One of the biggest questions I get in regards to health and fitness is how do you stay motivated? Everyone gets in a rut from time to time and my biggest tips are to not put too much pressure on yourself and to switch it up when you can! Easier said than done with busy schedules, expensive gym memberships and life in general. I’ve realized that what works for me is to workout and eat healthy more days than I don’t which usually means I dedicate 4 days out of the week to this idea. I’m always apt to eat healthier on the days I workout which is why these two go hand in hand for me. After working with a trainer for 6 months before getting pregnant again, I was a little burned out from the gym. My favorite thing about my trainer was that every day was different but it’s harder to push myself when it’s just me – you know? Enter Aaptiv. My newest workout obsession.
Hi friends, happy Friday! Hope you’ll join me for a cup of coffee this morning. My week was a little crazy so I didn’t get to everyone’s question. I’ll be pushing the ones I missed to next week! Also, the state of the world is scary. I immediately thought of this post because of the sign “together anything is possible.” It’s easy to sit in my little bubble and go on with my life like it’s all sunny. The truth is, we are stronger together rather than sitting on the side lines. Whether that is a helping hand to a neighbor, saying hello to someone, buying someone’s coffee, picking up trash, etc. It’s nothing in the grand scheme of things (and I realize it has nothing to do with the terror we are seeing in the world) but it is something.
One of the first rooms that is a priority to me is our guest room. Dave’s family lives in Michigan and with friends venturing out to the suburbs to visit us I want to make sure there is a cozy room for them to stay the night. Do you remember the episode of Friends where Phoebe and Rachel’s apartment has a fire and Phoebe has to stay with Monica? Do you remember the guest room Monica creates in Rachel’s old room? It’s absolutely over the top but that is what I want for my guests! I want them to walk into their own little oasis of comfort. Our theme for the basement is kind of lake-y, Michigan cabin (Dave’s request) so we are going for cozy, cozy.
It may or may not be because I’m pregnant but I’ve been stalking new items for fall. Maybe in hopes of fitting into them one day? Ha. In the meantime, I’ll be living in this outfit and I think you should too. The ultimate transitional look that anyone can wear (and like I said, I wear again and again). When I think about fall, there are 6 items that I think every one should buy – a pair of step hem jeans, a leather jacket, a stripe tee (always), a cozy sweater, a statement bag and a pair of slides/loafers. Nordstrom’s new arrivals for women are filled with items that should be at the top of your list for fall.
Entertaining more has been an item on my bucket list for the past few years. It feels so good to finally be able to do so with more space! I’ve been kind of addicted to buying pieces for our outdoor table scape. My mom came over for dinner last week while Dave was out of town and I used the opportunity to take out some of my favorite pieces. I love these jute placemats. Nothing fancy but sometimes, when your husband has been traveling for 6 days, you have to treat yourself.
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