Friday, August 6, 2010

POM Wonderful, 8 Questions, 4 miles

I hear you - garnish or not fresh spices are the BOMB! I'm really enjoying using them for garnish too - it seriously amazes me how different garnish makes things look! So... Look what I got in ze mail!

Ryan at POM Wonderful sent me an amazing sample - a case of 8 oz. POM juices. Me and Austin put it in the fridge and immediately gave them a whirl. WE'RE FANS! As you know, I don't normally drink calories unless they're alcoholic (true story), but I wanted to try these! I think they're awesome - tastes like a flavorful apple juice + cranberry juice combo, but no acidity (which I hate; nothing like a sip that hurts the inside of my mouth - eek!). It was smooth and something i'd definitely drink again. Austin was probably a bigger fan than me. He said he's "missed juice." Oops! I thought this was very interesting (found on the POM Wonderful website): click to make larger!
Perhaps this had to do with the lack of acidity? I don't know, but this definitely makes a case for POM to me. Also, how cute is the bottle? I mean really! LOL Anywho - great product!!

Q: Have you ever tried POM Wonderful?!

So all that went down yesterday was work, 4 miles during lunch and more work. All of the food was cooked, Reuben was groomed, the house was cleaned - so it was just CHILL TIME with Austin. Love it. I ended up at 1,780 calories, 288 carbs, 42 fat grams and 71 protein grams. LOTS of carbs - don't know what happened there. I was REALLY hungry but that's a bit too much snacking. Next time i'll have more protein instead! Here's what I ate. Oh one more thing - Jenny from Not Just a Pretty Face tagged me to answer these fun questions, then come up with 8 of my own and tag 8 fellow bloggers. Love it!

1. The line from any song that always "gets you". I.e. makes you smile, tear up, feel some emotion, etc. Suddenly I see This is what I wanna be; Suddenly I see Why the hell it means so much to me. That little KT Tunstall song just gets me – makes me want to keep trying!

2. If you could choose any other name than your own, what would you choose? Probably Ryan. I was supposed to be a boy and when I was a girl they went with Kelly. Kinda wished they’d let me rock a “boy name.”

3. Everyone has their hang-ups and being able to admit those, I think, shows a sign of strength and not weakness. What is your biggest weakness and what do you do to work on it? I have several! Spreading myself too thin, holding grudges, putting too much pressure on myself to be what I view as “perfect,” being ‘gossipy’, to name a few. I swear I’m a good person LOL I just want to be a better listener, a better friend and a more full person. These are things I work on!!

4. On the other side- what's your most positive attribute? Probably being dependable – if I can be there I’m THERE. And being loyal – I don’t forget those who have stood by me or helped me and I love to return the favor.

5. The one celebrity who annoys you to NO end! Just one? I guess all of the non-celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Trista that bachelorette girl, Kristin Cavallari (sp?). I just find it annoying that they don't seem to be talented at anything? I don't get it!

6. If you could dedicate a song to anyone right, now what would that song be and to whom? Jack Johnson’s Banana Pancakes to Austin!

7. If you could own one memorabilia item from the set of ANY movie, what would that item be? Oh wow – do cars count as memorabilia?? How about clothes from a TV series? If so, everything from Carrie and Charlotte’s closets on SATC!

8. If you were forced to be addicted to ONE thing- what would you hope that thing would be? Vegetables or cardio. Talk about making my life easy!

Here are my 8 questions:

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do?
2. What's your favorite ab exercise?
3. Protein powder - yay or nay?
4. What are your Labor Day plans?
5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals?
6. What's your favorite stretch?
7. What's your motto?
8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did?

Hope my questions aren't too lame, but they are things i'm interested in right now!! I would love for any and all of you to answer them if you would like to. :)

23 comments:

Genesis said...

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do? massage, shopping (if it was free) and eating
2. What's your favorite ab exercise? russian twists with medicine ball
3. Protein powder - yay or nay? yay, particularly whey
4. What are your Labor Day plans? homework, since school will be in session
5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals? run a half marathon in 2:15
6. What's your favorite stretch? i have so many but stretches that mainly deal with my legs
7. What's your motto? Just One More Mile (for Running), Take Me As I Am (for whatevers)
8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did? Is a cellphone an instrument...i mean it does make calls and so much more...But I guess if youre talking about musical instrument, I play none, but I wish I could play the piano

p.s. i tried the POM iced coffees

DecoratedAndExhausted said...

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do? A massage FOR SURE, pedicure and a yoga class - talk about relaxing :)
2. What's your favorite ab exercise? I don't have one *sigh* - I hate doing abs :(
3. Protein powder - yay or nay? Yay!
4. What are your Labor Day plans? Great question... we don't have any yet which is nice :)
5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals? I wish!!! I'm so awkward at running, I would really love to learn again and watching you do C25K wishes I never quit doing it.
6. What's your favorite stretch? Love stretching, it's so realaxing. I don't have a favorite, but any stretches with my neck and back I love.
7. What's your motto? Life is what you make it
8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did? Never played an instrument, but hubby likes to TRY and play the guitar ;)

Ms. Emily Ann said...

I have never had POM juice, but am not one for drinking calories either ~ besides alcohol of course :)

So..answer to your ?'s...

1. Sleep, gym, pool, spa, wine date night w my bf

2. I like ab exercises that don't feel like ab exercises, like doing planks

3. Take it or leave it ~ I have used Whey after workouts and like it, but don't do it every time

4. Maybe visit a friend in Ocean City, maybe just stay home and relax

5. Yes, but I do it to clear my mind, almost therapuetic, so I haven't done any races, I enjoy runing and fear adding stress and pressure into the equation

6. Yoga ~ Sun Salutations are the best!

7. I have two ~ 'The more you live the less you die', and 'In the end, Only Kindness matters'

8. I can sorta play piano ~ I really want to take lessons again.

***Thanks for your super sweet, supportive comment yesterday :)

april said...

I'm the exact same way with celebrities.. I dont' get it!

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do? I would lift, lay in bed all day with my boyfriend and cuddle, and bake!

2. What's your favorite ab exercise? Hanging Straight Leg raises!

3. Protein powder - yay or nay? Uh.. YAY!!! haha

4. What are your Labor Day plans? Nada

5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals?
Nope, never ever run. I stink at it!

6. What's your favorite stretch? I'd say probably with your legs out like a v to stretch your inner thighs. Mine are so tight!

7. What's your motto? Everything happens for a reason

8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did? I wish I did,but I play nothing!

homecookedem said...

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do? spa day, eat chocolate chip cookie dough ;), and go shopping
2. What's your favorite ab exercise? bicycle crunches
3. Protein powder - yay or nay? used to be yay, but right now nay b/c its sounded gross since becoming preggo
4. What are your Labor Day plans? haven't thought about it yet actually, but will probably just lay around and relax
5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals? Used to pre-pregnancy, now I just walk. I definitely want to get back into it post-baby!
6. What's your favorite stretch? I can't remember what's its called but there's a yoga move that stretches out my butt perfectly, haha
7. What's your motto? I don't think I really have a motto... hmmm, need to get one though! ;)
8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did? I used to play the flute in band... took piano lessons as a kid. I wish I had stuck with it and become a really good piano player.

Have a great weekend!!

Lisa @ I'm an Okie said...

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do?
2. What's your favorite ab exercise? Go to a beautiful farmers market either in Colorado, NYC, or Seattle, lay on the beach...reading and then faling asleep, and going to an OU football game. Not realistic, but that'd be my dream day.
3. Protein powder - yay or nay? yay, just not all th etime or too much
4. What are your Labor Day plans? no idea.
5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals? Yes, and not really.
6. What's your favorite stretch? legs and but stretches
7. What's your motto? anything is possible
8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did? nope and yes!

Jenny said...

I love Pom Juice. I had it for the first time two years ago and although I was at first scared by the sugar, carbs and calories, I realized it was healthy for me to dring sparingly :-) The POM wonderful folks also sent me a case of the juice, but they sent me the Pom/Blueberry flavor, which I hadn't tried before. I think I actually like it BETTER than regular Pom.

HAHA I foudn this typo in your post. And I'm not pointing it out because I think you suck, but because it was funny and made me laugh :-)

"Me and honest put it in the fridge and immediately gave them a whirl."

Kacy said...

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do? Sleep in, catch up on my DVR, and read a good book
2. What's your favorite ab exercise? plank (love/hate)
3. Protein powder - yay or nay? Yay, in moderation.
4. What are your Labor Day plans? Haha, no idea. I kind of hate Labor Day because it means summer's over. I do have to do a 14-mile run at some point so that's on the agenda :)
5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals? A marathon!
6. What's your favorite stretch? I love stretching my hips and also child's pose.
7. What's your motto? Life is beautiful :)
8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did? I'm so not musical, but I really wish I was.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I like POM juice, but it's a bit too many calories for me on a regular basis... :)

Loved learning a bit more about you!

Here are my answers to your 8 questions:

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do? Read a book, go for a long hike, and get a massage.

2. What's your favorite ab exercise? Plank.

3. Protein powder - yay or nay? Nay.

4. What are your Labor Day plans? I may hike a half marathon that day. But my "victims" haven't committed all the way yet... :)

5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals? I run, but just a little, as my weak ankle can't handle too much... No, no goals.

6. What's your favorite stretch? I think it's call pigeon stretch.

7. What's your motto? Don't worry about being perfect. Just do the best you can at the time.

8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did? I used to play the recorder (and hubby, who used to play first violin in a traveling orchestra, makes fun of me for it...).

This was fun! :) Have a great weekend!

Melissa said...

I so wish Pom would send me free stuff. I'm just like you and hate drinking cals, but they looks SO yummy!

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do? ~ run, shop, and listen to music
2. What's your favorite ab exercise? ~ planks
3. Protein powder - yay or nay? ~ nay!
4. What are your Labor Day plans? ~ relaxing.. getting my life back together
5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals? ~ yup.. half mary in Sept and Nov. I would love to do a marathon, but we'll see
6. What's your favorite stretch? Ooh.. I'm so bad at stretching, but childs pose if I had to say one
7. What's your motto? ~ "Live, Laugh, Love"
8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did? Used to-- the flute

Gabriela said...

Just got caught up on all your old posts- I love your new kitchen, and the bachelorette party looks like so much fun!!
1. Massage, blog, eat chocolate!
2. Raised-leg crunches
3. Yay in moderation- Sun Warrior vanilla!
4. I'll be back at school in NYC!
5. Yep- just signed up for a half in November, and I'd like to beat my previous time!
6. Pigeon pose- great stretch for your hips!
7. "To making each day count."
8. Yup, I've been playing the piano since I was 3!

greekyogurt said...

1 Shopping, swimming, sex(well you asked :))

2 I do yoga, I think in general is the perfect ab exercise

3 I never eat things that are not...foods

4 Work!

5 I walk for 2-5 hours per day

6 Everything that has to do with my legs

7 Leave for tomorrow anything that you are bored to do today

8 I used to play piano, because it was compulsory in school but I was completely not talented and today I can play only the happy birthday song

Lindsey said...

Here are my 8 questions:


1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do?
Like most of the ladies, I would do a spa day: massage (love them), facial, and main/pedi - I'm counting the mani/pedi as one.

2. What's your favorite ab exercise?
I love the roll up/v-up combo. When you're laying on your back, you roll up and stretch over to your toes. Then you move backward (just until your lower back touches the floor) and bring your arms and feet together for a "v-up" --- if that makes any sense.

3. Protein powder - yay or nay?
YAY! I like Muscle Milk light. I don't drink it like I used to - too many calories but a great snack to keep you full and help rebuild.

4. What are your Labor Day plans?
LOL - when's Labor Day?

5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals?
Running a full marathon...oy! I always feel certain I can do it... while I'm drinking!

6. What's your favorite stretch?
You know I love some stretches! But honestly, the one that "feels" the best to me especially now with all the running is like the camel/half camel. I gotta stretch the inside of my calves/shin muscle. I also love to stetch my feet - often overlooked.

7. What's your motto?
Carpe Diem - seize the day - it's on my ID running badge on my shoe. The badge just identifies me incase I drop dead whilst running...which is always possible.

8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did?
OH I WISH I DID. I'm so not talented. :( I'd love to be able to burst out with some piano.

Melissa said...

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do? Sleep, Shop and Drink a lot of wine.

2. What's your favorite ab exercise? I like side crunches.

3. Protein powder - yay or nay? NAY

4. What are your Labor Day plans? Going to a wedding.

5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals? I run sometimes and would like to run a 5K.

6. What's your favorite stretch? Not sure what it's called but it's a glute/hip stretch.

7. What's your motto? Go Big.

8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did? No and No. I'd rather be a singer. :)

Anne Marie said...

Labor day is my 2nd wedding anniversary, so the hubby and I are going to spend the day doing something fun!

Melinda said...

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do? Sleep late, watch chick flicks, tan and read chick lit

2. What's your favorite ab exercise? none! lol
3. Protein powder- some.
4. What are your Labor Day plans? Not sure yet- probably the beach and camping
5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals? I do run- ran a 5k last year- once the house is finished- maybe another 5k in the works
6. What's your favorite stretch? Any!
7. What's your motto? Live life to the fullest every moment!
8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did? I used to both sing and play the piano both without lessons- it just came natural to me- I haven't done either in forever, so it wouldn't be a pretty sight I'm afraid.

Lara (Thinspired) said...

I know I'm late to the party, but how fun! I love the questions you got and your answers.

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do?
-sleep, workout, read
2. What's your favorite ab exercise?
-Plank
3. Protein powder - yay or nay?
-Yay!
4. What are your Labor Day plans?
-See #1 ;)
5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals?
-I'm a non-committal runner!
6. What's your favorite stretch?
-Anything that stretches my hip flexors!
7. What's your motto?
-"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."
8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did?
-I used to the play the piano as a kid but quit as a teenager. I regret it!

haute.teapot said...

1. Watch a movie, read a book, and cook a delicious meal over wine to share with loved ones.

2. Scissor kicks.

3. Yay sometimes, but just for the taste, I like Jay Robb's Vanilla Whey.

4. Don't have any yet--eek!

5. No, but I love the idea of being a runner. I always think running must be like Blake Lively running in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants down the beach with that catchy song in the background. True story.

6. Anything I learn in yoga is pretty darn good.

7. Sounds a little silly, but: Live your dreams, don't dream your life.

8. No, but the piano or violin--ooh how I would love to be good!

haute.teapot said...

1. Watch a movie, read a book, and cook a delicious meal over wine to share with loved ones.

2. Scissor kicks.

3. Yay sometimes, but just for the taste, I like Jay Robb's Vanilla Whey.

4. Don't have any yet--eek!

5. No, but I love the idea of being a runner. I always think running must be like Blake Lively running in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants down the beach with that catchy song in the background. True story.

6. Anything I learn in yoga is pretty darn good.

7. Sounds a little silly, but: Live your dreams, don't dream your life.

8. No, but the piano or violin--ooh how I would love to be good!

Anne Marie said...

Labor day is my 2nd wedding anniversary, so the hubby and I are going to spend the day doing something fun!

Melinda said...

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do? Sleep late, watch chick flicks, tan and read chick lit

2. What's your favorite ab exercise? none! lol
3. Protein powder- some.
4. What are your Labor Day plans? Not sure yet- probably the beach and camping
5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals? I do run- ran a 5k last year- once the house is finished- maybe another 5k in the works
6. What's your favorite stretch? Any!
7. What's your motto? Live life to the fullest every moment!
8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did? I used to both sing and play the piano both without lessons- it just came natural to me- I haven't done either in forever, so it wouldn't be a pretty sight I'm afraid.

Lindsey said...

Here are my 8 questions:


1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do?
Like most of the ladies, I would do a spa day: massage (love them), facial, and main/pedi - I'm counting the mani/pedi as one.

2. What's your favorite ab exercise?
I love the roll up/v-up combo. When you're laying on your back, you roll up and stretch over to your toes. Then you move backward (just until your lower back touches the floor) and bring your arms and feet together for a "v-up" --- if that makes any sense.

3. Protein powder - yay or nay?
YAY! I like Muscle Milk light. I don't drink it like I used to - too many calories but a great snack to keep you full and help rebuild.

4. What are your Labor Day plans?
LOL - when's Labor Day?

5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals?
Running a full marathon...oy! I always feel certain I can do it... while I'm drinking!

6. What's your favorite stretch?
You know I love some stretches! But honestly, the one that "feels" the best to me especially now with all the running is like the camel/half camel. I gotta stretch the inside of my calves/shin muscle. I also love to stetch my feet - often overlooked.

7. What's your motto?
Carpe Diem - seize the day - it's on my ID running badge on my shoe. The badge just identifies me incase I drop dead whilst running...which is always possible.

8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did?
OH I WISH I DID. I'm so not talented. :( I'd love to be able to burst out with some piano.

Kacy said...

1. If you had the whole day to yourself what 3 things would you do? Sleep in, catch up on my DVR, and read a good book
2. What's your favorite ab exercise? plank (love/hate)
3. Protein powder - yay or nay? Yay, in moderation.
4. What are your Labor Day plans? Haha, no idea. I kind of hate Labor Day because it means summer's over. I do have to do a 14-mile run at some point so that's on the agenda :)
5. Do you run? If so, do you have any running goals? A marathon!
6. What's your favorite stretch? I love stretching my hips and also child's pose.
7. What's your motto? Life is beautiful :)
8. Do you play an instrument? If so, which one? If not, do you wish you did? I'm so not musical, but I really wish I was.