Weekend Vlog & Fitness Log

See what I did there?  Enjoy the (long!) vlog in which I shopped a lot at Alex & Ani, Sephora, and Barnes & Noble, ate at Tiffani Faison’s Sweet Cheeks Q, and celebrated my brother’s birthday!

And here’s how the week at the gym went:

  • Monday | Hard day.  Decided to avoid running, boo.
  • Tuesday | Instead of running, I took my very first spinning class!  Honestly, I’ve been afraid of this for so long but I bit the bullet and ended up totally loving it!  I’m going back for another today… perhaps as you’re reading this!
  • Wednesday | 1.5 miles
  • Thursday | 1.5 miles
  • Friday | Lazy day.  No running.
  • Saturday | 1.5 miles
  • Sunday | 1 mile.  Guess that’s a Sunday thing now.

So, no great distances this week but I went to the gym 5 out of 7 days and hey, that’s not too shabby!  The worst part of this is the days I didn’t go to the gym were days I simply didn’t feel like it.  Here, I think I could’ve done better.  This is not always the case (and spoiler alert: not the case this week) but when it is, I should be pushing myself a little more.

This week’s goal: no excuses.  No “I don’t feel like it” or lazy days.  Let’s see how I do!

15 Weird Facts Tag

Hello blog friends!  Since it’s a crazy, busy week, I thought I’d do something quick.  I found this tag on my friend Jenn’s blog over at Hello Wench.  It’s some random info, but you’ll definitely learn some weird things about me.  I challenge you to do this tag if you’d like!

here's a weird picture from 2011.

here’s a weird picture from 2011.

[1] What’s a nickname only your family calls you? | My mom calls me Broom-Hilda, after this little cartoon witch. I’m not sure how it got associated with me.

[2] What’s a weird habit of yours? | I have certain shows that I put on specifically to fall asleep to. I don’t know if it’s weird to fall asleep to TV, but it’s probably weird to have certain shows for that purpose.

[3] Do you have any weird phobias? | I’m horrified of and completely disgusted by marshmallow fluff.  I can’t even look at the stuff!

[4] What’s a song you secretly LOVE to blast & belt out when you’re alone? | Show tunes are my real guilty pleasure. A particular favorite is “Ya Never Know” from Little Shop.

[5] What’s one of your biggest pet peeves? | Sneezing and nobody says bless you. It drives me crazy!

[6] What’s one of your nervous habits? | Clenching my teeth/jaw.

[7] What side of the bed do you sleep on? | I sleep in the middle of my bed, toward whichever side the nightstand is on.

[8] What was your first stuffed animal & it’s name? | My parents tell me it was a dog named Alex.

[9] What’s the drink you ALWAYS order at Starbucks? | Grande Non-Fat Caramel Macchiato.

[10] What’s the beauty rule you preach… but never ACTUALLY practice? | If I’m wearing mascara only, I rarely actually take it off before I go to bed.

[11] Which way do you face in the shower? | I always face toward the shower head, unless I’m rinsing out my hair.

[12] Do you have any ‘weird’ body ‘skills’? | I probably have a lot, since I’m double-jointed in a lot of places.  I can put my legs behind my head.  I can clasp my hands behind my back, and twist them over my head and to the front of my body without letting go– that freaks people out, usually.

[13] What’s your favorite ‘comfort food’/food that’s ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyways? | Macaroni & cheese.

[14] What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say? | “Holy cannoli!”

[15] Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing? | No pants.  A tank, a tee, or a sweatshirt depending on the weather.