The Perfect Thanksgiving Break

Where to even begin after a whirlwind 24 hours?

My Thanksgiving break was nothing short of perfect. Every morning I woke up, drank coffee on my porch, and headed off for my daily dose of CrossFit. Every day I then came home and made the best oats for breakfast (I know I always say that).


Apple cinnamon oats. I topped them with some almond milk and antioxidant trail mix from Whole Foods. After breakfast, me and my main squeeze were able to go on a walk. It was a little chilly some days, but he didn’t mind at all.


My mom made plans to come to Charleston and spend her break with me. We cleaned every nook and cranny of my apartment. We had a small, but perfect, Thanksgiving meal with just enough leftovers to enjoy a second meal later. We went to see Catching Fire, which was nothing short of amazing. To top off her visit, we watched Auburn beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl. War Eagle!

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I cannot even begin to describe the scene over here, as I’m sure you can vividly imagine if you love Auburn football. I think I experienced nearly every emotion. At the end of the day, win or lose, I am so proud to have attended Auburn University. It was the best 4.5 years of my life. I would have done just about anything to be there last night.

To leave on this note, something I will never in my lifetime get sick of:


What I’m Loving

Things I am loving:

1. CrossFit


I never understood people who talked about CrossFit how they were so addicted to it. It took about two weeks for me to experience this and now I cannot imagine working out any other way. I have never been in better shape and I have only been doing it for about a month and a half.

2. Charleston

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Every day I find something new I love about this city. There is nothing I don’t like. I’m so blessed to live in such a wonderful place.

3. Sweet Potatoes

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I have been all about sweet potatoes recently. On Sunday’s I cut up a bunch of sweet potatoes and toss them in coconut oil and cinnamon and bake them. I usually eat them at lunch.

┬áBut then there are Alexia’s Spicy Sweet Potato Fries. These are amazing and in a world all of their own. I tried to make them on my own but they didn’t even compare. I love eating these with an omelet or grilled chicken.

4. Football


I love that it is football season. I love my Auburn Tigers as well as high school and pro football. I cannot wait for it to get cool enough to make chili and watch football games.

Happy Sunday!