Month in Review: November
It hit me the other day that I’ve never done monthly recaps of my life on the blog. I do annual yearly recaps, but those are more serious and highlight bigger life lessons I learned over the course of the year. Time just seems to fly even faster lately, so I’m gonna try something new by rounding up each month to give you a deeper look into what actually went on the past 30/31 days, and use my Instagram posts to tell the stories behind my pictures (if there’s a story to tell) (JK. There always is).
Next up was my best friends’ annual Friendsgiving feast. For anyone new here, I refer to my best friends as Whataburger because of a very silly text typo gone wrong that ended up solidifying our name in stone forever. We had to have Friendsgiving SUPER early this year (literally the first Saturday of November) because of everyone’s schedules this month + the holiday. But, even though it was early, we all had a GAS. Chris got to experience his first Friendsgiving with Whataburger with all the laughs, wine, screaming, cartwheels, games, brisket > turkey that come with it! It was a really special thing for me to finally bring a guy around for this annual event and not just any guy either — one I like. Very much. Just as he is. I’m so thankful for my group of girls. It took us a while to weed through what seemed like a never-ending field of brush to finally come together and bless the FUCK UP that we did.
Next up was my first “Thankful for Marketing” teamgiving with my stellar team at rewardStyle. I’ve never felt so lucky to be a part of a squad like this one. Each is more talented than the next, and we really do all have each other’s backs. Even though I’ve only been here for about 4 months, we’ve done some big things already. In fact, the morning after this picture was taken we launched the product search feature in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app — something we’d been working on since my first day back in August. It was surreal to see it come to life and know my hands had been all over it, as well as so many others. I’m just so proud to be a part of it!
Sadly, this is the only somewhat family-centric picture anyone took on our Thanksgiving this year. I am very drunk in the background — don’t mind me. This year’s meal went off without a hitch! The food was amazing (Allie baked a pecan pie c/o The Pioneer Woman and turned me into a pecan pie believer for the first time in my life), the company was grand (even though my Grandpa told me my vegetables were cold), and everyone was in good spirits (for the first few days at least). Oh, Thankgiving — you fattening, stress-inducing holiday.
This week, Chris and I celebrated our 9-monthversary on Nov. 27. Well, I shouldn’t say celebrated because I cooked zoodles with turkey bolognese and we watched Netflix, BUT rather acknowledged and hugged about it. Chris isn’t big on monthversaries, which I totally get. But as someone who has been through the ringer and back over the past 8 years of dating, every month that goes by being in something solid with someone you actually want to be with and go through the ups and downs with is nothing short of a miracle. So, sorry bout ‘cha Chris. But actually really just thankful for ya.
And last but not least, I’ve completed ONE month with OrangeTheory! I am loving it so much, y’all. I’ve never worked out this hard and for someone who spent most of their adult lives being completely against any form of group workouts, my world has been changed. I love the accountability, I love the workouts, and I love the overall vibe there.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any results to show you guys yet. To be honest, it’s really frustrating me. But, at the same time, making it so clear to me that it truly is 80% diet and 20% working out. As the terribly annoying saying goes, you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. I have been extremely lax this year which has led me back to where I was 3 years ago before I even started BBG and I know I have no one to blame but myself, but it sucks. I’m working hard going forward with resetting how I eat, and I’m hoping that by month 2 and 3 of OrangeTheory, I have way more to show!
Regardless, though, it’s fantastic!
That about wraps up the past month on my goings-on! Is this something you enjoyed reading? Would you like to see one of these every month? More content, less content? LEMME KNOW in the comments.