Tuesday’s Thoughts

Peonies are so photogenic (as is the kitchen floor, hah). The Guy bought these for me at Trader Joe’s on Sunday night, even though he had to tell me they’d be wilted within a few days. I’ve always wanted a bouquet of peonies to brighten up the house, but didn’t know they were seasonal. They have been filling our main floor with a delicious fragrance. I can’t stop smelling them.peonies

Hanging outside, waiting for my sweat to dry off, as you do. I’m back into running. My legs are sore. I’ve ran between 2-3 miles every day since Friday. That’s pretty good right? K, so I only did 3 miles that one day but the other days were 2 miles! Good lord running is mentally hard. After my run

I mailed off the birthday giveaway winner’s prize yesterday. The lightweight hooded sweatshirt I’m wearing was $15 from Old Navy — it’s stretchy and incredibly soft. I’ll be wearing this a lot.Old Navy hoody

Mr. Spiffykerms has been smelling great lately. We got a his and hers Lacoste perfume (not from the same line) from a PR company, that I’ll be talking a bit more about tomorrow.Lacoste

I have been making smoothies non-stop this week. They’ve been keeping me full for pretty long. The base is always a chobani plain non-fat greek yougurt, and I use ice and skim milk with a few pinches of cinnamon as the other half, then add in random stuff.  I made a strawberry banana, PB banana, and a blueberry with other fruit. They were all delicious minus the peanut butter one. That one was for the mister (I hate PB). Blueberry smoothie

There’s nothing worse than a snobby sales associate. Why do some act that way? If you hate your job that much, leave. Not to diss them but aren’t they making minimum wage? Get another job elsewhere, dude. I spent a couple of hours at Nordstrom yesterday taking my time walking through the make-up, beauty and fragrance section. People at Chanel and La Mer were kind, the lady at Cle de Peau gave me a billion and one samples with my purchase, but the dude at Jo Malone was snippy and gave me quick one worded answers, some of which were “mmm-hmm“. No idea if they work on commission but I was sure not to buy anything from him.Samples from Nordstrom

This will be my California uniform for cooler days this summer. White on white. Can’t get better than this. Baseball tee is a sleep-shirt from Old Navy. Twelve bucks.California uniformTell me something random in the comments.

  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • White jeans or dark wash jeans?
  • Heels or sneakers?
  • Open toed or closed shoes?
  • Real or fake flowers?
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CrossFit Style Workout

I haven’t joined CrossFit and it’s really close by. I cannot get over the cost compared to Ontario. It’s more than double. I love the CrossFit atmosphere and I miss it tremendously. As much as I’d love to join, to meet new friends — I just can’t take that expense on right now, especially since we have a free gym in our complex. Instead, I’ve been making up my own CrossFit style workouts: 20 minute arm workout // Speedy treadmill workout // 30 minute treadmill workout. Sorta.

My arms were still a little sore from the 20 minute arm workout I did the other day, but I put together this workout, not knowing how long it would take me. It’s been months since I did an intense workout like this.

CrossFit Style Workout, CrossFit, workout at home, You better believe I scratched out 150 squats and put it down to 100. Ain’t no way I would’ve liked that.

Workout faceI managed to complete it in 34 minutes. Can you beat my time? Do the workout and post your times in the comments!

How are you staying fit today?
I’m thinking of doing a 45 minute treadmill run. I don’t care how many miles/kilometers I do, I want to build up my running endurance.

How many days in a week do you workout?
Right now I only go 3-4x/week. Yikes.

What is your favourite type of way to workout? Cardio? Weights? Abs? A mixture of it all?
I really enjoy a mixture of weights, cardio and gymnastics. I love confusing my body and never plateauing. That’s why I love CrossFit.

What is your most hated of exercises?
I really disliked wall balls at CrossFit.

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Spiffykerms Style

While I don’t post outfits of the work week any more, since I’m not currently working a full time job outside of the home, I have decided to take quick, styled outfits on our kitchen floor to still keep up with the fashion posts on my blog. Follow along on my Instagram or search the hashtag #SpiffykermsStyle :)Maxi skirt, Flip flops, clutchWorkout clothes, Lululemon, Mizuno, Target, Under Armour, NikeOutfit of the day, OOTD, Banana Republic, JC Penny, American Eagle, Tory Burch, Forever 21, Skagen watchWorkout clothes, ootd, workout, Lululemon, Mizuno, Ironman Canada, Ironman, MPG Sport, MPGWhat I wore, OOTD, FashionCrossFit, CrossFit Waterloo, WIW, What I wore, OOTD, Workout, Mizuno, Gap, MPG

What are you wearing today?

Do you prefer to wear pants or skirts/dresses more?

Is this something you’d like to see regularly on the blog? Or would you like me to keep it to Instagram only?

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