As promised…


…I’m back 🙂

Of course it’s 10:41 p.m. here so I literally had an hour and 19 minutes left to make good on my promise but better late than never.


Here it goes: We’re back to fitspo for the day because I did a vegan grocery haul! YAY. I already put away all of the food and what not so I’m going to take a photo in the morning when I meal prep before work. I’m super excited because tomorrow I am starting the 21 Day Fix – finally. I’ve been wanting to try this for probably a good nine months to about a year now. If you don’t know what the 21 day fix is, here is a link to a webpage that explains what it is. I will go more in-depth tomorrow when I post about my first day on the plan and what I chose to eat. If you couldn’t already tell, I am choosing to complete this plan COMPLETELY vegan. Therefore you won’t see any meat, dairy or any other animal products in anything that I post during the next three weeks – not even honey.

I honestly wish that I would have gone ahead and started this a while back, but I’m choosing to do so now as I leave for Miami six weeks from tomorrow. (Yikes! It’s so close!) Due to the life changes that I’ve recently gone through as well as sheer laziness, I have gained back most of the weight that I lost earlier in the year which does suck BUT there is no time like the present to get back on track. I know I won’t lose a ton before my trip, but I just want to kick-start it because of course once I return from Miami I will still be continuing with my weight loss journey and just a healthy lifestyle journey in general.

All in all, I feel like things are finally coming together in my life and there will now be some consistency in all areas whether it’s my health, my finances or something else, and I am so beyond happy and grateful for that. 2017 really is my year. I can feel it. I’m following the steps of my 2017 Happiness Project and I can’t wait to get that posted for you guys. I know I’ve mentioned it at least once or twice, but THIS WEEK I will have it posted. Be on the lookout because it’ll be up no later than Saturday at 11:59 p.m. Haha.

Also today I took a long, hard look and my finances and man…*shakes head*

Being an adult SUCKS when it comes to money, but budgeting does help. I will be posting about my simple budgeting techniques soon as well because I declare that 2017 is the year that I get my financial house in order (you know, being that it’s my year and all). I have credit card debt, students loans to pay back, rent, phone bill, energy bill, YOU NAAAAAME IT (5 points if you get the reference lmfao)!

Soooooooo that is just a quick update of what I have coming up for you all for sure this time. The 2017 Happiness Project post will be up no later than Saturday night as to make it onto The Gems of Jas by the end of this week. I’m pretty sure my finance post will tie in with that one somehow some way as being financially stable is definitely a BIG part of some people’s happiness. At least I know it is for mine in particular. You will be getting information about what I’m eating and the workouts that I’m doing as was promised way back in one of my earlier posts. I am finally BACK and better than ever 🙂 With that being said, I am also beyond tired as I’ve been up since 8 a.m. It’s 11:12 p.m. now and I have to be up early to get a workout in before my dentist appointment which is right before work.

Goodnight my lovelies.

xoxo – jas.

Song of the Day: Bad and Boujee – Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert

Quote of the Day: “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.”          – G.K. Nielson


February 10.


Hey to whoever is reading this and HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

In my last post I neglected to include that I started a new job at the beginning of this week, and it’s kind of intense at the moment because we’re training right now so my posts won’t really be frequent. I’m writing this one now because I realized I need to stay active with my posts because otherwise it’ll only be my weight loss updates once per week and that’s boring. Especially since this blog isn’t just about getting healthy.

With that being said, I really want to get the post about my 2017 happiness project up tonight or tomorrow. I would start it right now but I’m going to the movies to see the new Fifty Shades around midnight (it’s 10:36 here) and I don’t want to start writing about it because it means so much to me and I would rather have my attention on just that as opposed to writing and getting ready. Knowing me though I’ll probably end up writing the first few sentences anyway.

Oh, and in case anyone is wondering the job is going well. I mean I can only speak on the training but it’s cool. I really, REALLY like the people that I work with. The whole environment is really team oriented, everyone knows one another and management is truly in your corner. It’s definitely a great company where I believe I’ll be able to learn a lot and eventually bring those skills to my next position. The pay is really nice too so that’s a definite bonus.

Lastly, as I’ve said before I want to do a TON of things with this blog so please just bear with me and I promise you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

I’ll be back in a few hours to write my post and fill you in on the way my week went work wise and how that affected my diet.

xoxo – jas.

P.S. I really can’t wait until I start taking my own photos because these stock photos just do not capture the aura of my blog lolbvs *long sigh & rolled eyes*

Song of the Day: Worst Behavior – Drake

Quote of the Day: “When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” – Shauna Niequest