Trying a New Health and Fitness Routine + Detoxing from Social Media: Spilling the Tea #3

Happy Friday friends! I'm going to keep today's Spilling the Tea short and sweet as I am getting ready to go to Florida for the week with my family- I cannot WAIT to relax. Although I was gone last weekend to Los Angeles (if you missed that vlog, check it out!), I like to take advantage of all my favorite spots, so I tend to "go go go" when I'm there. August is going to be a lot of preparing and hustling before my semester in Spain and I can't wait to share with you guys that whole process. I've been trying to do a ton of research, but there's just not really a lot of great content out there about study abroad, so I'm going to be the guinea pig for all of my readers and share every moment: good and bad!

So speaking of workout routine. Normally if I were going on a vacation, I would be kicking it in gear trying to get my body ready for the beach...but as I've kind of shared previously, I have a lot of stressful things going on in my life and I don't need that extra pressure on myself in terms of what I'm eating and how I'm working out, which I'm sure you guys can relate to. I've been making an effort to reduce my stress level and just chill out. I'm a work in progress and definitely not perfect, but it has really helped me to try to take the pressure off of killing myself in the gym. I believe in always nourishing your body with good foods and getting in protein and veggies, but sometimes a bowl of ice cream and Trader Joe's dark chocolate covered almonds after a long day at work sounds really freaking awesome. 

I love a good sweat, but lifting weights and doing high intensity workouts is not appealing to me right now. I don't force it, but I do try to just move my body in some way that I enjoy. I love walking my dog, doing a yoga video, or taking a spin class. Whatever you love, just do that and make sure you're getting movement in...that's my advice for the week! Once I get back from a semester of studying and siesta-ing (did I mention wine drinking?) in Spain, I might feel differently about kicking it into gear hahaha, but for now, I'm learning to just be happy with what I have, where I am. At the end of the day, all you can really ask for is a healthy, able body.

Lastly for this week, I have decided to step away from social media for the most part while I'm on vacation. I'm planning on dedicating this week to working on the blog. so I'm still going to share my posts on Instagram. I also enjoy experimenting with new recipes when I go to Florida, so obviously if I make something worth sharing, I'll post that to Balanced Baig, but the mindless scrolling and constant story-ing is on hold until I get home. I will report back next Friday with an update!

Have a great weekend and I'll talk to you guys next week!

Thanks for reading! xx

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