three thursday things.

by Janetha on November 8, 2012

in random rambles,Uncategorized

thing one: i bought a ticket to fitbloggin’.

lauren convinced me to buy a ticket to the next fitbloggin, which is at the end of next june. the fact that it is in portland, oregon didn’t hurt.. that right there is reason enough for me to go. i LOVE oregon!


you should all come… because it will be fun. that should be reason enough :)

thing two: i have made it to GPP in the morning TWICE in a row. big deal, folks.

you guys.. i am SO not a morning person! if you have been reading my blog for awhile you know i have battled with this time and time again. i just CANNOT get my ass up in the morning to get a workout in! i was doing so well for awhile there, but when i got back from chicago i totally fell off the morning bandwagon.

well, life things made it so i HAD to go to the gym in the morning both yesterday and today, so i did it. and you know what? i remembered how NICE it is to have my evenings free! gah! someone flip a switch in me that MAKES me get up in the AM, kay? that’d be nice. thanks.

oh and PS, my cute SIL, lindsay, went to GPP with me today and did gettin’ sideways! she is one strong chick and did an amazing job. it was fun to have her there. thanks for comin, linds.

thing three: i got ripped off on ebay!

oh my hell, you guys! i buy things on ebay from time to time, i like a bargain.. what can i say? i purchased what i thought was a funky teal lulu hoodie.,,and when it came i realized it was a TOTAL fraud! they had ironed on a felt logo and stitched in the size tag! wtf?!

randy was NOT amused.

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soooo whack. luckily i made a claim and got my money back, but it still irks me that people do that. i guess i better be WAY more careful from now on…

those are three things for today! oh.. wait..

bonus thing: my friends at fitmixer have some cool things available right now!

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  • fitmixer boot camp! the next boot camp will start january 7, 2013, just in time for those resolutions! it will run for eight can pre-register here.

kay, i promise that’s all for now. i am gonna go eat chicken noodle soup for dinner… at 9:15 PM.. second night in a row that’s happened. whoops!

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1. workouts: morning? noon? night? never?

2. do you use ebay? 

xo. janetha g.

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Anne November 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm

During the week I workout in the evenings, but on Saturdays I usually workout in the morning. That chicken soup looks great! I have been eating dinner pretty late too this week, I blame it on daylight savings :)

Ellen M. Gregg November 9, 2012 at 5:44 am

Workouts: working on that. I had two fantastic workouts last weekend involving millions of fallen leaves, and elusive dust bunnies. ;-)

I’m the Queen of eBay – according to my friends and family. I’ve yet to receive the crown to go along with the title. I love a bargain, too! :-) I’ve only been burned once, and settled it with the seller.

Life's a Bowl November 9, 2012 at 6:40 am

I need to get back into my morning routine the days I don’t have TNT… It’s frustrating getting home after 7PM [when it’s pitch black] and still have to make din din, dessert, and crash on the couch [ha] :P

P.S. That totally SUCKS that someone scammed you :S Hope you can at least put the hoodie to use or donate it?!

Lauren November 9, 2012 at 7:00 am

That’s awesome that Fitbloggin is coming to Oregon next year. I would love to go but I think I’m saving for Blogher. I’ve always wanted to do that one and the fact that it’s in Chicago makes me want to go even more.

Have a great Friday lady!

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning November 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I was so torn with that too… but Fitbloggin’ won out, because I’m just dying to go back to Portland (and fit Seattle into that trip too!). And the Blogher Food in Austin… too many awesome conferences!

Sam @ Better With Sprinkles November 9, 2012 at 7:17 am

With my schedule right now, I usually end up doing my workouts mid afternoon. It’s actually been working really well for me so far!

Michelle @ Eat Move Balance November 9, 2012 at 7:18 am

oh my gosh!! I can’t believe that someone actually tried to get away with passing that hoodie off as authentic. Brutal! I would totally call them out on that! I use ebay from time to time, and have been able to find a few great items. Only once was I a bit disappointed, but it was more that the product didn’t fit the way I would have liked it too.

katie November 9, 2012 at 7:29 am

How poopy about the ebay thing! People are so evil! I am glad you got your money back though!

Happy weekend! xoxo <3 Miss you!

Emily November 9, 2012 at 7:32 am

I, too, HATE morning workouts. Evening all the way! I admire your getting-upness. Good job.

I ALSO got duped by a “lulu” hoodie on ebay, just last week! It was a cool purple one with an awesome design, but as soon as I put it on I knew. It also had felt logos and the tags were ripped out completely. I emailed the seller and told her it was fake, and she allowed me to return it. I think she might not have known herself. Hopefully I get the refund…

Amanda @ Romancing the Unusual November 9, 2012 at 7:58 am

Ugh! So sorry you got ripped off! I never really got into ebay much.
My ideal workout happens in the morning, but I have been terrible at making myself get up lately so right now they are happening right after work or not at all!

betty November 9, 2012 at 8:27 am

never if i don’t do it in the morning. i absoultely HATE working out in the afternoons!

and boo for getting ripped off on ebay!! randy is the sweetest. i use to purchase stuff from there all the time, and everything i bought worked well and was genuine, but i was always worried about something like that happening. glad you got your money back! and i LOVE the new car!!!

Heather (Heather's Dish) November 9, 2012 at 8:45 am

i never really used ebay, but the company i used to work for always had their jackets ripped off and sold on there. the fakes are SO terrible!

Calee November 9, 2012 at 9:26 am

what the frickity frack? I’ve been doing ebay since the dawn of time (okay, the dawn of ebay). I even figured out how to do it before I was 18 (not sure if that’s still a rule). I never, ever have gotten ripped off like that. people suck.

also, i’d love to go to fitbloggin! i looked at my calendar and it looks like i’d be okay to go vacation-wise (no orientations that weekend) but the HOW design conference is the same weekend (in san fran). So if I can’t convince my boss to let me do that, fitbloggin’ it is!

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning November 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm


Calee November 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm

dude, work pays for HOW. I’d pay for Fitbloggin’. I’d love to go to Portland. I watch Portlandia and even though it’s totally a huge stereotype … I’d fit in there.

Candice November 9, 2012 at 9:26 am

I workout in the mid morning.. used to be early but i fell off that wagon as well.. Brent takes the morning slot usually anyway.
I don’t use ebay, ive shopped around but when it came to registering and all that crap I got lazy and never did.
That totally sucks about the jacket!

Missy November 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

Glad you linked to the seller so others can avoid them! I guess I would have been leery of that person because of the way they spelled it. No one familiar with the brand, IMO, would spell it LuLu Lemon. I would expect it to be lululemon – all one word. But it’s hard to tell sometimes. We got scammed once but filed claim and got money back thankfully!
Glad you can go to Fitbloggin; you should be recuperated from Blend by then!
Have a great weekend!

linds November 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

thanks for getting me to gpp. i am totally down to met you one or two mornings a week. i do much better if i know someone is waiting for me and i love to get my workout out of the way. are you loving this snow???

Erica November 9, 2012 at 11:03 am

Whaaaaaaaaat!? That fraud is crazy town. Glad you got your money back. I prefer morning workouts, but I usually workout when I have to teach or when I have time!

Annette@FitnessPerks November 9, 2012 at 11:45 am

YAY for getting up early! I am ALL about morning workouts. I freaking love them.

And that is NUTS for getting ripped off?!?!? I can’t believe people actually do that???

cookie November 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

That noodle soup looks delicious!

I buy on ebay regularly and luckily I’ve never had a bad experience *knockonwood*.

I am not a morning person either, I always work out after work. I think I tried jogging once when I was in England before the horses had to be fed. If I recall correctly, that was on one-off. Great that you made it!

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning November 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I am SO HAPPY that you’re going to Fitbloggin! That means that we get to hang out twice in May and June! I’m crossing my finger that I might even be living out in CO by then… it’s a longshot, but it could happen!
Portland if freaking awesome- I’m so excited to go back and do it right this time (didn’t spend nearly enough time there during my honeymoon!).

I can’t believe the e-bay scam! I’ve always kind of been worried about that kind of stuff, but haven’t ever really had an issue. Glad you got your money refunded!!!

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish November 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I’m so excited to hear that Fitbloggin is going to be held in Portland this year! I LOVE Portland, and love that I have an excuse to visit now. I’m looking into plane tickets the second I’m finished rambling here. ;)

Early morning workouts are tough for me too. The only way I have any hope of rising before 6am is if I’m in bed by 10pm. And that NEVER happens. If you discover the magic solution, pleeeease let me know!

I just realized I’ve never made homemade chicken noodle soup. Yours looks amazing. xoxo

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Lame about EBay! I think someone tried to scam me with purchasing my computer but thankfully I was leery and didn’t lose out on my computer, just the sale. But that was fine.

Lauren was talking to me about FitBloggin too and I SO want to go but I definitely bummed I didn’t get the ticket before Thursday because it’s so expensive. I’m going to have to save a bit first…money’s tight. :(

Ashley November 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm

hi friend!!! just wanted to say I miss you! Hope all is well XOXO

Janetha November 11, 2012 at 11:41 am

YOU HAVE A BLOG AGAIN?! What why did I not know?!

Ashley November 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I literally just started it yesterday :) got the itch and had to get back to it!!!! blogging buddies reunited!

Jillian @ Sprinkle Massacre November 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I didn’t catch the early bird special for FitBloggin’ because I’m not 100% sure I’ll be able to go yet, but I LOVE OREGON too so I feel like I need to make every effort to be able to go. Blog conference plus a beautiful place? I’m in! I was in Portland this summer and fell in love!

Jillian @ Sprinkle Massacre November 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Oh forgot the most important part – do you have roomies yet for FitBloggin? Wishing I just bit the bullet for early pricing but let me know !

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