Wednesday, March 31, 2010
1.) I got the Words with Friends App on my phone. If you have it invite me to join. I enjoy playing.
2.) I stopped by the gas station on my way to work and got a french vanilla cappuccino. I'm so in love with those bad boys.
3.) Going to see my parents this weekend in LR for Easter. Looking forward to it.
4.) Having some white wine right now even though I said I wasn't going to have any wine until Saturday. Oh well.
5.) I struggled today with my sprints on steroids....my legs are beyond sore. You've never felt this pain/soreness before.....I could almost guarantee it.
6.) I love Modern Family. It is so freaking hysterical to me.
7.) I leave for Mexico 1 week from Saturday. I'm all the way ready.
8.) Jennifer Aniston wore pink on a red carpet. I nearly fell off the treadmill when I saw it on the TV. Even the E! folks were like 'holy moly look out she's not wearing black.'
9.) I bought curtains for my living room and they're coming to hang them for me at 9 a.m. on Friday. I'm very excited.
10.) Kiwi's and blueberries must be in season cause they're both really fantastic tasting right now.
11.) I watch Dr. Oz almost every day and I learn so much from him every time I watch his show.
12.) My husband is really great.
That's all. It was like a bunch of tweets! Good Day Mate!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I'm getting really good at my sprints on steroids. It's not getting easy for me by any means but I am getting better at it. Tonight is my favorite workout night. Sculpt, abs, cycle. Yay!
Today I cooked myself a yummy lunch. (See tweet pic) I'm really into tweeting my meals right now for some reason. I dunno why.....don't ask. So today I made myself some tuna fish with grapes in it! Yummy. I usually put apples in my tuna or almonds if I don't have apples but I decided to go with the grapes this time and it was the best. That's the way I'm going to do it from now on.
Scott just called and asked what was for dinner. I opted to be boring and just do grilled chicken......with that yummy salad I make. It's so good! I would share the recipe but it calls for the strangest ingredients that are so hard to find it's like going on a scavenger hunt. Plus it's like a dab of this, dash of that....I'd really just have to show you. Sorry bout that cause it's good. You're missing out.
I just got back from Rush Running. It's (duh) a store that sells sporting goods. I'm in desperate need of new shoes. I told Scott last night I can feel the soles just wearing out on mine. Plus I've never had good running shoes. I've just always gone to Shoe Carnival because it's not like I wear my tennis shoes for fashion. They get worn just at the gym. However, given that I workout like I do I figure I should just break down and spend some money on a good pair. So I went there and the guy had me run on a treadmill so he could see what shoes would be best for the way I run. He filmed me too to show me what my feet do. My right leg/foot runs perfectly but my left leg/foot....I look like Pheobe Buffay. I've noticed it before because the treadmills at Fuse are in front of mirrors and I get a chuckle when I pay attention to it. It's good to know though. He gave me tips to improve my pronating and selected a pair of shoes for me that should help significantly. I'm excited because my left knee always kills me immediately after I finish my run. Makes sense now. He believes it'll help my knee. Sure hope so! That'd be so great.
So that was the extent of my excitement today. Just watching Ellen re-runs until time for sculpt. Hope your day is more exciting than mine!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
This weekend was a great weekend. On Friday Scott and I had a lunch date! He left work at 4 and we worked out together. He watched me do my sprints on the treadmill and laughed at me afterwards and asked me why I was walking like Forrest Gump. Those suckers make my legs so sore!!! We decided to lay low on Friday night. I whipped up a yummy dinner (see tweet pic) and we watched The Blind Side. I love that movie. One of those that you want to buy right when it comes out! So good.
Saturday I woke up early and went to my cycle class like usual. It was very intense. Mary Alice taught it and I think she decided to make it extra hard because I told her it was getting easy for me. It definitely was not easy for me this go round. I was so gross I immediately came home and hopped in the shower. Then I crawled back into the bed with Scott and went back to sleep. Saturday night, Scott's friend, Paul, had a wedding shower party. We have lots of those to attend these days! We always have so much fun at them though. Free food, free wine...free night full of fun with our friends and their parents! Always enjoyable. I like....and it's free! Haha.
This morning we went to church. It, like my cycle class, was very intense. Being that it's Palm Sunday, they of course, showed some video of the crucifixion. It's so hard to watch. My jaw was literally quivering. At the end of the video they wrote on the screen 'please leave quietly.' It's so interesting to watch people's expressions after they watch a video of that. Tough stuff but always a great reminder that Jesus did that for me.
We're studying John at Fellowship for 18 months. I've actually learned a lot. I grew up in the church so I never feel like I learn anything new. You know....cause I've already heard it....a zillion times. But I'm actually learning new things. Learned something new today actually. It always surprises me. It's a good thing.
After church we went to eat with Braclyn at the Outback. Sorry just Outback. (Brad makes fun of me and Jaclyn because we call it the Outback.) Scott and I talked Brad into coming to cycle with us. He did good! I think he liked it. Mary Alice taught it so I wouldn't have been surprised if he fell off the bike from passing out. I almost did the first time she taught me! Last night Brad challenged me to a plank pose stand-off. I won....easily. (Sorry Bradly)
Time for my shows.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
So last night I asked MaryAlice (dictator) what I could do for a new cardio workout. I told her I'm going to the beach in 2 weeks and would really love to lose a few more pounds but my body is getting conditioned to my cardio workouts so I'm at a standstill with the weight loss. Which on a side note don't you think it's so ridiculous that your body gets used to your workouts and eventually it stops responding to it. Why can't it be that way with hamburgers, pizza, and ice cream? Why can't your body get conditioned to you eating that kind of stuff and eventually you stop gaining weight from it? Not cool. I mean, if I'm gonna run on an elliptical for an hour then I'm sorry I need to always be rewarded for that no matter what.
ANYWAYS, she informed me of a workout she has people do to take those last few stubborn pounds off. So I did it today and for a whole hour after I was done I thought I was going to throw up. Which she told me would happen if I did it correctly. My body was like AHHHH!!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME. I definitely shocked my insides. Wanna hear my new workout? I'll share my secret.
So she had me get on the treadmill for 30 minutes....and for the first minute jog, 2nd minute jog faster, 3rd minute run as fast as your little legs will allow you. Then repeat....for 30 minutes. When she told me about it I was like oh that'll be fine...I'm in great cardio shape. O.M.G. The first time when I ran on 9.0 speed I thought I was going to be that person from America's Funniest Home Videos where my feet can't keep up on the treadmill and I go falling off. It kinda scared me a little. And after just an hour after I was done my legs were already sore and I was so hungry I almost ate my fingers. I've been tired and hungry all day long. All day. All day long people. So I decided I'm going to have to do that workout later in the day cause this body can't handle it in the morning. It's like sprints on steroids.
Time for shows.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Back on track....London is precious and slept the whole time I was there. Here's some pictures of her!
Hehe! Isn't she precious! She's the first grandbaby in the family so she will be definitely be spoiled! I told her family she's already the most spoiled one in the hospital because her door is all fancy!
That was about the extent of my excitement today although a friends new baby is pretty hard to top. After that I went to work, worked out, and now I'm sitting here blogging. Gonna have some wine tonight because I haven't had any in a while. Time to focus on my shows!
Oh and a quick funny for you. I emailed Scott a picture of London and he said 'She looks precious! We should get one.....one day!' Haha. Get one. Like you go pick it up at Walmart or something. It really tickled me.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I had lunch at McAlisters with Jaclyn. We usually eat together on Wednesday but she's busy tomorrow so today it was! After lunch I went to this fantastic fabric store in Rogers called M Grace and I ordered curtains for my living room and dining room. I'm so excited! It's really gonna spruce my place up. I ran a few other errands then I went to the hospital to see my friend Lauren. I actually never got to see her because she was busy contracting and delivering her baby and all that stuff but I sat in the waiting room for an hour with her family hoping London would arrive while I was there. No such luck. Time was tickin so I had to leave for my sculpt class....then abs...then cycle. Scott did cycle with me which I love! We came home after and Scott grilled me some yummy chicken kabobs. We've been doing nothing sense then and I just got a text saying London FINALLY arrived. 7lbs 14 0z. I'll go see her tomorrow! I'm gross from the gym and she probably wouldn't appreciate a nasty person holding her for her first few hours on earth. Time to shower then off to bed.
Monday, March 22, 2010
We fell asleep for about an hour. Is there a whole lot of things that are better than a nap on a Sunday? Yeah I don't think so either.
Scott and I skipped our cycle class yesterday! Which embarrasses me because I ran into the guy who was going to teach it, William, at Ruths Chris and I went on and on and on and on and on and on and on about cycle and how I WOULD BE THERE tomorrow. Loser. Scott and I just wanted to snuggle and nap and watch movies. It was so worth it. I'm sure William will give me a hard time when I see him.....which he should given how I acted. I blame it on the 2 martinis I had with dinner :)
Last night I watched my shows! Then I watched Life which is like the Earth movie I love so much. Life is narrated by Oprah and it covers Amphibians and Reptiles. Of course I dreamed about nasty worms crawling on me last night which I told Scott I knew I would do. That was a bummer but Life is amazing. If you haven't seen Earth yet you should and now add Life to your list. It's so amazing to see how animals survive. They're so smart!
Okay it's time to get my day started. I'm getting hungry for a yummy lunch.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I got home from the gym at 10 and fell asleep! Then I woke up at 12:30 with major hunger pains so Scott and I ate at McAlisters. My fav. It always sounds so good.
I just got home from being at my father-in-laws. He asked Scott to come over after lunch and hook up some wires for his TV for him. It was only supposed to take 30 minutes. 2 hours later I peaced out and Randy's going to drive Scott home. Scott's gonna complain when he gets home I can almost guarantee it. He wanted to workout and the gym closes in an hour. Shoulda been hard-core like me and gotten up this morning!
Tonight Scott and I are going to dinner at Ruth's Chris with Brad and Jaclyn. I'm already hungry so it's going to taste extra good to me I bet! Looking forward to it!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Kate Winslet and her hubby split! Who other than me thinks her and Leo just need to break down and get together?They're BFF's/Secretly in love I think. Based on their interviews on one another....why do you guys feel you need to hide it any longer? Even though Bar is SOOO hot! Scott just said 'who's Bar?' Ug! Amature. (Duh Bar is a gorgeous model who Leo dates off and on...get up to date with the important things people)
Friends tell me I write on my blog EXACTLY how I talk and my besties find that so funny. So I guess if you don't know me....this is me.
People think Jen and Gerrard are together. HELLO! No. I guess you don't follow Jenny like me but she doesn't snuggle with her co-star on a red carpet like a BFF if she's dating him. Or take him on a trip with her to Cabo while her bests friends attend. Why doesn't E! and Us catch up on this after all these decades? I think less of them for not knowing this fact by now. Stupids. I know all there is to know about celebs. And if you think that's worthless information I'm storing in my brain then what do you think of the careers of Oprah, Reg & Kel, The View, & GMA (last hour)...yada yada.....you get the point. Don't judge me! My interests are important.....
Happy St. Patty's Day!!!!!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Yesterday I woke up and turned on Good Morning America and my two all time favorite celebrities were both on. Jennifer & Jessica! Then Jennifer was on Reg and Kel and Jess was on The View. Great way to start off my day. Then Scott sent me a text asking me if I wanted to go on a lunch date which you know we never do but I totally love! Then I did a little shopping then bought a lottery scratch off ticket and won 40 dollars. Last week I won 30 dollars off a ticket. Both times I just purchased 1 ticket so I watrupled my money in a matter of seconds. It felt good. I worked out, cooked a yummy meal, then hung with Scott. Great day!
Today, I had lunch with Jaclyn at where else....McAlisters. Afterwards I went to Barnes and Noble to read some magazines. Then I checked out our new salon because we moved to a new location and it's beautiful! Very exciting. My first day will be tomorrow. Looking forward to it. Then I went shopping for house stuff. I found 3 picture frames and a new chair! My living room is lacking in seating arrangements for guests and there's a spot where a little chair would fit perfectly and today I found one! I'm in love. My chair is floral (not mammaw floral...very modern floral...don't worry) and it girlies up my living room a bit since we're using Scott's brown couch & brown leather chair. My house needed some color!
After all my shopping I went to my physique class followed by abs then cycle. I've pushed past the weight number I always get stuck at which is totally exciting. I'm smaller than I was on my wedding day! The goal is to weigh what I did when I won Miss Teen Arkansas by the time I go on my trip. Hard! But I believe I can do it. My workout's are so amazing and they're totally changing my body. Everybody should do cycle and every woman should try physique. Incredible! It makes me feel so great afterwards! My body is so healthy right now which I'm so proud of. I ate a few doritos last weekend while I was in Little Rock and it DID NOT go over well. It felt terrible but also great knowing my body is so healthy it couldn't handle a few doritos. I go through obsession phases with my weight and eating healthy and I'm in one right now. Can you tell? Too bad I'm not always like this....
Time for TV.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Did my physique sculpt, ab attack, and cycle classes tonight. I LOVE it. I look forward to it like I do a glass of wine or a nap on a Sunday.
Headed to Little Rock tomorrow then down to Arkadelphia to see Mac. Still can't go there. I'm aware that I'm in total denial. Everyone has been so great though and has sent me messages & called to make sure I'm okay. Thank you for that.
Monday, March 8, 2010
It was so great to come home to Scott. I told him I was in desperate need of a great meal with a great martini. I wanted to get all dolled up and enjoy a night out on the town with my amazing husband. So we went to Theos and it totally hit the spot! Sunday we did our normal routine. Church, lunch out...shopping to kill time til we hit the gym. While we were shopping we stumbled into Solstice which is like a Sunglass Hut. My sunglasses broke a few months ago and I really needed a new pair. I've never really splurged on a nice pair of sunglasses so I decided to go for it. Scott even found some for himself too! Armani for him, Marc Jacobs for me. We went a little crazy but we need sunglasses for summer/our trip coming up. I'm in love with mine and Scott looks sexy in his!!!
Today I went shopping at Masons. I've lost some weight and my jeans are just too baggy. They're fine if I wash them with warm water, dry them on high heat and only wear them for 20 minutes. After that they grow too big and I can pull them down without unbuttoning them. I've been telling Scott I've got to find some new jeans so today I decided to try some on and I actually found a pair!! I'm very picky. Scott still doesn't know yet....and also that I threw in 4 tops too. I'll break the bad news to him later tonight. I have a feeling he's not going to be as excited about my new jeans and cute tops as I am.
It's time for dinner. I'm starving. I'm sure a lot of people were expecting a blog about my dear friend Mac who died this morning. I just can't go there. He's like a father to me and I need to push it out of my head for now. Maybe tomorrow.....
Monday, March 1, 2010
We did our usual routine on Sunday. Got up for church at 11:00. Scott keeps trying to get me to go to the 9:30 service but I just love to go to the 11:00 service then going out for lunch after. I've been feeling very convicted lately about joining a church. We've been going to Fellowship since we moved back from Memphis but we've never joined. I'm still not 100% sure if Fellowship is the way to go though. I want to go check out First Baptist Springdale before we make a decision. I want to make the decision quickly. I honestly don't like the baptist church....even though I grew up baptist. But there's just a few things about Fellowship that bother me....well actually a lot of things. I have to be extremely picky because this is the church home I'm going to raise my kids in. I think a good church is so incredibly crucial for your child. I had an AMAZING church home and an even more AMAZING youth leader and I want that so badly for my children....obviously. It's so important to me and already stresses me out. I know FBS would probably be just like my church home in El Dorado only on a larger scale. I went to church there when I was in college. My brother and I would go together and I absolutely loved it. I would need to check out a Sunday School class to get the full deal though. Scott and I joined (temporarily maybe) a community group at Fellowship so we can check all that out before we join there if we do. Anyways....that's on my heart right now. The Lord will show me and Scott which church is the right place for us.
I've had a terrible sore throat. It wasn't bad until I went to spin class yesterday. Scott went with me and tried it! He did so good and he loved it. I think spin made my throat 79% worse though. I turned to Scott 20 minutes in and was like 'my throat is KILLING me.' Bad idea but I just can't handle the thought of not working out right now. I just called my Uncle Rex to get him to call me in a Zpack because I've gone through an ENTIRE box of DayQuil and it hasn't gotten better. I need to feel better for working out purposes and also because I'm going out of town this week to work for my Dad. I'll be living in Cherokee Village, AR Tuesday-Saturday. Never heard of it? Me either. Scary. I need to get in the shower now so I can get movin for the day.