wiaw & a healthy June

So I know it’s Thursday night and I’m posting about Wednesday. But I am a busy girl and I have lots of stuff that I have been up to (: So you will first see my WIAW, then some fun pictures and updates.


I had my first “oats in a jar”. OMNOM


This was one of my best smoothies yet. Such a perfect consistency!


My first burger in 4 months.


Truly a wonderful, summery meal!
I snuck in some strawberries on the side as well (;


I had a lovely baby frozen yogurt cone & about 2 s’mores & 5 roasted marshmallows (so 7 total).

Love flash SO MUCH. #sarcasm


Notice “102”. Yup. It was HOT yesterday.

Photo taken by moi ❤

More tubing!

Mr. Darcy was hoping for some dropped food!

Today’s fruit salad for dinner!

Raspberries, strawberries, grapes, spinach, and raspberry vinaigrette dressing!

Whew! Lots of photos. Now for a small ramble (;

Yesterday I went to therapy. [Hi Teresa!]  We discussed how I can change over the next month to conquer all the things I’ve been having problems with, like my anxiety and guilt and everything! So tomorrow I am starting a 30 day challenge for myself. Every day I want to make progress towards some daily goals. I am going to try to take things day by day, and try to learn that I can’t worry about things that I have no control of. But I have to try to change what I do have control of. What better place to chronicle this journey than right here on my blog? I might make some posts private, so if I skip a day, that’s probably why. (Not all my issues should be public!)

It’s a journey towards health and happiness. I always set unreachable goals. To be happy. To be healthy. These aren’t tangible things, they are works in progress. They are processes. It’s something to work at every single day. Something I read about recently on http://www.runningoffthereeses.com/ was how we shouldn’t say “I’m perfect the way I am!” because we are always a work in progress. We should be critical of ourselves!


Yes! We should be critical. Not to the point where it’s damaging, but so that we know where we can improve. The purpose is to find out how we can improve our lives and ourselves. I have never thought about life in that way! It’s called being a realist. (http://www.runningoffthereeses.com/2011/06/im-realist.html)

So I am going to have to really buckle down to chronicle this. I am going try to find the positives in my day. I am going to try to do my therapy exercises. Meditation. Radical Acceptance. Cognitive Restructuring.

It’s going to be difficult, but I know it will be worth it. I didn’t succeed with my May goals, but June will be different. I am ready to take action. I hope to have nothing but good news and happiness to share with you. There will be some intense bumps along the way, so I hope you don’t mind seeing that. I don’t want to be a negative nancy, but I can’t always slap on a smile. It’s not me. I am not 100% happy all the time, and I feel like that is how I’ve come off on my blog. Not to say I’m going to bombard you with cloudy days, but I am going to try to be 100% real with you guys. I love your comments. They make my day. I love hearing about you guys and how you relate.

Thanks for being there with me, and I hope we can take this new journey together!



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11 responses to “wiaw & a healthy June

  1. You are too wonderful! I love this post for like 3849234 reasons. First, OATS in a jar-I’ve heard some much about them but what the heck do you put in em’ {other than oats haha}. Second, HOLY SMOOTHIE. I want I want. How did you make that so perfect?! If you don’t mind sharing your secret I’d love to hear 🙂 Lastly, I am 100% with you on being critics of ourselves and your journey to health and happiness. I am in a major slump current with fiance 8 hours away, eating crap, and not working out….I am starting my journey as well. Maybe we can help each other. Either way, I have faith you will do GREAT.

  2. you go girl! i totally respect you for all your amazing choices!

  3. girl LOVE UR EATS! esp ur breakki!! im so so so excited for you and ur june! ROCK ON

  4. loving your oats in a jar!!! yum

  5. Love this post. First of all, love your WIAW eats 🙂 Your oats in a jar meal is hilarious!
    LOOOOVE the tubing pic! I’m obsessed with water sports on the lake and tubing is one of my favs! I only get to go during the summertimes when I get up to visit my Dad in northern MN. He lives on a beautiful lake and has a wake boarding boat that my brothers and I have far too much fun with!
    Last, love your openness and honesty about everything. You seem like such a cool girl and I’m so glad I found your blog.

  6. Emma

    I have so much faith in you, Viv! I know you have the strength to accomplish all the goals that you’re setting for yourself, and I hope you know that I’m here for you every step of the way. I’ll be here to be your support system or encouraging word or even a crying shoulder. Just know that I love you so much and (I know I always say this) I am SO. INCREDIBLY. PROUD. of how far you’ve come since Christmas. You inspire me, and I love you for it. 🙂

  7. I LOVE that you are a go getter and a goal setter. You really inspire me!

    I also am lovin the swing picture-nice photography! Oh yeah, smores? AMAZING 🙂

  8. thebeautynotebooks

    This is a really inspiring post! I’m taking all of the information you shared to heart. I am a big worrier too and find it hard to control. It’s good to know someone who is going through something similar ❤

  9. I’m excited to read about your journey! 🙂 I’m sorry I’ve been so absent recently but i’ve been thinking of you!!


  10. Looks like you have been having a blast lately! I am in love with that pic of the swings!

    I totally feel you on the worrying. Sometimes I let things slide right off my shoulder and then other times I can’t seem to quit dwelling on things! I think I need to try meditation!

    I found this quote really inspiring and thought you might like it:

    “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.” -Gail Sheehy

    • Thanks, it was random inspiration (: Meditation is hard when you first start because it’s always hard to stop all your thoughts. Once you get the hang of it though, it’s a very useful skill to learn about yourself and calm yourself!

      I love that quote ❤ Thank you so much for sharing (: Someone told me this weekend that it's important to change because change means growth. You don't want to go to your high school reunion and have someone say "You haven't changed a bit!" You don't want to act 18 when you are 28! (;

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