peacin out

Ok I feel super crappy for doing this, especially cause just a couple days ago I was all, "ahh I have internet! I get to blog again!" But now that I can blog, I realize I really have no interest whatsoever to blog. This is the first time in my married life living with my husband, and honestly I'm just loving every second of being with him. I no longer really wanna be on the computer all the time. That's not really the only reason, the biggest is I really just don't feel like having a blog any more, I wanna tone it done on the social networking. But this makes me sad cause I've met so many awesome people through this blog! I still might be around reading other peoples blogs but for now I'm gonna set this to private(in a few days)

But if anyone wants to add me on facebook or twitter feel free! It's over here to the side I believe << I'm gonna miss everyone! You guys have seriously been so awesome! Like seriously awesome, thanks everyone for all of your sweet comments and support!! I may be back, but for now I'm out.


I'm finally Back!!

We've been in our new home for a month and a half now. We have actively trying to get internet for 2 weeks now. Finally at 9am we got internet!! Which is a perfect birthday present! I'm excited to start getting caught up on all of my blogging which includes finally reading blogs again!

I'm gonna get this place cleaned up today and take a bunch of pictures of our house. This week is going to be a pretty busy one, but also a pretty great one! Today is my birthday, then tomorrow is our two year anniversary! Then Thursday and Friday Alex is taking off which gives us a 4 day weekend getaway! I'm so excited!

Be prepared for a LOT of posts!


Busy+no Internet=no blog

I have been so crazy busy I've totally neglected my blog. And I've actually really been missing it. Alex got home on the 25th and we set off for our new home in north Carolina on the 1st. We got here on Friday the 4th and we love our new home!! We arrived signed the lease and started moving in right away! So much better than staying in a hotel and looking for a place when we get here. We're supposed to be getting Internet this week so when we do I plan on going blog crazy to catch everyone up on our life here!

For now here's a little sneak peak of our house


Milspouse Weekly Roundup #59

Michelle passed the torch along to me this week for the Weekly Roundup! The weekly roundup is a link up where you pick your favorite post from the week(or earlier) and link up to whoever is hosting that week!
Go here to see more about it
Everyone says a little about themselves so suppose I should too haha


I'm Sasha. As you can tell from that sicknast picture, I love hiking! I love other things too like running and my dogs


I may be bias but I think they're the cutest things ever

And of course I love this guy
Who also loves hiking and our dogs!

For next week I'm picking the lovely Fran!

Now everyone link up!


Biggest loser is on!

I have 9 people signed up for biggest loser right now! I will be emailing details out tonight and we will be starting the competition on Tuesday! If you or any friends or anyone wants to join send me an email! It will last 12 weeks and the grand prize is now at 90$! Let's try to get it up!! Sign up!


Have you seen

The preview for this movie. I cried during this preview. Why, I don't know. I just think it looks so beautiful and unique. Silent movies just don't exist anymore, this looks awesome!

I will definitely be seeing this.

Also, have you ever seen autotune the news? Of course you have. Bedroom intruder. The not as popular but just as funny Backin Up?

Well these kids autotuned a story from Phoenix and it is so funny!

Remember when I blogged about this, like a couple days ago haha

I think this will be really great we can get if we can get a lot of people to join in. I have 3 people interested right now. So email me if you're interested!! Start date might be next Wednesday. Could change. To not this Monday but next, we'll play it by ear. You can do any diet or exercise plan that works for you. And everyone is gonna be motivating each other, it'll be great! So email me!


Biggest Loser?

I've been thinking a lot(by a lot I mean this morning) That it would be so much fun to do a biggest loser throughout the blogosphere!
I know a lot of people are working on their fitness goals on their own, and I think it would be fun to do it together and encourage each other. We'll do weekly weigh in's and so it's fair we do it like the biggest loser does it and count weight percent lost, not just pounds. Everyone can put in maybe 5-10$ and the big winner would get the money at the end.
Who would all be interested in this? And if you are interested, would you wanna do an 8-10 week challenge before the new year for those of us that wanted to lose weight for their 2011 New Years Resolutions? Or would you wanna do 8-10 weeks after the New Year?
I've always wanted to do this and I hope other people do to! If you do want to do it pass it along to your blog to so we can get as many people as possible doing this!


? Peak

Last night I found this super awesome website, its called hikarizona.com. It has every single trail in Arizona and there are so effing many! I was excited when I found it, but I was also very sad. You see, I only have two and a half weeks left here. It seems I have found this a little too late :( It sucks I've been hiking the same 4-5 trails over and over and over..at LEAST 4 times each. But I wanna hike as many new trails as I can before I leave. So today I got my sister and we went off on a new trail..that trail, I have no idea what name it is, something peak.

It was so much fun. we were hiking for a bit and I'm we got like stuck or something, it seemed like we got to the top of the peak but I can't be too sure. The trail was so confusing! But we made the most of our confusion and took a lot of pictures it was so much fun.

Then after that we were walking back when we found another path. So we decided to take that! It was so fun to be somewhere totally different and get lost and explore.

And as always I took way to many pictures. I love the desert


That top right is what is supposed to be the trail..confusion..

posing with a cactus and roo jumping a pole


We met a cactus friend he was so cool! This is us laughing with him

We found a cute little tree in a cute little ditch. And the bottom right picture is me reenacting squatting and peeing by that tree..yes I peed by a tree cause I'm 5 years old and cant hold my bladder


Seems Fitting

I stepped on the scale this morning to find out I finally lost 50lbs!! I was freakin excited! It took me about forever and a day(about six and a half months) but I finally did it!! Now if I just need to loose about 30 more and I will be a happy camper. But this 50 is a big milestone for me!

I'm linking up with goodnight moon today

I thought this song/video went perfectly with how I'm feeling. Especially the end cause thats totally how I felt(and might have acted this morning)

Here is the video. Embedding was disabled. boo


Squaw Peak

I went hiking today with my best friend Michelle. It was such a nice day, fall finally happened here, it's only a high of 85. Lovely. The hike was good, This was Michelle's first time going so we stopped a lot at first but then half way through I went on without her. I hate doing that but she insisted. So I race up to the top real quick and ran down and met her. The I jogged most the way down. I remember when I used to do this I could barely do it. I felt like I was gonna die when I finished. But it's actually a pretty easy hike and I did it pretty quick. It felt so good to not be out of breath at all and be able to do it so good.


I love hiking in this weather. I think I'm gonna be going again on Friday maybe.


Oh yeah, that's why I love him

My husband reminded me of yet another reason why I love him. I got a package today and in that package I found the best thing ever!! Like really, ever!

Before I show you, remember when I bought this. Awesome right. But not as awesome as the present I got today!!


Ahhhh I love it!! When I opened it I was seriously jumping up and down with giddiness.

But don't worry he got himself a shirt too
hahaha Bill Murray

(both from the chivery)

Seriously LOVE these!
Love him!


Where the crap did September go?!

Seriously. I don't even remember a month passing. I feel like September just started half a week ago. I'm trying to remember what I even did the whole month, weird, I honestly can't remember. But I'm totally not complaining. My husband is coming home this month!!! Can't even begin to explain how excited I am!!

Friday, well Korea time, Alex got promoted!! He is now a specialist, I am so proud of him! He's only been at his first duty station for 11 mo and this is really amazing that he got promoted. I'm only saying that cause his unit kinda sucks at getting things done. But they got this done so thats good! But really I'm so crazy proud of him :)

Isn't he a babe. Yep, I know :)

Also if you've been following my blog for a while, you know I've been training for a 10k. And that 10k happened to take place today. I was so insanely nervous, this was my first race ever. Well first race on land, I'm a swimmer, not a runner, but now I guess I can say I'm a runner too! Three of my aunts and my mom and dad were able to come down and watch me, and I am so glad they were there to support me. The run went really well. I had a really good pace until the last mile and my hip like started wigging out and it hurt so bad, so I walked for like .40 of that mile. I loved how there were people along the track cheering and clapping, it was such a boost hearing that. At the 4th mile I saw my family and that was a big boost. Really though this was so much run, and I'm already looking forward to my next race! Me and the hubs are gonna do a half marathon for our 2 year anniversary :)

the fam minus my dad, he's taking the pics
waiting for the race to start
start of the race
seeing my family after mile 4 gotta do the thumbs up haha
my dad ran after me to get this haha
horrible picture of me. But this was such a happy moment

My official time was 69:29 which is an 11:11 mile, also 30 sec under my goal time. I'm happy with it, but at the same time I'm not, only cause I know I couldn't have gone harder(grrr that last mile) But still the same pretty happy with my accomplishment :)


Oh so Much

I have a lot of things to put on here today.

First of I got an award yay!
Love both these blogs!

The rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them.
2. Share 7 things about yourself!

So here are the 7 things about me
1. I love D. Phil. People like to rag on him but I like him, and watch every episode
2. I have 10x more room on the bed when my husband is home as apposed to when I sleep by myself. Because when I sleep by myself the dogs sleep on the bed with me and I get like a sliver of bed
3. I love my jeep. But I want my Acura back. Too bad we can't afford 2 cars right now or I would totally take it back
4. There is nothing more therapeutic to me then driving fast and listening to music at night
5. I think me and my husband have the best story(you can read at the button above) I might be bias but oh well
6. I never would have thought me and my husband would spend more time and go on more vacations together when we were dating than when we were married, but I also never factored the military into our plans when we were dating
7. I love Arizona. Actually I'm gonna be writing an Arizona post soon. Best. Place. Ever.

And I'm not gonna pass this on cause I'm pretty sure I've seen about everyone have it now haha

Next think on the list. Goodnight Moon link up!!

This is just because it's "our song" and absolutely 100% true Every thing just seems to be so much better when we're together

Now last thing. I've got a bunch of new followers lately and I feel bad I haven't really said "hey" So I want everyone to introduce themselves to tell me something about you(even if I already "know" you. and if I'm not already following you where I can follow!

Oh and big P.S. my love comes home in 26 days!! so soon!!


Marathon Monday Week 8

I have been so absent from internet life lately. It's weird, I deleted my facebook Wednesday and I really don't miss it. I have so much more free time now, turns out I was a bit addicted haha. The last time I was even on the internet at all was like Saturday. I'm feeling a little anti social (networking) lately haha.
Sorry I've been such a slacker lately, usually I'm so good at commenting back to comments. I think I'll start getting back on here and on your blogs! but I did want to get on here and do this cause this is my last week training.
The 10k is this Saturday! Eeekkk!! I'm crazy freakin nervous.

September 19th-25th

Monday 19th: 3.66 miles 44:39
Tuesday 20th: Rest
Wednesday 21st: 5.16 miles 58:30 & 1 hr yoga
Thursday 22nd: Lower body
Friday 23rd: 3.06 miles 32:00 &upper body
Saturday 24th: 6.05 miles 69:13
Sunday 25th: Rest


Facebook & My Day

I know, I know, everyone for the past day has been complaining about the new facebook. And yes, I am here to do the same.
The new update is total bull. Anything you say to anyone everyone can see. WTH is up with that?!
I transferred all of my pictures from facebook to google+ tonight and deleted my facebook.

If anyone wants to find me I'm on there. Just search Sasha Sverdrup. And no, I don't care if people know my last name, it's my email. People can figure it out in like a second.

Today was a pretty good day.
I woke up and ran 5.16 miles in 58:30. Fairly satisyed with that time.

& this is what my afternoon looked like today.
I swam a little and tanned and read my book, why yes, that is Twilight.
I wanna soak up every last bit of summer. Which by the way doesn't seem to be ending here. It was 103 today and Thurs, Fri, & Sat it's going to be a high of 104.

After some pool time. I got some great color by the way. I finished my math homework.
Pretty good day indeed

I might have to do this again tomorrow haha


It's a sweat pant wearing kinda day

Today I'm taking a break from working out. My body is super sore. So i decided I felt like doing some homework and chillin in my sweats all day

that is not my room by the way. Well it was, that's why it's decorated all cute. That was allll me. But my sister took it over when I moved out :( and she took my other sisters room too. Yes she currently resides in two rooms, both of which are much bigger than the one I live in. But I digress.

Dont worry I'm staying in my house(which is freezing) and pretending it's cold enough outside to wear sweats. It's not by the way, it's actually 101 outside right now. And yes it is the end of september.

My favorite show starts back up tonight and I'm so freakin excited!! Yay for biggest loser!!

Invade you can't read my shirt in the mirror...

My sister bought me this shirt for Christmas 2 years ago. But I ne'er wore it cause it was soooo small. But I didn't wanna exchange it cause that's embarrassing right. But I tried it on today and much to my surprise it's a little loose! Talk about exciting!!

Also today I died my hair. I wanted to wait to get it done professionally but thats way out of my budget tight now and my grays and roots were insane. Yes I have gray hair. I've had gray hair since I was 11 and got teased a bunch for it so I started dying it regularly since then.
Anyways. I just bought box color which I hardly ever do but I think this is my favorite color my hair has turned out. I think I'll continue buying that color. I really love it!

Yes I'm also laughing at myself for taking mirror pictures

And one last random thought of the day My lover comes home in exactly 5 weeks!! Holy cow that's so soon!!


Marathon Monday Week 7

Dang I just realized I've been doing this 7 weeks and I haven't got too far with my miles. I have got my endurance up quite a bit so thats good. Twice this week I ran for 30 min without stopping. I've never done that before now!

If you read my last post you probably think I'm really stupid and over reacting about eating not so good for a few days. And really I probably was haha I was just in a weird mood and mad that I wasn't doing awesome. It did help to write it out though and I got back on track Saturday afternoon and have been back on track! Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments!

September 12th-18th

Monday 12th: Rest
Tuesday 13th: 2.90 miles 34:23
Wednesday 14th: 3.53 miles 42:16
Thursday 15th: Rest
Friday 16th: 2.80 miles 30:01 & upper body
Saturday 17th: 2.92 miles 30:10 & 1 hour yoga
Sunday 18th: 4.07 miles 47:03

Last night I went to RoadRunner Sports and got a new water bottle. I LOVE it! It has a little strap on it that goes on my hand so I don't really have to hold it when I run its just kind of on my palm. And its insulated which is awesome cause I was running with plastic water bottles that got so hot and gross in the middle of my run, and, and it has a little pocket that holds my i phone perfectly so I dont have to hold it in my other hand while I run!


Just 13 days till the 10k!!


Let's get real

I always talk about how good I've been able to do on my diets but I'm gonna get real here. I'm not doing so good this week. This really sucks to say/write out loud. But it's true. I don't seem to have any diet motivation. That doesn't mean that I'm stuffing my face and eating a lot of crap. I did have a day where I had a chicken biscuit from Chick-fil-A and then a crunchwrap supreem from Taco Bell. And then I was sick as crap the rest of the day(that was wed)

Let's start from the begining. I allow myself a freeday every 10 days or so when I start to plateau. My free day involves stuffing my face, after a long morning run of course. And then the next day I go back to my diet, and back to loosing weight. Well things didn't quite go as planned this week. I didn't stuff my face on Wednesday, I just had those things listed above, cause it turns out my body can't handle bad food, at all.

So I woke up Thursday, thought it was gonna be a good day. I had an apple for bfast. Then it went downhill when I had a granola bar and a brownie. Crap just screwed up my diet. And thats all I had for the whole day, then at night I had pizza. It's not like I'm eating a ton of bad stuff, not even a lot of food at all. I just don't have motivation to eat my diet food, or a lot of any food really. I NEED to get my motivation back and start eating good! Someone help me!!

Oh and if you're wondering how I did the rest of the days. I did good all day Friday until Friday night when I had a granola bar and some veggie chips and an otter pop. Crap ruined again!!

Then today I had an apple for bfast(I need to buy eggs) And then I went to movie and lunch with my mother in law this afternoon and I had a chicken sandwich at chick-fil-a. So here we go again, not going good dang it. But I really am going to try so hard the rest of the day and Sunday I WILL DO BETTER!! It's just so frustrating I feel like I'm failing so bad. I know I'm not eating a lot but I'm not eating a lot of good either. I just don't have motivation to eat anything really.

At least the one thing I can say is that I've still been working out hard. But really I just wanna cry right now. I don't get whats wrong with me these last few days. I wanna get out of it!!


I'll show you mine if you show me yours

I'm linking up with Asleigh from This lil Heart of Mine to do I'll show you my vlog is you show me yours!

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It's pretty awkward. Be prepared.

Now everyone go link-up and do a vlog!

P.S. today is a super awesome day. Wanna know why? My lover comes home in 39 days!!! Holy freak were in the 30's!! Oh and Vampire Diaries Starts Tonight. Eeeekkk!!
Oh and remember that one time when I was like this is my 200th post! Well this is actually my 200th. I went through and deleted a lot of crap from my blog. I had about 10 posts about fist. No joke.


Wordless Wednesday: I love my dogs

These guys are mine





These are my parents/sisters




But really they might as well all be mine since I do most of the caring/training.

Oh and not so wordless. If you follow me on twitter(if not you should) you know I'm supposed to be working on my bio essay. Not blogging or watching an insane amount of You Tube music videos. I just can't focus!


The weekend

Remember how I said I went to California this weekend. Well, truth is I really didn't want to go too bad. All the girls in my family were going up for my cousins wedding and they made a girls trip out of it. I didn't wanna go cause I had quiz's to get done and honestly I'm just tired of going out of town so much. But it was a fun trip. As much as I just wanted to get back home the whole time haha I'm such a homebody. Oh and my sister flew into LA from NC for the wedding it was fun seeing her too. and the wedding was really nice

Here are some pictures of the trip. The wedding and then the next day we went to the beach




Also, a facebook friend just posted this. eeekkkk!!

Also again I made another photobucket comparison and it is really cracking me up how hideous I was in it.
Go ahead you may laugh.

Also, also I think I wanna try doing Marathon Monday as a link-up and see how that goes. But I am totally lost in the making of buttons. A button for the link-up, not the blog.
So if anyone knows how to do that business I would greatly appreciate some help!

Marathon Monday Week 6

Thanks everyone for all of your sweet and wonderful comments on my last post. I feel like I've been a little MIA this week. I went out of town again, I know I'm always gone. At least it feels like it to me. I went to California Saturday and Sunday. I'll put up some pictures of that trip later, but right now its marathon monday!

September 5th-11th

Monday 5th- 2.46 miles 26:02
Tuesday 6th- 3.02 miles 31:00
Wednesday 7th- 3.20 miles 35:00
Thursday 8th- 2.02 miles 21:05 & upper body
Friday 9th- 3.24 miles 39:50 & lower body
Saturday 10th- pool workout & 15 min yoga
Sunday 11th- 1,42 miles 16:50 & .75 mile jog on beach

Ok so question. What would everyone think of doing Marathon Monday as a weekly link-up? You could link-up any fitness or weight loss goals for the week.
So honest opinions. Stupid? Not? Yes? No?


True Life: I'm a Healthy Living Blogger

Today I'm linking up with Mrs. Monologues and Tara at fabulous but evil for their True Life link up! And yes That would be again. I guess I'm not just a general blogger haha

It seems pretty weird to call myself that but I guess that's kinda what this blog has transformed to.

You see I didn't always start out as a health living anything. Actually, I was a very unhealthy girl. All my life I have been overweight. When I was younger and the fattest girl of all my friends I basically hated life. I was so mad that all of my friends could eat whatever they want and be thin as poles. I tried dieting on and off in my life, tried so many diets but nothing ever stuck, it usually resulted in my putting a little more than before on.
I guess I was never really totally committed. But something this year just finally clicked for me. I needed make a change.

I started really committing to myself in the end or March of 2011 and things have been really going great. I became a fitness addict and really on top with a healthy diet. To date I am at 44 lb weight loss and have really never felt better in my life.

I know my face kills me in this picture too, but it's the closest thing I have to a recentish picture of my face


I'm currently training for my first race and I document all of my training on Marathon Monday. I also blog about my weigh in's workouts, hiking, my dogs, and also about adventures in being a military wife

I still have a long way to go. So come follow me on my blog as I blog about my journey in trying to live a healthy life and being an army wife and dog mom!