Some of you may remember that I blogged about buying jeans that don’t fit. Weird, I know. I blogged about wanting to be able to fit into my burgundy pants because I thought that if I blogged it, it would hold me accountable to eat healthier and exercise more! Now I’m not physically fit by any means….but I’m doing a lot better than I was 3 months ago! Michael and I travel and eat on the road so much and sometimes it seems impossible to be healthy. However, over the last few months I have found a few ways to be healthier and while still having a crazy schedule.
Here are three things that have really worked for Michael and I recently! I haven’t reached my dream weight but I did lose over 6 pounds before our cruise (and I’ve probably gained it all back by now! ha!). So here we go!! Hopefully this is helpful and inspiring for anyone who is in our same situation.
Here are the things holding us back from being healthy:
– No time to use our gym membership. It’s only 5 mins down the road but a 30min workout turns into over an hour with the prep, travel, sign in etc.
– We are sometimes only home for 2-3 days at a time and it’s hard to buy groceries for only a few days for two people.
– I’m impatient and I don’t like making lunch and dinner when it takes up too much time.
So here are some solutions that have helped us recently! :
1. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and home workouts: 20 minutes, everyday, in our living room! We just need 25-30mins total to workout and we’re seeing results. I mean, it doesn’t take much to show results when we were doing NOTHING beforehand!
2. Myfitnesspal.com : This is my little accountability partner. Sure, it’s hard to enter calories but once you get in the habit of tracking what you’re eating, you make much healthier food choices!! If I have 300 calories left for dinner, I’m going to do Jillian so that I can have 500 calories to eat something more substantial! If I have 150 calories left at the end of the day, I’ll eat a little 100 calories greek yogurt ice cream cup instead of a bowl of cereal! (300+ calories).
3. Chop it up!: I’ve been eating a ton of omelets and salads and it’s easy to do this when all of the ingredients are chopped and ready!! So when we get groceries, we have a pretty standard list of veggies that I like for my salads and omelets: Tomato, Red, yellow and orange peppers, an onion, and baby spinach! I take 20 mins to chop all of this up and then I have fast, easy meals for the rest of the week and I have no excuse not fix something because it’s waiting for me!
I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!
Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!
I’m so excited to share another addition of Student Spotlights from our KJ Education community! It’s so funny to us, but quite often, we find that our friends who know us in everyday life but aren’t in our industry really have no clue what we do! They think we shoot 10 weddings a year and that’s the extent of our work these days but oh… that couldn’t be further from the truth!
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
For some photographers, bridal details seem like a fun part of the wedding day… but for many others, it’s stressful. It’s the part of the day that throws them off, makes them wonder if they’re actually artistic and leaves them feeling flustered and panicked because they never get everything done in the time they have allotted for detail shooting. In my opinion, this is a REALLY tough way to start a wedding day.
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.