a phony weekend.

by Janetha on December 9, 2012

in random rambles

my iPhone camera was my BFF this weekend. i have proof. ready, go!

i kicked off my saturday with some GPP–best way to start my day now that i’m not allowed to drink coffee, ha. 

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the workout was saturday rec.. lots of fun because there were nine different moves in the workout and we could complete them in any order we wanted. GPPeeps were all over the place!

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i finished in 22:25, which was about 12 minutes faster than the first time i did this workout back in april (the month i started GPP.) sweet!

later that morning i headed to acupuncture. i was thinking about how super stoked i was because i finally got my car back from the body shop. yay! missed you, subaru!

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acupuncture was so great, as usual. i am HOOKED, guys. and i am pooping every day. fact. i dozed off three times in yesterday’s session. i woke myself up every time with my snoring. why do i snore? hate that. probably not as much as marshall does, though…

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after the pins and needles, i headed to trader joe’s because i can’t stay away despite the crowd. i didn’t take iPhone pics.. i was too busy navigating my way through the masses of people. wonder when the crowd will die down? likely never.

then i met a handsome guy named marshall for brunch. 

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we went to the park cafe. i had a couple of over medium eggs, breakfast potatoes with salsa, and whole wheat toast. oh, and tea. i miss coffee. fun fact: i was a waitress at the park cafe at the ripe old age of 19. then the cocaine-addicted owner sold the cafe without telling the staff and one day i went into work and learned that i no longer had a job. awesome… 

i was going to do some christmas shopping but it was cold and i wanted to be inside my warm house! so i came home and made that delicious banana bread i posted yesterday

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after that it was back out the door to the GPP girls night out! we headed to biaggi’s for some food and fun.

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i love my ladies. so much so that i had to DART into this photo. look at me flying into the frame!

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haaaa! makes me laugh. we had a take two. and a take three. (and four, five, and six.. i will spare you.)

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clearly the photo on the right was so we could document how cute the back of mandy’s top was. love it.

i came home to the sweetest husband ever–he massaged my feet with trader joe’s coconut body butter. truth be told, he was trying to help me put away the TJ’s stuff i bought, and i had purchased the body butter for santa to put into his stocking on christmas… but he saw it. and then i was all downhill from there. he’s hooked and wants to use it all the time. it is just that good. penny and randy smell of coconut… although i don’t think it does much for their fur. hmm.. maybe it does. ya never know.

insert some sleep and fast forward to sunday morning. cuddle sesh.

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it was hard to leave these guys, but i had snowboarding to do. so i dragged my butt out of bed and met up with the lovely jessica. 

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marshall let me wear his packers beanie for good luck! it worked.. they won their game tonight. go pack go!

turns out it was, like, four degrees at snowbird today! and it was snowing hard. burrrrr. we took a run, then took a LONG break in the lodge. i drank tea.. lame. i wanted hot chocolate or coffee, but both are banned from my life.

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sigh. cry.

we met up with a few of our friends and headed back out into the cold. at least we were bundled!

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burr. we rode for about an hour and a half before calling it a day. the snow was pretty decent, but kinda icy in some spots. all in all it was a good day on the mountain!

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after riding, i headed to lululemon for browsing (bought nothing, thankyouverymuch) and then next door to whole foods for a few groceries. that never happens with me.. i can’t stop at a few. $100 and four bags later i came home and marshall made me dinner.

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on the menu was broccoli soup and grilled cheese with kombucha to drink. 

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since i can’t have dairy, he made me a grilled cheese using daiya jack cheese.. sigh.. not the same, guys. NOT. THE. SAME. 

can we talk about my meals today? breakfast was a bagel and banana bread, lunch was crackers, banana bread, and granola, dinner was a grilled cheese, and dessert was popcorn and dark chocolate covered almonds and a joe joe. who needs fruit, vegetables, and protein? clearly not me. whoops. there’s always tomorrow.

after dinner i blogged the 4th giveaway of christmas then parked it on the couch to watch the rest of the packers game. penny was on my lap, randy pouted.

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then i made some popcorn for dessert, like i mentioned just barely. plain for me and buttered asiago for marshall. did i mention i hate being a non-dairy person? it sucks. bad. whilst eating my boring, plain, non-cheesy popcorn (just now realizing i should have at least sprinkled nutritional yeast on it…) i checked a few comments. the question for the giveaway was what do you splurge on and what do you save on when shopping.  valerie’s answer made me laugh.

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ha!that made me laugh.

then i laughed even more when randy attempted to be a cat. dude, randy, you’re a big, long dog.. it just doesn’t work, buddy.

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he was up there for 2.2 seconds before he realized how uncomfortable it was for a dog of his size. and, yes, that is my empty popcorn bowl on the couch below him. 

i spent the next couple hours online shopping. i have almost all of my christmas shopping done now! just gotta get marshall, momma b, and my brother in law gifts. gotta love the internet and paypal.

and now.. it’s 10:18. i’m going to bed. good night!


1. what was the last photo you took on your phone?

2. what was the last thing you bought online?

xo. janetha g.

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Corrie Anne December 9, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Awwa… I love Randy the Cat! I gave Saturday Rec a try tonight – a little slow and not quite rx. :) 12 minute improvement is pretty amazing. Looks like a fun night out with the girls!

Khushboo December 10, 2012 at 1:48 am

Last pic I took on my phone: a platter of beef tataki…random but delicious!

Kayla December 10, 2012 at 3:57 am

sounds like an awesome sunday to me!! :)

MizFit December 10, 2012 at 4:00 am

and the phone?
jampacked with all things hanukkah and seven year olds :)

Erica December 10, 2012 at 4:57 am

What a fun weekend! Glad the pooping is going well! Whoop whoop. Boo to no coffee though. Mandy’s top is definitely adorable- I want. I tried to like skiing when I lived in MA, but it was just tooo cold for me. I can never just buy a few things at the food store either.

1. what was the last photo you took on your phone? Josh building Kaylin’s kitchen!

2. what was the last thing you bought online? Diapers (you know you’re a mom when…)

Lauren December 10, 2012 at 5:31 am

I hear such good things about acupuncture but have yet to actually give it a try. You may have convinced me though, Glad you had such a good weekend. I always forget how much you love this time of year. :) Snow and cold are your thing girl. At least one of us can enjoy it. :) <3 u!!!

Lindsay's List December 10, 2012 at 5:55 am

these posts make me smile.

betty December 10, 2012 at 6:56 am

ugh.. i wish i liked people touching my feet. i get uncomfortable even when barbara tries to rub my feet, grosses me out!

last photo i took was was scout, who was attached to my hip yesterday. we had a very lazy day since barbara was traveling and he literally was on my lap forrrr about 8 hours yesterday.

last thing i bought online? all of my christmas shopping, the last specific thing was wooden sunglasses for barbara. you think i hate grocery shopping on a normal sunday.. i cant stand the thought of the mall after black friday..

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 10, 2012 at 7:43 am

What a fun weekend!! :)

Sara December 10, 2012 at 7:59 am

Fun! Last thing I bought was “Goodnight Moon” board book for my brother and sis-in-aw as I’m a soon-to-be-auntie! Woot Woot!

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

Looks like a fun and eventful weekend!! My husband was just noting how great it’d be up on the mountain boarding yesterday. Glad you got to go!

Annette@FitnessPerks December 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

FUN weekend! I want to hit TJs sometime this week…we shall see!

YAY for snow. I love the snow–so pretty!

Corey @ When We Wander December 10, 2012 at 8:22 am

The last photo I took on my phone was of my green juice – for breakfast! Yum yum. The last thing I bought on line were my wedge sneakers! Yesss I bought into the trend and have absolutely no regrets – love ’em!

Michelle M December 10, 2012 at 9:05 am

I’ve been drinking tea a lot more than coffee for the last year or so. I know it’s not the same as a great big cup o’ joe, but The Republic of Tea has some really delicious teas. The Peppermint Chocolate and Coconut Cocoa on this link are just a few of my favorites. Worth a shot!

Janetha December 10, 2012 at 9:43 am

thanks! i have been drinking SO much tea.. i just love love coffee. sigh. maybe next year i won’t care as much haha

Amanda @ Romancing the Unusual December 10, 2012 at 9:14 am

I have been so bad about taking pics lately. Could be because my life has been pretty boring lately– not a complaint, just an observation! ;)

kendra December 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

I don’t have a phone but the last picture I took was of my black German shepherd sleeping in rehearsal on her massive mat.

Last thing I bought on line was the FODMAPS pamphlet from the University of Monash in Australia.

kendra December 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

Gahhhh totally don’t have time to go snowboarding right now and there’s snow falling all around!! It’s been a really slow start to the winter in British Columbia

OK-C December 10, 2012 at 10:19 am

Visiting your blog on recommendations of OK-T from GPP OK
Can’t wait to try your banana bread out. I plan on spending the rest of the morning looking for some more yummy motivation to keep the scale moving down.
I love GPP

I just wanted to share a little tip I have recently discovered- cinnamon popcorn. Simply sprinkle a little cinnamon on plain popcorn and mix and eat! No extra calories, and lots of flavor. No more plain bland popcorn!

Janetha December 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

Yay! So glad to see you here, OK-C! I love seeing your comments on GPP. Come visit us :) xoxo

the delicate place December 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

i am glad to hear you are feeling better! try the dandy blend yet? i put hemp milk or almond milk in mine to give it a rounder taste but it has a nice crema to it.

last thing i snapped a pic of was a watermelon radish and the last thing i bought was a set of pantone toothbrushes. yep. why should your tooth brush look like it’s going to a nascar race?

Janetha December 10, 2012 at 11:12 am

i haven’t yet! i have to go through my current tea stash and then will be buying it :)

Em (Wine and Butter) December 10, 2012 at 11:33 am

I am so so jealous of your snowboarding. Its virtually snowing here in London without ANY chance of winter sports. GAH.

Whitney December 10, 2012 at 11:38 am

Envious of your snow! I moved to Arkansas this year for grad school and it just isn’t the same holiday feeling. I need snow! :)

Hey, re: the Dedicated December workouts — I was at a CFit competition this weekend and we did 6 WODS over 2 days; can I count each of them separately? Or just as two individual days?

Janetha December 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Sounds like you can do those separately to me!

Lisa December 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I’m so glad you’re loving acupuncture because it has been a miracle worker for me as well! It’s honestly crazy how those little needles, herbs and little lifestyle changes can work for the better! Kind of shocks me. I am craving snow so bad right now, I’m not really liking that we haven’t had any yet…not that we ever do, but I love it. Looks like a great weekend!

natasha December 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Not answering your questions but two comments coz it made me laugh.

Clearly Randy was looking for stray popcorn or hoping for a handful from mom.

I worked at a cafe like that once and though the owner didn’t drink he would play poker all night in the cafe after it closed. Since I was the only one who would get up early to work Sun. brunches I used to have to wake him up from the floor. He would wash his hands, ask me to put his hair in a ponytail and start cooking….loved that place!!!

Janetha December 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm

would you believe it–popcorn is the ONE thing Randy WILL NOT eat. He’s so weird! Love your cafe story.

ali moll December 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Sounds like a fabulous weekend! Minus the non-dairy part ;) I went to Porcupine Grill for brunch on Sunday morning and totally thought of you as I was driving there – tons of snowboarders and skiers heading up the canyon, and I thought to myself “I wonder if Janetha is boarding today?”…sure enough, you were! Love it! I miss seeing your face! Hopefully, soon!

Janetha December 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm

MMMM LOVE PORCUPINE.. esp for their brunch!! Miss you!

Neil December 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Can’t believe Amanda lets you call her “Mandy” on your blog. She about took my face off when I called her that in person.

Snowboarding is cool.

Karey @ Nutty About Health December 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Looks like a pretty great weekend! I watched some of the Packer game too, although my fav (Clay Matthews) wasn’t playing again… but, they still won!! :)
Last pic I took was a pic of my ring for the #holidayaday Instagram challenge (today was sparkle). Last thing I bought online was some Just Like Sugar – Brown Sugar & some more Flackers, love those.

purelymichelle December 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm

that banana bread looked great!

crazy to think you are getting to play in the snow, and I am here in the sun :)

and yay for poop!

BroccoliHut December 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

The last photo I took with my phone was of Seth’s cat hiding under the Christmas tree amidst the presents–I guess he was just checkin out the goods.
I just bought my sister a set of steak knives for Christmas. Random, but it’s what she wanted!

Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome December 10, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I used to go to acupuncture for the same issues and it helped! AND… I dozed off all the time on the table too :-)

Sherice@foodieluvsfitness December 11, 2012 at 12:53 am

Hi Janetha~
Last pic I took on my phone was an instagram pic of the book I was reading today… Yoga Cures
and my last online order was a foam roller
when I was a kid we would eat popcorn with Nutritional yeast. I didn’t really like it then but haven’t had it in my grown up yrs so maybe I’d like it now.
I was thinking of getting some Acupuncture for my back. I have 2 mild disc bulges in L4 & L5.. I’ve heard it can help.

Jill December 11, 2012 at 9:47 am

Hey Janetha,
So I’ve slowly started doing “crossfit-esque” workouts and the 1000 m row often shows up. I use the same row machine that you use at GPP and am wondering what “level” you put it on for this exercise? (ie. the blue dial on the right side of the fan).

Janetha December 11, 2012 at 10:03 am

Level 10!

Nicole C December 11, 2012 at 10:08 am

Ahh the last photo on my phone..the spa at green valley ranch. I took Monday off as a bday present to me so I could try and relax, plus they give 30% off to locals during the week.

Last thing I ordered online, were some bug shaped popsicle makers and watch tool kit. I bought a 1940s metal toolbox for Bens Chrismtas present and I am turning it into a “watch box” for his collection. Cross your fingers that it works.

Deb December 13, 2012 at 12:18 am

Mkay I missed this no dairy, no coffee memo. Whattup? So glad ur sleeping at acu. I swear half the magic is from that. Best sleep ever. <3

Emily, your long lost SLC buddy December 16, 2012 at 9:04 am

Wow. clearly I am way behind on your blog. Acupuncture, no coffee, dairy?? I’m way interested to know more about the acupuntucre stuff.

Free for holiday lunch next week?


Janetha December 16, 2012 at 10:05 am

Ahhh soooo good to hear from you! I am working all week and can’t do lunch, but maybe we can meet for tea (sigh, no coffee) because i could take a quick break! Text me! xoxoxo

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