Wednesday, July 29, 2009


My favorite musical ever....

Thank you Kody for my most fabulous birthday present! YAY!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

In Case You Were Wondering...

Adam never fails to dazzle me. Yes, dazzle. I think he is utterly fantastic. This is not from the Tulsa show, but it was one of my favorite performances of the evening. I love Muse and Starlight. I was so delighted to hear Adam sing it. YAY!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oh Yeah

Guess where I am going tomorrow night....

We are best friends.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Up and Running

I started a new blog to track my Paleo adventure during August. I am going to be posting on it everyday until I begin. I will be writing about the ideas behind Paleo and my preparation. Check it out and follow along during the month! It should be an exciting ride. :) Don't worry, I will still be posting here. My life will just be doubly exciting now so you'll have to read about it twice!

Friday, July 17, 2009

New Beginning

Ever since I started CrossFitting I have become so much more aware of my diet. I have always tried to eat pretty healthy, but I never ate "clean". Growing up I was always active. I was a competitive swimmer plus I played multiple other sports. I spent at least two hours in a pool a day. That means I burned a massive amount of calories. I could eat whatever I wanted. It also helped that I was a teenager....stupid teenager metabolism. Anyway, I was never super skinny, but I was never what anyone considered overweight. I was healthy, active and enjoyed food. Now as I get older I notice more and more that my body is reacting differently to food. I don't swim two hours a day anymore, I'm not sixteen and I spend a good majority of my day sitting. Thank goodness I still love to be active, love to run and swim and more importantly, freakin love to CrossFit!

Even when we started to CrossFit I kept telling myself I could still eat a lot of what I wanted, but within reason. I have never been a proponent of denying myself a treat every now and then. I'm a girl...I need my chocolate. About a month before the CrossFit games qualifier, I started to Zone pretty hard core. It was amazing. I felt the best I have ever felt. Within one week I saw a huge difference. More definition everywhere and tons of extra energy. Once the qualifier was over I decided to "give myself a break". Of course that means I abandoned a lot of my great Zoning habits. I indulged. I still try to eat with in the Zone parameters, but I make exceptions. I rationalize. Bad.

It is time for an overhaul in the way I eat. I am beyond motivated. After talking with a lot of people, reading obsessively on multiple CrossFit nutrition related websites and hearing about wonderful success stories, I am announcing my dedication to a 30 day Paleo challenge.

Oh Paleo. No grains, no dairy, no sugar. It is based around lean meats, veggies, fruit and nuts. It sounds rough. I could live off of grains and dairy. However, I have been swayed by research and I'm not afraid to try anything once. It is going to be hard, but I am excited about the outcome. I'm excited to see how my body really reacts to certain foods after the 30 days are over. I'll be able to learn what grains and dairy I can handle and which ones I can't. I'm not starting today. I know the best way to do it is to just jump in, but I have a plan. Kody will be gone all of August and I will have the house to myself. I'm cleaning out my pantry and fridge and filling both with Paleo only foods. No cheating. No way. I'm ready to see amazing improvements in my fitness and in my energy levels.

Why the sudden motivation? I'm tired all the time and I don't sleep well. Food is boring me. My body needs a change. I'm not doing this to lose weight. Although if I lose some weight I won't mind as long as I maintain my muscle. Kody is on board as well. He is anxious for me to start and fully plans on implementing it when he gets home. Actually it is quite funny, I brought it up to him last night at my birthday dinner and he told me he was about to talk to me about the same thing. We are so in love.

I'll be posting about my experience. I'll keep you updated on my preparation in the week before the big day. I'm so excited. I can't wait. Bring it on.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bye Bye 26

Today is my last full day as a 26 year old woman. As I look back on my 26th year of life I have lots of great memories. It has been a really good year, a year where I feel like I really came into my own. I am completely happy with where my life is right now and I am optimistic about the future. Yes, 27 is getting much closer to 30, but that doesn't bother me. I still act like I am 16 half the time. :)

Favorites from my 26th year of life:
  • I became an obsessed CrossFitter.
  • I started a new job that I love.
  • Florida won the BCS Championship. (waahoo!)
  • I saw The New Kids on The Block and Carrie Underwood in concert.
  • We remodeled our kitchen.
  • I discovered new shows that I love: True Blood, Dexter, and Raising the Bar.
  • Britney's REAL comeback.
  • Kody being Kody. Ok, this happens every year, but I still want to mention it because it makes me so happy.
  • Becoming one year closer to being finished with medical school.
In other news:
A big shout out to all my HP friends who braved the midnight showing last night. I hope you are all well rested today. :) I heard it is fantastic. Can't wait!

Friday, July 10, 2009

CrossFit Games!

The third annual CrossFit games officially started today in Aromas, CA. I guess if you don't CrossFit then this won't be nearly as exciting to you as it is to me. Had I placed in the top five at the qualifier then I would be there right now. ::sigh:: There is always next year. If you want to check out any of the info go to this site for updates. Pretty cool stuff!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I am a food snob. I just confirmed it with myself.

I bought this really cute snack pack of cubed cheese, grapes and apples with caramel dip. Yes, I eat like I am five years old sometimes. Anyway, I have been looking forward to it all day. The cubed cheese is excellent. I love cheese. I'm a little disappointed in the grapes. I only like firm grapes. I hate the smooshy ones. Is smooshy actually a word? It is in my vocabulary, but apparently not in spell check's. Oh well. The apples, however, are making me sad. They are brown and I hate brown apples. I know they probably taste fine, but I'm having a hard time making myself eat them. There were two non brown ones that tasted phenomenal in the caramel. I love apples and caramel. It feels like fall when I get to indulge in such a delicacy. I also find my self squeezing each grape and either eating it or tossing it to the side if it does not have the proper firmness. Poor grapes. They will never truly fulfill their purpose in life if I do not eat them. I'm a food snob.

In other news:
Congratulations to one of my bestest friends who is now with child!!! Any guesses? I was told today that I am allowed to tell people if it comes up in conversation. I'm ready to help spread the good cheer! Any guesses? Here are a few hints:
  • She is my friend
  • She is married
Those should help you out SO much, right? :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Public Enemies

I fully plan on taking in some of the cinematic goodness that is Johnny Depp and Christan Bale this weekend. Does it get any better? Bank robber vs. Good guy. Yum.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Last First Day

OK, if you know me at all, you know I like to be a little over dramatic about "lasts" and "firsts". It is kind of a tradition. I always go around saying things like, "This is the last first day of a semester in college", "This is the last March 3rd I will ever be in the caf in college", "This is the last time I will sleep in my bed as an unmarried gal" so on and so forth. Believe me, it drives Kody nuts. He loves me for my weirdness. Well, today I celebrate another last/first! Today is Kody's last first day of a year in medical school. Today he is technically a FOURTH YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT! WOOHOO

It isn't like he has had a break lately so it seems weird saying today is a first day of anything, but technically it is. Today is the first day of residency for new interns, today is the first day of roations for third year students today all of Kody's class can rejoice that they are officially MS4's. Congratulations to all of you!

10 1/2 months until graduation!

In other news, today officially kicks off my birthday month. Yup, a whole month of celebration. No, I do not just recognize my day of birth, but the entire month.