Hey everyone! This is going to be a short post but I’m excited to show you my new haircut! I’ve had this appointment for a month and it finally came where I had 2 hours to spoil and pamper myself. I started off with color then finally cut my ridiculous hair. I looked like a new person when I got out of there!
Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! So excited that I am going to have my first day off in two weeks soon :) I’m extra excited that I get to spend time with my friends and cook a nice meal on that day. I have a wedding on Sunday but at least I’ll have a chance to relax and do something fun on Saturday. I’m also finally getting my hair cut and colored tomorrow. It has literally been at least a year since I’ve cut my hair. I need a trim pretty desperately.
Before I get into the post, I got home from work last night and found out that my college (Undergraduate) was going to be featured on the SyFy show School Spirits! I went to SUNY Geneseo in upstate NY. I went way after the guy featured in the show and I actually had never even heard of that haunting even though I guess it is famous. We had a bunch of supposed hauntings in the school, and I would venture to say that the building that houses our radio station is haunted. I was really involved with the radio station and I hated being there alone at night. I experienced a few things that creep me out just thinking about it! Anyway, you can check out a short video here. If it doesn’t link directly to it, the episode is called Dorm Room Nightmare. So creepy!
I’m sorry I haven’t been around much. I feel like I work all the time and when I’m not working I’m at the gym or at a Dr. or something. I’m pretty exhausted and while I have Saturday off, next week is going to be really intense. Monday and Friday are short days but on Tuesday I am working 9-5 in the studio then I have a freelance party to shoot until 11 pm. Wednesday and Thursday I have weddings. It’s going to be a long week but I think I have the weekend off next week? Fingers crossed!
Anyway, I decided to go to the grocery store this morning instead of after the gym so I could avoid traffic and keep the trip down to an hour instead of 2. I got a pretty sweet haul, most of which being for my dinner on Saturday I bet you can figure out what I’m making!
Hey everyone! Hope all is well with you. Nothing exciting happening here today, just the usual work until 9. I slept a lot last night but still feel really tired. I’m going to focus on hydration today because I tend to get dehydrated at work and I know I didn’t drink enough water yesterday. Hopefully that will help
I just have two boring meals to show you today. I haven’t had time to make anything fun but that will change this weekend! I took Saturday off to have my dinner party with my friend and her fiance. I have a yummy meal planned but need to figure out dessert. Suggestions always welcome!
Hey everyone! I’m sorry in advance for the lameness of this post. I have only photographed a few things I’ve eaten over the past day or two because of just how damn busy I’ve been. Yesterday turned out to be a nightmare partially because I only slept for about 3.5 hours (I was woken up by incredibly loud thunder and incredibly bright lightning and once I’m up, I’m up. No getting back to sleep for me!) and partially because the wedding was difficult. I left my house at 6 am and got home at 7 pm thanks to some ridiculous traffic. On the bright side, I passed out at 10 pm (which is SUPER early for me) and woke up at 8 am (which is late for me, ha!)! I feel refreshed today but we are anticipating another really difficult wedding. Hopefully I’ll get through better than yesterday. I’m sure the all the vitamin D will help though!
OK here’s a few things I’ve eaten!
Hey everyone! I hope you had a great week. Mine was fine but not over. I have to be up at 5 am for a day wedding tomorrow then I have another wedding on Sunday. Fun times!
So for today’s Fun Friday post I figured I’d do a workout post Some of you asked me to talk about workouts so I figured I’d start broad and narrow a bit as the weeks go on. I think it is important to include variety in your workouts so you don’t get bored. I have tried tons of different workouts in my life and some have stuck and some haven’t.
Check out the workouts that I’m loving the most right now!
Hey everyone! Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on my last posts! All of you (commenters and lurkers ;]) are such a huge part of the reason I blog and I appreciate all of you so much! I’m happy to say that I hit another milestone today when I saw that I gained my 100th follower I’m so happy and honored that you all decided to follow my blog. Thank you all so much!
So I mentioned the other day that I had an appointment with a physical therapist yesterday. After an hour and a half of evaluations, we have pinpointed that there is no shoulder injury at all and my pain, numbness and tingling are in fact caused by a bulging disc in my neck (C6 if you follow that kind of thing ;]). I’m really happy to have figured this out finally because over the last 6 months it has really gotten bad. I probably downplay it a bit but the truth is that my shoulder hurts most of the time, and when I do something to aggravate it I get numbness and pain down my left arm and into my thumb and pinky fingers. One major reason why I hate running is that 9 times out of 10 I will get off of the treadmill with horrible pain, numbness and tingling. The impact must aggravate it because it is terrible. I’m probably really lucky that the disc isn’t herniated given the amount of impact that I put my body through between the running, jumping and fight training that I do.
I’m clearly a stubborn girl because none of this has stopped me in the past. I was advised to put the activities that involve impact on hold for a few weeks and I definitely need to listen. I’m tired of being in pain and struggling through it. I’ve been training probably at 60-75% for the past 6-12 months and it is really sad because I remember all of the things I used to do and want to be able to do them again. So I’m going to have to take it easy for the next month at least. I’m working on figuring out a new workout plan that will help me get back to 100%. I’ll definitely keep you posted on that. I have an idea but I’m going to run it by the physical therapist first. For now I’m replacing running with the elliptical (did 30 minutes of intervals this morning) and doing all strength training with my trainer (45 minutes this evening… omitting overheard presses for a few weeks).
Anyway, I know this seems negative but I’m really happy that after 3 years of searching for answers I finally have one. I’m disappointed that I have to stop my Tough Mudder training for a little while but I know that it is the smartest decision to avoid more serious injury. I’ll have to play it by ear in terms of Tough Mudder. It’s pretty clear to me now that I’m going to avoid all obstacles that may aggravate or worsen the problem. Side note – I told my physical therapist that I was training for it and he said he was doing it to! How funny!
Anyway, sorry for the long update but you’ve all been so supportive throughout the whole thing so I figured I’d keep you in the loop. I may be on the sidelines for a bit but I can definitely still kick ass
So I can’t do a post with no food to show you so I am going to show you my mini grocery haul! I’m working weddings on Saturday and Sunday this week so I didn’t get too much because I won’t be home all that much. Check out the haul!
Hey everyone! Today is my real 400th post! Sorry for the confusion last time :X This is for real this time, I promise! It seems like the post was published before but it was just a draft. Very weird. This is the real post, a little early. This is your Wednesday post this week… onAnyway, I wanted to make this post fun so I have a recipe to share with you! It was supposed to be a dehydrator recipe but I wasn’t 100% happy with that aspect of it so it has transformed into something different. It is still delicious though!
Curious? This experiment was inspired by this post by Gabby. Check out those delicious looking flavored almonds she has! I went to the company website and saw that they had a Mexican Chocolate flavored almond and knew I had to try and make my own!
Hey everyone! Today’s post is going to be a quick one since I’m rushing around getting ready for work! I just have two yummy meals to show you
I decided to work out at home this morning because I woke up late. I used the Tone It Up Beach Babe DVD and did the HIIT workout, the arms workout, the ab workout and the stretching routing. It felt good. These ladies are amazing, these workouts are really tough. The arm workout is especially tough for me because of my jacked up shoulder. Hopefully I’ll get to the bottom of it in physical therapy tomorrow!
OK here are two of my meals from today. They’ll sound familiar because it is pretty much what I ate yesterday.
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a really lovely Father’s Day! We had a great day yesterday We went to my brother’s house and had a family BBQ (well they BBQ’d and I had a big ol’ salad) and had a really fun time. Delilah is a little chatter box. She LOVES dogs and freaks out and screams “puppy!” every time she sees one! She loves animals in general The two of us spent some quality time together too which was so nice. Definitely a great day!
Today I started a new workout routine as well! I woke up at 6:30 am and got ready for my first 2 a day workout! My morning workout was 2 miles of intervals on the treadmill. Then I went back to the gym in the evening for my second workout: Intervals on the arc trainer and a 45 minute training session. I’ll be doing 2 a days on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and one workout on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. My running will be done on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and I will be doing non-impact cardio on Saturdays and Sundays. I don’t like doing impact workouts on days that I have weddings. It sounds like a solid plan and I’ll be paying attention to my how my body reacts over the next week or two and adjust accordingly. Nutrition is going to play a major factor in this!
Before I get to today’s food I have a mini grocery haul to share with you! A new Fairway opened up close to my house and I’ve been told I HAVE to go there because it is amazing so I headed over there. I was so overwhelmed! They had so much stuff, a huge gluten free section, tons of organic food and lots of health and wellness items. It was crazy! I was going to do my grocery shopping there this week but the produce was even more expensive than Whole Foods! I picked up a few things but I’ll get my produce at Whole Foods later this week. Check out the mini haul!