Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Weekly Goals: Fitness, Financial & Personal

OK--seriously, I tried to make it through last week without writing down my goals and totally failed myself!

Here are this weeks goals:
Tone It Up Plan- Tuesday-Sunday  You can find the plan here!
Run one mile x 3 days
Bike 1/2 hour x 3 days
Attend at least one group class
(I checked into Pure Barre, and am just not up for paying $18 per class!  I called a local gym and have to stop to pick up the schedule today on my way home from work)
Since we're going to a concert on Thursday, I'm allowing myself to eat out, but I'll only have 6 wings at BDubbs with a side salad and one Mich Ultra.
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Since I've been spending money like it's going out of style (mom and dad's b-days! and M&F's day), I've decided to really start cracking down on myself.  Only purchases this week (T-S):
-grocery shopping
-dinner on Thursday night (taking hubbs out because it's his Birthday!-28-whoa!)
-day care (due Wednesday)
-car payment/insurance
-house payment
-$40 dollars extracurricular--it is 4th of July weekend, afterall

-menu planning
-kicking butt at work (super productive little Tuesday, if I do say so myself!)
-Teagan's clothes sorted and organized
-blog updates T-F
-S'mores and BBQ at least once over the weekend

Friday, June 17, 2011

5 Things Friday

1. I'm heading to a baseball game tonight with my two sisters, 15 month old, hubs, cousin, dad and dad's wife (she actually prefers to be called that over stepmom!).  The funny part is, one of my sister's, Lexi, isn't my dad's daughter.  The cool thing is that that same sweet sister (who also happens to be the most well-rounded 16 yr old I know) is taking one for the team to be me and hubs' DD!  Love you, Lex!

2. I'm really considering working the second part of the day from home so that I can go running, clean the house and take a shower before tonight's festivities.

3. It took a lot for me to MIS-match Teagie's clothes this morning for 'Mismatch' day at daycare.  I literally cringed when I dressed her in a navy and white polk-a-dot cardigan, green and white striped tank, and pink capris, with flowered socks and dress shoes, but then I remembered how fun it was to be participate in school spirit!!!  She still looked CUTE!

4. I have a million coupons on my kitchen table, a ton of baseball card holders in my car, and this weekend, I'm planning on clipping and organizing so I can be like those Extreme Couponers on TLC!

5. I've done so well on my goals this week, and I'm VERY proud of my sitck-to-it-ness!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Obsessions

 Super shimmery eyeshadows: Especially Hard Candy duo in High Maintenance.

Nail Polish:
I'm giving essie another try.  Particularly-turquoise & caicoschinchilly & pansy :)  A while ago, I heard all of the buzz about how amazing this polish is and how all of the celebrities are hooked on it, I went out and bought Ballet Slippers.  When I put it on my nails, I wasn't impressed.  Perhaps it was the color that I chose, but I didn't think that the quality of the polish was worth the $8.

White Jeans:  I got mine from Old Navy for $3.98--in a size 8 might I add!  They're CUTE!

Jewelry:  Cheap jewelry!  I'm loving Forever21's ridiculously cheap prices and SUPER cute jewelry.  They dress up the most basic t's.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

28 Random Questions About Me

1. Do you have any pets?  one dog. Frankie aka Mr. Frank, Stankay Frankay, and any other name that seems fitting depending that day.
2. What color top are you wearing? brown and gold old school Girl Scout t-shirt.
3. Name 3 things that are physically close to you.  my daughter's book, Parent's Magazine & my empty milk glass and wrapper from a Fiber One bar.
4. What's the weather like right now?  calm & about 70 degrees
5. Do you drive? If so have you crashed?  yes & unfortunately,  yes.
6. What time did you wake up this morning?  7:00AM--didn't have to take T to daycare so I got to sleep in an extra hour!
7. When was the last time you showered?  about an hour ago when we returned from our family bike ride.
8. What was the last movie you saw?  It's seriously been so long I can't even remember...
9. What does your last text message say?  My phone's not near me, and I'm too lazy to go check.
10. What's your ringtone?  Verizon stock ring tone. Someday I'll get with the program and get a smart phone & download a fun ring tone.  Someday.  I'm cheap, OK?!
11. Have you ever been to a different country?  Yep, love the Carribean!
12. Do you like sushi?  OMG, YES!!!
13. Where do you buy your groceries from?  We're the family that makes two stops.  One at the Farmer's Market and the other at Wally World (Wal-Mart)
14. Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster?  I never have needed to.
15. How many siblings do you have?  Two sisters and a brother--and two sister in laws and a brother in law.
16. Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?  laptop.
17. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?  26. wow.
18. How did your parents pick your name?  I was going to be named Jordan regardless of my gender, but not sure how they chose it.
19. Do you wear contacts or glasses?  I have glasses but I only where them when I want to feel smart. ha!
20. Do you color your hair? yep, and it's usually a DIY project!  My mom is a Hair Stylist, but since she lives an hour away, I'm always too impatient to wait for her to do it.  
21. Tell me something you are planning to do today.  Since it's wayyyy past my bed time, I'm about to hit the hay!
22. When was the last time you cried?  at a Memorial Service last weekend :(  On a good note, it was one of the coolest and most memorable services I've ever been to.  We blessed a flower wreath and tossed it out on Lake Huron under the Mackinac Bridge.
23. What is your perfect pizza topping?  well it use to be sausage and onion, but now I'd say green pepper, onion and mushroom.
24. What is your favorite radio station?  94.5
25. Which do you prefer-hamburgers or cheeseburgers?  cheeseburgers.  with no bun.
26.  Have you ever had an all-nighter?  I don't think I have.
27. What is your eye color? green
28. Can you taste the difference between pepsi and coke?  I don't drink pop, but I think I could.  Once in a great while a coke sounds delicious!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Recipe: Quick & Easy Shrimp Alfredo

Last night for dinner we had Shrimp Alfredo which is always one of my family's favorites...and SUPER easy!
Quick & Easy Shrimp Alfredo (we made ours with whole wheat penne noodles)
3/4 package of whole wheat penne pasta
1 jar RAGU Alfredo sauce (we use RAGU 50% less fat Parmesan Garlic)
1 whole zuchinni
1 whole yellow summer squash
3/4 lb cooked shrimp (we use fresh, but frozen is just as yummy)
pinch of crushed red pepper

Cook noodles according to package.  In a separate pan, sautee together the roughly chopped zuchinni & squash in garlic and olive oil until veggies are softened.  Add shrimp.  When shrimp becomes warmed throughout, add jar of Alfredo sauce to veggie and shrimp mixture.  Pour over noodles.  **For extra heat, we like to add a dash of crushed red pepper, however we omit it in our 15 month old daughter's serving.

We always try to have a serving of fruit with our dinner, so we added some strawberries with the dish.  ENJOY! :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekly Goals: Fitness, Financial & Personal

Whew...long time no blog.  I've been following some of my favorite Bloggers, but haven't had the motivation or inspiration to update my own.  OMG, there are so many GREAT blogs out there!

So, here I am.  Lacking several blogging skills, but nonetheless, today I'm feeling inspired and motivated to hold myself accountable for what I want in life.  I've currently become obsessed  motivated to lose 20 lbs before July 17, 2011.  OK, that may be a bit extreme in the goal department, but I'm going to try like heck to make it happen.

Fitness Goals:
-Fill water bottle while at work x 4 times
-Walk the trail during lunch x 5 days
-Run one mile x 4 days
-Bike ride with my family x 3 days
-100 crunches x 5 days
-50 push ups x 5 days
-NO eating out
-Find a step class/work out class to join at least 3x per week I'm seriously considering checking out my local
pure barre technique

Financial Goals:
-Pay all bills
-Set up monthly budget
-Only spend $20 on extracurricular items

Personal Goals:
-Blog at least once per day
-Post clothes on EBay/Craigslist
-NOT complain at or about work
-NOT complain when I get home from work
-Reschedule family pics
-Tanning appointment
-Attend Sunday Mass
-Pick out T's wardrobe for the week
-Pick out my wardrobe for the week
-Wake Up at 6:00AM every day
-Blow dry hair at least 2x this week
-Eat dinner outside at least 3x this week (weather permitting)