I am hopefully on a plane right now besides myself with excitement on my way to AZ! This trip could not have come at a better time. This girl needs a break from reality! This past week was a great one.
I started last weekend pup sitting at my parents house. As you can tell my dogs are very needy. I do not get much room on “their sofa” as they need to crowd around me. We got very lucky with beautiful weather last Saturday so I took the girls for a long walk. Ammie took a little sitting break and I had to capture it. I love her gorgeous silver coloring! Oh my pups! Love them!
Sunday was purely devoted to the Oscar Awards! Did you watch them? What did you think? I liked them for the most part. I thought Ellen was very funny and some of the speeches were very good. The fashion was probably my favorite part.
I’ve been drinking green smoothies and juices daily. I tried the Organic V by Evolution Fresh and was really disappointed. The V is their only organic selection at my Whole Foods so I was hoping it would be great because they are a lot cheaper then other organic juices. Alas it was flavorless and a huge let down. Back to my more flavorful and more expensive organic green juices.
I am also on a salad kick right now. The country veggie salad from Trader Joe’s is really good. The bulgar is flavored really well and I love cabbage so this is a winning salad in my book.
It’s been raining on and off all week and I love going outside after a storm. It looks like there are sparkly diamonds on the plants with all the water drops and it makes me happy!
Trail mix again! I made a huge batch for our weekend in AZ. Hopefully the girls will love it! Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend. xo
Today Jessica and I are flying out extremely early for Arizona! We are starting the weekend out right hopefully with Bloody Mary’s/Scottsmen’s and are energized for our first game!
I have never been to AZ before and am extremely excited for this trip and girls weekend. We are getting there a bit early to go to a game on Friday and then later Friday night two more friends will be joining us. It is going to be a great weekend getaway filled with lots of games and celebrating. We are lucky enough to be there during my besties birthday… So yes Vicki you better expect lots of celebrating you!!!
I’ve heard fabulous things about Arizona and I am so excited to experience this state. I’m looking forward to good food, relaxing, cocktails and girlie time! All of those things are going to equal a fabulous weekend! So now I need to ask, any AZ recommendations? We are staying in Tempe and are going to both the A’s and Giant’s stadiums for games!!!
For this round of Treat Yourself Thursday I am featuring this oh so gorgeous Bucket Bag by Mansur Gavriel! Oh I am swooning big time… This definitely is high on my really really really want list for a Spring bag. I love the bucket shape with the top closure detail! Oh me oh my I love you bag! I am showing the bag in their Brandy color, but it does come in other neutral shades as well. Hop on over to the Mansur Gavriel site to check out this gorgeous collection! xo
I am in no means a wellness, fitness or nutrition expert. I do like doing a lot of research about the topic, but in no way does that mean I know best or know everything. As part of my wellness journey (and age) what I have found to work for one person might not work for another. Sure there are simple things most people could do to help with their health – eat whole/natural foods and move more, but it’s not only about those two things.
There are so many factors that come into play when moving your life towards wellness. Here are the few self discoveries I have made in this journey:
Wellness with Friends! I always find such great motivation when my friends are interested in wellness and when we can hold each other accountable for our decisions. Whether it is working out together, making healthy meals or commiserating over an indulgent day I need them and am so happy to have them!
Wellness with Forgiveness! Man it is so easy to be hard on ourselves. One bad day and my life is over, I’ll never reach my goal, why oh why me… This mentality is hard to shake. While I haven’t fully shaken it I can say I am much better than before. No one is perfect 100% of the time and the quicker you accept that the better your wellness journey will be.
Wellness with Numbers! I try my hardest to reach my 10,000 steps a day goal. Seeing those numbers increase on my FitBit is a huge motivation. The FitBit keeps track of your steps, distance, stairs, calories in vs. out and more. I know some people do not believe in a numbers approach, but right now it’s helping me in this discovery phase. Keeping track of what I am eating is extremely beneficial. I can go back to good and/or bad days to help myself recreate or avoid. I do not want to count calories forever as I know that is not wellness is about, but till I get to that point numbers are my friend.
Wellness with Commitment! You cannot live a healthy lifestyle for a month and be done with it. Wellness is forever! Defining forever is very personal, but my approach to it is I would like to live a healthy, active, pain free and mobile life for as long as willing. To achieve these things I need to treat my body, mind and spirit right.
So those are just a few of my important self discoveries in this wellness process. I would love to hear some of your self discoveries about wellness.
This song! Oh I love it and Idina Menzel performing with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots is just golden! I’ve loved her since her Rent days and am so happy with the success she is having. Currently you can see Idina in the new musical If/Then! Words cannot express how much I want to go to NYC to see this production and to see Idina perform. I’ve never seen her on stage and well to finally have the opportunity to do so would be just the best!