Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Vaca Recap

I know I promised this post for yesterday (Tuesday) but to be honest I just was so tired on Monday night and was so busy on Tuesday I didn't get a chance to write it. Sorry. But I promise it was worth the wait. 

So because of my crazy work schedule I ended up packing the night before- go figure- and of course I like always over packed but for the record my check in bag was under the weight limit! I'm not going to lie I was sweating it a bit and was afraid I was going to be one of those people who is in the middle of the airport holding up the line ripping open my suitcase to transfer some stuff into the hubs suitcase. I however was not one of those people this time. Phew! 

So anytime I fly the day of my flight I have so much anxiety not because I'm afraid to fly but all the things that could happen from the moment I wake up to the point when I'm sitting in my seat on my flight. The what if of getting to the airport late, forgetting something like my ID, going through security, the list goes on and because of this anxiety I then have to go to the bathroom to pee like 500 hundred times which is very annoying.

So the hubby and I get everything situated and passed security and we got ourselves some breakfast and we have about an hour & a half to spare. I thought nice job. My husband is a smoker (I am not for the record) so he said he was going to take one last smoke break and I told him he better chain smoke and make it quick because he only has an hour & a half. I thought he had plenty of time well let me tell ya time went by fast because next thing I knew they were boarding the plane and guess what I was left with no husband! The kicker?? I had no way of getting a hold of him because we left our cell phones at home (this sounded like a genius idea but right now this was the stupidest idea). I had no clue where he was and what was I suppose to do our luggage is checked on this plane that is boarding heading to another country and I have no way of getting a hold of my husband. I am sweating and pacing and looking like a crazy person (not a good look) when I finally cave and go to the desk and explain my situation they were not to sympathetic to my situation by the way. They told me they were sure he would make it in time, well I sure hope so unless I'm flying solo on this flight and hope I catch my husband in another country. Then in mist of people I see my husband! I am waving frantically at him to put some pep in his step because we've been boarding for 15 minutes. While I wanted to scream and yell at him for nearly putting me 6 feet under because I had no clue where he was and what I was suppose to do I remained calm and cool-- for the most part. He did however know I wasn't a very happy camper- what gave him that idea? Well I didn't talk to him for half the flight then I finally caved. 

Overall vaca was amazeballs! It was everything and more of what I expected I relaxed so much and felt so disconnected and loved every minute of it! I had such a great routine: Wake up at 7:30am go run on the beach then do my lunges and squats on the beach followed by yoga, go to the room and shower, wake up the hubby, go eat breakfast together, kiss each other goodbye, find a spot on the beach and get my tan on while reading, meet hubby for lunch. I mean does it get any better than that?? I don't think so! 

Here are some pics of our amazeball room (totes got the hook up!) with an amazeball view! 

So I found this adorable sea turtle and my hubby wasn't with me when I found him so I took him to show him and then just couldn't bare letting him go right away. However when I brought him to show my hubby a woman in the elevator said that we had to name him, make a wish, and let him go in the ocean at 8pm because of the tide. So we officially became parents of Bubba. Honesntly I didn't want to let him go I wanted to sneak him home. 

Overall this vacation could not have been any better- I fell more in love with my husband and had so many laughs with him. Can't wait for our next vaca! This time I can go minus the staff infection on my lip please. 


Monday, November 5, 2012

I'm back!

Hello Lovlies! I am so so sorry for the extra week hiatus that I took - by no means was it intentional. Got home from Mexico last week (will post about that tomorrow with pics and video, can't wait to share) and on my last day my bottom lip BLEW up!! I seriously felt like Taylor from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. 

In case you need a refresher on who Taylor is her infamous line was, "If you can't be my friend then please don't be my enemy." Yep that's her. And while I always have loved Kim K's fabulous lips by no means did I want mine to be blown up like Taylor's but they did. 

Thank god it happened on my last day which was travel back home so I told my husband that to tell everyone I got lip injections because I was so embarrassed. To be honest I thought that I did this to myself and it was sun poisoning and I didn't listen to anyone about protecting my skin or lips because duh I wanted to get super dark. Well if this was the product of sun poisoning then guess what I LEARNED MY LESSON! Please I'm sorry. 

The next morning after I got home I went straight to the Dr. because I needed to see what was going on with my lip- the Dr. I had because of course my Dr. wasn't in the office was an idiot because he was more concerned about my forehead peeling (um hello I was just in Mexico for a week and I laid out everyday idiot) and didn't see my blown up lips. Finally he noticed and said I had a staff infection. Wait what??? Yep, they think that my lips got chapped from the sun and because I went swimming in the ocean vs. the pool (um who wouldn't swim in the ocean vs. the pool- a pool is so accessible but not the ocean) and I got some random bacteria in chapped lips and boom that's where I am today. So two antibiotics - a oral 3x a day for 10 days and a cream 3x for 10 days later and I am finally on the home stretch! I couldn't even work out last week- KILLER!! 

The hubby has been great but trust me he has spared no expense at laughing at me whenever possible- for example: on our way home he goes, "Man going there you were fine coming home you're a one ticket of hot mess express." Yes thank you sweetie. Then because my lip hurt so bad I could only talk out of the left side of my mouth- so now he only talks to me out of his left side. Very funny. Haha. 

Here are some pics of my lip saga: 

Today it is almost keyword almost gone!! 

Thanks for being so patient and I can't wait to share about our vaca! 


Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Letters

TGIF!! That's all I gotta say about that! I officially have 2 days left of work and then I'm on vaca for 10 blissful days! 7 of which I will be soaking up the rays in Cancun! However since it's Friday lets get started with


Dear Self: Don't stress out- you are in a good place at work and getting everything you need to get done before you're gone for the next 10 days, I know I haven't even started packing but that's okay that is what tomorrow night is for- I've already started my mental checklist. 

Dear Weather: Please be nothing but sunshine and clear skies! I want to soak up the rays and swim in the ocean. Gosh it's been years since I've been in the ocean.

Dear Social Media & Technology: I am disconnecting for a week yes you heard me correctly a week! I am actually looking forward to not being glued to technology. The only thing I'm bringing is my Kindle and that's it! 

Dear Paleo Diet: Yes I am going to try my 100% best to stay committed to you while I'm on vaca. The only thing that I can't promise is the drinking piece, even though 95% of the time I'm not a drinker I'm staying at a all-inclusive resort so I need to get my money's worth here. 

Dear Workout: I have my strategy set for staying 100% in the game for working out. I think I would feel miserable quite honestly if I didn't work out for 7 days straight. YUCK! 

Dear Hubby: Our countdown is near a end- I cannot wait to spend 7 blissful days with you and only you! Love love love!! 

Happy weekend! I will return next Monday! 


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pit & Peak

Wednesday already what what?!?! I am offically in VACA-mode! I leave on Sunday and cannot wait. I was off on Monday & Tuesday - I took Monday as a lazy day but that meant that Tuesday was non stop errand day. Phew I'm exhausted!

I would like to say for all those who commented last week- I am so sorry I never responded I completly was out of my blogging rythym but I'm back in FULL SWING!

However let's get to our ritual Wednesday post which is:

Here are the Rules:
1. Say what was the Pit of your week
2. What was the Peak of your week
3. Any other things you want to share about your week 

Grab a button -- follow your host -- stop by other people who have linked up and post a comment! 

The Peak of my week is well duh MEXICO!!! I promise I'm not trying to rub it in your face but I cannot tell you how excited I am to be going. Plus knowing that I will have no contact with the outside world sounds amazing to me. If you remember in May I was freaking out when we were going to my lake house which didn't get cell phone reception and we don't have the internet. However now I'm really looking forward for this time with my hubby, the beach, and several books that I have a date with. 

The Pit of my week - well it isn't really of my week but I always get nervous when I fly because we check our baggage and I'm always nervous that they are going to loose our luggage- knock on wood it hasn't happened yet - however we are now traveling internationally. Fingers crossed us & our luggage arrives safely! 

Reminder since I'll be disconnected next week there will be NO link up. 


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I did it for the Ta-Ta's!

Hello Lovelies! I hope that everyone had a good weekend and is having a good start to their week. Sorry I didn't post yesterday I was so exhausted from the weekend I just needed a day to relax and be mindless, and that's exactly what I did. However that now means today I need to cram everything to get done. Ahh! Oh Well.

So last week I posted about a event that I was doing that my Crossfit gym was hosting called Barbell for Boobs. The competition consisted of the work out called "Grace" which is 30 Clean & Jerks and Women's prescribed weight was 95lbs. Easy weight for me and I have done this work out many of times and just did it last Monday and shaved a significant amount off my time- I was at 5:14- which was pretty good.

So the morning of the event I as pretty nervous I'm not going to lie. However this event was more than just seeing my time but really in support of a dear friend of mine who at 33 was just diagnosed with breast cancer and just went under a double mastectomy. So in honor of her I made this fabulous shirt to show my support for her:

I had a great support group of my family there as well as my lovely friends from the gym. Here is the video of my event!

Best part is I shaved another minute off my time from that Monday!! Woot Woot!! It was an amazing event and everyone did their best and really represented CFGE very well! 


Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Letters

Good Morning Friday! I am so happy to see you because I am off today and I have to be honest it feels so good to wake up at your leisure on a Friday morning. I'm once again linking up with Ashley for:


Dear Barbell for Boobs: AHH!! You are tomorrow and I am so so nervous about it. I seriously have had nightmares about not finishing (even though I did "Grace" on Monday in 5:14) in the 10 minutes time cap. I am hoping for the best I have a super cute outfit and a great support group. I'm ready to tackle it tomorrow.

Dear New Jersey Housewives: I swear you get crazier and crazier- is that even possible?? I cannot wait for the conclusion of this 3 ring circus. Just to be clear I'm totally Team Melissa! Without a doubt. And also on that note I'm sorry but Kathy's "new look" is horrible! I don't love the new nose & lips and wow did she pack on the pounds. I'm hoping that by the next season she will get back to her old look.

Dear G&B: Can I seriously be you?? I adore their relationship and how they are with each other- not to mention he is the sweetest husband ever!! I read their book and I seriously needed to highlight & bookmark pages for my husband to show him how to be cute and romantic. He still didn't get it. I'm totes loving their new season too! Not to mention he is from Chi town and I totes want to run into them! 

Dear Meixco: OMG!! You're officially within getting excited start checking out from work time frame. I cannot wait to start packing my bags and getting ready to jet off on a plane to the sandy beaches. I'm going to cook up one nice tan and get some much needed R&R.

Dear Frozen Yogurt Shop: I just discovered you near my house (bad thing very bad thing) and you instantly became an obsession- how do I know this?? Well I booked it (yes I admit speeding) from three towns over because we had to go to Costco back to our town to get to the frozen yogurt shop before they closed. I made it with 3 minutes to spare I would like to add. I need to tone it down because it's not Paleo and quite frankly you're killing my bank account. Plus you changed your flavors yesterday and I had a hard time choosing because they were all pretty gross.

Dear X-Factor: Yes I am a loyal fan but I have a bone to pick with you where the hell is Panda??? She was amazing!! Miss her audition here it is:

There is so much talent this year and now I have to wait until next Wednesday to find out who made it to live auditions?! It's killing me! I have my votes though. 

Have a great weekend!! 


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Barbell for Boobs

Thank goodness today is Thursday because I am off tomorrow and I can't wait!! Although I have a lot to do to prep for a event I'm doing on Saturday at my Crossfit gym. It's called

This is my first time competing for the event and I am nervous/excited. Thankfully my Crossfit gym is hosting this event and we are expecting about 65 people there and about 45 people competing!! The work out that we have to do for this event is called Grace which is 30 Clean & Jerk and women's rx weight is 95lbs.

Here is a short video of what the work out is:

I will be doing the RX weight of 95lbs. I did Grace about two weeks ago at 95lbs and my time was 14:15 and then I did Grace again on Monday and got my time down to 5:14!!! I'm hoping to get my time under 5:00 on Saturday. Wish me luck! 

It will be so much fun competiting for a great cause and having all my fellow Crossfitters competiting against each other and pumping each other up. 

I am always a supporter of charities but this year it is a little closer to me because a very good friend of mine who ironically I met at Crossfit was diagnosed with breast cancer only a month ago and just went under a double mastectomy, she's only 33 years old. She's on the road to recovery and she is the reason that I am going to do this event and do it 110%! I even have a pretty amazing outfit for it. You'll have to wait until I post about it next week to check it out. 

Wish me luck! And love your ta-ta's!!!!!! 


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pit & Peak

Happy Hump Day! Gosh I can't believe that it's Wednesday already but I'll take it! I apologize that I haven't been writing as consistently I've just been so busy with work and prepping for the holiday season that it actually has taken over my life.

I am however excited to do Pit & Peak of the week! Check it out. . .

Here are the Rules:
1. Say what was the Pit of your week
2. What was the Peak of your week
3. Any other things you want to share about your week 

Grab a button -- follow your host -- stop by other people who have linked up and post a comment! 

The Peak of my week is that I am leaving for Mexico in a week & a half!!!! I seriously cannot wait! I think the thing I am most excited about is that I will literally be disconnected from the world. We aren't bringing cell phones, iPads, laptops, NOTHING! Just a kindle & iPods. I am so ready to soak up those hot Mexico rays! 

My Pit of the week would have to be wishing I had a 3 days weekend like most of the country because of Columbus Day. I will say though that it was fabulous driving to work on Monday morning because there was NO traffic! Glorious! 

Now it's your turn. . . .


Monday, October 8, 2012

I'm a pinning addict

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend- I worked all weekend which was fine because it was actually quite chilly here in Chicago-- I think summer & Indian summer is officially over. Ugh until next year. 

I have to say I sometimes get jealous of these bloggers who write these great posts on Monday's of what great and fun things they did over the weekend with all these great pics. Even when I do get my 1 weekend off a month it's usually not spent doing all these fun things. 

So what can I offer YOU this Monday morning?? Well my recent addiction to Pinterest- I'm a full blown addict. Now this wasn't a sudden thing because quite frankly I didn't get the whole Pinterest thing at first. I mean this whole posting pictures to boards- what boards?? It was all so confusing to me and quite frankly I didn't have time for one more thing in my life that involved the computer. However finally at work the girls convinced me to 'get invited' to Pinterest and that was when the flood gates opened. 

What I love best about Pinerest is it allows me to keep all my recipies in one place and easy access vs. having to bookmark all these websites- now it's a click of a button or finger because you know I have the app on my iPhone. 

Here are some of my favorite pins: 

Is anyone else a Pin Addict???