Vacation Recap + Looking Forward to Fall

Happy Saturday Friends! I know I have not posted on here in a couple weeks but I will be back to posting regularly on Monday :] Today’s post reflects my family vacation last week and why I decided to unplug and not post a single thing this week.

Last week, my family vacationed to Sea Isle City, NJ with my aunt, uncle, and cousin – I have been going there for the last 23 years with them and we had another amazing trip with phenomenal weather all week.

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The only thing I do not like about our vacation is eating at restaurants every single night – I know, I sound like a brat saying that and you are probably thinking, “come on Shan, you’re blessed” …I know, I truly am. My only rebuttal to that statement is being on my own, I love to cook now. My body freaked out because it is so used to home-cooked whole food – I had way too many French fries, folks. I am weird about going to restaurants because I like knowing exactly what I am eating by cooking it myself as opposed to someone else. Majority rules though, folks. Thankfully this year, I had my Plexus Fab 4 to keep my gut in line with all of that junk. Daddy and I went to the Farmer’s Market on Tuesday and New Jersey peaches were FABULOUS this year, and everything else for that matter.

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We are never disappointed. My baby brother Pat brought his girlfriend this year and I really got to know her a lot better and learn what an amazing person she is. Then, I got to bond with my cousin, Julia. We do not see each other that often but she is such a wonderful person to talk to and I am so happy we had the talks we did.

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This week, I unplugged and not posted on my Instagram or my website. I took the week to get back to reality and better my blog – I cannot wait to share recipes and workouts with all of you. I also took the time to plan out the rest of my fall. I am too excited because I have every weekend planned out and there is so much to look forward to – my Pirates, Steelers, Penguins, and Nittany Lions are all here in Chicago this year and I am AMPED for those weekends you guys. I am also visiting my best friend from high school in DC, my best friend from college in Baltimore, and my former best friend from Chicago in NYC.

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Here’s to a fun weekend with my mom’s cousins and Chicago friends. Have an amazing weekend, everyone!! :]

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