Oh hey there, do you remember me? I used to be a regular weight loss and fitness blogger! Life has been crazy lately and I confess, I'm having trouble finding time for social media these days. This blog has been an incredible outlet for me over the last two years. This blog gave me a voice and confidence when I was struggling to figure out where the new me fit into my old life. I cherish the friendships I've made through the blog, and the friendships I've been able to rekindle because of it. The blog has given me something I didn't even know I was looking for. Consequently, I'm reticent to let it go.
What happened? Well, I was promoted at work. Hip Hip Hooray! We bought a house. HEEEYYYOO! We added another puppy, Nacho's sister Nola, yes we are aware they will both need to be fixed. She'll get her own post on how that came to be soon!
|Nola (left) and Nacho (right) Like Peas and Carrots|
The house has been a milestone we've been working towards for some time now. Moving is exhausting ya'll. I have to admit, it was incredible to be able to use my body in a practical way. Thanks Live Fit, appreciate ya! My husband didn't have to call on a single friend to help us move furniture. This girl was able to lift and move every single thing. When we first bought our living room furniture set, I couldn't even scoot it across the floor. I felt like such a boss! What a woman!
|Moving is exhausting and most nights ended like this|
I did feel bitter sweet about leaving the apartment we shared together, since it was our first space to call home. I worked hard at making it feel like home while we lived there, and we had some really great times, building memories I know we'll always cherish. The next chapter, however, is exciting and I know we'll have many happy memories in our new space.
|The room(s) where I took all those selfies|
Yes, I've been busy. However, that's not the only reason I took a self imposed hiatus from this space. A few weeks before I took a break, something did happen that made me want to take a step back. I went back and forth between wanting to rant, rave, and use my voice here to declare what happened as something I feel is just plain mean and unnecessary. However, there's one thing I know for sure, giving a negative situation a voice only fuels it fire. That's all I've got to say about that. I am BACK. I'm hopeful that in taking a step back only those who truly enjoy Elle Noel stick around!
I'm looking forward to doing a bit of re branding. I want to keep the health and fitness, but include other areas of my life that I find fun. Examples: DIY, fashion, home remodeling, entertaining, all things fur baby, traveling, and more of my quirky sense of humor
which will include more insight from my husband, Mr. Noel. If you don't like him then we won't be friends.
Nacho and Nola inherited our ADD
This week I'm beginning Live Fit Phase Three. This will be my second round of phase three. I thoroughly enjoy this program. I don't have phenomenal fat loss results, because champagne and priorities, and that's just fine by me.
I hope you'll enjoy this new Elle Noel Chapter, I'm itching to give her a voice.
Happy Monday party people!!