Friday, June 21, 2013

It's summer!

Today marks the first official day of Summer! While I've been thinking it's been summer since it's been warm, it's nice to know that it is official. Summer is my favorite season. I wish I could spend all my time outside instead of the office, but I love to go out after work or on weekends. Photo's are of a work outfit and then after work outfit. Enjoy!

Dress: J. Crew Factory | Shoulder Bag: H&M

Monday, June 17, 2013

Weekend Away

I have been away in Annapolis, Maryland for my boyfriend's brother's wedding all weekend. It was a beautiful wedding, on the water and I could not be more happy for the newlyweds. I have been with my boyfriend for 6 years, so his family, is like my family. The wedding was on friday, then Saturday we had a brunch and crab dinner at the house. Then Sunday, it was back to reality and time to head home. Here's just a few shots from the wonderful weekend.

Promise I'll be blogging everyday again! It was a crazy (but exciting) few days!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Health & Weightloss

So, this post is a little different, but I thought I would share with you my journey of health, fitness and weight loss. Long story short, I gained 20 pounds in college. When I graduated I was so unhappy with my weight, and finally in January of 2012 I pledged to myself that I would get back to my original size. I went from a 2 to an 8. Keep in mind, I have a small framed body type, and I just wanted to get back to the size I was when I started college. 

So. I did a ton of research, and started eating way healthier and working out a few times a week. Nothing intense or dramatic, just exercise pretty much. I mainly changed my eating habits though. I tried to cut out or limit sugars, starches, juice and completely gave up soda. I ate at the same times everyday, packed my lunches everyday and drank 2 liters of water or more everyday. I also tried to eat as healthy as possible.

It took me two months, (March) until I finally started noticing results. The funny thing is, is that my clothes were fitting looser, friends were noticing, but the scale barely moved. Finally about 3.5 months in the number on the scale was going down. I was so proud of myself, and low and behold, I am now back to my original size 2! It took me 5 months to lose the weight, and I still weigh the same a year later. 

My biggest tip? Drink tons of water! Drinking lots of water gets rid of your water weight (if you're hydrated, your body doesn't need to hold on to the water) and it hydrates your muscles, making them look more toned! Eating healthy helps too! But remember, moderation, not deprivation. 

I'll be happy to answer any questions at all! Hope you enjoyed!