twosie tuesday.

by Janetha on April 10, 2012

in random rambles

it’s been a minute since i posted twelve lists of two on tuesday. (because it’s TWO thousand TWELVE.) here we go again!

two things i did today.

1. got my hair done. chop chop! only cut off three inches but it was a much needed trim. aaaaand i got the same, boring highlights. i am NOT adventurous in the hair department. and i am OK with that.

2. went to the gym. i didn’t get home from my hair appointment til 7, so i didn’t want to do a very long workout. i decided to keep it short with a 30 minute shoulders & abs circuit routine that i made up as i went along:

circuit 1: three times through

  • standing dumbbell shoulder press x 12 reps
  • side to side twists (sitting on bench) while bouncing 15# medicine ball on each side x 30 reps (15 each side)
  • burpees x 10 reps

circuit 2: three times through

circuit 3: three times through

  • side dumbbell raise x 12 reps
  • dumbbell snatch/woodchopper x 15 reps each side
  • bicycle crunch x 50 reps (25 each side)

circuit 4: three times through

  • cable external rotation x 12 reps each side
  • kneeling weighted cable crunches x 25 reps
  • butt kicks x 100 reps

that was quick, sweaty, and fun.

two things i ate today.

1. rice cakes with sunbutter. i cannot get enough of this combo. love it!

2. dijon chicken artichoke pasta from good clean fun.

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i followed page’s recipe for the most part. here are my changes:

  • spaghetti squash instead of soba noodles
  • omitted butter
  • used 1/2 of a red onion instead of shallots
  • doubled the amount of artichokes
  • used red cooking wine instead of dry white
  • i added 1/3 cup of white balsamic vinegar at the same time as the wine
  • doubled the amount of greek yogurt and dijon mustard
  • used whole milk instead of cream

this was DELICIOUS. cannot wait for leftovers tomorrow!

two blog posts to read.

1. tuesday trainer: adventurous april edition from lindsay’s list. i am so happy everyone has their adventure pants! i even submitted a video this week, so you can check that post out to see me doing a new move at my gym.

2. the health halo from enjoy your healthy life. annette discusses a great topic regarding foods that are disguised as healthy.

two blogs you should be reading.

1. truly into fitness.

new favorite blog. don’t tell jess, but i have a total crush on her. don’t tell marshall, either! she has had an amazing weight loss transformation, is super fashionable, and has a swissy. what’s not to love?


2. running to the kitchen.

gina has some great recipes that all look delicious. she is into working out and is a fellow livefitter. her photography is incredible, too!


two new clothing purchases.

1. american eagle artist pant. i’ve been hunting for some khakis to wear to work and found these. they’re made from really soft fabric and are super comfy. plus they were only forty bucks.

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2. lululemon practice freely tank. uh-oh.. i think my first lululemon purchase from the other weekend created a monster. plus free shipping and paypal checkout makes it WAY too easy to spend money on! smart marketing. i rationalize that $58 for this is OK because it is a sports bra AND a tank top in one.. right? right.

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two iphone apps i’m loving.

1. family feud. yeah.. just what i needed.. another iphone game to waste ALL MY TIME.


2. photoshake. this photography app is a lot of fun! there are tons of features to transform your photos into really unique collages. you shake your phone and the app jumbles everything up and spits out a new collage. i have had way too much fun with it today.


two youtube vids worth watching.

1. jenna marbles hit the nail on the head with this one.

2. can i please have ten days like this?

two recipes i want to make.

1. for the sweet side: this peach vanilla bean bundt cake recommended by josie (thanks, josie!)


2. for the savory side: jessica’s crispy salmon with creamy basil noodles.


two things i’m super pumped about.

1. BLEND! the retreat is so soon! less than a month away. i will be heading to denver to get ready for the retreat 3 weeks from thursday. eeeep! there are still tickets available, please come play with me in may!


2. the farmers market! with the days getting warmer, i can’t help but daydream about trips to the market with penny, randy, and marshall. it’s one of my favorite parts about utah summers. i know it’s not til june, but i am still excited.


two pieces of mail from blog friends.

1. deb sent me the nicest care package! among all the fab items was this mini grater and i squealed with delight when i saw it. iPhone there for size comparison because that’s what deb does.

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2. heather’s baby announcement! gah.. weston is so cute.

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two things i am doing this week.

1. getting a pedicure! i bought a groupon for a pedicure last year and it expires on thursday. yep, leave it to me to wait to the last possible minute to use a groupon.

2. going to see cults! cults is a band that marshall and i have been loving lately. they play tomorrow at urban lounge. you can check their tunes out here. they’re real good.

two real funny entries on #whatweshouldcallme.

1. this is me.


2. this is also me.


whelp.. there you have it.. twelve lists of two.

your turn! leave me two lists of two. any list will do.

xo. janetha g.

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Coley April 12, 2012 at 8:10 am

Love this post! And, I am going to have to try the chicken artichoke pasta following your revisions! Oh my… that bunt cake looks to die for! I will be giving these two fancys a try this weekend! Cheers!

meggi April 12, 2012 at 9:28 am

Oooo I want to try that pasta and the salmon! yum!

The Two Things I am most Excited for Today: (Thursday)
1. Foxy Shazam tonight at Kilby
2. Pre-drinks with friends before Foxy :)

Em (Wine and Butter) April 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

2 Things I’m Excited About:

Having the day off college so I can theoretically read and work out all day, but probably stalk blogs and chase my dog around the garden (in a ncie way obv)

Making chicken marbella for dinner AGAIN tonight. Love, love, love it!!!


Pure2raw twins April 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm

this post just made by day!! love Jess too! she is so inspiring ;)

and I need that lululemon tank! too cute

never heard of jenna marbles, so thanks for sharing. loved the video!! it is so true.

stacie s-h April 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm

LOVE the owl cell phone case! I wish I had an iphone I’d so buy that case. It’d be cool (are you in charge of the blend retreat?) if one could happen in UT. I just barely found out about it through my sister and a week is not a lot of time to make a trip to CO happen. Bummer! Hope you have a blast though

Janetha April 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I am! Me and two other bloggers are planning and hosting the event. Wish you could come! Tickets are pretty cheap, you should spring for it ;) Next year’s venue won’t be Utah, but maybe one day in the future.. you never know!

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