Sunday, April 28, 2013

my week ahead...

Last week a girl I work with started with a trainer, and has been liking it and eating well...which is inspiring to me which is why I met with the trainer today.  She's upbeat and sweet but I feel like she will know how to challenge me, without making me want to punch her in the face (which is kind of how I felt about the last trainer I tried).  We talked at Starbucks over venti iced green teas (unsweetened). She is going to work out an eating plan for me, and she seems very knowledgeable.  My first training session will be Tuesday, and I'm looking forward to it.

Also this week will be pretty hectic for the first two days, but then after the quarter ends on Tuesday it will be smooth sailing for a couple of months. Yay!

Post Coachella most of the purple has washed out of my hair, and I'm thinking I'm going to head back towards it's natural shade...maybe with a couple of highlights to welcome the summer.

Hopefully when summer is in full effect I will be at a happy place with where my body's at. :)

Cheers to you out there and hope you all have a lovely week!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

best of intentions...worst follow throughs

Eat right
Drink lots of water
Exercise regularly

What is right?  I recently found out from my doctor that my cholesterol is high.  I had already spoken to her about my struggle with my weight.  I put on 20 pounds in the last year...basically I gained my dog.  Now I'm working to rid myself of some of the extra poundage and get back in shape...or more accurately I'm working on getting the motivation.  I struggle with the motivation, it's much easier to complain about the weight not disappearing like magic. 

Willpower (or shall I say, lack thereof) is my biggest enemy at this point in time. I can get through most of my day just fine and on track...but something snaps at night and I get all munchy...and it doesn't seem to matter on what (candy, toast, cereal, table leg).  Then there is the exercise, oh the exercise.  I want to get it in...I just don't want to do it...does that make sense to anyone out there?  Like I have every best intention then all of a sudden it's time for bed and I'm all like, oops! wait...I was supposed to work out today.  Then I set the alarm for early the next day so I can do it first thing, then when first thing comes...I hit snooze.

As we all begin another week, I wish all of you out there the best with whatever you may have going on...oh, and Happy Coachella (Weekend One!)!!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

twilight is one thing...but vampire facials?

The other day I was watching some TMZ (as I do, you know to keep up on current events) and they showed a clip of Kim Kardashian getting a facial.  Not just your average run of the mill facial though, it was a blood facial.  It appeared to be intensely painful.  Basically, they take some blood from your arm whip it up to get the platelet-rich plasma then inject it back into your face.  For more info click this.  To me this is a bit extreme...I've heard the expression that beauty is pain, but this may be taking it too far.  I'm still on the fence about injecting botulism into wrinkles.  Thoughts?

And on another extreme note I also present to you the fire facials of China.