Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ab Routine!

hello! :)

beginning a fitness routine can be somewhat easy and simple. at least for me it typically is. I find the hard part to be STICKING to the routine. 

when we enjoy doing something and have fun with it, we will automatically have a desire and an excitement to continue. 

as simple as this concept is, it is so true and helps when it comes to staying committed to a routine. so, I wanted to write a post solely directed toward working those abs. :) personally, when it comes to working out, I have a few guidelines.

1: I.hate.running. I say this with a lot of regret actually because deep down I would LOVE to become a lover of running; however, I have tried and ultimately fail. it is just not my thing, at all. who knows, maybe someday with a lot of dedication it will begin to feel more enjoyable.

2: I love working out. as of now, I am not much of a gym person. home workout routines are definitely right up my alley. I love the idea of working out so so much simply because it makes you feel so much better and much more healthy! (which yes, running does as well but exercising comes much more naturally.) :)

3: out of all the exercise plans...the abs is one of my favorite places to work on the body. it is one of the places where I can truly feel the effort I put into it which makes it a more fulfilling workout overall.

get up.get work.

here is my favorite routine to work the abs!  

Sunday, January 5, 2014

2014 // Special Moments Jar

2013 was a year of growth and a time to learn more about who I used to be, who I am, and who I hope to be. it was definitely a year full of reflection. reflection in terms of relationships, family, friendships, education, and what the future holds. I began to dig deeper and deeper into my faith. it was the start of my second school year at the university I transferred to back in 2012. I began the physical therapist assistant program and learned the true value of education and the purpose of why I am studying physical therapy. I went on a mission trip with a team of 22 to Guatemala and had such a fulfilling, heartwarming experience with the team as well as the sweet people we met along the journey.

I believe 2014 will be the year of change, faith, and love. the year of moving on from the past and creating a better, brighter future. :) I am beyond excited to see what is in store! I have so many exciting plans for this year and high hopes for love. ❤ 

this year I decided to document special moments of each day. I found this idea on pinterest and absolutely loved the idea of it! my grandma collects mason jars so I am using one of hers to store the post-it notes in. fill the jar with special memories, lol moments, accomplished goals, and daily blessings to keep track of how special your year is. :) 


hailey mae

p.s. we entered a winter wonderland here in Indiana today! even though I am much more of a sunny 75 degree weather kinda girl, I do love a beautiful snow scene outside my window. the snow count is up to 10 inches as of now, and is to continue falling down for another 5-6 hours. looks like we will be snowed in for a while!