Ok… Last night was crazy…we had our SASSOON company party, and it was a blast!
Be ready…pics are coming….
I actually ended up sneaking out earlier that I expected. I was already in a food coma, and If I was to stay, I would’ve kept eating until every god damn raspberry tart was gone. Ugh
I am glad I did, I had to be up early to hit the gym.

SUNDAY WOD:
3 miles on treadmill
( broken up into: 1 mile @ 6.4 rpm
2 mile @ 7.1 rpm
3 mile @ 10.2 rpm for 30 sec/ 30 sec rest)
For a total of 30 minutes
– 25 minutes on stair master. ( fat burner mode. Level 8)

CIRCUIT 1:

10 minute abs
Planks
Crunches
Vertical leg lifts
Stability ball drop downs
Mountain climbers
Bicycles

 

CIRCUIT 2:

3 sets 10 back rows
3 sets 10 dead lifts
10 push up to planks
10 overhead 35 lb barbel lift.

  I  really wanna try this. Great article I found. Looks goooooood!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think I may take Monday off. My body is feeling really tired. Actually I may just do a quick serious. Maybe a 8 min plank workout by Purely Twins. Check them out…they are such an inspiration!

Hungry as ever, as soon as I walked in the door, I was ready for some fooooooooooood.
I had leftover “FAUX” mashed potatoes, and sweet Thai tenderloins that I had made Saturday morning to take to work, in which I ended up forgetting in the fridge. grrrrrrr. Oh we’ll, I thoroughly enjoyed them after my workout. Sweat sesh accomplished!

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Ok, just take a moment to check out that bomb ass froth on my espresso. I live for it. If you don’t own a Nespresso Pixie, ask for one for Christmas babes!

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As soon as I finished breakfast, I jumped in the shower, packed up the car with prints that needed to be framed, loads of laundry,( don’t judge, yes sometimes I take my laundry to my parents house) and the pup, and took off.

After such horrible news and tragedy last week, all I wanted was to spend time with family. We had a long day planned of Christmas shopping, lunch, and catching up.

First stop: TAARRRRRGETTTTTT. aka. Heaven on Earth.
I never need anything, until I get there. The, suddenly, I need everything..
This place is like a drug. C’mon. U know it.

Pick up a few things for others along with double the things for myself. Hehe.
Had to of course stock up on my fave protein dessert add-ins. .. A couple tbsps of these…protein powder…almond milk…and a little sugar free vanilla syrup. My god. Try this, I promise, this will will your fave dessert too!

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It was 1:00 pm by the time we finished up at target. We stopped off at  local Mimi’s Cafe for a quick bite before heading to the mall. I felt like a teenager again shopping with the rents. Mimi’s has actually REALLY good. The place is a bit silly and definitely has a chain vibe, but whatever. I was actually surprised how yummy my salmon was!

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I think that they recently remodeled this place…I’m loving the planters out front! I always love the idea of the lettuce heads!

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Super quaint inside. In true Paula fashion, taking loads of pictures of carbohydrates that I wish I was stuffing my face with. Sighhhhhh

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Snuck a pick of Madge & Padge. Aren’t they the cutest??

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For my lunch, I ordered a Fitness omellette. (egg whites,mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes) and a side of grilled salmon. It was LA BOMBA.

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We spent another couple hours shopping at the mall. We are the absolute WORST when it comes to surprises. We spent the whole time practically picking out our own presents! lol I was sooo done after the crazy suburban mall fiasco, that I was ready to sit down, and enjoy something warm, so we stopped at Coffee Bean.

FAVORITE DRINK:

Tall 100 calorie Cafe Mocha.

Extra hot. No sugar added/ Nonfat

If you’re lucky some Coffee Bean’s are starting to carry unsweetened almond milk;) Ask!

Are you a Coffee Bean, Starbeeeez, or Pete’s girl?? I’m not a fan of Starbucks. BITTER!

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As of now, I think I have purchased all of the prezzies that I needed to buy. I think I may hit up a few last minute shops on Wednesday night, but I’m not stressin. I can’t wait for the 25th, I can’t wait to see my brother, and I CAN”T wait  to start a fresh new year!!

 

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I couldn’t leave Vicki Secret’s without treating myself with a little nighty;) Not like anyone except me is gonna see it, but I don’t give a shit. I like to feel cute when I go to bed.

(so embarrassing).

But really, it’s gorgeous.

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I also picked up a few reads I’ve been itching to check out. I saw these on one of the blogs I follow and had to have them. My cookbook library is gonna have to get cleaned out soon. I think I’ve become a book hoarder. I’m about to raid these for new recipes! & Obviously,when I make, I will share. Duh.

And if you get a chance, Please check out these books. The pictures are beautiful, the recipes are innovative, and all some form of healthy.

 

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OK…New product alert!!!!!!

I was lucky enough to receive a bottle from this new company  NERIUM AD to try out. Tonight was my first night trying it. I had to take a close up picture of the condition of my skin. Yes, a close-up. A REAL close-up. I saw all of my hyper pigmentation, my fine lines, and deep pores. Ughh, not cute. Being that I have olive toned skin, I am naturally prone to dark sun or aging spots. Most likely from the sun, I never wore sunscreen until about 2 years ago, when I realized, Paula, you will look like the grandma on “There’s something about Mary”. No thanks.

Anyway, I’ve heard that all those laser treatments and stuff don’t really make a difference. I haven’t got the money for a $400 treatment that I may need to get done once every 4 wks. Not happening. I’m trying to start my preventative face regimen NOW!

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Third-party clinical trials show that NeriumAD dramatically reduces the appearance of:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Discoloration
  • Uneven Skin Texture
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Aging Skin

 

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After being shocked over the gruesome and horrible tragedy last week, all I wanted to do, was be home with my family. I have absolutely no words for the sadness that this sick boy brought on to so many people. I pray for the families, teachers, and the community.

 

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