Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Today has been the laziest day I have had in weeks, and it was just what I needed. I have been so busy lately that I have had barely anytime to breathe let alone relax. (Working two jobs is tiresome! I can not wait until two turns into one full time. Fingers crossed it will happen soon.)

So today, I wasn’t feeling the greatest and decided to call in sick to job #2 – formerly job #1 but since I started at my newest job it has been demoted to #2 – and it was the best decision I’ve made all week. I literally did nothing. I pinned on pinterest, tracked Irene to see if we would be hit, napped, and just lazed around.

And got lots of cuddles in with this pretty girl Smile

Now I am refreshed and renewed for a great week ahead!

Which is going to include getting my butt back in gear for training for my first 5k. I have accepted that I might be running out of time to really train properly for it, and that I might have to have a few walking breaks but I am determined to do it.


So. True.

I don’t know if I can call myself a runner yet, but I will soon. I want to be, and isn’t that half the battle?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Loves


This is going to be such a random post, but I’ve been all over the place lately so I thought I would share some of my new found loves of the past week or so!

First up – Food!


I am *obsessed* with baked oatmeal, it seems to be the only way I make it lately. I based my recipe off of one I found on The Edible Perspective, except I made a few modifications:

  • 1/3c rolled oats
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 egg*
  • 1/4t baking powder
  • 3T milk (I used 1%)*
  • 1/2T vanilla extract
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 1/4t ginger
  • pinch of nutmeg/cloves
  • 1 packet of stevia (I only have little packets like for coffee)*

Basically I just mix it all together, put it in a greased oven safe dish and bake for about 30-35 minutes! **And then of course add a gob of peanut butter on top SmileOh and the “ * ” are the changes I made. For the original recipe (with other ideas too - click here!)


Steaz Peach Iced Tea – SO good! I’m addicted, I can’t go to Superstore now without picking one up. I wish I could find them by the case though, it gets expensive buying them one at a time. Even a little 4 pack would be better.



Joe Fresh “Khaki” nail polish. I was pining over Essie Sew Psyched, but when I was looking for it at Superstore, I noticed this one on display. It’s the exact same shade but was $6.00 cheaper – yes please! It isn’t as good quality as Essie but I like to change up my nail polish pretty frequently so that’s ok.



GNC wellBeing Vitamins in beBEAUTIFUL. To be honest I have only taken these for a few days now but I have high hopes for them. All of the reviews I can find on them are great so I’m very optimistic they will work! They are supposed to strengthen your hair and nails (and supposedly help your skin too but I got them for the nails and hair benefits). I have super fine hair that breaks easy due to many years of highlights and coloring so I’m hoping these will help from the inside out! Also, my nails have been super “peel-y” and breaking way too easily lately as well.


I have been playing this song on repeat for the past few days. I love love love it!

That’s it for now! I’ll be back later this week with a more fitness related post.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Busy Bee

I sure know how to pick a week to come back. I’ve been quite the busy, busy bee this week, and it’s only Wednesday!

For starters, I am working 50.5 hours this week. Yepp, you read that right, 50.5. Why am I working so much? Because…drum roll please…

I got a new job! Open-mouthed smile 

Since I was offered the position after my schedule for my other job had been posted, I had to do some shuffling around with my schedule and this was the best I could do. I am going to stay at my old job for a while, but after this week it won’t be nearly as crazy because I can schedule it in advance around my new positions hours.

Want to know the best part about my new job?!?! It is in my chosen field! Yes, that’s right. I have finally found an Accounting position. I have found my “big girl job”!!! And I couldn’t be happier.

Now I have to really start meal planning and cooking meals ahead of time (probably on Sundays), as well as really making sure to schedule my workouts for the week. Even if it’s just a quick workout dvd when I get home, it’s better than nothing! I am going to try to get at least 3-4 workouts in a week.

Right now though, I’m exhausted so I am going to keep this post short. I just wanted to let you know what’s been going on with me and that I haven’t forgotten about this!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Right Now

I found this over at Caitlin’s blog, Eat Pray Pilate, and decided to do it too! (ps. if you don’t read her blog yet, you should. Definitely one of my favorites!)

Listening: Honey Bee - Blake Shelton

Eating: Nothing

Drinking: Sugar-Free Red Bull

Feeling: Sleepy and a little crabby, but it’s getting better!

Wondering: What I should wear on Monday.

Thinking: Trying to decide which TurboFire workout I want to do this evening, or if I should just go for a walk/jog outside since it’s finally nice out again.

Loving: This picture
                                                    (currently my desktop background)

Not Loving: The fact that I am completely broke and Sephora just opened yesterday at the mall. Bah Humbug :(

Needing: Highlight and a trim - desperately. It’s been ages since my last appointment. Ooh, and new work clothes.

Also on my mind: I hope this day goes by fast.. working on the weekends is never fun.

Friday, August 12, 2011

I’m Back!

I’ve shaken those awful “Mean Red’s” and now everything is back to a very happy shade of pink Smile

I suppose I should give an explanation for my random disappearance though, I at least owe you that!

In a nut shell: I felt like everything that could go wrong was going wrong. I was getting exceptionally discouraged with the job hunt, was stressed and tired from work, was ashamed of falling off the healthy wagon yet again, and had a slight health scare.

My usual reaction when life starts throwing what feels like a million curve balls my way is to want to curl up in a ball and wish it all away. I couldn’t actually do that, but I “went into hiding” by taking a slight hiatus from blogging. That, a little vacay with Brandon and the in-laws, a couple of doctors appointments and some much needed relaxation/family time did the trick! I’m feeling great and have some good news to share soon!


I’m absolutely exhausted tonight though, so I’m going to leave it at this. If anyone still reads this, expect regular posts again! I’ve got lots to fill you in about!