Friday, July 20, 2018

35 of My Favorite Things

I swear today is going to be the last day of everything in 35. I promise. Today is going to be a list of 35 random things. It could be workout exercises, baseball parks, or travel spots we have visited. 

1. Deadbugs - It's an exercise. I love it so much. So you lay on your back, bring your legs up to tabletop position, and your arms straight up. That's your starting position. Do to the exercise you'll bring your left arm down (biceps by your ear) and your right leg comes down but doesn't touch the ground. While your right arm and left leg stay in the starting position. Then you'll bring your arm and leg back to starting position and switch to other side. 

2. Smokey Mountain National Park - I can't wait to go back. We only drove through it when driving back to West Virginia from Nashville. 

3. Frisco RoughRiders - The stadium is AMAZING!!! 

4. The Game Day Chic - I want ONE of EVERYTHING from her shop. 

5. Foam Rolling

6. 4 baseball games in 24 hours - Every year (for fun) my husband creates an itinerary to visit every MLB and MiLB team in that season

7. Iowa Cubs Games (Triple A of the Chicago Cubs)

8. Deadlifts

9. West Six Brewery in Lexington, Kentucky

10. WAGS In Real Life - having a spouse work in sports isn't the easiest things but it's nice to have a group of ladies that can relate

11. Heisman Barkley 

12. Deception Pass - Highly recommend to everyone who comes to the PNW

13. Fort George Brewery - Astoria, OR - Suicide Squeeze is my FAV

14. Planks - Regular, Side, Hip, Lunge, and Reverse - all so good

15. Altoona Curve (Double A of the Pittsburgh Pirates)

16. IKEA - I could decorate our whole place from there

17. OrangeTheory Fitness - would love to work there again and coach there

18. Barn Town Brewery - West Des Moines, Iowa

19. Houston Astros

20. Bridges of Madison County - Iowa

21. Pure Barre - Still a goal of mine to teach here

22. Torrent Brewery - Ames, Iowa

23. Glute Rotation - donkey kicks, straight leg kicks, fire hydrants, and rainbows

24. Neutrogena Facial Wipes 

25. The Royal Family - Even after the royal wedding. I just love them so much

26. Odd Otter - Tacoma, WA

27. Isotopes Ballpark - Albuquerque, NM   

28. McAllisters Deli 

29. Oregon Coast

30. Triangle Brewery - Durham, NC (They are no longer in business and breaks our heart. It was the best! Also our first brewery we ever went to.)

31. Hip Thrusters

32. Nike AirMax but close second Nike Free

33. Greenville Drive (Single A for the Boston Red Sox) met Andrew Benintendi

34. Quick 24 hour trip to Vegas. Can't wait to go back in December

35. Favorite Flower - Tulips  

Tell ME what are some of your favorites!!! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

35 Things About Me

To continue celebrating my 35th birthday I am doing 35 things about myself. I got this idea from Stephanie at Not Entirely Perfect. You should check out her 50 things about her.

1. I'm slightly obsessed with sports. Mostly MLB/MiLB/College Football

2. I'm trying to live a more simplistic life 

3. I prefer beer over liquor

4. I have pop (soda/coke/whatever) for breakfast every morning

5. I wanted to be a music teacher in my first year of college

6. I over think EVERYTHING!! 

7. My favorite colors are navy blue and barbie pink

8. I am a homebody

9. I love to read. Favorite book growing up The Diary of Anne Frank

10. I hate horror movies

11. Some of my favorite shows are NCIS, Law and Order

12. I rarely wear makeup 

13. I use to be a hoarder and now clutter bothers me

14. I love trying new breweries

15. We have a dog named Heisman Barkley. Yes, named after the Heisman Trophy and Matt Barkley 

16. I enjoy tanning. Yes, I know I can get skin cancer but it makes me feel good so I'm going to do. (We all do things that are somewhat bad for us. Don't judge)

17. I don't like going to the movie theater

18. I have a sweet tooth. Cupcakes and cookies are my jam

19. I try to be tough but I'm pretty sensitive

20. I married my husband after only knowing him for 6 months. We got married 13 months later. Been married 7 years. 

21. I have super blue eyes. 

22. No matter how much I stretch I swear I am the most unflexible human ever

23. I still sleep with a stuff animal

24. I make friends pretty easily

25. I enjoy doing laundry. Washing and Folding. I hate doing dishes 

26. I want to retire in Arizona

27. I did IVF for random strangers

28. I wear long sleeves in hot weather

29. I'm a certified personal trainer

30. I have a small obsessions with bags. I have a variety of sizes and colors. I told Gary on our next move any bag I don't use I'm giving away

31. I'm a serial entrepreneur

32. I want to see the good in people always even when I know it's coming from a not so good place

33. My first concert was the Goo Goo Dolls

34. In high school, my room was decorated with everything Chipper Jones

35. I love taking pictures. At one point I wanted to be photojournalist

Monday, July 16, 2018

35 things I've learned in 35 years

35 different things I have learned in 35 years

Alright, y'all! I turn 35 today!! I seriously can NOT believe this for several reasons some positive and some not so positive. I don't feel or look like I am 35 years old. (Side note: If anyone wants to feel "young" again go to Oregon. They ID for EVERYTHING! I felt so good about myself.) On the other side of the coin, this is not where I saw myself at age 35. 

For my 35th birthday, I thought I would share 35 things I have learned in 35 years. I hope y'all enjoy and if you have anything you want to add tell me in the comments. 

1. Self-care is mandatory
2. You can get through it no matter what you think
3. Things aren't always about me
4. Moderation is ok to a certain extent
5. You don't have to be everything to everyone. You just can't
6. I am not perfect. 
7. Always be a student. Never stop learning
8. Or claim that you know it all. We don't
9. Saying NO is ok
10. It's ok to ask for help
11. Believe in yourself
12. Quality over Quantity
13. Be nice to everyone
14. Find a hobby and do it often. (For me it's crocheting)
15. Write down all your goals and post them where you can see them
16. The grass isn't always greener on the other side
17. Always be honest
18. Look people in the eye
19. A hug goes a long ways
20. Don't worry so much. It usually works itself out. 
21. Create a workout routine early and stick with it. 
22. Try new things. 
23. Forgive yourself and others
24. Have a plan but be alright if it doesn't go exactly to plan
25. You are a combination of the 5 people closest to you
26. Accumulate experiences not things
27. Change is the constant in life
28. Embrace each other differences
29. Listen to your gut
30. Don't judge a book by its cover
31. Travel/visit/live in a place you don't know anyone at least once in your life
32. Debt is serious business. Never to early to learn about finances
33. Start now 
34. Please and thank you are a must
35. Never say Never

There you have it. What do you think of the list? Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below. 

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