thanks for the sympathetic comments about the car sitch. we got his car back last night and i got a call from him today saying it STILL won’t run properly. what the fhewufhawjlfew.. i don’t want to think about it.
a big thank you to TERI, ms. a foodie stays fit, for sending me the mystery mail! i <3 her so much. and you all need to check out her fabulous blog.
meals & moves were lackluster today, but since that IS the reason behind the blog, i will show you anyway.
breakfast: 1 cup plain greek yogurt + 1 deep chocolate vitatop + glob of mighty maple peanut butter
“glob” is fun to say. a lot of you mentioned that you had never tried peanut butter with yogurt. um, you are missing out. try it!
lunch: hummus + turkey + spring greens + la tortilla factory wrap
boooring. but filling and tasty!
snack: wasas & cottage cheese.
never gets old.
i didn’t work out yesterday. unplanned day off because i was grumpy! i had all sorts of motivation when i hit the gym today.
i decided to try my hand (or feet, i guess) at an incline body for life style20 minute HIIT on the treadmill. i made it up on a whim. basically, you want to set the speed to a jogging pace and then increase the incline every minute.
|minute #||incline (%)||speed (MPH)||intensity (from 1-10)|
this was tough! and a lot of fun.
i finished my workout up with 10 minutes of intervals on the stairmill, because i love that thing.
i just got home from the gym and am trying to figure out dinner.. the possibilities are endless.
what i wore.
i know i missed showing you what i wore yesterday because i was in a bad mood.. but for the record, it was gray skinny jeans, a black cowl neck sweater and those same black wedges you’ve seen before. there, now you know.
today’s outfit was more casual, since i get to wear jeans to work on friday.
- purple T: nordstrom rack ($9)
- black cardigan: tj maxx ($7)
- scarf: H&M ($6)
- jeans: sevens ($200)<—did NOT buy these myself.. they were a birthday gift from my boss
- boots: uggs (nordstrom, $140)
for the record, i am not one of those people who insists on only wearing super expensive designer jeans. with that said, once i got a pair of them.. i fell in love. they are just so dang comfortable and flattering! if you haven’t yet, you all need to check out rachel’s post about denimentia. i laughed so hard. and she’s so right. i have purchased a couple pair of true religions at nordtrom rack at $90 a pair. compared to the full retail price, that’s not bad.. but it is still so much for jeans! i usually buy mine for $10 at forever 21.
a new challenge & flashback friday.
you guys know i am always up for a challenge of any kind. a body for life challenge, a bikini body challenge, a salad challenge, a style challenge. i may not always complete the challenge.. but committing to one and giving it your all is definitely admirable!
i saw this unique 30 day challenge on eliza’s blog and after looking over the tasks, i decided it would be fun to jump in and give it my all.
basically, you take the topic of the day and ramble about it. clearly, this challenge has my name all over it. i love using my blog as an online journal, so documenting things like this is always fun. i will tie each day’s topic into my daily post.. there is no way i would ever be responsible enough to post twice in one day. come on, guys, you know me.
SO, starting with day one: your current relationship.
let’s go ahead and double up by calling this my flashback friday!
well, this may come as a surprise, but i just got married. in july. since it is no big news that i am a newlywed, i will take this opportunity to tell you guys about how my current relationship came to be!
i started working at the company i work for in july of 2005. i remember the first time i met marshall. my boss was giving me a tour of the production area (we work for a manufacturing company) and i saw marshall.. he shook my hand when my boss introduced us. i thought he was cute and figured we would end up being work friends since he was about my same age. it’s a small company-less than 20 employees all together.
i quickly added him to myspace, since myspace was all the rage back then. we would leave each other dumb comments on myspace and we started eating lunch in the lunch room. we really had nothing in common. like, at all. but we got along. i had a boyfriend or two while working there the first couple years (and by “or two”, i don’t mean concurrently!) so i never thought about marshall “like that”. we talked all the time and he always would come to my office to get candy and chat on his breaks. my office overlooks the production shop and every morning i would get to work, go in my office, flip on the lights and look down at marshall and wave. i eventually ended up single, and it is safe to say i had slowly developed a work crush on him.
in may of 2007, marshall and i were both at a minus the bear concert. i was there with friends, he was there by himself. this was the first time i had seen him outside of work. i told him to come hang out with us during the concert and then invited him to the bar for a birthday party after the concert. he tagged along. it was a blast. we had so much fun. here is a photo from that night:
that was on a friday, and it was memorial day weekend.. so i didn’t see or talk to him until the following tuesday.
we didn’t really talk about how we had hung out or hit it off. but we both knew that we liked each other. my birthday was that week, and i invited him to my birthday party, which was at the bar. he didn’t show up. turns out, he didn’t want to show up alone and his friends didn’t want to go. fun fact: marshall and his friends don’t drink.. they were/are straight edge.
anyway, marshall finally got the guts to ask me on an official date. we went and saw “knocked up” on june 7, 2007. it was a thursday. yes, i remember the exact date. i am a goon. we met at the theater, spent the whole time wishing the other one would reach out for a hand hold, but neither of us did. wimps. we ended the “date” with an awkward hug and we parted ways.. even though we both wanted to keep hanging out. the next day, friday, i was at a bar with some friends and he was at a concert that was right by where i was. he came over and said hi and we hung out for a bit.. but then parted ways, once again. the next day, saturday, he asked if i wanted to hang out at his house. i quickly agreed and headed up to his house. he lived about 45 minutes from me. i remember exactly what i was wearing. right down to what purse i was using that day. i used to be an avid purse changer. anyway.. we hung out, watched TV and movies, and just had a great time. who knew we were so compatible?!
the inseparableness began. we literally hung out every day!
we also worked together, and nobody knew we were dating, so we would sneak kisses in here and there while at work. very sneaky. it was so fun and new and exciting!! eventually we became “official” boyfriend+girlfriend. i remember that it was the night of the 4th of july. he was sick and so i went up to his house to see him. and i asked HIM to be my boyfriend. he may tell you differently, but don’t believe him! this was the very next day:
we dated for quite awhile. i got penny. she and randy became best friends. we went on trips to vegas. hawaii. california. moab. life was good! oh, and marshall ended up becoming an installer so we weren’t actually working TOGETHER every day. we would just see each other in the mornings at the office. i think that was a good thing for our relationship—not to always be together all day every day.
in february of 2010 we went to jamaica on a work trip. i had NO idea what marshall was planning on.. but he ended up proposing to me while we were in jamaica. it was a huge surprise! we had talked about getting married but i didn’t think he was really ready for the commitment. turns out, he was. and we got married on july 17, 2010. the rest is history in the making :)
awe. that was fun. i like thinking about our love story.
1. what is your current relationship status? if you are attached.. how did you meet?
2. designer jeans: yay, nay, or sometimes?
go packers :)
xo. janetha g.