I had to do an overnighter for work earlier this week. When I fly somewhere, I will go to great lengths to not check a bag. When I drive somewhere though? All bets are off. Foam roller? Sure. Extra outfit? Why not? Two computers (personal and work)? Makes sense. I seriously considered putting the dog in the car, but its not fair that I push my separation anxiety onto him.
The hotel gym had 2 treadmills and 1 elliptical and that was IT. Not even one of those ab balls, or a set of dumbbells. At first I decided I’d make it work. Then I decided that it just wouldn’t do – because if the treadmill broke when I tried to run fast (which it looked like was a serious possibility) I just wouldn’t be able to take it. So, like a L’Oreal ad, I told myself I’m worth it & found a Planet Fitness.
I was NOT happy about paying the $20 guest pass fee because an entire monthly membership is $10. I thought about signing up and cancelling right away (there isn’t a planet fitness in my town), but then I decided that just wasn’t worth the effort.
Have you seen the planet fitness commercials about the lunk alarm? Do you think they ever actually kick people out?
I am still getting my groove back for running fast – but patience, a lot of sweat and work and it is coming back. My average heart rate was 166 for the whole run, when in the past it would be more like 200.
I got Starbucks’ turkey bacon egg white sandwich with a giant coffee for breakfast. This used to be my favorite breakfast when I showed horses. I got this, and my mom got a blueberry scone and hot chocolate. We were convinced this breakfast was good luck. I sat and listened to my audiobook while I ate. Not as good as breakfast with Bennie The Dog. I am currently listening to “Truly Madly Guilty” and I am SO IRRITATED by the story line. It is this huge build of something that happens at a BBQ. At this point I only still listening just to finish it and get it OVER WITH. But for goodness’ sakes just get on with the damn story.
Chipotle for lunch. Sometimes it is just good to know you can depend on getting good, yummy food.
I came home to excellent mail (and a literal TOWER of Amazon boxes) from Vital Proteins and Rip van Wafels. I already love Vital Proteins collagen, so I am excited to try the beauty greens. I am all about growing thick, beautiful, my little pony hair. And I think we all know my feelings on wafles. Can’t. Friggin. Wait. The honey & oats ones will not last long.
I ordered this skirt from Loft and am so pumped about it (for reference I got a size 2). I love the marigold color (any lighter color of yellow and I would be worried about it calling attention to my pale legs – which somehow still have a shorts tan line despite being translucent). I also love the texture and price point ha!
Anastasia Steele who?
Speaking of fashion items – this lipstick. Now, when we saw 50 Shades Darker, I think I know what we were all thinking: “Where is Ana’s lipstick/dress from?”
Also where do I find an uber rich man who will be totally obsessed with me? But I digress – my friend found a thing on the internet that told where the lipsticks where all from (we did not find info on the dresses except that they were mostly all specially made for the movie – lame). I ordered the Ilia Arbian Knights because I am weak. But I am VERY happy that I did. Not shockingly, the particular shade of that brand was sold out on Sephora’s website already. So I had to order it straight from the source (by the source I mean Ilia’s website).
It definitely looks much more pink on me than it does on her in the movies, and when I pulled it out of the box it looked more red than it did in the photo online. But I am really happy with it and will wear it a lot. It is actually a tinted moisturizer, not a lipstick, which is much more approachable for me in day to day life.
Well, that was a lot of run on sentences and poor grammar. But if you are here for the grammar, that is an error in your own judgment. In closing, I would like to leave you with this. Chanel your inner Beyonce Pad Thai and kick the rest of this week’s a$$.