Okay- it has NOT been EASY.
It has been effort for every single pound that I lost.
Dang, so much harder to LOSE it than put it on.
My cute "LOVE" diet being newly married was super fun at the time, but I can't eat like Brian. He can eat and eat and not gain weight. I realized that when I started feeling horrible physically that I should get back on track. So I was determined to FEEL like me again.
The program I am doing is NOT easy. It's WORK and guess what? It DOES NOT WORK if I don't WORK it.
Every day I can make a choice. DO I WANT TO CHANGE MY HEALTH AND APPEARANCE?
AM I WILLING TO WORK HARD?
Yes, I am.
I am determined to not only lose all the weight I put on, but
I have BIG GOALS ahead for me.
I will share those later. I am in CONTROL of my
life and in ME. I am the ONLY one who can do it.
I was READY. Positive mind and positive attitude is what I have going on my side.
I won't allow myself to stop. Even if it's ONE pound. These pounds add up. Freak... 6 weeks ago I weighed 30 lbs more than I do today.
I know in 6 more weeks, I will be only healthier and more determined. I am not putting off "living" life anymore.
It is day by day... one pound at a time. If you are feeling held hostage to your body and feeling you are hopeless... PLEASE know I have felt the same way. I found food as my "comfort." I realized I was in a way a "slave" to my addictions. I was drinking my diet soda non stop every single day. I was drinking so much caffeine and was still tried. I never drank water. I was celebrating life and my happiness with FOOD.
I am changing. I feel like a new person. I am not even close to where I will be. I am taking my LIFE back. I will hike those mountains in April in Mexico. I will wear that bathing suit at the Silhouette Summit in May. I will go on the TC Cruise and wear a bathing suit knowing I have worked my behind off. I will present at the HOME SHOW knowing I am in control of my life/my body and my health journey. I have stopped FEEDING myself with the things that don't truly FILL ME.
TIP: first thing in morning- drink a big glass of WARM water with an entire lemon squeezed into it. Get your body going!!!!!
So I'm obsessed with beautiful designs. I love designing products that hopefully make someone else happy and MORE in love with their own home, office or surrounding. I also LOVE talking and sharing my passion. I love sharing how and what inspires me and how to grow your business. I will be at the Salt Lake Tribune Home & Garden show doing just that. I will be presenting on the BIG STAGE on Saturday May 11th at 4:00pm. I'm sharing my best tips on home decor and design and sharing lots of visuals. The topic I will be presenting is the following:
So I hope you can join me if you are in the Utah area. I know that the HGTV super star "MAN CAVE" will be there presenting too. So many years ago, I think I was not near as confident in my choices in my home designs and choices. I became more confident with age and of course experience. I have learned to do trust my gut and use my design background as a foundation.Do you need tips and tricks for how to decorate, adding style and on a budget? Do you need some fresh inspiration for ways to decorate your home? I am often asked how to decorate and find inspiration for the home at a affordable price. Join me at the Home Show as I give you my personal tips and share ideas to inspire you.
I haven't posted a lot of my own "home" design projects because I never wanted to come off as "look at me" "showoff" to be honest. I have always had a gift for designing and it actually began at a young age. I have decided since I am doing the HOME SHOW that I will be sharing MORE of what I first did and love. I will be sharing and opening my blog up to more of this aspect of my life and career. It has made it possible for me to venture beyond the craft industry. I like to think that I can help others follow their own "heart" too.
Right now, I am redesigning my home office studio. We added shelves from IKEA and I will be putting some of my products on the shelves. I'm preparing for the professional photographer who is coming to take photos of the home next week. We have been in the house for 1.5 years and have completely redone the entire house. It's been crazy but so rewarding!
B Journal should be in stores within the week so I thought I would show a few images of the planners, journals and notebook designs.
These two designs are 7.5 x 9.5 soft covers.
They are quite nice with 242 pages.
These designs are both the same size but are HARD covers. I can't pick a favorite.
I am in LOVE with the two notebook skus. You get all three designs in one package. They are larger 5x7 and perfect to keep in your purse or for notes.
I am super in LOVE with the combination of Rose Gold with the elegant marble design.
This was a photo shoot by Rachel Parcell, celebrity lifestyle and fashion blogger who used one of the mini notebooks.
I love that you get all THREE designs in one package. I am seriously in LOVE with this program. I am hearing that most stores will be all set with all my new products by next week.