23 before 24: Week 6
Another week gone and over. I can't believe it is almost February. It seems the older I get, the faster the days, weeks, and years go. I'm constantly rushing from one activity to the next, and before I know it, the day is over. Honestly, I get anxiety and guilt if I'm not working on something productive. That seems a little unhealthy right? Yeah, I thought so too.
Well, this weekend was a little different. I decided a break was much needed and that a weekend of no productivity, was in fact helping me be productive. This weekend Brandon and I spent our time on the couch gorging ourselves on a new TV series, Orange Is the New Black. We watched the whole first season this weekend, the WHOLE season. It was addicting and refreshing, and now I'm ready for another fruitful week.
Above: 6/52 of my portrait project Waking up to him makes my morning. <3 This also totally reminds me of Firecracker Popsicle.
A few goals I'm currently working on:
8. Fit into a dress size 8 by my sister’s wedding I'm still working out and eating healthy (see pictures below)! My work clothes are getting looser by the day!
10. Volunteer more of my time to good causes I have volunteered to be the photographer for a No H8 photo shoot, sponsored by WSU's Rainbow Alliance. This will be my 3rd time donating my services to the cause. I love spreading the message and I love helping out. : ]
17. Learn how to do my own business accounting I did my own business taxes for 2013 without any help, I'm really proud of this. I'm hoping to carry on book keeping for this year and be able to do my own taxes again next year. I'm slowly, but surely becoming a successful small business owner. KAPOW!
I love making yummy, healthy snacks to munch on during the week. One of my favorites is roasted zucchini. I bought pre-sliced zucchini from Meijer (it was only $1.00, awesome sauce) and I tossed them in evoo (extra virgin olive oil) and dusted on salt, pepper, and chili powder. I put them in the oven for about 25 min at 400 degrees. I usually eye them while cooking and make sure they get a little crispy on the edges (or else they are just mushy) and if I'm hungry enough, I'll just eat them straight off the baking sheet. Yes, they are that good. ; D
Despite my healthy eating, I make sure to mix it up and get a cheat meal every now and then. Today we got Chinese food delivered, and I was in heaven.
I hope you all are staying driven, healthy, and warm! The Midwest sure is coooold at the moment.
Much love, Chelsea