What’s New Pussycat?

Hey All,

It’s been a crazy three months for me. My guy and I started a 90 day workout routine in August called p90x3. It is a high intensity interval training program designed to help you lose weight and tone your muscles. Our work schedules are a little different so I had to do my training in the morning before work and he did his at night after work. I was getting up at 4:30 every morning to work out which took a little bit of getting used to but it wasn’t as bad as you might think. We did very well with eating healthy and doing our workouts every day. He lost 10 pounds in the first month, and another 10 pounds by the end of the second month. I lost 4 pounds by the end of the program. Really? That isn’t a very high level of motivation for me. I had changed a few things with the way I was eating before we started the work out and healthy eating so I have lost about 10 pounds total which makes me feel good, I just can’t seem to lose anymore. I’ll keep trying!

The person I work with went on vacation for 15 days which means I had to work every single day totaling 18 days in a row. Needless to say I’ve been a little busy. Normally I work four days a week so it was a bit of a change for me. Luckily I got to work some of those days at home which was nice since the drive to work is about 40 minutes one way. Today is my first day off since November 10th. I have been thinking about posting something on my blog but it seems to slip my mind if I don’t do it at that moment. My co-worker actually came back early, so having today and tomorrow off is an unexpected surprise and a well needed break.

If you have read anything else on my blog, I know it is mainly a photo blog but I have done a few other things too, I have mentioned that I have been trying to get pregnant. The last post I did about my fertility was about 3 months ago. I am currently on month 10 of trying to conceive and I will know in a long two weeks weather or not it will happen for us this month. My guy finally has an appointment to go get himself checked so that is a step in the right direction! Wish us luck!

Another thing that has kind of been stressing me out (which maybe it should, maybe it shouldn’t) is that I am 34, been with my guy for 2 1/2 years now and we are not even close to being married. I talk about it all the time and as you just read, we are trying to have a baby. It confuses me that he hasn’t asked me yet and I am trying so hard to be patient. The other day something came up about him not wanting to lose half his pension if something were to happen to us down the road. The negativity comes from his line of work being a travel steamfitter, where he can be gone for months at a time. So I completely get that him talking to guys in the same line of work might freak him out, these guys who are talking about their nasty divorce and having to start back at zero because the wives took everything. Every situation is different though and in the 2 1/2 years we have been together there has not been one situation where I made it seem like I was dating him for his money. I think we are great together, but after that conversation I am feeling very confused. Ugh. Frustrating.

Tomorrow is December! I couldn’t be more excited. I absolutely love Christmas and winter time. Last year we bought downhill ski gear and plan to go as much as we can. We got a season pass to a few hills near us and I keep checking the weather update for when snow is coming. I hope it’s a year with lots of snow! It is truly the best time of the year! I live in Wisconsin so luckily I get to enjoy it, unlike everyone else that lives here, snow is my favorite! I hope to post pictures of the beauty that is winter! Last year I posted a lot of fun things around the holiday’s playing around with my camera and I loved it!

This was a letter to get my frustrations out and hopefully help me be a little more positive this time of the year! I have so much to be thankful for and couldn’t ask for a better life!

I hope you get what you wish for this Christmas! Please remember what Christmas is actually about, I feel like most people don’t know the true meaning of Christmas!

Thanks for listening to me vent and taking the time to get to know me a little more.


With Love,

Jessica Marie


P.S. Trivia Question: Who sings “What’s New Pussycat”?


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