Goal oriented girls need fun too - Evening at TILT
When someone goal oriented AF has their sights on something there is rarely any time for play; and one thing we all can relate to doing is putting ourselves last when our schedule gets busy. Its important to make time for yourself. Even if its only 2 hours out of the month to do something you really enjoy - guilt free. You deserve it.
I spent the afternoon supporting one of my best friends at her track meet, then headed to get drinks afterwards. We ended up at a bar and grill, TILT which had an amazing menu that would have set my fitness goals back a whole month and a ridiculously large bar. It can be hard eating out or going to drinks when you’re on you fitness journey and eager to complete your goals. You don’t want to set yourself back and get off track but you also don’t want to become a hermit. Its all about finding a balance. My friend and I both watch what we eat, so we decided to share a ‘huge’ salad (menu title) and got the dressing on the side. This way, you have control over how saturated you’d like your lettuce.
On spur of the moment occasions, or events that aren’t hugely important celebrations try to limit yourself to only a drink or two. Typically they are high in sugar and alcohol is a dehydrant so save your big 'turn ups’ for the really good stuff. I typically workout at night so I was still able to drink plenty of water and get to my workout by 9.
I made fun of Jalen for ordering a bloody marry; I can tell how young I am based on what kinds of drinks I like, so that definitely indicated shes getting old (lol not really). Her bloody marry came with bacon, which is a usual (but unusual) spin on anything made in Portland. You never know if you’ll find jelly beans stuck on the side of something or peanut butter and jelly thrown into the mix, so it honestly should have been expected. I ordered a lemon drop (because I like my drinks extremely sweet) which was really yummy! I had never one before and wanted to switch it up.
All in all, its okay to give yourself a moment. If you’re like me its a rare occasion and who knows when the next time you’ll get a chance to sit down and fully relax is. Take the opportunity and don’t beat yourself up about it. Remember, you deserved it.
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From that ecology urban comment, portland oregon has some beautiful parks located in their pearl district, that may be worth looking at, including some buildings with living walls
I like it when I learn something from the tumblrverse. The Pearl District looks like an interesting place!
Another feature of the Pearl district that isn’t noticeable from first glance is a four story underground parking garage that was dug out and used for various landscaping projects. Just a great example of how to repurpose things so you don’t have to pay for that mega above ground parking structure and have to bring in expensive soil for your landscapes.
For fellow lovers of loft conversions I bring you yet another one!
Visual interest and contrast was created in this 870 square foot Portland property by painting the beams a dark earthy grey and the walls a soft yet luminous shade of white. A variety of warm tones and textiles was then introduced to create a inviting, functional and sophisticated home.
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design brings to us this fabulous loft apartment in Portland’s NW 13th Avenue, one of Portland’s most interesting streets. The loft is located in the recently transformed Pearl District, in an old brick and concrete building that was originally a warehouse and manufacturing facility. It was converted into condos in the 1990s. This particular unit had been divided up so that a long and narrow hall was the first point of entry, with limited storage and a rather jarring color palette of red, green and blue along with yellowish bamboo.
A layout was designed in which the corridor is eliminated and the experience upon entering the space is open, inviting and more functional for cooking and entertaining. In contrast to the public spaces, the bedroom feels private and calm tucked behind a wall of built-in cabinetry.