Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey or Tofurkey Day Everyone!

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. ~Erma Bombeck

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I Want To Go To There


Saturday November 14, 2009 my great grandmother passed away. She was 104 and full of moxy but she was ready to move on to her next journey. We love you Grandmom!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

I Actually Made It To The Gym Today

I know! Shocking right? ;) I just felt so awful not making it to the gym yesterday that I was bound and determined to get there today. I almost missed tonight's Strive class due to some complications at work but I took a breath, said a payer and was on my way. It felt so good to test my muscle strength today. I mean I use my muscles everyday and sometimes more than others depending on how many deep tissue massage I have booked. But this exercise in strength was just for me... and no one else. :)

My post workout bliss was almost ruined by a voicemail I got from a co-worker basically telling me that a mistake that she made today is going to make my work day tomorrow a big ol' steaming pile of poo. I am trying not to be mad but this particular co-worker seems to constantly mess things up for everyone but herself. So in my euphoric endorphined post workout state I stood up for myself, tried to figure out a solution and am trying (very hard I might add) to intend an easier time of it tomorrow. I figure I can either condemn the day to ruin before it has started or try and be positive and hope for the best. Mostly I just hope if it does get sticky that I can hold my temper in check and not stress. So on that note I have sent out a Facebook notice to my friends indicating that a evening out is definitely in order for tomorrow... maybe even a little dancing? :)

Any fun plans this weekend?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cold November Rain

Hello Lovelies! Is it rainy, blustery and cold where you are? It's almost hurricane-like here. Been raining for two days and looking to continue for a third. This kind of weather combined with darkness at 5pm gives me a little case of the blues. So in order to combat my oogy feelings I headed to the gym this evening for a 5pm Strive circuit training class. However due to traffic, flooding and construction on EVERY SINGLE ROUTE I missed the class. In fact at 5:20 I made a u-turn to head home since traffic was at a standstill. Frustration. It's all good though. I am making a healthy fish burrito for dinner gonna turn on this weeks episode of Biggest Loser and catch up on some Dietribe for a little inspiration.

My portions this week have been really awesome, well except for yesterday's lunch with friends but other than that right on point. Plus everything consumed has been real food...nothing processed. I am working on my portions first and once I feel I have a good control on that I am going to focus on getting my caloric intake to 1800 or less. I feel that this will be a good amount of healthy calories for me to start with and then slowly decrease as the loss begins to plateau. get ready to help this calorie counting challenged individual get her butt in gear.

Business is most definitely picking up for the holidays, which is awesome to the max. That being said I will try to keep up with my blogging. With the move coming up in January I have been spending a lot of time de-cluttering, weeding out and organizing my endless amount of crap. I want to get on top of this before the holiday madness begins.

I gotsta question for you folks. What do you do as a creative outlet? I am searching for mine. I would love to have more than one. I feel my passion for photography rekindling which I am so stoked about but I feel I need more. I was so artsy fartsy in high school, in fact I really wanted to be a curator but as will happen, life got in the way. :) I hope to make a vision board this weekend that will help me realize my dreams and really want creativity to be the focus of it. So lurkers, come out and play!

Friday, November 6, 2009

What's New Magoo?

This week has been very difficult for me. I have had a sinus infection since Sunday which has completely sucked all of my energy and stamina right out of the room. My nutrition has been sub par with a few really healthy days thrown in. I have done no exercise this week due to the pressure in my head and my inability to breath properly. Work has been difficult needless to say. Who wants a massage by a flemmy, snotty, hacky massage therapist? Stand in line kids, no pushing. :)

So I have had a lot of time to think this week. Yes, even while I was busy shoving my mouth full of potato chips and french onion dip, gobbling my way through and entire tub of Breyers mint chip ice cream and ultimately hating myself for it the entire time. But did it stop me? NO. And that's what makes it so sickening. I am a 33 year old woman, I should know better. I should live better. So in my downtrodden state I stumbled upon this young woman's journey: Kassandra and this post.

Kassandra gets it. She lives it. And her faith is extraordinary. I look up to this young woman the same way I look up to many of you, yes you out there in bloggerland. :) So I guess what I am trying to say is, thank you. Thank you for being there when I need encouragement, a shoulder to cry on or a partner in crime. Because of all of your journeys, stumbles and start agains, I have the courage to get back on track and forgive myself, learn what I need to from this lesson and focus on the now.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ain't No Sunshine TILL She's Gone

Is it terrible of me that I am so super duper happy that Tracy was voted off last night?
I didn't think so. :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Product Review Time!

So my hair hasn't been quite so hot lately. Mainly due to the fact that I really need a cut and highlight in ze vorst vay. That hurdle will be jumped tomorrow evening when I have my hair appointment with the world's most awesome hairstylist, my step-sister Kristen. They have her listed as an apprentice but that is incorrect. She is a master stylist and color educator and just plain amazing!
Back to the subject. I needed something to get me by in the meantime and boy oh boy have I found it:
Sexyhair's Chocolate Soy Milk Shampoo and

Sexyhair's Soymilk Conditioner.
Love, love, love this stuff! Not only does it smell absolutely Divine but it keeps my hair shiny, bouncy and clean....longer. It is sulfate free and color safe which I love. I have fine hair that seems to get really oily as the day progresses and by the next morning I look like a grunge singer from the mid 90's. Not attractive. However with this stuff I can go almost a full day and a half before the oiliness begins to show. I have never had that from a shampoo before. :)
They carry this line at some salons and most Ultas. Go! Run! Now!