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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Our Christmas Card 2010 MERRY CHRISTMAS

I know I am a little late, but Merry Christmas!!

Quick Giveaway Post!

I know I have told you guys this before, but I really want to win a silhouette! SO I have entered a few more silhouette giveaways!
 Here's a chance to win!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Very SORE! {P90X Day 4}

Yesterday I completed the shoulders and arms which I didn't think I could do but I did it!
I used 2lb weight but it wasn't enough. I think I might ask Angie if she has some I could borrow for a bit.
It was still a struggle but I think I could have handled a little more weight. I wasn't really sweaty.
But then, I did the ab ripper again and OWW.. that one is soo hard. I have improved already. I know it is not going to kill.. I dont think.

I have been eating very well, not going for any seconds. Eating correct portions and such. I still struggle with night time snacking. The last two nights I just felt so hungry since I haven't been eating desserts or anything. So I made a smore. mm delicious. I am not going to have a smore tonight tho. Maybe two smores a week.. haha.

OH and I almost forgot. I am trying an experiment with tea. as I have said before I love tea. I drink a LOT! I am trying to switch out caffeinated for decaf. Actually I am going to try to drink a lot more Green Tea. I thought I hated it but i don't. So I will tell you how that makes me feel. This morning I felt a bit groggy without my morning tea..

Later today I am going to do the Yoga X. I am excited for this one. I need some good stretching!

Chicago Memories! (check out the giveaway in the middle of my post)

I've been to Chicago twice and both times were to visit my dear friend Mandy. WHO, the way found out she is having a BOY!! yay! Her intuition was right! Congrats!!!!
Anyways..
Here are a few pics from our Chicago adventures. I don't have any from the first time I went since I went with boys and they don't bring along cameras. So here are some from when I went with Brittney on the train to Chicago.

As I said Britt and I took the train from Jackson to Chicago. We got bored and made up lip syncing videos using her camera and computer while eating a bag of jellybeans I had.

 This is the order of Jelly beans best to worst.



This is the Hancock building.


Going up to the 96th floor in the Hancock building. I think our ears were popping.
Notice the scarf... which I bough at H&M in Chicago. I also bought cute green gloves.. which have since disappeared but Buzzbee bought me ones similar two Christmases ago.


Here's Mandy and Britt.


the view from the restaurant




We made dinner. A big bowl of spaghetti, garlic bread.. oh it was delicious!

Me in Mandy's dorm room. Side note: I am wearing these exact jeans today! haha.
I didn't realize I have had them this long.


Brittney sporting her new gloves while she straightens her hair.


Yum.. Starbucks. The time before in Chicago when we went to starbucks was where I first learned to play euchre with Mandy, Matt, Matt and Josh. Since then I have REALLY learned to play euchre. We play every sunday afternoon against Abbey and Seth. They were on a winning streak, but now we have won the last two times.


Shopping


We watched Matt's (Mandy's fiance at the time, now husband) intramural football game.




Here it is. The three of us went to the cheesecake factory!! YUM! This was the second time I went.
I definitely would go to chicago just for the cheesecake factory.


Hot fudge sunday cheesecake. I believe this was Britt's. I am SO getting this one next time!

My Carmel Apple Streusel. yumm. I believe Mandy had the same. Perfect with coffee or tea.


SO. Over at Jessica's Coupons is a giveaway that I definitely hope to win! Check it out! 25$ giftcard to the Cheesecake factory! 5 winners! So I could win.. and so could you and we could go together.If I win, I am definitely going to chicago soon!



Yay Chicago! We took engagement picture ideas with Mandy haha







One final cheesecake pic. It loos like Mandy did get something different.. maybe peanut butter something! looks good whatever it is.



Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Do your best and forget the rest!

That is Tony Horton's motto. (not to be confused with Tim Horton the player or the coffee shop)
Tony Horton is the guy from P90X and yes, I am attempting the work out.
I am doing my best and for that to happen I need to have 3 ways to keep accountable and one of those ways is going to have to be my blog. Sorry folks but if I know that SOMEone might read it and think, "uh oh.. Melissa hasn't posted about her workout or progress.." then hopefully I will feel some sort of responsibility to my readers.
So I will do my best. I will report a couple times a week. at least once. Probably every Tuesday.

Here is what has been happening so far.

Day 1- Monday: Arms, Chest and Ab ripper. It went well, I have never done so many pushups in my life combined! My arms are STILL very sore. I couldn't do very many reps.. an average of about 10 per set and I still do the "girl version" on my knees.
Ab ripper was intense. Abs still hurting as well.

Day 2- Tuesday: Plyometrics. Now I have done the plyo a few times at Jaspreet's house. This is quite the work out for the lower body. I have a hard time getting up after sitting down. I am indeed sore.

Day 3- Today: Shoulders and...arms.. I have no idea how I am going to do this when my arms are so sore still. but I will push through and do my best.

I heard the first 3 weeks of this program is the hardest...so it will take quite a bit of endurance.

Please keep me accountable.
Thanks!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Our First Christmas

I can't wait to celebrate Christmas with my husband! Make new traditions and celebrate the birth of our Saviour together!









We took a picture for our first Christmas card we are sending out! I didn't post the picture because I didn't want those who will be receiving a card from us to spoil the fun.. kinda haha.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Shape Ups!

Sketchers shape ups would be one thing on my Christmas list this year if I had a list. I definitely do not NEED them, but they would be nice to have seeing as I need new shoes anyways!

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So Songberries is having a giveaway to win some Shape Ups. Check it out Here!


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