3 likes and 2 not-so-likes

*caution: Survivor finale spoiler below!

1.) I love my new flip flops by Sanuk


…and omygosh are they comfy.

Tyler bought them for me because I didn’t bring any flippy floppies with me to Canada and I needed them. Badly.

He’s a good man. A really good man. I mean, these are a total upgrade from my usual Old Navy flips. These make me want to workout with every step I take. Seriously, I’m in love.

2.) My new SPIbelt!. I decided to go with the SPIbelt because I have read a lot of really positive reviews. Plus, it’s very minimal in size-a total plus since I plan on wearing this while teaching my outdoor bootcamp!

..and when I take Layla out for our long walks


3.) This license plate

Made me happy when I saw it!

Things I’m not loving:

1.) This beer:

Bud Light Lime Mojito? Gross. At first taste it’s like ‘yay! Lime!’ then all of a sudden it’s like ‘oh no, mint.’ And then your brain registers that it’s beer and NOT a cocktail. Then, you shudder. Lastly, you take the bottle to the sink and pour it down the drain. The end.

2.) Kim winning Survivor.

She bugs me like crazy. I mean, yeah she played the game awesome, but as a viewer I would have loved to see more of a twist towards the end. As the guys were getting voted off you just knew her dominate strength and mentality had the million bucks in the bag. Why not throw a poisonous spider in the tent and shake it up a bit? Just sayin’.

What are you loving/hating lately?

Walking the River and failed cornbread. Sigh.

Yesterday was just your average Hump Day. (I already recapped for you my workout in the last post)

Breakfast was another smoothie bowl (cranberries, bananas, chocolate protein powder and almond milk)

I went back to the library to return my last read, and ended up browsing for a few minutes. I left with three more books. I’m starting with this one:

I am already about 1/3 through and it’s pretty good. The story is about a girl traveling to Burma to find her father that disappeared 4 years earlier.

I ran a few errands in the morning…some of them are top secret, but ONE I will share with you. I brought a bunch of bottles to the bottle return center and I made a whopping $3.30. That can get me about a quart of gas here. Moving on…..

Lunch was another pile of veggies

Layla and I went down to the river and walked around for about an hour or so. The rain has been on and off for the last week, but I really wanted to get her some fresh air. Girlfran got her groove on in that icy water.

We had gone to Bowmont Park where there are some really great trails, off leash areas, and water access. Layla and I even came across some spots that had grassy areas and picnic benches. Noted for better-weather walks!

I have to keep the dang dog on her leash because she would run into the water and never come out. Or she’d run into the woods. Or somewhere -anywhere- that I couldn’t her back. All the other dogs on just about every walk we take are off leash. You’d think she’d get the hint that maybe she should be a little bit more obedient (Insert giant HA! from me)

While we walked, I Skyped with both my parents to just chit chat and show them some of the area we were walking through. Then, this happened:

Yeah, yeah, sure the picture makes that appear much more peaceful than it really was. All of a sudden that thing came out of nowhere. And it was LOUD. So, I started running with Layla away from the train (Still Skyping, mind you). The camera was shaky and I was screaming and the dog was pulling on the leash and darting around every tree. Then the train was gone. Silent. Like it was never there. You’re welcome Mom and Dad for the 2 minute short-action film.

On the way home, I stopped at the store to pick up some dins and I walked out with these puppies:

Dinner turned out pretty OK as well.

Pork tenderloin, applesauce, roasted beets and cornbread.

Unfortunately, the cornbread turned out to be too salty (I think I may have accidently put 1 tbsp of baking soda instead of 1 tsp. whoops) So that was completely inedible. Bummer) Otherwise, it was a pretty satisfying meal. I had rubbed the tenderloin in basil, s&p, cooked on a skillet for about 1 min each side, then roasted at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Perfection, if I do say so myself.

Quick notes: Survivor was good. I hate Kim with a firey passion, and Revenge was PVR’d (that’s what Canadians call DVR. pff).

This morning’s workout was 45 minutes of at-home kickboxing, followed by 15 minutes of upper body strength (as if kickboxing isn’t an upper body workout. HA!)

I am off to a medical exam (for immigration. EW I want to barf. I hate doctors) then a blood test (again for immigration. Again EW and AGAIN I want to barf.) I know for a fact that I will pass out when they try to stick me with a needle. I am getting nervous just typing this. Insert Heebie Jeebies NOW. ahglishdslkajsflkhdgs WISH ME LUCK!