Life is a Journey

Currently: February

February 2, 2017

I’m still in shock that it’s already February y’all! I feel like we were all ringing in the new year just yesterday, but here we are in the second month of 2017 already!

How are your New Year’s Resolutions going so far? I’ve been surprisingly good about working out 4-5 days a week but I will admit that I’ve indulged in the free Cheetos in my office a few times when I get the munchies in the afternoon… Not terrible though, if I may say so myself!

Watching // The Bachelor and LOVING every single moment of this season. Nick’s not my favorite Bachelor but I absolutely love the girls, especially Corinne who is one of the best “villains” that’s been on the show in a few years. The show is basically the only thing that gets me through my Monday blues, plus I love reading the live tweets throughout the show.

Eating // this salmon recipe lately! I’ve already made this recipe for myself three times this week, so you could say that I’m a little obsessed. I’m a big fan of salmon, not only because it’s delicious but also because it’s so healthy, as well as sriracha so it’s the perfect meal for me.

Getting // back into the workout series Insanity, which is just as hard as it sounds. I did the entire program with a few friends in college but haven’t done it since then. So when I found it randomly last week, I was excited to try out the program again. I’m slightly fitter than when I first tried it but I still feel like death by the time I get through the full 45 minutes!

Reading // Dead Mountain: The Untold Story of the Dylatov Pass Mystery by Donnie Eichar, which is one of the most fascinating true stories I’ve read about it a while. Eichar’s book tells the story of nine experienced hikers who mysteriously died while hiking through Dead Mountain in Russia–deaths so mysterious that their causes of death have never been conclusively solved. I’ve listened to a few podcasts on the subject and was totally fascinated by the mystery, so hopefully this book helps shed some light on the 60 year old mystery.

Enjoying // all of the snow we’ve gotten this week! I got to work from home on Tuesday because of the snow storm that hit Connecticut in the afternoon, which was nice not only because everything looks so much gorgeous covered in snow but also because I got to work in my pajamas for the afternoon!

Looking // forward to being super lazy this weekend, preferably with a glass of wine in hand. I’ve loved all of the traveling and girls’ weekend trips I’ve taken lately but I’m actually really looking forward to a quiet weekend of watching Netflix and hanging out with my cat and Matt.

Listening // to the audiobook Try Not to Breathe by Holly Sedon. I actually listened to this audiobook a few months ago and it was one of those books that left me breathless and in tears by the end of the story. I definitely recommend checking it out!

What are you guys up to this month?

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  • I’m on the hunt for a new audiobook (always) so I’ll be checking that one out. Thanks!!

    • I’m a huge fan of audiobooks and have at least 30 on my phone right now! If you need more recommendations, I’m your girl!

  • I need to check out that book you are reading. Sounds fascinating! Enjoy your lazy weekend!

    • It’s such a fascinating mystery!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Girl, you are going to enjoy that lazy weekend as I know you’ve been going going going. That salmon looks delicious, I am a huge fan of salmon as well. In fact I’m having it for lunch today! Have a wonderful day beautiful!

    • Lazy weekends are my favorite!! Salmon is definitely my favorite thing to make for dinner!

  • Andrea jueong

    My New Year resolution is going down hill for me, ha ha. Nice post!

  • Katie Schubert

    I cannot believe it’s February already. Cheers to another quick month and then signs of spring!

    Katie | Willow and White

    • It’s so crazy that it’s already February!! I’m really looking forward to spring!

  • Enjoy your lazy weekend! Those are the best!

  • Rach

    I can’t believe it is already February. I’m doing okay with my resolutions haha. A relaxing weekend sounds perfect!

    • I ate pretty badly this weekend but I guess that’s what lazy weekends are for! Definitely looking forward to my green smoothie tomorrow!

  • Such a great post! Hope you had a great lazy weekend 🙂 Happy February!

  • That salmon sounds really good! Such a pretty photo of the snow!

    Treats and Trends

    • This salmon recipe is so good! I’ve been making it at least twice a week recently!

  • I said it to my friend yesterday that I had to go back and look at my goals again haha, just to make sure that I’m not forgetting why I’m working towards them!

    And oh, your weekend sounds pretty much amazing and what I wish I’d do! Xx

    • I leave little sticky notes around my apartment to keep me motivated, which has seemed to work so far. Lazy weekends are my favorite too!

  • Mary


    Your round up posts are always so fun to read! I’m always curious what you’re watching on TV and reading. Eating, of course too! Like you, I’m looking forward to just relaxing this weekend with few plans.

    Love, Mary

    • Aww thanks! Aren’t lazy weekends the best? The most productive thing I did all weekend was go to IKEA and bought a new kitchen knife haha

  • I need to try that salmon recipe. I love making salmon for dinner!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Salmon is my favorite dish to make for dinner!

  • I love your recap and that salmon sounds so good, my fave food ever is salmon so I have to make it! Have a fantastic month Courtney!

    My Vogue Style |

    • Salmon is one of my favorite foods too!! I love making it for dinner!

  • Happy February! Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your chill time.

    Gemma x

  • Violette

    You see how time flies so fast! Love these photos!

    • It’s so crazy how fast this year is going by already!

  • Great photos.

    Flung out of space

  • I’ve been eating salmon so much lately and this recipe looks delicious!


    Tamara –

    • I eat salmon at least 2-3 times a week, which I’ve been really loving. Not only is salmon healthy, but it’s delicious too!

  • Nick is not my favorite bachelor either but they sure keep the show interesting! I have the Insanity DVD set someplace and probably should find it and start using it again! I just finished reading Try Not to Breathe and loved it!

    Doused In Pink

    • I definitely agree that this season has been really interesting!! And how amazing was Try Not to Breathe?! I was in tears by the end!

  • Zorica
  • Great photos!

  • La Veine

    Loved to know what you’ve been up to, it’s like talking to a friend! Hope you have a great month 😀


    • Aww thank you! That’s the goal for these types of posts!

  • Well done for introducing more exercise into your weekly routine – I hope you’re enjoying the process 🙂 Also, SO jealous of your snow – it looks beautiful!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • The snow was so gorgeous and I got to work from home because of it, which was a win in my book!

  • It’s insane it’s already February, right?! You’ve been so much better about working out than me. Kudos to you. It’s hard!

    • I didn’t do much this weekend workout-wise (aka I mostly slept and watched Netflix), so I’m definitely looking forward to getting back to my normal routine this week!

  • Eliz Ida

    love this post! xx

  • Carina Vardie

    I have started working out, but just two times a week. I want to make sure this time I’m sticking to it. You look so cute, I wish we had a bit of snow in Milan.


    • I always dread working out but end up feeling like such a badass by the end, which is an amazing feeling!


    It really is crazy it’s feb already! Hope it’s a fab month babe

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

    • I still can’t believe that it’s February!!

  • sounds like a great month so far! I wish we had snow in LA sometimes, it’s so pretty!

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