July 2020 Recap

I blinked and July was over! Anyone else feel that way? I also feel like nothing really happened this month of consequence, but I can’t shortchange this month just because I didn’t travel or do big, bold things. We are all learning and unlearning. Give yourself some grace if you find yourself feeling the same feelings about this past month. Take it one day at a time, friend!

RECIPES TRIED

5 Easy Summer Lunches
Copycat Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites
Rachel Mansfield’s Paleo Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies
Kale Kouture’s Monster Cookie Protein Bites

WHAT I BOUGHT

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Dry Brush with Handle
Egg Bite Molds for Instant Pot
24-pc Glass Spice Jar Set
Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
Be The Bridge – Latasha Morrison

WHERE I WENT

Literally no where. Didn’t leave the state of SC once. Am I bitter about? Maybe…Next question, please!

MOVIES WATCHED

Black Panther
Top Gun
Crazy Rich Asians
Clueless
Silver Linings Playbook
The Kissing Booth 2

ONE FEAR I CONQUERED

Going to the pool. It may sound small, but amidst COVID, I’ve been quite terrified of being in public places. At work it’s different. Everyone is wearing a mask, there is plenty of hand sanitizer at your disposal. But I’ve gone twice this month and both times it felt like the most refreshing and life-giving thing I could have done.

FAVORITE POSTS ON KITCHY LIVING

My favorite: 10 Aspects of Health
Reader’s favorite: Why You Should Dry Brush

FAVORITE SONGS

Anything from Taylor Swift’s Folklore album. My definitive ranking of songs are as follows:

1. Invisible String
2. The 1
3. Exile
4. August
5. My Tears Ricochet
6. Cardigan
7. This Is Me Trying
8. The Last Great American Dynasty
9. Peace
10. Illicit Affairs
11. Betty
12. Seven
13. Hoax
14. Mad Woman
15. Epiphany
16. Mirrorball

FITNESS UPDATE

This month, I started the Autumn All Year Challenge on Beachbody! It’s July 27th, 2020 through August 1st, 2021. So basically an entire year of workouts created by Autumn Calabrese, my favorite Beachbody fitness instructor. I wouldn’t normally share something like this, but I’m really excited for this commitment I’ve made to myself and my fitness. Right now, I’m doing 21 Day Fix Real Time for like the 3rd time, and loving it! I’ll try to keep you guys updated as much as I can, I just don’t want to overwhelm your feeds with posts that scream “hey, look what I did!”. My aim in sharing is always to encourage, never to shame. Looking forward to seeing the (hopeful) transformation! Not weighing myself before and after, because I think that’s a terrible barometer for health. How I feel energy wise and my overall confidence is a much better gauge in my mind!

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