Only five days until Rawoctober! Are you ready???!!!! To get ready I’m detoxing this week and my body is already thanking me. I must admit…once I went on vacation the first week in September, my bad eating habits have continued and I feel lazy, weighed down, and bloated. I HATE feeling like this. Rawoctober will be good for me and it will be good for you too!
For those that have never adapted a raw lifestyle…or even a vegan lifestyle, PLEASE start working towards that this week. If not, you’ll go crazy and the only thing you’ll think about is what you’re missing.
This week: all water unless I pull out my juicer or blender. All fruits and veggies all day with the exception of one meal.
So, I’ve been in the midwest for three months and I haven’t decorated my apartment! I know, what’s wrong with me? When I moved here I had one week to unpack essentials before beginning bar prep. As soon as bar prep was over (two months later) I slept for a week. Literally. Then my Mom came into town and decorating wasn’t on my mind. Then vacation…and now I’m bored. 😉
Last week I planned to blog more but I was tired of looking at my white walls and empty floor so I went decor shopping and DIY blog trolling. My first goal: the living room.
I went to Homegoods and stumbled across a lovely rug. From there I began hunting for a coffee table but guess what, they are expensive! I just didn’t feel like paying 200.00 for something to hold my sweet tea and a couple of magazines. My DIYQueen told me I should make my own and you know what, she was right! I went exploring at Goodwill and Habitat Restore for ideas and I saw a random medal square that screamed “I HAVE POTENTIAL!” Guess what, it was only $7.99!!! I scooped it up and went to Lowe’s for some advice. One hour later I acquired sanding pads, primer, brushes, and paint for my lovely project.
I utilized the space in Chief’s garage while he was at work and I began priming and painting. Two days later I had a fully dried lovely green base. I then went glass shopping until I found a nice small-time hardware store that carried a piece large enough. Voila! I have a coffee table that I made myself and it’s lovely!!
This was the base when I saw it in Goodwill…don’t you see the potential?
Base of the table with primer on it after I sanded it
Base of table after two coats of paint
Table finished with the glass on top of my new rug!
I’m back from vacation and guess what?! I need a vacation from my vacation! Everything was wonderful. We snorkeled in Grand Turk, swam in Curacao, and jet skied in Aruba. I HAD A BLAST!!
Our vacation was an eight day cruise with Carnival. We had the opportunity visit four different islands…three of which, I had never visited. For those of you that don’t know…Chief and I met on a cruise 3 years ago. Even though I was a cruise fanatic, cruising has a special place in my heart now. 🙂
So…for those of you that have never been on a cruise, let me tell you. There’s food EVERYWHERE. Dining rooms, buffets, 24 hour pizzeria and room service…and it’s FREE! Yes. I overate. Do I regret it? Kinda, but not really. It was my birthday. It was vacation. And it was a week. (I’m not gonna tell you what the scale said yesterday)
I’m back to being strict. Yesterday I ate a tuna sandwich from subway. For dinner, rotisserie chicken with steamed pasta and veggies. I’m gonna eliminate meat again slowly, and then work my way back to raw so that I don’t shock my body.
1. I gotta lose this vacation weight. As it stands, I’m 10 pounds away from my ultimate goal.
2. Endurance. I only ran once last week and when I went running yesterday I thought I was going to pass out. I gotta get back on my program.
3. Relax. Life is stressful and thankfully I don’t start working until November so the only stress in my life is the stress I create. Time to woosah and namaste.