Every damn day

I’m so excited! SL and I are finally getting our engagement pictures taken today. Only about 5 months after he popped the question but that’s ok, right? I took most of the day off from work (although I am still doing work from home) so I can get my hair and makeup done and of course, decide which outfit to wear.

I made an appointment at the new LuxeBar near my house to get my hair and makeup done. I had no idea they even did makeup…lucked out there because I suck at makeup. Here is what I am thinking for my hair:

engagement picture hair
(source – my Pinterest)

I am just going to ask for simple eye makeup because I don’t want to look ridiculous or not like myself because SL and I are going fairly casual with these pictures. We just want them to look like us.

And now backing up to this morning…


Today started with a cup of hot water and lemon. I have added this into my routine lately because I have heard nothing but good things. Then I made myself some coffee with almond milk and a nice little egg white omelette. It’s not pretty, but it was delicious.

(1/2 cup liquid egg whites, mushrooms, scallions and Simply Balanced Spinach & Garlic Chicken Sausage, all covered with Frank’s Hot sauce)

Now back to the hot water with lemon. I saw this article on PopSugar on simple ways to detox. Basically its 7 things you can easily do every damn day. Number one on the list is starting the day with hot lemon water or green tea. I actually enjoy drinking the hot lemon water and saving my green tea intake for when I get to the office.

I found the other six things on the list to be helpful in detoxing as well.

I need to do this. My body feels like its in shambles lately. Especially with longer runs coming up on my schedule in preparation for the MerryThon, I need to make yoga more of a priority.

Four full day meal plans for getting back on track after an indulgent weekend (week, month…year). I felt like I celebrated my birthday for a full week. It was fun and I do not regret it but it’s time to get back on track before the onslaught of the holidays. This article lays everything out for you making it super easy to follow.

  • Green juice!

I have fallen away from making green juice now that the weather is getting colder. I want to get back to this because I love green juice and I know my insides do too. Side note: I need to get a mini-blender. It would be awesome for green juice making. Here is one of my go-to green juice recipes.

  • Work out

No brainer. Doing something, even something small, everyday will just make you feel better. Now that I walk to work, I don’t feel as guilty when I can’t fit in a full blown workout.

  • Kale

Kale is a great detoxifier and is so easy to incorporate into everyday meals. Green juice for one, salads, kale chips…its perfect in everything. Check back next week for a great kale bowl recipe.

  • Water, water, water

I grew up drinking water and loving water so this one is easy for me. My mom always says drinking water is like a shower for your insides. I couldn’t agree more. Without enough water, I get terrible headaches post-exercise so I make it a priority to get enough in throughout the day then more during my sweat seshes.

These things are all easy to do every day and now that my schedule has calmed down and life is back to normal, I can easily try to get these things in every damn day.

Fitness Bucket List

Now that I am 30, I figured I would update my fitness bucket list! A few months ago I realized I had completed a bunch of items on my vision board and with a new generation of my life beginning this week I started to think about some fitness things I want to accomplish.

I created a Pinterest board entitled, Fitness Bucket List (thank you Captain Obvious) to remind myself of these things and so I can add and evolve the list as time goes on. This is basically my vision board but digitalized.

  • Becoming a Certified Personal Trainer

I have been kicking this idea around for a while now. I don’t know if I would actually use it to train people but I would love to teach a fitness class at some point in my life and would want to be a CPT first. Most studios and gyms require this to teach, but not all. There are so many different companies to become certified through and I have in no way done enough research to know which would be best for me. I just know its something that it on the fitness bucket list.

  • Complete and Olympic Distance Triathlon

triathlon set up

I have already done 10 or so triathlons but they have all been the sprint distance. I would love to step up my game and do a longer distance tri. I know my training would need to be amped up and I would probably want to hire a coach (real life or online). This would be a big time commitment and financial commitment for me but I think the accomplished feeling after finishing would all be worth it.

  • Be a FitFluential Ambassador

I’ve grown to love FitFluential over the past year and being an ambassador for a brand I truly believe in is something I would love. They layout exactly what it takes to become an ambassador on their site and its something I will work towards until I get there.

  • Finish a Long Distance Obstacle Race

spartan beast

For example, a Spartan Beast. This race consists of 13+ miles and 25+ obstacles. A few years ago I did a Spartan Race at Fenway Park and had a blast but it was a short one, only 3ish miles.  After training for my first half marathon, I grew to love longer distance runs and adding obstacles to the mix just sounds fun. Call me crazy, but it does.

  • Run a race in another country

How cool would that be? To travel and run a race! The Sparkasse 3-Laender Marathon is not only in anther country but winds its way through three countries: Germany, Austria and Switzerland! Now, I don’t necessarily want to run a marathon but I thought this was a particularly cool example.

That is all I have for now, but I will be updating my Pinterest board as new fitness bucket list items get added. Until then, check out my Workout Class Bucket List below: