On the seventh day of Christmas, I bought myself some THIIIIIIIINGGSSSSSS!!!
7 days babes!! Are you guys ready? Have you finished your shopping yet?? I’ve got news…NO ONE HAS.
My little snowman is out, counting down the days. So you know what that means!!! I’m finally getting into the spirit!
Ok, enough with the exclamation points.
I must admit, that this past weekend has been lacking in the workout department. Today was the beginning of a new week, and I was ready to hit it hard. GYMRAT to the fullest.
Alarm in my ear at egggggzactly 5:20 A.M. Although feeling exhausted, I was pumped to try out my brand spankin’ new New Balance 730 running sneaks. Call me crazy, but I think running shoes are sexy.
I jumped straight onto the treadmill and began at a 6.4 mph speed. Maybe it’s because I’m not used to the shoe, but I didn’t do so well today. This shoe, compared to the Nike free, feels like it’s got a bit less support. Not gonna lie, I was struggling just to get through my usual 3 mile interval. So, I rushed through it, and jumped on the eliptical for 20 minutes to burn a few extra 200 cals.
Today was BACK day:
Lat pull downs
The most embarrassing looking breakfast, that I was ashamed to photograph it. It was mush, but pure protein & DELISH.
Vanilla protein powder
I think that was it… weird concept, but it had the consistency of porridge.
OOOOOOHHHH….Yes, before we move on to Prezzzzies, I wanted to share with you a few finds from this weekend’s trip to The Raw Food World in Ojai. I come here about every 6 weeks or so. Ojai is about 1 hour & 15 mins away, but I go out there to cut some clients, who btw, are amazing clients and enjoy every minute of being out there. This city is removed, beautiful, and quiet. I love going out there, and usually end up spending a few extra hours, checking out the town and stopping by all of the local shops. This city, you may have heard, has one of the most popular getaways in So-Cal. The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. I’ve never been, but I’m DYING to!
Anyway… Raw food World is INSANE. It’s a warehouse that distributes all of the major RAW food brands to all of the most well known markets and restaurants out there. Everything is in bins that are labeled, but no price is listed. Trust me, the price is at least 30-40 % less that you would pay at say, Whole Foods. Wholesale pretty much. Well, since I can only stock up every 6 weeks, you can imagine. Girl lost her SHIT.
Listen, I’m not a total raw foodie. I consider myself a Low carb-gly-raw-leo.
A lil of this a lil of that…. you know.
I pretty much try to stay away from all processed and refined.
Also, I try to stay away from sugar, grains, and starches.
Here are some of the purchases from the trip:
Mulberries and sprouted almonds
Raw cashew/pistachio butter
Bee pollen (which I have no idea what the eff to do with) & pumpkin seeds
Raw cacao nibs! my absolute joy in life. Cacao nibs are basically raw chocolate, Cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested so far, including blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas. In fact, it has up to four times the quantity of antioxidants found in green tea! RIDICULOUS!! SUPERFOOD NATION
Raw tahini, which is a great base for hummus, dressings, etc. & Hemp seed butter. First time trying the butter, so we’ll see.
Pumpkin seed butter ( it was 50% off so, why not) I tasted it, and I think was expecting something sweet for some reason, but I think this would be a great spread over swiss chard wraps or on some flax cracker. Definitely savory, but gooooood!
Ok, this was interesting. Sea Clear. Fermented Kale and Chlorella in miso paste. Sounds awful, but actually, once mixed with a bit of water and thrown over a salad is delicious!!! If you need probiotics and fiber in your diet, you may want to try this product!
Goes to show that my trip to Ojai was a success. Sometimes, you just get tired of the same NUt butter, you know. I am obsessed with this place.
On the way home, I stopped off at where else, but, T.J Max. I saw one off the freeway and practically ran 3 cars off the road just to get to it.
Well, soooooo worth it. Of course I found a few prezzies for myself. How ADORBS! Dainty and feminine.
And the best part: Plated sterling silver, and 14-20 bucks each!
I’m sorry if that’s not a steal, I don’t know what is!
I bought a rose gold necklace, silver necklace, and this great little bracelet.
I wore the rose gold one to work today and got loads of compliments:) Completely booked today, YEAY! MOOONNNIESSS!
I got home, and felt like doing absolutely nothing. I got in my sweats, lit a candle, poured a glass of red, and finished some last minute wrapping. I just wanted that ish done.
Speaking of presents, I love my clients! Came home with some awesome goodies today.
A great bottle of Prosecco. Ramona know I love me some BUBBLES!
A yummy apple crisp diffuser and a beautiful handmade bracelet from another dear client. It’s funny, I would have never picked this out, but I put it on, and…. It looked stunning on! I received loads of compliments. Thanx Joanie!
This Candle that was gifted to me, is probably, (actually no doubt) the best Christmas smelling candle I have EVER had the pleasure of burning in my house. Never would I EVER have paid over $30 dollars for a candle, but after receiving this….smelling it and falling in love with it, I may rethink that. It smells like your in the middle of the mountains, surrounded by pine trees and snow. It’s perfect, and I never want it to end;)
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What is your lifestyle diet?
Ok guys, I’m just finishing off my wine, and it’s time for some rest. hope you have a beautiful and safe night<3