Learning How To Blog Again & Let Me Update You On My Life

What is this blog thing, and how do I publish a post? It’s been about a month and a half since I last logged into this sweet child of mine, and to be honest, I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever about taking a step back to simply live my life.

A lot has changed since then, and at the same time, not a lot has changed. I’ve done a lot of living, consisting of traveling, dating, spending time with family, and having plenty of girl time.

After receiving several comments about if I stopped blogging for good, and having my dear friend Sarah practically twist my arm at the gym about blogging, I finally felt that the time was right to make my return.

So why the blog comeback? Well, about 4 months ago I had made a decision to pursue something that would require about 2-3 years of dedication and extreme focus to complete, and while it was something that I wanted to do, ultimately, I decided that in the next few years, marriage and starting a family were something that I also wanted, and weighing the two, I found that living a fulfilling life and getting out and meeting people was more important. So my plate is free of an unbearable workload, and since making that decision, I have been living my life to the fullest.

imageNow, I’m nowhere near this marriage thing and I’m pretty single, but I’ve been dating a lot, and it’s been a lot of fun! Staying out late on a work night eating and throwing back beers (hello rebel!), going to ball games, playing mini golf, staying up into the middle of the night just talking… it’s been fabulous!

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I’ve been living my life for me, and it’s amazing how once you find out who you truly are, don’t settle in life/love/happiness, that you are finally able to start living life to the fullest. I’ve got that going for me, and life is just so good.

So what have I been up to besides dating? Traveling!

At the end of May, I traveled to Nashville to visit Ryan and Chelsey (my brother and SIL, for those not in the know), for about 4 ½ days.

We swam. Why is Nashville so disgustingly humid?!imageWe antiqued.

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We went to downtown Broadway.

imageVisited downtown Franklin.

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And while Nashville is cool, I didn’t fall in love with it like I was hoping to. Just further proof that my home and heart is in New England.

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I also just got back from a trip to Iowa, where I almost mounted a pig.

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And I hugged an ear of corn.

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I celebrated the birth of my best friend and gym partner, Ashley, with her family, who treat me as their own. I love them!

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I enjoyed a wonderful Father’s Day with my parents.

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And quality time with Lindze, Mike, Lucas, & Brinkley.

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And this weekend, I celebrated my cousin Nikki’s bachelorette in Ogunquit, ME.

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Beach day with the girls and cousins.

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Cocktail cruise before throwing down a burger and fries. #CleanPlateClub

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And accidental trolley rides.

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Sarah told me that I would know when I would be ready to start blogging again, and I am. I was excited simply typing this post up, and I cannot wait to settle into a realistic blogging routine.

Going forward, I would love to hear what kind of posts you would like to see me write. I know that I personally don’t really care to read about people’s workouts, simply because I have my own routine down pat, but maybe that’s just me. So here is your chance to tell me what you want from me! Do you want to see what I’m eating, workouts, dating stories, day in the life posts, random things, macros/fitness progress? Lay it on me!

Tell me what you’ve been up to!

Weekend Recap: Family & Outlet Shopping

Hi friends, and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend, full of fun and sun… I know I sure did!

After work on Friday, I headed over to my parent’s house, as my brother and sister-in-law were in town from Nashville, so we enjoyed a bbq and game night! There’s always so much laughing that goes on when the 5 of us are together, and I remember one point where we were all laughing so hard that I actually thought I was going to throw up from laughing pains.

imageAfter a late Friday night and the inability to sleep in, I headed to the gym to get a workout in. Sprints for 40 minutes followed by an at-home attempt at barre. The goal is to do a few of these exercises several times a week!

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Eating, cleaning, and laundry followed, along with spending a few more hours with Ryan and Chelsey. Later that afternoon it was party time!

imageLucas had his dinosaur themed 3rd birthday party, and it was a blast. Lindze did an awesome job at planning and creating all the fun little stations for the little tykes to enjoy.

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The bubble sword, or whatever kids call it these days, was the hit of the evening!image

Once the family friends left the party, it was time for a little fire with the Lewis family!

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My family is the best, hands down. It just doesn’t get any better than spending time with them. We stayed around the fire until maybe 9ish, before a group of us headed out for the night. Perfect way to spend my Saturday!

imageAnd on Sunday, the first half of my morning was spent working out, grocery shopping, and meal prepping, before heading to the Merrimack Outlets.

Last weekend I had the opportunity to go on a shopping spree in an effort to build awareness on the athletic stores and the new trend of active wear becoming more fashionable. The Outlets gave me 2 big bags full of gifts from several of the stores at the outlets, along with a $100 Visa gift card to spend on athletic wear. Sweet!

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My first stop was Nike, in which I found items that I loved, but I wanted to check out Under Armour, since I’ve been digging their clothing a lot lately.image

I was really digging these shorts, but I hate wearing shorts, so for now, I passed.

imageAnd I REALLY wanted these leggings, but they didn’t have my size. I made sure to leave a little bit of money on the gift card so that I could get these once they are back in stock!

imageBut I did fall in love with the waistband on these, so I snagged myself a pair, but in all black, due to sizing.

imageThe great thing about the outlets is that you can get some amazing deals, so I snagged a workout top and bottoms for only $33. And the reason I went back to the outlets, well I grabbed the one sized tank top. Doh!

imageA free shirt from Reebok, in an adorable light blue, along with other little gifts. The gear bombs from Puma are a lifesaver because I sweat, and when I sweat, I smell. Not sure how the candle fits in, but since I’m obsessed with candles, I won’t complain! Also was an unpictured protein bar from GNC, which I demolished while shopping.

imageOrange Theory even threw in a book, shirt, bottle, and a 7 day class pass! Hopefully one of my girls will take a class or two with me!

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Anyways, back to Sunday! After a productive morning, the rest of my day was spent being lazy and just relaxing for once. It was a wonderful weekend, but now I have Nashville on my mind, and the countdown is on!

What was the highlight of your weekend?

Do you love the new look of athletic gear for women?

*The Merrimack Outlets provided me with a $100 gift card. All opinions are my own.

Week Ramblings & The Peanut Butter Bet

I had all intentions of posting yesterday, or even Tuesday, but an assignment came a week early, and such is life.

Even though I’ve been focusing solely on work and school, yes I’m back in school, my workouts with Ashley have been the 3rd major focus of mine. Our workouts have been really great lately, and I really cannot imagine not working out with her. Not only do we push each other to lift heavier or to bust out a few more reps, it also gives us plenty of quality time together.

Lots of heart to hearts in between sets about dating, work, life, and school. We giggle when our gym crushes walk into the gym, and respectively have fits when they’re next to us. We die. One thing we decided based on experience, is that a gym crush should stay a crush.

Ashley has made a bet with me that I can’t go 2 days not eating peanut butter. I think I can last until Monday, but I’m going to see just how long I can go before I have an emotional breakdown and need it. In the comments let me know how many days you think that I can last pb free!

Tuesday and Wednesday I attended a copywriting seminar, and since I knew I’d be away from a fridge for both days, I treated myself to the Six Pack Bags Renee purse. It’ll be in handy on my business trips and day trips when I’m in Nashville, but I splurged so that I could test it out this week.

It looks pretty and like a normal purse from the front:

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But on the backside, it’s a meal management purse! 4 slots for meals, along with storage on the side zipper. I LOVE this bag! Not only does it keep the food cool, but it’s perfect for every day use. I will admit that it’s expensive, but I bought it at Vitamin Shoppe for $10 less than the website price, and I had a $15 coupon that I used. This is also THE perfect carry-on for the plane!six-pack-bag-renee-toteOther products that I’m loving? I bought the Dymatize Iso-100 Orange Dreamsicle on Tuesday afternoon, and I have already had 4 shakes since buying it. It tastes exactly like an orange creamsicle, and hands down, this is my favorite protein that I have ever had. 1 scoop with 1 cup cashew milk and a 4 ice cubes, and it’s the perfect consistency. I’ve even added xanthum gum to make it thicker like ice cream.

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Ashley gave me the new Oh Yeah! One bar to try. Mint Chocolate Chip. The mint isn’t too strong, and it’s much better than the Quest bar.

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My new favorite and filling dinner is broccoli slaw with Italian dressing, and seasoned potatoes and baked chicken… because eating pretzels and peanut butter for dinner isn’t healthy. Oops.image

And to celebrate finishing my 16 page finals paper for this term… I continued my binge watching of Quantico, which I was forced to put on hold for my final. It feels good to be back with all of they eye candy in this show.image

And that is a wrap on the first half of my week!

What show(s) are you currently binge watching?

Any products or supplements you’re loving?

How long do you think I can go without peanut butter?

I think I can last until Monday.

A Lovely Weekend Recap

Oh friends, what a happy, happy weekend! I had everything I could have wanted this weekend. My best friend, family, killer workouts, and a donut. A DONUT.

My Friday night was pretty low key, which is honestly how I like it. I had about a solid month+ where I was going on several dates a week and you know what, it felt incredibly good to just have a Friday night to myself and not have to worry about getting dolled up. I was having fun dating, but when something doesn’t feel right and if you feel like saying yes to being someone’s boyfriend will have you settling, girls, do not say yes! Be like Megan Trainor and say “no!”

Anyways, back to my Friday night story. I ran errands and then enjoyed a bowl of peanut butter protein fluff with sprinkles, while watching YouTube videos.

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Saturday morning started at 7 am with this babe of mine. After warming up, Ashley and I worked our back and shoulders for about an hour, before I hit the treadmill for a run. image

And then it was home to shower quickly, before picking up the bride-to-be for her bridal shower. I’m so excited for Nikki (my cousin) to get married this July!!image

While Nikki mingled with relatives and friends, we had a mini photoshoot, which always seems to happen when we are together.image

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Killing it in those pumps!

imageSaw this donut and I knew that I needed to make it mine. I ate about 1/3 of it and Linds took the rest. Thankful for a cousin who will eat the remainder that I don’t want ha!

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After the shower, I headed back to my apartment for a few things, before heading over to my parents to spend time with them… aka, Mom and I watched several shows while Dad did lawn work.image

And this little guy hung out with us too! That face of his <3image

More grocery shopping afterwards so that I could make another bowl of protein fluff with all the works! For once I had self-control with the whipped cream. I’m growing up!imageSunday wasn’t too exciting. It included a run and leg workout, lots of “not for fun” reading.

What were the highlights of your weekend?

Day In The Life

Wednesday. I wake up, look at my phone. It say 4:49 am. My alarm will go off in 3 minutes, so I get up anyways. I wash my face and mix my pre-workout while I pack my gym bag. I just bought this on Sunday and l-o-v-e it. It tastes like the pineapple juice that’s in cans of diced pineapple. No jitters either!

imageSince it’s an active rest day and I know I don’t need to meet Ashley at the gym at 5:25, I take my time getting ready. Apparently I’m really taking my time, because I look at the clock and it’s 5:16! Usually I’m out the door at 5:10. Oh well!

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Thankfully the first picture I realized that my tank top was inside out so I take everything off, turn it rightside out, take a picture, and head out the door.imageAt the gym, I walk for 3 miles (1 hour) at an incline while watching Castle, before heading over to work. Work parking lot selfie. This is what I look like with no make-up on.

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Crossing my fingers that I don’t set the alarm off at work since I get there so early.image

Since I barely broke a sweat, I showered, threw in some dry shampoo, tossed some make-up on, and was at my desk doing non-work work at 7:20.

imageAfter a cup of coffee, I dig into a bowl of oats made with oatmeal, cauliflower crumbles, cinnamon, chia seeds, egg whites, sliced banana, and top it with peanut butter and maple syrup. I know it sounds really disgusting, but it is SO good!

imageI work until 12, and then my cravings are in full force, so instead of finding candy in the office, I enjoy my snack of a protein waffle with peanut butter for an early lunch. I had 7 waffle triangles. Score!

imageAround 2 I head out for my lunch hour, and head to Market Basket to grab several groceries.

imageI work from 3-5, but not before I break into my original lunch around 4 pm. Chicken, green beans, sweet potato and broccoli slaw with coconut oil mixed in.

imageAfter work I head home, work on a Powerpoint presentation and then start this blog post while updating my old laptop, while watching Chicago Fire. Phew! I’m not that hungry, but around 7 I make a protein shake since I know I need more food in me.

imageI crawl into bed around 7:30 and read until 8:30, and then it’s lights out!

imageWhat did your Wednesday look like?

What are you reading?

A Weekend In Vermont for the NPC VT Championship

Happy Monday my friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. It was absolutely gorgeous in my area, or both areas that I was in this weekend, so if you had beautiful spring weather as well, I certainly hope you made the best of it!

My weekend started early Friday afternoon with a road trip to Burlington, VT with my girl Nicole. Our best friend Lindsay was competing in her first bikini competition, so we went to support her, and celebrate her birthday, which just so happened to be on Sunday. Perfect timing!

Our 2 1/2 drive to Vermont was full of girl talk. I’m almost positive we talked about dating for the full 2 1/2 hours. With a pit stop in the smallest, most hick-town ever.

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We made it to Lindsay’s hotel, and almost immediately went down with her to the lobby to get registered and have her height taken. Her show was the NPC Vermont Championships, and for an NPC show, at least in the bikini division, they break you up into groups by height. image

After getting Lindsay into her group, we went back to the room and cleaned her feet. If you’ve ever had a spray tan before, you will know that your feet can get very dark from stepping on the tan that lands on the floor/towel. After that, we hung out, talked, and had the lights out by 9 pm!image

We woke up bright and early at 6 am. Lindsay got up to have her hair and make-up done, and I hit the hotel gym for a workout.

imageBombshell <3 This girl right here. She worked her butt off for about 18 weeks, and her determination and drive were just remarkable. Lindsay will be the first person to tell you that prep was not easy, but dang, she gave it her all, and the package she brought to the stage was amazing.

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After dropping Lindsay off at the the hotel for the competitor meeting around 10:30, Nicole and I made a pit stop for fuel. 24 oz was necessary.image

We found the biggest Party City ever, where we bought balloons and streamers to decorate the room with. It was a congrats you competed and a pre-happy birthday theme. Nicole and I had way too much fun blowing up the balloons, and I’m pretty sure our workout of the day was laughing so hard and so much. It was really nice having all of that quality time with Nicole this weekend, especially since I don’t get to see her that often.

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A pit stop for flowers, and then it was on to the show!image

Pre-judging went from about 12:30 until 2:40, and since finals didn’t start until 12, we took the girl out for a burger, per her coach’s orders.

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With time to kill, we had our cards read and relaxed for a bit, before heading back to the school.image

Anddddd after 3 hours of finals, our girl placed fifth in her first ever NPC show!! Yeah girl,way to kill it! There she is on the far right.imageAnd finally, our long overdue dinner at 10 pm at the Outback!  We were all extremely hangry at this point, so the food tasted like a little slice of heaven.

imageOn Sunday, we were all pretty famished, so we hit up Ihop for a big breakfast. That stack of cupcake pancakes stole the show. The icing tasted just like funfetti, and we were all in heaven sharing that stack.

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Food for four girls. Totally normal. Please look at all of the food in front of Lindsay, haha.image

After breakfast, Nicole and I hit a local gift shop for a little bit of shopping. I spent a whopping 81 cents on a cow pencil haha. It’s the little things in life, I tell ya!image

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I used to live right next to Burlington for 6 years growing up, so I felt right at home. This is the one place that I could wake up one morning and just decide to move to.

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My Sunday afternoon ended with a bit of time in the sun reading, along with lots of meal prep.

imageIt was a wonderful weekend celebrating Lindsay’s big accomplishment and birthday with great friends, and I couldn’t be more proud of this girl!

imageHow was your weekend?

Ever been to an NPC show before?

 

Life Lately

Oops, I did it again. I now completely understand how bloggers pop in after a short hiatus and say that they didn’t mean to take such a long break. So here we go, I really didn’t mean to take 2 weeks off from blogging; it just happened. Life happened. I got busy with work. I got busy going on dates. I got busy living my life. I got busy getting strep throat. But here I am, thanks to my good friend Sarah, who is texting me as I type this, asking what the heck is going on with my blog.

This post will just be a little update on life in Allie’s world, and while I won’t be popping in tomorrow, I will be getting back into a normal routine with this blog starting next week. I know I’ve said that several times now, but I plan on putting this blog back into my daily schedule, and that’s that.

So here’s a photo dump of life lately!

First, workouts. I’ve been taking some of my runs outside, and by “some,” I mean one run, simply because the gym was closed.

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It sucked, badly. It was just a lovely reminder that not every run is going to be good or feel good, but you have to accept that that’s just how life is. Some days work is good, some days it’s bad. Some days your workouts kick butt, and some days they make you cry. Some days your significant other is a sweetheart, and the other days they’re a flaming pile of crap. Thankfully I don’t have a significant other to deal with. image

Our gym received a complete overhaul, with new flooring and new equipment, and it’s making our workouts 10x better! It was a bit of a mess for the week that everything took place, but it was well worth it.image

I’m happy. Extremely, annoyingly happy. I went through the winter not recognizing my body, but I feel as if this spring has helped me get my mojo back!

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As of Saturday, April 9th, I started a 12 week cut that I’m doing on my own. No coach. Just me, my motivation, support from my friends, and my blackboard that has every week blocked out. My meal prep game is on strong, which means that there is no jar of peanut butter in my apartment, and instead, it’s all portioned controlled out. image

During the next 12 weeks, I’ll be traveling to Burlington, VT (this weekend for my best friend’s fitness competition), Nashville (YAY),, going to Dallas (barf) for work in July, and lastly, going to our family’s beach house in Maine for the week. My 12 weeks will end just in time for this vacation, and I cannot wait to see my hard work pay off. My cut will be slow, and I made sure to start my macros out high, so that I could gradually cut them throughout the 12 weeks. Ideally, my ending macros will still be relatively high, and will become maintenance macros. image

Last week I had an amazing day with Lindz and co. image

We took the munchkins and pup for a walk, where we talked about dating, life, her running with the turkey vultures, and life. image

We played soccer. Goal!!!image

And snuggled the day and night away.image

And coffee has been my saving grace as I recovered through strep throat.imageThat’s been my life as of the past 2 weeks. I promise not to be a stranger anymore, and will be back on Monday with a weekend recap! It’ll be a fun one! 🙂

What’s been going on in your life the past 2 weeks?

Life As Of Late

Long time no talk! I’m surprised I even remembered my username and password to log into this little blog of mine, ha! I honestly did not mean to take over a week off, but ya know what? I did. It was refreshing. And I don’t feel bad about it! Actually, I did feel bad when my Mom called me out over the weekend for not blogging. She said I was probably disappointing my fans, in the nicest way possible, of course. I don’t think I have fans. I just have people that are just as nosy as I am and like knowing every little thing about people’s lives, haha!

So let’s play a little bit of catch up.

Since we last talked, I ran a St. Patrick’s Day race. They made me Irish for the day, and made me Allie O’Lewis! My new last name must have brought me luck on race day. I’ve run this race 3 years in a row, each time getting a faster time. Well this year, I actually beat my time from 2015 by a minute and 8 seconds. Looks like all of my speed work is paying off!

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I ran it with Ashley, my gym buddy and partner-in-crime. She blew last year’s time out of the water too, and I’m almost positive she ran it about 2 minutes faster! This girl is by my side at the gym pushing me harder and making me laugh 5-6 days of the week, and I wouldn’t change a thing. We are starting an accountability program as of today to work towards our goals, which just happen to be the same.millennium-running-st-patricks-day

I’ve been obsessed with all things veggie. I’ve added cauliflower crumbles to my oatmeal for volume and veggies, and am back at it with spaghetti squash!spaghetti-squash

Rice cakes with protein pudding has been my new favorite snack. I mix 8 grams of sugar-free dry pudding mix with about 20 grams of protein powder, with water, and top 1 or 2 rice cakes with it. Add a bit of sprinkles for crunch, and it’s a great snack! I’m also guilty of just dunking the rice cakes in peanut butter. Sometimes you just have to live your life.image

Speaking of living my life, that’s another reason I haven’t been blogging much. I’m living my life away from the computer and internet. I’m doing things that will better my life, I’m dating again, and it’s SO MUCH FUN! Oh, and on my birthday, I chopped my hair off! I am obsessed with it, and feel like there’s a whole new level of sass to me.image

This was my favorite Easter ever. I laughed so much. I also enjoyed quality time with all of my cousins. I feel as if some holidays I only get to truly talk in depth with 1-2 cousins, but not at Easter, and I think that’s why it’s my favorite holiday. I’m so blessed that my cousins are some of my closest friends and that we can talk about anything and everything together.image

Lindsay just started a Whole30 on Monday, and she is going to do so well! I’m kind of wanting to do another Whole30 again simply because she inspires me!

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My goddaughter Brinkley continues to steal my heart every single day. image

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Life is really great right now, and I don’t think I’ve ever been happier than I am right now. There’s something to be said about walking by faith and not by light. If you let go of the reigns that you’re trying to use to control your life, you’ll be a lot more happier and carefree. That is what I have done, and life seems to be wonderful.

I know that I’ve said that I’ll get back into a good blogging routine, but with spring here and more activities and time being spent outside, I truly plan on getting back into a good schedule, even if it’s only 2-3 posts a week. Sometimes you just need a break from blogging or any type of activity, and I feel as if the winter was a good time for me to do that! Have a great day! 🙂

What have you been up to lately?!

Tell me something that’s making you happy?

Catching Up On Life

Hi friends, oh I’ve kind of missed you and I kind of haven’t. It’s been nice to take a step back from this little blog and live my life. Just kidding, I spent the last week plus sick and exhausted, so there wasn’t much to report. I have managed to take pictures or screenshots for the past week, so I’ll recap what you missed with the pictures!

From the 4th until the 14th I was severely exhausted. You know that feeling when NyQuil finally kicks in and your body is just there and you feel so tired that you can’t even move? That is how I felt from the moment I would wake up, until I went to bed. It was awful. Even with 8-9 hours of sleep, I woke up exhausted.

Last Wednesday I had blood work done, and Ryan Reynolds was so sweet to sit with me in the waiting room.

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It turns out I had a viral infection along with low Vitamin D levels. That would explain it. A double whammy on the exhaustion levels.

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I turned 28 over the weekend. I did nothing because I was exhausted and had a migraine. Great way to start the new year off haha. BUT, my parents made sure I had an amazing day and spoiled me rotten. Not to mention that my Dad drove 40 minutes away on a wild goose chase just to get me an apple fritter for my birthday cake. My Mom, Dad and I devoured the apple fritters. We had never had them before, and we all fell in love. We just sat around the platter digging into them. I love my parents!

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Birthday dinner. My Dad did not disappoint, and I’m still eating that chicken this week!

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My cousin Jenn sent me this, and it is perfect.

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This is a look into what’s been keeping me so busy during me weeknights and weekends. Not Nessie. I’m extremely excited for the future!

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I really want this portable scale! This is really random, but I’m sure some of you would love this too.

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I’m still on my peanut butter and maple syrup oatmeal kick. I eat this twice a day. For breakfast and for a snack. It really makes life easier on my wallet, which will be stretched oh so thin for the next 2 years.

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And I think that’s about it! I’m finally feeling back to normal, thank goodness, so I cannot wait to really get back into tougher workouts. Oh, and I’m really happy! 🙂

What have you been up to? Fill me in on your life!

Weekend Recap Via Pictures

Monday. Eww.

I’m really not thrilled that the weekend is over, but, this week brings new beginnings, and to that, I am incredibly excited and nervous. Since I don’t have too too much to share about my weekend, I decided that I would give my weekend recap in pictures of things that I purchased!

The end of last week left me feeling under the weather. Thanks to my coworker who was brought to urgent care on Friday for vomiting and passing out at work, I started my weekend feeling a bit crappy. On Friday night, since I felt like death had runneth over me, and was expecting a sick Saturday, I bought several sick staples at Hannafords. Well, more so the pretzels and ginger ale were sick related, and the rest were all cravings or staples.

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Dinner, just because.

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Since I am addicted to pineapple BCAAs, I stocked up on a new container of it.image

Along with a pb&j protein bar, which I actually bought on my lunch hour on Friday. This bar is SO good!!image

Since I woke up feeling “okay” on Saturday morning, I hit the gym with Ashley for a low-key workout. We did back/shoulders, and low-impact cardio. If I ran, I thought that I might get sick, so I avoided that, as much as I wanted to. I quickly made a shake, showered, and headed out to Brinkley’s 1st birthday party. While I didn’t buy anything this weekend for her, she’s just too cute not to add this picture.image

Later in the afternoon, I hit the road for a date. I actually really wanted to cancel my date because I felt exhausted and not the best, but after receiving two really sweet text messages, I just didn’t have it in me to cancel on the guy. So, I grabbed an energy drink, for the first time ever, and blasted my music for the drive. Either it was the drink or the company, but I had one of the best dates in years. I really just wanted a quick dinner and to be on my way, but before I knew it, 3 hours had passed by. An appetizer, dinner, and dessert later, and we were kicked out of the dining area and were asked to spend the rest of our time in the bar. I was left speechless for the first time ever on a date when this southern gentleman, with accent, told me during dinner that he was having a really great time with me. What? Thank you! I never know during a date if a guy is enjoying my company, so for him to come right out, left me completely speechless. And for the record, I am incredibly happy that I said yes to this date.image

Saturday night was a late one, and since I was incredibly exhausted, I opted out of an alarm and out of a Sunday workout. I slept until 8:30, worked from my couch until 11:30, and then headed out for gas and an afternoon of errands.

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Broccoli bigger than my face, since I’m addicted! And then from 3-6:30, I worked the day away, before settling down with Grey’s Anatomy.imageWhat did you buy this weekend?

How was your weekend? What did you do?