Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Never Ever Ever

Today, I thought I'd link up with Neely to share some words that will never ever come out of my mouth!

* Forget I love New York, I hate New York!

* I love the Cubs and Red Soxs, they are my favorite teams.

* Sure I will have a glass of wine instead of beer

* Let me call you on my iPhone or look that up on my iPad

* I love driving!

* Ryan Gosling is so dreamy

* It's ok you did not complete your part of the project, I'll do it myself

* Chinese food instead of Mexican, alright!

* Who needs a hotel when you can camp!

What are some things you would never say??

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up and Pictures!!

Had a pretty nice weekend this weekend, nothing too crazy but still nice. Friday after I went to the Savannah, Justin and I went and did out weekly errands. We went to Gurnee Mills and I returned a pair of fitness shorts that were too big. Picked up a Polar bottle and some Chomps. Also got some nice white pants at Kohls and some black capries. I also picked up these cool new croc shoes.

We came home from errands to a not so good kitchen floor issue, but I will save that for another day.
Saturday Justin worked. I went to Goodwill and got these gems:

Also went to Kohl's and found white and navy capries. I also got two more pairs of crocs:

For dinner we went to one of our favorite sub shops, Penn Station. I had a Dagwood with turkey, cold, and East Coast Style. Justin had an Italian hot. We shared a large fries.

After dinner we came home and watched Men in Black 3. I had seen part of it on the way to NY in Sept, but they cut the movie short.

Sunday we did a few errands and then went for a walk outside to enjoy the weather. I made an excellent Weight Watchers Mac and Cheese for dinner with broccoli and bread. We watched the White Sox game and did some chores. Guido wanted to eat the pineapple leaves.

How was your weekend?

Weekly Workout Recap

Good workout week this week, I don't know how to chart my classes on the site so sometimes it looks slimmer than it should.
Monday April 22nd- Went for a quick run outside in the neighborhood. First mile was under 12 min. Then went to spinning with Tom tonight at the gym. I think I am getting better at spinning and building leg strength. 5 activity points earned.
Tuesday April 23rd- Decided to go get Hot Dogs after work instead of working out. Bad I know, but who could resist a Chicago dog??
Wednesday April 24th- Lifted weights before going to Latin Heat with Bridget. 7 activity points earned.
Thursday April 25th- Spinning with Tom again, I almost got a private lesson but then a few more ladies showed up for class. Good class tonight, but some trouble with the HR monitor. 5 activity points earned.
Friday April 26th- After 4 years I finally got out to check out Rollins Savannah. Bridget and I went and explored it, taking a nice walk around the area. Walked 3.59 miles in a little over an hour. It was gorgeous out but a bit windy. Enjoyed the weather and the view. 3 activity points earned.
Saturday April 27th- The only walking I did today was around Kohls and Goodwill. Did finally get outside to get some gardening done. 2 activity points earned.
Sunday April 28th- Justin and I went for a walk around the neighborhood to enjoy the beautiful weather. 2 activity points earned.
How did you workout this week?

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Goodwill Hunting- Poppin Tags!

Got a few gems at Goodwill today. I did see a Coach purse, but they wanted $24 and it was a bit rough.
I did find these cute placemats for $.49 each. I also got the Thirty-One sunglass holder, it matches a bag I have, for $2.99. I love the colors in this Vera Bradley clutch. It is a wallet and also holds a camera or a phone. Will be great for vacations and was only $14.99. It was in near perfect condition.
I also found a pair of white shorts for $2.99 (not pictured), I have been wanting a nice new pair of white shorts.
Have you found any find at the thrift store lately?

Adventures at the Rollins Savannah

I have been wanting to check out Rollins Savannah for a few weeks now. I asked Bridget this week if she was busy on Friday and wanted to go for a walk around the Savannah. The weather was perfect to go exploring, the sky was beautiful and it was nice and warm. Of course it was incredibly windy but the Savannah is pretty flat with minimal trees so I guess that is expected. We met at 4:15, I fired up my Garmin and she turned on the Endomondo app. The main trail is a nice circle path about 3.6 miles long. We just walked it and only stopped once the enjoy the scenery. Thankfully the trails were not flooded, with all the rain we have had.

They have really cool binoculars there so you can observe the wildlife. We did see two deer and a bunch of geese. The trails might not have been paved but they had pretty tight gravel on them. I did keep getting rocks in my shoe but I think that won't happen with my Brooks.

It looks us a little over and hour to walk the 3 1/2 miles, which is not bad since it was going to be my rest day. Next week I am hoping to go there with a co worker and run. I'm looking forward to exploring some of the other Lake County forest preserves.
Where do you like to go to be one with nature?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Throw Back Thursday- Enjoy!

It's been a long week, so I thought I would lighten up the mood with some little throw back photo gems.
Tom Lennon, Me, and Ben Garant aka the guys from the State and Reno 911. circa 2004
SBA Prom 1999, yes my hair looked like crap  and I look like some 75 yr old Italian grandma.. Prom was on a riverboat which was awesome and we had K97 Stan Bell the Bell Ringer there. We were on the Roll Call!

Junior prom at River Terrace Yacht Club over looking the river. Loved this dress.

Justin and I, most likely 2003

Only time you will see me in a Cubs shirt, bleh what was I thinking!!

Andrea and I when we were reunited in person for the first time in over 20 years. Great friends!

My cousin Megan and I at Universal City Walk in 2007


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Social Link Up

Taking time to Sunday Social link-up with Neely and Ashley, enjoy!
This Weeks Questions:

What is your shopping weakness? This may sound lame but I love finding deals at Goodwill. I also love Kohl's, White House Black Market, and the Coach outlet.

What is your food weakness? One word... Chocolate. It is a demon, really it is. I can not resist it and I totally crave it!

What is your go to movie to watch when nothing is on? Despicable Me, love those minions and Gru!

What is your go to breakfast food? Whole wheat English muffin, egg whites, and a banana.

Do you drink coffee? If so how do you take it? Ok so I am weird with this. I only drink coffee when I go in the office, rarely when I work from home. So I have it maybe twice a week. It must be over ice, always, in my Tervis cup. It must be some kind of flavored coffee: coconut, hazelnut, mocha, pumpkin... it does not matter the flavor but it must be one of them. One packet of Splenda with fiber.

Weekend Wrap Up and Pictures!

This week's weekend wrap up is brought to you buy the Phanatic's birthday which is today! For those of you who don't know, I am a Yankee fan by birth. I love the Yankee's! But I became a Phillie phan too as I got older and it started with my love of the Phanatic.
This weekend was one of those that flew by! Friday night we went to the gym and worked out a bit. I ran 3.1 miles on the treadmill with my eyes glued to the tv. CNN had live coverage from Boston and they were getting ready to corner the suspect. We also went to Target to do some shopping, they had some Sims expansions on sale which was nice. I got two I did not have. Then we got Guido and Tobi's birthday presents at the pet store.
Tobi and his catnip dice

Guido and his new mouse
Afterwards we had the usually delicious Taco Bell and headed home.
Saturday was house cleaning day. I did laundry, changed sheets, watched baseball, and cleaned the kitchen. The day went by so fast. I thought it was 2pm and it was 4:15! That night we went to Gurnee Mills and got some exercise in walking around. They are preparing the mall for the new Macy's to open in July and other parts of the mall are getting major face lifts! I got the cutest shirt at Kohl's
Can't wait to wear it with some white shorts and my boat shoes.
We love to go to the Lids LockerRoom and see what random sports team items they have. Here is the randomist item of the night.
For dinner we went to TGI Fridays and had the best dinner we have had there in awhile. We got the Trio Dip and Chips, they have hummus!
For main course Justin had a burger and I got the Sirloin Steak, Mozzarella salad, and broccoli, YUMMY!

Sunday mom and dad came over to hang out and for dinner. Mom and I went Goodwill shopping, I got 4 pairs of shorts, a white tank for Color Run, and 2 tops. Dad and Justin installed new blinds in our bedroom since the old ones broke. For dinner I made this meal I saw on the cover of Food Network Magazine:
We had a great time hanging out with them and over all a good weekend. Just too bad they go by so fast!
How was your weekend? Try any new recipes?


Weekly Workout Wrap up

This week I did not get to work out as much as I liked. Let's hope next week is more successful.
Monday: No gym today, stomach hurt so I stayed home.
Tuesday: Got to the gym and ran a mile for Boston in 11:09, no music just ran. Went to Zumba after wards to get my dance on! 8 activity points earned.
Wednesday: Ran 1.5 miles before heading to Latin Heat. 12:06 mile. Another 8 activity points earned.
Thursday: We got a horrible rain storm, so we took comfort in pizza.
Friday: Made up for the pizza by running 3.1 miles and then walking some. Was majorly distracted by the Boston man hunt on tv. 6 activity points earned.
Saturday: No gym today, we walked around the mall instead.
Sunday: Parents came over, so no fitness today.
What did you do to work out this week?