Video Review: Sara Bareilles, ‘I Choose You’

Before I get into the review let me just note how amazing this song is. Sara Bareilles took her time with this one and the video is love captured perfectly. It all started with a tweet on March 21st:

Let me help you plan the best engagement ever!

The first one is between Matt and Chelsea as Matt proposes after taking Chelsea on a memory lane of post-its. How detailed and CREATIVE. The second is that of Aly and Andrea where Andrea plans to propose in front of Aly’s family and friends. Both set ups went off without a hitch and at the end Sara is there to sing for both couples during the proposals.

Videos like this I absolutely love because it shows that true love still exists. It doesn’t happen over night, but when you find that person you want to spend the rest of your life with it’s a feeling you can’t shake. It’s a feeling you can’t escape. You want to spend every moment you can with that person because the love is so deep. I wish for everyone to experience true love. It’s a feeling that’s really indescribable and something you have to personally feel.

Check out the heartfelt video below:

Wellness Wednesday (V.1)

So I used to have a membership when I first started college which was back in the winter of 2010. I signed up with a friend and the membership was about $10 + tax a month. It was never a plan to go every day. It was always a plan to go 2 to 3 times a week, max! We stuck to that plan, fell off, and miraculously got back on. As time went on we stopped going all together and the memberships were cancelled.

Here I am in that same situation again where I have friends going to the gym and me wanting to have some motivation and seeking that in friends. Your friends can’t make you go to the gym. Your friends can’t make you do anything you don’t want to, period.

The biggest problem of going to the gym was being incredibly hungry afterwards. I would go grocery shopping after the gym or stop at Wendy’s with the theory, ‘I’ll work it off tomorrow.’ Well that didn’t work either.

I have become a comfort eater with all of my weight going to my stomach and it’s not healthy for me and prevents me from wearing certain clothes. I like to say I ‘like’ and ‘want’ for my clothes to be baggy/oversized and in some instances I do. If it’s a loose bottom then a fitted top; loose top, fitted bottom. It’s gotten to a point where I kept telling and keep telling myself it’ll happen. Don’t worry it’ll go away when it goes away just wear something bigger to hide it.

Well I’m really, REALLY trying to turn a new leaf here physically and mentally. I want to keep happy thoughts and keep myself busy. stress and boredom leads to one main problem for me: comfort eating. No I’m not obese, but I seek comfort in junk food and soda (Coca-Cola preferably).

I’m going to do 30 minutes of cardio if nothing else for 5 days out of the week, so Monday to Thursday and then next week I will begin to input strength training. Boy I hate how weak I am.

This week I’ll be breaking out my dance games and doing my 30 minutes of cardio, at least. I have to start somewhere.



Next step is my eating habits. Set plans don’t work for me such as the gym so I don’t see myself joining another one or something like ‘Weight Watchers’ to help with my eating.

I’ve recently done a post on ‘Commitment’ and I’m not going to sign up for either of those knowing I’m not in the mood or feel like making the time to do that.

So the plan? I feel I can stay committed being that I’ll be blogging every week about progress, recipes, new routine, etc. I’m just trying to stay consistent. The results aren’t going to come over night so patience is key.

Until next time …

Motivational Monday (V.1): ‘Commitment’

I meant to post this earlier, but I was in a tad bit of a rush this morning. As I sit here at job #2 (babysitting) I have a little bit of time on my hands. My message for today revolves around what the title says, commitment. I’ve been finding a lot of great quotes via instagram and this one stood out to me.

Commitment is that turning point in your life when you seize the moment and convert it into an opportunity to to alter your destiny.

 Denis Waitley

Commitment is something that is essential in life and with the new year in full swing its easy to lose sight of the goals that you set for the new year. It might only last for a month, two, maybe three. How long do you stay committed to eating right? How many times do you keep telling yourself you’ll go to the gym? How many times do you tell your self that you’ll organize a room in your house? The list can go on and on. It all ends up in procrastination and pushing it off for the next day.

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today

Murphy’s Law

What is the point in setting goals when you aren’t going to commit? I am guilty of this a lot and that is one thing I want to work on. When it came to writing this post I was like eh, I don’t feel like it. No one will care, I’ll do it tomorrow. It’s not about someone caring. I don’t care anymore if anyone were to do this. I said I was going to blog every day and admitted to missing one day, but I want to become committed to this. Whatever you put your name on should be done with 100%. Give everything you do your all. It’s time to stop putting in half of your time on something you signed up to do. Even if you’re not happy where you’re at, be it your job, you signed up for that so until you find something new, or make something new, give it your all.

I was thinking about how much I dread Monday mornings and I came across this quote:

Having a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t give up.

You might not know what your purpose is, but in due time you will. It’s time to be persistent, stop the procrastination and fully commit to becoming a better you. It’s a daily journey for myself and this blog is helping me embark on that journey. Don’t put yourself in situations that you might want to back out of. If you’re in it be in it. No other way around it.

Until next time…