Before I get started, this post will probably contain spoilers so I highly recommend not reading any further if you are someone that does not like spoilers
When season 1 of True Blood premiered I was excited to get into another vampire series. I have always been a huge fan of Buffy (and no, I do not like Twilight – I like real vampires ;)) but really wanted a new show with the forehead bumpies being the center of it. I loved the idea of them “being out of the coffin”, and was excited to see what this show had to offer. I completely fell in love with the show to the point where I finally started reading the books. Season by season I was captivated by this show and it’s characters. Of course each season has it’s flaws, but overall I still loved the show. Until last season.
It’s weird to think that today is my birthday and therefore I am 28 (too bad I am not 24 since you know, that would rhyme :P). I don’t feel 28, but I don’t really know how I should feel either. People still assume I am in the late teens and get shocked to find out I am not around 19-21. Which is totally fine with me, for the most part. I mean a good chunk of my family looks younger than they are, so I’ll totally roll with it! But when I am trying to be taken seriously in a big company or for once don’t want to get my ID checked for something as simple as a video game, it’d be nice. Even when I dress “older” it’s still assumed I am younger I just CAN NOT win!
Anyways. So yeah, happy birthday to me :D! My birthday plans will involve spending money and doing some shopping for myself and just enjoying my day off. Later tonight I’ll be going out to dinner to celebrate my dinner, which I am very excited for. I plan to eat amazing food that is bad for me without any regrets, haha. And of course cake, as there should always be cake. This year is going to be a great year And I like starting the year out by feeling like I am old. Doing some traveling later in the year with the super-wonderful Keeshia and I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THAT! Of course I”m sure both of us will vlog :P Plus traveling with my amazing boyfriend at some point. Hopefully moving at some point as well. And just other amazing things. Anyways.
I babble too much sometimes <3
So, happy birthday to me
Trying to stay healthy can be very difficult. It’s not something I do 24/7, nor something I want to do 24/7, but it is something I try to be aware of. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t splurge on a cheeseburger or have some chocolate or something, but I try to keep things in moderation. I try to motivate myself to actually get ready to head to the gym and I try to motivate myself to eat mostly healthy. But it’s more than just running on a treadmill and eating healthy. It’s a state of mind.
When I first decided I wanted to lose weight and tone up it was because I wanted to. It wasn’t because I thought I had to for a guy or because of the images in the media, it was because I wanted to. I didn’t want to be skinny, I wanted to be healthy. And with that goal in mind I lost 25lbs just by running outside everyday. And I am SO proud of that. It was the first step to (hopefully) losing another 15lbs. But in the end it’s more than just what I see on the scale, it’s how I feel.
I have more energy, I feel motivated to try other things, and just in general I feel happier. Granted that is because of other things in my life right now, but going to the gym and sweating my butt off certainly doesn’t help I don’t know the point of this post, other than if you want to get healthy. Then do it. No excuses. No I’ll do it next year or I’ll start next week. Start today. Start now. You don’t need a gym membership, you can do it at home! There’s SO many awesome youtube videos that have workouts and so many helpful websites to go to (personally love Blogilates on youtube, has workouts and yummy recipes) I am also thankful that I have people in my life that motivate me and enjoy working out and being active too (yay for awesome boyfriends). And if you don’t have that, I will happily be that for you
Side note, I’ve considered posting healthy recipes that I have been cooking on this blog Because it is honestly not as expensive as people think it is.