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Treat Yourself Tuesday: What Happens in Mexico….

Well, we all know that Alex and I had a really killer time in Mexico with my fam. I mean, come on, I’ve already gone into exhausting detail about it, and that was the short version! I definitely did some things that are pretty out of the ordinary, for me, and treated myself to a few things that I know ain’t gonna fly now that we are back in the real world.

Merci, Becky!

Merci, Becky!

Just before we left, I got myself onto VitaCost and re-upped my ACV, Peanut Flour, NuNaturals (except I did order the wrong flavor of one of them RATS), 479 Popcorn, and some goodies at HomeGoods and from Soap.com.

So excited to get involved in this.

So excited to get involved in this.

Something I definitely treated myself with (and Alex did, as well) was a devil-may-care attitude when it came to sleep times/going to bed. When I was tired, I was DONE, and I just let that be what it was. Thus several of the nights, we were certified grandma-status, but we also had some very, very early wake up calls.

Alex and I definitely took our share of cabs this week, and sorry but we are NOT sorry. It was too cold, and too early, to play. On the same lines? Staying at a hotel the night before our very early flight out of Chicago. One of the best decisions. Plus, we got to go bowling and drink “The Dude.”

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I treated myself to some new things from Eddie Bauer! I am not a big shopper at the moment, so spending some $$ on myself was actually quite lovely. We treated Alex, too, don’t worry, and got him some really nice snow/hiking boots.

I got this vest, a sweater, and a button down from Eddie Bauer. My current vest is now relegated to "Running Only"

I got this vest, a sweater, and a button down from Eddie Bauer. My current vest is now relegated to “Running Only”

A MAJOR, MAJOR treat, and a glaringly obvious departure from my normal, was my/our alcohol consumption.

Hi, Friend.

Hi, Friend.

Those of you who know anything about me know that I, although I do love me basically any type of libation, hardly drink. I have increasingly realized over the past month that I have been talking quite a lot about beer, wine, spirits, etc, and I will address my approach to alcohol and such in another post, but suffice it to say, though I taste, I rarely ever do more than that. This trip, however, was a bit different. I had a my seasonal drink (the one that is just mine, no one elses), and definitely helped Alex with his drinks. Part of this is a) we are on vacation and b) they were delicious. But more so than anything, we are staring 4 months of serious work and very little play time in the face (for Alex especially).

I also had a few of these. Other than this, though, I stuck to coffee, water, and club soda, unless I was sharing, apart from the my first drink at Palmilla and a small glass of chianti at the Italian Restaurant our last night.

I also had a few of these. Other than this, though, I stuck to coffee, water, and club soda, unless I was sharing, apart from the my first drink at Palmilla and a small glass of chianti at the Italian Restaurant our last night.

As soon as we get home, all of this extra time we are getting to spend together will go out the window. So we spent money a little bit more carelessly than usual (it’s not like we were going crazy, or anything) and drank way more than usual. But we were never out of control, the drinks were taken over time, so we truly truly enjoyed them, and they were the best versions of their types.

I. don’t. regret. anything. I wish I had taken more pics of my family, but other than that, I am happy happy. It was enough of a treat just to be with them.

IMPOSSIBLE lighting for photos

IMPOSSIBLE lighting for photos

I also took but wore none of my makeup for the entire trip. No need.

And good lord, did I treat myself to the best chips, pico de gallo, guacamole, and salsas that you can ever hope for. Ceviche, tuna, jicama, shrimp, coffee, farm-raised produce, Don Julio Blanco, mango, pears, brownies, bread…. Get ready for that recap tomorrow 😀

AND I GOT CRISPY M&MSSSSSSSSSSSS.

Sometimes we have to give ourselves over to something that we know is not sustainable. This was my “Christmas Indulgence” period, if you will. Is anyone else having to re-buckle down now that the celebration season is over?

My diet won’t really change in quantity or overall macros, really, but alcohol will likely disappear for the most part, as will the fresh seafood. SAD FACE. Dates with Alex will be few and far between, and I need to get my sh** together. But it was fun while it lasted!

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