Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pinterest to the rescue!

I need help from you lovely people...

Can someone tell me why I haven't been hungry for 3 days now??

And when I do eat, I feel wicked sick.

This is bad news for a girl who loves food. (Or is it actually good news? Hmmm...)

Maybe I'm stressed, or anxious, or just plan tired of "college" food.

Sooo.... drumroll please.... I decided to look on Pinterest for some yummy recipes!

Here are the ones that peaked my interest... (Has anyone tried them?)



Saturday, February 23, 2013


Has anyone seen this TV show???

I just started watching it on Netflix. All my coworkers (well, the girls that is...) absolutely love it.

I'm talking bawling like a baby during break because of this show. So...

What do you guys think? Have you ever seen it?? 

Leave a comment and let me know, because I'm going to be busy for the rest of the weekend watching Parenthood reruns (I have a stack of tissues ready juuuust in case). :)


Friday, February 22, 2013

high five for friday

1) I am currently baking the best banana bread everrrr. Move over, Betty Crocker. :)

2) When my sister came to visit last week with her boyfriend, they both left and forgot the brand new container of Folger's coffee that they bought. Good morning to me!

3) All three of my housemates have been sick with the flu for the last two weeks and I am still going strong! (knock on wood) Ain't nobody got time fo' dat. Especially this girl!!

4) I bought a sports bra and a pair of workout shorts at Walmart tonight for $5 each!

5)  I applied to graduate from Liberty University!! May 11th is going to be such a memorable day. :)



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Oh, how Pinteresting!

I just discovered the BEST, BEST, BEST link party everrrrrr.

A whole day devoted to Pinterest?!
Here we goooo!


Source: via Megan on Pinterest


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Time to be honest...

I'm slipping, guys.
I've only been to the gym 2 times (maybeeeee 3 times, but I think that's wishful thinking) in the last week and a half.
I can not fall back into being unhealthy.
I won't do it.

Trips up to visit by sister in PA and Valentine's Day candy (darn you, chocolate) have been two of the main causes I think.
But, now that the holidays are over and I have no more money for gas, I am stuck here in VA for a while.
Which means, I am less than 5 minutes from the gym again!

No excuses.

Goals for this week:
1) Drink only water.
2) Work out at least 4 times this week.
3) Not eat anything chocolate related.

Here's a little motivation for you lovely people today... let me know what your workout consists of today!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Whether you are single, in a relationship, married, divorced, or secretly crushing on someone, I hope today was FABULOUS for you!

And remember.. even if you feel that no one on this earth loves you, God loves you sooo much. For reals.


Obviously MARvelous    Happy Go Lucky

Monday, February 11, 2013

a little motivation

I don't know about you all... but I need some motivation.

And I need it BAD

So where do I turn for some? Pinterest, of course!

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 My goal for today:

Work out HARD.

What is your goal??

Monday, February 4, 2013

Confession time...

This weekend = bad.

Well, actually it was great.

Girls night, date with the housemates, Super bowl goodies...

But oh-so-bad for my "get healthy 2013" lifestyle that I have been working on.

Do you know how many calories were included in those three events alone???

Neither do I...but I do know that it was probably atleast double what I have been eating.

Not. even. exaggerating.

I'm trying really hard not to beat myself up over it.

(Oh, and did I mention that I went to the gym a grand total of 0 times this weekend?)

Everyone has slip-ups and eats that one extra piece of pizza right?

It's all about holding fast to the goal.

And the goal for this girl can only be acheived by...

visits to the gym...

healthy eating...

and lots and lots of water.

So here we go!

Who else has to hit it hard after this weekend?! What are your plans to get back on track?


Sunday, February 3, 2013

They love me! They really, really love me!

A couple days ago, I realized that I had a comment on one of my blog posts. I was so excited!! Someone actually reads my blog? This is huge news, people!

And this comment from Charlie at Lipstick & Lemon Drops informed me that I had be nominated for the.... (drum roll please!!)....

Awww, shucks. Thanks, Charlie!! I truly feel honored. (And pumped that people actually read this - YES!)

But wait. What exactly is the Liebster Award, you may ask?

"Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, sweetest and beloved. The award is given to up and coming bloggers with 200 followers or less as a way to recognize and promote their blog."

Whoever invented this Liebster Award idea is a genious. Just sayin'. 

And just with anything good and fun in life, here comes the rules...

1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Ask 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose up to 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate.
5. Go to each blogger’s page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

Easy enough! Okay, go take a bathroom break, grab a cup of coffee and get ready to learn a little bit about yours truely...

11 facts about Victoria
  1. I am 100% a Northern girl.
  2. I love chilly weather. Bring on the scarves and hot drinks!
  3. I am graduating in May 2013 (less than 100 days! but who's counting?) from Liberty University.
  4. I don't know how to swim.
  5. Or ride a bike. (don't judge.)
  6. I love movies!! Comedies and girly movies are my fave.
  7. I am a Christian.
  8. I really do enjoy reading, but not if it involves textbooks or any school-related reading.
  9. I took figure skating lessons in Canada for 2 years when I was a little girl.
  10. Coffee, coffee, coffee. Morning, noon, or night.
  11. Even though I will soon be graduating from college, I really, really want to be a wife and mom. 

11 Questions that Charlie asked me

  1. How did you come up with the name of your blog?

    I had seen it on a website (probably Pinterest or Tumblr) and fell in love with it! Eating clean and training dirty is truely the best way to lose weight. Screw all those fad diets.
  2. How much time do you dedicate to your blog per week?

    Honestly, it all depends. I aim to update it at least once a week with a weigh-in, but I usually end up writing a blog post about two or three times each week.

  3. What is your favorite color and thing that you own of that color?

    I love the color blue! All shades are gorgeous. And my favorite thing that is blue? This baby...

  4. Do you perfer high heels, flats, or shoes you exercise in? Flats... no competition.
  5. What did you eat for dinner last night?

    My housemate made Chicken Enchiladas and they were delish!
  6. Who are your three best friends?

    Ugh, I hate this question because I feel like I always have to leave someone out. I have so many fabulous friends, but if I had to narrow it down to only three, I would go with Jessica (my sister), Emily (my old roommate) and Brielle (my current roommate).
  7. What brand of shampoo and conditioner do you use?

    (Disclaimer: I am a broke college student) Suave.
  8. Did you go to prom and if so, what did you wear?

    Sadly, I did not go to prom. I was homeschooled. :(
  9. Who is your style icon?

    Hmm, I don't really have one. Can a store count as a style icon? If it can, then it would definitely be Maurice's. Everything they have is so cute!
  10. If you were at Starbucks, what would you order?

    A grande peppermint mocha!
  11. Where is your number one pick of vacation (if money was not a factor)?

    Paris! The day that I get to see the Eiffel Tower will be one of the most exciting days of my life!!

11 blogs that I am nominating:
(I'm not positive that the following blogs have less than 200 followers, but if I'm wrong, please don't be offended!)

11 questions for these bloggers to answer:

  1. What inspired you to start a blog?
  2. What is your favorite food/drink?
  3. If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it?
  4. Who is your celebrity crush?
  5. Beach or mountains?
  6. Which clothing store do you shop at the most?
  7. What is your favorite blog?
  8. Who do you go to when you need advice?
  9. What is your favorite holiday?
  10. Do you have a bucket list, and if you do, what is the biggest goal on it?
  11. Coffee or tea?
Thanks again for the nomination, Charlie! Remember to check out Lipstick & Lemon Drops and show her some love!!


Friday, February 1, 2013

high five for friday!

(But really...)

This means it is time forrrr......


1) Last Friday, I went to the Sears in town because they are closing and having huge sales - my favorite. :) And I picked up this cute bedding for only $24!

2) Smoothie King is my new favorite quick meal. I've had it twice this week and it is so yummy! The first time I got Pineapple Pleasure (I think that is what it's called?) and today I got a Chocolate Lean 1.

3) And the countdown has finally begun until I get to visit with my sister!!! I'm going to pick her up this coming Thursday. Anyone out there who thinks you have the best sister - you don't. (Sorry, not sorry.)

4) Okay, I don't really know if this counts as a h54f or not since I haven't done it yet, but have all you bloggers seen this??? Hair removal with a sugar mix! I found it on Pinterest (the place where all good crafts come from) and I am really wanting to try it. 

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5) Lastly, I gave in to temptation and weighed myself on Thursday instead of waiting until Sunday and guess what?! Down two more pounds! 

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