Tennis, Shopping, & Frozen

As I sit here ready to type this post, coffee in hand, birds singing out my window I can’t help but smile. I love spring time! It has been a gorgeous week here in Texas and prime outdoor running conditions.

I grew up playing tennis pretty much from the time I could hold a racket. I played all throughout high school but declined the offer to play in college. However, playing tennis on Friday afternoons was the very thing that led me to meet my now husband Nathan! He too played and challenged me to a match one day after Speech class. The rest, is history 😉 True to form, yesterday my darling husband challenged me to yet another tennis match. We had  blast!



I wanted to talk honestly today about a few things that have been on my mind lately! 

Recently I have become frustrated with how much energy I put into healthy eating and exercise paired with the lack of results I have been receiving. Don’t get me wrong, I honestly enjoy running and working out, it is a huge stress relief for me. So, I decided to take a step back and analyze where I’m going wrong.

I have about 8 lbs. that I have gained over the course of winter, which might not seem like much, but on my 5 ft. 2 in. frame it really shows. I am uncomfortable in lots of my spring/summer clothing that I have put on this past week and I am tired of it. 

So, Nathan and I both joined the myfitnesspal app. It’s crazy neat and basically an online food diary. It gives you a caloric goal for the day and tells you how long it will take to reach your goal weight. I was blown away at how many calories I really was consuming on day one. Luckily you can factor in all exercise as well and it adds calories to your goal for the day. It feels great to be more aware of all the foods I am putting in my body and how important it is to measure our portions and not just “eyeball” an amount because many times it’s inaccurate! I will keep you update with our progress 🙂

I had the pleasure of one of my best girl friends coming to vacation here for her and my spring break!


San Antonio River Walk


We had such a blast touring the River Walk, shopping malls, outlets, restaurants, and exploring the city. She is an incredible person that I have known since we were little, tiny. I am in her wedding this summer as well so It was fun as usual to talk weddings all week! 


Dinner on the river



And of course I couldn’t resist some deals at the outlet malls 😉



This past week of work has been the most challenging yet. Our private school is undergoing accreditation and us teachers have been busting our fannies to help get us where we need to be. I had the bright idea to plan an elementary wide zoo field trip on the 18th on top of everything else going on. Needless to say there have been many late hours and restless nights lately and I cannot wait for it to be over. We are having a group of people come Monday and Tuesday to decide if we can be accredited or not. They will be observing my teaching and that always makes me a bit nervous because It’s a lot of pressure. All staff is meeting at the school tonight to formally meet these accreditation people. Wish me luck!

On a lighter note, Nathan knew how tough my week was so Friday after work this happened. 


Yes he did grill us steaks, buy the movie Frozen, and get me my favorite ice cream. It was so nice to relax together and it totally did the trick! 🙂

 I’m off to conquer some miles in the blustery wind then it’s off to church! Have a great day!

-Lauren ❤


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