Sunday, October 1, 2017

New Beginnings

Well this is now going to become my journal for my new beginning. I am hoping to become healthier and improve my lifestyle. The before pictures and measurements have been taken, the food prepped, and the first work out in the books. I am re-committing myself to this in hopes that I can make a change.

Today I went to the gym in my apartment complex at a time I was guessing no one was there (and I was right!). It helped for me to become acquainted with the weight machines and learn the exercise you can do with them a little bit better. I got a lot done and feel good about it. I also did a mini OrangeTheory tread block and couldn't believe I "ran" (5 MPH) for a minute and did a 30 second with a 6% incline. I shocked myself which inspired me to push harder.

Any advice for me, leave it in the comments! Or feel free to tell me about your journey, I look forward to connecting with others.

XO! Stephanie

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

More Snow...

Well the whole posting every week day was short lived... shocker. Oh well, I'm just going to try and do my best to keep this whole little journal/life scrapbook going. I guess I should start taking pictures for it to scrapbook. Ramble, ramble ramble.

So yesterday I was lucky enough to have a work from home day (they're my favorite). I don't mind working, but every once in awhile it's nice to stay home and do some laundry or straighten up a little in between emails. I always feel refreshed and relaxed. I also am lucky enough to have my car parked in a parking garage across the street so shoveling is not something I have to deal with and I'm sure that helps me. #blessed

I don't think it was as bad as they predicted, but I'll take it. I hope everyone is having a good week!

XO! Stephanie

Friday, March 10, 2017


So I'm sure this is a universal thing, but where I live, I feel that you need to be super understanding with your weather people. Is it supposed to snow, is it not, two inches, two feet, it's all up in the air. Allow me to make it clear that I love snow, so whenever it's in the forecast I get a little giddy. It might be the opportunity to work from home cozied up with coffee, but who knows.

Well it started to snow this morning, not enough to stick to roads, but enough to make it look pretty, and watch it fall outside my office window. It's starting to get sunny out now so hopefully that will melt the snow off my car by the time I leave so I don't have to clean it.

Enough with my love of the Winter Wonderland and onto my fun weekend plans! A pizza and catch up on shows night with a friend, some OTF classes, and a whole lot of family time. Longing for the weekends of Netflix binges in my bed, but time to get out and about I guess. Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

XO! Stephanie

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Work Wednesday

So far it's been an excellent day at work, I had my annual review and am excited for 2017. I feel that it's going to be a much better year for me on the work front, so thankful for that. Just so it's known, I'm currently a Financial Analyst and have been in this role for a little under a year. I have been with my company for just over three. If all goes well I will be taking on different roles in my department in the upcoming year.

What do you do for work?

XO! Stephanie

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Check In

Just a quick check in for today! It was a busy day here at work so I didn't get to jot anything down, but I am excited for a nice relaxing night to myself. I decided to take a night off from OTF and relax and recover (I'm super sore)! So in store for me is a little trip to the grocery store, catching up on The Bachelor, and a little bit of cleaning around the apartment in my comfies.

Hope everyone had a good day!

XO! Stephanie

Monday, March 6, 2017


I so wish there was like a bonus half day between Sunday and Monday. I won't even be greedy and take a full day, just a few hours to tie up some loose ends from the weekend to feel like you have a fresh start. Every once in awhile I will get to work from home on a Monday morning and it just starts my week off right. Maybe I'm just a homebody like that.

Well the weekend wasn't too eventful, relaxed with friends and family, had some good food and went to two OTF classes (I'm obsessed and well aware I have a problem). I always wish for low key weekends where I can just lounge in bed all day, but I feel like lately it's been go, go go. I guess that happens when the seasons tend to pick up. People start to come out of "hibernation" and back to going out and what not. In a few weekends I have some super exciting plans that I'll get into at another time, but it's something for me to look forward to.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend too!

XO! Stephanie

Friday, March 3, 2017

So Close!

So close to the weekend, yet so far away. I have a few more hours of work and an OTF class and then I get to relax. I'm so excited :)

Nothing too crazy on the agenda for this weekend, pizza and a movie tonight, and a family dinner on Sunday, so I'm looking forward to it being low key. I'm hoping that I can get in the kitchen and cook and/or bake a little.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

XO! Stephanie