2018 So Far

I’M LATE POSTING THIS BECAUSE LIFE!!

There are a few things that I intended on accomplishing this year. I have a list! (The real question is, when do I not have a list?!)

  • Create a Savings Plan
    • I am using the Dave Ramsey methods, and I recommend his book Total Money Make over and the use of his envelope system. This is where you get your power back when it comes to spending and saving money! 51ayznq412bl

 

  • I also upped my 52 weeks savings plan from just saving by what week it was in the year to attempting to take the 5,000.00 52 week money challenge. We will see how this will work out this year. I have faith! If you want to follow it is never too late to save a dollar and some!

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  • Be more committed to fitness
    • I now work out 4-5 times a week. I typically only can dedicate one hour to fitness in my day and I make sure It is worth it. I have a plan and a purpose. I just want to make sure that heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases are kept at bay. I also want legs like I had when I was in track. It is going to happen people! I joke with my friends all the time about how I want to look like edible arraignments LOL. Now even some of them are jumping on that whole snack bandwagon!
    • I follow some pretty inspiring people on the “Gram” @FitfoodieLe @FollowtheLita @MassyArias are a few people who I am truly inspired by. I feel like they offer something I can truly benefit and can learn from.
    • I plan to run 5 or more 5k runs this year as well.
  • Utilize my power in saying No
    • *big sigh* Hi, my name is Sharde and I am a person who seems to over commit myself to everything. I am the go – to in my family, friends, and many others because, well my heart is that big. I sometimes forget about myself in that equation like, how am I going to be at two birthday parties that start within 30 minutes of each other? I have learned to send a “I can’t make it” Or a firm no with zero explanations. I feel empowered and like I am taking care of myself when I use the word no. There has to be a recharge period for me and a reset. If I do not take care of me, how will I be useful to anyone else.
  • Graduate Grad School
    • I do not know if I have really mentioned to anyone BUT! I am in school. Inspiration behind is I intended on accomplishing this in 2014, but God had other plans for me that year. I had my daughter and put the degree on the back burner. I picked it up in the summer last year and I will complete the task this year! So far,  I have been doing great with my studies, and when the time is right, I will make moves that align with my career goals.

So far life has been great this year. I hope to cover some interesting topics on my blog, such as life or responsibility as a single mother, trying to have a fitness regimen while being a single mama, empowering yourself, and learning to go with the flow in those times that things do not go according to our plans.  Hope that someone can take my life lessons and apply them to their life.

Well, That Was Quick…

My child is 10 months old. 10 entire months ago I was on the verge of having her.(See pic below)

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Amazing how time flies!  Well My little babe can do so much! She is curious, full of personality, and loves to smile. She is eager to learn about new surroundings and things, she crawls on all 4’s (the cutest thing you will see), and now she is standing. You better believe I am one proud mama!  She also finally has a tooth! It came in about a week and some change ago. Check her out in action on my Instagram page here.

 

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I am currently planning her  1st birthday and everything seems to be coming together pretty well. I hope it all goes off without a hitch on her big day. Planning things typically can bring out your creativity and really make you do some research. I plan on having a unique theme since it is her 1st birthday. I plan to blog about what my ideas are. I have an online vision board of sorts, and  I am trying my best not to spend too much money! It is hard to edit yourself when you have a little girl. I thought people were lying when they said they will make you spend all of your money. I’m here to tell you they were not lying nor exaggerating. There is an abundance of cute clothes and trinkets out there for baby girls. I’m going to go ahead and join buyers anonymous.

So let’s talk  postpartum working out. I haven’t really done it. I committed myself to it one week and then my work/life/obligations I let them take priority over it. I promise I will get back on it. TBD though. My sHERO for fitness after pregnancy is fitfoodiele. The girl is amazing. 2 kids, and a hubby and an entourage of small businesses, she finds the time! You can check out her blog for fitspiration at fitfoodiele.com or on Instagram @fitfoodiele I do plan on getting back to blogging about my fitness chronicles but if you need a resource she def takes the cake!   Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend mine starts today! WOOT!

20 weeks and a TMI Tag

I am officially 20 weeks pregnant!

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This is basically the halfway point and I feel my baby move! At this particular week women go for what is called an anatomy scan to get the baby’s measurements and to see if they are growing adequately. My baby is on track and her legs and feet are long. Well, that is expected, being that I am a 6 footer and her Dad is just as tall as me. Every day her kicks are getting stronger and it is making me fall more and more in love with my baby. I have also become obsessed with my baby shower planning and making sure my registries are complete. Pinterest has become the place for all ideas that I am thinking of.  I also found a sale on a 4 in one crib for a decent price at Target So Awesome!

Enough baby talk! Let’s get to the TMI Tag, taken from The Dancing Runner’s blog 🙂

 What are you wearing?
Grey slacks, an old hoochie shirt dress I am using as a shirt, and my grey blazer
2: Ever been in love?
I have, it was a while ago.
3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
absolutely
4: How tall are you?
6feet !
5: How much do you weigh?
With the baby? I am 190+
6: Any tattoos?
Three two on my pelvic bone(ouch an Orchid and butterfly) and a huge butterfly on my side.
7: Any piercings?
My ears and belly button
8: OTP?
Frozen Yogurt
9: Favorite show?
Bravo TV, Blacklist, Scandal!
10: Favorite bands?
Janelle Monae’s Orchestra
11: Something you miss?
My wonderful abs and the ability to overeat without barfing 🙂
12: Favorite song?
Right now, Love on Top – Beyonce (Well because my baby is my little love on top!)
13: How old are you?
28 almost 29
14: Zodiac sign?
Taurus
15: Quality you look for in a partner?
Family oriented, charming, sense of humor, stable, and adventerous
16: Favorite Quote?
Character is who you are when no one is looking -MLK
17: Favorite actor?
I dont have one but I enjoy those who play very believable characters like those in Homeland
18: Favorite color?
Purple(any variation)
19: Loud music or soft?
Loud!
20: Where do you go when you’re sad?
To the couch to watch tv
21: How long does it take you to shower?
10 minutes.
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
20 minutes max
23: Ever been in a physical fight?
Yes, a few. Back in the day, only to protect myself.
24: Turn on?
A person who takes good care of themselves
25: Turn off?
Cockiness
26: The reason I started blogging?
Just to chronicle my journey through my late 20’s and see if I could really give fitness my all.
27: Fears?
Killing bugs and having to sweep them up. Grosssss or a bug crawling on me.
28: Last thing that made you cry?
When Cyrus’ husband died on Scandal
29: Last time you said you loved someone?
Today when I left my dog to go to work
30: Meaning behind your blog Name?
Shoedooo is a nickname that my sister gave me years ago and it stuck!
31: Last book you read?
My Business and Society book for class
32: The book you’re currently reading?
Nothing but for school
33: Last show you watched?
Some show on Bravo
34: Last person you talked to?
Co-workers
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
The father of my child.
36: Favorite food?
Mexican, Mac and Cheese, Cheese, Yogurt, ect
37: Place you want to visit?
Madrid
38: Last place you were?
Work
39: Do you have a crush?
Nobody as of yet
40: Last time you kissed someone?
Had to be November if you don’t count me kissing my dog
41: Last time you were insulted?
Eh…. Thursday or Friday.
42: Favorite flavor of sweet?
Dark Chocolate
43: What instruments do you play?
I can play piano by ear sometimes
44: Favorite piece of jewelery?
My watches
45: Last sport you played?
Flag Football???? I cant remember
46: Last song you sang?
Supposed to be Mine by – Vivian Green
47: Favorite chat up line?
What is a chat up line?
48: Have you ever used it?
I dont know….
49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
My sister, My cousin and a friend on Sunday
50: Who should answer these questions next?
All my Readers!

Weekly update

I’ve been trying to get back into being consistent with my blog, but it appears, I have not been doing so well!

I have a few things to announce:

  • I started school again and I will be taking 6 hours of grad courses
  • I finally have a lot more energy going on around here for a minute there I thought I would just be like a bear and hibernate
  • I will be doing two 5k’s one is in April.
  • I will be taking a road trip to ATL with my Dad!

 

I have some other very exciting things to announce in the coming weeks and you will be floored. “-)

This past week I have been reading for my classes, making sure my calendar is marked so I will not forget any assignments. I got my dog a nice little haircut and he is liking it I think. I plan on doing more dog parenty things with him. I need to step up my activity as a dog parent. Chasing him and playing fetch can only go so far. Well, here are some pics!

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I went and got a pedi and my eyebrows waxed

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Had some lovely Froyo!
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Gizmo and me cuddling

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I’m definitely doing this this year!!!! Can you tell by now I like challenges/tasks? Haha Happy Holidays everyone! I will post my things from IG (Instamagram) of course follow me at shoedooo (it’s sort of my name for most social sites)