Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Work Party

I'M ON DAY 19 OF NO BEHAVIORS!!! I made a record of 16 days behavior free on Sunday, and my reward was that I would allow myself to start working out again. I was so excited to feel better about my body again and feel STRONG. I began a six week challenge blog:

Well, if you read my latest blog on that blog, you'll know my workout plan was total fail. My body is so out of shape, it's discouraging. I want to give up and just not eat. I won't do that, but the temptation is there.

This weekend I had our work (belated) christmas party. Ryan was my date and it was so fun to dress up and feel pretty. I bought this beautiful dress a few weeks prior but was unsure if I would actually wear it. It's a form fitting sort of dress and I felt very self-conscious wearing it. Last year's work party I brought my friend Caryssa and I weighed twenty pounds less than I do now. I was so afraid of people talking behind my back saying things like,"Wow, she HAS gained a lot of weight. She is looking chubby now." 

However, I got a lot of good compliments on how I looked this year. Having Ryan there for support was great too. He thought I looked beautiful and sexy :) So I guess I can accept that. 

We had free wine and dinner and danced a bunch! Ryan came to MY work party and got a free beer, $25.00 Home Depot gift card, a huge jar full of peanut M&Ms, and a dollar bill. How did he win everything and I didn't?! RUDE. ;)

Me at last year's party:

This year's party:


  1. You look absolutley stunning. And I'm happy your happy with Ryan! Put him in one of your youtube videos!

  2. Aaaww so cute! In both pictures, but I do love that second dress. Blue look really nice on you, and I love the lines. (Sorry, I've been watching bridal shows and feel critique-y.) I'm happy you had a good time and I'll check out your wrkout blog!

  3. So cute. And do your nails match your dress? Neat-o.

    I'm rooting that you start to make peace with your body, and that your Fit and Healthy challenge stays healthy!

    Take care.

  4. Nineteen days behaviour free is AMAZING - you must be so proud :)

    Don't get discouraged about feeling out of shape - it happens when your body has been so depleted, and you just haven't had the reserves. Stamina will come, you just need to stick with it. If you work out even for just five minutes the first day, go for six the next and keep building - that's what I'm trying to do at the moment. I also weighed 20lbs heavier at this year's Christmas party -I was a little anxious beforehand, but I had an amazing time, AND I remember it all clearly. The prior year I was too vague and hazy for anything to make an impact.

    You're doing amazingly well and it's lovely to read such a positive entry xxx

  5. YOU ARE AWESOME. 19 days! Also, it's so good to hear that you are fighting the urge to not eat instead of working out. Keep at that exercise--you are strong, and beautiful and God made you to be fearless! So don't be afraid of not being perfect! Much love girly. You're very inspiring.

  6. You look a thousand times better this year - gorgeous & healthy! Way to start the new year off right!

  7. Aw, you look gorgeous! And you guys look so happy together!

  8. You are so beautiful and im so proud of you!! keep up the good work!

  9. YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL! Oh my gosh! Haha sorry for my little outburst there but seriously, you look so gorgeous, I'm so proud of you love. 19 days behavior free is amazing! Keep it up. Ugh I just can't get over how gorgeous you look in these pics - save some for the rest of us! And by the way, you and ryan look too cute together ;)

  10. Love Your Color Hair!! Love your blog. It's awesome and I can relate to many of your thoughts!