Currently: The past few weeks have been pretty busy, but it has been a great year so far. The start of the semester is always a little hectic at work, but I’m really proud of the balance I have found these past few weeks. I’ve been working hard and have enjoyed my nights and weekends at home with my family. Our weekends have been filled with lots of to dos, including cleaning our old house, but we handed over the keys last weekend (yay). Now that we’re permanently in our new house, Neal and I are really looking forward to organizing and decorating our new home… ok, maybe I’m the only one who’s excited, but I know Neal is looking forward to things settling down. Between buying our house, moving, and closing up shop on our old house, it feels like we’ve been non-stop since September.
I’ve still been working out at OrangeTheory 2-3 times a week and decided to take on their weight loss challenge. The challenge requires you to weigh in at the start and conclusion of the 6 week program and to workout at OrangeTheory at least 3 times a week. I’m really, really looking forward to their challenge. I’m not really focused on the weight loss aspect, but am eager to take on working out 3 times a week. My plan is to workout on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday each week. I usually love working out on Mondays, but I think this schedule will work really well. Anyone else doing the OrangeTheory weight loss challenge? I’m really looking forward to it!
All in all, life is really great. It has been a great start to the new year.
Current Quick Meal: I am loving this Simply Enjoy tortellini from Giant. I top it with a homemade cauliflower sauce and serve alongside sauteed kale.
Current Holy Moly: It’s looking like we’re going to get a ton of snow this Friday and Saturday. I’m just so glad it’s falling on part of the work week. Weekend snow storms are the worst… so I’m only half hating this one. Truth be told, I could use a few days at home to relax and organize. If you’re in the DC area, be sure to follow the Capital Weather Gang. By far my favorite, and usually most accurate, forecasters.
Current Show: Some of y’all are going to hate me, but I’m just not that into Biggest Loser this season. I’ve semi watched it, on DVR, and I just can’t get into it. I don’t know if it’s the cast or what. Otherwise, I’m really not watching much TV. Definitely ready for TGIT to return!
Current Drink: I’ve been loving the banana and clementine smoothie with a little spinach! So delicious!
Current Obsession: Last week, while walking to a lunch meeting, I walked over this steel plate at a construction site. I looked down and saw “Magnolia”. It just made my day. A steel magnolia… literally ;)
Current Want: I really, really, really want a pedicure. Oh, and to get my eyebrows waxed. My eyebrows are the worst right now!
Current Snack: I have been loving cherry tomatoes and hummus lately. This is my favorite hummus from Trader Joe’s, their three layer hummus (delicious!!).
Current Love: Magnolia. She is just about the greatest. Really hoping we get a snow day with her Friday.