Fat Tuesday

Oh no! The time has come. Binge day! This could only mean one thing… after today, no more chocolate. Let me break it down for y’all. This coming Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, marks the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. Gather ’round you Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Anglicans and Presbyterians. We are preparing for 40 days of fasting, on this 46 day adventure called Lent. Gear up, suck it in, and eat (today) like there is no tomorrow. The sun is up and so are we. I’ve collected a list of foods I will be nomming on today.

I’m going to have to finish my Somoas (the thin mints were finished last night). I’ll be saying Hasta la vista to my four boxes of chocolate that I’ve been hoarding. I’ll be eating bread, most likely.

Here are some great ideas for what to give up for lent if you’ve been struggling. Are you ready? Yes, another list. Did you expect anything less from me?

1. chocolate

2. Facebook

3. sweets (in general)

4. soda

5. alcohol

6. swearing

7. fast food

8. caffeine

9. smoking

10. negativity

11. gluten

12. red meat

11. Netflix

12. laziness

13. procrastination

14. making excuses

15. make up

It’s not an extensive list, but hopefully you’ve found a way to branch out from those and make a decision. It’s hard. I was like Twitter? No, I can’t because I have to use it for a class. Facebook? Nope, I need it for sorority information. Instagram? Sorry, I’m weak. So I chose a couple, in order of importance (according to me). Some of these are things I can physically avoid, a lot of them take mental practice. Bear with me here while I blurt out a list stacked of insanity and impossibilities. Hold me accountable if you know me. PLEASE!

1. negativity

2. gluten (i really need to be kind to my body)

3. chocolate

4. gossip

5. laziness (this means i have to get out of bed right now)

I’m sure that as the weeks go by, I will drop one or pick one up, but as of now, this holds. So Fat Tuesday, Cheers! Let’s binge eat while we can.




Fitness Friday

TGIF, am I right?

As the week dwindles down and excitement for the weekend builds up, our minds and bodies decide to take a little break. And hey, you know that is okay. We deserve that down time. We deserve that extra bite of chocolate cake. Right? Well thats exactly what I thought last night as I binged on chocolates and candies and fell asleep on my best friends couch at about 9pm. Pretty pathetic right. But now I realize that little “break” starts off the weekend on an unhealthy note. I woke up this morning feeling pretty unmotivated. With that I knew exactly where to go. I was in serious need of some fitspo, fitness inspiration. Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram have wonderful fitspo tags that will help you gain some motivation to hit the gym. Not to mention New Years resolutions are coming up and if you are going to make the same New Years resolution as the one you made last year, you may want to get a head start. Start your fitness plan, stay healthy during the holidays, and you get to show off your rocking bod on New Years.

Well, I am am off to Pilates. Wish me luck and happy friday, y’all. Kick some butt!