December 2016 City Life VLOG: Wanderlust in The City
|Holiday heels from my shoe collection|
|Snow on 7th Parade|
|Snow on 7th parade|
This has been a whirlwind of a month! December is my favorite month of the year because I love the Christmas energy and festivities! I made it my mission to go to as many Christmas events as possible and take photos in front of as many Christmas trees as possible! Needless to say, I drove my husband absolutely crazy, but he was a great sport. I think I was able to pose in front of 14 Christmas trees. So, for this month's city life vlog I have a lot of photos seeing that when the month started I was in the Caribbean!
Something I always do at the end of the year is donate clothes to charity since I accumulate so many new items due to being a blogger. My rule of thumb is if you haven't worn it in over 6 months it has to go! I was able to significantly clean all three of my closets and I even found 2 great vintage items at $12.00 each.
I didn't have a set project this month, but I did spend a lot of time on home decor. Since I was inspired by my holiday table setting I decided to get a few cute items for the condo. Now, I am currently working on a New Years table setting.
|Magical Snow at Bay Street event|
|loosing my mind over fake snow lol.|
|GF- Chicken Shawarma with basmati rice and olives|
|Lighted boat parade on Tampa's riverwalk|
Fitness: Fitness was pretty cool this month because I worked out a lot. This month I made a lot of improvements on my yoga poses and I can see the difference in how limber I am becoming which is exciting. My goal is to be able to do a split and a head stand by 3 months, I have little upper body strength so this is going to be a challenge. I think I did a great job of staying on track this month with fitness and food, it looks like maintained my current weight so I am going to keep going at a steady pace.
|GF- Creme Brule at Bull & Bear on our anniversary|
|GF- Pan seared muscles and clams|
|GF- Rib eye at Tampa's Timpano|
NIMA: I have had NIMA now for 3 months. It has saved me so many times from getting glutened while at restaurants! I wanted to test some of the items that I always order that have never made me sick, but I still was never sure if they were 100% gluten free. Below you will see yellow rice, roast pork, and black beans from my favorite Cuban restaurant. I tested this food and I was so happy that it was in fact gluten free.
One strange thing I never thought about is that NIMA only tests to 20ppm so what happens if I get the smiley face indicating its safe to eat, but really its 19ppm? This is just my theory, but yes, it did happen and I got sick! Parts per million, high gluten, and low gluten are not things that I usually worry about since 99% of the food I buy are unprocessed whole foods or foods that are certified gluten free so they should be 10 ppm or less. I have been on a gluten free diet for 5.5 years now and it always amazes me how much there is still to learn!
ALL GLUTEN FREE FOODS COOKED BY ME:
|Cheesy egg whites (scrambled)|
|spicy Gluten free ramen noodle soup|
|Jerk chicken leg quarters in gravy|
|Mushroom Gluten free ramen noodle soup|