We had a totally fun and ravishingly successful wedding reception. Never has homemade sangria, Chipotle and dancing been so magical. Now I know why folks celebrate 5, 10, and 15+ years of marriage with vow-renewals, yeah, it's great being married, but dang. The partying is where it's at!
And our team finished Top 15 in the Mid Atlantic - we are headed to Regionals in June!
And even more good news! We finished all of the big house renovations literally the day before this all went down, the day my brother flew in from Oregon. We have been working on our house for over a year - and it's all done! From the roof, to the bedrooms, to the carpet, to the windows, the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, and front porch. Everything has been ripped out and renovated in some form, even if it just meant a new coat of paint. I still have paint brushes in the fridge that need to be washed, but ya'll, it's behind us! We can relax again on the weekends. We haven't had a stress-free weekend in almost a YEAR. I went over 6 months without an office or a living room. You try running a business like that.
We spent an entire day laying on the couch binging on Stranger Things last week.
It was majestic. Absolutely no guilt.
I find myself just standing in the middle of the living room floor sometimes looking around - whose house am I in?
To recap: We got married and it wasn't terrible (you know how I just don't like ceremonies like that), our house is livable and open for guests, and we are going to be competing in Atlanta in June.
I mean, does it get much better than that?
You know, minus the car accident we were in while visiting my family in Portland, it's been a good few months.
I need your input though. I am thinking of setting up a raffle to help raise money to cover the costs of Regionals. $5 donation earns you an entry into a drawing for a free 2 months of nutrition coaching or a customized meal plan.
Has anyone else done any fundraising like this? Ideas, thoughts? I don't want to be super lame, but a trip like this is thousands of dollars, so any little bit helps!
What a great email I got this afternoon! 💃🏼 . Hi Courtney! I hope you are doing well. I know it's been a long time, you might not remember me. Below is the starting picture of me (my starting pic with you) when I had NO CLUE what a macro was or what it could do for my body. The other picture is one year later end of March 2017, only a 9 pound difference! I had a knee injury which really discouraged me at the end of the 2 months I had signed up for, and I felt like I got discouraged easily and slipped back into old habits but I decided to give the macro thing another try and be blatantly honest with myself (if I ate a piece of cake I logged it and got over it). Though this last year I haven't been 100% all the time about food, I have been steady about exercise, sleep, getting to the gym at least 5 days a week, and I even changed jobs because I was only getting 5 hours of sleep some nights! I want to THANK YOU for all that I learned from you. To be honest, accidentally finding your blog was a miracle. I have been so inspired by what I've learned and done for myself, because of starting with you, that I am getting a nutrition certification hopefully by the end of the summer. My advice to your clients or anyone who wants to try IIFYM is: learn as much as you can during the time that one may have with you, ask lots of questions, be honest, keep logging, and don't take that number on the scale to heart! Again I thank you for all your time. Congrats on your marriage, the OPEN, and I hope to inspire someone as you have I. -Sheila Powell _______________________________ #flexibledieting #fitness #macros #iifym #diet #nutrition #weightloss #fatloss #mealplans #healthyeating #healthyfood #health #progress #consistencyovereverything