Random Tuesday thoughts

Agh! I don’t have any blog posts planned out for the week, so I’m sitting down here this morning going to tell you all about my week and last night.

I bought a bunch of stuff at Ikea last week when my boyf was in the states for a few races. I had to retrieve him the other night 50 minutes away and get on three highways in total. I’m telling ya, I’m becoming the real slick driver here in Ontario. I guess the GPS had something to do with it too. Coming up in July I have to renew my license, and get a new picture taken. Also probably shop around at the same time for auto insurance quotes burlington nc.

lemon-pepper-chicken-stirfr I made this for supper last night.

11-bucks-groceriesOut of the $10.89 I spent on  groceries last night. Maple leaf coupons totally had something to do with it ;)

Last night he put one of the two items together, a bookcase for myself in the bedroom. I had planned on using it for just shoes, but it’s sort of smaller than I anticipated. It’s tall, with 8 cubbies, but not sure if all my shoes will fit. We also had a debate as to whether or not it should stand up straight (his idea) or lay horizontally to make it look much “cooler” (I always have the cool ideas). We finally decided on having it vertical just because it won’t use up so much floor space.

I’m counting down the sleeps until I head home to Newfoundland. It’s just me going home on this trip, so I’ve been planning out meals for the Boyf while I’m away. Cooking in advance and all that sweet girlfriend stuff.

I’m wearing a maxi dress today. Want to see? Not sure what I think about it, but I’m wearin it!

Oh! I filmed another YouTube video. Watch it if you want:

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Adventures in Double Trouble Town

Chocolate chip cookies, mermaid hair flips, nail painting, pizza and dancing. That’s what our girls night in looked like.

When my co-worker Julie and I get together, it’s not uncommon that we get titled as Double Trouble by our peers. Though, it was pretty tame when we had our girls night in at her house last night.

Our first stop after we got off work was to the grocery store. We dropped into Loblaws/Zehrs to pick up some essentials for a fun night in. You know, things like nail polish and cranberry juice.zehrs

I shop at this location of Zehrs quite often and didn’t realize that the beauty section got an overhaul. A nail bar with polishes from Sally Hansen, Nicole by OPI, to Zehrs brand Joe Fresh polishes. There was even a fragrance  and mascara bar too. All with this one stream lined looked which was very Sephora-like, right? Nail-Bar-at-Zehrs

Julie stopped to smell the roses chocolate chip scented perfume.fragrance-bar-at-zehrs

Difficult decisions to make. Sparkle? Brights? Pastels? It took me a while to decide on a new nail polish color. picking-out-polishes

I ended up going with Barracuda by Sally Hansen which is a pure robin’s egg blue shade, and Jules picked up two other colors by Nicole by OPI and some Sally Hansen salon effects (stickers for your nails). All perfect for a spring manicure. Hey wishful thinking right? As I write this as it snows outside.

Since when did nail polishes at the grocery store have salon type prices? All those nail polishes and stickers we bought were $8.99-$9.99.Nail-polish-at-Zehrs

Time to pick up some mix for our beverages! That’s cranberry juice for me. Giggity giggity.cranberry-juice-at-zehrs

Oh, and a quick pit-stop at the lotto place for Jules. Here’s hoping you win the millions!Julie-shopping-at-Zehrs

We are all giggles, all the time. You’d think we haven’t seen each other in years. When in reality our offices are right across the hall from one another. At one point we had our cashier laughing so much too. So naturally we asked her to take our photo. Friends-at-Zehrs

Alright, time to use self-checkout. Clearly we like to document everything. I’m surprised no one asked us to stop snapping away. self-checkout-at-Zehrs

Julie’s husband requested that we head out to grab some beer on the way home, and we noticed these two men behind us who came in with a serious amount of empties to cash in. They weren’t sorted, and Julie gave them heck for it. The men asked us if we wanted the empties and we certainly didn’t decline to that. $14 worth of empties! Score.beer store

After our errands we immediately got started on our nails after we arrived to Julie’s house. At first I suggested doing Julie’s nails and vice versa, but since I’ve never painted any one elses nails before, I thought it was a recipe for disaster. I could picture nail polish just strewn right over her newly painted walls. We stuck to doing them ourselves.

Step 1. Remove polish, do not forget any fingers. removing-polish

Step 2. Pose for photos before getting our nails wet. Jules-and-I-kitchen

Step 3. Read instructions and apply. So far so good! The sticker pattern is called ‘Kitty Kitty’. Rawr. Sally-Hansen-nail-effects

Step 4. Paint the rest of our nails, and wait for pizza to arrive. nail-painting

I was indecisive and went with a nail sticker on one nail, and polka-dots on the other. Julie just had a polish party on her nails. Ever single one was different. our-nails

We chowed down on a few pieces of our delivered pizza and  sprinkled some Chia seeds on top for a bit of added goodness. Some nice pizza too. I’m still thinking about it today.eating-pizza

After supper, we headed to the basement where mermaid hair flips were put into action. This was sooo hard to photograph you guys. We took about 15 photos each, and started getting dizzy. mermaid-hair-flip

Ever play Dance Central on xbox or the wii? It has to be the most addicting, fun game I’ve played! You mimic the moves on the screen and get points towards new songs and new levels. PURE. AMAZING.dance-central

We spent the entire night there after, dancing to music from Amy Winehouse, The Beatles, Kenny Rogers to  Nirvana and Green Day.dancing-with-julie

Oh, and doing endless cartwheeels and catching Julie as she jumped into my arms. No big deal. Double trouble adventures, always guaranteed fun nights when you have us two around. catching-julie-mid-air

What are your plans for this weekend?

When’s the last time you had a Girls Night?

I even created a Google+ album of our evening last night.

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How to stay motivated

My co-workers, friends and even people I know online always ask me how I stay motivated. For me, it’s easy. I love being active. But I know everyone doesn’t.

Have you ever tried indoor rock climbing? It’s super fun, and a huge work out in itself. Don’t know what indoor rock climbing is like? Check out the video of me, doing a boulder problem back home in Newfoundland. Please note the video is quite old — it was in 2003 (!!!) so my digital camera wasn’t the best at shooting film back in the day.

It may take a while, but I say you need to find something you absolutely enjoy doing, and keep at it. If you hate running — don’t do it. Simple as that. Get creative, and find an activity that gets your body moving. Just watching those climbing videos just makes my finger tips sweaty, and want to chalk up and get back on the wall.

And another, for good measure ;)

Set small goals. Tell yourself you’ll work out “X” many times this week/this month. Once you achieve that goal, give yourself a treat — a movie date with your bestie or significant other, a new work out top, or maybe just a new mascara you’ve been eyeing. Be your own #MyBetter.

Speaking of mascara. Have you ever tried Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Lash? Look at those lashes it gives me. No, I’m not wearing falsies.

You’ll shortly find out that working out makes you feel good and will definitely boost your own self esteem and confidence. I think it’s easy to keep up something you’re truly passionate about, and have fun doing it, of course it’s hard work but that’s the fun part – creating these new goals to strive for. Or as Nike says…

Working out can improve the quality and even length of your life, just by taking care of your body. It doesn’t have to cost anything, just put the effort and time into it. Everyone goes through tough times, so being there to support and encourage your friends is essential.

As I post on my blog, you know I like to share my own stories, both failures as well as successes. I want you guys to be able to relate to me, to know that you’re not the only one with challenges. I started running again 3 weeks ago, but this time I have a Coach (Hi Steve!). I’ve never been so excited (and still somewhat anxious, but I’m trying to overcome that) to go our for a run once a week. I won’t lie, it’s still very difficult for me, especially with my breathing. but I’m learning to overcome the breathing issues — it’s mostly anxiousness and punch out some longer (such a relative term… 6km is long for me) distances.

I’m leaving everything open in the comments today. I want you to ask me any kind of questions, fitness related or not. Let it be an FAQ sort of thing, for anything you’ve ever wanted to ask me. Use the hash tag #FAQspiffykerms on twitter for your questions, please!

A great quote I found, then prettied up. I pinn’ed this a few months ago (and I guess no one found it interesting enough to re-pin, lol).

Go ahead and leave me a comment. Ask away. FAQ’s will finally be answered!

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