Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Almost There.....

I hope everyone is having an awesome Wednesday! I definitely am because:

1. It is almost my "Friday"
2. I got to go out to lunch today
3. I just went by the brewery and MAN!! It is coming along fast now.
4. Last but not least, I get to see my Mom and "little" brother tomorrow!

I am only working a half day tomorrow, and then my favorite visitors will be arriving in time for some home cooked dinner-yes Mom, I'll make Pot Pie. :)

They are here for the WHOLE weekend....and I'm ready to get my shopping on with my mama. Whoo hoo! Why are they here, you may wonder? Well, because someone (ahem, me!) is turning the BIG 3-0. Bummer..... I'm beginning to think everyone either loves this b-day or hates it and for me, it is definitely the later. I am not embracing this like I wish I could....but I still have a few more days for that to happen. (Don't hold your breath!)

In any case, my boss took our department (all six of us) out to lunch today to a fantastic Italian restaurant. Yummy!! Then, after work I went by to see Justen (my man) and how the brewery is doing. I gotta tell you, it's finally sinking in. After months of hearing about this, you think that would have already happened, but for some reason today it just clicked. We're (mainly Justen) opening a brewery. And it's going to be beautiful!! Take a look....

Okay-don't pay any attention to all the stuff on the bar top, but that is the cold room-a large, silver, metal walk-in fridge that has been transformed into a nice, warm, center piece to pour beer out of. Haha....

To catch you up on my workouts-since last Thursday I've been going strong!

Friday 1/24: Gym (cardio)

Sunday 1/26: 13.3 mile bike ride (phew!)

Monday 1/27: Gym (arms and cardio)

Tuesday 1/28: Gym (cardio)

Wednesday 1/29: Gym (legs and cardio)

I will be going in tomorrow as well, for some cardio, but I will more than likely not be back until next week.

Sunday was a lot of fun-Justen and I went for a ride to the brewery and back, for a total of 13.3 miles....I think my legs are still tired!

In other random news, because it wouldn't be my blog if it wasn't random, I've noticed just how much my hair has faded in the last two weeks....yikes!

Looking at it now, it doesn't look the least bit red. I'm kind of bummed because the red was so different, but I must admit I like it now a little better. :)

I also tried to take a few pictures of my meals, and looking back at my pics, this was all I captured:

I made delicious water-adding in a whole cucumber, a lemon, a handful of mint leaves, and some fresh ginger. Man-o-man this was tasty!! You should make this if you have a hard time drinking water. I also made a salad for my lunch this weekend, as well as a very filling breakfast. It may not be pretty, but the potatoes, turkey sausage, and egg was delish-all topped with Del Taco hot sauce because I'm classy like that.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week! I probably won't be back until later this weekend, possibly next week, so this is the last time I will blog as a 29 year old. :(


1. Have you dreaded any birthdays?

2. What is your best birthday memory?

I have quite a few, but I'll share the first few that popped into my head.
-My 7th birthday, which was a surprise party! It was also the birthday where everyone (at my mom's instruction) brought me a box of Kleenex. I had a reputation for using tissues and blowing my nose a lot. Don't worry....this didn't scar me or anything. My therapist says I'm getting better. :)
-My 24th birthday, where I thought Justen was taking me to a nice romantic dinner to celebrate, but he ended up proposing. :) Awww....

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Going Strong....Kind Of

Hello again! I am sorry for my slight absence the last two weeks. I wish I could say something exciting happened, like I got picked to go hiking through the Amazon, or my Hubby surprised me with a vacation in Hawaii (hint, hint there Hubsters) but nothing cool happened. Well, nothing outstanding like that, but a few cool things occurred. :)
First, I am proud to say that my exercise goal for January-although it has not been every day this month-it has been almost everyday. Check it out:

Thursday 1/9: Gym

Friday 1/10: Walk/run intervals on the treadmill

Saturday 1/11: Worked at the brewery hanging the wood panels

Sunday 1/12: Walk

Wednesday 1/15: Walk

Thursday 1/16: Walk

Friday 1/17: Walk and ride bike

Saturday 1/18: 6 mile bike ride

Tuesday 1/21: Walk and 5 mile bike ride

Wednesday 1/22: Gym

Thursday 1/23: Gym

That's it in a nutshell! Yes, there are four days missing, but two of those days I had a migraine. Now the old me would have just given up. I didn't reach the goal, so there is no point in trying to keep working out. But the new me says to keep going to see how much more I can workout. Yay me!

You also may have noticed a few bike rides in the mix....and that is because we got new bikes!

My shins were getting worse and worse, so we decided if I wanted to stay active that I need a lower impact exercise. The bikes are so much fun and we can cover so much ground! We've ridden to a few different spots in the city and I may have fallen once or twice.....opps!

Unfortunately my shifter on my bike stopped working, so it is back in the shop until tomorrow or possibly Monday. Bummer.....and I was looking forward to a long ride this weekend.

The brewery is coming along nicely-and I even participated in helping to hang some wood on our cold box-it made such a huge difference!

It is being stained this week, so it will be darker than it is in the above picture.

In other brewery news, we finally have a logo:

We should be opening sometime in March-make sure you follow us on Facebook so you can come to the grand opening!!

I had been thinking about changing my hair a little, and last week I finally bit the bullet and went for it

This was taken right after I had it done-so it has faded considerably and looks like a reddish-brown. The highlights are under the top of my hair, so you can't tell when it grows out...which is perfect for me since it bugs me the second I see roots. :)

Last, but not least, I was able to pass on some of my football knowledge to my hubby (with a few text messages and help from my brother). Yes, he did not know much about the sport (or any) but that has changed! Last Sunday we hung out at Yardhouse for the second half of the Broncos and the Patriots game so I could show him what was what.

And then guess what happened?!

The Broncos won!!! YAY!! They're going to Superbowl! Yes-I love the Broncos, and the first basketball team I followed was the Nuggets (I even met Laphonso Ellis and spilt water on him). Denver all the way! :)

I hope everyone is having a great week. Tomorrow is FRIDAY! WHOOHOO!


1. What is your favorite sports team?

2. Do you have Superbowl plans?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

So Far, So Good

Well hello 2014!!

Hope everyone had a great New Year's-parties, drinks, and then those lovely resolutions. :)

I am happy to report that my running goal for January is off to a great start. I have exercised everyday so far, some more than others, but always a minimum of one mile. Yay me!!

Here is what I have done so far:

Wednesday 1/1: Ran outside 1.75 miles

Thursday 1/2: Ran outside 1.3 miles

Friday 1/3: Walked on the treadmill 1.5 miles

Saturday 1/4: Walked outside 2.25 miles

Sunday 1/5: Walked outside 1.5 miles

Monday 1/6: Went to the gym and did the elliptical for 30 mins

Tuesday 1/7: Walked outside 1 mile

Wednesday 1/8: Ran outside 1.25 miles

Phew!! I know it may not seem like a lot, but for now just getting back to a routine feels awesome! Eventually I plan on incorporating longer cardio sessions and some weights. All in good time though. If I make my goal this month, we'll expand on it next month!

Not much else has been going on, so I'll just share a few pictures from the ol' cell phone with you...

 We bought an awesome candle for the holidays from Bath and Body Works and last week we were watching a movie and had the candle lit. Out of nowhere it cracks and falls apart. Bummer...

I got a new pair of shoes I had been wanting from my Hubby for Christmas, but once I tried them on I kind of didn't like them. So I exchanged them for the new Mizuno Wave Inspires. They arrived today...along with a super comfy pair of Moving Comfort shorts. LOVE! <3

Yes-this is how we "walk" our dog...don't judge. We had decided to take the old man (the dog, not the Hubby) on a walk Sunday and got about a mile into it when he just stopped and wouldn't (couldn't?) walk anymore. So the Hubby had to carry him the home. Yeah, maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Hope you're all having a good week, getting back to the flow of things again. It's a pity to think our next paid holiday isn't until May...darn!


1. What did you do for New Years?

2. How are those resolutions treating you? :)