Tuesday, March 1, 2011

All things LOVED in February

Holy Cow!
How did it get to be March already? probably because February is only 28 days long

Its been a while since I have done a All Things Loved for the month so I thought I would share some a few of the things that have gotten me through the dreary month of February!

30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels

I am on day 13 and I'm LOVING this!
Its 20 minutes a day, a 20 TOUGH minutes a day, and I can totally see the results already! I think this is a great way for someone who is so busy that they don't have time to get to the gym to get in a good workout.
Although I totally curse her name during the entire 20 minutes, I know that its working and that it will be over before I know it. I HIGHLY recommend getting this DVD!

Clif Bars
At the end of the work day I'm starving! [lets be honest, there aren't many times during the day when I'm not hungry!] but I know that I still need to get a workout in before dinner [and I can't run on a full stomach] so I have a clif bar before I head to the gym. They are made out of soybeans and oats and are organic. I'm a big fan of the white chocolate chip macadamia nut and the blueberry crunch.

1/2 Marathon Training

I'm laughing that this is something that I LOVED in February... because this time last year it would have been on the list of things that I HATED in February [along with the long gray dreary days!], however this year is different. With 1 attempt at a 1/2 down, I know that training really does help and that the more commitment I put in during the training, the better race day will go. I'm excited that J is running the 1/2 with me at the beginning of May.

Words With Friends

Hello addicting! But I figure if I'm going to be playing a game, it might as well be stimulating my brain! However I do find myself trying to create words, or trying words just to see if I can get the triple letter or double word! Can't blame me for being creative - at least I'm trying!
Did you know this is the definition of Qi per Wikipedia

In traditional Chinese culture, qi (also chi or ch'i) is an active principle forming part of any living thing. Qi is frequently translated as "energy flow", and is often compared to Western notions of energeia or élan vital (vitalism), as well as the yogic notion of prana and pranayama. The literal translation of "qi" is air, breath, or gas.

Trade Joe's Reduced Fat Cilantro Dressing

Can we just say heaven in a bottle! If you know me well enough you know that there is rarely a time that I go to the grocery store and I don't have cilantro in my cart! I absolutely love it! and i think its so fresh... and now its all bottled up for me in a little salad dressing that I use on salads, dip my veggies in, drink straight from the bottle ... get the point - its delish!

What did you LOVE about February? I know that I'm also loving that it is March [finally!]

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B said...

I envy you for doing that many days in a row! I get 2 in a row and then I can hardly walk, so I stop. Very bad!

And, i'm going to have to buy that dressing. Trying to get AWAY from ranch :)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

That dressing looks yummy!!! :)

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Ooh I've always wanted to try that dressing. I just found out that Words with Friends has a Droid app now!! I'm downloading it as we speak let's play!!

Amanda said...

Yes! Clif bars are the best! :) and that dressing looks amazing!

Ashley said...

mmm I ADORE Clif bars -- they make me happy =)

Lindsay said...

OH I want to try that dressing. Is it SO good?

Jenny said...

I've had 30 Day Shred for a couple years now and just did it for the first time yesterday! After reading your post, I'm def going to have to do it more often. I'm planning on running the 1/2 on May 7...hopefully I'll bump into you :)
And I love Cool Mint Chocolate Cliff Bars...delicious!

Kerbi said...

I totally agree with you about Jillian! It sucks during the 20 minutes, but I feel so much better after it's over! That dressing sounds yummy! I so wish we had a Trader Joe's!

Heather said...

I'm thinking of buying the 30 day shred, with a 14 month old it is hard to get in a very long workout, but I think I could handle 20 minutes! I am also a words with friends addict, add me if you want my username is parkers_mom

Michal Renee' said...

I really want to go get the 30 Day Shred cuz your like the hundredth person to say how awesome it is! Oh and I love cilantro style dressing too..that sounds so yummy! Wish I'd had it for the salads my family had tonight. I think it's funny how my fiance disliked cilantro and now after dating me puts it on EVERYTHING!

Holly said...

I love Clif bars! I'm a big fan of the chocolate chip.

I own Jillian's 30-Day Shred, but haven't committed to a full 30 days...yet. I think I've done that workout a handful of times at best. Slacker.

High five to 1/2 marathon training! See you on the course! I wish I could get Shawn to run with me, but he hates running. This coming from a guy who used to play soccer. Weird, right? Good luck!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I have the Shred dvd and I've never made it through the 30 days! That work out is kick butt hard! I've done the first week before but I have yet to see level 3!

Kelly said...

So I totally tried my FIRST Cliff bar up north last weekend because I saw this on here last week (but didn't have time to comment :-)) I had the chocolate and LOVED it! I want to pick up more for afternoons when I just crash-- excited to try the blueberry ones!! And YES! I just used "Qi" on your today, hahah ;-)