You know what’s awesome?! Actually being excited to put on a swimsuit, that’s awesome.

I’ve never been overweight, but I have been “skinny fat” and I’m telling you, that just may be worse.

I’ve been working my butt off and eating healthy for the past few weeks now

 and I am definitely seeing changes, and I am SO pumped about it.

Memorial Day was spent at my mother in laws!

We layed by the pool and soaked up the sun [and storm clouds] as long as we could.

I scored this hat at walmart and I may wear it every day from here on out…

I look awful in this picture and my hair looks orange, 

BUT I didn’t take many pictures that day so you gotta work with what ya got.

These 2 seriously kill me, my heart is so full.

and of course the typical “force your daughter to smile and cooperate” photo.

She loves being difficult.

It was really nice just to be able to be outside,

We’ve pretty much been stuck inside for weeks because the weather has been so bad.

Thank you Jesus for sunshine, even if it’s just a little!!

Hope all of you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and got to spend it with loved ones!

xoxo, Monica

Crazy, crazy weather over here lately y’all!

Our Saturday was spent curled up inside watching netflix while it stormed.

Thankfully Sunday was a little better and we were able to get out of the house!

My parents, sister and brother in law came over for the day, and it was just what we needed.

Top: ShopMCE

Shorts: Zumiez [similar]

Converse: Nordstrom

It was somewhat of a late birthday celebration for me,
they all came over and then we went to Chuys for some yummy tex mex,

afterwords we came back to our house to relax and give Charley some lovin’
Y’all she is SO in love with Jonathan, it was hilarious…

Our food digested and we were ready to get out of the house again!
So we decided to head over to the outlet mall (Thank God) to check out some sales.
My first stop was of course Nike, I scored some super cute spandex and a soft tank!
We walked around for as long as we could until it closed at 7,
by then we were all exhausted and ready to lay back down!

I definitely didnt eat the healthiest this weekend BUT I’m not going to beat myself up about it.
I’ve been working my butt off and one or two days isn’t going to ruin my progress!
Here’s a little progress photo for those of you who aren’t following my fitness pages

Feeling super proud over here!!

Happy Tuesday!!!

xoxo, Monica

So, my birthday was Saturday and I’m officially a 26 year old…

26?!?! I feel like 25 was always a fun age to tell people..but 26?? Eesh!

Here’s a sneak preview of the outfit I wore, beyond obsessed.

The day started with some beautiful flowers, the sweetest card ever, and a yummy breakfast..

All thanks to my sweet husband.

We had a relaxing afternoon and headed over to Claire and Bretts place around 6.

Claire is my go to girl for hair and make up, she always makes me look fabulous,

and she’s my best friend so it kind of works out perfectly…

So I didn’t have time to do a real outfit photo shoot…which I’m SUPER bummed about,

because this is probably one of my absolute fav outfits i’ve ever worn.

But I do have lots of pics from the evening!!!

Top: Tobi

Skirt: LuLus

Belt: Kate Spade

Necklace: LuLus [similar]

Heels: LuLus [similar]

After getting ready we headed to Celtic Gardens in midtown to start the evening!

After a few drinks and lots of fried appetizers we decided to 

head over to Petes Piano Bar downtown!

It was such an awesome night and I’m so glad I decided to do something!

I’m only going to be young and child free for so long, might as well enjoy it.

xoxo, Monica

Guess who hopped over to the blonde side?!

THIS girl!!!

It’s a HUGE change and I’m definitely still getting used to it, but I think I’m really going to like it!

I just have to give a huge shout out to my colorist, he did an AMAZING job y’all…

So the photo on the left is the one I showed him and told him I liked,

and the 2 smaller photos on the right are my before and after….

is that crazy or what?!?!

Follow him on instagram >>> @evensteven22

does that blow your mind?

My after photo looks almost identical to the photo I showed him!

It’s a huge adjustment because I feel like I can’t wear certain colors now?

Or like…I don’t like as good in them as I did with my dark hair…

Does that make sense?! Like has this happened to anyone else??

I’ll tell you one thing though I will definitely be rocking red lips more often.

For some reason blonde hair + red lips just make me feel amazing. 

But ANYWAYS…One of my best girlfriends, Skye[& hopefully soon to be sister in law] graduated!!

She had a little brunch Friday afternoon to celebrate with friends and family.

The weather has been so gross here lately so unfortunately outfit photos just aren’t happening.

But I did manage to snap a mirror selfie.

Not the best or most flattering photos 🙁 BUT the only ones I got.

Top: LuLus

Jeans: LuLus

Wedges: MIA via Ebay

Necklace: Love it Buy it

My birthday was Saturday and I had THE best day!!

Will share what I did tomorrow so make sure you come back and check it out :] 

I’m just a TAD obsessed with the outfit I wore.

Happy Monday!! I’m about to get in my 30 minute cardio work out!

xoxo, Monica

Real Talk:

I have a had a bloating problem since as long as I can remember. No matter what I ate, I would bloat and it would stay for hours. 

Didn’t matter if what I was eating was healthy or not, EVERYthing caused me to bloat. 

I was super skeptical about this 21 day fix thing…SUPER skeptical. I considered only buying the shakes, and I considered only buying the work outs…THANK GOD I ordered the challenge pack. 

I’m only on day 3 and have actually been eating more than I usually do in a day, and drinking my super shake every day…and I have not felt bloated once. My mind is blown. I had a hearty breakfast, and a good sized super shake for lunch and my stomach was still flat, and even had some definition. So I took a photo, because well… I was shocked. Every stomach photo I’ve ever taken has been in the morning before I ate, or right after a work out…

I’ve never been able to look at my stomach after a snack or meal and still see it flat, not since junior high at least! Super excited about the results I’m ALREADY seeing.

This was RIGHT after drinking my amazing super shake.

Never, ever, EVER has my stomach looked like this after consuming something.

The shake has DONE wonders for my digestion and regularity,

and the work outs…HOLY CRAP they are good!

I really can’t say enough good things…okay rant over.

Happy Hump Day!