October 28, 2014


Sweater:  Target // Skirt:  Old Navy // Boots:  Report

Jett's favorite thing to do is to jump on me when I get home from school.

Lately, I've done a lot of reflecting and thought about the things I used to do that I don't anymore.  Or things I never would've done in the past that are daily habit now.  For instance, I used to wear this skirt a lot when we lived in Alaska.  I barely wore it last year.  I started thinking about how a year or two can change things because on Saturday I went for a massage at Aveda Salon and Spa.  I had a gift card, but it's kind of telling that I spent that gift card on a massage instead of hoarding it for a haircut a few months down the road.  I also would've gotten a pedicure, but it's almost November so I don't know if there's a point to that.

Things I do these days…

Get massages.  

Clean.  I dusted on Saturday.  

Talk to dogs. All the time.

Avoid schoolwork.  I go back and forth on this one.  Sometimes I don't mind grading papers.  Lately, I've minded.

Pilates workouts and foam rolling and Pinterest workouts at home.  

Things I don't do.

Practice intense cardio.
It's too time-consuming when you have a remodel and a full-time job to worry about.  Plus, it can get repetitive.  And let's not talk about the fact that the only cardio classes I can find on the weekends involve a bike.  Ugh.  Not worth it.  

Order 300 calorie drinks from Starbucks. 

Eat oatmeal and drink green smoothies.  My taste for these two things has all but disappeared.  In fact, I used to eat oatmeal every single day because I truly loved it.  Now it makes me gag.  The exception is pre-packaged gluten-free oatmeal.  A GF friend introduced it to me and it has the best flavor, for some odd reason.  Obviously I despise people who go gluten-free when they don't need to, so I try to buy this oatmeal without actually looking anyone in the eye.

Any habits that you've changed lately?  It's interesting to look back through a blog and see how a person can evolve…


  1. I still occasionally like my 300 calories "coffee" drinks, but not nearly like I used to, and it's pretty rare. I'm with you on the dog talking ;)

  2. This is a great post and I might have to copy you! Almost every thing I do daily now is totally different than what I did before. And most of that is intentional (which sort of goes along with my post that's scheduled for tomorrow about redefining myself). I do things on the reg now that I NEVER did before--and there's so much I used to do in Charlotte that I haven't done in ages (which I sort of miss).

  3. This is a great post idea, I might think on it and hop on the bandwagon with a link back to you if you don't mind.

    I now get monthly massages, I never used to do that. Years ago I never food prepped, now I do it every Sunday.

  4. Yup I always talk to my animals! :)

  5. people who go GF when they don't need to annoy me as well, but one thing does not make a GF-er out of you ;)

  6. I may have to revisit this and copy the idea when I get out of Alaska. As it stands, everything is the same as it was 5 years ago. I'm so, so boring.

    I read an article the other day (one of a million you've probably seen too) about the sugar content of those Starbucks (and other coffee shop) beverages. A grande frappucino has like 2.5 times the sugar of a Snickers bar. I just can't do it. Americanos for life, baby.

  7. What a fun post! I feel you on the oatmeal -- I went through a phase where I ate it everyday, now I don't even like the sound of it!

  8. I really like this post idea.

    I've never gotten a massage...maybe that's a habit I should pick up!

  9. For a brief second I thought you were bringing a new trend in again and wearing shorts with the leggings/tights. I agree with you, no need for the 300 calorie drinks from sbux!

  10. After that stomach bug a few weeks ago I'm pretty much off bananas unless they're blended into my shakes. There are tons of things I'm not doing, like blogging, sadly.

    Michael @ CrazyTragic{almost}Magic

  11. I go back and forth on liking oatmeal. Sometimes I won't eat it for months at a time, though lately I'm really loving a bowl of oatmeal with a chopped up apple or pear (we get apples and pears for free from work so I never run out...)

  12. In a shocking turn of events, I really have developed the habit of going to the gym. I get annoyed when something keeps me from doing so on my workout days (usually M-Th). (Like parent-teacher conferences) I realized the other day during a good workout that I actually LIKE working out. I don't LOVE it, and sometimes during the workout, I fell like I might or would rather die, but I like how I feel afterwards!


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