Catching Up

Monday, June 18, 2012

It's always awkward beginning a post like this.
I've been an absentee blogger for a few weeks.
You may have forgotten me. I may have forgotten you (never).
Where do we begin? What do we say?
Oh, the pressure.

 My personal life has needed my entire focus of late.
And though I hope to continue blogging {because I genuinely love it}, it has had to take a backseat to my real life.
So just fyi - things may continue to be spotty around here for a bit.
Thanks for understanding.

Moving on...

I've had a few revelations these past 2 months that bear sharing.

1. I missed you blog friends! (A given, duh)

2. I just started watching How I Met Your Mother.

Seriously, how is it possible for my head to have been in the sand this long?
A friend made me watch the first season on dvd and now I'm about to start the 4th.

I've been calculating the year he MUST meet his future wife in order to have those kids.
They're at least 15-17, right?
Anyone else have a theory?

3. Try this: 1 tsp baking soda + your favorite face wash = best face scrub ever.

The baking soda granules are very fine which I really like, but also super effective, especially on sweaty, sunscreen-filled summer days.

I know I've told you about other scrubs before (sugar, honey, etc.) but I think this is the easiest for weekly exfoliation. I keep a little container of baking soda right by my face wash now and use it twice a week.

A pump of Cetaphil (my fav) + a tsp (approx) of baking soda. Lather and Rinse.
This is also great for those of you with sensitive skin (hello me).

4. Tone It Up Bikini Series

Source: via Meghan on Pinterest

Did I tell you guys I signed up for this? 
I can't remember. 
Anyway, 8 weeks ago I signed up for Karena & Katrina's 2nd Annual Bikini Series.
Drumroll, please...

I ended up losing about 13lbs.
I honestly didn't think I could do it but am pretty proud that I stuck w it to the end.
Best part?
I feel great and learned so much about proper nutrition and exercise.
And it actually makes sense!
I'm NOT after the perfect body or diet...those things are like unicorns or sasquatch. 
But I do want to continue to take care of my body and train it well. 


Happy Monday, friends!


  1. Woohoo, 13 pounds! That is crazy awesome! You've been missed around here. I hope things are okay and settling down for you a bit.

  2. Blogging is had to do when real life is calling. Sounded like your time away from blogging was needed. Cheers on the 13 pounds!

  3. Faith's back! Faith's back! Woo hoo!

    Blogging is such a time suck sometimes. I think I'm going to take most of this week off. We'll see. Sometimes just telling myself I'm going to take a break does the trick.

    I love How I Met Your Mother. As does the husband. It's all he ever watches. Seriously. It is always on our tv.

  4. THIRTEEN POUNDS?! WOW!!! Congrats! It is great to see that you blogged!! I look forward to your posts - even if they are few and far between. :-)

  5. Yay Faith! I missed you! Congrats on the 13 SHOULD be proud of yourself. :)


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