Hello. I usually don’t get very personal on my blog, but today, I am.
I am sitting behind my computer with my pants a little tight from all the amazing food I have been eating lately. I completed the 21 Day Fix and had amazing results. I absolutely love the program and can’t stop raving about it to all of my friends. So, what happened? Well, I didn’t completely undo my progress, but I am definitely feeling bloated from the food I have been consuming. This is the hardest season for me. It’s my husband’s birthday, then my birthday, which leads directly into patio weather. And since I live in Chicago, the few warm months must be taken advantage of. I am actually healthiest in the winter. I will go to the gym more days than not, because I don’t want to be outside. Since it the hardest season for me, I am committed this year to make it my healthiest.
So, I am currently struggling to get back into a healthy diet and exercise routine. I desperately want and need to. I feel better and sleep better when I do. So, I restart the 21 Day Fix tomorrow, but I am going to push it to the next level. I am going to do 3 weeks worth of workouts in 2 weeks. Why? Because that is the amount of time I have before I start traveling again. Challenge accepted! Check in with me and hold me accountable! Want to know more about the 21 Day Fix? Feel free to leave me a message with your email and I’ll get in touch with you.
After that, I have another goal. I’m actually very excited to see where this summer takes me!
So, back to other exciting things…like my birthday. I adore birthdays. I think people should be selfish and do what they want on their birthdays. So, what did I do? I took last Thursday, Friday and Monday off of work. To do what? Spring clean! I am one of those crazy people who feel like my life is centered and I am at peace with the world when my house is clean and clutter free. I even reorganized everything on the refrigerator, cleaned off the entire front and had room to put up some of my niece’s art work. All fueled by a lot of coffee.
We got new shelving for our back patio and I did a major overhaul of reorganizing. I cleaned out my closet and got rid of a ton of clothes. Reorganized my pantry and cleared a ton of room to make it much more functional. Oh, and we got a new dining room table! That is perhaps the most exciting part of it all. I hate, hate, hated our old table. It was a pub table that would only seat 4 people total and that was a tight fit. I hated being perched up on a chair. I want my feet on the ground while I eat and to be able to sit back in my chair when I’m done eating and let the conversation continue. So, what did we get? A solid pine table that will expand to seat up to 10 people. It is a heavy, heavy beast and I couldn’t love it more! Even if it did take some time and patience to put it together, but I did it all by myself. And it was delivered in a big yellow truck!
Here’s our first meal at the table. Lovely.
My bike had been having some work done at the shop, I got the call that it was finally ready, so we went for a few bike rides this weekend. Even if it did require us to look a little nutty all bundled up on our bikes.
We grabbed dinner out one night and happened past a frozen yogurt shop(which I’m not normally a huge fan). They had a sign for cotton candy froyo in the window. I am sucker for all things cotton candy, so I had to try it. It was surprisingly delicious!
One evening it was warm enough to grill out. A treat as it is one of my favorite activities.
On my actual birthday, I met some girlfriends out for lunch. I had a tasty margarita and Mexican food, followed up by Jeni’s ice cream.
Monday, on my final day off, I recommitted myself to my health and prepped healthy foods for the week, including a delicious crockpot vegetarian curry, homemade Greek yogurt and burrito bowls. But not before taking advantage of Native Foods Cafe Cinco de Mayo special that was absolutely delicious! I hope they add it to the menu full-time.
Now, to get on those workouts tomorrow! Onward and upward!