Going out with a bang!


I know that I said that I wasn't really making resolutions this year, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to strive to be healthier this year and make some lifestyle changes, especially as I learn more and more about clean-eating! I am not committing myself to anything crazy just yet, but one commitment I did make to myself was that I was going to really try to start making some changes, but I didn't want to try to take on too much during my first week back to teaching from the break. Which brings me to January 7th...tomorrow...the day that this girl needs to learn the power of "saying no" to every sweet craving I have and of "saying yes" to more Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shredding and vegetables!

Which is why I agreed to go with Kyle to this amazing new biscuit/donut shop near our houses called Rise this morning as my "going out" meal! That totally makes sense to pre-game your healthy lifestyle change with a total caloric nightmare. Totally.

We had heard good things about this place from a friend, and that was before Rise got recognized in Indie Weekly as having the best biscuits and donuts in the Triangle! So, with all of the buzz this place has been getting I don't know why I was expecting to be able to waltz right in at 9:45 on a Sunday morning!

After my dear hubby so ridiculously kindly passed up the parking spot directly in front of the place and instead opted to park ourselves 4 rows out (idk...y'all!?), we shoved out way through the sea of people crammed inside to grab our number...55...and heard them call to take #28's order.

We waited it out for a little while but eventually opted to just get some donuts to-go, and even though we were sad to not get a biscuit, we'll make it happen one day...
We amazingly made it home with the box still untouched...see, I do have will-power!
Maple-Bacon, Oreo, & Chocolate Icing...I'd like to say we didn't eat them all today, but it'd be a lie! #noshameinourgame
Let's just say that the donuts were 100% worth the wait and earned their stellar reputation in Indie Weekly!

Out with a bang, my friends!


  1. this is the place by the super target at south point right? We saw it and I want to try it!

  2. Those awesome intense looking donuts!

  3. That bacon one made me do a double take to see if that was ACTUALLY bacon ON a donut. I've never heard of this. Not going to lie though my mouth did water after looking at that beautiful thing hahahah :)

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