Harry Potter (Rainy Day)

So of course. It’s raining outside. It’s muddy. It’s a mere 39 degrees outside. Great….just great. So I won’t be doing my day three of c25k today. I’ll make it up tomorrow…maybe I’ll be able to trick up Mother Nature. As you know it’s been ridiculously bad weather ONLY on days that I go out to jog.

It’s one of two things…either Mother Nature is mocking me…. or Mother Nature doesn’t believe I can do this. Whatever Mother Nature, I’ll show you!

So after sitting around and trying to figure out what I’m going to do on a rainy day. I think I’ve been rather productive.

Got my facebook page all sorted out and started. I am now on Twitter. My Youtube channel is just awaiting my first video. And I’ve made buttons for all three.

Oh yeah!!!!

So what do I do now?

I’ve been on this Harry Potter withdrawl for a while now. It’s been screaming in my mind lately, so I think today is that perfect day to do it. Sit around and have a Harry Potter marathon? I think that could go well…. better than well. Amazing!

I haven’t cracked the cover on one of those bad boys in a while. So without further ado…

Starting with book 1 and just continuing on from there. It’s going to be an epic week. Haha.

I have also decided what I am going to do when I hit that 189 marker! I hit 190.2 yesterday (I know, I know…weigh in days are Wednesday….I’m excited!) so I’m pretty certain that Wednesday will be that day! Granted I’m anticipating some bloatage (sorry)…. so all that bloating will probably deny me the happy feeling I know I’ll get.

But yesh. I wanted to do a quick update before I got down and busy with my books!!!!!

Exercising mania…and nails

I apologize in advanced. This is going to be a doozy.

I have to share this. Last night’s dinner was DA BOMB (how long has it been since you’ve heard that?) I made a Personal Potpie!!! Yummy. And get this… there was literally 4 cups of food, for all of 300 calories. I was pretty darned proud of me.

Look at all that oozing gravy!

I was pretty much AMAZING. It had mixed veggies, spinach, onion, chicken gravy. Now….the best part about this was the crust. There wasn’t any in the bottom (no need to waste all those calorie on something like that). And the dough on top had spinach mixed in it. FABULOSO!

Now on to the feature title filog (film+blog does it work???) So…onward.

This past week has been awesome! As far as exercising goes. Monday and Wednesday were my c25k days mixed in with a little bit of shakeweight for dessert. Tuesday was a weebit of nothing.

And today Josh, Landon, and I went on a 5 mile walk. Well, Landon went on a 5 mile stroller ride. While we were walking around town I picked flowers, which Landon has hidden in his room somewhere. Although, it was super cute. Landon had dropped some flowers on the way, and his heartbroken look was too cute. I wish I had brought along my camera, I’m gonna have to remember to carry it with me. Super cute. But we burned some serious calories. I swear we must have hit every hill in town. This wasn’t a leisurely walk by no means. I was super sweaty by the time we got home. In fact, I’ve been all sweaty this whole week. I’ve never been so excited to get sweaty, as you all know I HATE that. I’ve actually enjoyed doing all this moving around this week.

Wait a minute. Did Nicole just say that she was enjoying exercising?

Yes. Yes I did. I never thought in a million years that I would say that I have had a good time exercising! w00t!

But really I did.

It’s been a busy week. School school school. Finals are coming up. So it’s kind of like crazy cramming week.

This morning I took my Criminal Justice quiz. Wish me luck!!!!!

I’ve just wanted to relax today…well aside from the quiz and the walk. Haha. So since we’ve gotten back I have done nothing but  sit on the couch, watch TV, and paint my nails.

I’m actually really excited about them. I’ve been wanting to try out this one design, and I finally figured out how to do it (thanks youtube!)

The colors are dedicated to my website, show I had to share it with you!!!! Pink, blue, and white!!!! Yay!

Marbled nails done by me!

I had a ton of fun with these. Although they do take forever to do. You wouldn’t think that it’s complicated, but it kind of is. There is a cup of water, toothpick, and Q-tips involved. HA. Interesting.

So now that they are done, I love them. Love. Love. Love. Them. Yes. I might keep doing other colors, who knows. And I love how each nail looks different.

So yes. That has been my last 24 hours, how has yours been?

Weigh in Day (mmmm Coffee)

It’s ucky out. Yesterday is was Beautiful! The sun was shining, so pretty! The day before ucky. I find it funny that both days of my c25k had been crappy out…go figure.

It’s days like this that I want a hot hot hot latte. Yumm. This right here, is the perfect latte.

2 shots of espresso
skim milk with a nice layer of foam
a light dusting of cinnamon on top

Now, not to toot my own horn, but I make a pretty amazing latte (my cappuccinos are even better…and no a cappuccino does NOT come out of a little machine at the gas station. It’s literally nothing but espresso and foam)

Now. I’m a self-certified coffee junkie. I blame it on working at a coffee shop for two years.

I got pretty good at it…I even started learning latte art.

An attempt of a flower by yours truly

I know a little something something about lattes. And I love them! A pity they can cash in at 200 cals a pop 🙁

So, I want one. Something fierce. And I figured it was weather permitting to tell you about it.

But…on further note… I take my coffee black. Dark roast. No sugar or cream to mar the flavor. *sigh* I probably drink far too much coffee (I’m on my 4th cup and I’m sure there are more to come!)

So other than wanting a latte…

It’s been a pretty good week, I think. I’ve been eating really good, moving more, and I have been drinking a TON of water. But I have gotten my monthly visit (sorry lads) so I’m not entirely sure how accurate the scale reads. Of course.

Last week = 194
This week = 190.8
down 3.2 pounds!

I’m not too sure how that is possible, since I always bloat during my “time.” But I’m pretty ecstatic. I’ve been loosing a pound, gaining a pound for MONTHS. So it’s about time that I got back on track.

Trust me, I stepped on and off the scale about a million times.

But the awesome thing…I have all of .8 pounds until I hit that magical 189!!!!

I can’t wait! I did a little jig in the bathroom…. poor mirror had to witness some chunky naked dancing!!! But I don’t care.

I could sing!

Holy crap…C25K

I just completed my first day of the C25K program.

I know, I know, I had actually tried it earlier in the week…but came to the realization that I did it completely wrong.

It took me about 28 minutes? And walked/Jogged 1.9 miles!!!!! I feel so accomplished!

Dare I say it….I feel PROUD!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still out of breath. I’m sweaty. My throat is on fire (as I don’t know how to properly breathe)…. but I actually feel amazing!

I haven’t run since MIDDLE SCHOOL (not counting chasing after Landon). This is amazing to me. I want to give myself a huge hug!!!!

I can’t believe how incredible I feel right about now.

So for now, I’m out. But it’s awesome!!!!!

Day two….wednesday!

Oh yeah, love it

I officially love my Driod.

And I just downloaded the C25K program app onto it. It’s amazing! I can (and did) upload my playlist onto it. So it counts down on when to start, then tells you “brisk 5 minute walk”…. after your five minute walk it makes this little chiming sound that lets you know when to start jogging…after 1 minute you get the chiming thing again…time to walk…. that kind of thing.

The chiming sounds can be heard over my music…. and on the screen it tells you how much you have gone (time ellapsed), how much time you have left (of that “round”) and how much time left  for the entire jog/run.
You choose what day you are on… and start your music…. press start, and as it’s counting down get that bugger into your arm strap.

Best thing… it’s FREE!!!!! They had a couple of ones from the actual C25K website that you had to pay for, but I’m cheap…haha. So I went with the freebie!!!!!

I look a little rediculous (I’m sure) with this big hulking driod attached to my shoulder, but I don’t really care.

Not only that but I have a cardio trainer app on it as well (that I can use while doing the C25K)…..  you press “start workout” and it tracks with your GPS….. length of time, tracks your route, distance, speed, and calories burned.

I love the calories burned aspect…. then I’ll know what to add to my calorie count…. but the best thing is that it keeps in mind height, age, weight…and all that stuff to be as accurate as possible!!!!!

Then once you finish your jog it’ll show you a graph of when your speed changed, when you were constant, if you stopped….which will probably be more useful once I get into week 5ish…. but yeah..

With those two paired together, it’s going to be great.

I’m horrible with guess distance and time…so I knew I was going to have an issue with estimating the whole 60 seconds jog thing (which I think is where I messed up the first time… I would get lost and lose track of my seconds…..)

So… yeah…. I’m all ready to go.

I actually can’t wait to use it…. it’s going to be super multi function…lol.

So I’ll probably start my C25K program all over… just to ensure that I have been doing it right….. we’ll see.