Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Step Into My Week: Tea Shops, No School, & Atlanta

I'm definitely one of those people who believe in the start of a new year will result in change. This week, I've been focusing on spending more time with my friends and family, exercising more, and documenting the everyday.

My sister and dad had gotten Korean BBQ several times without me, so I was wanting to go for quite a while. The stars aligned for me to join them for a lovely dinner. I wasn't quite familiar with Korean BBQ so I had a great time cooking my own food. We ended up going to Char as it had more vegan-friendly options. I wasn't too hungry so I ended up just getting mushrooms to grill. They came cooked, but I decided to grill them for a minute or two as I wanted to experience the grilling part.

On Wednesday, I got to go on a tour of the Beltline. It's truly remarkable to think of how this was just an idea 10 years ago to see all the progress that's been completed in such a short time. After our tour, I sparked a discussion with a few of my classmates that has me interested in doing some research on the impacts of the Beltline.

I visited an older home that is now a home for people to tour on Thursday. Our tour guide was the sweetest old lady who shared her life story throughout the tour. I'd never thought about how older people who've lived in Atlanta their entire life have experienced so many different times in history.

On Friday, a few of my friends, Brian and Olivia, and I went to get tea together. We ended up going to Tipple + Rose. Olivia and I decided to share #77, a fruity tea with lime that was just divine. We were all delightfully surprised to see they had lots of vegan foods and desserts. I chose to get a piece of chocolate mousse cake as a treat to end the first week back at school.

I spent most of Sunday at confirmation and volunteering. Confirmation has turned into an activity that I look forward to on the Sundays I can attend. It's always interesting to me to hear people's different perspectives on aspects of life-related to Judaism.

I've been getting into working out more per the usual exercise more resolution. I've learned that I enjoy working out much more when I can talk to someone. So far, I've just been going on the elliptical bike, rowing machine, and an arm machine. I'm excited to try out more machines as I get more comfortable at the gym.

I'm including Monday in this week's addition since the post is going live today. On Monday, schools across Atlanta were canceled due to the forecast of ice. No ice ended up coming into town so I definitely enjoyed the day. I ended up finding Brighton's Instagram. I was completely enamored by her Instagram story where she talked about cleaning her closet. I got motivated to clean up my closet a little bit. I'm so happy with how it turned out.

I'm quite excited for this 4 day week. Once this week is over, I leave for my first trip of the year. I'll give you a hint that it's somewhere out west and lots of sporting events have occurred here. Stay tuned next week to find out where I went.

14 comments:

  1. glad you're enjoying going to the gym more :) i always feel less motivated when i talk to someone haha who do you like going to the gym with??

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    1. I like going with my mom or sister. It's such a great way to catch up on life.

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  2. I'm so glad you shared a little bit about places you've been to around Atlanta! My sister and I are coming into the city at the end of the month and plan on going to dinner and just having a girls weekend and so I'm looking for suggestions always :)

    xoxo, SS


    Southern and Style

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    1. Atlanta is such a great city that I'm so thankful to grow up in! I love Herbivore, an all vegan restaurant that serves the most inventive meals. If you're looking for more of a treat, I've heard Cheesecaked makes good milkshakes that are similar to the Blacktap ones all over Instagram.

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  3. I'd love to visit Atlanta again soon! I've only been a few times but loved it!

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    1. I'm so proud to be from a city of movers and shakers. Atlanta is truly an amazing city that has something for everyone. I'll have to put together a city guide for blog readers who come to visit Atlanta.

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  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful week! I've never had Korean BBQ. How long have you been vegan? I am trying to incorporate more vegan meals into my lifestyle. Any advice for me?

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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    1. I've been vegan for at least 4 years now. I truthfully can't remember when exactly I made the switch to being vegan. I'd say go to a lot of vegan restaurants when you're first starting out being vegan. I always like to take a picture of the menu for me to recreate my favorite dishes later. Vegan festivals are also great for trying tons of new products and discovering new restaurants.

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  5. Being able to talk to someone while working out is a game changer! I find group classes are my favorite!

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    1. Yes! I tried out a class similar to Zumba that was so much fun!

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  6. I love going to group classes because they keep me motivated. And when I'm working out alone, a good playlist is key! I definitely want to find a workout buddy though, that would be fun!

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    1. I'll have to check out the pre-made Spotify playlists. I'm the worst at making workout playlists. All I listen to is really mellow music.

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  7. I'm heading to Atlanta this weekend to visit family! I hope the weather gets nice before then!
    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

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