October 22nd. Can you believe it? Time, where you at!
I hope you all had a fun weekend. It was 34-degrees when I let the dogs outside this morning. I came right in, made coffee, and now we are waiting a bit before heading out on our morning walk. While I sip on my coffee and wait for the sun to rise, I thought it would be the perfect time to fit in my weekly recap post.
Call me crazy, but I love Mondays! Nothing better than a fresh start and clear mind going into the week. I usually spend Sunday night setting my expectations and writing down goals for the week. So when Monday morning hits, I’m super motivated to accomplish them.
Grab a pen and paper. Write down three things you’d like to accomplish this week!
I spent last Wednesday typing up my recap post and a couple other posts for upcoming campaigns. By the time 6 pm rolled around, I was ready to just get out and move my legs. I decided to join Kyle at the gym and power-walked three miles. Walking is my favorite way to move and reflect. I didn’t feel like cooking anything for dinner, so I had a vanilla and spinach protein shake. It had a frozen banana, almond milk, ice, pumpkin seed protein, Garden of Life vanilla protein, spinach, spirulina, ginger, and topped with almond butter, granola, and coconut.
Wednesday afternoon, I met up with my dad to play tennis. We played for a couple hours and then stopped at Earthfare for lunch. My salad had spinach, romaine, mandarins, pineapple, grapes, cantaloupe, sprouts, almonds, cranberries, and I used a balsamic vinegar and olive oil as a dressing. Lately, I’ve been all about adding fruits to my salads. I had a green juice with celery, ginger, kale, spinach, one apple (I always ask for only one apple to reduce sugar), lemon, and lime.
When I got home, I walked the dogs a mile, and then made an oat milk cappuccino and started planning out my Vlogmas schedule! Can you tell I’m excited? I love anything Christmas! I had my butternut squash, kale, & chicken chili for dinner.
I spent about an hour replying back to comments while wearing my facemask. The dogs love keeping me company!
After I shut the computer, I started reading my book. I’ve been dedicating my time before bed to reading. It’s easier on the mind, the eyes, and reading is just a better choice than my usual reality television. I’m trying to find that balance!
I was up bright and early on Thursday. I finished my blog work and then started working on my laundry. For breakfast, I had scrambled eggs, half a mango, and avocado.
Leo loves laying on clean bedding 🙄
I need some recommendations. I want to get new bedside tables with drawers. Do you think I should go with white? a mirror look? or something with color? I was looking at Pinterest, but can’t make up my mind.
After cleaning the house, I made a cappuccino, and tackled more blog work!
So many fall vibes this week! 🍂
For lunch, I had a salad with blueberries, avocado, mango, walnuts, raisins, apple slices, and ginger dressing. I also had a couple of pieces of avocado brown rice sushi to go with it.
Later in the evening, I made gluten-free Applegate chicken nuggets, kale tots, and another salad for dinner!
On Friday morning, I worked around the house, did some fun DIY projects, and then had a smoothie for breakfast before taking Kyle to his PRK surgery.
(smoothie: blackberries, vanilla protein, almond milk, spirulina, ginger, ice, banana)
While Kyle was getting his surgery, I had a few hours to spare. I decided to browse some shops at the mall just to keep moving, stopped at Starbucks for a cappuccino, and then headed into Whole Foods to grab some groceries.
When we got home, I helped Kyle get comfortable in a dark room with a podcast so he could rest his eyes. After that, I decided to clean out the fridge and organize it.
I’ve been living off salads and juices all weekend, and I’ve been feeling great. Sometimes, I’ll do a three-day(ONLY) reset when I feel sluggish, unmotivated or inflamed. My resets include tons of green juice that’s low in sugar, large salads with fruits and vegetables + balsamic/oil, and a simple protein shake at night. I’ve been doing a YouTube video so I’ll share more about that later. Today is my last day, and tomorrow, I can introduce oats, lean protein, roasted veggies, and other normal foods back into my diet.
On Friday night, I headed to food truck Friday in Rock Hill. It was a beautiful fall night, and the perfect excuse to get out of the house.
Leo tagged along with us! I wish I could bring Grumples to events like this, but he doesn’t do well. He gets bad anxiety and doesn’t enjoy large crowds. I think it’s important for me to introduce Leo to new situations as much as possible so he doesn’t get the same anxiety that Grumples has as he gets older. I want him to have great social skills, which he already has. I couldn’t believe how much he loved strangers. Little kids were running up to him and giving him hugs, and he just stood there and let them. I was so proud of him! Grumples really improved on our walks after training, which is great! Overall, I’m proud of my boys!
I did help my dad with his french fries but wanted a real meal when I got home. I had picked up a plate at the Whole Foods hot bar earlier that day that had my name all over it. I turned on a movie and ate my salad with paleo fajita chicken and rosemary sweet potatoes.
I was up bright and early on Saturday morning. I had to walk the dogs, have some coffee, and then take Kyle to his follow-up appointment at 8 am. After all of that, I headed to Target and Hobby Lobby to pick up a few things.
I was exhausted around noon, so I laid in bed for a bit with my pup, a movie, and a green juice!
I felt like doing something fall-ish later in the afternoon, so I headed to the Windy Hill Orchard for the Apple Harvest Festival.
It was raining when we got there, but we made the best of it. I loved this cute little sign made out of a pallet. I want to do something similar for Christmas!
The rain and cold weather really made it feel like Fall. I’m shocked at how cool it’s been down here.
Watching the donut machine was my favorite part. I could have stood there all day long!
The smells were torturous in the good kind of way.
🎃 🍩 Even though I couldn’t eat the donuts, the orchard is known for their donuts, so I had to share! My mom said they were the best donuts she’s ever had!
How about them apples?
I picked up some apple cider donuts and pumpkin-spiced donuts. They both had cinnamon sugar coatings. I felt bad Kyle couldn’t come, so I brought him back some treats, which he loved!
We had to stop at Black’s Peaches to get some photos in the sunflower field!
I had a lot of questions about my outfit on Instagram. I was surprised no one asked me about my rainy hair routine 😂
The sweater is 50% off. I have it in pink as well because it’s so light and soft.
I bought my boots at Francesca’s six years ago, but the same ones are on Overstock for half the price! They are my favorite bits, which is why I’ve had them so long!
When I got home, I took the dogs for a mile walk, turned on Making a Murder 2, and had my giant salad bowl! The salad had a cup of sliced strawberries, one large cucumber, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 mango, arugula, balsamic vinegar, and one tablespoon of almond oil.
I was up bright and early on Sunday morning. Becca and I headed to Pisgah National Forest to drive around the Blue Ridge Parkway and walk some of the trails. I packed my juices, sparkling water, protein shake, and a salad for dinner!
A beautiful day with gorgeous views!⛰ It was 45-degrees, so we bundled up!
I had my salad on the way home and then headed out on another dog walk before I started my nightly routine before bed.
Tomorrow, I’m making some yummy treats for the blog! I just noticed how bad I’ve been slacking on my recipes lately. I’ll change that soon! xo
Questions for you!
- What is one goal you’d like to accomplish this week?
- Did you do any Fall activities over the weekend?
- Apple cider or pumpkin spice?