Friday, July 22, 2011

furniture-based leisure prioritiser

I. Am. So. Sore.

I have been to the gym everyday this week, what whatttt. I haven't been this sore since cheerleading camp in HIGH SCHOOL...5 years ago this month!  Working out isn't bad if you have someone to do it with.  I would've probably given up already if it wasn't for Tiffany (my awesome trainer friend).  I might even break down and buy some supplements to help me get motivated. ;]

 I'm trying really hard on my diet too--Louie got a Fried Green Tomato BLT yesterday and I sat there and drooled watching him eat it while I ate my grilled chicken salad.  I have got to learn to quit getting so much pleasure from food... it's just food. 

Derrick had a good first week of actually being on the job and working.  He has to finish doing what he does to each car every 57 seconds.  He's probably going to lose some killer weight because he's too tired to eat and sweats his cute little butt off running around.  Therefore, he will not leave me behind in this fatsuit I'm wearing! 

I have a job interview on the 1st with another college close to where Derrick is.  I really really really want the job at Auburn more than you could ever imagine and I will know if I got the job or not probably by this next interview I have... next week.  Everyone say a prayer or few for me.  I want to be with my love and have an amazing career, not just a job.  Dreams can come true when you trust in the Lord.

One thing I have to realize is that negative thinking closes my mind off to what God wants to do in my life. If I go around thinking “Well, I don’t think I’ll ever get this job because there are other's that are better qualified;” or “I don't think I'll get the job because they are so many other people needing a job", I'm not trusting in God to do what he does best. But Jesus said, “According to your faith, it will be done unto you.” He might as well have said, “If you’ve got a cup, I’ll fill you with a cup level of blessing. If you’ve got a bucket, I’ll fill you with a bucket level of blessing.” Jesus is saying today, “Why don’t I take the limits off? Why don’t I believe for supernatural opportunities? Why don’t I go out each day expecting increase and promotion?” Expect favor, expect peace, expect joy. If I go out each day expecting far-and-beyond favor, if I trust in Him, I won’t be disappointed. He’ll fill your cup until it overflows and lead you into the abundant life He has in store for you!

So Yes I CAN and WILL get a great job, Yes I CAN and WILL lose some lbs..

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mission: Get Skinny!!

My fat jeans are tight.  This. Is. Bad.

Let me start off by saying I know how to lose weight because I've done it before. I'm just lazy as hell.  Today, I will embark on an adventure I haven't been very familiar with-sweating---induced by brisk movement.  I was going to start this morning but because of my laziness I couldn't get will start after work. I'm going to the gym and getting on the eliptical for 30-45 minutes and then going home to frolic around in front of the tv by doing some workout videos.  I reallllly reallllly want to learn how to do weights at the gym but my last encounter there was AWFUL.  I have no problem admitting that I don't know what I'm doing and could possibly be hurting myself or wasting my time... but it's the thought that counts, right?  The only instruction I get is from the directions on the side of the machine, in which I create my own version after looking at it.  I'm too embarrassed or ashamed to ask for help.  It would be alot easier if I had a friend there with me who kind of knew what they were doing.  I need a personal trainer but don't have the means to pay for one so I will just continue going to the gym for cardio--which I completely freakin hate.

I started my diet today, sort of.  I need to go to the grocery store and start precooking my meals.  I have this amazing stainless steel grill that still has the plastic on it.  It's gas, and I live alone- so I really don't want to blow myself up.  I hate dieting. Hate. Hate. Hate dieting.  I am the most miserable human being when I can't eat what I want to eat or when I want to eat it. So, I cheat alot and it keeps me from having the progess that I want. With Derrick being gone, I know for a fact it will be easier... he is a bad influence when it comes to eating junk.

So here's to no more junk food, fast food, and the grease that keeps me going...but to the grilled chicken, turkey, fish, fruits, veggies, and protein shakes!!... ugh, I would drink horse piss if it made me skinny.

I should've started this a whole lot sooner, but like I said, I'm lazy... and hungry.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Well... it's official....WE'RE GETTING MARRIED!!!

Picking our date was eassssssy this time around...

We met at a mutual friend's birthday party (Heather Ennis Edney) in Auburn, Alabama on February 18, 2006.. well our wedding date is February 18, 2012... how romantic ;)

We're getting married at The Brick Church in Mooresville... my colors are red & PINK-duhhh ;)

And the rest I have no clue about.. except I have my dress, my groom, and my ring bearer-Bama Bear.
Planning is already stressing me out.  I wanted a nice small wedding... ehhh... looking like not so much.  I'm super duper excited... any ideas feel free to give me as many as possible--to keep it inexpensive. keyword.

Well, Derrick got a really nice apartment in Valley, AL right near the plant so it's a hop and a skip to work and it's pretty much in the middle of wherever I could possibly be getting a job.  This weekend we're moving in his stuff.. I say HIS because he's got duck will be HIS apartment until I get there and make it feminine as possible.  Come to my house in Decatur and you know I live there.  He's taking Bama with him because he found out he's working nights (like 10-6 or something).  He also found out his position which he thinks he will like. So YAY for Derrick!

I'm still on the prowl in my job hunt... something will come up soon. I just know it.  God’s plan is for you to prosper and be successful in every area of your life. Some people might say, “I don’t see how you can say that with the economy like it is. All the experts are saying it’s going to get worse before it gets better.” That may be true in general, but it doesn’t have to be true for believers in Jesus. We are connected to a supply line that will never run dry.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers”(Psalm 1:3, NIV)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

getting excited about my future...

Adventurous week...

I threw a "Surprise" Going Away party for Derrick, Friday night, which was very successful being that I threw it together in a week's time.  I put "Surprise" in quotation marks because the only surprise that we got is Derrick telling me he already knew about the party due to a few slip ups from his friends asking him what time the party was.  Derrick enjoyed himself and was really happy that he had all these people supporting him on his new journey in life.
Reality did not set in for me until Sunday night when I was all alone at the house.  It was so quiet, I didn't have anyone to discuss dinner options with or what was the best thing to watch on tv.  It was different. With Derrick being gone, It made me realize that I'm not as brave as I once was.  I lived by myself for 2 years in college and was only scared of being alone the first week or so at my apartment (and that time someone followed be to my house-another story) and the bumps in the night didn't scare me so much because I knew my neighbors and could call on them for anything if I needed too.  As of now, I don't really know my neighbors but I know they are watching me and everything that happens at my house.  Just last week the next door neighbor said something to my dad about a Ford Lariet coming to the house to walk Buddy without a leash and letting him pee on everyone's bushes.... yea they are watching.  I didn't even know my brother was coming to my house everyday while I was at work to play with the dog until my brother let it slip a few days before the neighbor said something. 
Monday night I drove down to Auburn by myself... also a scarier moment for me. I haven't driven on the interstate by myself since I graduated from Auburn a year ago. I had an interview with Auburn University at noon on Tuesday and prepared the best I could.  I thought I did a great job for it being the hardest interview of my was over an hour and a half.  They asked me questions about "my philosophy" on things that I never thought about before that very moment I was asked. I got a tour of the office and asked as many questions as I could about the organization.  I think it would be a great fit for me...hopefully they think the same.  I won't know until the end of this month.  This being said, I'm excited for my future and what it has to offer.  Derrick and I are truly happy with the way things are going.  Life is looking up for us...our best days are not behind us; our best day are out in front of us.
One thing I know is that God is a God of increase. He has greater things in store for our future than we have experienced in our past. His dream for our future is so much bigger than our own. He wants to take us places that we’ve never dreamed and open up doors that we’ve never imagined. He wants to bring talent out of us that we didn’t even know we had. He wants to increase us and cause us to be a greater blessing to the people around us.
Today, I will get my hopes up and get excited about my future! and begin to thank Him for what He has in store. Keep standing, keep believing and keep moving forward because God has explosive blessings in store for me!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Running to Jesus

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.

I should be able to handle huge life changes by now... but nope, my life has never ceased to amaze me.  Derrick is moving to Georgia this weekend (he got the job at KIA!). I'm sitting here at work in Decatur wondering what God has planned for ME. I want an amazing job near my future husband.  I want to plan my wedding... I want...I want... I want.  I should stop shouldn't I? 

My life situations always change but my goals have managed to stay the same.  The "I want's" should sound something more like this.  I want to marry Derrick.  I want us to have amazing careers. I want one child.  *The most important goal I often neglect is maintaining my relationship with God.  I need Him in my life. I need him to help me sort through these life altering opportunities.  I must run to Jesus and look for his guidance...

When adversity attacks, the first thing I should do is run to Jesus. Don’t flake out, shut down, break rank or isolate myself from those who can help me. Run to Jesus. Remember that Jesus is the Author and Finisher of my faith. He said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Jesus will not let me down. I can trust Him to get me through this turbulence. After I run to Jesus, I will check my heart. Go down my personal checklist and examine myself.  In times of difficulty we can’t afford to isolate ourselves. We can’t afford to run from the battle. When adversity strikes we need to run to the battle. scripture declares, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind” (1 Timothy 1:7).

Adversity attacks everybody, but with my faith for Jesus and these simple truths I can overcome it every time.

Remember this, God causes all things to work together for good to those that love him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).