Decorating + Spring Cleaning + A Crazy Good Workout

HELLO there! How are you doing today?! Luke and I have been spring cleaning our apartment like crazy this weekend – seriously, we have so much stuff to store in my mom’s attic now! We’re going to decorate a little bit more too – that’s my favorite part of this endeavor.

I’m also back at my cutting diet – I had an indulgent weekend, so I need to get back on track.


Breakfast was 2 eggs with turkey sausage and strawberries. Easy peasy. Coffee to drink!

After breakfast, I hit up TJ Maxx and Ross Dress for Less for a few decorative items.

I’d like to add some flowers or floral wreaths to these decorative items to liven things up, so I’ll hit Hobby Lobby another day. 🙂

Ok, this is where my day gets a touch dicey – I fell into a deep bipolar depression around 12:00, so I didn’t take a picture of my lunch (I was in bed for about an hour and just couldn’t shake the depression). I’ll share what I ate anyway through words, not pictures.


I had 1 C of broccoli, 1 C of carrots, and 1 C of cauliflower roasted and topped with a small drizzle of ranch dressing along with about 1/2 C of cottage cheese, raspberries, and a drizzle of honey. Another easy peasy meal.

Depressed and moody, I made hot mint green tea to drink around 1:45.


Around 3, I had a sliced carrot with hummus, salsa, and some light ranch.

I received two packages from Free People in the mail soon after my snack, and I gleefully opened them and tried on my goodies – one top was far too large, so I’m sending it back, but the little dress was AMAZING!

I’m going to order it in another color because I love it so much AND it’s a great sale price – it’s a little short for a windy day (I live in the windiest city in the USA, damn it!), but it covers my bum, and I can wear shorts or leggings underneath it. I’m wearing an XS, and I’d say that this runs a little big, so petites will be sized out, boo!


Luke and I went to the gym and did arms for an hour, from about 4 to 5 p.m. I look constipated in all of the pics he took of me since I’m working hard, but I’ll share a few:

Hot damn, I had a GREAT pump after this workout and my mood changed to a more positive one! 🙂 I’m going to make it a point to do the dreaded stair master tomorrow and see if I can’t get my calves and my booty in better shape.

Post Workout Snack

I needed some PROTEIN after getting my pump on, so I had some Boar’s Head ham and American cheese with some honey mustard sauce for dipping. YUM! Perfect post-workout snack, if you ask me. I ate this around 5.

I also made Ginger Tea and put it in my Wonder Woman Yeti … I drink a lot of water and tea throughout the day, and ginger tea was delicious! I’d like to make my own ginger tea – Luke’s father showed me how to process fresh ginger into a potent beverage, and I need to make it here at home.

Wow, my arms and shoulders look AWESOME in this picture … I’m looking the best I’ve ever had.


I roasted my portioned out cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots yet again (1 C each) and tossed in a few cherry tomatoes. I drizzled them with some ranch.

While my veggies roasted, I broke out my usual kombucha around 6:35.

I also had some deer sausage with honey mustard and BBQ for dipping. Easy peasy.

All in all, I had a pretty good day despite the depressive episode. I was very “high” after lifting weights and could barely type anything out because I had such a big pump going, which is always good.

Tonight Luke let me order three sale items from Free People – the Jane Printed Romper in black, the Cross Your Heart Muscle in Gray, and the Sweet Trip Smocked Tube Top in Wisteria. I hope these all fit well, and I’ll review them on here once I get them. 🙂

I also cleaned out my underwear and workout clothes drawers like a maniac – it feels SO GOOD to have things organized and de-cluttered. Huzzah!

Alrighty, that’s my spiel for today. It got a little long-winded, but hey, that’s just me.

Hope you’ve had a lovely day!

~ Mandy

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