Monday, April 1, 2013

Life Lately :: Giving back & working it out.

I'm so grateful for all the support and encouragement I got after I talked about my injury last week.  Since then, I've stopped being so depressed and jumped into the pool.  Between some strength work (I usually do ab or arm sets after the pool), aqua jogging, and yoga, I worked out every day last week and am more motivated than ever to keep working.  I can't thank you all enough for your comments!

As for what else I've been up to?  There's not much...

 [My last decent outfit before I was booted.  Love the combo of my favorite Gap skinnies and this beautiful San Francisco scarf that I won in a giveaway from Stephanie.]

 [After a hard day, I came home to the best mail day ever!]

[Lauren had a genius idea of Hello Box.  I was paired with Jessica and she sent me the most perfect gift that brightened a depressed week!]

 [Wearing my shirt I won from Justyn and rocking the boot.  On another note, I am so happy to have Justyn around to meet up and drink with me and keep me sane!]

[So excited that I found this solo (couldn't even find one regular priced) Polar Global heart rate monitor for that price!  It's not the most advanced version, so I need to figure out how to work it (and the appropriate heart rate for exercise).]

 [Spending a long, long weekend in the Outer Banks]

 [Since I can't quite rock the bike with the boot, we had to opt for the less healthy ride...]

 [My first time rocking the boot over jeans + my fav owl shirt.]

[The absolute best Easter...reading Little Women and enjoying a beer in the sun]

In case you forgot, my 12 Months of Giving challenge was to give a Kiva gift.  It was really cool to scroll through and look at all the different people I could donate to help.  It's amazing how such a minimal amount of money (only $25) can change someone's life and help them make a living.  I mentioned that Cambodia was special for me, so I looked through loans that were almost fulfilled in that country.  I think for my next loan, I'll look for something that education-related since I think education is so important.

Have you made a Kiva loan?  If not, go here to get started!  Link up and tell me how you gave back in March!


Kayla said...

May not be much going on but all of it sounds great! I'm doing my first Hello Box starting today. So excited to meet some new ladies and participate. Also love you rocking the boot with that shoe. Amazing.

Memoirs & Mochas

Unknown said...

what a great hello box! And I seriously need that travel check list. where did you find it?

applesandglue said...

A hello box sounds like a neat idea! And you have some great outfits, love those shoes with the Gap skinnies! Killer deal on that watch btw, I tried to see if I could find one the other day but no go for me! I love how organized you are for packing btw!

Alex Byer said...

I'm glad you're starting to feel better girl! You're going to ROCK IT when you're back on the road!

ty said...

#1 I'm so jealous of your Polar find.
#2 WHERE did you get that checklist??

Charlotte said...

I need that travel checklist! Do tell where you found it! :)

Ash said...

you GO girl, working out every day!!! also, i went to target after you mentioned getting the heart rate monitor... those bad boys are normally around 60 bucks!!! what a SCORE you found...

and, is it wrong that i almost cried when i left target WITHOUT these things: new "running" shoes, a heart rate monitor, and a foam roller?

literal tears... like, what am i doing with my life, target... what?

Jo said...

I don't think I've ever seen the hearts tat on your foot. I love it!

Unknown said...

Ah, your Easter looks perfect.

I hope you and your boot are doing well! :)

Head to Toe Chic said...

Injuries are the worst! I used to hurt myself all the time when I did Irish Step Dancing. I hope you're feeling better!!! i love all your outfits :)


Cara-Mia said...

Ahh the boot. My sister wore one for a long time. (She tripped off a curb and fractured the side of her foot. She's a beast though and worked for ten days - as a bar tender, mind you - before finally going to a doctor because of the pain. He made her wear a boot for quite a while. You really get used to it. I'm sure you'll get really fast with it!)

An Easter spent reading Little Women sounds lovely!

Also, I need a packing list like that. Love that you included the weather. So smart!

Beka said...

Wow that is an amazing deal on the Polar! I definitely need to go see if any of our Targets have them :)

Jo said...

Bahahaha! I'm such a dimwit. I read your response to my comment and was like "Why did she tell me they're stars? I know they're stars. Duh." And then I read what I wrote and smacked myself in the head.
I have no idea how those two words got switched in my head while commenting. Lol. Gees.

Your star tattoos are adorable.

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! I love all of this beautiful stuff you got going on here. Yay for snail mail! So awesome. And I loved your picture on Instagram with Little Women and the beer. so awesome.

Unknown said...

C'est la vie shirt for the win!!!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I came over from my blove Justyn and if she loves you I do too! And you won that shirt? You lucky duck!


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