I’m trying something new with fun facts this week, so let’s see how it goes.
Since it’s been forever and a day since I’ve done Fun Facts, I feel like I could write about 120 of them and still not be caught up(!). So to make things a little simpler for me, I’m going to break down my fun facts into five main F’s, which cover all of my main/favorite topics on this little space…
So with that said, let’s catch up!
Does a continuous rotation of joggers, sweatpants, and leggings count as fashion? Asking for a friend. And she’s me.
I swear, I don’t know what I’ll do when I have to go back to wearing actual pants/jeans everyday.
I’ve fallen in love with these tunic sweatshirts from Walmart, although sizes are super limited now.
I also recently snagged a couple more of these C9 workout tanks, which are one of my favorite tanks EVER. They’re great for workouts, obviously, but I often use the neutral white/black colors for layering under everyday clothes, too.
For reference, I own them in both small and medium sizes and both fit really well.
I’ve been finding myself going through all sorts of phases with food and eating, since I’m home all. the. time. So basically, if we’re being honest, my eating habits have been crap.
Sometimes I’ll go for a few weeks where all I want to do is snack or make snack plates.
Then I’ll get bored with that and go back to wanting three meals. I started to get really bored with salads, and also found that they weren’t really agreeing with my stomach that well, so I’ve sort of taken a break from those for a bit.
When it comes to dinners, we were getting super lame and often repeating the same, easy, non-exciting meals week after week. So we started back up with some HelloFresh deliveries every few weeks (we pay for it ourselves, so not sponsored, but you can use this discount code to get $40 OFF!), and they’ve been a great way to mix things up a bit.
And, of course, can’t leave out the sweets and treats. The jumbo cookie trend is still huge around here, and we’ve gotten into somewhat of a habit of stopping in and picking up a few jumbos from Upstate Cookie Shack every once in a while.
We get a couple different flavors, cut them up into 4 or 6 pieces each, and enjoy them throughout the week. They are so, so good.
The last time I wrote up some fun facts, I was contemplating the purchase of a Peloton bike. Well, in late November we decided to take the plunge and made the purchase!
The one downside to that is…it’s February 25th, and we still don’t have a bike. Womp wompppp. Our delivery was originally scheduled for late January, but we fell into what is apparently a large bucket of people out there who are still waiting on a delivery. As of right now, it’s been rescheduled for April 5th (!!!!), but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that something will happen in the meantime and we’ll get bumped up a bit.
SO, bad news is still no bike.
GOOD news, is that I’ve really been loving using the Peloton app! We get access to the app while we’re waiting for our delivery, and since we already have a treadmill, I’ve been taking a bunch of the running/tread classes and they’re awesome (Jess and Robyn are my jammmm). It had really been quite some time since I dusted off the ol’ treadmill, but it’s been a great way to switch things up a bit.
When it comes to strength training, the Peloton app does have some great classes, but my go-to strength classes continue to be those offered through the Faster Way to Fat Loss program (you can read here about my experience with the 6-week program from about this time last year). I absolutely LOVE the way that they break up the workouts each week, so there’s no wasting time to try and figure out what to do. Not only that, but the workouts are SO effective and I always walk away feeling great.
I’m actually really excited because there’s going to be a bit of a shoulder challenge in March, and I looooove me some pumped up shoulders. If you’re at all interested in giving the program a try, their next round is starting Monday, March 1st, and you can easily sign up using my affiliate link HERE! The first week is considered “prep week,” which allows you to really get a better feel for the program and what you’ll need to prepare and be successful throughout the program.
Oh, and one last update on the fitness front (which you may or may not have already noticed) would have to be the fact that we gave our workout space a bit of a refresh!
So now, rather than looking at pink insulation and 2×4’s, we’ve got sheetrock, painted walls, and even a TV that we can use to airplay our workouts. Nothing fancy, but it’s definitely an upgrade.
Like I mentioned in my last post, I’ve done a little extra shopping over the past few months. What can I say? When I’m stuck at home and staring at the same walls all day long, it gets more bored and inspires me to want to update and change things. So in addition to the bathroom remodel, there’s been some other updates around the house, too.
A couple of months back, I decided I wanted to switch up one of the walls in the kitchen. We moved the arch (which I bought when I visited Magnolia Market in Texas a few years ago!) that was originally there to a different wall in the living room…
And we put up some cute new shelves that I found at Hobby Lobby.
Thank goodness we had Lucas to take pictures so we could try to figure out where to place them, because we were having the hardest time figuring that out!
So that was fun, and they definitely add a nice little touch to the kitchen.
I also had some fun last month, celebrating my birthday!
Margaritas + churros with my girls Tal and Ashley was a favorite highlight, along with the most amazing steak dinner with Jay (although no pics to show for that one).
And I feel like this is such old news at this point, but since I haven’t blogged since, I figured I’d share…I finally got my tattoo!
I decided on a design and got it back in early December, and I could not be happier with it. I’ve already been thinking about what I could get next. ; )
It’s safe to say that this family is counting down the days/hours/minutes until spring arrives and we can finally get back outside more often.
As expected, this winter has brought us all sorts of togetherness, and being cooped up inside so often has definitely brought its challenges. Working from home with at least one kid here 4 out of 5 days a week is not easy. But overall, all things considered, we’re doing great. Work is going really for both Jay and myself, and the boys are both doing good with school. The hybrid model that Lucas’s school is currently using still stinks, but we’re making do with it and just hoping that they’ll be back in school full time sooner rather than later.
The rest of our extended family is also doing well, and I wanted to thank those of you who have taken the time to ask!
We all enjoyed each other’s company over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, and we get together for the occasional dinner or drinks, or even bowling outing, when we can.
So there ya have it! Thanks for sticking around with me still, and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! <3