Archives for March 2010

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Hello everyone! I am home! I will admit it was so weird not blogging for a week! I took a bunch of pics, some of which i posted on twitter but I will be reposting some here. Hope everyone had a good week! We had fun but I am so tired of driving! Trying to unpack and rest, school is back in session Monday! only two months to go till summer!
So I only ran once on the trip, but we also rode bikes for an hour and walked a ton! This morning I did elliptical at my parents before I left their house as well. I do feel like a blob though, I ate so much!!! Back to the grind tomorrow, my body feels so sluggish!
Tomorrow is suppsoed to be COLD, high of 46 which is weird since it’s 70 right now! ggrr…isn’t it the first day of SPRING people?!?
Ok so now that I am back we can get back to our regulary scheduled blogging. see you soon!

QOTD: What do you do to “get back on track” after a vacation?

Headed for fun!

This morning I had a ton of energy because I am so excited about my trip so I did 1.5 miles of speedwork and then did 25 minutes of cardio kickboxing. I can’t wait to run in Disneyworld! I also just registered for an 8k at the end of March!
I may or may not be posting on my blog while I am there, but I will for sure be updating twitter with updates AND pictures, so if you aren’t following me on twitter make sure that you do so, so thet you can stay posted on my fun fun trip! There is a button on the sidebar that will hook you up!
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend, I am heading out on my drive south!

QOTD: I am watching 13 going on 30, and it is a favorite. What is your favorite cheesy romantic comedy?

Oikos Review

So I have been testing out different kinds of greek yogurt. So far I have had Oikos, Chobani, and Dannon. I thought I would give a little review because I FINALLY got to try oikos. (as you can see from the above picture, I ate the vanilla flavor with almond granola) It was alright. I didn’t think it was any better than the dannon vanilla, I actually think I like the dannon vanilla a little bit more, and chobani comes in 3rd. Vanilla is definitely my favorite flavor. Strawberry is ok, and I have also had blueberry which was just ok, too. Lucky for me, I like dannon, because it is cheaper than oikos (which is 2 dollars a container at kroger!) If I have coupons I will probably get Oikos just to try other flavors though. What is your favorite brand and flavor of greek yogurt?
I was SO TIRED after school today, I didn’t run. Hoping to get up and run before I head to New Orleans tomorrow. May do some strength tonight, or yoga. I can’t wait to be in Disneyworld!!! I will miss my husband though. 🙁 Hope everyone is having a good Friday night! Enjoy!

QOTD: what is your favorite brand/flavor yogurt/greek yogurt?

Spring has Sprung!!

It’s official! The grass is getting greener overnight, our bradford pear trees are blooming, and it was 76 and sunny today!
see all the white trees?!

I didn’t workout today because I met my friend for an early dinner. We went to Sweet Peppers Deli and got to eat outside at the outdoor mall, it was fabulous and relaxing!

we talked for two hours, and then I did a little browsing in some stores after she left. It was really nice and relaxing after a stressful day. I had a stressful confrontation with someone at the end of the school day and it really stressed me out. SO GLAD tomorrow is FRIDAY!
Hoping to get a run in tomorrow afternoon and then Saturday I go down to NOLA and my mom and I leave Sunday! I hope everyone had a good afternoon! I may go do some yoga!

Sun and snakes

Yes, you read the title right, sun and SNAKES! First of all, the sun. It came out today and I got to run outside! I did 2 quick miles and it was 76 degrees, hot for running! It felt good to stretch out and go though.
yeah this didn’t come out so good

so pretty

You know you ran hard when your face looks like this after a run

ok so I know you are all waiting for me to move on to the snakes part. Well, I HATE snakes. With a very great passion. I do not understand why God created these disgusting creatures! I refuse to trail run by myself in the spring/summer, mainly because of snakes.
The other day when I was running, I happened to look down, and I stepped about FOUR INCHES away from a snake in the road UUGGGG it totally freaked me out and I thought I was going to throw up and pass out all at the same time. It wasn’t a huge snake, but he would have at least TRIED to eat me…UG. Now I am very paranoid and a constantly looking at the ground for snakes!! This make me think back to the post I wrote on the dangers of running, and I think this definitely falls into that category!
So, as the weather gets warmer, be careful and cautious of creatures coming out! YUCK!

Bandwidth

So apparently I have gone over my bandwidth limit with photobucket. Luckily, my month resets tomorrow so all will be back to normal then, so no worries. does anyone know of a picture uploading site that gives you more than 10 GB of bandwidth a month, that is FREE?!?

oh and by the way…it’s POURING outside. so yuck! At least it’s not cold. I am wearing a skirt and sandals today!

Money

I was at the store today and they finally started carrying Oikos greek yogurt, which I was told I must try (I have been eating dannon and chobani.) Well, I found it, but it was $2.00 a container. yikes! So that led me to today’s topic. The cost of eating healthy. How do you do it?
There are a lot of things i would love to buy organic/more healthy but it’s way more expensive than the “regular” stuff. For people on a strict budget such as me and my husband, it has been kinda hard! Does anyone have any tips or tricks? Of course if I see something on sale I buy in bulk, and there are some things that just have to be occasional treats unfortunately. I LOVE fresh market, but everything in there is crazy expensive, so we go there about once every 6 weeks and splurge on a few things that are healthy that we really love.
Does anyone out there have any tips/tricks or hints?

SO my run didn’t happen. I had to go to the grocery store to get food for tonight and it is POURING down rain. SO I jumped on the elliptical for a quick 15 minute workout. I still feel like a blob but not as bad. At least now my gym clothes are already in the car and ready for tomorrow!

Spring Break Plans

I just got off the elliptical and am about to do some yoga! But I thought I would take some time to talk about why I am SO EXCITED about spring break next week. I am going to Disneyworld with my mom! Leaving the boys at home, just taking a relaxing trip, just the two of us.
We leave Sunday morning early and are driving to Orlando. We are staying 5 nights at the Boardwalk Inn on the concierge floor. I have never stayed here so I am super excited!

We come back Friday then I will drive back to MS Saturday. I am excited about running outside in the mornings in Dinseyworld, I will for sure take pictures to share with the blog world. I may even check out their health club and take pics.
These past few months have been kind of stressful so it will be really nice to take a break from reality and just relax and have fun. I think that’s why I love Disney so much. You can have fun and be a kid and not think about things going on in your life.
Now, hopefully these next 4 days won’t go by too slowly! I do feel kind of bad leaving Bobby to tend to himself and the pups for a week. I am going to cook something Friday so he at least has some leftovers while I am gone.

Tomorrow I am going to run in the afternoon, it’s supposed to be warm, in the 70’s! I can’t wait.
Also, I was good today. I have a green monster, a banana muffin from scratch, greek yogurt, apples, almonds. I am doing well!

QOTD: what is your favorite vacation spot?

Check up time

I thought I would reflect today to “check up” on how I am doing with my road to a more healthy me. I think I am doing well so far.
1.)I ran a fun race and PR’ed which made me feel great
2.)I made 2 green monsters this week and 4 smoothies all together
3.)I made more of my healthy banana muffins and taco soup for veggies I don’t like
4.)I got a haircut, something fun and fresh for spring
5.)I am easing back into working out after the race. My body thanks me.
6.)I have been strength training more than usual
7.)I have been trying to keep my house clean for my mental health
8.)I have started trying out yoga to help with my flexibility and running/injuries.

I think that’s a pretty good list so far! I am happy with it. baby steps is my motto. If I do something drastic I have learned it most likely won’t stick, so this is working for me. So remember if you want to change your habits, you CAN do it! Just take baby steps and pick one or two things a week to change or improve upon and it is addicting!
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend! One more week till spring break and VACATION for me!!!

QOTD: Do you have a change or a “baby step” you want to make?

Beautiful Day!

Today is a gorgeous day! High 63, sunny and beautiful! I got up this morning and ran for the first time since the race, and it felt good. I ran 3 miles faster than I anticipated, I was running at last fall’s race pace! I guess that means I am improving! Then I came back and cleaned out my car since I will be going to DISNEYWORLD in it in a week, and then Bobby was kind enough to wash the outside while I took the dogs for a walk.

We are just being lazy now, watching tv and hanging out with the pups. The sun makes me so happy! Now, if I can just make it through this week, I will be on spring break. I have a feeling it is going to d-r-a-g on, but hopefully it won’t.
I made some banana muffins this morning and ate one with my white chooclte peanut butter this morning. Yummo!!!
Hope everyone is having a good saturday!

QOTD: what is your favorite lazy Saturday activity?