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Ok, so one of the projects I like to dabble in is weight loss. Yes, I know you’re not supposed to dabble in losing weight, but actually commit to it. So, I’m going to dabble in committing to losing weight.
 
One of the perks of being in a relationship is that the signifiacnt other will love you no matter what size you are. At least, that was the case for me. He Who Shall Not Be Named (I love Harry Potter!) was one of those significant others. At 6’4″ and roughly 250 lbs, he ate whatever he liked. That usually consisted of every fast food restaurant on the face of the planet. And he encouraged me to join in the fun, liking that I had more “curves” than the average woman.
 
Looking now on the rubble that was my last relationship, I notice I am left with some extra men’s T-shirts and about 30 extra pounds.
 
I’ve tried Weight Watchers in the past and loved the ease and flexibilty it offered. I restarted my membership not long ago and found that the love is still strong. Only now I notice that I can no longer lose weight just by eating better. I HAVE to work out. But I HAAAATTTEE going to the gym. HATE IT.
 
A friend suggested the Body By Bethenny dvd. So I stuck it on my Christmas List and hoped for the best. Thanks Mommy and Daddy!!!!
 
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Body By Bethenny
 
I’ve loved Bethenny from the first moment I saw her on The Real Housewives of New York.She’s funny, energetic and totally bonkers. That’s my kind of girl. That same attitude is present in her workout dvd.
 
 
 
Program 1:  A 40 minute yoga workout, and let me tell you folks, it is tough. My arms were on fire after only a few poses and I’ve done my fair share of yoga classes. If you haven’t done yoga before, I would recommend watching the program first to learn the poses. You don’t want to have to constantly look up to see what they’re doing. It kinda throws off your inner chi or whatever.

 

Program 2:  A 10 minute strength workout that requires small hand weights. I started with 2 lb weights. At first I didn’t feel like I was even working, but after a few more reps, I was burnin.

There’s also a bonus booty workout that I haven’t tried yet. I’ll keep you posted on that!

You can purchase Body By Bethenny through Walmart for $10.46 and I think Amazon has it for around $7 or $8. Try it out and tell me what you think!

Ok, so I started this blog for a college class and then quickly dropped it at the end of the semester. I just couldn’t get into blogging and couldn’t tell my professor why. But I think I’ve figured it out.

This class came with RULES!

I’m pretty sure the point and allure of blogging is that it doesn’t really have any rules. Sure, there are some guidelines and proper etiquette good bloggers should follow, but there shouldn’t be rules on what you can post.

As much as I liked posting about DIY ideas for poor young adults like myself, it was limiting and I got bored quickly. So I’m changing it up!

I’m at a point in my life where I need something to change. My job isn’t the bustling career I’d hoped it would be, my friends have all moved away and I recently got dumped. Now while this sounds like  tragically good country music song, it’s getting a little old. So is living with my parents. I love them dearly and they are easy to live with, but I need some independence…and fast.

Since I currently can’t afford to live on my own and the roommate possibilities are bleak at best, I’ve decided to start with smaller changes. Like my blog!

This is no longer just about DIY ideas. I want to blog about everything I love and how I’m working on getting a life back. Hope you enjoy the journey with me!!!

Let’s start with a picture from my FAVORITE magazine. Country Living!!

Country Living Living Room - I die!!

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