Saturday, July 30, 2011

Shortie Saturday

So last night, I somehow came out of my "funk" with the help of the Jersey Shore Marathon on MTV and I forced myself to workout. I ran 2 miles on my treadmill at home and did some light weights on the floor~focusing on my arms. I know the workout definitely helped, I need to remember this whenever I say, "I don't waaannna run todaaay" HELP KEEP ME FOCUSED!
This picture that my dad sent me from Atlantic City might have also had something to do with cheering me up!!
Seriously, thanks PARENTS for giving me such a sweet tooth!! Candy addiction from my dad and dessert addiction from my mom (cakes, cookies, fudge etc) I'm doomed.
Today I work at the salon until around 2pm~it's a shortie Saturday, no complaints here! After work we plan on going to visit my Gram & Pap, then who knows what our evening will involve. Tomorrow we are wide open so I think I will drag Abram to the pool :) AFTER the routine gym trip of course!! Have a wonderful Saturday!!
P.S. I am babysitting my mom's dog Ruby, here she is last night watching the Jersey Shore Marathon with me!
Question: Do you have a sweet or salty tooth?

Friday, July 29, 2011

My "Blahh" Friday

I woke up over it today. I am just not in a great mood. I don't know what my deal is. I just keep thinking negatively. For example: On my drive to work I kept thinking, what do I have to look forward to the rest of this summer? I've already been on vacation. I work everyday of the week. Every day is the same, day in and day out. I need to get out of this funk!!!! Alright, moving on....
Today at work we are celebrating a co-worker, Billie's birthday. I made "cake batter" dip, Christine brought doughnuts, and Mandi brought fruit.

The doughnuts are beautiful, but I don't like them so I just took a pic to show you how pretty they are. The "cake batter" dip doesn't taste much like cake batter, mostly just whipped cream cheese. Oh well, it goes well with the fruit. I also put together this pretty skittle vase for her....
Don't worry, the flowers are fake and you can still eat the skittles :) Today's lunch was thrown together quickly before I left for work. Mixed green salad and cottage cheese.

I also snacked on lots of fruit and some little snackys with no dip (I didn't really like my own dip, how sad is that!!) Tonight I think we are going to have a basic, simple, no fuss dinner~comfort food~chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese. Hopefully I am in a better mood for ya'll tomorrow!!
Question: Do you ever have "blah" days where nothing seems to go right?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday's post

Last night I went for a run after Abram left. Let me tell you this run suuuccckkked. I don't know if it was because I was putting it off all afternoon or what, but it was no fun. I ran 1.72 miles in a little over 15 minutes. Not my greatest work....I do have to admit, I like working out waaayyy better in the morning than I do at night. I don't know how I used to do it working 9-5 everyday and then coming home to work out. Thank goodness my job now allows some flexibility in my schedule!! I also babysat these angels last night...
 This morning I woke up and had all the time in the world to do what I had to do, then all of a sudden it was 8:15 and I promised my co-worker Sarah I would pick her up at 8:20! I was not dressed, and I was in the middle of making us breakfast! This morning I made a whole wheat english muffin, egg white with sauteed mushrooms & spinach and 2 pieces of veggie bacon. It was enjoyed once I got to work and it went un-photographed. Sorry friends. Today it is raining. It hasn't rained in weeks!! We needed it though, everything is so dry! I had a snack around 11:30, apple & peanut butter.
Lunch came a little later than normal since the apple held me over for a while. The normal fruit salad was consumed and some cottage cheese.
 I also snacked on these cuties throughout the afternoon, yum!
 After work I came home and started to make some dinner. Salmon cakes, green beans w/ almonds and wild rice. It was really good! These green beans are my FAVORITE. I looovveee the almonds :)
Now we are watching the E True Hollywood Story of Snooki (from Jersey Shore) LOVE HER :) Have a great night friends~tomorrow is Friday! YAY.
Question: What is your favorite vegetable? Do you like the Jersey Shore?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Why Not Wednesday?

I decided to start a new weekly occurrence called: Why Not Wednesday? This new weekly Wednesday post will consist of my normal daily routines, but I will also incorporate some Why Not's?! Today I will start with this....
Why excessive amounts of protein for breakfast? (and also a very weird combination when ate together like I did) 2 hard boiled egg whites & a banana boat! Weird, Wacky and WHY NOT :) 
 Lunch was eaten at work today, HUGE fruit salad and animal crackers. I brought a greek yogurt but I wasn't feelin' it, so I didn't waste it. It was a short day at work, and then I came home to find these waiting for me at my door :)
I ordered these beauties from aren't they beautiful?! I just had to have them when I saw them pop up in an e-mail sent to me from shop it to me. Sign up for this program, you enter your favorite brands and sizes and they send you e-mails on when stuff goes on sale~and they are good deals too!! I get my e-mail twice a week from them and I look forward to that kind of "junk mail"
 I can't wait to wear them tomorrow, now all I need to do is pick out an outfit!! Tonight we are having an early/quick & easy dinner because Abram is going to his friend's house to fix my car since it didn't pass inspection last week :( Hopefully it'll be up and running by tomorrow morning!! If not I could always run to work
 I decided to saute some mushrooms and add them on my side only since Abram doesn't like them. 
 Dinner was pretty good~this was our first time eating this pizza and the only complaint I have is that the thin crust didn't get crispy. It was actually kinda soggy/floppy. Oh well, it filled my belly!
I have a slight obsession with animal crackers. This time, I found MINI ones. How cute are these?!? I have a feeling these little cuties will be in my belly later too!!
Now I'm all alone, Abram is off to his friend's house. I think I will go for a run later...if I can motivate myself. Have a wonderful night!! Hope you are all having a great Wednesday! XOXO
Question: Do you ever do things and say to yourself, why not?! Give me some examples!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Who needs a car?

I fueled myself up this morning with a "banana boat" and a whole wheat english muffin!
I needed to pick up a prescription this morning at my Dr's office, so I decided to run there instead of driving. It's was 70 degrees and the perfect temperature to go for a run :) Who needs a car when you've got legs!!! So, I ran the 2.3 miles in 17 minutes. Not as good as yesterday's time, but that's okay, I can't do amazing every time, right?! It was so hot though~at first the temp felt good but towards the end I was just a sweaty mess! Grrrooosss! Sweat is a sign of success though ;) Here's where I ran to...
Pretty sky! Ugly burnt grass! I got home and chugged a bottle of water and turned on the AC. While getting ready for work I watched Jerseylicious, I am a sucker for cheesy reality TV. I can't wait for the next season of Jersey Shore to start! haha! Today's lunch was a cool & fresh combo. Pineapple, blueberries, cherries, & strawberries. Cottage cheese and Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal.
Since I had fruit overload for lunch, I decided to eat a little green for dinner. I packed leftover pulled pork, mixed salad & lima beans. Alright friends, I'm off to work, and I will be carrying my new lunch bag I got yesterday!
 Question: Do you try and balance your fruits/vegetables thru out the day?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thunderstorms & Treating yourself :)

Happy Monday! This has been an all around good start to my week....breakfast was Quaker Oat Squares cereal~yummm!
I worked for a few hours and then went downtown to visit my mom at work. After I left there I decided since Kiwi was only a few blocks up I should treat myself to some froyo :)  No pics were taken but today's mix was Peanut Butter, pretzels, yogurt chips & rainbow sprinkles! When I got home the sun was shining and the house was hotter than the temp outside so, I decided to hit the pavement for a good run! I did the same route I did the other day when I took my car into the shop. HOLY HOTNESS. Seriously. I did 2.4 miles in under 17 minutes. Not too bad if I say so myself ;) There was a storm a-brewin as I started to get closer to home, look at this sky!
 When I got home I jumped right in the shower and turned the water to COLD! After my shower I sat down with a refreshing glass of iced tea (of course I drank out of my princess cup)
Misha and I relaxed and caught up on our show: Tabitha's Salon Takeover! 
Tonight's dinner is pulled pork. Abram put it in the crock pot this morning. Side dishes are: zucchini fries and Caribbean vegetables. The zucchini fries were awesome! The veggies, not so much...they were mushy and just not good. I think I got the recipe for the zucchini fries on Food Gawker one day and it's been saved as a note on my phone for weeks. Soooo yummy, try 'em out! They are super easy too!
Zucchini Fries: 
1 medium zucchini, sliced into sticks  
1 large egg white  
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs 
1/4 tsp. garlic powder (optional) 
cooking spray  
salt & pepper 
~In a small bowl, beat the egg white and season with salt and pepper. In a ziplock bag, place the breadcrumbs and garlic powder; shake well. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside. ~Dip the zucchini sticks into the egg and then place into the bread crumb mixture, a few at a time and shake to coat. Place the breaded zucchini in a single layer and spray more cooking spray on top. Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Dessert will be the delicious cherries I bought today at Wegman's. I want to be cool like Janae and stand in front of the garbage too :)  Makes sense though, seeds are annoying! Have a great night everyone! 
Question: Do you drink out of "adult" glasses or plastic princess/pumpkin cups?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lazzzy Sunday

Sundays are pretty much the same routine....wake up to this:

...drink coffee, eat breakfast, clean, gym, go to visit Gram & Pap, laundry, lazy couch time, walk Misha, bed. This Sunday has been exactly like that so far. At the gym today I kicked booty! Ran 3 miles in 27 minutes! Not too shabby! Lifted some pretty heavy weights too~I musta been feelin' the new Blake Shelton CD I was jammin out to!
Food today has been really random. Cinnamon raisin bagel thin for breakfast, apple in the car, fish & chips (from my favorite hole in the wall bar by my gram's house) side salad, watermelon, animal crackers & a tootsie pop. Told ya, random!
I managed to clean up my MESSY "getting ready" room and get rid of some clothes. Success!
Now my iPhone isn't working and I've spent the last hour on the phone with Verizon.....annoying end to my weekend! I really have nothing to report today so I will stop wasting your time and see ya tomorrow (hopefully with something interesting!)
Question: Do you ever have days where you have NOTHING to blog (or talk) about? 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I love you Saturday!

These are the kind of Saturdays I love. Sleeping in til 9am, getting a pedicure, buying a ginormous pineapple for $2.88....
 Making meatballs to freeze for my husband so when I work late he'll have something to eat other than frozen chicken nuggets and french fries.....
Going to the movies and seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (which btw was amazing!!)  Going to the Farmer's Market and buying doggie treats for Misha. Shopping at Wal-Mart for random things......
CRAVING Tootsie Pops (no idea why) and ACT mouthwash to clean up the sugar on my teeth from the tootsie pops. The Blake Shelton CD was totally calling my name~gotta love Blake & Miranda, come on...cutest couple evvveerrrr!
Going to Texas Roadhouse with our good friends Wendy & Justin. And posing by random pretty cars in parking lots!
Actually, this isn't a random car....I know the guy who owns it and we ran into him after dinner. Wish it was my car though, just sayin'......
Question: What do YOU love about Saturdays?

Games With A Dalmatian!

Last night Misha and I had a little TOO much fun! I felt trapped since I was inside at work all day and inside all night (it was too hot to be outside) so Misha and I got a little wild. We played games while Abram watched 'Deadliest Catch' but I think we were a little TOO loud and interrupted his show. Ooops!
Like that face? Haha! So, here are the shenanigans we got ourselves into.....

  It started out with that box. Misha kept looking at it, giving it the evil eye. So I got down on the floor and did "the claw" she HATES the claw. I slowly take "the claw" to her face and then she opens her mouth and pounces around. We did this for at least a half hour. Finally we gave up, but she was still giving the box the evil eye. I thought maybe it was because she was scared, but then I realized it wasn't was THIS: 

Her bone! Poor thing, I thought she was just crazy! After our games we watched a little tv and went to bed. This morning I woke up, made a quick breakfast and headed to work. Whole wheat english muffin, egg white & veggie bacon.
I told ya it was a quick breakfast~I ate it while driving, again. Whoopsies :) Lunch was the norm, and if your new to my blog I'll catch ya up.
This is an old recycled picture.....
Today's fruit mix was: pineapple, cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries & watermelon. Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal & cottage cheese. YUMMY & FRESH! For snack I had an apple w/ peanut butter. I love fruit, can ya tell? After work I can home and planned on running a mile....when I was almost done the treadmill shut off AND the ac unit. I blew a fuse!!!! Guess that's a sign I don't need to finish the mile, especially since it's 97 in the room where my treadmill is. YIKES! Mandi called me and said her and Brandon were going to dinner at Abram's favorite place, Olde New York so I told Abram and of course he wanted to tag along. Dinner was a portabella mushroom sandwich and a salad with balsamic. 

Soooo yummy. Mandi and I decided dessert was a must, so we went to Kiwi and got ourselves some froyo! My normal flavors and toppings were consumed. 
Isn't that the prettiest picture ever? :) After our dessert we went to Abram's work to watch a movie in the theater they have there. The movie chose was: Battle Los Angeles. TERRIBLE MOVIE. We left after it was over and called it a night. Today Abram and I have lots of fun stuff planned so I will check in with ya'll later! Have a great Saturday!!
Question: Do you play games with your pets?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Messy S'mores!

On my way to work yesterday, I decided it was hot enough for me to grab a Mocha Light Frappuchino from Starbucks. I usually don't drink these because I am so cold in the salon all day long, the thought of a cold drink makes me shiver. But driving to work at 3pm in 90 degree weather had me craving one of these!
 Dinner last night at work......

Sara Lee whole wheat bun with a Morningstar Chik Pattie, mixed salad with balsamic vinegar and some salt & pepper popcorn that I picked up from Starbucks earlier that afternoon. It was an okay dinner, however I really hate eating dinner at work. I never feel full when I am done so the thoughts of getting out of work and snacking when I get home at 9pm is first and foremost on my mind! (which I totally did and had Nutella & Coco pops!! Best part of my sad is that? haha)
Today I woke up and had the same exact breakfast as yesterday. Luckily I was in the cool AC allllll day today, the temp is suppose to get up to 98 with a heat index in the low 100's! When I got out of work this afternoon I came home and made some "s'mores popcorn" which turned out to be a huge mess. Popcorn, marshmallows, fiber one 80 calorie cereal squares, and melted chocolate.....

I decided to do some Exercise TV on Comcast. Today's exercises were: Butt Bible and Incredible Abs. HOLY WOW~Incredible Abs is INTENSE. Suuuuuppppeeerrrrr intense. Hopefully I can start to see some results :) Dinner time rolled around and I made some stir fry-szechuan style. I have been hungry for something like this for a week now so it totally hit the spot.
In the mix-chicken, broccoli, red peppers, onions and steamed rice. Abram and I are catching up on last night's episode of 'Love in the Wild' (well basically I'm making him watch it with me, oops) So have a great night ya'll, tomorrow is FRIDAY!!
Question: What is the best part of YOUR day?