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A Look Ahead

Hi!

I sure hope you’re not as bummed as I am about it being Sunday night :(

If you are, though, you’re in good company.

Solidarity!

Here’s a look at the week ahead:

-Slumber party salads
-Plant based protein ideas
-New year full body weight circuits
-A good old fashioned B-love ramble

Plus more.

Here’s to a blessed week! 

posted in Blogging bullet permalink bullet 1.14.2013

(Lack of) Sense and Sensibility

Now that I’m an old lady and beginning to FINALLY catch up with the rest of you that have it all together, I figured it’s about time this dusty old blog made sense.

Which I’m sure makes no sense to you at all.

After all, you have it all together, yes?

Don’t worry, all that stuff I just said didn’t make sense to me either.

Oh, and as a side note, has this blog ever made sense?

Wait-

That’s why I said it’s time that it finally DID make sense.

Wow.

All that?

Was poorly written and didn’t make sense.

What a surprise.

Anyway, when I first started blogging I did it from The Nest.

Did you guys know that?

Are some of you nesties that still read my blog today?

Ah the nest. Good times.

Anyway, a lot of what I was writing about when I initially started blogging was all about figuring out life as a newlywed, and not only that- but someone new to the real world.

I was 20 when I got married (!baby!), so the early years of this blog were a lot about finding my way and experiencing things for the first time.

And that made sense.

However, over the years my blog has served mostly as a hodge podge, with lots of random posts about anything and everything.

And nothing.

Lots of nothing.

Which is fine, I suppose.

However, as I’ve gotten older, and more annoying, and “wiser,” and have had every ounce of creativity and fun beaten out of me by “the man,” I find I need more order and structure in my life.

So the hodgey podgey posts seem all, well, hodgey and podgey.

Wow.  Are you still tracking with this post? I hope so. If not? I definitely understand.

My point is (15 paragraphs later!)- I think for my own sanity I need this blog to be slightly more focused in 2013, especially if I am going to consistently post.  I have enough going on in my life (ha, don’t we all!?), so coming home after a long day ad thinking, “crap… what should I post about?” doesn’t seem appealing to me.

In fact, it seems like work. And I already have plenty of that. I started blogging again because it was enjoyable.

So here’s the deal. I’m trying to figure out a structure for my posts so we both know what to expect each day. But I’m having a hard time!

Shocker.

Hmm.. perhaps this post should have been thought out in my head and NOT published?

Perhaps I should have gathered myself, figured out what the heck I wanted to post, and then had some shiny great “posting series” post to share with you?

Yes.

That makes SENSE.

(and we already know this blog does not).

Bummer.

I’ll remember that for next time.

Anyhow, look for 2013 to be a little more focused, with similar themes for designated days- much like my Work it Out Wednesday

Nothing like this nonsensical post at all.

Well…

Let’s be honest.

Probably a little nonsensical.

But not as much.

Probably.

On Deck

Here’s what is on deck for this week:

-Goal Review
-Why apple cider vinegar is not just for your grandma anymore
-How to stay healthy during the next two weeks
-What Will and I fight about

and more.

Hope to see you around!

posted in Blogging bullet permalink bullet 12.17.2012

I’m Posting to Say-

No post today. smile

Hey, can’t break my streak. 

posted in Blogging bullet permalink bullet 12.08.2012

It’s an Urgent Care Clinic Kind of Day

Will try to get my goal review up today but can’t make any promises! Will post it tomorrow if all else fails.

Hope you met your goal!

posted in All About Me,Blogging,Willy bullet permalink bullet 11.27.2012

What’s Ahead Preview

Anyone else sad tonight?

What a great extended weekend- and it is already over.

How does that even happen?

How can the hours that fill my work week painfully creep by, while my holiday weekends (few and far between) are over before I know it?

I should get a grant to study this phenomenon. smile

Here’s a quick glance at what’s ahead this week:

-Thanksgiving Goal Review
-What We’re Eating
-An At Home Workout!

Plus more.

I sure hope you had a wonderful weekend. I know I did and my heart is sad it is nearing an end! Thankfully I took tomorrow off, but my day is full of stuff so it won’t feel so much like day off- but at least I will be out of the office.

Here’s to the last few hours of our wonderful Thanksgiving weekends, and a good week ahead!

posted in Blogging,Holiday Shmalidays bullet permalink bullet 11.26.2012

Sunday Sneak Peek

Hello hello!

Sunday night. The worst part of the whole weekend.

Unless you are the lucky ones off tomorrow! Sadly, I am not.

The good news, I suppose, is that my main customer is the government. So, I will at least have a dead day in that aspect which should allow me to catch up on a few things.

Here’s just a peek at what I will be talking about this week:

-Monday Goal Review
-What the B-Love Family is eating this week
-Getting over gym anxiety

Plus much more.

Let’s go squeeze the last few hours of relaxation we have before another week begins. And thank a veteran tomorrow. I plan on giving my dad a hug and telling him how proud of him I am!

i’m on such a streak-

That I had to freaking post tonight- just so it would not be broken.

Pathetic.

I am trying to bring focus to my blog in the coming days, and have already started a little. However nights like these?

When I just “have” to post, even if it’s about nothing?

These posts are good reminders that I need to back the heck off my focus and allow myself a little leeway. Especially on the weekends.

We had a good day today. The tailgate wasn’t as busy as usual, so that was nice. I loaded up on tons of veggies and fruit at the Sooner Cooking Team booth which makes me happy. I’m still going strong on my sugar streak, but we will talk more about that Monday.

It was ridiculously windy at the game today. The temperature would have been wonderful today, but the wind was horrible and made it feel colder (and more miserable) than it really was.

I’m such a pansy and felt really cold halfway in.Thankfully my purse is an abyss and I had not one- but two packages of hot hands from the Notre Dame game. Bliss.

In fact, I still have them in my hoodie pockets right now and they feel so snuggly and wonderful.

Will likes to replicate Alaska-like conditions in our house during the winter…

you know where I’m going with this.

I need to add those things to tomorrow’s Walmart list.

Alright, going to call it a night. Just glad I kept my streak going. More (hopefully focused) content to come…

BeBopped ‘till My Heart Stopped

I lost my blog for a few minutes last night and it sent me into a panic. Not only that, but when I tried to go back to my dashboard page to undo the stupidness I did, I couldn’t! I went to my site and it was a total white screen. I literally felt my whole entire body get hot, and I started to sweat a little.

I feel a little silly for saying this, but my adrenaline started pumping and I had the hardest time going to sleep last night!

In fact, I tried to go to bed even after it happened. I thought to myself, “Okay. There’s nothing you can do tonight, and you need your rest, so try not to stress and reattack in the morning.”

Great pep talk.

Only it was a STUPID pep talk because there was no way I was just going to be able to go to bed, drift off into a dreamy slumber and not stress. Not a chance!

So I got up and tried to de-blonde the idiocracy behind my decision to take control for something of which I have no understanding.

Thankfully my basic understanding saved me this time. After last night I decided these sort of changes might be best left in more capable hands.

I just wanted immediate results! I did not want to have to wait. I wanted to create a test page just to see if I could do it.

And turns out I can’t.

Like seriously, can’t.

Clearly.

See!?! This is why we don’t go around doing things without paying better attention!

Oh geez.

Please don’t tell Will.

The crux of virtually every argument between us always boils down to the fact I don’t pay attention.

“You’ve got to pay attention, Britter!”

If I had a dollar for every single time I heard those words out of his southern drawl mouth I would be very wealthy.

Very wealthy.

Sheesh.

However, he is right. I am notorious for “bebopping through life” (which is his second favorite thing to say about me when we enter into the aforementioned tiff).

Clearly, the man has a point.

I totally “beboped” right into a sweaty, body-numbing panic.

It’s so fun to bebop though right!? To love life and be carefree and let stuff roll off your back… It’s great! Plus it’s a good balance for my oh so serious husband.

But we obviously learned, yet again, that in all things there is a balance, and whimsically punching buttons has stupid consequences!

Oh heavens!

For this reason I decided I should do far, far more research and reading before diving in and playing around with blog updates.

What a brilliant, idea right!?!

Imagine that.

You probably couldn’t tell, but patience is not always my strongest attribute.

However, I definitely ask for yours because, based on the total and utter complete freak out I had last night, it’s going to be a while as I navigate how to correctly change this place.

Keep ideas coming. The harder the better. I love a challenge when I have no idea what I’m doing.

The B-Love Revamp Project

Apparently while I was in school, buried in books and discussion forums, the blog world changed.

Imagine that! An ever changing sphere of new and innovative ways to present information!

As silly as It sounds, I felt a little like Rip van Wrinkle. As though I had slept for ages and everything was different when I awoke.

Is that the guy? Or was it Sleeping Beauty? Rumpelstiltskin? Did I even spell that correctly?

I’m sticking with van Wrinkle.

I wonder if he capitalized the “v?”

I think I’m veering off track.

Anyway, any good blog has to be fluid and able to accommodate the emerging technologies.

Of which mine does not very well.

And so Thursday night I threw myself a sad pity party about the sad basic-ness of my blog!

The pity party is officially over and I’m going to do something about it!

The real trouble is that I have absolutely no clue how to do anything in this realm. Seriously. I’ve blogged for seven years and know how to type and post. Done!

In fact, that’s what I told the girl who designed my blog: Make it easy.

The girl who has code plastered all over my website that means nothing to me! Make it easy I said!  Not so much.

That doesn’t work so much with keeping up with the times, right?

Ha the other day I thought it’d be good to put a Facebook/twitter button on my blog. I actually have some likes but I have no way to track who liked it or how it links back here (see? Technologically inept!!). Anyway, I think you see what I’m getting at and that I’m trying to make this place one I can be proud of!

Over the next few weeks I plan on sprucing up the place! Which is a little scary and foreign to me, but very necessary.

I ask for your patience as I work through updates, but we will get there and will be better for it!

Also, if you have some ideas for things you would like to see, please drop me a line or comment and I would love to hear it!

For example, I was thinking about adding a tab to post my workouts or meal plans. I’m definitely open to ideas!

I just know this place needs to freshened up a bit.  So let’s do this!

New and improved blog… Work in progress but well worth it. 

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brittny I'm B-Love. Lover of God, my husband Will, my doggies, OU football, weight training, plyometrics healthy eating (mostly!), peanut butter, and all things health related. Buckle up and get ready for my constant embarrassing moments, health and fitness tips,and my effort to rely on Christ while living life in the real world. Follow me on Feedly! Sign up for monthly emails at blove@theblovelife.com!


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