It’s been 28 days since Lent started and 32 since my last drink! That’s right. This is the longest in my drinking years I have gone without a drop of alcohol. And you know what? I feel fine. I feel good actually. Every Friday my boyfriend and I (still) go to Cooper’s Hawk Restaurant & Winery for dinner. He’ll have a glass of wine and … Continue reading Lent Check-In / No Alcohol
I used to cringe at the idea of weighing myself every morning. I was terrified that the Chipotle I ate the night before would rear its ugly head in the form of a 5 pound weight gain. When I did weigh myself after eating right and working out sometimes the number didn’t match the number I anticipated in my head and I would fester about … Continue reading Why I Weigh Myself Daily
It has been one week since I have given up alcohol for lent! I honestly don’t feel any different! Going 7 whole days without alcohol was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. I didn’t wake up and immediately feel clearer or have an orb of light shooting out of me or whatever people say it’s like. I just felt like … Continue reading Week 1 Check In – without Alcohol
This is a special post in collaboration with my Style Collective Sisters! Who I am and Why I blog: In case you have never come across my blog, welcome! A Beautiful Little Fool is inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby I loved the character of Daisy Buchanan and her message so much that I got it tattooed on my rib cage! I love how … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019
I was raised Catholic and attended Catholic school from kindergarten through 4th grade. I joke that “I did my time” when people ask me why I don’t go to Church on Sundays. Sometimes I’ll even throw out a “Jesus is with me always”! The other day I read an article titled What Happens to Your Body When You Haven’t Drunk Alcohol for 28 Days and it inspired … Continue reading I’m Giving Up Alcohol for Lent
When I was little I was always told to “finish my food” before I could leave the table. When I was in high school and my first boyfriend broke up with me my dad offered to take me out to eat, whatever I wanted (picture Portillos chocolate cake shake, bacon cheeseburger, and large cheese fries). When I was 22 I was experiencing chronic heart burn … Continue reading My Weight Loss Journey
This week has been draining mentally and physically. With the new moon coming into the picture I feel like my energy levels have been all over the place. I’ve been feeling more irritable and overall grumpy. My saving grace has been my workouts and using energize to get me focused. I’m glad I’ve been sticking to my workouts, well actually they’re prebooked with my trainer! … Continue reading Learning to Slow Down
With the holiday season in full effect I’m bracing myself for all the yummy treats that it entails! I have my work Christmas part this week, Christmas Eve and Day dinners coming up, New Year’s Eve dinner, and then I’m taking a 9 day trip to Florida the second week of January oh my! I have been fortunate enough the past 6 months to develop … Continue reading I Did a 3 Day Juice Cleanse and I LIKED it!
As some of you may remember, I was dying from a sinus infection that started on Monday. Between the stuffy nose, congestion, sore throat, and slight fever, I was in no shape to work. I stuck out the day only to go home and lay in bed all night before passing out (thank you NyQuil)! Some of the methods I chose to utilize for fast … Continue reading How I Kicked My Sinus Infection in 48hrs!
One of my favorite part about meal planning is finding healthier alternatives for the foods I love so much! I went to Goebbert’s Farm and Market over the weekend and found my new favorite squash, spaghetti squash! I decided to purchase one and cook spaghetti squash (for the first time) for lunch this week! I preheated my oven to 350 and cut the squash in … Continue reading Spaghetti Squash & Eggplant Parmesan