Gooood Morning! I have a couple things to share so I figured I would pop in and say hello! This morning started off bright and early with my very first red cup of the season. Filled with hot tea, because I’m trying my best to cut back on coffee.
Yesterday’s workout is also share worthy. Check out that plank time. I’ve been doing Tina’s plank challenge and am seeing some awesome results. I could barely hold a one minute plank a few weeks ago, and now I’m up to 2 and 1/2?! I’m hoping on Friday I can hold a 3!
Speaking of challenges – I kind of left you guys hanging on Courtney’s yoga challenge. While I did incorporate yoga at least once a week, I was hoping for 3 times a week, and I totally bombed. Running took over more so than anything, but I’m working my way back into splitting things up evenly, so we will see!
Last but not least – my inner teeny bopper is ecstatic over two things. The entire Taylor Swift Red album, and this One Direction song:
Please tell me I’m not the only one still obsessing on boy bands at 25?! Even if I am, I’m totally embracing it up. Time to do the big girl thing and get some work done! Half way there!
Guess who’s back??? Obviously me, right? I know I went A-Wall there for a few weeks but I needed a break! I work at a computer all day long, so sometimes when I come home I have no desire to sit down at another computer! So I took some time off from the blog, and any internet that wasn’t accessible by my phone, to spend time with Matt and Cruise, and to do enjoy things I love!
I’ve been running, attending weddings, and enjoying family and friend time as much as possible. This past weekend was the last wedding we have to attend until ours and I am thrilled. As much as I enjoy weddings, Matt and I really need to use the time we have left to plan our own. March 23rd is sneaking up on us and we still have so much to do!
So for the next few months expect to see a lot about running, yoga (my two fitness loves right now), tons of wedding planning (gotta document some how), and lots of holiday celebrating!
The Pink Grapefruit is now back to regularly scheduled blogging! Hope everyone has a fabulous day!
Get ready for picture overload. This past Saturday was my 25th birthday (EEK!) and the celebrations started Thursday when Matt gave me my gift. We had a wedding to go to Saturday, my actual birthday, so we celebrated with each other and a few friends Friday, and then with my family on Sunday! I’m beyond blessed!
Cards from Matt and Cruise. The one from Cruise is so him.
Birthday present from Matt! The Garmin Forerunner 10! Best. Fiancé. Ever.
Birthday gifts to myself. I have a problem.
Beautiful plant Matt’s aunt had delivered to me.
On my way to dinner with Matt!
City Range. If we are celebrating something, this is where we go.
Drinks at Main Street Pub. Annnd our friend, Wade photobombing the picture.
25 feels CRAZY! I can’t wait for the upcoming year!
Pumpkin Waffles. I made a ton and froze them to have on hand for breakfast. Recipe from Runner’s World.
A very very small example of lunch and dinner this week. Veggie overload.
Midweek treat from my boss. Mini blueberry cheesecake cupcake. If any of you are in Spartanburg and haven’t been to Sugah Cakes – GO. Best. Cupcakes. EVER.
Ferris wheel at the fair. I didn’t ride but my sister did. I’ll ride all sorts of rides at amusement parks but fair rides freak me out. I mean, some guy just put that took those rides down and put it back together. What if he had a bad day? Not for me!
Matt and I waiting on my sister to finish riding rides. All I wanted was a funnel cake and to see the animals!
Goats on the left, alpacas on the right. Please look at the alpaca – he was trying to eat the fence, AFTER he tried to literally take the money out of my wristlet. Thief.
And finally, I got that funnel cake I was waiting for! OMG So, SO good! Pay no mind to my mother in the background, she’s just about to burn her mouth from the bite she stole out of my hand. Karma, I tell you.
Even though I mentioned sharing all of my eats was impossible, I’m going to show you a few from today. Nothing crazy, but I got a little push by someone who enjoys the food portion, so I’ll still share occasionally. Today’s lunch and dinner my friends: Buffalo chicken salad with blue corn chips and chicken sausage, roasted broccoli, and Alexia sweet potato fries. Dinner served with healthier homemade ranch for dipping fries!
I also enjoyed one of these over the weekend. I’ve been doing pretttty great at keeping my sweet tooth at bay but there are a couple of things during the month of October I can’t resist.
Pumpkin spice doughnuts from Krispy Kreme take the number one spot for those things. The runner up would be funnel cake. The fair started this week, so I can promise I’ll be enjoying one. Another thing that I just couldn’t resist? The Vanilla Chocolate Chunk Chobani I finally came across at the grocery store last week. This stuff is deeeelish.
And that yoga challenge I mentioned I would be participating in? It’s going pretty great. I have the same goals as Courtney. At least 3 yoga sessions per week. Week one was a success and included 2 rounds of Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown and one free session from YogaDownload. I’m new to YogaDownlaod but I’m loving it. I did a 20 minute session this morning that focused on core and let’s just say it was very humbling. I have a feeling my abs will be on fire in the morning but that’s a good thing right? Toning up my core is something I definitely need to be doing so I’m hoping the yoga challenge will help! So far, so good, right?
Some other fun things going on: I got my hair colored – it’s hard to tell in the picture but it’s a more subtle ombre.
Annnd I have the sweetest fiance ever. Just in case any of you were ever curious!
Like I said last post – TV series premieres are taking over my life and tonight is the very last Gossip Girl premiere. Time to prepare!
Hello Hello! Considering my lack of blogging lately, I think maybe I should share a couple of things going on lately! I’ve been so busy that the only time I sit down is when all of my premieres come on TV! Like Grey’s Anatomy – am I the only one who thinks Shonda Rhimes is trying to gut punch her fans with all the deaths and drama?! Geez, woman!
Anyways, like I said, I’ve been busy. Mostly with wedding planning – we’ve been able to knock some things out which has been such a relief for me! All 11 of my bridesmaids’ dresses have been ordered (which was a job in itself btw) and Matt and I finally chose a wedding band! By band I mean musical band, not the rings you wear on your finger, however, we have chosen those also.
We picked our flowers, and have finally narrowed down about how many we’ll have to purchase. Our wedding flower is hydrangea and we are getting them all from Michael’s and going the DIY route. We chose artificial flowers because my allergies are nuts and I do not need to be walking down the aisle sneezing in my bouquet. Now that would be a complete disaster.
I haven’t even taken any pictures of my food because honestly, it’s not anything you haven’t seen before. When I started this blog I had intentions of blogging my food daily but that changed real quick. I mean let’s get real for a second – I work 9 to 5 and around that time I have to work out, find time to cook dinner and eat every other meal, and spend time with my little family. I do not have time to blog every day, much less blog everything I eat and it make sense. I’m also getting married, and wedding planning should have its own day of the week if you ask me. I’m seriously random, and my life has little routine. What you see is what you get, it may not always be food – or exercise for that matter.
Speaking of exercise – running and yoga is where it’s at lately. I’m doing Courtney’s October Yoga Challenge, and am also running 3 to 4 days a week. I’m improving tremendously with running, and I fall more and more in love with it every day. I’m hoping I can sign up for my first little 5k soon, and that Matt will do it with me. (hint, hint)
That’s it for now. It’s Grey’s Thursday, and I have to emotionally prepare! So close to Friday!