This week has been a really good one for so many reasons, but I'll try to limit myself to five of them, for the sake of the link-up. You can't bend rules when it comes to a link-up or you're basically kicked out of blogging ;) April is always my favorite month and it's living up to my high expectations, per the usual!
ONE - My sweet, precious niece is one today. She's the little cutie who made me an Aunt for the first time ever and I don't think I could love her more. Even though she doesn't live close enough for me to squeeze her all the time, when I do see her there is no better feeling. I can't get enough of her and cannot wait to celebrate her birthday! Love you!
TWO - Finally getting a chance to hang with my parents for a late birthday celebration tonight! Nothing like stretching out the celebrating for an entire week ;)
THREE - Tomorrow Kayla and I are hosting a girl's night in for all of our combined group of ladies. Nothing fancy... just lots of snacks, games and catching up. I can't wait! I need some quality girl time ASAP.
FOUR - Books! This book-lover is finally back on the reading thing. It's been so hard for me to make time for reading. As much as I love it, I always felt like there was something else I should be doing and I haven't read consistently in a long time. Ever since vacation though? I cannot pry the books from my hands. I have flown through 3 books this year already, which is a lot considering last year I might have read 2 books in a year's time. Hoping I can get to the library soon to grab more!
FIVE - Announcing an awesome, motivational link-up with Kristin and I!!
I never thought I'd be at a point where I was so far from being healthy. I gained lots of newlywed "happy" weight in the first year of our marriage and it's been a struggle to change my lifestyle ever since. In the past 6 months or so I have certainly been headed in the right direction, but still have a long way to go. A huge turning point for me was when Jared and I joined a gym last fall, and when I started really watching what I eat and paying attention to the crap I was putting in my body.
|Not quite back to those engagement days yet, but I'm on my way!|
Most of you have probably seen me talk about it on Instagram or the blog, but I'm down about 17 pounds from my highest weight and feeling better than ever. I have probably another 10 pounds to shed, and I know these will be much harder, as I get closer and closer to my goal weight. Enter Kristin. The ever motivational twin of mine! It's helped us both a ton to talk about our goals and encourage each other in any way we can. So we thought, why not make it a link up and involve as many gals as we can?!
We want you to set a 4 week goal- it can be anything that you want to accomplish relating to being more fit. It could be getting to the gym a certain number of times, it could be cutting out pop, setting a new running PR, anything at all that you want to challenge yourself with for the next 4 weeks. Kristin and I will post our goals next Thursday May 1st to kick off the challenge. We'd encourage you to post your goals on this day too; then on May 30th, we'll host the link-up for everyone to join in and talk about how they did!
Kristin made the adorable button for you to share and let everyone know you're committed to the 4 Week Fit Challenge! Plus we're getting all cool and "with-it" and have a hashtag for you to use as your track your progress!
I hope you guys are all as excited as I am about this. I feel like I've plateaued in my fitness journey, so I feel like this is just the challenge I need to get my butt into overdrive. Let's get #4weeksfit! :)