Monday, September 28, 2009

Better Choices

Keep it Simple Sister! I told you I was coming with my better choices. The picture sucks but I had to get one taken and my camera was dead...enter Blackberry!

Best way to eat right and stay on the journey is to KEEP IT SIMPLE. Organic carrots and a banana did the trick for my afternoon snack craving!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Purple People Eater

Deep rich hues are so in this Fall and I plan to be "in" because trends are fun. I dont mean trending in the sense of me looking like a clone. More accurate would be me putting my own spin on a trend...Im going to do these colors my way.

This way is very similar to my way minus all the accessories...I DONT DO BANGLES! And that headband would be reworked into a hairpin, if i wore it at all. But I still love it. Thanks Ally I love your style!

And THIS is such cute Fall weekend wear. Since I look like crap at work...I like to look nice on the weekend. I love all of this MINUS that cat bag...who let the cat out of the bag! I dont know...I hate cats and prefer animal print not animals!!!!! See above about the bangle. But I might consider wearing this one!

In other news. Yesterday we had our Wednesday Stepping It Up session at work. I educated the kids on the Grains food group. We have whole wheat bagel minis apples and peanut butter.

They demolished it...which lets me know for sure without a doubt that kids will eat anything that is easy to pick up and eat - especially if its presented well!!!! They ate the bagels plain which surprised me because I had peanut butter on mine!

All in all...I actually love the Stepping It Up curriculum so do the kids. They look forward to it and ask what we will do Wednesday! It is a little bland on its own, Im really glad I have the freedom to add some flavor to the mix!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Better Choices

So I'm going to start posting the "better" food choices I have made during the course of the day/week. This came out of an idea I had for work. We are doing this thing called Stepping It Up...and I'm really trying to do day at a time.

So today I wanted ice cream or a milkshake. I was going to stop at Sonic...but I knew if I even mentioned it Q would blast me and say I didn't need it...etc etc etc. He would've been right of course but it sucks coming from someone else so I didnt even go there. Instead I came home and made myself a yogurt parfait. I just spooned the yogurt into a cute cup and crunched up some granola bars and created different layers. Soooo freaking good.

I found this great tells you how to remake a lot of the things the average person loves to eat! THERE'S A RECIPE FOR MAC AND CHEESE...I'm going to try it this week sometime!!!

Hungry Girl's Blog

So that was the good choice I made today. I'm proud of myself. Next time I'm going to add some fruit to my parfait...if I'm not feeling lazy!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I Would Totally Rock This!

So I found this outfit on POLYVORE and I love the shrug and I love the purple. I would totally rock this just for my husband to come home and see me it. Oooo TMI!!! LOL but he loves it when I dress up all sophisticated and cute. Im going to buy all of this tomorrow!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Smlendid Summer


I love saying - Dude. Just. Dude. Emphasis on the first D...but very little emphasis on the last barely say it. Yes. Start saying Dude like me when referencing one or more people male or female and you will also be cool. Like me. Of course.

But dude...seriously. You all are so out of the loop...or are you! How come none of you all told me about this revolutionary concept...this spin on an old classic that combines my love of all things classic and genius and DELICIOUS.

Why the heck have you all neglected to tell me about SMENCILS!

I'm all over the Pineapple!!!

So they are made with recycled newspaper, then these lovelies are soaked in gourmet scented oils. Why didn't I come up with this. I mean this is just what the world needs!


Signing off with a picture of me BEFORE Zumba at the Y in Hendersonville...the after was a well a mess. But I love it and I pretty much travel metro Nashville hitting up the classes that fit my schedule. Also a pic of my transition is going well and its easy to maintain! Twist...roll...sleep...wake...unroll...untwist...shake out work with hands in hair 1 minute clip back...GO. So easy!

Well I hope you all have a wonderful three day weekend. I might squeeze another post out on Monday!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Couch to 5k??

Soooooo can I do this guys???

Couch to 5k

I'm starting tomorrow along with trying to get Zumba in at least twice a week. I have never been able to run. If anyone ever asked me I would always say..."I don't run..I walk." Well I don't run because I am afraid of running. I'm afraid of that feeling that tells me I'm giving my heart a work out...because well it feels like I can't breathe and that's a scary!

But I can run because well I have two feet and I want to be able to run a few miles. That would be huge for me and since I'm making great strides in my life to move in a positive direction I want to try this. Couch to 5k.

So I'm supposed to do this for 3 days Week 1:
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

No problem Right!

So the message I need give myself is that this is NOT about losing weight...its about being WELL physically emotionally and mentally. I will not be buying a scale or getting on one. I just want to be able to run for now. One small step at a time, one foot in front of the other and before I know it my goal will be attained.

So I'm working on two of my goals right now.

1. Going natural - Hair care
2. Running

What things are you guys working on right now???!!!