New York City is such a beautiful city.
You turn a corner and see something new and picture worthy.
I decided to make a blog post dedicated to this beauty.
So..What are you going to be when you grow up?
Such an innocent question…that suddenly becomes very real at the end of high school.
The age-old rhetoric is spewed: that success = University.
Yes University Graduates do in the long run make more financially.
But the path to success isn’t as simple as making it to University.
So I’ve decided I wanted to step up our home design game.
As of right now, our main living room wall consists of an Ikea Bridge Picture
– Basically just to fill the space-
and some sentimental family pictures.
But I’m stepping up my game.
We all have those days when we want to say “F*** it” to the workout.
Take that one day off and just RELAX.
I mean we’ve already made so many results…we deserve it right?!
On those days, the guilt later almost seems worth the hour you get to be a couch potato!
My Must-Have Skincare Products
If I’m going anywhere I definitely need a cute bag, a go with everything necklace, and my skin care products!
I have suffered from acne ever since puberty hit. I’ve tried every different kind of skin care products.
I’ve even seeked out help from my doctor.
what I’ve found:
Some products dry out your skin, some leave it feeling like there is gunk on top of your skin.
It’s taken me 25 years and I have finally found products that I like.
I still have breakouts whether flared from stress, ‘that time of the month,’ or a few too many cheat days on the diet.
The products above help manage my skin- and make it look its best!
I was tagged a couple times on instagram to share 20 facts about me.
I thought I would also share these facts with my blog beauties as well!
My boyfriend is the one who taught me how to cook.
After he taught me…he stopped cooking…then I realized I screwed myself haha!
So as you know…I’ve been trying to take off that extra poundage I’ve found lately.
The month of August has been a success.
I’ve lost 4 pounds.
I know that doesn’t seem like a lot. But for a person with my BMI it is!
I had been unhappy with how little I’ve lost.
Until people started to ask: “have you lost weight?”
I would just brush it off…and say not really.
Come on Natasha- 4 pounds is really good!
A healthy BMI for a female of my height:
Even with the extra poundage.. I was at a healthy BMI of 23.9
With four pounds lost I am now at:
Looking for your BMI:
They say that healthy weight loss is between 1-2 pounds a week.
I did 1 pound a week.
That’s without exercise- I’ve only been watching what I’ve been eating lately.
You can check out how I eat here!
Check out the difference 4 pounds makes!
You can really notice the weight loss in my face.
But if I want my toned arms/legs/ and butt back…
I need to get my butt in gear- and exercise!
I need to listen to my own advice and MAKE THE TIME!
So Let’s check in at the end of September and let’s see where I am there!
How is your fitness journey going?!
I would love to hear! 🙂
I came home today and came across this title for a blog article across my news feed.
Intrigued I took a read. It speaks about marriage and divorce. How the statement, “sometimes people change,” is not a legitimate reason for ending a marriage. Let’s face it, you gave up. People are always changing, you didn’t choose to marry that person only for who they were that one day you married them. You choose to marry them and be united to them for the rest of your life and whoever they will be during that journey.
I think people have forgotten that marriage is about choosing a LIFE PARTNER. My grandmother, who was married to my grandfather since she was 19 to the day he passed, once told me: “love isn’t enough.” That’s because it’s much harder than that. It’s about always trying, always putting the relationship first. Your partner is always changing, so you should always be trying to learn more about your partner and how they’ve changed- never get complacent. Sure you may know her “chapter 1” so well that you could tell it to her, but there are always new pages being written.
Marriage is just as much about the structure: sacrifice, compromise, struggle, and support as it is about the mushy-romantic centre: joy and love.
You can read Mark Walsh’s post below:
Ps. Here is a quote I loved from the blog:
“sometimes i can read her like a book, but sometimes she wears an expression I’ve never seen. Sometimes she smiles like the world is telling a joke that only she understands”
Like the “Matt Walsh Blogger” I may not be speaking from a point of experience like 30-40 years of marriage. But I have chosen my life partner, and we’ve been together for close to seven years and living together for over 5. We’ve made it through doing it long distance, through money struggles, through moving twice including to a new city, and what I’m most proud of is the “growing pains” of becoming adults as me and my man surprisingly met when I was 19. What comforts me is I know that we can change drastically as people and still hold onto each other through it all.