Skip to main content

Red and Yellow Beauty

I've been meaning to get back on track fitness/health-wise for a while now. Last year for several months I did really well, but then some work travel and honeymoon/fun travel interrupted my schedule and I never really got back into it. I'm really good at coming up with excuses, but my main excuse is that I'm just lazy.

Well, this week I finally got my butt into gear. With the boy starting his internship full-time and starting work later in the morning, I asked him to go work out with me at our gym in the mornings. They always say it helps to have a workout buddy, and they're right. It's especially helpful when it's your fitness-oriented husband who likes to encourage you!

So for the last 3 days, we've dutifully crawled out of bed at 5:30am so we could head to the gym about 6. I won't say it's easy, but it is easier than when I first started this routine on my own a year and a half ago.

We also invested in a couple of Fitbit Ones to help track and I've started recording my food intake again in MyFitnessPal. The truth is I eat too much. But it's so tasty! But if I want to lose the weight I've gained back and more, I need to start eating better again. And working out will also help so I don't have to starve myself.

In that vein, when I needed to go to the post office tonight, I decided to walk (It's about 10 blocks one way). The weather is beautiful and I needed the extra exercise thanks to a "helpful" coworker and the donuts he brought in this morning. The boy went along with me and on our way back I spotted some tulips. The tulips have been just gorgeous this year - these were no exception - and I had to stop to take a picture.




If you like my photography (and many of you tell me you do), PLEASE leave comments on my pictures throughout this year. I don't know if I'll be able to continue without that encouragement. Also needed will be suggestions for photography subjects or locations. I'm always looking for ideas!

Popular posts from this blog

The invitations

Now that the wedding is over and I don't need to worry about any unexpected guests showing up, I can share the invitations I designed. I was really happy with how they turned out and got a lot of great feedback.

You might remember from our Save the Date cards that our reception was a game theme. So I designed the invitations to look like playing cards.


The main part of the invitation features the King and Queen of hearts. I found some text online that I liked and edited it a bit to fit our event. Here's what the main invitation final product looked like:

Since we also needed to include the addresses for the church, reception, and hotel, I made an Ace of hearts card, too. (Get it? 'A' for address?)

I also wanted to include a map since we'd have a lot of out of town guests. I know most people have a GPS these days, but it just seemed like a good idea. For the map, I saved a screenshot of the area in Google Maps, then traced over the lines I wanted in Photoshop Elemen…

Just need the right motivation

Look who pulled herself up to standing today! Previously she's just gone to knees. Guess she just needed the right motivation!

Android Home Screen Design

I have an Android phone. It's over 2 years old, but it still works great. If there's a good deal at Christmas, maybe I'll upgrade.

To keep things feeling fresh, I like to play around with the look of the home screens on my phone. From what I understand (I've never used one), that's not something that's possible with the iPhone. So, I thought I would share my latest endeavor.

I used a tutorial and I'll link to it at the end of the post (his screen is pretty cool, possibly cooler than mine).

So this is my main screen:

The cool part is that all you're seeing is my wallpaper (created in photoshop). I've used transparent icons such that when you click on the objects, it opens different apps. For example, if you tap the phone, it will open the phone app so you can make a call. Click on the monitor to browse the web, the envelope for voicemail, and the calculator for ... a calculator. No more boring icons.

Screen 2:

I have a number of different camera apps…