Nothing Comes From Not Trying

Happy Monday! I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day, and that ya’ll’s weekend was awesome! This QOTW stems directly from how I’ve been feeling lately – which is to say, I’ve been feeling like doing absolutely nothing.

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I’ve been so caught up in moving and work that I’ve neglected my blog, my plans for my business, and even my own well-being.

That being said, I also haven’t exactly tried. I haven’t attempted to sit down and make a blog post. I haven’t really allowed myself time to do anything with my business. And most importantly, I haven’t let myself sit back and truly relax and take care of myself. It’s been forever since I did my nails just for me, or even played any video games. I’ve been focusing so much on getting my life together yet at the same time I’ve been letting everything fall apart.

So here’s to trying. Here’s to making an effort. To giving it a shot. I need to try harder – I need to DO. Because, of course, as we all know, it’s do or do not. There is no try.

Luckily, I have this entire week off, so I’m hoping that it will not only allow me to give myself time to play and really enjoy myself, but to get a good life/blog/business planning balance going.

What have you been neglecting in your life?

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Mini Life Update

Good morning loves! It’s finally the end of the week…and it’s been a very long few weeks for me here.

So I wanted to just pop in, say hi, and let you guys know what’s been up. Because at the end of the day, I really do enjoy blogging, and I love being able to share my experiences with you guys.

At the beginning of this month, Zach and I moved into our new house. It’s a cute little cottage style house, with 3 small bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It’s small, but has an overall coziness to it. It even has a large backyard for the pups to run and play in, and for future bonfire get togethers in the cooler months. It’ll be the first house that we’ve rented that just has our names on the lease.

Geeks who’ve moved before know what a struggle it is, and how energy-depleting it can be to move. As a result, my life has basically consisted of moving belongings, unpacking said belongings, and work. It’s caused a lot of stress…..and stress eating. And the fact that we live closer than ever to a Taco Bell didn’t help my case.

So now that it’s towards the end of the month we have mostly everything settled in. And now, I’ve realized that I went from being 150/155 pounds to a whopping 160 pounds. Which in reality isn’t bad. I don’t look nor am I actually overweight. Just a little rounder and softer in some areas. Honestly it wouldn’t be such an issue except for the fact that only 2 months ago I caved and bought new bras and was able to find jeans that fit properly. Needless to say, I am at the point where almost all of my clothes are just a tad too snug for my liking.

This is where the change starts. Right now. With my blog, my business that I’m struggling to start, my health, fitness….my life. For too long have I allowed my stress and emotions control me and my life choices.

I’ve already started the process by doing some research on healthier eating strategies, and I’ve been using my resources to track my goals. So far I’ve been showing small improvements with keeping to a fairly healthy eating plan (with of course one or two treats here and there, in moderation). My main goal is to not only get to a better and healthier weight by the end of the year, but to truly start eating better and working out and taking care of my body and mind.

I won’t be posting too much of the fitness/diet stuff here, just because I feel like it generally doesn’t fit with what I’ve got going on here. So I’m planning on sharing most of my journey through Instagram, with the hashtag #kmsweightlosschallenge. Obviously it’s not all about weightloss, but it’s what inspired me to make a true change in my lifestyle. I’ll be making small updates in my monthly updates here, just to be able to go into a little bit more detail when I feel it’s needed.

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Tiffany Blue & Glitter Mani Revamp

Happy Wednesday my lovely geeks! A while ago I posted this super cute mani featuring Tiffany & Ariel’s Tale by Picture Polish. When I originally posted this, I really wanted to make a video of me doing it – however, I just never got the time to do so.

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But today, I’m bringing you guys a super special surprise!

I redid this adorable mani for you all (with slight changes to the rhinestone layout)…and I caught it on tape! 😉

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(I apologize for the kinda crappy lighting – we just recently moved and I wasn’t able to find my photo lights 😦 )

But here’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – my very first YouTube nail tutorial!!!

Products Used

  • Salon Sciences – Instant Artificials Base Coat
  • Picture Polish – Tiffany
  • Picture Polish – Ariel’s Tale
  • Silver rhinestones
  • Cosmetic wedge sponges

So – I guess now would be as good a time as any to say this, but if you liked the video please hop on over to my YouTube channel and hit subscribe. I won’t be posting videos super often just yet (mostly due to lack of proper filming equipment – this was all done on my iPhone 7 camera 😄 ) but I hope to slowly push out more over the year. At least 1 a month is my goal right now.

So what’d you think? Anything I could improve on in my videos? (I’m sure there’s a long list!) Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to know if you guys have any tips or tricks, or things you’d like me to make a video on!

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Don’t Ruin A Good Today

Long time no post huh? This past month and a half have been so utterly, ridiculously, stupidly busy and stressful. Zach and I moved as of the first of May, and here we are, the second to last week of the month. (and we are STILL trying to get a few things unpacked/put away)

So, I figured that this QOTW was as good as any – because I’ve been dwelling a lot on previous bad days. Simply because, well, I’m a dweller. I think and overthink and dwell on everything under the sun. And between work being crazy stressful to trying to make this new house we’re renting feel like a home, it’s been hard for me to find the energy to put up any content.

As a result, I’ve been more stressed because I know that I need to make a blog post (but don’t have time to). Which means on top of already feeling worn out from work and moving, I’m feeling crappy about being MIA here in blogland. This leads to stress eating, leading to weight gain (I’ve actually gained about 10 pounds in the last month and a half!), leading to mild depression over said weight gain. It’s a vicious cycle, and it’s hard to break if you’re a person that dwells on everything that went wrong the day or days before.

This post is more to me than just another blog post. It’s me getting back and my depression and stress. I may not be able to post as consistently right now as I’d like, in fact, I may only be able to get one or two posts up a week. But it’s a start in the right direction. To further this whole change I’m going to be trying to be more physically active and eat better – in fact as I’m writing this I’m sipping on a chocolate banana protein shake for breakfast instead of sugary cereal (or just coffee).

So, there will more than likely be a few changes to my posting schedule, at least for now until I get to feeling better. On the bright side, I have a surprise for you guys to come on Wednesday! I worked really hard on it and I hope you guys like it, as it’s something I’ve been wanting to branch out into for quite some time now. Make sure to come back later in the week to check it out!

In the meantime, let’s work together on not dwelling on the bad things that may have happened in the past. Spending too much time in the past takes away from all of the good things that could happen today! ❤

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60 Seconds

Good morning and again, happy Monday loves. There has been A LOT going on this past week, and I apologize for my little disappearing act. Sometimes life throws a curveball and well, you’ve just gotta catch it.

I’ve basically been so stressed out that I’ve spent all of my free time sleeping or dealing with the stress topic. And unfortunately it’s led to some stress-induced angry outbursts. Which is what brought this quote to mind.

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You can’t change the situation you’re in. But you can change your attitude about it. And trust me, it’s easy to let those tiny little minutes of anger add up to 15, then 30, and before you know it it’s been an hour and you’ve been stewing in your anger for no good reason other than the fact that it’s much easier to be mad than it is to force your mindset to change.

So, it’s my goal this week to not only get myself back on track, but to focus on changing my mindset when my emotions are threatening to get the better of me.

What’s your goal this week? What is your mantra when you get stressed or upset? Let me know in the comments below!

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