Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things

You know how some things just make you really happy?

I have LOTS of those things. But these are some of my favorites:

This video about the minions in Despicable Me 2. And that movie in general.

Coconut. And all tropical deliciousness. This blog post is about different ways to add coconut to your diet. Yum.

These recreations of childhood photos. Hilarious. Genius. I think I want to do this picture:

The house we've built. It's almost done and we'll hopefully be in it next week!

(ps that picture is from like a week ago, even more progress has been made since then)

Beaches. The sand, the sun, the ocean... does it get much better?? I can't wait till our California trip in a few weeks, so until then, I'll have to rely on memories of Fiji.......

Monday, July 1, 2013


So for the last month I’ve been studying for my big certification test – the ACSM Health Fitness Specialist certification, to be exact. I didn’t really have a whole lot of information on what to expect from the test, so I was really nervous. I passed up on a LOT of fun things – The Husband went on many trips and played many times without me. It was hard for me, to stay home and study for something I didn’t even think I would pass.

See, I was planning on taking this test in August, and that was stressful enough. But less than a month ago, I found out that the exam would be changing on July 1st, and all of the study materials along with it. Blahhhh. So I was stuck with a decision: take the test 2 months before I was planning on taking it, or buy all new materials and start studying all over? I ultimately decided to take the exam before it changed, and so preparing for it became my whole life for the next few weeks.

I wish I had applied myself like that in college haha.

It all paid off though: I passed! I was so nervous that I was shaking, and I couldn’t believe it when I got my score! All of the studying, the sacrifice, the prayer and fasting, and the stress were worth it! I’m certified and it’s all over with!