Sunday, July 31, 2011

Boots for Fall

I went shopping with my mom today, I didn't really buy anything since I'm currently broke, but I did file some things away to buy for Fall.  Here are some shoes I'm eyeing for Fall:

These were super comfortable, cute and not narrow like some other styles I've tried on like these.

I should say that I have a serious love for Uggs, it took me awhile to understand how people could spend so much money on boots like these, but I tried them on once and was totally sold.  I have pretty awful feet and I'm usually in pain, but my Uggs are so comfortable.  I'd wear them everyday if I could.  I even own the Ugg Gypsy flip flops (that I bought from DSW off the clearance rack for $22 with a coupon!).  I also own the tall grey ones (my first pair) and a pair of chestnut minis ordered from China when I found out they were no longer making the minis, but it looks like they changed their minds.  I'd love the two colors above and maybe a grey pair as well.  I'm not kidding about my love for them.  Really.

These are between an adult short and mini.

I was serious about my love!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

First Protein Shake with New Blender!

Recently, I've added two things to my To Buy list:

1. A juicer.  I've been eyeing this one.

2.  A blender.  I had a gift card for Boscov's that still had $19 on it, so I found the cheapest blender they had on sale for $20.  It ain't no Vita-mix, but it should do for awhile!

My first smoothie with the new blender.

PB&J Smoothie

skim milk (I know I need to get some soy and almond milk)
frozen strawberries
vanilla whey protein from Whole Foods
a heaping spoonful of crunchy Trader Joe's peanut butter
a packet of Truvia

I have to say, it's pretty delicious!  Next, I'm going to try adding rolled oats.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Me & Ro Jewelry

Awhile back I found myself in the emergency room not once, but twice in one week and lucky for me I have an Iphone so I could pass the time and ignore the pain while roaming the internet.  One of the things I looked at was the Gilt mobile app I ha on my phone.  At the time, there was a Me and Ro Jewelry sale and I saw a buddha necklace I loved.  I think it was like $65.  Did I mention it was also the week before my birthday?  I should have just bought it because now I can't seem to find it.  I was just looking at the site (okay, I still am) and I came across a few other pieces that I like.  But, I still prefer that Buddha.  Bummer.

"luck and prosperity"

"Thousand Arms of Compassion"

"Remover of Obstacles"

Thursday, July 21, 2011

CLA supplement

I just started reading, "This is Why You're Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever)" by Jackie Warner.  I'm not too far into it yet, but I did read about the supplements that Jackie takes.  I managed to pick up some CLA at Trader Joe's tonight.  The woman who rang up my groceries asked me why I was buying CLA because she noticed a lot of people buying it recently and I told her I read about it and it's supposed to help you burn fat.  Then she tells me her trainer friend takes it and it keeps the fat off her stomach.  Well, that sounds pretty good to me, since all my fat is on my stomach!  Really, all of it.  I'm not gonna lie, I'm hoping for some kind of fat loss miracle, but that's nothing new!  Anyone take CLA and think it really works?

Random post from starbucks on my iPad...

So, I stopped at Starbucks for an iced b&w mocha before I head over to Trader joe's for some peanut butter and jazz apples, among other things. I've been having one of those weeks at work where I'm constantly being reminded that I need to move on. There's nothing there for me really, sure my boss is great, but the work is not challenging and I certainly don't make enough money. I wish I was lucky enough to just quit and find my way into something else. But, that's not happening. And if one more person tells me I'm lucky to have a job, I might scream! I realize I am lucky to have a job, when so many people do not, but that doesn't mean I should just exist everyday. I didn't go to college to be someone's admin forever! Maybe I should just go to grad school already. If I had done that 5 years ago when I was first miserable my whole life might be different by now! I'm so afraid to make a decision about the future and choose the wrong thing, but instead I'm just wasting away. Yeah, I'm lame.
Photos of my b&w mocha and my lunch to spice this depressing post up!

Tall iced B&W mocha


Monday, July 11, 2011

Day 1 of Abcentric

I just wrote this in the Metamorphosis community, but I thought I'd post here as well.  The diet is not too bad, the soup is pretty awesome and I still have the pudding left to eat.

But, the dance cardio is kind of a joke for me.  I have zero coordination, balance, flexibility and Tracy does not stop to explain movements.  I have a hard time even jumping so the dance cardio is really not for me.  Then I went to the muscle work, again Tracy doesn't stop to explain movements and she moves pretty fast.  The arms and abs were okay, but when it went to being on all fours, I got a lot of pain in my knees.  I've always been sensitive like that, I have no fat on my knees (luckily) so even with a yoga mat, I'm still in pain.  I don't know.  I'm very disappointed.  I want the body of Stacy from the website.

I want her body
I'm thinking about just going back to the old fashioned lifting weights and spinning.  I don't know.  I'm bummed.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Metamorphosis Abcentric

I received the Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis Abcentric in the mail the other day and I'm starting tomorrow.  I meant to start today, but I got up too late and didn't have any of the food made.  But, I went to Whole Foods today and bought the ingredients I need for week one (well for 4 days of week one since my husband has decided to join me on this plan) and I got the juice guy (I kinda love him) to make me the juice for tomorrow.  He basically told me it'd be cheaper to just buy a juicer if I planned to get 2 juices a day made for 7 days at $5 a juice.  He's right I guess, but I wasn't planning on making a $200 purchase this week.  I'm going to see how I feel about the juice tomorrow and then decide.  He told me it was the darkest juice he'd ever made and that I should drink a glass of water after it and also plan to visit the bathroom after (not in those words exactly) great!

The kale, spinach, beet, apple juice.

The food is really time consuming to make, so I'm glad I have it for a few days.  The only thing I didn't do was the apple sauce (I misjudged how many jazz apples I still had at home) I may just buy the all natural apple sauce and add some cinnamon and be done with it.  And the veggie protein soup I plan to make for the first time tomorrow night and just make extra for the rest of the week.  As for the chocolate pudding, I substituted blueberries for chestnuts (Tracy says it's okay) and nixed the coconut.  I've literally been in the kitchen for hours today and I'm tired!  There are a couple days this week I won't be doing the diet for dinner because I'm in a wedding on Saturday so I have a rehearsal dinner Thursday night and the wedding on Saturday, but I figure even I do it those other days I'll still (hopefully) see a difference!  

The food (minus that cheese drawer of course).

I should also maybe mention that I have never actually done a Tracy Anderson workout, so this should be interesting!  I'm still going to spin in the morning.  I know Tracy only wants you to do her Method, but I could use that little extra cardio in the morning I think.  I'll do the dance cardio and muscle work at night.
I'm really, really hoping this works.  I wasn't sure about the diet, but I kinda like the idea of everything being made ahead of time for me and I don't even have to think about it during the week.  I spend a lot of time thinking about, shopping for, and preparing food, so I think it'll be a nice change.  Plus, it'll help me not cheat.
Okay, I'm off to go measure myself and bed!