Thank you guys so much for the sweet comments on my last post – I had such an amazing time, and I cannot stress enough how blessed I am to be able to travel so much 😀
I’m not even gonna lie – waking up to grass, “normal” trees/flowers/bushes is just plain rotten when you’ve just spent the past week with a view like this:
My friends, welcome to post-vacation blues. Wanna know the cure? 4 simple things – family, friends, food and fitness.
Can I get an amen? Between Monday and today I’ve been indulging in my loved ones (as seen above), lots of good food, and an amazing new motivation to really get my swoll on. You can laugh at that last part if you want to, and I know you do. I’ll elaborate on that in a sec.
The day I got home was the day before one of my best friend’s 21st birthday. And what better way to kick-off celebrations then to decorate her car the night before? We had to be super-sneaky, though, which obviously always proves as a hard task for us.
Her car alarm apparently doesn’t do much more than blink a red light…so I climbed all over it and we basically touched and wrote all over every part of it, the car alarm never went off. That’s high class security right there, pals. Way to go, Jeep!
I wish I could say everything we wrote was appropriate so I’d feel a little more comfortable telling ya’ll ALL about it – but really ,it wasn’t, and you can just use your imagination for the rest. We all got a text from her the next morning saying how ridiculous we were, and that she was going to drive around all day with the decor…and she works at a childcare center. Kosher.
Moving on…to the next post-vacation blues cure: food…who would’ve guessed?
I’m totally loving anything having to do with figs lately…so I’ve been adding them + cottage cheese to ma usual berry patch oats. With a dollop of my favorite cottage cheese and a spoonful of Justin’s Maple Almond Butter 🙂
What’s your favorite oatmeal topping?
Of course, being home wouldn’t be complete without a fridge/pantry stocked full of a few favorites from Whole Foods, right? Right.
Justin’s Almond Butter, cookie dough Cashew Butter, Yogi Green Tea, Flaxseed Oil (amazing for your skin – I drink a TBSP every night), cherries, nanners, FIGS!, Nancy’s Cottage Cheese (the BEST) and Food Should Taste Good Cheddar Chips that I may or may not have polished off already…and half of them were consumed on the car ride home. I blame it solely on traffic 😉
Also: lookie at what else I found! As if I need anymore bars in my pantry…
Have you tried any of the new Larabars? Verdict?
Between hanging out with the fam, potentially breaking bumpers off cars while using them as a climbing mechanism, spending way to much moola at Whole Foods, and eating my body weight in chips, I’ve also been reading up on blogs (ok, nothing new there either..) and recently came across a post which really struck a chord – THIS post really made me reconsider my strength training routine, and really motivated me to kick my own ass a little harder than I have been. I really recommend ya’ll check it out, no matter what your fitness goals are. God blessed me with a body that I know has AMAZING capabilities and I’m SO ready to figure out what they are in a respectable manner, of course.
My personal goal right now is just to gain some more muscle weight and fill out parts of my body that I think could use a little more umph…you feel me? That girls blog is seriously badass.
My plan as of right now is to strength train 2-3 days a week, and do cardio to warm up + cool down, and once or twice a week.
What’s the most motivating goal you have to exercise?
Alright guys, I’m off to munch on the best KIND bar ever that’s been in my purse for the past 2 months, and prooobably grab a snowball with my girls later on 😀
Peace and love!