Happy Monday!!!!!! I cannot believe we have an entire week of December behind us. This was a busy weekend in the Running In Pink Project house. However, if you follow me on Facebook you know I made plans to keep my eating plan in check. I definitely did not want to see the weekend derail all of my progress. I planned for one glass of wine and a homemade cookie. Otherwise it would be business as usual. The really great thing is that this had zero impact on my fun having. We had a beautiful Saturday afternoon (ok beautiful in spirit but rainy and cold in real life) with pals hitting up a couple wineries for a tasting….and maybe some buying too.
Afterwards the four of us hit up Blue Mountain Brewery for some lunch with a side of gorgeous mountain views.
We rounded out the day with some shopping in Charlottesville. I might have had a little makeup bender in Sephora but we won’t talk about that. We kept Sunday a little closer to home. I spent the day cooking, food prepping, baking, and making homemade cranberry applesauce for the first time!!! (Recipe coming to the blog this week).
But getting back to the real “meat and potatoes” of today’s blog. Lately I have been wrong about a few things (and right about a few too). It’s been an interesting few weeks.
Things I Was Wrong About
Clean Eating: I really thought I had handle on this concept. I did not. After being a part of clean eating kick start group with a friend (who also happens to be a Beach Body Coach) I realized I have slipped into more of an “eating clean light” habit that involved me slipping in “healthy junk” like organic tortilla chips when I felt like it. Having my menu planned for 5 days was such a blessing and I learned so much that I want to keep incorporating into my day to day life. I won’t give away her menu plan but I will share my two favorites of the week- the spinach bacon salad and hummus veggie wrap with tomatoes and red bell peppers.
Jamberry: I was a Jamberry hater for the longest time. I refused to even entertain the idea. After months of avoiding it at all costs I got sucked into trying the product. I am now hooked. A mustache accent nail? Shut up and take my money.
Things I Was Right About
Christmas Movies: Christmas movies are pretty much the best and even after watching it probably 30 times in my life- Christmas Vacation still makes me laugh out loud. “Don’t throw me down Clark!!”
People Are Strange: I get a lot of emails from this blog. Most are asking where I got something (Ill be better about posting that), some are encouraging, but a few are weird. I have had people ask to buy things out of my house, give unwanted advice, and a few other odd things. Last week I got a very angry email ranting that I never show pictures without “professional makeup” and therefore I am “not being real”. First, I have posted about a million makeup-less workout selfies on here over the years but maybe they missed that. I should also share that my makeup is mostly from MAC so it’s not like I am dropping 30 bucks on Dior lip gloss or anything. However, if you are dying to see my naked face, here you go. A fresh out of bed, no make up, no hair fixing, selfie. Done!
I’ll even side by side for you with the photo they were super angry about…
I certainly never want to promote the idea that women have to wear a lot of makeup (or any at all for that matter) or dress a certain way. Just do what makes YOU feel good and I will do the same.I happen to love make up, sparkle, and the like and that is ok too… For what its worth- all I notice about these photos is how 2 weeks of weight loss is already showing in my face- Score!!!
And that is it for today. May your Monday be short and your coffee cup be full.