Lazy Saturday Afternoon

6 Aug

Here’s a terrible picture to give you a better idea of the fun color.

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Why do my fingers look so chubby?!  Please disregard the terrible paint job.  I’ve spent the afternoon catching up on some shows On Demand, and painting my fingers and toes, and the hub has been outside doing yard work on this incredibly humid day.  I feel a little bit guilty, but not enough to ruin my nails!

We did take a break to make a delish lunch.  We made a grilled pizza using wheat crust, homemade pesto, grilled shrimp, and monterey jack cheese.  Did I mention it was DEE-LISH? Do you see this cheesy goodness?

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I have point and shoot, and a great DSLR camera, why do I continue to use my phone?

Time to pull myself together.  We’re heading up to Newburyport to meet up with some good friends for dinner and drinks.

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Reality Check….

6 Aug

Well after taking a 2 week hiatus, today was my first day back at Zumba Tone.  If you don’t know, Zumba Tone is a Zumba class combined with weights.  Prior to my complete laziness little break from class, I was using 3lbs weights (which is the highest recommended).  Today, after about 2 songs, I though my arms were going to fall off, and had to switch out my weights.  Since class had already started, there were no 2lbs left, and I had no choice but to use 1lb bright pink weights.  Serves me right for slacking at the gym.  It was actually a good thing I had the lighter weights.  Since it was my first class back in a while, I really gave it my all.  I was bright red by the end of class.  It’s amazing how quickly you can loose stamina!!!

 

Now, I’m taking a nice break and giving myself a little at home mani. 

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I took this pic with “toy cam” option on my cell, so it’s not doing the bright pink color justice.  The color is “Presto Pink”, and I love it!  It’s such a cute, fun color for the summer!

Have you tried this kind?  I LOVE IT!  It dries super quick, and is not too thin.  I usually do 2 coats just because I like it nice and thick, but it’s probably not necessary. 

Cooking

2 Aug

I wish I was one of those people that can take a handful of seemingly random ingredients, and turn them into the most amazing dish, but I’m not.  Don’t get me wrong, I can cook.  Actually, I think I’m a very good cook, but I need someone else to write the recipe.  Does that just make me a very good copycat someone who is excellent at following directions?

I love food blogs, love them.  To me, most of these people are artists.  They not only cook these amazing dishes, but more importantly, they are able to capture the flavors in their pictures.   There are times when I want to, lick the screen, stick my fork through the computer and indulge in all the deliciousness. 

Cookbooks are another love of mine.  I could spend hours flipping through the pages, taking in the pictures, and reading the recipes. 

There is something therapeutic about cooking.   For how ever long it takes to create the dish, it’s like a temporary getaway.  From the time I start the prep work, till the time I plate the delicious dish, my focus is on the cooking.  The terrible day I may have had seems to escape my thoughts, and it’s wonderful. Of course  my favorite part is the taste testing through out the process, which is clearly strictly for “quality control” purposes!

This weeks workout plan

1 Aug

This week it’s time to get back on track.

Has anyone tried the couch to 5K program?  I’m thinking of giving it a try.  I sooo want to like running, but I hate it, I’m terrible at it.   If I do give it a try, I’ll let you know how it goes!  Any hoo…

This weeks plan is:

MONDAY- rest

TUESDAY- Zumba

WEDNESDAY- Aerobics class, followed by arms

THURSDAY- Strength training

FRIDAY- rest

SATURDAY- Zumba toning

SUNDAY- Zumba

I’m doing a lot of classes. When I fall out of my gym routine, I find it easier to get back into by sticking to a class schedule.  More then likely, I will also do some huffing and puffing running on the indoor track.  I will also be adding some abs and body weight exercises.

Back on Track!

30 Jul

Overnight Oats are in the fridge, workout clothes are laid out, and I am READY!  9:30 Zumba class in the AM, and I can’t wait!  No more excuses peeps.  I’ve got this!

What the…..

30 Jul

Well, I was not very successful with gym sessions this week.  I did abs a few nights this week, but didn’t actually get my lazy butt to the gym.  Luckily I stayed in control of my eating, so I don’t feel too bad.

Today is my amazing Husbands 31st birthday, so it’s safe to say I will not be making my way into the gym.  He’s requested Eggs Benedict for breakfast, so it’s probably also safe to say my eating will not be on track today.   I’m already thinking about an iced cold Blue Moon with lunch.

Tomorrow, I get back on track.  Tomorrow, I say hello to my long lost friend, the gym!  I have to tell you, I’ve been going through withdrawals.  I kind of can’t wait to get back into a routine.  I was going to say “my routine”, but let’s be honest, I haven’t really had a routine lately.

Here’s the thing… I feel like sometimes I use “tomorrow” as an excuse.  I think, oh I can have this today, because I promise TOMORROW, I will be strict.  I need to get out of that mindset.  It’s something I’m working on.

Question for you….

How do you stay motivated?

Counting Down

29 Jul

I can already tell its going to be ONE OF THOSE DAYS.  You know the days…  When you go from staring at the clock, to wondering how and why a hurricane just blew through your office.  Oy!  I can tell you right now that coffee is going to be my BFF!

WHY OH WHY is this not my view right now????

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