Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Total Lifestyle Change

           So if you've had any contact with me in the last three weeks you would know that I'm become obsessed with food.  But in a good way.  I have this overwhelming desire to be healthier.  I didn't do it all at once though.  For the first two weeks I had to change my eating habits.  No it's not a diet, it's a total permanent change to live a better life, and be healthier for the day when we have our first child.  Your probably wondering where on earth this desire came from?  Well about two months ago we found out I was pregnant, but unfortunately I miscarried.  And of course it happened the day after we told people (I know bummer right?!), so I was feeling really down, totally cranky, and just wasn't able to bounce back.  So after finally letting it go and coming to an understanding that this wasn't my fault I decided that I wanted to get into shape and be healthier so that when we do decide and plan on having a baby, it will be healthy.

          So for the last two weeks I've changed my eating habits, and know I'm starting to exercise every 6 days a week for at least 45 minutes of cardio and weights every other day.  This sounds kind of crazy but tonight I had the best work out!  I was a little upset when I got home and I didn't know what to do, and I definitely wanted to go for some of that cookie dough ice cream Ben has hidden in the back of the freezer, but I fought the urge and didn't do it! Yea me!!! :)  So I'm working out on the Cross Trainer and all of a sudden I realized that I'm really enjoying what I'm doing, and it just hit me that if I keep this up and really commit to being healthier then I can have a better attitude about anything in my life.  Heavenly Father, Ben, and the Cross Trainer are always there for me! Sounds corny but it really just perked me up and gave me a better attitude.

         In addition to this workout routine and healthy eating I'm using this website called dailyburn.com
It's totally free and allows you to record the food that you have eaten throughout the day.  This definitely helps me eat better because I feel bad when I have to put down something bad that I have eaten.  NO MORE TACO BELL!  It's actually not hard too, I just don't want to eat it anymore, but it kind of hurts our wallet a little because I usually don't have to pay for it cause I'm a manager.  Anyways, back to dailyburn.com  It breaks down all your food into percentages of fat, carbs, and protien.  It also allows you to record the exercises that you have done, miles completed, and calories burned.  Another awesome thing is you can save recipes on there to!  I'm tried programs like this before, but this one is definitely my fave.

         So anywho Life if wonderful! Me and Ben are both working hard to get A's this semester and the outcome is looking really good for me right now.  We FINALLY got our Pell Grants which is a huge huge relief, and I'm picking up hours at work so working around 32 a week.  So I'm really busy with school full-time, working 32-ish hours a week, and just livin' the dream.

         We are so grateful so the great blessings that we have and all the help and guidance from Heavenly Father we have received over the past couple of months and we had truly seen blessings in our lives.  I'm really lucky to have Ben.  He's notice how stressed out I've been so he has been soooo helpful around the house! I was really sick about a week ago, so I didn't really bother keep the house in order and I came home from work one night and it was spotless!  The same thing happened again today!  This time though he tried to play a trick on me, when he picked me up from work he said that the apartment was a disaster, I was like ughhhhh please don't tell me that!  Well when I opened the door everything was clean, bed was made, dishes done, counters wiped down, vacuumed, this list could go on! He's pretty great! Most importantly haha Ben has realized that I need the pillows on the couch a certain way ( I know I'm nuts) so they were done perfectly.  That was just the icing on the cake

PS...MOM if you read this here's a little hint for maybe a Christmas present ;)  Haha just kinding, I'm saving up for some new exercise clothes, so hopefully in a while mine will be too big :)  Anyways here's my sweet pair of sneakers that I LOVE so much!  


  1. hey! This is heather from Taco Bell! Love the blog, except I'm feeling really guilty for all that Taco Bell I ate. Mmmmmm! Anyways, thanks for calling me back and honestly No Worries! Check out my blog if you want to!

  2. Britt, I LOVE YOU. You are my hero. You make me want to be a better person :) I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriage.. I can feel for you because I had one in July. Worst time of my life. Life in the gospel and awesome husbands definitely help out a ton. Our day to have children will come soon :) I love you and miss you! Keep up the good work!