HAI! So I promised a post about Halloween candy, so here it is.
Honestly though, this post probably won’t end up being about candy, my brain is just a little fried and so I decided to use that title and then start rambling and see where I end up. So here goes nothing.
So I feel like you guys should know my thoughts on Halloween first. On a scale of 1 – 10, with 1 being Groundhog Day and 10 being Christmas, Halloween for me is about a 6, or maybe a 7 depending on the year. Honestly, it wouldn’t get such a low rating if costumes weren’t so stressful! Literally every year, without fail, I have a mental breakdown when it comes to executing my costumes.
The reason why I freak out so much is because I get so excited about having a super creative and cute costume, but then I wait until 2 days before Halloween to actually try to put it together, and then realize I don’t have all the fancy stuff I was picturing in my head.
So yeah, that totally happened this year, but I actually got it all figured out and had the cutest costume ever!! I was a mail order bride, and I wore a veil and a diamond ring/shot glass and long gloves that went up to the middle of my arm, and then I made a skirt out of envelopes and wrote legitimate Mail Order Bride websites all over them. As you can see, I did more research for my costume than I do for most of my classes. At least I have my priorities in check.
On Wednesday, we had a bunch of close friends over, and my friend Morgan bought table clothes that looked like they had blood on them and scull shaped wine glasses and made a Halloween rum punch and it was awesome. We started drinking at like 4 with the intention of going trick or treating, but then ended up drinking the punch a little bit too aggressively, and the night didn’t last as long as we all had pictured.
It was so much fun though!! It was literally the best way I could have asked to celebrate Halloween, and definitely raised my standards for years to come. There was one downside though…
I didn’t get any Halloween candy this year.
And you guys, I’m pretty sad about it. I intentionally didn’t eat any Halloween candy during the week before because I wanted to go trick or treating on Wednesday and really enjoy the fruits of my door-knocking labor. But, we didn’t really make it trick or treating, so I didn’t get to eat any Halloween candy at all!! I’m so sad about it.
Part of me is a little glad though, because once I start eating candy, especially Reese’s or Butterfingers, I just can’t stop. And honestly, I wasn’t really planning on ever stopping if I had gone trick or treating. And I was totally okay with that, because I literally never eat candy, and trick or treat candy is just way more satisfying. But alas, I saved myself the stomach ache (and probably my dignity…not that I had much to begin with) by not drunkenly going door to door, pushing small children out of my path to get to the good candy.
The moral of this story though is that Halloween candy, and other holiday-related foods, is okay, and we shouldn’t have to feel bad about enjoying them or enjoying ourselves on these holidays. Obviously practicing moderation is ideal, but sometimes you have to throw moderation out the window and enjoy the fact that we are young, and eating 35 candy bars in under an hour won’t do any permanent damage…I don’t think.
Besides, even though I like to preach moderation, I am the queen of extremes, and most of the time it’s not a good thing, but every once in a while, it’s okay. Which is probably part of the reason I was having a hard time functioning well by 7 pm on Wednesday. Whoops….
So yeah, that’s pretty much how my Halloween went, and needless to say, Thursday was ROUGH. I made it to my 8 hours of class though, so go me! Also, I’m really excited because I signed up for a whole bunch of Pilates classes in the next week so I can start getting back into things again. I can’t find my abs anymore, which is no buenz, so it’s time for me to get back to working out! And I got the okay from my physical therapist to do the bike as cardio, so I’m going to start with that and see how it goes, and then just spend the majority of my time doing Pilates… just because I can. Yay!
Okay that’s it. Hopefully I’ll have more useful information for your guys’ lives this weekend, instead of just talking about myself, but there’s also a chance I won’t, so like, consider it to be a surprise…
And on that note, BYE AND HAPPY NOVEMBER!!