With my diet, and my life, I try to abide by the 80/20 rule. 80% of the time I eat well, work super hard and generally ‘do the right thing’, and 20% of the time I eat whatever-the-hell-I-want and am a ridiculously unproductive, lazy sloth-person.
Saturday morning I woke up ready to tackle my long run. I wanted to decide by Sunday if I was registering for the Pensacola half in a month and gave myself one last shot at a 12 miler to see how it felt. I ran one last weekend, and felt pretty good, so I was confident things would go well Saturday. I didn’t realize until I hit mile 6 how well they would go.
Who does that? I just hit 12 miles and felt like pushing it. I totally cried as soon as I was finished. Just a few tears, not full on balled-up-fetal mode. There is nothing greater than being in that moment when you realize you just accomplished something totally epic. Got to admit – I had quite the cock in my walk the rest of the day! Well, when I wasn’t lounging on the couch or falling asleep in the tub soaking in my homemade bath salts.
I’ve also gone totally overboard drinking tea again this weekend. Up until a few days ago I had never had loose leaf tea before. Pretty surprising if you know what tea freak I am (and considering I have at least 20+ boxes of tea in my pantry right now – I’m definitely obsessed. ) A few weeks ago I received an email from Christine at Sophia’s Teas asking if I’d like to sample some of her tea to review. I absolutely had to and these three bags arrived at my door within a few days. She was also kind enough to send me a tea filter so I could brew the loose leaf!
I honestly don’t know if I could pick a favorite they were all delicious. The chocolate covered strawberries was not overly sweet, which I love, and it gave me a massive energy boost. The blood orange chamomile was perfect for relaxing at night and the detox blend, pictured below, was the perfect green tea. Green tea usually isn’t my favorite but this was had a nice mild flavor to it that wasn’t overwhelming.
I would absolutely recommend stopping by her site and picking some up! Not only is the tea delicious, and healthy, but you’ll be supporting a small business and an all-around awesome chick!
So, for the 20% of my diet that’s not so clean … I’ve been craving frozen yogurt for weeks now and I persuaded my family to meet me in Gulf Breeze Saturday night for some yogurt. My brother has been in town for the week and it was nice to see him one more time before he goes back to UF, and even nicer to gorge on ridiculous amounts of sugar. Can you guess which two cups belonged to the kids? (If you can call an almost 26-year-old and 29-year-old ‘kids’.)
Mine is at the bottom – a delicious mix of chocolate, cake batter and peanut butter yogurt with crushed reeses peanut butter cups, m-n-m’s and butterfinger on top. If you’re gonna go – go big. I was wired after I ate this. Literally. I went with them to walmart after to pick up a few things and I was dancing and walking around punching the air – which for some reason is something I like to do with I’m excited.
The 80/20 rule applies to my finances as well. I’ll be doing a post soon on my budget but I’m pretty strict with my monies. I don’t make a whole lot (think stereotypical teacher salary) and I rarely buy new clothes. I think I’ve purchased 2 shirts in the last 4 months. I have one pair of jeans and one pair of shoes I wear regularly that’s getting holes in the soles. I’ve been wanting to update my wardrobe for Spring and after some great store suggestions on Twitter I spent 5 hours this weekend finally finding some things I loved!
All together I spent just over $200. Part of the reason I don’t spend money on clothes often is because I can’t afford a whole lot, so when I buy something I want it to go with as many things as possible. I end up with a lot of boring crap since things that coordinate the most with each other tend to be neutral and plain. When out this weekend I still tried to get things that would go well with stuff I already own, but definitely had some Spring colors/trends to them.
If anyone cares to know where I got everything from:
Target – both pairs of shoes, the incredible skull studded wristlet, and the 3 shirts on the right.
Dillards – blue scalloped shorts. I hate short shorts and these fit perfectly so I spent a bit more on them than I normally would have ($34)
Cotton On – white sun dress that fits me like a glove. I cannot wait to show this off!
Charlotte Russe – 2 sets of 6 pairs of earrings, so 12 pairs total, for $10!
Francescas – the absolutely incredible blue beaded top. The beaded part is on the back of it and this was definitely my ‘splurge’ item ($38 for a top is a bit of a splurge for me!) I loved the store. It was in the mall but had a high-end boutique feel to it. It’s actually a chain and if they have one near you it’s worth a trip to check out!
It’s been a while since I’ve felt so pretty! I haven’t put much effort into dressing up lately. I think it’s because I’ve been so adverse to the idea of dating so I see no need to draw attention to myself.
I feel that finally starting to change.
After all, Spring is in the air!