Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Five on Friday Linkup
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Five on Friday Linkup

4:00 AM

The boyfriend and I trying to catch them all haha!

Pokemon Go

I’m sure a lot of you are sick of hearing about Pokemon Go because it’s seriously everywhere.  I just wanted to share a few thoughts and maybe explain the game to those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about.  The infamous Pokemon I would call it a brand by now because they have everything, but they started out with the playing cards and gameboy games that my little brother used to play along with some of the kids my age back in the day.  Fast forward to 2016, there is a game/app where you can actually catch Pokemon in real life.  No there aren’t real Pokemon scattered everywhere, they are scattered everywhere through your phone using GPS and you use your camera (unless you turn AR off which I highly recommend if you have terrible aim when the screen is moving haha) to see the Pokemon creatures in front of you.  The whole idea of this game was to get kids OUTSIDE again.  I don’t think I’ve seen this many people outside since my generation of kids grew up.  Adults who were kids playing with the Pokemon cards at one point are also playing.  A lot of infamous internet memes have been started and some of them are really funny.  I personally play the game while I’m walking because it brings more excitement to my walk, or my friends and I will play here and there.  Now, mind you, I’m in my late 20’s.  I don’t mind if people make fun of the game and think it’s stupid because you’re entitled to your own opinion, but once you start insulting and making extremely unnecessary and rude comments about the person playing that game, that’s when you’ve gone a little too far.  There was a veteran who wrote to Nintendo stating that he has PTSD and thanks to this game he was able to interact with strangers again and feel like a normal human being because his son got him into the game.  There are good and bad things about this game, but people just let the Pokemasters have their fun, they just gotta catch em all.

Round 2 of 21 Day Fix

I start Round 2 of the 21 Day Fix on Monday!  I’m pumped (insert gains emoji here).  If you don’t know what the 21 Day Fix is, it’s a program which teaches you the proper way to eat, what your intake should be, and what your work outs should be.  I’ve learned how to cook a little bit thanks to this program.  The 21 days is to get you started and you cannot have cheat days.  Once you’re done the woman who started 21 Day Fix, Autumn, states that her motto is as long as she’s eating clean 90% of the time you can cheat that extra 10%.  My cheats aren’t even cheats anymore because I’ve gotten so used to this program.  This isn’t a diet, it’s a complete lifestyle change.  So far I’ve lost 13 lbs, and inches all throughout my body.  I’ve had multiple people tell me how much weight I’ve lost, some of which are coworkers that I don’t even think they know my name haha.  The great part is, I’m only halfway to my goal.  I think once I start losing a little more I’m going to start a health and fitness series just like I had two years ago.  I can teach you little things here and there that I learned throughout this process and maybe even give you some tastey recipes!

Slacking on YouTube

I want to greatly apologize about my YouTube slacking.  I have not uploaded a video and the worst part is I have all of these ideas for videos but either haven’t edited them or haven’t even filmed them.  I’ll try to get some more things together this weekend, but I can’t make any promises.  This healthy eating thing has consumed most of my life haha!

Kuba’s Birthday

My baby boy’s 11th birthday was yesterday.  Alright, he’s not a boy, he’s a dog, but he’s a baby in my eyes.  I got him when I was 18 for my birthday and he ended up becoming the family dog because since I was always working or at school (even though I commuted to college, I was still always there) so he ended up getting really close with my mom.  I can’t believe he’s 11.  I remember when we first got him and he was small enough to fit in my hand.  I want to wish him an extremely happy birthday with more years to come!

41 More Days until Poland

Y’all, I have 41 more days left until I leave for Poland.  I’m super excited because this year I’m going with my mom.  A lovely girls trip back to the motherland.  Unfortunately I won’t be there for 2 weeks like every other time but I’ll be out of the country for 10 days.  I’ll try to stay a little active on social media, especially Instagram but I can’t make any promises.  I will also have posts prepared for while I’m gone.  


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  1. I definitely jumped on the Pokemon Go wagon but ran out of Pokeballs and have yet to go to a Pokestop. Well I actually went to two on my way home b/c they just so happened to be on the way but they said "empty module post'- whatever that means. So I still don't have any Pokeballs. For some reason Pokemon seem to be attracted to Tigger lol. Poor guy had a Pidgie on him the other day and I had no Pokeballs to catch it.

    Happy Birthday Kuba!

  2. Thanks for hosting the link up! I would love for you to stop by and link up with me On the Edge of the Week as well. Have a fabulous weekend!


  3. We've been playing Pokémon Go too! Its fun and silly but weve been walking outside and spending time together so it can't be all bad!

  4. Great post! Good luck on the 21 Day Fix, I've been hearing so much about that lately, I want to try it out. What caught my eye on your post is your sweet pup! I host a link up for bloggers and their pets to share outfit posts including your furbaby! The July link up jsut went live yesterday, check it out if you can and feel free to add a link that fits the theme. I'll work on one for your 5 things theme, too!

  5. Poland is getting so close! Eek!!!

  6. I love your sunnies, babe. Good luck with your 21-day fix.

    Great weekend post.

  7. Way to go with the weight loss! I need to do something to kick my butt in gear!

  8. Pets are very important members of out families, especially when you have grown up with the pet. So Happy, Happy Birthday to Kuba!

    Thanks for hosting the link up. I would love for you to join my On the Edge of the Week Link Up which goes live every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EST.


  9. Happy birthday to your fur baby! My 22 yoa daughter and 18 yoa son play Pokemon Go. I haven't jumped on the bandwagon but I'm not against it either. There are some cons involved but I've seen mostly positive impact from the game.

  10. At first I told myself that I wouldn't play Pokemon Go because I was an adult... but then my kids started playing it and I found myself asking them questions and watching them play. Next thing you know I have the app downloaded and we are going on a family walk! When Pokemon first came out I was at the age where it was super cool. I had (and still have) hundreds of original Pokemon cards, not to mention I played all of the Gameboy Color Pokemon games! It is a lot of fun and brings me back to my childhood :)


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