Monday, March 30, 2015

Celebrating 3 years with the love of my life...

On March 15, I had the honor of celebrating my 
three year anniversary with the love of my life!

Originally, we had planned to go away that weekend and spend time skiing and enjoying each other's company but because of a dance audition, we had to cancel last minute.

Regardless, we had a wonderful night. 

We went to one of our favorite restaurants in downtown Boston, Abby Lane, and enjoyed delicious gourmet cuisine.

If you are ever in the Downtown Theater District of Boston, I highly recommend Abby Lane. Especially in the spring and summer month, I suggest sitting upstairs because they open all the windows!

Anyways, we spend the majority of our night enjoying wine and beer, talking and laughing.

Because of my crazy dance schedule lately, Brendan and I hadn't gotten a lot of time to hang out, catch up and just chat like we usually do.

He's the most understanding, flexible, supportive person I've ever met and I'm lucky to have him in my life. 

It's funny because when we hit out 1 year anniversary, I can remember thinking, "Wow, it feels more like 5 years have gone by!"
But not that it's our 3 year anniversary, I find it hilarious that now I'm thinking, "Wow, it only feels like 1 year."

The reason I say this is because it literally feels like just yesterday that I met him 6 years ago in high school. Or that it feels like just yesterday when we had our first kiss outside my house 3 years ago when we started dating.

I find it interesting that in the beginning it felt like time was going so slow and that it felt as though years and years had gone by, and now I'm looking at out relationship and I honestly can't believe it's already been three years.

It's been three years of nothing but joy, laughter, support, love, listening, affection and any other synonym I can think for any f these words.

My only wish is that more people in the world got to experience what I experience with Brendan everyday. 

I love him to the moon and back a thousand time and I always will.

Until next time,

Friday, March 27, 2015

Does drinking 64 oz. of water a day ACTUALLY work?!

Do you actually drink the daily recommended amount of water? 
I know I definitely don't! 

According to WebMD: “In general, you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day."

That being said, I weigh about 122 lbs., so I should be drinking between 61-122 ounces of water everyday.

According to Authority Nutrition and the 8x8 Rule, we should drink 8 glasses of water that are 8 ounces (64 oz. total) each. That's about two liters, or half a gallon of water. 

Why, you may ask, have I been looking into this? Well, I am always dehydrated. Because I am always dehydrated I am constantly tired and get chronic headaches. When I go to sleep, I wake up al test once, and when my alarm sounds in the morning I have the absolute hardest time getting out of bed. I also lack motivation, desire and ambition to carry out simple tasks like returning phone walls or email. Not to mention lately I have been suffering from extremely dry skin, random acne breakouts and chapped itchy lips.

I've heard through the grape vine that not only can drinking the recommended amount of water daily improve all those things I suffer from above, but it can also improve other aspects of your life, such as decrease the amount of stored fat in your legs and tummy and filter more impurities out of your body.

My goal will be to go a whole week (then hopefully a whole month) drinking at least 64 ounces of water everyday.

I am looking forward to hopefully seeing some major improvements. I understand that the will take time (much more than a week or month), but I am ready for the challenge. 

It's time for me to make a valid effort to improve my health and overall well being.

If you would like to join me on my journey, or just follow along, make sure to like, comment, +1, and subscribe to my blog!

Until next time,

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I quit blogging?!

Hello everyone,

You may be asking, where the heck have I been?! 
Has Ines quit blogging?!

The last time I wrote a post was on Christmas day. I decided to tackle the 25 day leading up to Christmas and challenged myself in something I called "25 days of Blogmas". Well, that consumed my entire existence and I guess you could say that up until now I've had no motivation to continue writing.

A lot has happened since then... I mean, it has literally been three months.

I am currently sitting in my living room, on my phone. I've refreshed all my social media and nothing has changed. That's when I remembered my poor blog and all of you amazing people! I've been so neglectful and with a little extra time on my hands and some sudden motivation and inspiration, I have decided to challenge myself yet again. 

But, this time I challenge myself to never go three months without blogging again.

Since I last posted on My, Myself and Ines, I have...
1. Received my degree!
2. Been given my teaching license.
3. Made the Dean's List.
4. Auditioned for my fifth year as a Boston Cannons Dancer.
5. Auditioned to be a Patriots Cheerleader for the first time.
6. Been given a pay raise at work.
7. Applied to grad school!
8. I turned 24.
9. I went on yet another Caribbean Cruise as a grad gift from Brendan <3

So far March has been the most wonderful month!

That just names a few. There's so much more that has been going on, and each of those things above have so any more details associated with them, so for now I hope to create a blog post dedicated to each of those milestones.

Anyways, I have to get ready for work. 
It's so great to be back and I'm super excited to see where this year takes me!

Until next time,