Fitness, Happy Place

Self-Care Saturdays Be Like…


For some of us, maybe we struggle with balance because of a hectic schedule. So beef up the vitamins before you begin your day of shopping… or vegetating.

This past Saturday I played photographer for an event, so I anticipated standing on my feet for quite some time. I also had to host the red carpet, which made me slightly nervous, so I anticipated some alcohol to loosen me up. At brunch, I went for some hot cider and an acai bowl. This delicious smoothie bowl had vitamins, carbs to get me through the day, and nuts and granola (protein and fiber) to keep me full.

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I’m recovering from a dislocated knee cap (sounds bad, but less severe than my last knee injury). I’m babying it, but I took advantage of an open Saturday afternoon and tightened up my upper body a little. Bicep curls, lat pulldowns, seated rows, tricep dips, just to name some of what I did.

Check out my guns

Check out my guns


People think blogging is all fun and games. The trip and the workouts may be fun, but a lot of time goes into making sure my photos and writing are clear, concise, and capture attention. Most photos need adjustments to their brightness, shadows, and contrast. These minor but time-consuming changes help others to see the sights just as you saw them in person.

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Getting Inspired

The event I photographed was the Feminist Business Society’s annual dinner, and it was empowering to hear women of all ages detail how they strike a balance between work and home life. I was also so grateful to hear them touch on self-care.
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Eunice was my partner for the event. She assisted with the camera equipment and hosting on the red carpet. Her energy was much needed to calm my nerves, because a) I kept tripping over my dress and b) my feet were killing me.

Maybe we're a little overdressed for the photography, but we're red carpet ready

Maybe we were a little overdressed for the photography, but we were red carpet ready

And how did my evening end? I opted out of a Halloween party to catch up with my niece, Briana. Her husband happily kept the children so we could catch up over wine and a terrible rom-com. What a perfect end to my Self-Care Saturday.

Briana and newborn Adam, who is now four months

Briana and newborn Adam, who is now four months. Don’t worry, she pumped and dumped