Friday, August 12, 2011

Still Here

I know it's been forever since I've posted, but Ben and I have been a leeetle pre-occupied. My "leeetle" I mean I feel like I haven't had time to breathe in the past month! One day a couple of weeks ago, I even had trouble staying awake on my way home from work (5:30 pm) and immediately took a 10 minute nap when I walked in the door. If you know me, that is super weird!

Since I've been gone for forever I just wanted to drop in and let you know that the blog is still here and I fully intend on catching you up on all the things happening in our lives. We shouldn't be AS pre-occupied in the next couple of weeks. Just so you get your fill of the married and the healthy of this blog I have something to share with you from each.

First the married - I found this quote the other day while browsing pinterest, my unhealthy obsession. I am absolutely in love with it! I must say that I think marriage is probably the greatest thing EVER created! I have had soo much fun over the last year with Ben. I'm not saying things have been perfect at all, because they haven't. We have had our fair share of doozies, but I have learned so much from him. Before I get too sappy, I will just share this quote and let you know that it describes so many things I have learned and am still learning.

"He's not perfect. You aren't either, & the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, & if he admits to being human & making mistakes, hold onto him & give him the most you can. He isn't going to quote poetry, he's not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don't hurt him, don't change him, & don't expect more than he can give. Don't analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, & miss him when he's not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don't exist, but there's always one guy that is perfect for you."
-Bob Marley 

Oh this just makes me smile! It describes perfectly what I feel like I have learned and am still learning in the last year with Ben. I am still learning a lot, but the one thing this quote portrays that I feel like other girls/ladies/women also struggle with is showing your true emotions in every moment. Ben is an open book and I love getting to watch his expressions in all situations. There is no need to be "mysterious." Love is just so much better when it is honest and pure.

Well that is my shpeal on that...on to the next, health --

I have led an active lifestyle since what feels like I was born. I played many many sports growing up and after graduating from high school and foregoing sports in college, I took up running. I love running, but it's just not something I can do day in and day out. It might be a possibility if I could always run outside in beautiful weather with beautiful scenery, but lets get real, I live in Texas! It's freaking hot right now!

The past couple of months I have struggled with keeping it interesting and fun at the gym and was getting sort of frustrated that my motivation was lacking. That is definitely not a problem now! Gina posted her Summer Shape Up 2011 about a month ago and although I followed it loosely, I loved it. Well, now I'm ready to see some major changes in my body and have started up again from Week 1 and am absolutely thrilled with how I feel. It is 4 weeks long and never gets boring. I am so excited for the next 3 weeks!

See you soon! Can't wait to update you on all that's going on!