August252012

Really?!?

I have really taken changing my life seriously, my boyfriend and I have decided to part ways after almost a year. Never know what the future holds and maybe once the 2 of us have ourselves together things will be different. On top of that heres some good news, down 10lbs… In 2 weeks?!! Crazy!!! Anyway enjoy your Saturday and keep on smiling!!!

August222012
Another Chobani Flips, honey low fat yogurt with banana and I threw a little bear naked granola in it! Yummo treat tonight!!!!

Another Chobani Flips, honey low fat yogurt with banana and I threw a little bear naked granola in it! Yummo treat tonight!!!!

August212012

Sorry it has been a few days, I had a very busy and fun filled weekend!! After working Friday night I got out, picked up my son and headed home to get ready for a great day on the Battenkill River. I dropped my son off with my father and 8 of my friends, my boyfriend and myself headed 45 minutes north to Cambridge NY to head down the battenkill on some tubes!! What was supposed to be 2-3 hours according to my friend turned into 5!! At points the river got low so we had to walk through the rocks and towards the end we were all getting tired so we paddled our way about an hour down! It was a lot of fun and I didn’t realize how much work I had actually done because I was sore the next day!! I always enjoy time with my friends because I don’t get too much with them. This was a nice relaxing and fun day, looking forward to hopefully one more before the summer is completely over. 

Then on Sunday a bunch of the girls all got together and headed up to SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) to see Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert. Ugh another FABULOUS and AWESOME time! Toby Keith has turned into a yearly thing with my friends we love him and he always puts on a great show with an awesome opening act!! If you ever have a chance to go see him i suggest you do. 

This crazy weekend was awesome but with little time home, my eating habits were not all that wonderful. But I made up for it with some Zumba Monday and a whole lot of dancing Sunday!! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend… back to work YUCK lol!!

1AM
Holy new obsession 165 calories and oooo so yummy. I also bought a banana/honey one. These are so good way to go chobani!!!

Holy new obsession 165 calories and oooo so yummy. I also bought a banana/honey one. These are so good way to go chobani!!!

August162012

I had Tuesday night off this week in prep for my weekend off (YAYYYY) and usually when I have my night off during the week the following day I get together with a few friends and we go hike someone or take a nice long walk. So Wednesday (8-15) I brought my son to school and set out for a drive with 2 of my close friends. We ended up going to a place that I have been dying to visit and its only like 30 minutes from my house. The Grafton NY Peace Pagoda. There are 2 ways to get to the Pagoda it self, you can either walk the maybe 1/4 mile up the road or take the path made through the woods which the sign says take about 6 minutes. Well we were not prepared for this adventure, we had on flip flops, so we opted to take the dirt road. I was AMAZED when we turned the bend and saw this HUGE building in the middle of the woods, there was a tiny pond and a statue. We read up on it and there are, as of now, only 2 of these in the US alone. One right in NY and the other right in MA. I would like to visit the other soon, It was amazing the sense of peace I felt the moment I got to the bottom of the Pagoda. It was truly a wonderful experience. I am hoping to one day make it there for the service they do them daily at sunrise and then another at 6pm. So that was part of my exercise for the day and it also was a little bit of a mind cleanse. 

There was one quote that buddha spoke as his last words that really kind of spoke to me…

"Life is a river always moving. Do not hold onto things. Work Hard" I love this quote!!

LiVe LaUgH LoVe!

August142012

Soo, I am a huge accessory whore… lol I love to put things in my hair and I love jewlery!! So today as I was staring at my pile of flower clips I was trying to figure out where i could put them to keep them sort of organized but not in a heap on my makeup table. So I kept cleaning and I came across some old mardi gras beads from a friends 30th bday party… and they worked great i hammered a nail into the wall and hung them and then clipped the flowers on… I’m kind of excited about it hahaha!!

4AM
Tonight’s 4am snack. My stomach was very very hungry, I had a peach on my way into work but by 4 again i was needing something. I had packed cereal knowing I had an interview at 9 this morning. Some fat free milk to go along and some dried fruit. Yummy I’m happy now lol.

Tonight’s 4am snack. My stomach was very very hungry, I had a peach on my way into work but by 4 again i was needing something. I had packed cereal knowing I had an interview at 9 this morning. Some fat free milk to go along and some dried fruit. Yummy I’m happy now lol.

August132012
Just came across this on tumblr thought I was awesome!!

Just came across this on tumblr thought I was awesome!!

(via fitnesstreats)

3AM
My new favorite snack for working. Most people don’t realize how hungry a person gets when they are still up @ 4 am. So when I am at work now I try to snack healthy instead of running to the vending machine.

My new favorite snack for working. Most people don’t realize how hungry a person gets when they are still up @ 4 am. So when I am at work now I try to snack healthy instead of running to the vending machine.

2AM

It’s just time … For you to get to know who I am!

My name is Jenna, I am 27 years old and I am overweight. I have a 4 year old little boy who is my world. I am a nurse working in pediatrics right now on the overnight shift (yuck!), doing what I have to do to get by. I just recently enrolled into community college again to hopefully finish my degree. I am about to celebrate one year of being in love with a wonderful man with hopefully many more after. I have started this blog to help motivate me and to maybe some day inspire others to make some changes. Anyone who knows me knows that I have always been a larger girl. What most people don’t know is that I do struggle with my weight and I am not happy with the way I look. I have always had the confidence of a smaller girl, and never let it show how truly unhappy I was with my weight. That is until now… Because ITS JUST TIME to do something about it before its to late. Life is to short and you never know what tomorrow will bring so live life to the fullest. I only hope this blog becomes a helpful tool, since I will be posting some tips and recipes as I go along, or a place where someone can go… “oh I’m not the only one” Enjoy :) LiVe LaUgH LoVe!!!

My son and I!

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