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Hey, look! I’m trying out this link-up thing! I’ll have a button next week (I think) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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My Fitness & Weight Loss Story

Good morning! Since I’m off building lofts for students and making sure the football players bring the pieces to the correct rooms (you’d be surprised …), I figured I’d leave you with a video I made on my weight loss story. Disclaimer: It’s LONG. You know how I like to ramble. ๐Ÿ™‚ But if you’ve ever been interested in the whole story of how I lost (and gained) 40 lbs, here you go!

P.S. I’m going to try REALLY hard to get the new link-up up tomorrow that Kelly sparked in my brain – a screenshot linkup! So if you’re interested in linking up, I’ll at least have that part up tomorrow. My goal is to make a button you can use as well, but I just don’t know that I’ll have that ready by tomorrow. It’ll be a work in progress right?

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Weekend Recap: Coffee, Work, More Coffee

Good morning! I hope you’re having a better Monday than me – I have walked around half the day with my bright pink underwear shining straight through my dress! Snapchat heard all about it – ohhhhh, Monday.

This weekend went by slowly, yet quickly. Slowly meaning, I felt like I had to wait HOURS in between meals (I was hungry all weekend) but quickly because now I’m in the most dreaded week of the year for me in my job. BOO. So let’s go back to the weekend, shall we?

Friday was my last half day of the summer, so I took full advantage. I ran a ton of errands, made myself lunch and filmed a video (which I later re-filmed …)

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Saturday I spent the morning cleaning up a bit, having some coffee and watching some YouTube videos. My sister was at work, so I had the morning in the apartment to myself. Around 1 I headed to Starbucks to get some work done for my social media clients.

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3.5 hours later …

It took forever – this newย freelanceย job is turning out to be a beast! I’m hoping that once I really get to know the clients, it won’t take as long. Plus the afternoon FLEW by and I even forgot to eat (that never happens) because I was having so much fun researching clients and getting them all set up.

I was supposed to study for NASM, but my brain was shot and I had a killer headache. I was also extremely dizzy all night (and all day Sunday) so that didn’t help either. I ran to the grocery store to pick up something I needed for dinner and then headed back home.

Sunday I got up and relaxed with a little bit of coffee.

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I didn’t do too much on Sunday. I was still feeling super dizzy, so I watched a ton of YouTube videos, did some cleaning and went grocery shopping.ย Oh, and meal prep.

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Oh, and why yes. I am wearing the same shirt all weekend. No judging.

You’ll also (maybe) notice I had make-up on – that’s because I decided to re-film my YouTube video that I’m going to try to edit today. And then I spent the evening trying to hype myself up about this week at work … by looking at pictures of myself in Hawaii. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I don’t know why I dread this week every year, but I do. Maybe because it’s a project I shouldn’t be doing (welcome to the work world, Jessie). Maybe it’s because it takes time and effort away from my normal events. Maybe it’s because volunteer management is difficult. Maybe it’s because I don’t get paid enough to do all this extra crap. Who knows? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyways, it’ll be done at 1 p.m. on Thursday. One. P. M. THURSDAY – please be here now. And I took the whole day off on Friday … I’m so excited.

This morning I worked out (shocker) and lost a little bit of weight for my check-in, so I’m feeling great. Although I did spend a little too much time critiquing the way my legs look this morning. Ohhhhh, Jessie.

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And then I got all dressed up in my pretty pink dress because I have to wear a stupid volunteer t-shirt all week, but then a lady at the store told me she could see right through it. Sooooo, that’s my Monday. ๐Ÿ˜‰

How was your weekend?

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A (not really) explanation

Hey, hey! It’s been awhile. As you may have noticed, my posts have fell off … as have my YouTube videos. In fact, really the only thing I’ve been keeping up with is my Instagram and Snapchat. And it’s not because I’m too busy (at least, not this week).

Have you ever just felt off? I cannot pull myself out of this funk. I go in them from time-to-time and I always struggle coming out of them. I filmed a YouTube video three times and deleted all three of them because I’m just “not there”. I’m bummed about a few situations in my life and people’s lives I care about. I’ve been having nightmares because I’m stressed so I haven’t been sleeping. I’m sick of never having any time to myself. I’m tired of getting home from working and try to start on my third job, but I can’t put my mind in it because I’m thinking about someone that’s treating me poorly. Or thinking about how messy my apartment is even though I clean it by myself every single day.

I’m also irritated with how much of a victim I’m sounding like up there ^^ and I’m over that as well.

So with that said, here are a few favorites this week in hopes to listen to my own advice and think positively when I’m feeling down.

First, amazing friends. Seriously. I basically will ignore everyone when I’m having a rough time and thankfully I have a few friends that pick up on that. Brooke makes me talk at work. Amy and Lindsay attack me on the regular via text, email and Snapchat. Kim is just always there for me. Julie texts me through how I’m feeling. <— I miss this one.

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Second, dressing up. Always makes me feel better.

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Third, that my favorite YouTube couple is back together.ย But it’s my favorite because I just love love. I mean, I can’t find it, so I hope other people do.

Sometimes I’m a little too interested in other people’s lives (that’s a story for another day), but I absolutely LOVE Christian and Nikki – separately – but together? Adore. And they did vlogs in Hawaii that I watched last night. Just the way he looks at her. And how happy she is. Makes me hopeful that maybe someday someone will look like that at me. (And also look like Christian Guzman. And also I’ll have Nikki’s butt. And also I’ll be in Maui.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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And finally, working out. This morning I did a HARD lower body workout + 20-minutes SS cardio on the stair master. I came out looking like a drowned rat, but I felt SO much better. So I went home and apologized to the cats for being so mean to them this morning. (In my defense, they start scratching at my door at 4:30 a.m. to eat and it drives me CRAZY.)

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Now on to the rest of the time! Time to look at life with a different perspective, remember I’m still SO damn lucky.

And maybe also take a nap.

What are you doing this weekend?
What are some of your favorites?

Screenshots #2

Good morning, friends! Apparently the screenshots post I did a couple of weeks ago needs to be done more often because my phone is full of them again. In fact, one of my favorite bloggers Kelly suggested doing a link-up, so I think I might try to put one together starting next week. Would any of you be interested in linking up with me??

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Sorry for the super unedited posts, but I’m trying to speedily get this up today. Starting a link-up next week if I can figure it out! ๐Ÿ˜‰

How’s your Wednesday going?

Weekend Recap: Girl Boss

And just like that, it’s Monday again! This week isn’t as nutso for me like last week was, but basically next week begins GOGOGOGOGOGO until … well, December if I’m honest. LEGGO!

So, instead of worrying about that (trust me, I do enough worrying when I’m trying to sleep at night) let’s discuss the weekend instead. I hope you had a wonderful one! Linking up with Katie.

Friday was a half-day, thankfully. I was so ready for a nap by the time noon hit, I could barely keep my eyes open enough to drive home.

Let me say, Thursday/Friday/Saturday were difficult on my diet and I totally fell off counting macros (aka went a little wild with the food) because I wasn’t prepared. This is something I definitely need to work on since basically September-December is full of travel and events for me, so unless I want to gain 15 lbs, I need to get that under control. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyhoo, I went home, ate some lunch and took a nap. My nap was amazing, but I honestly could’ve slept for hours. I ended up running to the grocery store to pick up some sushi for dinner and sat in traffic for 25-minutes for what usually is a 5-minute drive. Woohoo Packer traffic.

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The rest of the night was spent getting caught up on YouTube and going to bed at 11. #PartyAnimal

Saturday I slept in until about 8:30 and then spent the day catching up on more YouTube, watching one of the ladies on Periscope for her bikini show and starting to work on my client work for my new job. They’ve already assigned me two clients and I spent the afternoon getting myself set up for that and researching them a bit. AND to be honest, I spent most of the day (and Sunday) doubting myself and if I could do this. I might write a whole post about this, so I’ll set that aside for now.

Then guess what I did? Took a nap. I’m becoming quite the napper. I told my sister either 1) my thyroid levels are high again, 2) I’m pregnant (HAHAHAH I’M NOT BUT I’M A HYPOCHONDRIAC) or 3) my body is on the road to shut-down mode. I’m going with #3, so I’m letting myself have all the naps.

After my nap, I convinced my sister to go to Chili’s (because my bad diet could not be stopped) and then the rest of the night was spent … well, watching YouTube and procrastinating actual work. What did you expect? BUT Amanda Bucci (the girl I was watching on Periscope) ended up winning second in her bikini show, so that was pretty fun to watch. ๐Ÿ™‚

Got 2nd in my class tonight!!! So definitely super happy to bring home some hardware and have something to improve upon for the next show in 3 weeks: @musclecontest Pacific USAs in San Diego! BUT the real trophy was eating about a lb worth of slutty brownies at @mybsweet desserts tonight with @kylerjackson_dedfit @thereallywhiteblackguy along with @ehfitness21 @carynnicole @kingaustinray and @staceysmyth for moral support ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ (check my snap for the rest of the post show eats ๐Ÿ‘ปamandabuccifit) and the show day VLOG will be up on Tuesday! For now, I have to shower while I keel over and remember what it’s like to be reeeealllly full. With good food and a full heart with all of the love I felt today ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ GOOD NIGHT WORLD #fooddrunk #ideserveit #actuallygonnadiesofull #postshoweats #MyBSweet #AlsoHadBurgers #AndFries #AndPizza #HungryForThatOverall #3weeksOut

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I think it’s funny that I ate that stupid chocolate thing and then went home and watched a bikini competition ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sunday I woke up in a grumpy mood. I’m gonna go with not working out, not getting out of the house, not having any alone time and (like I talked about above) a lot of self doubt.

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I spent the morning doing chores around the apartment, starting to write the social media posts for my job and then heading to Starbucks at about 1:30 just to get out. I finished up my social posts and sent them to my supervisor before I could re-read them for the 15,000,000th time.

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Also, my YouTube channel hit 100 subscribers and I’m like … WHAT.

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The rest of the night I spent studying NASM, meal prepping, chatting with friends and hanging out on the couch.

This morning was another early morning workout …

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I did upper body + cardio and then went home to eat breakfast and make myself coffee. Is it weird that I actually ate my lunch as my breakfast today? I just couldn’t force myself to eat eggs today, so I had rice and fish. Ha!

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This week is what I’m calling the “calm before the storm” … so, pretty much the last week that I don’t have an event until December. Seriously. So, I have a dermatologist appointment today and work tomorrow night, but otherwise that’s it. Besides studying for NASM and doing posts for my new social media stuff. I’m hoping to take on a few new clients too for flexible dieting coaching, so let me know if it’s something you’re interested in talking about! ๐Ÿ™‚

What did you do this weekend?

Whoops, where did I go?!

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This week, you guys. I didn’t do any posts ahead of time and then this week hit and … the blog fell to the wayside. Whoops! So I’ll catch you up.

Monday I wrote about my weekend, but the rest of the day was just work, work and more work.

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I ended up filling in for someone at the gym from 7-8 p.m., and then hung out and talked to my friends for a bit.

Tuesday was a pretty fun day. I woke up and went to the doctor. She basically told me my wrist is just sprained and still trying to get over the injury and I need to be careful. Then I went into work and we left for our all-day outing watching a baseball game. I mean, I didn’tย watch it, but it was still fun talking to co-workers outside of work!Catch up

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One problem, though … it was BOILING hot outside and I forgot sunscreen so …

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Trust me, it looked worse in person.

That night I met up with one of my favorite people in the whole world for margaritas, tacos and girl time! Three hours of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Love that girl!

Wednesday was a crazy day, so I don’t really have any photos. Basically, I woke up, was trained on my new social media job, went to my full-time job, went to my part-time job and went home and made waffles.

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Yesterday (Thursday) was an event day. Started at 5 a.m. with a workout!

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Then I went and got ready for a longggggggg event day!

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Gotta look the part, right?

After working until 2, my colleague and I headed up to Menominee, Mich. for my first event saying farewell to the college’s president.

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We left the event around 8 p.m., drove home for an hour and then I passed out.

Up and at ’em again this morning at 5 for my workout. Lotsa squats.

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Went home, got ready for work and now I’m here until noon (only about two more hours). Thank GOD for half days in the summer!

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I have to start doing stuff for my new part-time social media job this weekend, but today I intend on going home and taking a quick nap if possible. My events are exhausting for some reason! Thankfully next week is the “calm before the storm” – aka my events go into HIGH FORCE starting the week of the 22nd. Next week I just have normal work, one day at the gym job and starting the social media position.

How has your week been?
Any plans for the weekend or are you napping the whole time like me?

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Weekend Recap: Naps on Naps on Naps

How did Monday get here so quickly when all I did this weekend was sleep?

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Friday was a half day (woo) so I ran out of the office right at noon … right to my bed.

I took a quick nap and then spent the evening watching YouTube videos and reading/finishing the new HP book. Have any of you read it? I have mixed feelings on it.

Saturday I slept in until around 9 and then spent the morning being lazy after a quick grocery trip to Target. Andddd … then I took a nap. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh and this happened. I don’t wanna talk about it.

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My sister convinced me to get off the couch and walk through TJ Maxx which, of course, was a mistake because I fell in love with a $140 purse.

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Don’t worry, I reminded myself that I’m poor and didn’t buy it, but I won’t complain if someone buys it and sends it to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

After that, I made some protein ice cream (with xanthum gum – game changer!!) and that was my night.

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Sunday I slept in a bit (well, I was awake at 8 a.m., but I stayed in my bed until 10) before heading to …

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I didn’t do crap all day besides run quickly to Festival (a grocery store) to get protein bars and Halo Top. So, then I took a nap.

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The Packer game was canceled, which was totally NOT cool, so I spent the night watching the Olympics and eating more protein ice cream. I think I’m getting sick of it. ๐Ÿ™

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Yes, that’s two pizelle cookies, two oreos and .25 of a serving (lol) of reeese’s puffs. Wooooooo.

And then I went to bed and barely slept because I slept all weekend.

This morning I went to the gym and finally called my doctor about my wrist. I’m sure it’s just strained again, but I’m so frustrated!!

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That was my weekend! Work is starting to go crazy plus I start my new social media freelance thing on Wednesday, so I’m hoping this wrist thing heals. Here’s my schedule this week, just because I want ya’ll to see how effing crazy I am.

Monday: FT + PT job
Tuesday: Dr appt + FT job (though it’s our “retreat” and we’re going to a baseball game) + dinner with my friend, Kim
Wednesday: Freelance job training + FT job + PT job
Thursday: FT job + FT job event at night
Friday: FT job (half day!!)
Sleep all weekend

Now I’m sure you understand all the naps. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Linking up with Katie!

How was your weekend?

Friday: Things I’m Loving

Happy Friday! I’m falling asleep this morning, so I’m ready for noon. Thank God for four more 1/2 day Fridays this summer! <– That’s definitely one of my favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • My new workout/IIFYM program

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I’m just one of those girls that needs to follow a program, otherwise I wander around the gym messing around on different equipment or playing on Snapchat. Or it’s a lot easier to talk myself out of going to the gym. My 5:30 a.m. workouts have been amazing – I get up at 5 (before my body understands what’s happening) and get to the gym by 5:30. Most of my workouts have taken about an hour or a little less and then I drive home to get ready. I have to get up a bit earlier and it adds in some driving, but right now I’m loving it because I can make myself a hearty breakfast and relax a little before work. I don’t feel so hurried!

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Okay, normally my favorite day of the week is Saturday, but this past Wednesday was amazing. I had a rest day (hence the only picture I have this week without giant dark bags under my eyes) plus I went into work a little late. I found out about a freelance-type position (which I’ve officially secured, WOOHOO!), the workday was pretty productive and it was the *least* difficult day of my new “diet”. After work I had an amazing call with life coach and had a fun call with my friend Megan – just a really good day in general! Favorite!

  • “Rise” by Katy Perry

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I know, I know. I’ve put this picture up probably 13 times this week already on here and my Snapchat, but it’s SO good. Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a huge fan of Katy Perry, but I love the meaning behind this song and just the way it makes me feel. Ya’ll know I love my music.

  • Being single & being okay

(Shameless video plug ^^) Okay, okay, okay. I know I make fun of this all the timeย and I’ll be the first to admit that I’d absolutely love to be in love. BUT. Butbutbutbutbut. Right now I’m liking being single because I’m able to focus on me and MY goals, which I’m currently crushing I might add. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m doing my fitness program with Lynette, life coaching with Amy (which has been SO beneficial and I’ve only had four sessions!) and started my own flexible dieting coaching business (p.s. email me if you want to hear more)! I just took on another job … yes, that means I now have a full-time job, a part-time job, a freelance job, a blog, a YouTube channel, studying for my NASM certificationย and my own business – HEYO! I’m determined to start working toward my dream of working for myself and it’s nice not having to put work into a relationship, too. Now, with that said, I’m still open(ish) to meeting someone and I’m still talking to some cool peeps that’d I’d love to have around more frequently, but right now I’m my main focus. I’m dating me!ย 

  • Javon’s Channel

Javon isย SUPER positive. If you’re into YouTube channels / fitness channels, he’s a good one. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s been a wonderful week, so I feel like I could add 9,000 more favorites, but I’m going to stop for now. An UNfavorite is that I forgot my food this morning and I now have three hours to trick myself into not being hungry. Ohhhhh, lawd. Linking up with Heather!

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What are some of your favorites this week?

Thinking Out Loud: A Post Full Of Screenshots

“Hi, my name is Jessie and 98% of my phone’s storage is screenshots.”

If you haven’t noticed, my Instagram (are you following me on there yet?) ย is about equally quotesย and selfies. Half the timeย when I’m messing aroundย on Instagram, I’m screenshotting things and forgetting to double-tap (whoopsie). Not even a month agoย I wrote a post with some of my recent screenshots I had hanging out on my phone and I’ve already got another post for you! At least I can delete them once I put them up here? Maybe? Either way, here’s a photo dump – I hope some of these make you smile! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Song on Repeat:

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Told ya I had a lot.

Linking up with Amanda!

What’s your favorite thing to screenshot?
Who is your favorite person (or dog, let’s be real) to follow on Instagram?