When people comment on your food & habits

So happy its Thursday, cause I’ve got something on my mind. Its actually been on my mind awhile now, but up until the other Friday at work I kind have had it!

So, healthy living. For many, its a way of life!  Including me! Its no fad “diet” no quick fixes. Just eating healthy, whole some eats. Everyone has their own version of what healthy means to them and mine is more of a balance. As I like to say, I like to have my cake & eat it too.
I have made solid lifestyle changes to be a better person and feel awesome.

I promise I’ll be getting to the point. And sorry this may or may not make sense. But none the less its Thursday and Thursdays are for thinking out loud.
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If you know me personally, you would know I am tall, lanky { thanks dad!! } working on building muscle { MUCH harder then I thought }, and have a love for sweets + a good sweat sesh.
Healthy life = good energy

… A few years ago I would go to the gym with a girlfriend of mine and then we would hit up the diner next door and each have our own peanut butter pies. NO SHAME. I love peanut butter pie, but after reading and researching for a few years,I kind of realized not the correct way to recover from a workout 😉 Maybe a snack platter of eggs, apples & nuts would be a good recovery meal and the peanut butter pie for my dessert! 😉

This brings me to F O O D. What we eat and how people actually judge you on this.

A little story for you:
So. Two Fridays ago, at work a guy in the kitchen passes a big meaty corn beef ruben sandwich across the way to another server. He made a joke about it and gave it to her to eat. While not offering me any, but made a remark  ” You don’t eat that kinda sh*t do you” UM WHAT? I stood there and literally blinked at him and wondered what the F he was taking about. Why wouldn’t I eat that sandwich? Would I eat it as my everyday lunch 365 days for lunch. No. Maybe someone else would, but I would eat it! Just like I do with other things.

Do I eat healthy, yes. I do my best to do “8/20” or probably more like 30% because I love sweets way to much ..Do my sister and get burgers & fries when we work together, ugh.. you bet ya!  Do I try samples of our desserts at work? DUH. So why would someone feel the need to remark that, to me. When clearly you don’t even know me.

I have no idea, but that comment just rubbed me the wrong way. I honestly was baffled and upset the rest of the night because it then proceeded  to make me question everything. . I am no way ashamed of living a healthy life style but for a split second this guy made me question myself. Healthy lifestyle has made me a lot more open to new foods { and thanks to George }, recipes, life & actually natural beauty { helping my skin clear up } <– FOOD IS MEDICINE. But it kind of made me feel BAD about myself !? Finally I am over it. This is my life, not his or anyone else’s.

A lot of other comments I’ve gotten & I think they are rude:
Do you count calories {NO}
Do you eat carbs .. { UM YES !!! }
Why don’t you drink beer? { HI, vodka girl! }
You don’t eat meat do you? { A FEW TIMES A WEEK!}

These questions are rare but sometimes I am hit with them and it makes me question people. I would never in a million years tell a woman whose on the heavier side how to eat. Maybe she can’t control the way her genes are. It’s almost like me hearing things of this nature. My sister also gets questioned because she’s just like me.
Eat whatever you want, and if anyone tries to lecture you about your weight, eat them too.
Then I saw this quote ^, true. And I will eat you. I eat ALOT. I eat ALOT of healthy things but I also eat ALOT of chocolate and sweets. So, shut it 🙂  and since then I’ve been a little more lax and eating more junk, Cause this guy got in my head- oh that cake from Sunday’s party is now showing on my face!

OK- END RANT.

Question:
Does anyone else ever deal with these sorts of remarks? The one at work literally sent me over the edge.

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Treat yourself: DIY lavender scrub

Hi there! I meant to share this with you after Christmas but time got away!

For Christmas, part of Courtney’s gift { home made “birchbox” with makeup & Sephora gift card } I also threw in a homemade gift. A lovely lavender DIY scrub. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with this scent. So calming, tranquil & relaxing!

I love Becky’s treat yourself posts, thought this scrub would be great to share!

During the winter it’s also very important to take care of your skin, it can become dry & dull.
Insert, lavender sea salt scrub 🙂 I also made myself one.. instant relaxation!

You probably already have all the ingredients , just need some lavender essential oil.

Sea salt
Raw sugar
Lavender esstinal oil
Olive oil
& a jar

All the measurements really depend on the size of your jar, I used a small mason jar that’s the perfect size.

Fill your jar up with a mixture of salt + sugar. once you measure, dump that back out & mix with olive oil, until coarse.
Depeding on your preference. Drop the lavender oil into the mixture. { I did about 10 drops }
Stir all together { for additional } dried lavender.
Packge it up, use, & feel relaxed.

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How did you treat yourself this week?
xo

TYT: relax, spoil + LOVE y.o.u

Hey guys, happy Tuesday.  Just popping in between class + work today, and sharing a new Treat Yourself Tuesday post!
Becky has started this to remind us gals {or guys} to relax, spoil and LOVE .. y o u!
The treat part can come in anyway, shape or form. Here’s how I relaxed spoiled + loved myself this past week ❤

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After dinner, scamming the dessert menu, this sweet trio seemed like a great treat! nom nom.

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Sunday after shopping, I came home lit some candles + had some down time with the 90120 cast 🙂

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Stealing treats from my mom’s chocolate stash, always a good idea 😉

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yesterday I treated myself to getting my hair done. Nothing beats some new color + a blow out.

& lastly, someone else treated me ..
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George brought home a new black bag for me from a  I have tonnnnnnns of different shade brown bags, it’s nice to know I know have a black one to add to collection 🙂

>> How did you treat yourself this week?
Do you have more brown or black bags? <<
xo

Homemade avocado face mask!

Hi there, how’s your day going?!

Today for me, is much better.. still busy but better : )

For instance, some days just require a little more love, or self love that is.
Between Sunday and yesterday I was starting to feel RUN DOWN. Since it’s very easy to get caught up in the schedule of go go go. Between now the new semester at school, homework, work, gym, spending time with friends, George, oh and homework again. I’ve been feeling a tad run down, tired & just needed some rest.

Yesterday I decided to kick this week’s butt by going to my sister’s gym with her! It was a lot of fun { we already talked this morning and said how sore we are.. weee!} I hope we can manage to do this at least once a week together.

When I got home, I was ready for a little pampering.

INSERT- a homemade avocado face mask! Not gonn lie. while I was putting it on my face, I may have had a few licks 🙂

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  • 1 avocado { I used half since I ate the other half! but it was more than
    enough }
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Half of a lemon

    Directions:

    • Slice avocado in half and remove pit
    • Scoop out pulp and place in bowl
    • Mix the honey & olive oil
    • Mash together until smooth and creamy
    • Squeeze fresh lemon onto avocado (to keep avocado from turning brown)
    • Spread mask evenly across face and neck
    • Let it sit for 10-15 minutes
    • Rinse off mask with warm water
    • Pat face and neck dry with hand towel
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Making a face mask with avocado is great! Since they are a healthy fat, which our bodies need to continue to grow and repair. Especially avocado, they can help with anti aging : ) SIGN ME UP!!!

>> You could also use this as a hair mask, which I may try later.

Don’t forget to listen to your body and when it’s time to rest and recollect 🙂

Part of Tuesdays for me is class and then work.. so I gotta jet. Have a good day<3