Sunday, February 8, 2015

Day in the Life - Weekend+Work

Howdy hey! I thought I'd do a day in the life post because 1). I'm nosy and like seeing what people do all day, and 2). I'm guessing you're nosy too and want to see what I do all day?? Hopefully, because then we can be friends and be nosy together!!

This was my Friday, which pretty much counts as my weekend. I also work on weekends soooo here you go!

8:30 - Wake up without the alarm clock! I slept in 30 more minutes than usual...I should not have stayed up so late, though. (<---I tell myself this every. single. morning. and it never changes. Old habits die hard.)

9:00 - Eat breakfast - this morning, Kodiak cakes+apple chunks+peanut butter+cinnamon. And like 3 mugs of coffee. Eaten while watching Grey's Anatomy - because weekend breakfasts should be in front of the television, amiright?

9:30-10ish - Catch up on blogs, Pinterest, Facebook, emails, etc.

10ish - Decide on a workout for today - I did Courtey's "Feel the Burn" workout. She said it was a doozy and OMG she was right. My heart rate was up after the first set! I did it in the living room while watching Elementary.

Okay, sorry for the awkward/disproportionate angle, but I wanted to show you this new tank top I got from TJ Maxx! I have another one in gray and I love them, plus, they were only $10. Me gusta.

10:30 - I end up taking a walk because it is such a nice day outside. It's supposed to be nice all weekend!! Yay!

Whenever I'm walking, I always get super deep thoughts about my life and random stuff that doesn't even matter. Does anyone else do this? I'm just alone with my thoughts, I guess! This is basically what I think about:

That was a good episode of Grey's. I hope April and Jackson stay married. They had better stay married. I want to get married. I want a husband. But I'm not even in a relationship. I'm still so young. When will I meet my future husband? How will we meet? Will it be love at first sight? Will we be friends before that? What if I meet him this year - what??! Nope no not ready nope. I'm not ready to settle down. The world is my oyster! I want to travel! But I want a stable job. But maybe in a different city. New York City. But I love Georgia. But I love New York. Can I just stay here with my cats forever? But in my own house, because I need independence. But I love my family. I'm not an adult. I'll be an adult soon! WHAT?! 

Ah, teen angst.

11:30 - Start writing up this post, and get ready for work.

12:15 - Make/inhale lunch - I have to go with my mom to pick up my sister's car, and then get to work by 1.

1:00-6:00 - Workiiiinnngg, I had a long day, and it was kind of stressful. You'd think working at a froyo place would not be super stressful, but it has its moments...haha!

Random snack eaten some time in the afternoon:

6:00-7:00 - Go to Target, and spend entirely too much time there, as well as entirely too much money on treats I didn't really need (except the mascara) - oh well, today was pay day. :)

7:15ish - Dinner! I was starving and probably should have had another snack, but I was so busy at work I didn't even think about it. Whoops.

This was baked chicken with some sort of honey mustard sauce/marinade/something - it was sooo good! Kudos to Mom. Also a baked potato and some stir-fried veggies. Yumz.

8:00-9:00 - School work. I had to finish up some stuff for government and start a project for anatomy- good stuff.

9:00-10:00 - Lounge around, do my chores: unloaded the dishwasher, cleaned my room, started some laundry, etc. Mom has bronchitis (again..), Rebekah and Dad are out of town, so I had to pick up some slack around the house.

10:00 - I decide I'm hungry and make a snack. This is a mugcake thing that my family thinks I'm crazy for liking but I know some of ya'll would appreciate!! I basically take 1/3 cup of Kodiak cake mix, half of a mashed banana, a sprinkle of cinnamon, (and sometimes some vanilla protein powder, but I ran out last week!!). I add a few tablespoons of water, and microwave it for 2 minutes, and then top it with White Chocolate Wonderful!!!!! It's literally a pancake in mugcake form, what's not to love?!

10:00 - Watch Call the Midwife on Netflix! I'm so happy that Season 3 is finally on.

1:00am - .....3 episodes later, I finally decide I should go to sleep. What can I say, I'm a night owl!!! It probably took me another hour or so to fall asleep after that.

As you guys can see, I have a very very very normal, boring life, but I love it. I'm hoping to get another day in the life done on a school day!!! Love ya'll, and have a beautiful Sunday!

Monday, January 12, 2015


Hello, my friendlies!

So I know I slacked with the whole posting thing last week, but eh - nobody's perfect. Plus, I was doing lots of fun stuff that I get to talk about now!!

First up, we took our bi-annual trip to Whole Foods (I kid you not, that's about how much we go. But we love it every time!).

I am just in love with the produce section. Dat produce doe.

Look at this banana! What the heck?! Are pesticides stunting non-organic banana growth or something?! This banana was the size of Rebekah's radius. If you don't think that's long, take a look at your forearm - it was HUGE (but your forearm is beautiful).

Also, this trailmix. Gimme.

I've also been cherishing my precious time with my friends before I go back to school - which is tomorrow. Oy friend slept over and we treated ourselves to ice cream, candy, brownie bites, and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

'Twas a wonderful night to say the least!

I've been fueling with oatmeal for breakfast exclusively for the past few months. If it ain't broke....

The weather has been all kinds of WEIRD, so when it was warm, we headed out for a quick walk. It was a freaking gorgeous day - I love living in Georgia.

On Friday, my sister, friend, and I headed to an adorable tea house for lunch. It's called Tea Leaves and Thyme, and it's been there since I can remember!!

Excuse my horribly fake smile - I don't know what was up with me! Haha.

You get tea along with your lunch - we chose an apricot (white?) tea, which was heavenly.

Reibs ordered tomato basil soup that was amazing, and I got a salmon salad that was okay. I need to branch out more with my restaurant choices, ha!

However, our entrees came with mini scones made in the restaurant that are. to. die. for. It only came with three, and all three of us were scheming to take the other's. I seriously dream about those scones...

School stuff is finally figured out, both for this semester and when I leave for UWG in the fall. I have alternating moments of "I am so excited and can't wait!!!" and "Holy crap, I can't leave, I won't survive!" I'm registered for orientation, applied for scholarships, and have a room and roommate! Help.

In other news, I am finally adding in some different exercise, and I am soooo excited to be able to. I am so blessed with how far I've come, and completely in awe of God's goodness and sovereignty. It seems odd, but I know that He promised me there would be a day where I could exercise in a "normal" mindset once again. Whoop whoop!

I'm pretty much keeping cardio light and short, and adding in strength exercises, yay!!!! Me like.

However, there's kind of a catch. For nearly 9 months, I've done nothing but walk. Like, not even yoga (because I practically hate it - sorry, my lovely yogis! Just not my cup of tea). So my endurance and muscle tone are considerably lower than what they used to be. Also, my motivation levels are no where near what they used to be.

I didn't think I'd have to deal with lack of motivation, to be honest. It's mentally been weird for me. Like, I have this freedom now, but part of me is still a bit hesitant. But I do have a plan, so we're going to see how this week goes.

Lastly, I'm going to have to be super intuitive and aware of my body's limits despite the fact that I have a "plan." I'm sure it's mostly going to be trial and error. For example, my legs are freakishly sore from doing my first leg workout since March 2014, even though I did it two days ago and took an entire rest day yesterday. Also, my right bicep/elbow are killing me, probably from the arm workout I did. Both of these have led me to rethink what I had planned for today - I need to wait and let those hurt a little less before I stress them even more.

I don't mention that to over-analyze the situation, I know that it's totally normal after a long time of resting (which was fantabulous), I just wanted to let ya'll know that it's okay to deviate from a "plan" by listening to your body - because that's what's important. At least for me.

I know the transitions in this post were kind of nonexistent, but I had a lot to catch you up on! :) I hope you all have a maaarrrvveelous Monday!!!!!!