Recently

Hi Friends! I thought it would be nice to sit down and catch up on stuff that’s been going on recently…hence the title 😉

As I am writing this I am not feeling the best-congested, coughing, cold. Basically, a freakin’ delight. We got some manuka honey to help me combat the cough at least so I’ve been chugging that down with my hot lemon water.

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I still workout even though I haven’t posted anything workout related in who knows how long? I’m still working out 4 days a week anywhere from 30-90 minutes depending on how I’m feeling. I’m also still loving weights, machines, cardio, pilates, bands…I think you get the point!

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I’ve been really loving naps! I didn’t think I was a nap person, but there’s nothing quite like napping during the weekend. I’m getting old or maybe reverting back to being 5 years old, either way I’m fine with it as long as I get to nap 😅

I love snacks, but recently I feel like I live off snacks. I just want a little bit of everything and haven’t been feeling super meal oriented. Sometimes it’s grapes or tomatoes or carrots and other times it’s plantain chips or chocolate pretzels. You know now looking at that nap situation and this snacking situation I am more and more convinced I must be Peter Pan…

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Keeping my makeup simple has been kinda nice. I either wear no make up besides doing my brows a bit or I do some concealer and mascara…very rarely eyeliner and call it good!

How are you guys doing? What’s been going on in your lives?

A few things I do to make life easier

In my 28 years of being alive I have learned a few things to keep my life running as smoothly as possible. By the end of this you may think I’m crazy, but I promise my house is not intensely organized as this may make it sound, but it keeps it organized enough that we know where everything is and it looks nice and neat 😉

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1. I clean throughout the week. I can’t concentrate if things are a mess and so I try to keep up with the tidying as much as possible. For example I will do a quick sweep and vacuum, tidy up our vanity, wipe down the kitchen counter…small things that make a difference. Also this way you’re not stuck with a major cleaning job at the end of the week…that would drive me crazy!

2. I never throw clothes on the floor. Seriously, I have never done this unless I am creating piles to give away, throw away, sell, and keep. Even as a kid I’ve thrown dirty clothes in the hamper and clean clothes wherever they go. I think side note to this is that I do try to put things back where they belong at least by the end of the day.

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3. I get things together the night before. This could be for anything an interview, work, travel. For example let’s use work. I will prep my snack and lunch, fill up my water bottle, and get my scrubs out so I have to do as little thinking in the morning as possible.

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These are just a few of the things I do to keep myself sane, but they go a very long way!

A long time ago I remember B saying something about doing things now that you will thank yourself for later. I am a VERY strong advocate of this! It might be unpleasant or annoying in the moment, but I know I always thank my past self for having the insight to know myself enough to take care of things.

What do you guys do that you thank yourselves for later? Leave it in the comments!

 

 

 

Post-Test Weekend

We had a pretty relaxed and chill weekend (last weekend) because we were both spent and exhausted from the busy week.

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We still managed to get in a workout, do our grocery shopping, and squeeze in lots of walks 🙂

We also had a nice yummy brunch at Leo and Lily’s. The hubs got their egg white veggie frittata and I got a breakfast burrito!

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I did only manage to get down half of this burrito because it was (as the waitress warned me) SO filling!

We were planning on doing some shopping, but soon realized everything was closed due to the Easter weekend so instead we indulged in one…or maybe five macarons. The passion fruit flavor was my fave and the hubs loved the blueberry lavender one.

We had a pretty early dinner of T-Bell and watched some Fixer Upper! Our sweet tooth kicked in and we both decided Go Greek sounded too good to not have so off we went.

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Early bedtime since we had early wake up times Monday 🙂 I love having a chill weekend especially when I get to do it with my fave guy. I hope you lovelies are having a great week and I’ll see you Wednesday!

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Breathing Easy

Hi Friends!

I am so happy to be able to tell you that we can check off one goal I had! I passed my test and I am so relieved and happy 🙂 I will be back to my regularly scheduled posts next week and I am really excited to get back into full swing.

The hubs and I took some time to enjoy just breathing easy and each other’s company. Besides passing the test this past week was special since March 29th marked our 2 year anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been two gorgeous years since I married this amazing human that I get to call my husband.

I love being married, but that’s because I married my best friend. He is the most supportive, caring, generous human I know. He goes above and beyond to make my life easier. I mean, this guy woke up after only 3 hours of sleep to take me to my test because he knew how stressed I had been about it. I could go on and on, but then we’d have a book on how amazing my husband is 😉

Babe, if you’re reading this just know I think you’re awesome sauce. Thank you for all you do for us. I love you!

Vday weekend

I was feeling a bit torn about sharing this particular weekend because of how many pics we didn’t take, but I decided to just share it because of how awesome it was!

We started Saturday with a workout, Costco run, and our first Chick-fil-a breakfast. The chicken biscuit is amazing btdubs 😍

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After that we shared this delicious cupcake from Dreamy Creation. I cannot even tell you how seriously good this was. It was a raspberry chocolate cupcake with this thick cloud of frosting mmm…

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After breakfast and dessert we headed to Wrightwood for zip lining. I have wanted to go for a long time and the hubs surprised me with reservations at Pacific Crest Ziplines.

I didn’t know this at the time, but we had booked the tour with 9 ziplines!!There was some hiking involved and a couple of suspension bridges (my least favorite part). I can’t remember what it was called but we also had to lower ourselves down with ropes a couple of times.

Needless to say it was a great adventure! We were cold and exhausted by the end, but it was absolutely worth it.

We went home, showered and stuffed our faces with pizza from Brooklyn Pizzeria 😋

The next day we stuck closer to home with a workout, hike, and some errands before starting our week again.

Have you guys been ziplining?? What did you think? Talk to me in the comments below!

Being the Best You

Hello Friends!

I am so happy to be back and decided to do a fun little New Year’s post. I know it’s a little late, but I don’t think being the best you has to be a New Year’s resolution. It can be an anytime decision 🙂

That being said I have found a few things that leave me feeling at my best and I wanted to share those with you today!

Mental/Brain Health: When I have found myself in need of a brain break or feeling stressed, doing something like coloring helps calm me down. It’s focusing on something else and I get some clarity about the situation.

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If you’re not a coloring fan I love this meditation I found on YouTube many years back!

Eye Health: This is something we all ignore until it becomes a problem! It’s important to get your eyes checked yearly. They give us so much and ask so little in return! Let’s give our eyes some love this year. Make sure your contacts/glasses prescription is current and correct!

After your check up, go and find your perfect pair by taking this quiz by Warby Parker. They have some seriously cute eye glasses and sunglasses. Remember that it’s important to protect your eyes from the sun!

Skin Health: It’s winter, but don’t forget about your skin! Whether it’s moisturizing or applying sunscreen it’s an important part of your health. Major tip by the way you should be doing BOTH whether it’s cloudy, sunny, snowy, rainy…whatever the weather!

Gut Health: Your gut can be considered your second brain. How your gut feels can affect how YOU feel. Not having proper bacteria in your stomach can cause you to feel tired and run down…you DO NOT want that! Take time to eat your fruits and veggies for some good fiber.

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I’ve been loving kombucha as well to help keep my gut in check. Just be sure and check the sugar content before buying a bottle! Low sugar is the way I go for my ‘buch fix 🙂

Physical Health: It’s so important to take time to move. It doesn’t matter if it’s walking, dancing, or playing sports you gotta keep your body moving. It releases endorphins which in turn goes back to helping us with our mental health!

I enjoy yoga and using resistance bands when I’m working out at home. YouTube and Pinterest have some great ideas for both plus any other exercise you may be interested in.

Health is about ALL of you. When you’re strong and healthy as a whole you feel your best and that is a great goal to have!

Let me know what your goals are for this year in the comments below. Till next time!

Disclaimer:”I had been planning a ‘Best You’ post in January and Warby Parker was interested in being included among my health and fitness tips. Eye health seemed like a good fit for the post I had in mind.”