March 30, 2016

What's Up Weds {March in Review}

Another month, another linkup with Shay. I think it's such a fun way to look back on each month. This month is a bit more emotional, so I'm really happy to have something to look back after our trip and then our big move. #bloggingforthewin
 

What We're Eating: Oh March, you were a mix of good and bad. I'd find myself on the bandwagon for a strict week so I'd feel [and look] awesome but then something would come up and derail me by turning on the sugar dragon. I felt AWESOME a the beginning of the month but indulgences have sent left me feeling a bit blah. I plan to get back on the strict bandwagon until our trip, I want to be in TOP shape before we leave. Once we are in Europe, game on food, game ON!

What I'm Reminiscing About: EVE.REY.THING! No joke! I am finding nostalgia in any and everything right now and honestly with good reason. Legit I had a moment this week where one of my dish towels made me think about the past [I see you rolling your eyes at me, it's okay]. I've always been a very sentimental person and packing up the apartment has lots of memories floating through my head.  Most of you probably don't know our apartment was actually my FIRST big girl apartment [long story I can tell in an email if you want] so there are a bazillion memories everywhere [anyone remember my single girl apartment nostalgia?]. We are not playing kickball anymore and there have been a few moments of wistful reminiscing when we realize it's a tournament weekend. All in all I'm trying it soak up all I can because I know everything will be soooo different in less than 30 days.

What I'm Loving:
How excited everyone is for us. Seriously, the love and support from family, friends and the blog world makes my heart happy. I was quite nervous to share our big news because it's a bit step in life and I hate to fail.  Now I feel silly because everyone has been so supportive and wonderful about everything. Y'all make me realize how blessed I am and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me figure out my life ;)!

What I'm Dreading: How everything will end up with my job. Still a bit shaken the original plan might not come to fruition. I'm still waiting to hear the FINALLY decision from my big boss, but there was some encouraging news yesterday. I'll keep y'all posted and any happy vibes or good thoughts would be appreciated.

What I'm Working On:  Packing up the apartment and putting the finishing touches on BODYPUMP Release97 for our launch. Did I mention the launch is the week before we leave? WOOHOO, fun times. No, really though, I'm really excited to launch this release, the songs are fabulous and the burn is REAL!

What We've Been Up To: Oh you know, packing up the apartment, signing up for instagram [follow me!], teaching my last 6am BODYPUMP class, learning new chorey for BODYPUMP, planning our going away party, figuring out WHAT to pack for the trip, reading lots of travel blogs and trying to soak up every moment here in DC.
Beautiful Cherry Blossoms!
What I'm Excited About: Our BIG EUROPEAN TRIP in April.

What I'm Watching/Reading:  We aren't really watching much right now. Most of our free time [??] is spent packing up boxes, making list, working on our travel itinerary, writing letters to friends/family and planning our going away party. I've started rereading HP #7 for fun and we will catch up on our regular shows with dinner when there is time.
 
What I'm Listening To: Mostly BODYPUMP music with a lil bit of the radio here and there. #loverelease97

What I'm Wearing: March came in like a lamb but has had quite a few lion moments. I've mostly been wearing layers, pants and leggings but every now and then the weather cooperated for a dress and heels. I don't mind the layers but I am SOOOO ready to put all of my big winter coats away for the season. #bringthespring
Everything pictured [minus my P&M top and fleece leggings] are quite old so no links today.

What I'm Doing this Weekend: More packing, finishing the menu for our party, attending our going away party [where's the waterproof mascara], going to the gym, practicing BODYPUMP and hanging with the famjam.
 
What I'm Looking Forward To About Next Month:
Europe, Europe, Europe! I'm excited to see the Eiffel tower and the shores of Normandy beaches. I cannot wait to taste authentic Italian food and eat my weight in gelato. Oh and don't even get me started on our Grecian cruise. I.CAN.NOT.WAIT!

What Else Is New:
What isn't new? There is so much going on right now it is honestly hard to put everything in perspective. Le Husband and I are turning our lives upside down and as exciting as this adventure is there is also a bit of trepidation about the unknown. I 100% believe this is the right path and choice for us at this moment but leaving everything I've known since elementary school behind kind of freaks me out.

What were you up to in March?!

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19 comments:

emily @ a little bit of emily said...

Ahhh your trip is coming up so quickly! I cannot wait to hear all about it. Just so, so exciting!

BLovedBoston said...

Gary shared that lamb and lion saying with me and I was like you're kidding that's not a thing and look at you - saying it!! yay for your trip! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Elle Sees said...

i'm so dang excited for your trip. take me with youuuuu. i love europe! i am a nostalgic person too! i get very sentimental about everything--i kind of mentioned that today in my post. march flew by!

Ashley Greenwell said...

So many exciting things coming up for you! I feel you on the packing dread… I hate packing!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I feel you on the eating good then eating bad thing. Story of my life! But you'll probably be eating whatever you want on vacation so no reason to stress about it! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

i STILL need to get back on the healthy eating train. daily struggle girl! all the packing is the worst but also moving is just plain blah. never fun - til its over then it's awesome!

xoxo cheshire kat

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

You're gonna have such an amazing trip! I'm so excited for you! :)

Rebecca Jo said...

Hoping everything works out with your job!!!
I love all your outfits - you just have the cutest little shape to pull off everything :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh, I am so excited for you guys that I can't even imagine how you are feeling!! April is JUST around the corner now! Fingers crossed that everything works out with your job!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Fingers crossed for a fruitful resolution on the job front!

I can't believe your trip is so close.

Kait said...

Of course there is a bit of trepidation! You are going to be so glad with this change, I just know it :) In the meantime..packing is the worst!

Candace Shiflet said...

Oh man, Europe will have SO much good food! You're smart to get in top shape before so that it is a guilt free trip :) hahah and I am the same way, I smell a certain soap and I'm brought back to this one time I had a great day and I used that soap. So I totally get it!! Take a video of your apartment before you leave so you always have those memories!! I watch my old apartment videos and it makes me so happy :) I love all your cute outfits, I'm excited to see what spring brings!! xo

Erin LFF said...

Such a crazy, but exciting time in your life! I'm sure the emotions are all over the place but I'm sending all good thoughts and vibes your way. I really hope things end up well on the job front and that you get an official answer soon. I know waiting around on stuff like that can really STINK!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Eeeeek your trip is so close! So exciting! We're on the same page with eating, a total mix of good and bad. Whoops!
Green Fashionista

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

EUROPE!!!!! I am so excited for you. and yes, seriously, i was so so strict right before europe that i lost close to 10lbs. i ate all the things in europe and it was amazing. i didn't even gain it all back until like several months after europe hahaha because i was too much of a fatty at home.
and girl dish towels always make me weepy. it's weird. haha. i'm super excited for you and your trip!!! it's such a weird time before a huge big change like this, you're not quite coming or going. but yay for europe and amazing things!

Emily said...

Hope everything goes well with your job situation....that could be nerve wrcking while you wait for the decision. I wish we had cherry blossoms around here...so pretty!

Carolyn said...

Love all the outfits! So cute! And your legs are AMAZING. :)

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

I just cannot wait to hear all about your European trip next month! That's my dream vacation! You're going to have an amazing time!

Carly Blogs Here said...

Eeeek your trip is SO close! I seriously love how much color you bring into every outfit- so much happiness! Isn't it crazy how bad food makes us feel SO bad, but it's still so tempting? Praying for you and everything related to your job & the move!