Monday, August 16, 2010

The root of my problem

I decided to look up some workout routines for specific problem areas. Not knowing where to find this information, I turned to my trusty friend Google. Into the search bar I typed "How to tone your inner thighs." This seemed like the most direct approach to find what I was looking for. The article that I found was very informative. It gave a few ideas for workouts at home, but what I found most interesting/funny was the disclaimer at the bottom. It said, "Note to all users: these exercises should be done with cardio 5-6 times a week and a reduction in caloric intake. If exercises are done alone, you will build muscle, but the layer of fat on inner thigh will remain. This could cause your legs to rub together more than before." HILARIOUS!
Sidenote: I am pretty sure that this is what I have been doing to myself and why my legs have gotten so bulky! So although it was funny, there was some truth to the article.

Sidenote 2: If you have Netflix, there are like a million workout dvds that you can view instantly. This is awesome if you are running your Netflix through the Wii or XBox360. Now you can try out a bunch of different workouts without having to commit to one instantly just because you spent 15 dollars on it!


When I woke up this morning, I made the most startling discovery. I was brushing my teeth and looking at myself in the mirror (as all truly vain people do), and what should I see but a DOUBLE CHIN! It is like it wasn't there last night, and NOW IT IS! Well it is just UNACCEPTABLE! I was already on a quest to lose some weight because I am not completely happy with my body, but this was my (pardon the pun) WAKE-UP call! I am cutting all of my portions in half and am going to move to 6-8 small meals per day. I also worked out with my sister this morning (pilates and such) and will run on the elliptical before bedtime. (Must make this the new routine) This is not a vain statement: I WILL LOSE WEIGHT. It is absolutely imperative. We are going on a cruise in late September with some of our friends. I CANNOT have a double chin on a cruise...I will cry when I look at the pictures.

I know that by putting this on here, you will help keep me accountable to my plan of attack. This is what I made for dinner tonight. Grilled chicken with Mediterranean veggies. Since Brad is on a quest to gain some weight (He really sucks!), I will have to add some cheese and leftover Mexican casserole from last night to his plate.

I will try to keep you posted on my progress, and for goodness sakes, if you see me eying a donut or other belt busting dessert, intervene before it is too late! :)

Friday, August 13, 2010


I am obsessed with headbands! I have always loved them, but since I graduated from high school, this love has returned and grown stronger. I think it makes perfect sense. I have TONS of hair. This hair is VERY unruly. A headband's purpose is to keep your hair back and out of your face. IT IS LIKE THEY WERE CREATING THEM FOR ME!!

My favorite place to get headbands is Forever21. They never fail to dazzle me with new designs and styles. Very, VERY rarely to do I leave that store without an overpriced headband in a cute yellow bag. The last time I was at the store they had this little piece of wonderful!

I ALMOST DIED. The picture does not do it justice. Unfortunately, I did not buy the headband. It was over my justifiable limit since I could not think of one place in the next year that I would be able to wear it. I will keep my on it though, and if they go on sale, BAM(!!) it's mine!

I am also keeping my eye on this awesome maroon and houndstooth headband that I found at Aggieland Outfitters. They currently want over $17, but we shall see who gets the last laugh in this little fashion battle! More later!

Monday, August 2, 2010

My New Love


For those of you who are like "hello of course you are, and where have you been all this time?" I want you to know that as usual, I am ten steps behind all that is fashionable. It takes me a long time to warm up to trends because I am always afraid I will fall for the ones that everyone looks back and laughs insanely while pointing at you when you bring up that you once liked know what I am talking about. Enter exhibit A.

My mom liked to put me in hair bows when I was younger. I think that hair bows are really cute...but there is such a think as too big. In this picture, YOU CANNOT TELL WHERE THE BOW BEGINS AND MY HAIR ENDS!!! This is an example of "too much," and I have been trying to live this mistake down since the photo appeared on our family photo wall years ago.

But back to the point. Sometimes I do not immediately go crazy about things when I first find out about them because I am waiting to see if they will catch on before I invest any time (and lets get real) MONEY into them. This all being said. I am in love with Etsy now, and I have been pouring over all of the little boutiques on the website all day. I have always been into classic looking clothes and accessories. I wore polos to school when it WASN'T a uniform. (Some people would call my version of classic boring. That would be their opinion. I reserve the right to make myself sound better because...Dun-Dun-Da-Dun...It's my blog!) My love of things classy is changing a little these days into a love of things old/vintage. I love things that I have a history and are a little different from the things that you see everywhere. I still love IKEA...I am not selling out to the world of Indie Whiners! I do not think that you are evil if you shop at Wal-Mart or Target, but I want to learn to make some things myself. I want some of the things in my home to tell a story...and I don't want EVERY story in my home to be: OMG, I was at J.C. Penney looking at the clearance section, and it was just there!! I mean it had a few scratches and dents, but for that price who could pass it up!?!

Currently, this is the story of many pieces you will find lovingly ensconced in my home. Long story short, ETSY is awesome because until I learn how to make all of these homemade things for myself, I can buy them from other people who were smart enough to learn some life skills!

Misguided Attempts at Blogging

Oh Blogspot, Oh I have abused you so! I have used you to chronicle my married life events, but have I used you to your potential or thought about what might make you happy? The answer is no. I have turned you into nothing less than a glorified Facebook page with extra long status updates and photo descriptions. But those days are over. I vow that I shall do better by you, or as God as my witness I shall stay off of facebook for a month. (This is an idle threat because there is no way that I could go without facebook for a month unless I was in jail, the hospital, or dead.)

Now for all of my avid readers (insert crickets chirping), I do not want you to think that you will know any less about my life. (You shall still get your stalkers bounty) I will still post about our little adventures and such, but I want to explore new venues with this blog. As Jasmine and Aladin would say, it's "A Whole New World."