Life of Mrs B

my adventures as a new wife – trying to figure it all out


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Spousal Exercise

Throughout our seven years together I have (on and off evidently) tried to go to the gym and got into good patterns and would fall out. As is I now know that I just wasn’t ready to commit to the mental aspect of getting fit and healthy. Well long story short I have always tried to get Mr B to come with me so I wouldn’t have an excuse to snuggle up on the couch with him and our little furry guy. Can’t snuggle up with him if he’s at the gym!

Prior to our exit from Michigan we were both members at a gym but hardly ever went. Well, New Year – New Us! We joined a gym over the weekend and made a commitment to both go together and tonight was the first night! With the 5K on St. Patty’s Day looming just a little over 9 weeks away I just completed my 1st training run and felt GREAT! I know that it won’t last too long and hard work will come in and I am looking forward to it :-).

3 days into the new me and I am still feeling good about it 🙂 let’s see if I can make it 21 days. (I am pretty sure I saw study somewhere that stated it takes 21 days of repetition to make something a habit and I want to make a habit of eating healthy and being fit. 3 days down 18 to go!


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New Year, New Me

2012 has come and gone in the blink of an eye. I won’t even pretend like it wasn’t jam packed because by my lack of blogging it evidently was busy. Although 2012 was the best year of my life so far I know that 2013 will give it its’ run for the money.

I use to have an old blog about losing weight and getting in shape and well, that fell to the way-side. This is not going to turn to that old blog it is still about me and Mr B and our life together, however more me than him since I write it :-).

Part of the new me in the new year that I am working on and re-focusing on again is my fitness and health. Mr B and I want to try to start a family in the next year and in order to do that I feel like I need to get my body in better shape to only better myself and our future baby. And to start that off on the right track I’ve done a few things in the first week of the new year.

1. I am going (ok already am going) to Boot Camp!

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Best Body Bootcamp that is. BBB is an awesome program that I have been thankful enough to enjoy once previously. It is ran by the lovely Mrs Tina Reale and is done all online through programs sent directly to you every few weeks. For someone like myself who has no clue what is going on when I get into the gym it is the perfect set-up because it teaches me what I should be doing for myself and my body! Today is only day 1 of the camp and I completed the Fitness Test just a little bit ago and boy do I hope (although I know) I’ll see progress at the end!

The second thing I am working towards in the new year is training for and running the Detroit International 1/2 Marathon in October. In preparation for that I signed up for my very first 5k that will take place on St. Patty’s Day – leaving me 9 weeks to train and get ready for that! I am hoping between the 8 weeks of bootcamp and the 8 weeks of 5k training I’ll be 8 weeks ahead of where I was last year when it came to bettering myself!

I know hardly anyone reads this however, it is nice to get things out there in the blog-world and feel a sort of accountability towards the world-wide-web!


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The B’s Have Moved!

So when someone tells you that the 3 most stressful things that one can encounter in their lives are marriage, new job and moving believe them. When you try to tell yourself that you can overcome the obstacles please take a few minutes to think about it.

In August Mr. B and I became man and wife, in September we house-hunted and I job searched. In October we bought a house and started the moving process. In November I started a new job AND we got the keys to our house.

Since my last post in early November a lot has happened in our lives! Moving, painting and unpacking a house is a crazy thing to do, all while you just started a job.

I will try to update a few times a week with the happenings of our lives but to be honest right now we are just enjoying the newly wed-life and new home-owner life.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Holiday season!

-Mrs B


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Holiday Season

It amazes me that the Holidays are already creeping up on us for this year. I can remember almost exactly everything of last year around this time, Mr B and I were still living in IN and we had been talking about getting engaged but little did I know shortly after the New Year we would be and then 7 months later we became man and wife.

There are a lot of things that hint that the season is upon us and come November 1st I always want to break out all of my decorations and start getting ready to enjoy the season fully! Sadly this year most of my things are packed away in boxes just waiting to become unpacked and let free again.

I may not have my awesome Frosty the Snowman coffee mug to use just yet but I am sweetening up my morning coffee with some Holiday spirit!

Last year Mr B and I got to go to Washington DC, my first trip ever, to visit friends and see the sites a few weeks prior to Christmas and I LOVED the decorations and can’t wait to drive around this year and see all of the festive lights and decorations in our new area. Here are a couple from last year’s trip!

This tree was absolutely huge and gorgeous and it put me in the Christmas spirit last year. Who knows what this year will bring but I am beyond excited for it!

 


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Life

I am not the best at posting all the time (even though I have not had an excuse not to seeing as I’ve been unemployed!) but things have actually all been falling into place for Mr B and myself over the past month. I mentioned last time how things have been a bit rocky since we moved back home not with our marriage nor our relationship but more so with my self-esteem with everything. Well my friends (or lack-there-of on here at this point womp womp) things are on the up-and-up and we could not be more thrilled!

We have FINALLY found a home, a gorgeous home, our dream home, our FIRST home and we are so so so close to closing on it like a matter of days now that we are giddy little school girls right now waiting to get the call!

(*please do not mind the bright pink mailbox we will be getting rid of it ASAP) But this is our home! It doesn’t look like a lot from the front however it is spacious (1400 sq.ft.) 3-bedrooms 1 bathroom and an open floor plan completely updated!

AND very excited that starting Monday I will officially be working full-time again! After (almost) 4-months of nothing but staying at home looking for jobs I am finally able to join the working world again and am beyond thrilled! I feel so blessed that I was able to find what is basically my “dream” job. (I say “dream” job because let’s be honest for right now starting back up again it is exactly what I was looking for!)

So there you have it my friends life has been moving on for the B’s and we couldn’t be more thrilled for what is coming up! I’ll make sure to post a full picture tour both pre-move and post-move so you can see what our home looks like :-).

And since I want to re-live our day that was just a short few months ago be on the look out for our wedding and honeymoon posts in the coming weeks 🙂


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Failure to Launch

I know I mentioned in a previous post about some of the timing of big life changes that have been happening to Mr B and myself over the past few months. As always “it is a long story” but the basics of it are that a little over a year ago we made the decision to follow a job opportunity for Mr B that took us to South Bend, Indiana. We had numerous discussions about the pro’s and con’s and our future (we were not yet engaged) and what it would mean for us.

Thankfully I was blessed with finding a job before we even moved Mr B into the new apartment. I moved down two weeks after he did and we started our life there. Fast-forward a few months to when we got engaged and were having to spend time up in Michigan a lot doing the planning and our thoughts on where we wanted to plant our roots changed. Quickly realizing how much our families meant to us we made a commitment to ourselves that we’d be moved back to Michigan by Summer 2013. Little did we know fate would have us here a whole year sooner.

On a trip home in early April Mr B’s mom was telling him of some changes at his old employer and how a position he had once wanted was open now. I talked him into applying “what could it hurt” and we were thrusted into a – no joke – three month long process. I always in the back of my mind wanted him so badly to get the job so we could move home, I had not grown un-happy with our life in Indiana but it was lonesome, we knew no one but ourselves and because of work schedules and traveling back and forth for wedding planning and fall activities we had a hard time getting to know people.

Well, as I said it was a three month process from the time he applied but after three months he was finally offered the job and we made the decision to move back home to Michigan, no house, no job for me and a wedding a little over a month away. We are so lucky his best friend has allowed us to move back in with him temporarily while we house-hunt but that is where we have failed to launch. After almost two full months of house hunting and three offers we are still at square-one. Not only that I have also yet to find a job – no good.

So here we are on our one-month anniversary of our marriage still living with our Best Man and his fiancé and me still looking for a job. I know life could be worse but I have to say this is not exactly how I thought the first month of my marriage would be. Please do not get me wrong I am so in love with Mr B and LOVE being Mrs B more than anyone can imagine I just wise our lives where exactly where we wanted them to be and everything was in place, but alas I suppose if that were the case it would not be life.

This has gotten longer than I expected so I’ll leave with just one thought – I suppose it doesn’t matter where I live or whom I live with beyond Mr B as long as we are together. I know that in due time we’ll find a house and I’ll land an awesome job but until then I’ll be content that we haven’t fully launched yet and continue to love every minute I get to spend as Mrs B!


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Transition

Although Mr B and myself have been together going on seven years now I have noticed a transition that is occurring and one I would not have thought I’d notice. Even though we have lived together for three years there is an odd unspoken transition that is coming forth.

It is nothing huge but it is a consideration for your spouse, your other half. Not that we are having issues in the slightest but it’s odd to think of how nothing would change in your relationship (or not much) but yet still finding small things.

One of the things I love most about Mr B is his willingness to work with me in almost every regard. I’ll save it for a later post but I am not working right now which is a change in itself since I have always been self-sufficient monetary wise for the past seven years since we’ve been together. I think that the transition of consideration is stemmed from the events that have occurred in the past four months for us (we relocated back to Michigan after a year away back in July – again more on that later).

I know that I am not alone and every couple goes through a transition phase in their relationships and ours is no different, I count my lucky stars it is not a bad one by any means but a transition still. I have loved everyday that I have been Mrs B thus far and know that these transitions we are having will only bond us together stronger and help our relationship in the long-run!