Thursday, June 30, 2011

Help! I've Lost Something!!

Yep, I've lost my motivation. Specifically I've lost all my motivation to work out. I really need this motivation back! I think part of it is because I'm so busy. Babysitting for 2-10 kids Mon-Thursday for 8 hours and then working at the library for another 4 hours has given me very little time to workout. I know I should just workout early in the morning but I'm unable to get up and MOTIVATED!

If anyone has any advice on how to get my motivation back I would gladly appreciate it :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wow, Where Does Time Go??

To all 10 of my readers, I must apologize. I've been an awful blogger. But I do hope to do better!! There is no excuse but my days are filled with these kids

And my nights are filled working at this place

And my weekends have been filled with these loves of my life.

Whoever said summer was supposed to be easy and relaxing... they do not live my life!

On a fitness note I'm participating in Katy and Ashley's FitAbs Challenge!!!

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Click here for more info & YOU should participate too!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Who I Am Wednesday

Welcome to this week's edition of Who I Am Wednesday: Babysitter Edition!! I've always loved babysitting and have been doing it for 10 years!!! All throughout hs and college I've been a nanny in the summer and wouldn't have any other way :) Here a few photos of my "regulars". Enjoy!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Who I Am Wednesday!

This is my 50th post! Whoo hoo... maybe someday I'll be like Janae or Kelly and have tons of posts and followers :)

I'm Sorry I didn't post yesterday but I was busy saying goodbye to Christine and working :(

Now to continue with this weeks Who I Am Wednesday, this week's theme is going to celebrate this beautiful lady!

his is Christine, she is amazing. Not only is she beautiful but she is witty, smart, kind, loving and going to be a great teacher! If you don't believe me just check out her blog here.

Christine and I have been friends since my freshman year at State. We lived across the hall in South Case Hall, and have been friends ever since.

I got to hear about her engagement

And be part of her special wedding day

Celebrate her birthday

And now see her off to Las Vegas... Where she has a dream job of teaching 6th grade language arts!

Christine has been such an amazing friend for the last 4 years and I can't wait to hear her wonderful stories about Las Vegas and teaching :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fashion, Foodie, or Both?

Happy Sunday Funday!!! Today was my one day where I didn't haven ANYTHING going on. Lately my life has been busy subbing, working, and social events, so today I only did what I wanted to do.


It's finally summer in Michigan! I woke up to sunshine and 70 degree weather which made me want to wear a summery skirt and pastel top to church. I felt so girly and comfortable in this outfit!


After church I changed into workout clothes and did some Jillian Michaels. She kicked my butt but it's such a great workout for non-running days.

Today I cooked up a wahzoo! It's my favorite past time so I wanted to enjoy every minute :)

First I made a quick lunch of chicken salad salad, hummus, Laughing Cow cheese, pita chips, and fruit salad

After watching a few episodes of this addicting show

I made Kelly's Chocolately Crunchy Goodness Granola. This is so good and good for you! I followed her recipe exactly except I put in some dried berries to kick up the sweetness.

I then made Rocco Dispirito's Penne Alla Vodka for dinner. I love pasta and this is a healthy version of the classic. For a 1/4 cup of pasta it's only 320 calories! I paired mine with a side salad to help my vegeful challenge!

Lastly I made a quick desert of a No Pudge brownie. I've had these before when I made a full pan but this was my first time making a single-serve in the microwave. It was amazing! I topped it with some banana and strawberries.

It was great to enjoy while watching this show.I'm addicted to the food network. I love finding ideas and it's the one network where their reality shows are good!
I hope you all have a great Monday!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Who I Am Wednesday!

Wow, it's been a week since my last post! Yikes! I'll explain in a post later tonight why the lack of blogging this week. But for now here's this week's Who I Am Wednesday: Family Edition!!

Family Members:

Mom and Bob (step-dad)

Elizabeth & Chris, Bre & Steve (older step-sibs and spouses, Mom side)

Kelsey (younger, biological sister)

I love my family, they are the whole world to me and Bob is more a Dad to me then my biological Dad. I know that they are always there for me and support me. My Mom and I are best friends.

I also have these families though.

I met them through mutual friends and church and have become an every day part of their lives. Some examples are here, here, and here.

I used to feel guilty that I was closer with my church families than with my own. I was talking to my friend about this and she goes "Elle, family doesn't have to be confined. It is about people who love you constantly, who are always there for you, and whom you would do anything for".

I think this is a great definition. Who is to say that I can't have tons of family members? I feel closer to these people now because I watch their kids every day, I've seen them grow in the last 5 years, I am like a sister/daughter to them.

I am so lucky to have such a wonderful life filled with so many people who care about me!