Monthly Archives: March 2012

Nutrition Banquet

So Adam and I have been a part of the nutrition program for the wellness center from the school, and yesterday they had a big banquet to celebrate the end of the semester. It was so fun! They had a big table full of sandwich things and chocolate covered strawberries. They ended up having prizes for the most weight lost and points and things. Adam and I both ended up having the highest amount of weight loss for both the boys and girls category. And Adam actually lost the most weight of everyone there for the whole nutrition program! It was so awesome! The nutrition people came up to us after personally and talked about how awesome we did with it and it just made us feel really good 🙂 We ended up getting certificates and a mini George Foreman Grill for the weight loss prize!

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These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

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A Day in the life of being happily married…

So today was a very beautiful day! It was sunny and warm, so we decided to go out for a fun bike ride and head to the park and just spend some time together. We definitely needed the fun in the sun for sure! Adam was my little monkey climbing on trees haha I love him. And he doesn’t mind me loving pink so much 😉

It was an adventurous day!

These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

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Update on Our Journey of Health!

So being that it is St. Patrick’s Day, we were going to do the Lucky Charm 5K at the school and dress up for it, but Adam got a sinus infection a couple days ago, poor hun 😦 But thankfully he is on the upswing, we just didn’t want him to be running outside in the rainy yucky weather today. Haha neither of us are really wearing green today now that I think of it (please no one pinch us! lol) BUT I did make broccoli and cheese for lunch…..so green is in our tummies-WIN!

I also found a really cool craft idea from pinterest to document our weight loss. I made weight loss marble jars! You put a pebble in the “weight lost” jar for every pound that you have lost, and take it from the “weight left” jar. Adam and I have one now!

 The gold is the “weight lost” jar 🙂

 Adam’s Jar! He has lost 33 pounds so far!!! Way to go love!

 My jars! I have lost 17 pounds! I am pretty much ready to maintain at this point, I just put a pebble or two so I can have the jar jingle! lol

It has been such an amazing experience getting healthy with my Adam. We eat tons of veggies and fruits and whole grains and we can tell such a difference in how we feel and our energy levels.

We shall continue on our journey and keep doing our best!

For those who want to lose a few pounds, trust me, all it takes is eating out less, more fresh food, and heading to the gym for even just 30 minutes. Anyone can do it! Start today!

These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

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Sunshine and Bike Rides

So Rexburg has been very kind this winter…meaning there isn’t 10 million feet of snow and negative degree weather. It has been so nice! I am sure Adam is not as thrilled to be without his snow (he loves drifting in his car) but it has been very nice to not have my jeans be wet up to my ankles. Because of this, we have been able to be outside more and have some fun. In particular, bike riding! I got a new pink bike and we have been hittin the town! We have been riding to school, to the gym, and even to redbox to get a movie. Haha. I love this almost summer weather and cannot wait to be able to go swimming and more picnics and everything else that is wonderful about summer 🙂

We have been doing good also with the gym and everything. It is crazy though what I am learning about the body and how everything works! There is a reason why I had been gaining weight in the past, or had a hard time losing…STRESS AND LACK OF SLEEP. The nutrition was obvious for me to change, but stress and lack of sleep causes your hormones to go crazy and release more cortisol, which is good for homeostasis and to help your body regulate, but it is also a fat retainer basically. So if you want to lose weight, get at least 7-8 hours of sleep and make sure to stress less! Do mediation, get a massage, whatever it takes 🙂 (along with exercise and diet of course).

I hope everyone has been having a great week!

 Adam and I on one of our Sunday bike rides! It was a good 6ish mile ride!

These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

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Things I Find Satisfying and Wonderful

I was laying in bed last night talking with Adam about the day and I remember feeling so satisfied. I was happy. We had just finished watching Grey’s Anatomy together (yes, he watches it with me, after sweetly asking, haha I just need someone there to be shocked or happy or angry with me when things happen!) and I noticed that such a simple thing made me feel good, so I started thinking of things that give that much needed sigh of happiness or extra dose of excitement.

Here is what I have come up with so far:

-Taking a long hot shower that causes plenty of steam in the bathroom so you’re NOT getting goosebumps from being cold once you step out.
-Realizing your favorite shirt is clean, and the jeans look great with them.
-Making the perfect amount at dinner for however many people are there.
-Rolling over in bed, and seeing your cute husband sleeping next to you.
-Sweating like a pig after a good workout.
-A very long yawn, and a huge sneeze that leaves you almost exhausted haha.
-Realizing you have a Grey’s Anatomy episode to watch online.
-Going to the temple with friends and family.
-A warm hoodie on a cold day. (Also, a warm bed on a cold morning)
-When Adam winks at me from across the room or in public.
-Eating exactly what you are in the mood for.
-Laughing at Adam and I’s morning hair in the morning. (I have a lions mane normally and Adam’s hair looks like someone made all his hair stand up on one side.)
-A full tank of gas.
-Thinking your favorite snack is gone, and as you throw the box away, there is one delectable treat at the bottom.
-Watching scary movies in a scary place, sandwiched by your husband and best friend. Then laughing when your husband only jumps as a result of you and your best friend screaming.
-A perfect, scratch free, coat of nail polish.
-Referencing a funny quote that people actually understand and laugh at.
-Walking through a store and Adam grabs my hand 🙂
-Saving 15% or more on car insurance……hahah just kidding. (Although Im sure the people who do feel good too lol)
-Taking the perfect picture…as well as taking a horrible picture that you giggle at and want to hide under a rock for a couple days haha.
-When I do my hair and makeup and Adam notices 🙂 (Or when he calls me pretty even without doing it.)
-When you think a cop is driving behind you because you were speeding, only to see him turn on a diff road.
-Laughing at texts at an awkward time…or knowing that your text caused someone to do that..(haha sorry Merinda!)
-When you’re so tired that you cant stop yourself from giggling at everything!
-Doing everything you planned to do for the day.
-A sparkly clean house and relaxing afterward with a good book.
-Finding a piece of gum at the bottom of your purse that you KNOW you need.
-When you wake up for the day and you’re actually ready to be up, not trying to bury your head under the pillow for “5 more minutes.”
-Singing as loud as you can in the car to your favorite songs.
-Playing guitar/piano with Adam. (We will record one day and put it on here I promise.)
-When you read a funny story or quote that pretty much defines your entire life and relationship.
-Adam’s celebratory “yeah!” when he finishes a really difficult angry bird level.
-Being all caught up on your homework! And knowing that there was actual effort put in!
-Stepping on the scale and seeing your hard work pay off.
-When my wonderful husband knocks all the snow and ice off my truck for my 7:45am class…cuz he knows I am too lazy and will drive seeing through whatever the windshield wipers will wipe off haha
-A fresh hair cut that makes you feel good.
-Silly sloppy kisses with my hubby that leave us in a fit of giggles.
-Luscious baby skin and their adorableness!
-And last but not least, being affectionate with my super sexy and amazing husband!

So I know I could have gone on forever, but I wouldnt want to be the reason people develop the need for glasses….sooooooooo that is all. lol.

I just think people should enjoy the random funny things and sweet moments that life give you. If you cant learn to laugh…then go get your vocal chords removed….hahah jk.

These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

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