Friday, December 30, 2011

Dream On!

"Dream On" is the color of the nail polish I have on right now.  The brand is "Sinful Colors." It's hard to capture the awesomeness on camera, but it's a really bright magenta pink/purple.  One of my students got it for me for Xmas, since they know I love brightly colored nail polish. :)

It inspires me to be more creative and fun!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ha! Showed You!

To all those nay-sayers out there who have made fun of me for wearing a pedometer to track my steps on a daily basis...

I just had $125 deposited into my bank account for getting up to the next level for Virgin Health Miles.

HA!  I just got PAID for walking! Booooooyaahh! (do people say that anymore? If not, I just brought it back!)

I have a pretty little necklace over at Tiffany's that I've had my eye on, and I'm pretty sure that my walking money will be what pays for it!

Ooooohhhhh yeaaaaahhh

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Favs

All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Urban Decy All Nighter
Some of my new favorite products that I have been using all the time: 

This spray is awesome!  I can spray it on after my makeup is on, and it helps make it last longer throughout the day!  I usually get the smaller bottle, which is $11 and it lasts for a while.

Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube
Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer

I have been using this primer for a year or two now.  I tried the too faced primer but didn't like it as much.  This one honestly makes it so my eye shadow doesn't crease AT ALL all day long.  The only thing I can't figure out yet, is how to prevent my eye liner from creasing, but that's another story.

Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
Bare Escentuals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush

I used to just put concealer on with my fingers, but after switching to a brush, I'll never go back! It's SO much better, and there's just better coverage this way.  It's funny, when it comes to Bare Escentuals, I actually like their tools better than their actual makeup.
Skin-Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller
Skin-Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller

I love this eye-roller! Concealer and brightener all in one!  I love that it feels a bit cold, because it wakes my eyes up.  And it's not greasy at all!  It actually feels really good when you put it on.  The roller ball is cool too because it helps smooth it over.

Do you have any new favs you want to share?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Workout Crazy

So I worked out on Thursday, twice on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and then twice today.  So technically, I've worked out seven times in a row! Yikes! I know it's best to have a day of rest, but it's hard to stop once I'm on a roll!

AND I'm in some more step challenges with my co-workers, so that's extra motivation!  I feel like I just have this non-stop burst of energy and motivation and I should use it while I have it!

Tomorrow I'm going to a Step and Sculpt class with a co-worker and then I might go back to the gym with Dan later on again.  That's how I went twice tonight...I went to a half and half class where you do half cardio/dance and then half muscle conditioning with weights and the yoga ball.  It was awesome, but I didn't feel as exhausted/sweaty as I wanted to.  I came home, had dinner with Dan, and then I went to the gym again with him and just ran/walked on the treadmill for a while.

So the suggested amount of steps a regular person should take is about 10,000 steps a day (typically with "normal" size steps, 2,000 steps = 1 mile so that would mean walking about 5 miles a day is good).  Well, I have been averaging way more than that.  When my school day is over, I usually already have about 10,000 steps.  Then I have my workout, and of course today with 2 workouts I got a TON of steps.

So how many did I get today? ...Are you ready?  28,082 steps!!

I know, crazy, right?! And awesome! Now all I need to see is the scale move some more (downwards please!) and then I'll be even happier!

Let's hope! I'll keep you updated :)

Have a great night!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hoping my work will pay off

This week I worked out on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and twice on Friday.  After I write this post, I'm going to go to the gym, and may even possibly go again later tonight.  I am trying SO hard to lose some weight, and I haven't seen the scale move much at all yet, except for a pound or so.  I know it takes a while, but seeing a difference (even a little) would be even more motivation for me.

I hope I see some serious movement soon-ish!


Yesterday was a productive day.  I went to the dentist and had a cleaning.  I was so happy that I got a great report! All my flossing has paid off! Woo!  I also went to my bladder doctor and that went well too.  I took the day off to go to those appointments, and also to relax a bit.  It was really nice waking up at 9am, instead of 6am.  Sometimes you just need that!

I'm looking forward to the holidays, but I still can't believe it's so close! It just doesn't even feel like December right now!

I finished all of my holiday shopping on Black Friday (ohhh yeah!) so all I really have to do to finish is start my wrapping.  Thankfully I have a lot of bags and tissue, which is my favorite kind of "wrapping."

Anyways, I'm off to the gym. 

Happy Weekend!