Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My First Birthday Present, Twilight, C25K, Pre-Cooking for a Long Weekend!

THANK YOU for your sweet comments on my last post - interesting to hear your take on success, and of the ideas about our blogs, efforts and goals. I don't know about you guys but this has been a super stressful week for me! Lots of stuff, at work and at home, has been keeping me working around the clock! So glad I have a holiday on Monday - I'm going to need it! Backing up....

Yesterday, while LONG, was great! I got up, worked, walked 3 miles before lunch and had a working during the lunch hour (Jason’s Deli – I ordered the turkey wrap with tortilla chips/salsa… but had a cookie!) After lunch I worked more, then headed over to our parent company’s gym for 3.5 miles, P90X ab ripper and upper body ST. For the mileage, I did 3 minutes at 4.0, 21 minutes at 6.3 and 1 minute at 7.5, then I walked at 4.0 until 3.5 miles! So 22 minutes/straight – still building back up! After the workout I showered at the gym, then hit up Trader Joe’s for a few items Austin couldn’t find at lunch at the other store, then met my mom at Nordstrom. I ran in and they were having a major sale – grabbed Austin another pair of Sevens & 3 Lacostes and a pair of shorts – great prices! Then we went out to the car and my mom gave me my first birthday gift for my upcoming 28th birthday on 7/7. OMG – greatest gift ever!!

Mini back story: I think I’ve mentioned that we’re trying to do more with the outdoors (i.e. color scheme: navy, apple green and yellow; bought a green umbrella; bought navy pillows… still need to do more). Well mom bought us GREAT Pottery Barn outdoor entertaining flatware (24 pieces in yellow/white), a large navy Tag bowl (for salads) and an awesome Pottery Barn condiment set with classic ketchup, mustard, relish and mayo. LOVE IT. Now I just need to have peeps over. LOL Thanks, Mom!!!

image found online - she got me 2 sets of these!

image found at PB - how CUTE is this?! Love!!

Taken with iPhone as my upload cord is at work - grrrrrrr!

After receiving the best b-day present ever, we walked over with our Twilight lanyards to see an early preview at 9 p.m. (before the opening at midnight). The entire theater – seriously – was Twilight. Just wear your lanyard and sit where you want. We sat down at 10 til, mom grabbed some popcorn and drinks for us and then BOOM it started – no previews. SWEET! I don’t want to ruin the movie for anyone but I will say that the boys looked cute, this was one of my favorite books of the 4, there were a couple of lines that were laugh-out-loud funny and I’d definitely see it again (for free of course). :)

After the movie me and mom got lost in the parking deck, got found and then headed home. I got in at 11:30 p.m. beat, but not too exhausted to make Austin try on all of the clothes. The shirts were a hit, the pants too big and the shorts too long. 3/5 – I’m down with that! Then we opened up my gift – Austin loved it too!

I ended up at 2,045 calories, 177 fat grams, 97 carbs and 54 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. Too many calories fo sho but I admittedly can’t pass up movie theater popcorn (which partly explains why I rarely go! Haha j/k).

Today I just worked, stressed out a bit, walked 4 miles during lunch and read 50 more pages of Wildwood, worked then headed straight home to do the following:

  • hung out with Reuben & Austin - duh
  • Pre-cooked the following: 4 fiesta chicken, 4 beef taco mixes, 6 sausage and egg casserole (new!), 6 sausage and potato bake (new!), and 4 bacon/ranch slowcooker chicken pastas.
  • Reorganized my kitchen cabinets (they were a mess! did this while the above was baking!)
  • Ran a load of laundry
  • Gave Reuben a new toy!
  • Watched Make it or Break It (so glad it's back!)
Great night! And now I have 12 breakfasts and 12 lunch/dinners ready to go! I ended up at 1,516 calories, 177 carbs, 67 fat grams and 68 protein grams. Here's what I ate.

Q: What are you doing for the 4th? We're headed to the lake on Friday - gotta get Reuben's life jacket ready!

Q: Can you believe it's already July?! I'm in shock! Where did June go?!


Big Pissy said...

Sooooooooooooo glad you like the birthday gift! YAY!!!! :)

I had such a fun time with you last night.

We need to go to more free movies! ;-)

Lele said...

I go INSANE at Pottery Barn. It's like my favorite place ever. Since the kitchen is my favorite room in the house, I think it should also be the cutest!

Anonymous said...

I love pottery barn - what you got was so cute! I totally cant resist movie popcorn either, so good.

Mica said...

That's a great birthday present, and I'm sure you'll get so much fun use out of it!

Haven't seen "Twilight" yet...

Tyler said...

I LOVE Nordstrom and Pottery Barn! You are so lucky to have them close to you! I can't belive it's July either. This year is seriously FLYING!

P.S. I've been on a big dress and skirt kick lately and I beleive it was inspired by your lovely self!

lee@In My Tummy said...

Very cute stuff! Happy early birthday!

Anne Marie said...

I love the PB jars! They are adorable! I'm going to my mom's house for a picnic. I can't wait!

hbobier @ Basil Vodka said...

Let me know when your outdoor party is...I'll be right over! :)

As for the fourth, I'm headed to Wisconsin to go camping and hit up the Dave Matthews Band concert!

homecookedem said...

How sweet of your mom to get you all of the fun pottery barn stuff! It's so cute and will look so great at your place!!

I'm going to see twilight tonight... but haven't read any of the books... only saw the first movie... ;) So yeah, I'll probably be a little lost, but oh well. My friend is paying so that's fine by me! And cute boys help out too! ;)

Kacy said...

I love all your outdoor stuff! I'd love to come over for a party, haha!

I absolutely can't believe it's July already - nuts.

Anonymous said...

What a fun night out with your momma! That patio stuff is so cute - I have no decorating sense at all so I drool over your blog!

Looking forward to the long weekend too - except today is my Friday! :D

Gabriela said...

Such a good bday present- I love Pottery Barn!! The 4th is actually my brother's birthday, so on the actual day I think we'll be having a family dinner!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

I can't believe it's July today. This year has flown by. I love Pottery Barn - it's probably good there isn't one in our town because I would be broke!