Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

Buuueennooosss dias!!

So my toes are eternally frozen. To the point where I don't even notice anymore. Like the rest of my body is nice and warm and toasty but my toes refuse to warm up. I've tried everything - socks, fuzzy socks, doubling up socks, putting my feet in front of the fire (temporary relief), in front of the space heater (temporary relief) - but no. They always go back to being cold.

I've come to accept that.

Well that was random. Hey, what a great way to kick off Thursday Thoughts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. Let's talk snow. This snow. I'm one of the extremely fortunate ones who made it home before it got really bad, but Atlanta had to shut down because the roads iced over so rapidly! A lot of students got stuck at schools overnight, people had to abandon their cars on the road, many people walked to hotels, grocery stores, department stores, and even home! I know that Southerners have a rep for "overreacting" to snow and cold temps, but this is why. It's definitely dangerous stuff.

Abandoned cars!!

2. But there is some good in the snow! I ventured out after a warm breakfast yesterday and walked around my neighborhood. It was honestly breathtaking to me. I live in a somewhat country-ish area, and I felt like I was walking through a snowy little countryside. So beautiful!

3. Sooo I'm having way too much fun browsing for prom dresses even though I don't have a date. But I don't even care, prom dresses are so pretty. I've been mainly looking at Etsy!! They're all custom made and definitely my style. I'm thinking a champagne/pink color or red!

4. Running and I have not been friends for the past couple of weeks. I've only run twice. In fact, I can't even imagine that I was running 5 miles just two weeks ago!! I'm not really that concerned, I think my body was just craving something other than pure running all the time. I've had lots of fun changing up my workouts!

I've been incorporating more circuits, strength, and biking. So a.) I know that I'm keeping up my cardio, b.) I'm actually getting physically challenged, c.) I'm building strength, and d.) I'm actually having fun. Again, my body just needed something other than steady-state cardio all the time.

5.. Last fitness thought! I've been talking about my kick-butt workout for a couple of days now, and it was amazing so I want to share it! I wanted to do cardio and strength, but I was totally not feeling an extended period of cardio followed by a strength workout. So I combined the workouts of Julie, Robyn, and Elle to make a challenging cardio/strength circuit!

I broke up the cardio and strength into 4 segments and it kept me excited and moving.

-15 minutes of treadmill using this:

I didn't repeat 4 times, I only did one round at a time.

-15 minutes of circuit/strength (I technically could have done the full 18 mins, but I'm OCD so I just did it til the 15 mins were up)

-15 minutes of treadmill (same workout)

-10 minutes of abs:

-5 minute cool-down on the treadmill.

Whew!! If that doesn't kick your bootay I don't know what will!! The next day I just did light cardio on the bike to recover.

6. I'm getting more adventurous with breakfast!! Check out some of my favorite new breakfasts:

Kylie is a freaking genius I tell you!

7. Have you ever played Quelf?? It's a board game that strategy at all. Now that's my kinda game! You just roll the die and do whatever the card says, which is usually something random/stupid/obnoxious. Oh and you must do most of these things without laughing or pay the penalty. Hilarity ensues.

8. Dude I'm obsessed with all these awesome Valentine's cards floating around Pinterest/Twitter. Someone gives me one of these?? Insta-boyfriend! (Assuming it's a really cute non-creepy guy who will buy me Starbucks all the time)

Wait maybe only a creepy guy would give a Valentine like this......

9. T-minus 13 days until my birthday. This Pink Dino Party is happening. It is.

10. Be sure to check out Leigha's giveaway!!! She's a cool gal with lots of cool stuff!!!! I mean who doesn't want a big bag of oats come oooon.

I hope you enjoyed my totally random Thursday Thoughts! Have a fantabulous day, friends!!


  1. Thanks for the shoutout girlayyyy :) Quels sounds like a ton of fun!! And that workout looks pretty kick-butt too. I haven't been running really either (I miss it!) and I don't really know how to do strength workouts haha. We just got hit with ANOTHER blizzard. Ugh! I'm sick of snow!!!

    1. No problemo! It is fun, I'm more likely to get a six-pack playing that than 10 million crunches. ;)
      For strength workouts, I just browse through blogs and Pinterest for inspiration! I used to hate strength, but now I can't go without it. I miss running a lot too, but I just don't trust my current shoes to support my feet.
      Another blizzard???!! This winter is crazy!! All ours is melted!!!

  2. Oh my gosh, I totally take back my last comment- that winter storm is really scary!! :( I'm glad you're okay besides your cold toes. That dress = <3 You would look stunning in it!! (: and I love those valentine's cards. They are too funny. What's your pinterest?? (:

    1. It is really scary, but it cleared up in like a day!!! Most people went back to work today, except for the schools/school offices.
      Thank you, I am in love with that color!!
      If you click the "Follow Me on Pinterest" icon on the right side bar, it will take you straight to my boards. :) Have a good day!

  3. Quelf is insanity. That and Taboo have to be two of my favourite games to play with a big crowd. Oh, and Cards Against Humanity as well. So fun. And all your breakfasts look fantastical. Im pretty sure breakfast is the main reason I get out of bed in the morning, and if I had my way, I'd easily eat it all day.

    1. Quelf is definitely instanity!! My parents can only handle so much when the kids play. :)
      Why thank you! And I totally agree, breakfast is my first priority in the mornings. I'd looovveee to have a day of only breakfast!! Maybe I should try that one day!!