The last couple of days have been beautiful and today even broke 70 for the first time this year! It was amazing.


This tree is so pretty, they have them all through out my complex.

So to celebrate all this amazingness I wore a dress to work with peep toe shoes, then changed into this for my lifeguarding class


The shorts are from American Eagle and I got them for $10! I absolutely love them. So much more comfortable for me right now then the regular short shorts I wear. The sunglasses are Ray Bans and I am also in love. I got them in December because The Sunglasses Hut sent me a coupon for my birthday and this is one of the handful of times I have been able to wear them. I’m so glad I got that coupon though because last summer I went through a phase of losing expensive sunglasses, that and getting speeding tickets :/ It was a very expensive time.


On Monday I went to my master swim class from 5 AM – 6:20, came home and got ready for work in record time, and then went to  work. From work I had PT and then rushed to the gym for the Lifeguard Certification classes I am taking. The class runs from 4:30 – 9:30 and I had assumed it would be mostly book work. Boy was I wrong! We spent the first hour doing the initial swim test (which took forever because I was the only one who could actually lap swim). From there we went to the class room for about an hour and a half and the rest of the time was spent back in the pool. I have not been swimming on a regular basis so this was a lot of pool time for me and has made me exhausted this week. 

This morning I decided it was best to skip my swimming and save my energy for lifeguarding which worked out for the best, today we spent an hour in the class room and almost 4 in the pool. This class is giving me a good workout and I don’t think I need to do 2 a days, maybe once I’m in shape it wouldn’t be so bad but not now when I am just getting into things.

What I Ate Wednesday

I’ve seen this on other blogs and thought it would be fun to do here to! Once a week is really enough, trust me, if you saw my eats everyday I would bore you all to death. So here we go:

Breakfast: Fage Greek yogurt, 1/2 of a banana, 5 strawberries + coffee with SF creamer and 2 Splenda packets

Snack 1: Mixed Nuts

Lunch: Chicken w/ almonds lean cuisine (I try to avoid these but I was really busy today and couldn’t leave work to get food)

Snack 2: 1/2 banana w/ maple almond butter. I use these packets for portion control – otherwise I would eat way to much, this stuff is amazing.

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Dinner: I had to eat this on the run to – Chicken Salad (chicken, celery, apple, grapes, light mayo, almonds) in a flat out with mixed greens

Desert: Chocolate VitaTop and 3 yogurt covered almondsvitatop

Have you tried these yet? They are so good!! The perfect night cap after dinner and only 100 calories.


Workout Recap

May 8, 2011

For the week of 5/2/11:

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: Bike ~45  min

Thursday: Bike ~1 hr.

Friday: Swim 1:20

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Rest

I had planned on starting Jillian Michaels 30 day shred this week and actually complete this every day for 30 days. Well that did not happen because I got wrapped up doing other things and have felt less than spectacular this week. My revised plan is to do the JM’s 30 day shred 3 times a week.

Friday I made it to my first Master Swim Team practice at 5 AM. It was hard waking up this early but I have no problem doing it when I feel like I have an obligation. I woke up at 5 AM  twice a week for morning swim/weights in high school and almost never missed it yet I try to wake up at 5 AM to do a workout DVD before work and it almost never happens, go figure. The practice goes from 5 AM to 6:45 AM but since I have to be at work at 7 AM I got out of the pool at about 6:20 AM. Lucky I am not the only one who has to leave a little bit early for work. The practice went well, my arms were exhausted by the end of it but I made it through. I started off in the beginners lane mostly because I was not sure of the skill level of the team as a whole and I have never been a super speedy swimmer and its been years since I swam on a regular basis. The coach quickly moved me to the next lane up which made me feel a little better about my skills. I stayed behind everyone in my lane which may have been a mistake because I had to keep slowing down. Regardless though I got in a good workout and meet a lot of nice people.

Yesterday I woke up at 9 AM  to go to Kickboxing. I had a cup of coffee and was feeling a little bit better and really wanted to get a workout in. It wasn’t until I was running out the door to make it to the class on time that I realized how crappy I was feeling. I was still intent on doing the workout and told my self I will take it easy if I need to. Well I got to the class right on time and was the only one to  show up! I thought about driving to my normal gym and getting some cardio in but decided to run some errands instead and got preoccupied for the rest of the day.

I am happy I got the workouts I did in but I also believe they escalated my cold. I have progressively felt worse every day and am taking today easy in hopes I will feel better by tomorrow morning for my masters swim team.

Here is my plan for week of 5/9:

5/9: Swim ~1:30

5/10: 30D Shred / Bike

5/11: Swim ~ 1:30

5/12: 30D Shred / Bike

5/13: Swim ~ 1:30

5/14: Kickboxing

5/15: 30D Shred / Run/Walk 1m

This week I start my class for lifeguard certification.The class is on Mon/Wed/Fri at 4 PM – 9 PM for two weeks. So I will only be able to  get in swimming in the morning these days.  I want to start waking up at the same time every weekday so on Tues/Thursday I will wake up at 5, do JM’s 30 day shred, get ready and then bike to work.


My friend had BBQ for her birthday yesterday. It was potluck style and she asked everyone to bring a side dish. I love to bake and decided to make cup cakes


Some had cream cheese frosting and some chocolate, all were devils food cake cake mix. They. were. so. good. I had two :/ I also made guacamole which ended up back in my fridge because two other people brought guac! I will definitely be eating it through out this week.

What I wore


Seven jeans are great for weight gain. They are so stretchy they usually remain comfortable even if they are a little tight. The only thing I hate is having to wear lose tops cause my muffin top is seriously out of control. My coat also has a hood on it. Perfect for the out  door BBQ when it has been raining outside all day. I never took my jacket off.



I ended up only staying a couple hours, long enough to eat and drink a little wine. I still didn’t feel very good and it was not fun standing outside in the rain. I came home and was asleep by 9, awesome.

While I was baking yesterday I finally got a frame for a needle point my Mom made for me a while ago and hung it up.


Isn’t is so sweet? Makes me miss my Mom.

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there! I wish I could spend the day with my mom!