August 26, 2015

What's up Wednesday {Linkup}

Morning, ladies! How are you doing today? I usually share my CURRENTLY post once a month, but last month stumbled upon this fun link up and thought I'd give it a try. Here's WHAT WAS UP in August!

What I'm excited about... you are reading the blog of a CERTIFIED BODYPUMP INSTRUCTOR, friends! Yup, I DID IT! I received my email on MONDAY that I was officially certified in BODYPUMP, WOOOHOO! I'll post more about it tomorrow but I am too stoked to keep the news to myself any longer. #soexcited #imadeithappen

What I'm eating this week... well, last week actually. Eating healthy took a back burner this month, but I've been back at it for the past few days. Salads were starting to taste a bit bland so I switched it up to tuna/avocado on cucumbers. Super easy, super healthy and super filling, which is what I call a triple win. Give it a try, y'all.

What I'm reminiscing about… our Nashville trip, last August. We had SUCH a fun trip last year on a random team and winning was just the icing on the cake. Our new team is going again in September so it's going to be a much different experience this time around. Fingers crossed we bring home the championship again.

What I'm working on... trying to find a BODYPUMP class to teach. Now that I'm CERTIFIED [eek] I can reach out to gyms to teach a class hopefully once a week. I have a few emails out and I plan to pick the brain of my GGX instructor on Friday.

What I'm loving... Le Husband's lil random gestures. He's not normally a flowers guy, he's more of a 'do small things around the house' for me kind of guy, so my Sunday surprise flowers really made me smile. Relationships have their ebbs and flows but he's always SO good to me and I'm forever grateful he's mine. #luckylady #blessedwiththebest

What we've been up to... getting back into the healthy swing of life. My lil 113 Whole30 body is no more as vacations and stressful weeks at work have taken their toll. My healthy eating pretty non-existent and I can feel it in my body and in my clothes. I'm pretty bummed out at myself, but hey, life happens and now it's time to hit it hard again.

What I'm listening to... Carrie Underwood release her new single earlier this week and I've been listening to it nonstop. It took me two listens to really get into the song, but after that it was constantly played on youtube at work. I think we all could use a 'smoke break' every now and then, right? #carrieunderwooddoesitagain #smokebreak

What I'm dreading... dealing with my passport name change. I have a fabulous international trip in the future and I need my passport to match my license, bah. BTW, married ladies, if you change your name within the first year of marriage it's free. Guess who didn't know that until too late? Yeah, this girl. I'm hoping to get everything sent in this week and crossing my fingers for zero delays. #needthatnewlastname #onlytwoyearslater

What I'm wearing... this summer I've been all about bright lips and lots of colors. I LOVE my Sugar Lip set and have been rocking the Berry shade this month. I've also been dressing up more for work than I have in the past. There have been a lot more dresses, skirts and I've been loving mixing colors. #brightlips #greenandblue


What I'm doing this weekend... eating lots of food. I'm cooking for my family [homemade pasta, meatballs, spaghetti sauce and brushetta] as a thank you for "supporting me in my video assessment" class. They were all troopers attending my class and I wanted to do something they would enjoy as a thank you. Fingers crossed it tastes as delicious as I expect.

What I'm looking forward to next month...  celebrating our TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Where did the time go?

What else is new… nothing too much. A lot of the same ol, same ol living. We have some fun things in the works [fingers crossed] but I won't be sharing those until things are more serious. I am really in shock we are done with August and that September is right around the corner. Where did the summer go?

What have you been up to this month?

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35 comments:

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Congrats girl!!! I knew you'd pass! And happy early anniversary! I agree, where did summer go? I can't believe August is already almost over.
<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

BLovedBoston said...

UGH I had no idea about the name change being free in your first year of marriage I too waited until we were married for just over a year because of a trip to Europe too LOL!! I'm so proud of you and passing the certification - you rock girl!! That new little lunch concoction looks good too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Cory (playdates and prescriptions) said...

YAY for being certified. woop woop! i've always wanted to take that class. it seems so fun/challenging!
and wahoo for your anniversary!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

congrats on the certification!! that's so awesome. i didn't bother to change my name because i looked at the whole process and lazy kicked in.

Jessica (The Newly) said...

Yay, you legit lady, you! Hoping you find some classes to teach soon! And how cute do you look dressed up for work? Love that ensemble with the sweater. So pretty!!!:) So excited to hear more about what you've got going on!!!

Brianne said...

Congrats on getting certified!! I hope you find a class to teach. If we lived closer I would totally take yours because once things settle I want to find a body pump class.

Alana Livingston said...

Congratulations on getting certified!! What an accomplishment! I think I had to pay for my passport and new drivers license within a month of getting married but my social security card was free! I feel cheated now! Haha

Ashley Greenwell said...

Get it Bodypump instructor!! I used to love that class at my old gym. It's such a great arm workout!

birdie to be said...

Congrats on your certification! I keep hearing about bodypump, but have never tried it. Not sure theres one near me.

Leslie said...

Congratulations on getting your certification and how sweet of your husband to get you flowers!

Courtney B said...

I am so, SO PROUD of you!! And so excited for you! Of course I know that you'd pass but there's no better feeling than being OFFICIAL! YAY!!
Oh sweet husbands! Flowers, small gestures around the house, it's all the best!
Two years next month, AH! Time really is flying by!!

Elle Sees said...

congrats!!! that's awesome. and thank for the tip about the name change being free--i didn't know that.

Katie Elizabeth said...

Congratulations girly!! I'm so excited and happy for you! That's awesome! And definitely did not know it was only free to change your passport after the first year - guess who also hasn't done that two years later ;)

Illegally Blonde said...

Well, I never changed mine from marriage number one, so I guess maybe with this one it will still be free? And congrats again!

Queen In Between said...

Oh my goodness that is so exciting! I really secretly wish I was a trainer of some sort. I have battled with my weight...I shouldn't say battled it has just always been something I have to be conscious of...and I feel like I could help some others overcome hurdles. Maybe when my littles are out of the house I'll pursue that. Looking forward to checking out Carrie's new song so thanks for sharing! And that wedding pic....gorgeous. I hope you have that in a big canvas!

Your Beauty Fix said...

I've been OBSESSED with Carrie Underwood's new single too! Glad to hear I'm not alone haha

Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

Nadine Lynn said...

Ahhh congrats on the body pump girl!!! That is awesome!!! Your little cucumber sandwiches look delicious and remind me that I should do something like that with chicken salad or something. Switch it up! I get stuck in lunch and snack ruts. Hope you have a great Wednesday!

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Congrats!!!! Those cucumbers look selfish with tuna, it's a makeshift cracker :) you're also looking fab in that dress and your hair is on point girly!! Xo

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

CONGRATS girl - such awesome news!!! And yay for our girl Carrie Underwood LOVE her <3

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

Go you, girl! Congrats!! Your lunch looks really good. Maybe if I slice the cucumber suppppper thin I can deal with my cucumber taste aversion? Carbs have gotta start getting cut somewhere around here!

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

Congrats on your certification! That's awesome :)
Kelsey
www.thepeacockroost.com

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Congrats on your certification!!! So exciting!
That was so sweet of your husband to get you flowers! :)
I didn't know you had to pay after a year. That's stupid!!!!

Robin said...

My husband brings me home little things all the time - usually alcoholic beverages, candy, or candles. I like flowers, but I am better with fake ones.

sayyestohappy said...

congrats on bodypump! looks like you guys are having so much fun! Love carrie underwood and her new song, she looks amazing!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Congratulations on your certification! Whoop!

Emily said...

What a sweet surprise with the flowers and congrats on get certified! Ive done body pump a few times at LA Fitness and really liked it. Hope you find a good class to reach.

Em said...

DAMN I totally just missed that one year mark by a few months...GAH. But congrats on your certification!!! That's totally awesome! You rock! :D

Jen said...

Wahoo!! Congratulations! I knew you could do it. :)

Ashley S. said...

Congrats on becoming an instructor! How exciting! Good luck finding a class to teach! Have a great week!

Ashley S. said...

Congrats on becoming an instructor! How exciting! Good luck finding a class to teach! Have a great week!

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

Yay! Congrats on becoming an instructor, I knew you would! Can't wait for tomorrows post. And I didn't know about the year thing on passports either. For some reason I thought it was whenever you changed it, darn! Speaking of which I need to renew mine...not that we ever go out of the country, but just in case, on a whim we decide to go...haha.

Angela said...

Congratulations!!! The tuna-avocado-cucumber combo looks fantastic. I'm allergic to bread (both the wheat and the yeast) so I'm always looking for lunch ideas that don't involve bread.

Ashley said...

Congratulations on the Bodypump! That is so awesome!

Rachel said...

Congrats on your big accomplishment! I wish I liked tuna--I know it would sure make for some easy, healthy meals. My husband used to eat tuna, just plain tuna, all the time for lunches at work, but I have never been able to get over the taste or smell. Happy almost 2 years to you guys!

Nikki said...

We're pushing 2 years and I have yet to change my passport either. #fail