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I can’t sleep… Here’s some Pin-Up Photos ;)

Ok, so I have been wanting to someday have my photo taken pin-up girl style! I think it’s sexy 😉 I have a friend who does photography and her whole gig is pin-up! She can do the hair, make-up, wardrobe, etc. So for my 30th birthday that will be my gift to myself. Here are some poses I like, but of course I’d have to do a little country theme.

If I can’t do pin-up (which none of the pin-ups were ever stick skinny anyways) I still want photos taken. I am doing my best to stay strong and not give in to temptation. It’s going to be day 4 tomorrow and I am super stoked about that!! I feel that writing this blog is going to help me. Even though I only have a 1 follower, it doesn’t matter. Because I know people still read it! I’m hoping to get more encouraging words as days go by, but if not it won’t make me quit!

So many people are afraid of what other people think or feel that what others think matters. It really doesn’t! The only times that you need to impress people is during a job interview. Other than that, no one can judge you! I used to be the person who would criticize others and make fun, but now that I am older and have had an eclectic group of people enter and exit my life. I’ve learned almost every personality there is! I can read people very well and make friends easily. It’s keeping them that’s the problem. Life is too short to sweat the small shit. That’s why I don’t care anymore about anything but making my life the way I want it. I used to try to please everyone, and forgot to please myself! I’m taking back control of my life and making sure no one gets in my way anymore.

This blog is going to be my only go to for help and encouragement. I deleted my facebook about 4 months ago? I don’t even remember it feels so long ago. I did it for privacy and because I was on it too much, playing games, and reading about other peoples great lives. It was making me depressed. So I had to nip that in the bud and get over it.

Anyway I’m getting sleepy now. I will weigh-in next week and post my start weight with it. Might take another photo, but I will probably wait until day 15 of Insanity to show my next “nikki in the flesh” post.

Ok goodnight!


Better Late Than Never, But Never Late Is Better ;)

Good evening people of nikki8a blog. Tonight I waited for Richard (my husband) to get off so I had a workout buddy, less likely to cheat! I will do that the rest of the week. I’m excited because in a few weeks it’ll be his 26th birthday…. ahem… yup I’m older. I’ll be 30 this December -.- Anyway, I am excited because I am surprizing him with a trip to Dallas to take a VIP tour of the Cowboys stadium!! He has no idea 🙂 I’m going to tell him we are going to Six Flags, which we are, but then say “let drive up to see the stadium” then BAM! the tour will begin!! We will get to go on the field, and into the VIP areas, locker rooms of the players AND my favorite the DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS!! WOO! I used to be a cheerleader, so I am pumped. His birthday is September 11th btw. So wish him a happy one while remembering 9/11.

So, the workout went great! Although it was later than I hoped (10pm) we still pushed through it… he a little harder than I. But we did it 🙂 I ate really well today too! Took some Shakeology to work and fruit to snack on. I keep it all there in the fridge so I am not tempted and have no excuse to go get fast food. With this I will be trying to add stretching in the mornings, and try to go to our gym after work to walk an hour….. TRY!!

Saturday is his Aunts wedding, I wanted to wear this dress…. but looks like I will not fit into it like I wanted 😦 BUT YOU BETTER BELIEVE I WILL ON HIS BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Oh and I found out Super 8 Motel (besides the cheap rates) allow PETS!! So my doggies can come to Dallas too 😀

Thought this was funny!

nikki in the FLESH!

So…. let me start off by saying…. HELLO! Thanks for taking the time out to read my blog 🙂

Today is day one of the INSANITY 60 DAY CHALLENGE!! I did the fit test today, and I did OK, but my lower back around the tail bone area is always giving me problems…. so I didn’t get to do it to the full extent that they want you to. But I did TRY! Needless to say my Excedrin aspirin helped with the pain! Tomorrow I will take some before so I don’t feel like a quitter…. That reminds me of the quote I found earlier today and made my own version in paint to save as my wallpaper at work.

“If you are sick of starting over, you have to stop quitting”

I like that quote. Because it’s true! Every time I try something new, I end up slowly giving up!!! Like a big ol’ QUITTER… I hate that word. Sounds like FAILURE, and LOSER. All the same huh? I don’t know how many fad diets I’ve tried… but it’s always working out that’s gotten me the best results. Even though it takes time to get great results, it’s so worth it. I say this because I know how it feels to be in great shape. I wasn’t always huge, I was a little ol’ thing in High School up until I turned 25. When I met my husband, I wasn’t skinny, I was voluptuous 😉 About a year after we met I started packing on the pounds. Now I’m depressed and my whole life is obsessed with how I look. It’s come to the point where I won’t buy clothes, go out in public hardly, or to any social events. Sad. But I am embarrassed and ashamed of myself 😦 How could I have let it get this bad?? Well, life happens. To the majority of us!

I hope that posting this blog and photos will encourage me to keep on track. It will motivate me not to let you down, those who are following. If everyday people do it all the time, then I know I can too! I am watching what I eat. Not super veggied out, but portioning and making sure I drink plenty of water all day. These photos are from day 1 on Insanity workout challenge. Sorry to gross you out, but after all this is “nikki in the FLESH!”



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