Man I had a busy weekend! I'm very tired and have to do my laundry on today but it was so worth it.

On Friday I went on a hike up Adam's Canyon with my friend Brianna. We started out planning on going to the lower falls which is a very short hike but got a little lost and ended up going to the upper falls which is a couple miles up the canyon. We got lost a little again on our way up but ended up getting there and it was so worth it. Check it out!

I tried to get some "artistic" looking pictures but there is only so much I can do with the camera on my phone :) Last time I hiked up there earlier this year we couldn't get across the river to get to the falls so we had to just turn around and go back. It was so disappointing so I'm glad I got to see it this time.

Then on Saturday I went down to Orem with my family and Whitney. We went and saw The Drowsy Chaperone at Hale Center Theater. Whit and I have seen it a total of 4 times, my parents have now seen it twice and it was the first time for my brother and his wife. I just really love that musical. I see it whenever I get the chance! The theater down there was pretty interesting. Definitely not anything like the Hale theater in West Valley but the performers were awesome. After that we went to dinner and then came home and caught up on our dvr-ed shows.

Sunday started out with church and then we went boating on Pineview. One of my absolute favorite things to do. Its just so relaxing. We were out for a couple of hours but sadly had to get off the lake and come home to run errands we had put off all weekend. I'm so excited to go again this coming weekend though. We are hopefully planning on getting out both on Saturday and Sunday. We are trying to take advantage of the warm weather while it is still here :)

That's my weekend re-cap. So much fun but I'm definitely exhausted. Can't wait til next weekend to get here! And I've gotten a little confused but I think I'm down another 2 pounds...I can't remember but I am down 10 pounds altogether. I think I've hit a plateau so I'm gonna have to start working a little harder but I'm up for the challenge. Thanks for all of your support--its really keeping me going. Love you guys!


it smells like fall

I am loving the colder weather. I love the fact that I can put lots of blankets on my bed now and not burn up while I'm sleeping. I love that I can start wearing all my cardigans again; I miss them in the summer. I love that the leaves are changing and the air is crisp. I just love that the season is changing. I love summer but its time for fall. Fall means pretty colors, pumpkins, corn mazes and hay rides, boots, layers, blankets, and Thanksgiving. (Halloween too, but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday).

I am so excited for fall clothing that I just ordered me a pair of shiny new boots! I can't wait for them to arrive!

P.S. I'm down 2 more pounds! I'm gonna need to go shopping for new fall clothes soon.


whole wheat pizza crust

We decided that we are going to have "theme dinner nights." Since I live at home and I'm not working I always try to at least start dinner every night to help my parents out because they are at work all day. But I am always talking with my mom asking what should we have for dinner and the answer is usually "I don't know..." So to fix this problem we decided to assign a different type of food for each day of the week and Friday became pizza night.

I'm trying to eat better and trying to make my mom and dad eat better as well and pizza really isn't the healthiest thing. However, we bought Rocco Dispirto's two cook books and he has a recipe for whole wheat thin rust pizza so I thought I would give that a shot. I had never made pizza dough before, I've actually never used yeast before, so I didn't really know what to expect but it was so EASY! It only had a few ingredients and with the Kitchen-aid mixer (I really want my own) it came together in no time. I didn't get a picture of the finished product but here it is after it had risen the first time. I love the fact that it was so thin and crispy and it tasted delicious and is so much healthier than regular pizza crust. You should try it!

After dinner I started my workout. I wanted to try this new one I found on Pinterest to see if I could get through it. It definitely kicked my butt but it was worth it. I finished in about half an hour and the hardest part was the run. I had to stop and power walk a couple of times because of my asthma but I didn't lose anytime coming home. I'm hoping to be sore in the morning.

So at the end of this week I have lost zero pounds. I'm a little bummed but my clothes are fitting looser and my muscles are toning up so I'm not too upset about it. I'm hoping I'm just building muscle and that's why the scale is staying the same. But I have decided to switch my "weigh ins" to Monday instead of Friday. It makes more sense to me. Wish me luck this week!


check in

Well its has been another week and I swore I was going to check in every Friday so I am determined to continue doing that. It has been three weeks and the night before every "weigh in" I seem to have anxiety dreams. So when I wake up, I am really nervous to jump on that scale haha.

So last week I lost 4 pounds which is not what I was expecting but I will definitely take it. When I began this whole process I decided that I wanted to loose about 2 pounds a week. Well week one I lost one pound, week two I lost four and week three I lost...one pound. I got on the scale this morning and I'm just glad it didn't go up. One pound is great and if I average those 6 pounds over the three weeks that is 2 pounds a week so I am right on track.

Even though I didn't lose as much as I was hoping this week, I can definitely see a difference in my muscles. I have been strength training 4 days a week and it is for sure doing something to my body. Everything is looking just a little leaner now. I'm sure other people probably wouldn't be able to see a difference yet but I sure can so that is keeping me motivated a little bit more. I'm also thinking that't the reason I didn't really hit my goal this week...I'm building more muscle.

Well I have to work tonight so I am on my way to workout now. And seriously, any kind words to keep me motivated are very much welcomed ;)

(Pictures don't hurt either lol)