Getting To Know Me…

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Happy Friday everyone!! I am especially excited it’s finally Friday since I have an awesome weekend lined up for me. But first, I want to say how much I appreciate your kind, thoughtful, encouraging comments on my last post. You all are the absolute best and I couldn’t ask for better friends…you all filled my heart so very much and I’m giving you all a big virtual hug through the screen ๐Ÿ™‚

So if any of you follow football and know that I’m a 49er fan then I’m sure you guessed that we had quite an exciting time celebrating last weekend…

The winning catch!!!

Coach Harbaugh & Vernon Davis celebrating his catch! Side note: can I just say how much I love Harbaugh…he has remarkably turned around this team into a winning one and you can just see how much love he has for his players – love it!

And on that note, I’m sure you guessed what we’re gearing up for this weekend…

We’re baaaaaack…. (said in Poltergeist voice ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

And you may remember that Todd is from New York?! Well, thankfully he’s a ‘9er fan and we’ll all be rooting for them together at my parents place…but I’m sure we’ll be having Facebook wars with my In-Laws who are true Giants fan ๐Ÿ˜›

And I’m very excited for tomorrow to have a girly day with my bestest friend – my sissy!! We have plans for a hair appointment (I’m just getting a trim), a yummy lunch, maybe squeeze in a yogurt trip to U Love or Nubi, and then a much needed pedicure…a definite self-indulgent day that I think we’re both in definite need of and deserving of ๐Ÿ˜‰ Other than that my week has been pretty uneventful (except for a very very special visit I had that you’ll see below) and still pretty busy at work but I have to say I’ve been lacking the motivation these past couple days…I blame it on the crummy weather, blech!

And with that, since I don’t have much to post about and my brain is lacking willpower to do a lot of thinking, I thought it’d be fun to participate in this survey that’s making it’s rounds in the blog world. I recently saw it on Tina and Ashley’s blog and knew I had to take part in it since I love getting to know a bit more about bloggers and thought you would too!

1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday?

With my hubby and family – love for us to have a date night or spend it with my family at their place getting into shenanigans and having awesome quality time together โค

2) List your top three favorite TV shows.

* Real Housewives Of….(every season although my fav is Beverly Hills and Orange County!)
* Top Chef
* The Bachelor/Bachelorette

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them?

Both! I love having pictures of myself with my loved ones, family and friends and love taking pictures of them!

4) Why do you blog?

My initial reason (and still is) for starting this blog was to document our journey in trying to conceive, then our pregnancy journey, and then our new life as a family of 3. I especially wanted to journal this very important and exciting journey in our lives so that family and friends could follow along and keep up to date with what was going on in our lives. I also love blogging about my past struggles with disordered eating, overexercising, and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea because I feel a lot of women out there could benefit from hearing my story and experiences and could learn a lot based on what I’ve gone through. I hope to help just one woman out there…that would mean the world to me. I also am so thankful to be a part of this blogging community because I have met and made friends with so many amazing ladies and formed very special relationships with each one and am so grateful for that ๐Ÿ™‚

5) Share five websites that you visit regularlyโ€ฆ

* Facebook
* Fertile Thoughts Forum
* Gmail
* Google Reader
* Twitter

6) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be?

Britney Spears – don’t laugh ๐Ÿ˜›

7) List a few of your favorite snacks.

* Fage Greek Yogurt with Peanut Butter Puffins
* Frozen Yogurt
* Apple with Skippy Chunky Natural Peanut Butter or TJ’s Cookie Butter (!!)
* Veggies and chips with hummus
* Clif Mojo Bars

8 ) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?

Nope! Although we really (someday!) want to get a bulldog ๐Ÿ™‚

9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?

* iPod
* cell phone (soon to be iPhone!!)
* laptop (soon to be iPad!!)

10) Whatโ€™s your favorite drink?

A mimosa

11) Do you enjoy cooking?

Sometimes – depends on what I’m cooking. If it’s eggs or paninis then I love cooking, anything else, not so much ๐Ÿ˜‰

12) Do you have children?

Nope – but we’re working on it and hope to have a wee one very very soon!!

13) What are your favorite hobbies?

* Exercising
* Shopping
* Baking
* Wine tasting
* Reading blogs and blogging
* Spending quality time with my hubby, family and friends

14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing?

It depends on the situation – I’m much more talkative and outgoing one-on-one and am an open book to that person, but in a group setting (except for group fitness classes since I used to teach) I become super shy. I used to be very very shy in every situation when I was younger and finally broke out of my shell when I became a fitness instructor.

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

Not to piggy-back to question #14 but I would love to be more outgoing in a group setting like my dad or my hubby who can strike up a conversation with anyone at anytime – I really admire their natural wittiness and sense of humor and wish I had more of that in me. But lately as I’ve gotten older I’ve stopped caring what other people think of me and just say whatever comes out of my mouth even if it’s not that funny – oh well! ๐Ÿ˜‰

16) Who is your favorite actor/actress?

Based on acting chops definitely Meryl Streep – she is just so amazing and such a phenomenal actress. But based on looks Angelina Jolie – I know some love her or hate her, I love her – her face is flawless.

17) Whatโ€™s the coolest thing youโ€™ve done this week?

By far it was spending the day with Miss Shanna and as always it was such a wonderful time. Although it was even more special because I got to meet her adorable, precious 2 1/2 week old son Sawyer. We caught up on some much needed girl talk along with the many details of motherhood which I loved learning about, all while holding her lil soybean (her nickname for him – love!) And I had the privelage of carrying him in the Bjorn while we walked her dog Naava…it was so wonderful and it skyrockted my baby fever 10-fold!

And he’s sportin’ the lil monkey beanie I got him – eek! โค

18) Do you live near your family or far from them?

I thankfully live only 10 minutes away from my family. Although 3,000 miles away from my in-laws which is bummer, but its a great excuse to take a trip to New York!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

19) List three of your talents.

* Am able to push my physical capabilities and strengths to the limits
* I’m a good judge of ones character
* I have a pretty good sense of direction

20) What is your greatest attribute?

This is a tough question because I’m continually working on myself in becoming a better person to my loved ones, family and friends – I am a horrible procrastinator and get defensive quite easily – just ask the hubby ๐Ÿ˜‰ But if I had to answer I’d say I love big – with my full, entire heart โค

Well that’s it!! I hope you enjoyed getting to a know me a bit more and I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a fantastic weekend!

Goooo ‘9ers!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

What was the coolest part of your week?
Would you consider yourself a shy or outgoing person?
Any fun plans for this weekend?!


A Camera Shy Weekend

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Hi everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are ready to tackle this work week! I worked a half day Friday because I had big plans to meet up with the fabulous Shanna from ShannaLikeBanana. I feel like this girl is my long lost friend who I should have known 10 years ago! She’s absolutely wonderful, sweet, stylish, and tremendously gorgeous. We had lunch at Pluto’s where I got an awesome salad beast, and then we continued our fun over to Starbucks to get my first of the season Pumpkin Spice Latte, delish! After 3 hours of girl talk we could have easily chit chatted for many more hours and sadly we didn’t snap a pic since we were having too much fun ;)…but we’ve already decided that’s what next time is for…possible a date at Pinkberry??!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I was pretty camera shy the rest of the weekend too since no pictures were snapped. I’m telling ya, I need to get better about taking pictures! The minute I finish a plate of food I think “darn it! I forgot to take a pic!” For now I’m just going to have to use my wonderful descriptive words to tell you what an awesome weekend I had while relaxing with the hubby ๐Ÿ™‚

Saturday started off nice with us sleeping in until 7:30am, had coffee, then hubby had to tend to a couple hours of work while I lazed around catching up with RH and blog reading. We then went to the gym together to complete my first workout in over a week! It felt good, but at the same time I was pretty slow in the beginning…and I’m still sore today from that workout! I warmed up for about 10 minutes on the treadmill, then the hubby led me through an awesome strength training routine. We started out with some dynamic stretches and then completed the following routine – all are completed in 3 sets of 15 reps:

It was a great workout but I stayed in check with my intensity as to not get my heart rate up too high by keeping the weights at a medium weight and not moving too quickly through the moves. We then grabbed a bite to eat at Steelhead Brewery, where I had the Greek Salad with some bread and butter. And then the highlight of my weekend happened…fro yo at U Love Yogurt! It’s a new frozen yogurt shop on Burlingame Avenue and it was amazing…it had the best variety of yogurt flavors and toppings I’ve seen to date! But I stuck with my fav flavor of Peanut Butter and endless amounts of candy toppings. And we were entertained by this cute lil boy who was striking up a conversation with us and said that I’m “with the times style-wise in my maxi dress and Louis Vuitton purse”….he then added “I have 3 sisters so I’m up to date with this stuff” Ha! It was too cute! We then headed home and had a variety of snacks for dinner – let’s just say lots of Skippy Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter, TJ’s Honey Goat Cheese, and Keebler’s Cashew Crackers were consumed ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sunday we slept in a lil longer until 8:30 (felt so good!) and I got us breakfast from Starbucks…non-fat lattes with a snack plate of a Turkey Bacon Sandwich, Blueberry Coffeecake, and the Apple Fritter, delish! We lazed around the house watching football and then hightailed to the gym to do our respective workouts…30 min. elliptical and 30 min. treadmill walking for me. Then headed to Fish Market for lunch for more football fun. I got the Warm Spinach Salad and Ceviche – my favorite go to items on their menu. Then we went to BJ’s for more football action where we were utterly disappointed with the 49ers loss…they were so close to a victory too! At least the food was good and I got the Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps ๐Ÿ™‚

The rest of the evening was spent relaxing at home…and of course, more football action. Have I said yet how much I’m loving that football season is back?! It was a great weekend and now we’re back to the daily grind…no workout for me today and breakfast was another one of these…

Smoothie yumminess: 1 cup Whole Milk, 1 frozen banana, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (the last of it!), 1 tsp. xanthan gum, handful of Peanut Butter Puffins added later.

Hope you all are having a great Monday so far, see you all tomorrow!

What weekend fun did you have? Any football victories for your home team?!
How do you add protein to your smoothies? I’m all out of protein powder and want to wait until the 1st week of October to stock up more at GNC since that’s when we get our discount…so I’m open to all suggestions of how to add more protein to my smoothies!