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hello, it’s me, back from laptop-less doom

Wow, that was a creative title.

But yes, I spent Thanksgiving weekend out of town, and left my laptop charger behind. I’m absent-minded like that. Being without a laptop wasn’t bad at all because I don’t have anymore papers to write, but I’m glad to have it back. No more trying to pass time between classes by taking short naps on the library tables!

I had an amazing Thanksgiving. I really do have the best host family I can ever ask for. It makes me happier that we share the same love for food. This year, I was careful with my portions, but the food were definite huge temptations!

thanksgiving 2015 meal

Exciting news! I hit the 8-mile circuit time in my daily workouts!

after workout

So I celebrated the only way I know how – by ordering a Domino’s small pizza and having it with mimosas. I rationalized the pizza by telling myself it’s small, and has chicken, pineapples, black olives, and spinach on it. Healthy, right?

post 8-mile workout treat

This semester has seen me trying to be less hobo and more presentable. I didn’t think my employers would appreciate me working in sweatpants, which is what I’m more inclined to wear on a cold day. I love these boots! I got them for $20 from JCPenny on Black Friday. They’re comfy, in-style, and I didn’t have to wait in a long line for them! The scarf and cotton leggings were $5 each from Aeropostale, and the long-sleeve crew was $5 from JCPenny, all bought on Black Friday. Gotta love stylin’ on a budget!

turn up the christmas spirit

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it’s a good workout when your bra ends up soak with sweat

Gross. I know.

I’ve been doing 5-mile workouts everyday! In kilometer language, that’s 8km.

after workout

Locker room selfie. Those headbands are a workout-life-saver.

I love working out. It makes me feel better about my body. I feel healthier, less sluggish, more confident.

It also gives me a goal. And my ultimate goal is 10 miles everyday. I know it’s doable, but it’ll probably only happen next Spring. Baby steps, baby steps.

nails on fleek after workout

I used to think working out meant looking sweaty, feeling gross, and “not being pretty.” Not anymore. It sounds silly, but I can do my nails and workout!

My favorite post-workout treat is using the foam rollers. There’s just something about massaging those aching muscles with the roller that is so relaxing.

foam rolling after working out

pink & the little things in life

Have you ever had that moment when you look down at yourself and think, “What in the world am I wearing?”

This morning, I thought it would be a great idea to wear my pink Uggs because the weather was chilly. And then midway through my morning, I looked down, and realized I was a walking Barbie. All I needed was blonde hair.

pinked out

Also: my phone’s Otterbox is pink. #AllPinkedOut

Is “pinked” even a word? Who cares?

Starbucks is having a BOGO on their holiday drinks. After workout, I took a quick shower, and drove sans makeup to the town’s Starbucks to grab a couple drinks and a chocolate croissant. Their chestnut praline latte hits the spot!

starbucks run

Also: I had the barista put my drinks in a carrier. Everything was fine as I drove back to campus… until I turned the last corner, and the drinks fell over!

They barely spilled. And coffee smell in the car is great.

It’s the little things in life like post-workout treats that makes my heart happy.

Now, if only the coffee will help me power through the 12-page paper I have to write before tomorrow…