October 28, 2015

What I'm Up to {October}

Morning, ladies. Can you believe this is the last weekend of October? Our month was pretty fast and furious, as usual, and I am BAFFLED next month starts the holiday season. I've grown to love this linkup because it helps me recap all our fun and is a great way to get down memories while they still fresh in my mind. #lifemovestoofastnottorecap

What We're Eating: October was a bit of a crazy month food wise. The beginning of the month was a complete debauchery with our Vegas trip and being lazy. However, the moment we arrived home from Vegas I put myself on lock down and have been eating Whole30 the past 15 days. I've already lost four pounds and am feeling 100% better about my body and in general. My Whole30 will actually end a few days early because of our vacation but I'll jump back on until the holidays.

What I'm Reminiscing About: Our start in kickball. We've been playing competitively for the past five years and 2015 will probably mark the end of our traveling careers. Crazy, right? It has been an incredible ride and we experienced some incredible highs, lows, cities and made life long friendships because of kickball. I'm sad to think about the end, but we have a lot we want to do next year and the travel budget will be incredibly different in 2016. Crazy a random team brought me to my husband and to where I am today. #thankyoukickball #champsin2012 #yesitravelforkickball

What I'm Loving: Feeling strong and fit. I lost a bit over the summer so workouts have been a bit tough the last few weeks. Feeling weak sucks, especially when I know HOW strong I was just a few months ago. I love moving up in weight and believe I'm finally on the upswing again.

What I'm Dreading: Getting back into healthy eating after my weekend off. I'm adamant about keeping the bad weight off before the holidays but I know reintroducing drinks and delicious indulgences will tempt me to fall off the wagon. I'm so proud of my Whole30 journey this year and don't want to mess up right before festivities of holiday season.

What I'm Working On: Research on some dreams and BODYPUMP.

What We've Been Up To: October means Vegas in our world and we Vivaed that Las Vegas. The tournament didn't turn out as expected but enjoyed all the fun Vegas had to offer. We took a few days to acclimate to real life and then Le Husband was off on a trip with his brother. I only traveled once this month and I feel a bit weird, haha. It was pretty rainy to start the month off, but the weather has lent itself to some wonderful weekends outside exploring and cozy days in watching football and eating. Fall is definitely here to stay and I don't hate it. #staywarmjustabitlonger

What I'm Excited About: I moved desks at work and it's working out pretty well. Earlier this year I had asked to move and after being told it was okay they gave away the desk I wanted. Who does that? The dude in the cubicle next to me has been wearing on my nerves the past few years. He takes his calls on speaker, is extremely incompetent, talks to himself and makes gross sounds constantly [snorting, throat clearing and more] and my patience was all but gone. Luckily a cube one away from him became available and I was finally able to move. I've been at the same desk for five years so the new one is quite a change but one I am learning to enjoy.

What I'm Watching/Reading:  We are watching all the normal shows and I'm finishing up the Last Anniversary. There are THREE books on my kindle which need to be read in the next three weeks so my reading is going into OVERDRIVE soon.
 
What I'm Listening To: Music has taken a back seat this month which is really strange. I listen to talk shows in the morning on my commute and usually bounce around to music on the way home. However, this month I've really enjoyed listening to my Audio Book 'A Little Princess'. Such a classic and hearing someone read is quite calming during the evening debacle.
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What I'm Wearing: All the fall things. Scarves, booties, plaid, sweaters, boots, leggings, I'm wearing it ALL! 

What I'm Doing this Weekend: Hopefully a whole lot of nothing. Well, besides football food and fun. We've been invited to a Halloween party and are on the fence about going, so we will see.
 
What I'm Looking Forward To About Next Month: Our trip to ORLANDO! It is the last tournament of the kickball season and I'm looking forward to a fun weekend with Le Husband and the sissys. I'm also SUPER STOKED to meet up with some Florida bloggers while I'm down there, cheers to a blate!

What Else Is New: Nothing much. We are gearing up for the holiday season and a possible trip to OSU for a football game. The next two months are going to be a whirlwind and right now I'm grateful for the down time we are enjoying.

What were your favorite memories from October?

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30 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

I'm glad you finally got to move - I shared an office at my last job with someone and it wasn't always the best with their habits lol!! So excited that you guys are going to travel even more (is that possible) next year :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

Glad you are able to move, that would drive me insane! I'm close to the kitchen and I have to wear headphones or else I hear all of the talking/food being made, etc. A Little Princess was one of my favorite childhood books, I was even in the play in elementary school haha (I played Lavinia). Happy Wednesday!

Joey @ Hodgespodges said...

I've absolutely been listening to audiobooks and podcasts over music lately. The only time I really have music on anymore is the few hours before I go into work where I'm working from home!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

it's amazing how much food affects our body and mind! only after 2 days of (forced) eating grain things, i felt awful! like, physically sick and awful and lethargic.

Myra said...

What a fun way to recap the month, friend! I want to know more about your Whole30 journey!! Once we move and I have this kiddo, I want to see about maybe incorporating even more clean eating into my diet. We are already pretty good about eating smart, but when I fall off the wagon, it really throws me off!!

Also, grosssss to the guy who is so disgusting next to you at work! So glad you got to move away from him!!! xo

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Umm you're really making me think I need to do this Whole30 thing. I've gained 4 lbs in the past like month... ok maybe two. But it needs to go away. And YAY for Orlando! Can't wait to meet you finally!!
<3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

You definitely had a fun filled October! I agree with you about trying to eat healthy before the holidays start because it's definitely all downhill from there. But seriously, everybody keeps on coming up with really delicious food and drinks so it's hard to stay committed! Have so much fun on your trip to Orlando, and that's so exciting that you'll get to meet up with some Orlando bloggers!

Kristin said...

You should probably road trip is OSU for the game against the Gophers on the 7th, cuz guess who will be there!!?!?!?!???!!!?

Kerri Taylor said...

whole 30 is awesome! except i drink so there's that. but i try to eat like that most days. which def helps! it's yummy. yay for orlando!

xoxo cheshire kat

Emily said...

Congrats on getting back on the healthy eating train and shedding some pounds! You look great no matter what but it always feels good to eat clean and see results. Look forward to meeting you soon!!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Yay for feeling strong and fit, you are such an awesome inspiration! And I'm still super bummed I'm going to miss out on meeting your pretty face next week, but have a fabulous trip <3

Green Fashionista

Queen In Between said...

I'm thinking your idea for the weekend sounds perfect! It's suppose to rain here again on Friday and Saturday and that makes for perfect do nothing weather...now to convince the kids on Halloween. :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

It will be so bittersweet to have your traveling kickball career come to an end, but you guys really lived it up! So many amazing memories - and a husband to show for it :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Your outfits are adorable and your food looks on point. I need to get mine back on track before the run away holiday train.

Jenny said...

Orlando... how fun! Good luck on your tournament. :)

Erin LFF said...

Your fall wardrobe is rockin' girl!! :) Jared and I are back on track with some meal plans this week and it definitely feels good, my body is appreciating it haha. YAY for Orlando, please wave to Mickey and Minnie for me :)

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

I look up to you so much for your commitment to exercising and getting strong and eating right (and your general awesomeness of course!). October seemed like a great month for you and I am sure November and December will only get busier and better! I am glad you got to switch desks...that guy sounds miserable to be near. Can't wait to hear more about your Orlando trip!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

awwww a little princess!! <3 love that so hard.

so sad kickball is coming to an end, but yay for big plans in 2016? :)

girl your whole30 is amazing, and i'm sure a weekend away will be fun and fabulous but you'll get back on track in no time ;) it's always hard after a vacay, but you are super dedicated and awesome! send some of that awesomeness my way lol

Kendra Petrellese said...

Oh my gosh I looooove your fall outfits! So cute! May have to recreate some of those looks! Also, I loooove that you met your husband while playing kickball. It was my first time stopping by and I loved being redirected to the story of how you met your hubby. Gave me chills!

Liz Jo said...

Gross on your former desk mate....ewww. Anyway, yay on the four lbs! Are those zoodles in one of the pictures? I've been meaning to jump on the spiralizer (sp?) train but haven't yet.

liz @ sundays with sophie

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Yay for fall outfits!!

Carly Blogs Here said...

Yay for fall attire-- love that plaid shirt/tunic! And it sounds like you had so many amazing experiences through kickball-- on top of meeting your husband :)

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Glad you got to move desks...YIKES!
And, I LOVE that you are on a traveling kick ball team...so awesome!
Thanks for linking up with us! :)

Sarita @ it's my girls' world said...

I'm loving that you got to move desks. Those little habits are super annoying!! And yay for healthy eating, I'm trying my best to do the same!!!!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

YAY for not having to be next to the annoying noise maker anymore!!!!! :D

Brianne said...

I love all of your outfits! They're perfect! Sounds like you've had a really good month.

Trista @ The Classy Chaos said...

Oh goodness, I'm so glad you got to move cubes!! I'm pretty sure I couldn't handle that either. Makes me thankful I have an office all to myself with a door! And I keep it shut most times! Congrats on your weight loss and getting fit, that feels the best!!

Darcy said...

That's awesome you've had such great results from the Whole30 challenege!!!
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Lindsay Hilosky said...

Those Whole Food 30 recipes look really good! This is something I've been thinking about doing for our family for a long time! I may have to take the plunge (at least in between holidays and vacations lol)!

Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey said...

Go girl sticking to your whole30!! You can do it & you know how awesome you feel when you stay on track - keep that in mind!! We are going to Galveston next weekend & once we get back I am getting back on Yeast Free! It's the one things I've actually been able to do, stay on track with it (when I did it) and it made me feel SO good! It's really amazing how you can feel such a difference when you're feeding your body the right foods! WOO HOO for a desk change! I did that a few times in my office and it was always so good! Change is good and freshens things up!!