Tuesday

Oh why hello again!

It’s Tuesday, which once again means that it’s my day off!

Woot!

I really love Tuesdays because I’ve kinda dedicated it as my “R&R” days.

I sleep until I want to, I do what I want to, and I try my hardest to make sure it’s a good day.

Tuesday’s are my favorite. And today was no exception. I woke up, went to Panera, swept my side of the garage (because I hate walking out there barefooted and coming back with dirt all over me), cleaned my car, and went to the pool.

Now, if you’re anything like me, you understand how big of a deal it is that I cleaned my car. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, its beautiful.

And the carwash I went to was the fanciest thing I’ve ever experienced in my entire life! First you pull in and its all on a touch screen! then you get your little pass, hand it to the guy, and go through the car wash!

I was in awe with the fancy car wash, and I will be going back. I thought I was in Beverly Hills or something.

So after that happened, I went home and cleaned it all out. I got all the things that were useless for a car out of it.

Then I went and sat at the pool for the rest of the day.

I hope your Tuesday was somewhat as fun as mine.

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I hope you have a lovely rest of your Tuesday! I’m going to the margarita festival in Chicago this weekend so I’ll talk to you next week…maybe!

Love you!

 

 

Uh, Ouch!

So today, like every other Tuesday is my day off.

It beautiful here in the mitten state. I went to the pool.

Now, if any of you are pale you understand how horrible of an idea this was. I am sunburned to a crisp.

At work we have this nail polish called “Lobster Roll” by CND Vinylux. I am that color.

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I hope you guys are having a lovely week so far. Tomorrow it will be half way over and then it will be the weekend! Unless you work weekends, then that means nothing to you. I work Saturday, which is my 21st birthday! Woot!

I probably won’t be on here until after my birthday. I don’t really know what I’m doing for it. Maybe I’ll go out and have fun, maybe I’ll go to bed early. Either one sounds like something I would happily do.

What do you think? Should I go dancing and have fun with my friends? Should I stay home have some friends over and then sleep? I really don’t know. 50% of me wants to go out so I have no regrets and the other 50% of me is channeling my inner grandma and wants to stay at home.

Anyways, I just wanted to come on here quickly say a little “hello.”

Stay safe, loved, happy, and educated.

Love,

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Me

Day off

Today is going so well.

Want to know why? because its my day off, and I’ve done nothing productive all day.4dbbbc5acdc419267574ad364394b47e.jpg

Seriously though, the only reason I left my bed was because I wanted to wash my bed sheets.

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But it’s raining and sad outside. All I want to do is hide under my covers so the thunder doesn’t give me an anxiety attack.

Life has been going well for me.

I have recently taken up running! I’m not sure if thats what it looks like I’m doing when people see me, but I’m trying. I’m getting better at it. I’ve sort of fallen for it, like I have a crush on running. We’ve gone out a few times, possibly even going steady.

But if I’ve learned anything this past year it is that I can’t be afraid of starting something new if its going to benefit my wellbeing.

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I’ve also changed my diet habits as well. I’m still vegetarian, but I’ve become more conscious of what is actually in my food.

I definitely am cooking a ton more. (Although I’m still a sucker for a green pepper, mushroom, and onion pizza from Dominos).

I wanted to share with you guys my hummus recipe (Its more so from the book Strong Looks Better Naked but I adjust it to my liking). It’s quick, simple, and so much better than store bought.

What you will need/do:

  1. 1 Can of chick peas / garbanzo beans (they’re the exact same thing so don’t stress)
  2. 1/3 cup of tahini (basically it’s sesame that is liquified) (find it near the pasta sauces or the cultural food isle)
  3. 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  4. lemon and salt to your tasting

Then you can throw it in the food processor. I just use a potato masher though.

I’m really enjoying this whole new lifestyle I’ve been living. I’ve been doing it for a little over a month.

I’ve also cut out soda, which I never thought I would do. Dr. Pepper and I broke up. H2O and I are new Bff’s.

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So I also wanted to share some of my tips for living a healthier lifestyle.

I know I’m a beginner but here is what has helped me:

  1. Buy a water bottle you love and keep it full of water all day. (Seriously I have a 20oz water bottle and I refill it 6 times a day. I pick up my water bottle more than my phone nowadays)
  2. Find a workout you enjoy, or can learn to love. I can’t say I love running, but I love how it makes me feel.
  3. Get good shoes.
  4. Read the book, Strong Looks Better Naked  by Khloe Kardashian. Some of you may instantly roll your eyes because of the “Kardashian name” But it’s a good book, I’ve read it two-three times.
  5. Always have hummus in your fridge. It goes good with any vegetable you prefer.
  6. Don’t keep food that is your downfall in your house. i.e. Cookies, chips,  or bagels.
  7. Know that you are going to have weak moments. The fact that Panera Bread delivers to my house is not cool, because sometimes I can’t help myself.
  8. Learn the difference between being stern with yourself and being hard on yourself. If the Panera delivery guy shows up at your door every now and then too, you can’t beat yourself up about it.
  9. Water. Drink it.

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I hope you guys are doing well, I just wanted to jump on here quickly, say “hi” and I’ll talk to you soon!

Love,

Me.