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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Damnnn girl, where you been?!

I know it's been a minute.  I always say that I'm going to update this blog as much as I can and I can never find the time to do so.  So, so sorry!  Like I said before, I have a few rough drafts still waiting to go up but my damn laptop recently caught a virus so I had to reboot.  I don't have a program to edit my photos with.  I am definitely working on it though.  I promise I will make it up to you guys.  I was supposed to roll out my skincare posts back in May!  I already had it typed out but the photos still needed to be re-sized.  My skincare routine has definitely changed since then so I need to update.

For the time being, I thought that I would just update you guys on what the hell is going on in my life and what I've been up to.

LIFE is GOOD!  The boyfriend & I are doing great.  Way better than we were doing a few months ago.  So happy that we got pass all the bullshit.  It was tough but we hung in there.  The kiddos are doing great!  Ms. Jadelyn just made 8 months on the 6th.  She can crawl & she can also stand.  I'm hoping she'll be walking on her 1st birthday :)  She can say simple words like mommy, daddy, mama, papa, and she calls Landon "andon" hahahaha.  She's so adorable! It's so amazing to see her grow.

As far as work, I was able to land a full time job at a different hotel.  It's a totally new experience from what I'm used to.  I was ready for changes in a different department & setting so when the opportunity came along, I took it.  New place, new department & bigger & better pay :) What does that mean though? I'll be working 3 jobs.  I have a full time job, a part time job and a casual job.  Phew.  Why 3? Because I love my jobs and co-workers so much that I refuse to quit.  And yes, I'll still have time for my family.  It's all about work-life balance.  RELAX.

Other things that I've been focusing on? Planning baby girl's 1st birthday.  Planning parties are so stressful.  She'll be 1 years old in 4 months.  I need to make sure that everything will be perfect when her party rolls around.

I've also been focusing on working out.  It really irritates me that I can't lose the weight as fast as I did before I got pregnant with Jade.  I just don't have the time that I used to.  I'm just too busy.  But I've been making progress!  I'm 3 pounds away from pre-pregnancy weight which makes me 13 pounds away from my target weight.  I'm also happy to say that I've graduated Insanity about 2 months ago.  How exciting is that?!  My eating habits have really improved.  I'm on the low carb / no rice thang.  I'll have a scoop of rice on my cheat day and that's about it.  I've been eating a ton of fresh fruit & veggies.  I've also gone back to counting calories with my fitness pal.  That app really holds me accountable for the things that I eat.  It also keeps me in check with working out.  I remember that app is what helped me lose 35 lbs in 3 months.  Love it!  I'm also still debating if I should do my first marathon.  I've always wanted to start off with a 5k & there's one coming up at the end of the month but I don't know if my work schedule will allow me to join.  If not, there's always next year & that gives me more time to train for it.

That is about it for now.  I hope you guys understand!  Thank you to all my followers who have stuck around.  You guys are truly amazing!  I've been so busy that I totally forgot that I've been blogging for a year ^_^  I will definitely throw together a huge giveaway to celebrate my one year anniversary and the upcoming holidays.  I went through my stash and found a bunch of things that I had duplicates of last year so I'll be throwing all of that together and more!  There's gonna be Sephora stuff, drugstore stuff and even a purse!  Stay tuned for details!!  I'm putting it together and will probably give it away by late November, early December.  I'm still thinking of what other things I should throw in there :)  Do yall want some skincare products as well?  LMK what you guys would like me to giveaway :)

I need to get some rest.  I start my new job tomorrow morning.  I'm excited and nervous all at the same time.  I don't expect it to be easy but I hope it's not too complicating.  I have 4 months to learn all this.  I know I can do it, right?!!

Till next time, take care and talk to you guys soon! XOXO.

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