September Recap

I liked September, but I’m glad it’s over. My busy season at work starts in October and I feel like September is just filled with anticipation, I’d rather just dive right in. But, I’m excited for Halloween movies and fall activities so bring it on October! ūüôā

Favorite show: The Good Place.

Favorite memory: Going to New Hampshire with my boyfriend and our dog!

Favorite place:¬†Littleton, New Hampshire. Cutest town EVER! They have a covered bridge here that looks like it’s straight from a Bob Ross painting.

Favorite meal: The only thing I crave lately is mochi.

Favorite Instagram: We have a tradition to go apple picking and watch spooky movies every year!

Favorite Tweet: Can I take another spa day now?

Favorite book: Emergent, I got this book from the dollar store and liked it because I love cheesy YA books lol.

Favorite blog post: Do you believe in soulmates?

Favorite collaboration: This post on the importance of Sexual Health! Get checked!

Tell me one memory you have from September in the comments below!

July Recap

I guess summer is just destined to fly by because I can’t even believe August is almost here. July was everything I wanted and more! I got to spend so much time with my nieces and nephew who live far away and we went on our first trip in a looooong time. Here’s a recap of my July!

Favorite show: Queer Eye

Favorite memory: Going on the boat with my nieces and nephew (and Kaya’s first time on the boat!)

Favorite place: Vancouver

Favorite meal: Alllll about the Macho Matcha ice cream at Perverted in Vancouver

Favorite Instagram: Being open about instagram discouragement

Favorite Tweet: Sharing this shot of Vancouver

Favorite book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Favorite blog post: How I’m feeling about moving in together 6 months later!

Favorite collaboration: Loving the look and quality of my Sudio headphones.

Tell me one memory you have from July in the comments below!

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10 Relatable Things For People On A Diet

  1. You’re sick of hearing it’s a “lifestyle change”

I cannot give up bread for the rest of my life I’m sorry

  1. You only strictly diet when you have to look skinny for something

Maybe if I go to the gym three days in a row I’ll have a six pick for spring break

  1. You can’t give up alcohol

I just…..can’t

  1. Giving into cravings

Eating just a scoop of ice cream can’t be that bad… Maybe I’ll have two scoops…

  1. Counting calories has you questioning everything you learned in math/ science

Wtf is the difference between an ounce and a gram?? How many almonds is it?!?

  1. When people eat unhealthy and delicious food in front of you

Must resist the temptationnnn

  1. When you’re not seeing any results

Maybe I should just go back to eating a snickers every day

  1. Mindlessly eating during your favorite tv shows then remembering you’re on a diet

Oops

  1. Trying to busy yourself so you don’t eat anymore

I reorganized my sock drawer like six times today already but a seventh couldn’t hurt

  1. Actually seeing results

And realizing maybe it is a lifestyle change….

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10 Thoughts Every Girl Trying To Be Fit Experiences

1. Why can’t I look like her???

Whether we’re watching television, scrolling through Instagram, or staring at the gym – we’re always trying to look like someone else.

2. I need to eat healthy

*Pins a bunch of recipes on Pinterest that you’ll never cook*

3. When did I even start looking like this??

Like I’m pretty sure I woke up one morning with 10 extra pounds and no ability to run.

4. Does that boy think I’m cute or am I doing this machine wrong?

I’m definitely doing this machine wrong…

5. I don’t want to go to the gym.

Then someone says “yes you do!” to encourage you, but no I really freaking don’t.

6. Don’t eat carbs!!!!!!

*eats all the carbs!!!!!!*

7. I give up.

The scale doesn’t move no matter how much I move.

8. No, I can do this.

I’ll try really hard today so I don’t have to do anything tomorrow.

9. Alright, I’m just never going to look like that.

Unless you’re changing mostly EVERYTHING about your lifestyle, it’s going to be difficult for you to have abs. And you’re probably still going to have stretch marks. And cellulite. It’s life.

10. Whatever, I’m happy.

You SHOULD be thinking this, but you should keep bettering yourself if possible ūüôā

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Fixing Your Problems With A Relationship

In middle school, having a boyfriend was the only thing that was important. You’re in your awkward phase and just need someone to tell you you’re pretty. ¬†You’re still forming friendships and you need someone who is a constant. Your favorite emo songs sing about heartbreak and falling in love and you want to be able to relate. ¬†The books you read end with happiness and holding hands and you want to hold hands too. The reality shows on television show so much drama, but love always prevails and you want to prevail, too.

We never grow out of that middle school self.

We still need to be told we’re pretty, friends still come and go, we sing the songs at pregames, read the books on casual evenings, and watch the reality tv on hungover afternoons.

We saw it as a problem solver – being in a relationship guarantees that someone will be there for you at all times no matter what. ¬†It’s hard to rely on anyone else, that’s what having a boyfriend or girlfriend is for.

As more problems occur in your adult life, you become more and more convinced that not having anyone to love you is the number one problem.  Failing your classes because you have no one to study with.  Not getting a job because you have no one to push you. Getting too drunk because you had no one to stay in with.

It all connects to not having a person.

If you think a relationship will fix your problems, you’re very off base. ¬†Sure, it will soften some of the blows that life throws at you, but a relationship is just a temporary fix.

Find friends that will stay by your side. Mend relations with your family so you can always fall back on them. Most importantly, be able to rely on yourself. Push yourself and monitor yourself Рbecause despite what you may think, no one will ever know you as well as you know yourself.  Be your own driving force.

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