Monday, March 19, 2012


So as much as I was loving Jillian Michaels 30DS I finally purchased the Insanity program and am so excited to get going on this.

Today was the first day and so it was just the fitness test. After having some recent knee problems, well old knee problems that had popped back up again. So anywho I got myself a brand new knee brace and inserted the first disc.

My results for Fittest numero uno:

Switch kicks   63

Power Jacks   55

Power Knee   60

Power Jumps   30

Globe Jumps    6

Suicide Jumps   6

Push-up Jacks   10

Plank Obliques   40

Not great numbers but you gotta start somewhere right. I took before pictures but just can't bring myself to post them on here. I am hoping that my after pics are good and then will post both at the same time.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Birchbox for March 2012

So I decided to do my own version of a birch box reveal here each month with just simple pictures and descriptions instead of a vlog, as I am too shy to even put a short video out to the internet world.

For the Lifestyle Extra this month:  Tea Forte/skin smart teas.  A mega antioxidant tea that tastes amazing and helps your skin look more radiant. I received:

Cherry Marzipan:  Special reserve green tea with the tart-sweet lushness of acerola cherries and the depth of nutty toasted almond. Packed with powerful antioxidants for healthier, younger-looking skin.

Honey Yuzu:  Green tea with the bright exotic citron flavor of yuzu sweetened with full blossom bee pollen. Helps with fine lines and wrinkles and to reverse skin cell oxidative damage.

Cucumber Mint:  Green tea with invigoration cool notes of cucumber fruit and fresh mint, with the taste of succulent blueberries. Helps in collagen production and the flow of healthy, youthful looking skin.

 Color Club Nail Lacquer in Jackie Oh!
Brighten blah fingers and toes with this on-trend pink polish. What you unfortunately can not tell from this picture how hot pink it truly is. Can't wait to try this out soon.

 Ahava Essential Day Moisturizer, Normal to Dry:  Keep your skin protected from environmental irritants with this mineral-enriched formula, which is packed with vitamin E and aloe vera.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime:  Add this nourishing oil to your hair regime to hydrate, smooth, and sleekify your strands.

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser:   The name says it all this eco-friendly cleanser uses botanical ingredients to purify your pores. It states that if you have problem skin within 4 weeks you should see a dramatic difference.

Annik Goutal Eau d'Hardien:  Inspired by Tuscan citrus groves, this bright scent features a winning combo of lemon, grapefruit, and green mandarin notes.

I love getting this box every month and have received some great products that I will continue to buy in full-size versions. I hope you all enjoyed my birch box reveal for March 2012.

My last week and a half in photos........

My little Allie-cat was very sick and decided it would be a good idea to cuddle on the bed and sleep......she slept forever.

Finally picked up the new Baby Lips from Maybeline. These are really nice very moisturizing. I got the pink punch but it is a little more pigmented then I actually wanted but the peppermint is awesome.

At my moms house Allie really enjoyed the piano. Mom played for her and she ended up sitting right by her feet pretty much the whole time.

Made some awesome homemade pizza for Ryan's return home. Very big and tasted better than takeout in my opinion. Again just want to say thanks to my mom for giving us a bread-maker for Xmas :)

Enjoyed the first day of spring by running errands with Allie all the windows down and loving the sun and fresh air.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Major case of the blahs................

So what's the one thing I do when I wake up with the blahs..........
why paint my nails of course. This was some UBBER-glitteriness. Is that even a real word?????

So d/t the blahs I decided to do the other thing that always helps to make them go away......go stay with my momma. I know it might be a little weird that a woman in her 30's would pack up her stuff and dog to go sleep at my mom's house but it just makes me feel better.

I love my momma she is as beautiful on the inside as the outside and we seriously have way too much fun when we get together. Even more exciting is the fact that I get to bring Allie-girl with me. She lives in a gorgeous sub-division so I am also bringing my running gear to get outside and move since the other thing we do is eat too much :(

When dealing with the blahs it's always of most importance to get your ass up and move around a bit and luckily I have Jillian and the #30DS to help with that. But the most important thing is my workout partner who always makes me laugh uncontrollably.
 Although I don't think she was sweating as much as I was in the end!!!!
I go tomorrow morning for yet another follow-up with my Dr. about the wrist, then out to lunch and wedding dress shopping with my girl Holly. I am so happy for her and her man Matt. They have decided to get married in Vegas which is an even bigger plus as I have never been there before :)

So I let myself sleep in this morning and then went right to working out so I kinda skipped breakfast. I know I'm horrible but the rest of the day I have been good at least.

Lunch was a nice low-cal flat wrap with tuna salad (tuna, greek yogurt, s&p), and some cottage cheese on the side

After some lunch I had a few errands to run and played outside with Allie for a bit then was hungry again.

So I had awhile back tried to make some homemade LUNA bars and it just didn't work out but as I try  to always see the good in a bad situation I made a crumble with the dates and pecans. I put the mixture in the freezer so I sprinkled some on my greek yogurt.

As you can see here the ray of death has taken another just kidding. After a hard day of doing nothing she passed out while I did some things around the house.

I decided to make up a quick batch of homemade apple chips for the drive to mom's tomorrow. Made the house smell amazing and they will taste even better while driving and singing with Allie.

Dinner was amazing. I roasted some Brussels sprouts and added taco seasoned lean ground beef and brown rice. Topped it with mexican greek yogurt hot sauce and some avocado. It was delicious now I need to get to packing and watching hours of Big Bang Theory re-runs.