Friday Love

Friday! How we all love a Friday. πŸ™‚

Here are my Friday Lessons for the week.

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Fritatta Time

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Check out these fritatta muffins I made today. They are tasty and perfect for work days. I just pop them in the microwave for around 20 seconds, then I eat them while listening to some music on my way to work. I think they are pretty healthy (I say I think because I used to think tortilla chips were pretty healthy until I saw someone frying them last Friday) so its nice to start a work day on the right foot.

In other exciting news! I bought my first triangl bikini. I am so excited to wear it in the summer. The neoprene material feels super comfy and I am pretty sure I am already in love with the bikini bag it came with.

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I was trying to change the sheets on my bed last night and my dog just would not move. She is barely five pounds but she knows how to stand her ground.

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Anyhoo! Lets hope for a good work day and that I can find some energy to go for a run after. πŸ™‚

Tuesday Rant

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

It is a famous quote that I have heard multiple times but I have never followed. I noticed this week that I really need to take into account that I can determine my own self confidence.

I am a 23 year old trying to navigate life as best as possible. Unfortunately, along the way I have noticed that people find it okay to comment on my life choices. We all do have a right to voice our opinions but what I can’t understand is why it is necessary all the time. I have had multiple people comment on my job, my future plans, and how I look. What I want to say to these people is ‘Why do you care?’ and ‘Does my life choices affect you in anyway?’

I noticed people really started to make comments about my life when I was picking a college to go to. I loved the college I decided to attend but I sometimes wonder if I picked that school because the people around me were always talking about how I should go there. Once, I started college people started voicing their opinions on the major I chose. I changed my major 4 times so it isn’t hard to imagine how bummed I felt when people made negative comments about the major I graduated with. When I graduated from college strangers would make negative comments about my first job out of college. Sadly, all of those comments can start to hurt and make me feel like I am failing at everything.

This week someone started telling me I should get out of the job I am doing and asking why I am doing said job. I finally just wanted to turn to that person and say “why do you care?’

It is hard to have a high level of self confidence when you haven’t picked what job you want to do with your life while other people your age are moving onto jobs higher than entry-level. In addition, I am also trying to feel confident in my own skin and not compare myself to others.

When I read Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote today I was reminded that although my confidence feels incredibly low when people say something negative to me it does not mean that has to happen. I get to choose if someone’s comments are going to affect me. I can let the comments just roll off my shoulders and rememeber that how I run my life is my choice.Β  The only person I do not want to dissapoint is my mother because she is my biggest cheerleader and I know she just wants me to be happy.

Sending out positive vibes on this lovely Tuesday! πŸ™‚ Let’s make it awesome.

 

 

 

Starting On The Right Foot

Monday has me all happy today. I got up super early (early for me) to join a soul cycle class, then I was headed to watch the latest Game of Thrones episode at my friend, Harper’s place. I grabbed a chopped salad and hot chocolate from Lenwich before I hopped on the subway. I have passed Lenwich many times but this was my first time walking in and I loved it! There are so many options to choose from.

I know I have mentioned that I am trying to lose a few pounds and tone up a bit but the hot chocolate was calling me soooo….

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Awkward selfie b/c I didn’t want the guy behind me to notice I was taking a selfie. He probably noticed anyway.

It was pretty funny trying to watch Game of Thrones at Harper’s because the glare from her window was really bad. If you watch Game of Thrones then you know that show tends to be very hard to watch in the day light. We had to throw a blanket over her window curtains to try and block out some of the light. Our moms would be cringing if they saw what the window looked like.Β  It is always fun getting to spend time with friends. We had to pause the show a few times to allow us to make some remarks, which happens basically anytime I watch that show.

Have a fabulous Monday! πŸ™‚

Is Painting Hard?

Hello lunch!

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Happy Friday!

I went to a pottery place with my friend Harper today. I wanted to make a flower pot for my mom for Mother’s Day. I figured I would try giving her a unique gift that none of my other siblings would be giving her this year. I looked at a few pottery places on the internet. I found some great places we could go to; however I am a bit on the dumb side when it comes to pottery. I wasn’t aware that the actual act of making pottery was really hard work and involves 8 weeks worth of classes. If you have seen the movie It Takes Two, then you would understand why I thought pottery was easy considering the last time I watched it I was 10. Fortunately, I found a place where we could just paint pottery.

There was so many different shapes and sizes of pottery to choose from. Luckily, they had a perfect size flower pot for me and Harper picked a large seashell and tiny vase. There was so many different colors of paint to choose from, which is like my worst nightmare because I am terrible at making choices. Haha. All of the colors were so pretty so I can’t really complain.

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Two things I realized while painting:

  1. I will never be a professional painter.
  2. I am not surprised I always got a “B” in art class.

It ended up being a lot of fun. We were able to drink wine and listen to some good music. I totally recommend doing this with friends or family. Painting is super relaxing so I understand now why lots of people have been enjoying adult coloring books. I am hoping to go back soon to make a cute bowl toΒ  have for oatmeal or pasta.

Once, we left pottery we headed over to a mexican restaurant to grab some drinks and obviously guac because no man gets left behind.

I ordered a salad to try to counteract the amount of guac I was consuming. I also enjoyed this tasty drink called a Strawberry Fields.

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I cannot remember what exactly was in it but it was strong, which is why you will not being seeing a picture of my salad. I was like a talking machine once I had my first sip so taking anymore pictures wasn’t really on my mind.

Enjoy your weekend! πŸ™‚

My Poor Calves

I ran 4 miles and did a kettlebell class on Monday.

I ran 3 miles yesterday.

Today, I am running 2 miles, then heading over to a kettlebell class.

My calves feel soooooo tight! I have been massaging them all morning. I am definitely making tomorrow my rest day. I have just been on this weird high when it comes to running. The weather in NY has been gorgeous and I have always felt like the best way to enjoy a nice day out is through exercise or you know outside brunch with friends.

This morning I made a a heart shaped waffle.

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I love pancakes and waffles, which is a good and bad thing. Good because they are yummy but bad because obviously they are not the healthiest. I feel like as I have gotten older I have acquired a stronger sweet tooth. When I was kid I ate really healthy and said no to foods such as ice cream, brownies, pancakes, and cookies.

The other day I went to TJ Maxx in search of a large mirror. While I was in the checkout line I saw this package of organic pancake mix called Birch Benders.

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When I read the nutrition factsΒ  I saw that the mix was soy and dairy free. I figured I would buy it and try it out. I am trying to limit my intake of soy for personal reasons. I have been blown away by how much food has soy in it that you would normally think wouldn’t. Two of my favorite nut bars that I eat as a snack at work have soy in it. 😦

Anyways so I tried the pancake mix and I really liked it. I didn’t notice a difference in taste and it is way easier to cut the recipe in half so that I don’t eat more than one proper serving. I have been putting almond butter on top with cut up pieces of strawberries. So far my Wednesday has been starting off nicely. When I am done writing this post I will be heading on my morning run.

Happy Wednesday! πŸ™‚

Hey Monday!

Soooo I am getting pretty pumped for summer. I will be spending a whole lot of time at the beach. I have sunglasses and hats a plenty. I’ve got bathing suits and sunscreen galore But I want more! Do I sound like a lady you might know who has red hair and strong desire to get rid of her fins and acquire 2 legs?

My wallet has been staying zipped like a therapist who just heard the juicest secret. But a girl can dream of a pretty new set of summer clothes, right?

So here are some things I wish will join me in all my instagram photos.

Kate Spade sunglasses

Triangl bikini

Vince Camuto hat

Romper

Ray Ban sunglasses

Lets all make this week awesome even if it involves wearing an outfit more than once! πŸ™‚