Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Remember Me as the Time of Day

Take a look at yourself in the mirror.
Who do you see looking back?
Is it the person you want to be?
Or is there someone else you were meant to be?
The person you should’ve been, but fell short of?
Is someone telling you you can’t, or you won’t?
Because you can...
Believe that.
Love is out there.
Believe that dreams come true everyday,
Because they do.
Sometimes happiness doesn’t come from money,
Or fame, or power;
Sometimes happiness comes from good friends and family,
And from the quiet nobility of leading a good life.
Believe that dreams come true everyday,
Because they do.
So take a look at yourself in that mirror,
And remind yourself to be happy;
Because you deserve to be...
Believe that.
And believe that dreams come true everyday...
Because they do.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Today's Lunch-Time Workout

Today's weight workout at noon, lots of leg work in this one...

Natalie’s Weight Circuit 3 - 10.27.09

Circuit 1:

Medicine ball side chop x 12 each side
Leg extensions (1/2 then full) x 25
Medicine ball swing arounds x 10 each side
Hamstring curls x 25
Walking lunges down length of the gym

Circuit 2:
Push-up on weight to side plank reach up x 8 both sides
Cable Bicep 30 Curls – 10 Bottom Half, 10 Top Half, 10 Full
1-leg squat onto bench w/ other leg raised, stand w/ 1 dumbbell shoulder raise x 16 both sides
Pull-ups from ground x 15

Circuit 3:
Crunch reach-ups on BOSU x 15
Knee tucks on balance ball x 15
Push-ups on balance ball x 15
Balance ball V-ups x 15

Repeat circuits 2x = 45 minute workout

Repeat circuits 3x = 1 hour workout

If you have any questions on what any of these are, let me know...I kind of write out workouts how I will understand them! =)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Engagement Pic Sneak Peek!

My photographer posted one of our pictures on my facebook wall and it's making me want to see the rest sooooo bad!!!

GiGi's 90th Birthday Party

Ok, first of all...we did our engagement pictures today and they are going to be freaking AWESOME!!!!

Second of all...we had Jeff's grandmother's 90th birthday party this cute is this?!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Today's Workout: Weight Circuit at Noon

I've really been hitting it hard in the gym lately so I thought I would start posting some of the workouts I've been putting together. I basically type everything out before I go to the gym, print it out and tape it onto a 4x6 index card (so that it's a little more durable) and then take it with me so that if I get tired 1/2 way through the workout and forget what comes next, I have it right there with me! Nerdy I know, but you know me, I plan EVERYTHING =)

So for today's workout, I did a weight circuit with a lot of variety focusing on pretty much every muscle group. I was sweating profusely at the end so trust me, it's a good one.:

Natalie's Weight Circuit #2 - 10.20.2009
Circuit 1
Kettlebell squat swings x 15
Push-ups x 15
Pull-ups x 15
Back lunge w/ front kick x 15 each leg
Repeat x 3

Circuit 2:
5-1 Side to front raises x 5
Tricep push-ups on weights w/ row x 8
Shoulder presses w/ hand weights x 25
Bent-over rows x 25
Repeat x 3

Circuit 3:
Kettlebell triangle pose reach down w/ shoulder press (each side) x 12
Medicine ball swing around each way x 10
Bicep curls w/ cables x 25
Cable tricep pushdown (1/2 way then full) x 25
Hamstring curls x 25
Repeat x 3

Circuit 4:
Balance ball reverse crunches x 15
Push-ups on balance ball x 15
Balance ball V-ups x 15
Repeat x 3

**Repeat x 3 = 1 hour workout/Repeat x 2 = 45 minute workout

Monday, October 19, 2009

Done With Accounting!

Woo hoo, I'm officially done with my Accounting class! I literally just e-mailed my professor the answer sheet to our take-home final that is due tonight at midnight. Ugh, I'm so glad to have that over with even though I don't think I did my best =( I was out of town all weekend in Conway for a friends wedding and didn't get back home until yesterday afternoon so I definitely got a late start on it. Oh well, I guess if I get a B I'll be happy.

The wedding was fun, however the Arkansas Razorback football game and our 3 point loss was quite tragic =(
Here are pictures from when we were doing well (before the 4th quarter)!

Here are some fun pics from the weekend!

The happy bride and groom...

Jeff doing his groomsman job well...

Leave it to my fiance to steal the remotes and turn the tv's on at the reception...bad bad boy!

There was possibly a golf cart stolen for a moment or two...

Our engagement pictures are one week from today and I'm sooooo excited! I still have to pick out Jeff's outfits and figure out where I'm going to get my make-up done. Any suggestions?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Right Around the Corner

Wow, these weeks are flying by! It got super cold this weekend which makes me realize that Christmas is just around the corner. Guess what else is right around the corner? Our ENGAGEMENT PICTURES!! We take them 2 weeks from tomorrow and I'm so excited! I still have to narrow down our outfits but I'm getting very close.

We're going to have 2 outfits, one dressy, one casual. For the dressy outfit, I've narrowed it down to 2 dresses, and I'm going to have Jeff wear his Armani suit he bought in Italy this summer.

Dress choice #1:
Diane von Furstenburg

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this color. The dress looks way better on than it does in this picture. I wear it more blousy and it looks so cute. And it would go really well with my Valentino shoes that I got in Italy, which would be kind of cool if Jeff and I were both wearing Italy purchases in the dressy picture, right? =)

This picture shows the suit and the shoes I'm thinking of:

Dress choice #2:
V>Diane von Furstenburg

I love this dress too! The only reason I'm kind of leaning towards the blue one instead is because my photographer said to stay away from busy prints because they kind of take away from faces especially in black and white pictures.
So what do you guys think? Help!
For the casual outfit, I'm thinking jeans and sweaters for both of us. I found this cowl neck sweater at Nordstrom when I was in Dallas last weekend and it looks really good. I got it in a warm orange-ish color though and it looks really good with jeans.

So there you have narrowed down list of engagement picture clothing choices! Now, to figure out all the clothing choices for the wedding....oy!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Holy Catch UP!

Oh my goodness I've been a lazy blogger lately! However, every other part of my life has been extremely busy, so I guess I need to start finding some blog balance.

So to catch you up...
  • I finally got over the flu completely after about 12 days. I still have a little bit of a cough and runny nose that won't go away but I'm figuring it's just my sinuses? I couldn't work at all, and trust me, I tried one day and failed miserably. Luckily I had an hour or so a day that I felt "decent" and I made myself do homework when I did. I still fell a little behind, but not too bad.

  • We have one more class next week then a take home final the weekend after that for my Accounting class then it's O-V-E-R! I'm not a math person so I'll be mucho happy about that! Then after this next class, I will officially be 1/2 way done with my MBA!!! This is going by so fast thank goodness!

  • I have officially scheduled our engagement pictures for October 26!!

  • I've been trying super hard to get back in shape after being sick. It really did a number on my cardio workouts, I'm gasping for air after like 10 minutes. It's slowly but surely improving though, I just have to stay consistent.

  • I got a new trainer to work me out for our engagement pictures and the wedding and I LOVE HER!! She is seriously the most amazing trainer ever. She has some fantastic workouts in her head for sure...think Jillian but not mean at all! =)

  • We went to the Razorback vs. Texas A&M game last weekend in Dallas and it was sooooo much fun!! The new "Jerry World" is AWESOME! And the $12 margaritas were quite delicious =)

I think that's about it in a few bullet points. Work has been busy too but I'm having a lot of fun with it. I hope everyone is having a great week!