Happy Friday sweet friends! I’ve been thinking about some things I wanted to work on in the new year and made the decision to start now instead of later. One thing’s for sure, I have put a few things on the back burner for some time and that has definitely made a negative impact. The first being my exercise routine.
EXERCISE For many years, I was an avid runner and a couple of years ago. I stopped running all together. Then, I stopped exercising regularly. The result was, I gained over 12 pounds and went up two sizes in my clothes. I stopped feeling comfortable in a swimsuit and in shorts.
Last spring I was able to loose 12 pounds and felt great! I even shared how I lost the weight in this post. However, I went back to eating whatever I wanted, which was mostly junk food and gained the weight back. So, last week I decided that I needed to get my act together and start BBG again. This was my first week and I feel better already. In fact, yesterday I was able to do walk/run intervals, which felt great!
HEALTHY EATING Along with working out, I plan on getting back on track with healthier eating habits. That means no more fast food for me. I plan on eating more salads and staying away from fried foods. If you have any healthy recipes to share please do so. Especially snacks to eat throughout the day.
FAITH I joined a bible study group this fall and it has been amazing. I’m hungry for the word of God and love learning new strategies on living a life for Jesus. The benefits of knowing what the Lord wants in my life has definitely brought me more peace, love, and joy. By the grace of God, I shared my testimony this year at the Catholic Charismatic Conference here in Miami, for the 50th anniversary of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church. What a joy!
ORGANIZATION I’m working on is getting more organized. Especially with my clothes and shoes. My small walk-in closet can’t hold everything, so I like to give bags of clothes and shoes away. My nieces and sisters love it! I need to work on a plan to be able to keep my clothes organized for the different seasons.
PRODUCTIVITY There’s a few things I’d like to do on the blog and it includes taking more outfit photos. I usually have to work around my husband’s schedule and need to work on a schedule that’s good for both of us. And, let me add- learn how to use my camera! I still have no clue on what any of the buttons mean. LOL! Ok, I know how some of the buttons work, but not all. Please let me know if there’s an online class you can suggest.
SHOP THE LOOK
Outfit Details Madewell Plaid Oversized Shirt (and here) (I’m wearing a small) // Banana Republic Jeans-old (similar) // Shoreline Converse (similar & here) (fits TTS) // Gigi New York Stone Madison Crossbody Bag c/o // Celine Sunglasses (similar) // Lipstick // Essie Nail Polish Rock the Runway
SHOP TODAY’S BEST SALES
Would you like more holiday inspiration? Check out my Holiday Gift Guides, Holiday Shop, and Holiday Favorites. There’s lots of fun Christmas style to shop! Also for those of you who are new to my blog, everyday I share the best sales of the day in each post. I hope you enjoy this shopping feature.
SHOP TODAY’S BEST SALES
J.CREW 30% off full price styles & $20 guaranteed holiday delivery with code GIFTASAP
POTTERY BARN Lots of great sales happening!
WILLIAMS SONOMA Order online and pick it up in store!
WILLIAMS SONOMA HOME 20% off your order with code JOLLY
LOFT 50% off everything with code WRAPITUP
NORDSTROM shop new markdowns
TALBOTS 40% off one item or 50% off two or more items
BANANA REPUBLIC 40% off regular-price items and an extra 50% sale
TORY BURCH Save an extra 20% off select sale items with code EXTRA20
ANTHROPOLOGIE 30% off favorite gifts & 25% off sweaters
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiates 3:11
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post! You’re a blessing to me! Have a beautiful, blessed day! With love, Desiree