The event was an informal mixer for past members of the Junior League of Ocala and women who might be interested in joining the organization at the end of the summer.
I was invited to the event by my friend Cara and was excited to meet so many women who live in the area.
(Picture from Brittney)
I especially loved chatting to these women because I related to a bunch of them who moved to Ocala and didn’t know anyone. After arriving at the mixer, one girl even said, “So this is where all the girls are!” That made me laugh because I felt the same way. I haven’t run into many women my age in Ocala and it was great to see that they really are out there!
As I previously expressed, I had reservations about the Junior League based on my own preconceived notions and stereotypes, but I was happy to find that everyone I talked to seemed genuine, down to earth, intelligent and friendly.
Another bonus? Since the event took place at Brittney’s boutique, we were able to do a little shopping!
(When I realized that I had four dresses that were all a shade of pink or coral, I grabbed that yellow shirt for a little flavor.)
I ended up buying a long-sleeved magenta dress that I fell in love with the minute I walked into the boutique.
The best part of the dress is the back!
Such a fun zipper!
When I showed the dress to Ryan when I arrived back home, he asked whether the zipper went in the front or the back. A front zipper? Sassy!
The mixer included appetizers, wine and cupcakes. I was so busy talking and shopping that I didn’t even notice the food at the side of the boutique until the end of the night, but I made sure to grab a cupcake on my way out. Yum!
This morning, Ryan and I awoke at 5 a.m. for a workout.
I started with 20 minutes on the elliptical before deciding to do a shortened version of my 1000 Rep Workout. I know it sounds crazy, but I honestly have fun doing that workout. No moves are repeated, so it feels like I’m accomplishing a bunch of mini-goals as the workout flies by. Big fan!
The highlight of today’s breakfast was avocado.
I scrambled three eggs with black beans (which made the eggs looks awfully funky) and topped everything with avocado.
Incorporating avocado into my morning meal must happen more often. It felt like such a treat!
Plans for the day include working for a few hours before packing up and heading to Orlando for a weekend with my mom and sister. My mom is a big-time Jazzercise fan and bought tickets for all of us to attend Tropic Heat, a huge Jazzercise event that includes lots of classes, DVD tapings and more.
Believe me, I know the stereotype surrounding Jazzercise – ‘80s leggings, leotards, ridiculous aerobics and more – but I must say that Jazzercise is honestly one of the most fun workout classes out there. Sure it can be goofy, but if you leave your pride at the door, it’s a blast!
See ya from Orlando!