runner. That is going very well! On January 1st and 2nd I managed to walk 3 miles on my treadmill at home and last night I walked 1 and 1/2 miles on my treadmill. I plan on walking 1 and 1/2 miles to 3 miles per day in order to increase my stamina. After a month of walking every day I will work on increasing speed and length of time.

 

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I will become a runner! Even if I end up looking like her!

 

~Steph

New Year’s Resolutions…

Many people make New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, 45% of people make a New Year’s resolution but only 8% of that 45% actually succeed in keeping their New Year’s Resolution. I can honestly say, I have NEVER been able to keep a resolution! I get so discouraged if I fail even once then I stop altogether. I think that is the problem for most people. They make a resolution but if they fail even once they think they should just give up. For New Year’s 2016 I did not even make a New Year’s Resolution. This year….it is going to be different!

I have recently watched a video and have gotten an idea of how to stick with my New Year’s resolutions. Although one of the things listed said not to have multiple resolutions but we will see how it pans out for me!

This is what the video suggested:

  • Take one New Year’s Resolution at a time, you do not want to burn yourself out with too many changes at once
  • Get specific and use SMART Goals. Smart goals really help to keep your resolutions attainable. I will get more into SMART goals in a later post.
  • Anticipate failure. Anticipating failure can help you know that it will come and it will help you to refocus and recommit to the resolution over and over again.

Now, I have multiple resolutions but they really coincide with each other. I believe that I will be able to accomplish all of these within the next 365 days.

Here are my resolutions:

  • Become a runner
  • Learn how to play the ocarina
  • Strength train 2 times per week
  • Honors list both terms
  • Get outside more
  • Complete a 90-day challenge
  • Write short stories or poems
  • Start a blog (Hey! I am ahead on this one!)
  • Broaden my vocabulary
  • Get my conceal carry license

This list is quite extensive but some of the resolutions go hand in hand with each other. I need to be more specific on each of these goals but I have an idea of where I want to go. I have goals on my first and third resolutions in that I will start those two tomorrow. Becoming a runner starts out with walking. I will post my SMART goals for each of these resolutions in the next post but I think you get the idea. I made it a point to not have all exercise or losing weight resolutions. This year is about me being the absolute best I can be for myself and for my family.

Good luck on your resolutions this upcoming year!

Happy New Years!

~Stephanie

     

 

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