In an effort to create some consistency and to make this blog a little more personal, enter Fridiary, a very unoriginal idea in which I will recap some of the more interesting aspects of my week. I don’t always have time to shoot and post outfit photos every day, and not everyone likes outfits. Win win? If nothing else, this feature will allow us all to soak up the voyeurism our society values so much. *wink wink*
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One of friends turned 30 last week, so a big group of us decided to rent a cabin in Gatlinburg, TN to celebrate her “dirty thirty.” The weekend consisted of delicious food, hot tub shenanigans, board games, and a little flip cup action (if you want a reminder of how old you’ve gotten since college, break out a game of flip cup). The best part was the weather: Saturday was around 60 degrees, and I.didn’t.have.to.wear.a.jacket. Did you read that? NO JACKET. Heaven. We spent the gorgeous day walking around downtown Gatlinburg, soaking in the sights. We did a little whiskey and moonshine tasting, bought some obligatory toursity-town fudge, and saw a bear. Here are my two favorite photos from the weekend, but if you want to see more, follow me on Instagram!
P90x3 & DietBet
I’m still going strong with P90X3! I’ve entered Phase 3, so I only have like 28 more days left! I’ve definitely been noticing some differences and improvements, and I’ve decided that when I’m done, I’m going to do another round, but doubles instead (so, 2 workouts a day for a total of 60 minutes)! I’ve also considerably cleaned up my diet. I’ve been eating really well, and that in itself has helped me tremendously – I have way more energy now. I’m thinking about posting a few recipes on here? Oh, and I also joined a DietBet at the beginning of February! Admittedly, it’s one of those things that sounds kind of sketch when you first hear about it, but I love it! Basically, you sign up, pay whatever the bet is, and if you lose your predetermined percentage of body weight each month, you split the monthly pots with all the other “winners.” In my DietBet, each monthly pot is ~$15,000. Yes, please! It’s too late to sign up for the DietBet I’m doing, but they start a new one every month.
Here’s me taking one of my really cool “weight verification” photos*:
I randomly found this blog post on Facebook yesterday; it sounded just weird enough to pique my interest, so I decided to give it a try. I’ve read about all the wonderful things that coconut oil can do for you, so I see no reason why this should be any different! I’m not a huge fan of coconut in things, but for some reason, I don’t mind coconut oil! If you have a texture issue, then I would recommend melting the oil first, as my least favorite part is definitely waiting for the solid oil to melt in my mouth (it’s a little weird). Additionally, the thought of swishing for 20 minutes seemed like an eternity for me, but I have found that if I keep active, the time does seem to go faster. Yesterday I swished while doing the dishes, and today I’m swishing right now as I write this post!
If you recall, one of my best friends is getting married in Vegas in September, and I’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid. In an earlier blog post, I couldn’t decide which dress to get. Here were my top 2 choices from my first fitting at Alfred Angelo:
Left: 7278S / Right: 7176
I thought I looked better in the dress on the right, but the one of the left had a more “youthful feel” to it; I was so indecisive though that I decided to go for a second fitting to try the dresses on again, plus a few others that I hadn’t seen before. Here are a few more I kind of liked, too:
Left: 7271S / Middle: 7259 / Right: 7258
Ultimately, I decided that what I really loved was the bodice of 7278S, but I wasn’t crazy about the super flowy skirt. I’d rather simplfy the dress a bit and dress it up with bold jewelry and amazing heels. With the help of my stylist, I finally figured out that there was another dress that had the exact same bodice, but a simple skirt, and I was sold. I will be getting 7289S in the short version (the store only had the long version to try on, so you have to imagine it hitting me above the knee). Here’s my final choice! It will end up being all in the “grape” color.
And that’s pretty much been my week! Every other day has been spent cleaning the house, working, and watching Damages. How’s your week been? Anything exciting happen?
*I am in no way promoting weight loss as a fun “game”! I am not a doctor or medical professional, so I am NOT doling out nutrition or weight loss advice. Please talk to a professional if you’re thinking of doing any weight loss or nutrition programs.
**I am also in no way affiliated with any of the companies or businesses mentioned in this post.