Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope you’re all having a good week so far. I wanted to share some tidbits from my life last week as well as an accompanying photo recap with selections from my Instagram feed with you. Here’s the buzz:
Looking over my Instagram feed from last week I noticed the major theme was flowers. I absolutely love to admire flowers both in the ground outside and in vases in my home. Spring is an extra special time to appreciate flowers after the long winter months, and I always look forward to the bulbs that pop up and bloom around the neighborhood each year. The amazing array of colors, shapes, and fragrances are such beautiful gifts from nature. Seeing the bright, sunny faces of daffodils swaying in the wind never fails to warm my heart. Needless to say, my dog Winnie and I have been savoring our spring morning walks together. As much as that girl loves bounding through the snow, she also enjoys sprinting across the park in the grass!
I’ve been posting up a storm here and on YouTube lately, which means lots of computer time, so I enjoy bringing the outside in with fresh flowers in both my kitchen and office. Looking over at these cheery bouquets brings me such joy. One of my fantasies is to someday have a large cutting garden for perennials where I can grow my own flowers to arrange in my home. I should work on making that happen!
In the meantime (real time) I’ve really enjoyed my renewed zeal for posting and am having so much fun working with my new posting plan. I mentioned in that post that I’ve hesitated over the past few months to share my desire for a plan with you in fear of falling short of expectations. I’ve happily come to realize that you guys are always so flexible and supportive with whatever kind of posting schedule (or anti-schedule) I choose to follow, and I am so grateful for that. I love the idea of posting seven days a week, but sadly there isn’t really enough time in the day to do so! I’m hoping to work on getting ahead with my posts and finding a nice groove with my work to be able to keep up with how much I want to share. I am sharing this with you, because I feel it’s important to let you know how jazzed I am about my content lately (and yes, I just used the word jazzed, LOL). I am continually surprised (and delighted!) by the sweet and supportive comments about how much you enjoy my content. They totally fuel the fire! Thank you!
Speaking of feeling jazzed, the Tone It Up 2015 Bikini Series launched last week and I jumped right in! One of the perks of being a Tone It Up member is receiving lifetime updates and additions to the nutrition plan. The 8 week Bikini Program is awesome! I’m not strictly following it, but have definitely incorporated some of the meal and snack ideas in with my current attempts to trim down from winter and tone up for summer. I love the new Beach Babe 3 DVD and am thoroughly enjoying adding the included workouts to my fitness rotation. Getting back into running and trying new things like spinning is also helping me stay motivated and excited.
I actually filmed a Week In My Life vlog style video sharing my Bikini Series Week #1 experience, including all of my workouts and nutrition. This ended up being a much longer video that I anticipated, but that’s because I vlogged every single day. If you’re interested in seeing everything fitness and food related from the last week, here it is:
As you can probably tell from my content lately, I’m feeling so refreshed and I think the season is playing a big part in that. I would love to hear from you if you care to share how the spring season refreshes you.
Wishing you all a sunshiney day!
* This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *