Something to take to heart..

I browse Instagram daily and always save pictures or sayings that really motivate or move me.

The other day I saw this and it really made me just stop and think. Sometimes its hard to talk someone into changing their habits and becoming healthier. People like what they are used to. But I think this statement is reason enough to change. 

We are perishable. Life is short and in my opinion I want to live as long as possible. In order to do that I’m going to give my body and mind the best chance I can. Have I always lived this way? No. But change can happen no matter what age you are.

I challenge you to make a change starting TODAY.

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What I Ate Wednesday 8/20/14

First and foremost, if you read my post yesterday you saw that it was mine and Chris’ three year anniversary. We aren’t celebrating because he is deployed but when I came home yesterday I found these on my front doorstep. Even thousands of miles away he manages to surprise me :) I’m so lucky.

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Now back to the regularly scheduled What I Ate Wednesday! Here are some of my recent eats, lots of berries, almond butter and snacks. As usual I’m linking up with Peas and Crayons so check her out!

Oatmeal with strawberries and almonds.

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A banana and almond butter sandwich with honey and some strawberries on the side.

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More fruit and almond butter snacks!image (99)

A whole wheat bread sandwich with eggs, turkey bacon, cheese, avocado and spinach.image (93)

Smoothie! A combination of spinach, frozen peaches, greek yogurt and a banana.image (94)

Spinach salad with chicken, tomatoes, almonds, black olives and half an avocado.image (95)

Steak and veggie stir fry with edamame, broccoli, onion and egg with some brown basmati rice.image (96)

Yes another bowl of delicious oatmeal!image (98)


Trying to meal plan a little more coming up so hopefully you’ll see some more variety!

Our 3 year anniversary!

Today marks THREE absolutely wonderful years with my husband to be!


Unfortunately he is deployed, but that doesn’t mean that today is any less special. We actually spent our one year anniversary away from each other as well when he was on his first deployment.

My blog is about my life and about trying to stay healthy even when you’re busy with everything that life throws at you. Being healthy isn’t just physical, it is also mental and a lot of your mental health has to do with the relationships you have.

One of my favorite things about mine and Chris’ relationship is that it is healthy. We’ve only had a few fights but we’ve always been able to talk it out constructively and come to an agreement. Our communication is one of the things that has always come easy to us. But not everything has come easy. For example, I like to have control of everything and plan every second of everyday! He’s taught me that it’s ok to let someone have control sometimes and to wake up to a full day of no plans and be able to do anything we want to on the fly. I am thankful for that.

We give and take, support and respect each other. He has made me a better person and I hope that I have been there for him as much as he has for me. Going through two deployments I think has matured our relationship much faster than it would have if we had not gone through those hard times. I know it has better prepared us for marriage and even though I hate having him away, I know that in the meantime I’m learning to have more patience and that when harder times come in our future, we’ll be better equipped to handle them.

Many fun times are ahead, including our wedding and honeymoon, and I cannot wait to build our home together.

Happy three years my love. I cannot wait till you’re home!

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