I am a Board

Who doesn’t love a Thursday? It is basically the pre game for the weekend.

I spent today feeling stiff as a board and I am pretty sure I will be for the next week three days. I went to a kettlebell class this morning and I haven’t been to a class since either April or May so my body was not prepared. First of all, getting up this morning was torture. I am a nine-hour type sleeper so anything below that makes me feel like I am waking up out of a haze. Second, I got to the class and figured my body would be used to it, but the instructor said she pretty much did the same thing when she missed classes for a while. I had to lower the amount of weight I use to use and all of the exercises were intense. At least this means the classes were actually working on my arms when I went regularly. I finished the class doing super intense ab exercises because when the teacher asked the class if they wanted to finish with arms or abs the class said abs. Is it just me that prefers arm exercises over abs? I was a super sweaty mess when I left so I ran 2 miles to give my legs a little bit more exercise. The humidity in NY hasn’t been very kind to my hair so I have permanent hair halo going on and the sweat from running hasn’t made it look any better.

Sorry for such a lame exercise post. I had a yummy breakfast this morning so I am one happy camper. I have cauliflower rice in the fridge that will start going bad soon if I do not use it so I will be spending some time on Pinterest looking for some good recipes. Since I didn’t take a picture of my breakfast I figure I will show you that I found churros at Trader Joes. The little 8-year-old in me was so excited. Now all I need to do is buy caramel sauce. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hamptons Life Is a Fun Life

The Hamptons is a beautful place to visit in NY. I was lucky enough to rent a beach house this summer with friends there and I had so much fun! So you can imagine how excited I was when I was able to visit the Hamptons one more time this summer when I went last Saturday to the Revolve house for a party they were hosting.

The party was amazing!! The decorations, people, the house, and music all made the party fabulous. It was definitely an instagram worthy place full of beautiful flowers, a life sized scrabble board, unique pool floats, and fancy wine glasses.

I figured I would show you what I wore to the event and how pretty all the decorations looked. waffle

 

Relaxation Is a Hobby

I love a good month of July as much as I love having colored toes. When I came back from the Hamptons I was in serious need of a pedicure. The sand really did a number on my feet so I headed over to my local salon. I am all about saving money so I tend to lean toward the DIY nail spa in my room but I decided getting them professionally done would be a bit more fun this time. I am in love with the color. It was relaxing and I was all alone as I read my magazine.

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I was staring at my toes this morning (I know. I am weird) and I started thinking about other things that I find enjoyable to do when I am alone.

I love being around people but sometimes family and friends are busy with jobs and other committments so we all end up at some point having time for just ourselves. We have to learn to enjoy that time with ourselves as much as the time we experience with others.

Six things I love doing by myself are

  • Reading. I love reading so much I could talk non-stop about it. Reading allows me to experience a diffeent world without leaving my comfy seat.
  • ย Driving in the car with the music blasting.
  • Dancing. Yes, I am one of those people who dances in their home by themselves.
  • Walking my dog. Anyone that has a dog knows this can be pretty relaxing.
  • Paddle boarding. I tried this while I was in the Hamptons and I am obssessed right now. So much fun!!!
  • Running

Sending positive Monday vibes ๐Ÿ™‚

What Are The Cool Kids Up To

Happy Monday!

I ran 4 miles! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚ When I ran last week it ended up terribly. I made it to the end of mile 1 and I honestly felt like crap so I just turned around and went home. I literally threw in the towel and got in the shower because running was just not happening. Today, I woke up and just ran and ran until I felt like going home.

I thought I would compile a bunch of pictures from this week.

I made this awesome cauliflower fried rice . I found the recipe onย whatsfordinneresq . It tasted amazing like I ate the whole thing in two days.

Here is a picture of my alarm clock that I set before I took a shower. I was scared that I would miss the beginning of The Bacholorette. I could not possibly be the only one who goes into a trance like state in the shower, right?

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I bought a magic bullet last week so I am trying out different recipes. I made a strawberry smoothie for the first time and I must say it tasted great! I made it the next day to have on my way to work and it kept me full for three hours. Not bad! I might add chia seeds to see if that will keep my belly full for a little longer.

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I always try to use a reusable bag when I go grocery shopping so my mom bought me one from a british store that she visited in LA.

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