Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Currently || May

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Apparently it's been an entire month since I've blogged last, but that's okay...right? I'm not going to apologize for my absence, though I think about this little space almost every day. I'm sure I could blog more, but my self care is way more important. I'm still doing Whole30 and as of May 5, I'm down 31 pounds. I feel it everywhere. I feel it in my body, at work, at home, at the grocery store...I just feel 1000 times better than I ever have. I have my rough days, but they're worth it. 
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My in-laws were visiting for a week, which turned out to be longer than a week. My father-in-law wanted to help us even more with some home renovation projects, so he stayed an extra 5 days. Him and my husband got SO much done. Our floors are fixed (no more creaking!), basement is purged of all the previous home owner's junk, basement is organized, bathroom got fixed up a bit (we still have a total renovation to do though), a door frame was taken out and drywalled, and some doors were put on the bedrooms! I don't even know how to express how much I appreciate all the time and energy put in to these projects, even though it was their 'vacation'.
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Currently, I've been...

Designing || Pretty much nothing except for myself. Does that even make sense? I'm in the middle the long journey of finding and loving myself. While Whole30 is amazing and a healthy lifestyle really does start in the kitchen, I need to exercise too. I joined a spin class for the month of April, but this month I'm really going to push myself and join 30 Minute Hit. I can't wait!

Enjoying || Having our own home! While we're pretty much broke, it's still so enjoyable to come home to our own home. I'm enjoying Pinterest a lot too, because of the decorating ideas. We have a few more things to finish up, like painting and putting the baseboards on, then I can start decorating.

Ordering || Cards. Lots of cards apparently. I ordered a big package from JulieAnnArt and I can't wait to send out all our cards. We're just waiting on a decent day for my sister in law to take some photos of us for our "first home" pictures. I also ordered some Mother's Day cards. I'm on the hunt for some sundresses though!

Celebrating || Losing 31 pounds! There's not much else going on really, but this is a good reason to celebrate. I'm celebrating with continuing to eat healthy and by joining 30 Minute Hit.

Tasting || I tried a new meatloaf recipe the other day and I'm looking forward to trying some more new recipes. Everything is Whole30 compliant, so I really do feel good about eating it all.
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xo. Nicole

6 comments

  1. Cara - Hanging Off The EdgeMay 6, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Popping over from the link up -- having a house is amazing, and overwhelming, isn't it? I'm impressed at the progress you mentioned in this post. We're still working on our first major project (a bathroom reno) that we started... a year ago. Sigh. But oh to have floors that don't squeak!

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  2. Props to doing Whole 30! And way to go on losing 31 pounds! It's incredible what a change in what we eat can do for our bodies.

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  3. Just finished my Whole30 at the end of April, and I was so glad I did it - such great recipe finds too! Way to really do it. Awesome that you're picking up the exercise classes too - I love spinning.

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  4. It definitely is amazing and overwhelming..expensive, too! We plan to do our bathroom too, but we're saving up for it to do it all in a weekend or two. Big dreams, but otherwise we'd be putting off so much lol

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  5. It really does start with food! Thanks :)

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  6. Congrats on finishing your Whole30! There are so many wonderful recipes I have yet to try, it's exciting. I started 30 minute hit today, but spinning was fun too!

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