Getting Life Back on Track

Hey ya’ll! These last few weeks have been all about getting my life squared away for 2014, so here are some updates!

- With the new year, I started a new position at work as a Project Manager. It’s exciting and frightening at the same time. Someday soon I plan to blog about the field I work in because it’s a cause that hits very close to home. But for now, I’ll tell ya my mind is FRIED at the end of the day now. In a really good way.

- I’m obsessed with juicing! For our bridal shower, someone got us an amazon gift card and a few days later, our $30 juicer was on its way. Since then, I look forward to juicing any chance I can get. We started out with every weekend and now we’re juicing for breakfast every morning. And we definitely worked our way to green juice, lately with 95% vegetables and 5% fruit! Better than any caffeine boost to start my morning. Any other juicing fanatics out there?

Juicing

- Wedding. It’s definitely accelerating quickly, as it should less than 5 months out. The good news is that I think I’ve convinced Rob to hire a wedding planner for the day-of and we’re meeting with one next week! The bad news, we’re over budget. No surprise here.

- After falling off the wagon when we moved to Midtown (3 months ago), Rob and I have started training again! It’s with a new gym, literally 3 blocks away that does crossfit-type circuits in a group environment. Taking a fitness hiatus for 3 months basically makes it feel like I’m starting at square 1, every muscle in my body aches for DAYS after a workout. But it’s good knowing we’re getting back into it. And we signed up for the Disneyland 10K in August! :)

Disney10K

- Inspired by the lovely Setarra, Rob and I are also on a restaurant diet, meaning we’re restricting our eating out habit. We decided on only 3 meals a week which I know seems like a lot to some people. But considering we spend at least 2 dinners a week with friends, that leaves us one more meal for date night! I didn’t realize that most of the time we’ve lived in Midtown, we’d eat as many as 6-8 meals out a week (lunch and dinner on the weekend already counted as 4!) so I’m officially living in my kitchen cooking now.

BaconPaellaOne of my 3 dining experiences last week was for Sacramento Bacon Week, Bacon Paella at Selland’s. YUM.

I know this is a pretty ho hum post but hey, it’s an update none the less.

Stay tuned for a post next week, it features my favorite wine and a fun Valentines Day giveaway!

What’s new with you?

Miss you, love you!

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15 Responses to Getting Life Back on Track

  1. I’ve always wanted to do a Disney race! That sounds SO FUN!

  2. Allyssa says:

    I’ve heard that Disney runs are a lot of fun! Good luck with your training!

    And bacon paella?! yum!

  3. I think it was about a year ago when we decided we needed to limit our eating out at restaurants habit. It really has saved us a lot and really prepared us for the baby. Now when we go out to eat, it’s like a real treat, haha! I’m so glad you hired a wedding planner, hopefully these last few months will be smooth sailing! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  4. HI FRIEND!! I missed you. And so excited that you’ll be back in southern CA in August! restaurant diets are my favorite. You save SO much money by cooking and eating from home! Good luck friend!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Congrats on your new position! Glad to hear it’s going well and inspiring you. I can’t believe the wedding is five months away! Best of luck to you on your race training!

  6. Sofia says:

    This looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you have a wonderful day.
    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

  7. your new position sounds exciting!! :)

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  8. Congrats on the new position!!!! I just started juicing a few weeks ago and love it! I’m still a total newbie and have no idea what I’m doing, but it’s delicious :)

  9. Setarra says:

    Congrats on your new job! One of my girlfriends is super into juicing and does it religiously for breakfast and lunch. Except sometimes it makes her cranky and then I tell her to go eat a burger with me which makes her happy again haha. And isn’t it crazy when you realize how much you spend eating out! Charles and I have saved almost 200 bucks since going on our restaurant diet two months ago and that $200 savings is going right into our eurotrip piggy bank haha! P.S. Hope you’re not too sad about the Broncos losing the Super Bowl!

  10. Jen says:

    Eeek it’s so exciting that you started a new position! I’ve yet to try juicing but I hear it’s highly addictive ;)

    xo jen
    Pearls & Lace

  11. Melissa says:

    BACON!!!

    I’ve not been to the gym in about 3 months as well. Mostly due to weather and currently my back. Hoping my back gets better soon so I can get back to the gym.

    The Disney Run sounds like fun. If only I were closer so I could join in the fun.

  12. Love all of these. Proud of you friend. Looking forward to seeing you tonight!

  13. elleseesyou says:

    i found that eating out was a big culprit in my weight gain. i thought i was making good choices there but i wasn’t.

  14. masulinka says:

    Whoa, I didn’t expect you’d get passionate about juices so quickly! :)