Monday, January 31, 2011

For Katrina

"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb" - Edward
"What a stupid lamb" - Bella
"What a sick, masochistic lion" - Edward Twilight

So, I've decided that I want to keep a little anonymity with my blog and not let people know who I really am. But, I'm going to give people very obvious names, so that if they do run across my blog they know who they are.  I will name people things like Couple friends, Couple wife and Couple baby. I will also write up a little list of everyone's names and a little description about them. Because you can't tell who someone is by a description right? Right? Also, I'm going to write about peoples kids, pets, etc. I will post pictures of things I have done and things I have done with other people, but I will cut mine and other peoples heads off in the pictures. You can't tell who someone is when their head is cut off in a picture right? I will write detailed descriptions of things I have done and things I have done with other people, but I will use their "nicknames" so no one will know who I'm really talking about.

Ok, I am totally joking! Actually poking fun, and maybe it's not so nice to do that, but it is so darn fun! We actually know a girl that has a blog just like this. The funny thing is, she thinks no one knows about her blog. If more people knew about her blog, she would definitely have a lot less friends. She talks some mad crap sometimes, and it's actually pretty funny to read since you know exactly who she's talking about.  I guess maybe she likes being "anonymous". I figure if I'm going to have a blog and let people in on my life, I'm just going to be me and let people see who I really am.

How do you guys feel about anonymous blogging? I love reading all of your blogs and getting a little glimpse of your life!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Wonderful Weekend

I hate to admit it, but I failed miserably at my diet this weekend. I am starting it back up tomorrow though!

This weekend was a pretty fun-filled weekend. Friday night, our friends Danny and Katrina came over for fondue. We made Swiss-Cheddar fondue and dipped bread, apples and veggies in it. Then we gorged out on filet, chicken and shrimp dipped in oil. Soooo delicious! This is such a fun thing to do with friends. If you've never used a fondue pot before, I highly recommending buying one (electric) and having friends over for a fondue night. Thanks for coming over Lassens! :)

Saturday, I went wine tasting with my friend Beatrice. It was a nice girls day. We started out at J Winery then went for lunch and a beer at Patterson's Irish Pub. We then moved on to Ledson winery. After Ledson, we decided that we wanted to go somewhere else, so we decided to go to Rita's. Rita's is this little dive bar that we went to for karaoke one night and had a blast! After Rita's, we decided we should probably eat some dinner, so we decided to go to the Thai House in downtown Santa Rosa. After dinner, we went to a bar called Stout Brothers and then on the Christies for a little dancing. We had such a blast all day and it was definitely a much needed girls day. Sometimes, you just have to have a day/night out with the girls.

Today, the hubby and I have had a very relaxing day. Our day has consisted of taking a nap, watching tv and cooking dinner. It has been the perfect, relaxing day!

I hope you all had a great weekend! What did you do this weekend?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Shakeology Day 2

This post should have been posted last night, but I didn't get around to it. So, I'm just going to pretend it is yesterday. I must say, day 2 was a little easier than day 1. I think it will just keep getting easier and easier every day once I'm not so used to just going to my kitchen and grabbing anything I want to munch on. And I must say, these shakes are GOOD! Today (really yesterday), I did my Zumba 20 minute express workout. Since I haven't worked out in quite awhile, I decided I should probably start off easy and not go for the whole 60 minute, dance your booty off workout. I will work up to this though, I'm giving myself one week.

PB & J Shakeology
1 scoop chocolate Shakeology
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1/4 cup almond milk
2 cups ice (more or less to preference)
Blend well - Add water to thin

This shake was delicious. So far, this one and the Chocolate Mocha are my favorite!

I hope everyone has a FABULOUS weekend!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Shakeology Day 1

Today was my first official day of Shakeology. I got up this morning and did the Shakeology 30 minute workout. It was good and a nice way to start my fitness process, but I think I want to do something with a little more cardio. So, tomorrow I think I'm going to do my Zumba dvd. After my workout, I made my Chocolate Mocha shake and boy was it yummy!

Chocolate Mocha Shakeology
1 cup chocolate Shakeology
1 cup COLD coffee
1/4 cup almond milk (vanilla or chocolate)
2 cups ice (more or less to preference)
-Blend well. Add water to thin
*Optional: 1 tsp cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg

This recipe made two full shakes, so I had this for both breakfast and lunch. I was still a little hungry during the day, but was able to fight through it. Gotta keep the motivation!!! For dinner I had a low-fat taco salad. Now I'm trying to decide what recipe to use for my shake tomorrow.

I want this.

I am loving this Safari Shirtdress from J. Crew. I saw it on a mannequin at the store and drooled over it for probably a full 5 minutes.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My first Shakeology shake.... YUM!!!

I got my Shakeology today!!! Yay!!! So excited! So, guess what I'm having for dinner? You guessed it, shakeology!

Peanut Butter-Banana-Chocolate Shake
1 scoop chocolate shakeology
1 banana
1 Tbsp low-fat peanut butter
1 cup almond milk (vanilla or chocolate)
2 cups ice (more or less to preference)
Blend Well! Add water to thin

This recipe made two full glasses! And let me tell ya, it is delish!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011


I think (fingers crossed) that my Shakeology will be here tomorrow! I am so excited to get it and get started on it! Soooo....if it is here tomorrow, the "journey" blog will start Wednesday! Wish me luck! I'm off to get some shake fillers.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

BeachBody Coach/Shakeology

I have been struggling with losing weight and having the motivation to work out for quite awhile now. Before moving to California almost 3 years ago, I decided I wanted to lose some weight. A few of my friends had been using the prescription diet pill phentermine and had lost tons of weight, so I decided to try it for myself. Let me tell ya, I lost a lot of weight (probably too much). However, in no way was I doing it the healthy way. I was never hungry and had to force myself to eat. I was eating about 400 calories a day, but was working those calories off with cardio exercise. I just kept losing and losing! Sounds great right? Not so much! I was having problems sleeping, my heart rate went up and my blood pressure was really low. My husband finally took the pills and threw them away! After not taking the pill for a few weeks, I was hungry all the time. I have since gained back all the weight I had lost plus some!

I work from home, so it is easy for me to get in a rut and not work out and not  eat healthy. If I want a snack, I just go to the kitchen and grab something. I procrastinate on working out and never seem to have the energy that I need to stay motivated. Recently, I have seen a few of my friends talking about BeachBody and Shakeology, so I decided to see what all the hype is about.

I signed up last night to become a BeachBody coach and I ordered my first supply of Shakeology. I am so excited to begin this journey of losing weight, eating healthier and getting in shape. I am really hoping that I can get others to join in on this journey and that I can help people along the way.

The #1 thing I am excited about is Shakeology. Shakeology is a nutritional protein shake that provides a wide spectrum of healthy nutrients in a low-calorie formula. Shakeology can help you lose weight, feel energized, improve digestion and regularity and lower cholesterol. If you are interested in Shakeology, check out my website and feel free to ask any questions!

As soon as I receive my first shipment of Shakeology, I am going to begin blogging daily with shake recipes, the workout I did for the day and the foods that I ate. I am basically going to use this as a journal to not only help me stay motivated, but maybe motivate others along the way.

Please let me know if you have any questions or even just any encouraging words. My email is! Wish me luck on this journey!