Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Whining for Wine

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So, I was in bed reading the other night YEARNING for some wine. Whining for some wine. Crying for some wine. So, I put my water in a wine glass. So lame and not a good substitution. I laughed at my pathetic-ness and decided to take a photo. Then I sat up in bed without using my hands to help me up. This may sound totally lame to some, but I think it means my core is getting super-d-duper buff.

I win.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ballet Yoga

Ballet Yoga with Danielle at Sutra Midtown Yoga was AWESOME. Great teacher, great studio. I'm feeling very graceful, relaxed, rejuvenated and 'good sore.' I'm also feeling glow-y. Danielle had us choose a mantra when the class started. I chose glow. She reminded us to check in and focus on our mantra throughout the class, which was a very nice reminder. Danielle also gave great instruction and mini-massages during the end part where you just lie there and relax. It was heavenly! 

I can't wait to attend more classes there! 

Fore more information on the studio, please see the above link. 

For more information on Matthew and Rebecca, please visit CENPHO for their we are CenPho profile! 

Monday, September 14, 2009

Music Monday

I just heard that Patrick Swayze died. :(

Sutra Midtown Yoga

Matt and Rebecca Fitz of Sutra Midtown Yoga have invited me to try their Ballet Yoga class. I'm very excited! Good thing I have some experience. Ahem, ahem.
Mom, please send my tutus.

I'll let you know how it goes!

BTW, Sutra Midtown Yoga has been nominated for BEST yoga studio in Phoenix by Arizona Foothills Magazine.
You can vote for them HERE!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

last weekend

last weekend I went to see the kiddos (the family I used to nanny for still lets me come over from time to time to catch up on some baby love) in Flagstaff. 
instead of crunches, I exercised my abs with laughing over silly faces.
instead of lunges I exercised my legs twirling around and around with the twins...
instead of free weights I exercised my arms giving BIG underdog pushes on the swings
and by picking up this little one after she got an owie from a scooter spill.
(she switched to the bike...a TWO wheeler :))
but mostly there was just lots of snuggling........

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I burned myself steaming nutritious vegetables. :( 
It looks like a meth sore. 
Actually, I have only seen those in movies. 
So, it looks like what I think a for-the-reals meth sore would look like.

The Latest

I think that
 The Chad
 is angry with me because
 I missed last Friday.
 I was dog sitting
 and Lola
 and sometimes my blackberry alarm doesn’t go off.
 This is not an issue at home
 It is not just me sleeping through the blackberry alarm,
 I swear.
I even tested it when I was awake.
 SO, I over slept last Friday.
I woke up at 6:45
 (I can’t believe I just
 wrote that I over-slept by waking
 up at 6:45… Blech! Shake it off)
 and knew I wouldn’t be able to feed the dogs,
 let them out,
show up late,
do my tractor tire flippage,
shower and make it to work on time.
 I called on my lunch hour
 to say sorry and wrote an email.
I also wanted to find out
 if we were working out on
Labor Day.
I didn’t hear anything back
so I assumed no labor day workout
(everyone needs a day off, right?
 Even former Olympic weight
 lifters like The Chad)
and stayed in Flagstaff for extra snuggle time.
So I show up today at 6:30 a.m.
and there is no The Chad to be found.
I waited 15 minutes and then left.
Guess what I did when I left?
I’m going to give you choices;

Taylor left Ikei Performance and

a) Went home and hopped back in her bed

b) Went to breakfast

c) Google mapped her nearest 24 fitness via her blackberry and did a workout all by herself with no yelling or pushing from The Chad.

d) Went to work super early so that she could read blogs

If you chose C you are totally correct.
 Go ME.

24 hour fitness was fine. There were a lot of chatty women in the locker room. I get a little nervous with naked chatty women. I grew up in a naked house, but really? Please don’t talk to me without at least a towel on. I don’t know where to look.

So, I’m huddled in a corner, blow drying my hair with one hand, covering my eyes with the other, and a clothed woman
comes up and does the,
 “OMG is that your natural color?”
I get this a lot being a natural blonde
(especially when people see me
 with no make-upand my face is see through
 and without brows or lashes),
but somehow it never gets old.
I reply, “Yes, yes it is my natural color,”
while shaking my hair like
 I’m in a Pantene Pro-V commercial.
Then she goes on to tell me
about her son’s friend who has pretty hair
 like me and is just a natural beauty like me.
I smile and nod my head.
Bring on the early morning praise!
Feed my ego!
After all, I just spent 30 minutes
 on the cross trainer next to a
 geriatric woman
who was pedaling faster than I.
She said
(not the geriatric oxygen lady),
 “When you were born your hair must have been WHITE!”
 “Actually,” I reply,
 “my hair was red when I was born.
 Then it turned blonde.”
Clothed Lady: “Really? How funny!”
ME: “Yes, I know.
Do you want to talk about me
 some more?
I could tell you about
 my childhood…
I won lots of awards,
spelling bees and speech meets.
I could recite some Ann Frank for you?
Perhaps the I Have a Dream Speech?
 A Shel Silverstien poem, perhaps?”
I Just said,
“Yes, I know. It is weird.”

Then I went to work.

P.S. Want to see the ugliest red-deaded baby ever?
there she is! her name is taylor.
don't worry.
 I turned into the cutest kid
 ever a few months later.
please see;
exhibit a:
exhibit b:
SOOOO much cuter than this kid, for example;
ha-ha. I win.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

fun times en el gimnasio

I almost made roomie fall off of the treadmill at the gym yesterday. It was awesome. I started hard core speed walking complete with air punches. She had to jump off. So then, I started looking for funny speed walking videos on youtube and there really aren't very many! very disappointing. I think I should make some.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Music Monday- Delayed!

One of my fave get-me-moving song of the week.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Food pick of the week

I'm super into these lately.
So yum.
And perfect for my high protein lifestyle.
Just in case you're wondering, I'd cut a bitch for some mac and cheese.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Exercise TV

So, I've been spending a lot of time on the cross trainer in my complex gym. It's a great way to get some cardio in because it is right downstairs. It also has a huge TV and I'm usually alone (or with roomie) which is great. My number one favorite show to watch while sweating is Top Chef. I know, food porn. Torturous, right? I just can't resist Padma and Tom. I want them to be my boyfriend and bff. Looking good Tom.

However, I flipped to America's Got Talent tonight and watched one of the acts. They were actually pretty decent but what got my attention was David Hasslehoff saying, "You know, what I loved about that act was the HONESTY. And that is what performing is all about."
And I know, don't hassle the hoff, but really?? Mitch Buchannon?
Don't get me wrong. I LOVE Baywatch. As in, LOVE Baywatch.
Especially the episode when Mitch almost gets killed by multiple=personality disorder pre-matrix Carrie-Ann Moss and then he just boogie boards his troubles away with hobester.....
But honesty? Not a part of your performance, sir.
Then, I wikipedia'd Mitch Buchannon and found this;

Mitch also has several skill sets, playing the part of police officer equally as well as lifeguard. Mitch was also a navy seal who trained people in hand to hand combat. He also excels at defusing hostage situations.

I had no idea Mitch had such an impressive resume!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

well hello there!

Sorry for being MIA.
Things have BUSY lately!
Good busy. Lots of working stories to share, lots of recipes to give you! Stay tuned. I'm working on a killer new website for you all.
More updates tomorrow!