Sometime this past weekend I had planned to write a super inspired post on my new years “resolution” (quotes, because I don’t like to call it that – more like a new outlook?). But the truth is, I haven’t been feeling so inspired. Or resolutionary (because that’s a word now…).
I’m now back in Chicago after a lovely ski vacation in Vail – and I’m probably not alone when I say that coming home after being in a resort town for over a week can be a bummer.
Paired with the fact that I was sick with a head cold all weekend (I blame my sister – thanks for sharing your germs ), I was not feeling my best.
I even had toast for breakfast. How boring. Needless to say, I didn’t have much of an appetite, and definitely did not feel up to exercising.
Luckily my family managed to perk me up a bit, and we spent the day doing a little shopping and later went over to my aunts house for Indian food (yum! favorite!), jam sessions (I really need to start playing music again), and a little pre-birthday celebration (for me!) which included cupcakes. I wish I had some pictures to share, but I decided to just be in the moment instead of worrying about capturing it.
Then this morning, I had my first ever surgery. And am now 4 teeth less wise. (bad joke. not sorry.)
And I look like a chipmunk! Let me tell you, it’s very hard to eat anything when you can’t feel your entire lower jaw. SO weird.
Needless to say, I didn’t get any kind of workout in today, and to be honest I’m getting pretty antsy. I haven’t really been on top of my game as far as workouts are concerned since September, and I’m itching to get back into a solid routine. Plus, I was supposed to start the next round of Best Body Bootcamp today and I’m a bit discouraged about not being able to do that. Hopefully I can get cleared to work out within the next day or two.
one cute, yellow/green one for me!
I love creating things with my hands. Call me weird, but it’s a meditation of sorts. And I love the outcome
And as a practice, one not-so cute one. The yarn color is kind of blah (baby pink is *definitely* not my thing), and it’s not a particularly soft hat.
maybe cuter with the flower? (excuse the chipmunk cheeks) I’ll probably end up giving up to salvation army unless I find someone else dying to have it.
So, tomorrow (or today by the time most people read this) is my Birthday (22! wahoo!) and I’m a little less than jazzed. I can’t drink or party, can’t go out to fancy lunches or dinners (surgery), so I’m not entirely sure how I plan to celebrate. But I AM determined to celebrate, even though any shenanigans may have to be postponed until the weekend.
Here’s to a better tomorrow? You resident chipmunk says yes.
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Hi, I'm Rachel! I'm a 22 year old college student in New York City with a passion for staying fit, eating well, and exploring. I'm a born foodie, but like to share an occasional workout, travel, or eco living post. Thanks for stopping by! And feel free to email me at eatlearndiscover[at]gmail[dot]com.
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