Sunday, August 26, 2012

Anything to not be reading...

Right now I'm doing everything in my power to avoid studying. I have been reading, studying, watching instructional videos ALL DAY and I don't think my brain can hold anymore here I am, blogging :) A lot has happened since my last post, but I will try to just hit the interesting parts. As a follow up to the body transformation post, we did not win our competition. As disappointing as it is, I am really not surprised since there were THOUSANDS of applicants. And the woman that won was totally ripped!! Definitely put me to shame haha but hey, there's always next year! We took a few fun little trips this summer so I'll post some of the pictures, but hands down the best thing that happened this summer was I got accepting into nursing school. FINALLY! Tomorrow starts the beginning of week 3 and lets just say I am LOVING it! After my first day of class I walked to my car, grinning ear to ear. There is nothing like knowing you are exactly where you are supposed to be. I have already made friends, formed a study group, and got a car pool buddy, all in the first day or two.(that was honestly the part I was most afraid of!) Although I love every minute of school, I pretty much hate every minute of reading!! And let me just tell you, there is a TON of it! Anyways, things will be crazy until December 12(my last final), but I am one happy girl! Oh and one more thing... Jason and I have been married for 7 months!! And it has been, hands down, the greatest 7 months of my life. I know people say the first year is the hardest, but I keep waiting for that "hard" part to happen... and it doesn't. We genuinely have an incredible relationship. One of my favorite things about being married to him is the morning. Our alarms go off at 5am(to go to the gym) and we hit the snooze button and snuggle up together for the next 9 minutes until the alarm goes off again, and then finally get up. Those 9 minutes of "snooze" are THE BEST!
Jason's best friend, Ryker, got married!

 Us at Ryker's wedding. Quick little story... Notice that Jason doesn't have a goatee. This is only the 2nd time in 4 years that I have seen him without one. 10 minutes before we leave to go to the temple for the sealing, Jason decides to shave. As he is trimming his goatee he looked down and took a huge chunk out of it. Needless to say, it was not salvageable. I told him to go for the "soul patch" and he did, but then said he's "not tough enough to pull it off" so he shaved everything. haha

My mom and grandma on Mother's day(I come from some GOOD genes)

My mama and me on Mother's day.

Jason and I went to Huntington Beach in May

Jason got picked for some street performer thing... They always comment on how large he is :)

He never cooperates in pictures

Huntington Beach

Our 2nd Huntington trip in August before nursing school consumed our lives

Our FAVORITE couple to vacay with, the Carity's!

Adam was paparazzi

my oh so sexy husband

Just one of our MANY trips together, can't wait for our family vacations to come

We love lazy vacations

I went to Idaho in June to see these loves! They are SOO big now!

Chase(age 11), Blake(age 9), Alivia(age 6)

Even Winston is half the dog he used to be :)

Upton turned 1 on August 14!! Love this little man!

Now all I do is study... Winston's a big help :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

12 Week Body Transformation Challenge

     My sweet husband posted some pictures on facebook about our most recent adventure and since we have gotten SO many inquires about how we got the results we did, I figured the best thing to do would be to blog about it! So here we go...
     About 12 weeks ago, Jason came home from work and told me he had found a body transformation 12 weeks challenge on and that the grand prize was $100,000. The top 10 runner ups get $25,000 and they choose a male and female winner. He said he wanted to do it and I agreed to join in on the fun. I figured it would be something great to do together and I knew I could use the motivation. The male and female winners last year happened to be a married couple so that's kind of cool! Jason has always been super fit and fitness/nutrition is his hobby. He was a personal trainer a few years back and since I have known him(4 years) he has always been on meal plan and worked out. He has bulked way up and trimmed way down. I have always worked out on and off, but nothing like what we were about to experience.
For me, I ate 1200 calories a day. This is 4 meals that each add up to roughly 300 calories. I was on a schedule and ate pretty much at the same time everyday. For Jason he ate around 2200 calories, divided up over 5 meals a day. We both worked out 6 days a week. My workout is 3 days a week(Monday, Wednesday, Friday) weights and the other 3 days(Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) cardio and abs. Jason did weights all 6 days, but different muscle groups and occasional cardio. We only worked out an hour everyday so it wasn't anything too crazy. He changed our work outs every 3 weeks as well.
     We had a lot of fun coming up with meals that we loved and experimenting with different things. It was such an awesome thing for us to do as a couple and to completely transform our lives. I love eating out and food so that was the hardest part for me. Luckily, living with your very own sexy, personal trainer keeps you motivated. It sounds pretty simple and when it comes down to it, it is. But it took a TON of discipline. We definitely had our weak moments though and would go out for a "cheat meal" every couple of weeks. This was usually Texas Roadhouse and then Dairy Queen.... followed with being completely uncomfortable from over eating. haha
     Our results are awesome though! Overall I lost 20lbs and dropped my body fat percentage to 18.4%. I went down 3 sizes in jeans and am going to need to go shopping ASAP! Jason ended up losing 25lbs and finished at 4.8% body fat. He is such an inspiration to me! Hopefully this answers most questions. We didn't do anything extreme or crazy to get results. We didn't cut out any major food groups or deprive ourselves(other than deprivation from treats). We just watched calories and worked out and our bodies took care of the rest! Its a great feeling to look in the mirror and like what you see. Its an even better feeling to look at the man I married and know he likes what he see's when he looks at me :) Here our some of our result pictures.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The first day of the rest of my life!

Since I'm new at this whole blogging thing and its a blog about Jason and me, I figure I will dedicate my first post to our wedding day! It was the most perfect day of my life thus far. First of all, I married the most AMAZING man I've ever known. He is kind and smart. Funny and oh so sexy :) See for yourself...
I have THE greatest friends and family that were with me all day long. They made the day so much fun and so relaxed.

After our sealing at 2:15, we had a ring ceremony so that my siblings and friends who couldn't be in the temple could still be part of our day. I have had the most wonderful bishop for the last few years and he did the ceremony. It was a really great addition to our day.

Our reception was at a venue called Noah's in Chandler. It was exactly what I wanted! We were lucky that so many friends volunteered to help with decorating and with food. We had so much fun visiting with everyone and dancing.

So I know my descriptions of our day do not do it justice, but hopefully from the pictures you can see how happy we are and how much fun we had. We LOVE being married and are enjoying every minute of just the two of us. Here are a few more pictures from our wedding that I love!