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Monday, March 25, 2013

Springtime Smoothie on a Snowy Day

I woke up this morning, looked out my window, and called bullshit.  I am so over this weather.  If you ask me, it's time for flip flops, sun dresses, and shirtless wods ;0)  Instead of wallowing in self-pity over the snow, I decided to hit up a smoothie that made it feel like springtime- at least in my kitchen.

1c. water and a few ice cubes
1 banana
1 c. cantaloupe
1 c. spinach
1 scoop egg white protein powder

I even threw a few cacao nibs on the top because to me, chocolate goes with everything.

On a side note, I cannot WAIT to get into the gym today and lift some weights!!!! It is Crossfit Open season right now and my normal lifting routine is off.  I didn't realize until the past few weeks just how much I have started to love lifting.  There is something so fun and empowering about throwing that bar around! 

Enjoy this beautiful day, my loves!  Lift something heavy today and drink something light (preferably not a Coors light)!

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Newest Addition to my Beauty Regime

Many years ago, in a land far, far away, I was worked for beauty companies doing make-up, massage, some skin care consultations, and discussing the right shampoo and styling options for every kind of hair.  It was a magical time, full of mascara, push up bras, hairspray, and dressing all in black a la Johnny Cash.

My beauty regime during this time was INSANE!  Full of eye creams, skin scrubs, and every new product I could get my hands on.  I think I even used a skin corrector at one point that was clearly not for white people.

As the years have gone on, my beauty routine has gone from complicated to uncomplicated.  Some coconut oil all over the bod and face.  Done and Done.  If I'm really feeling wild, a couple of dabs of hippie perfume and maybe I will push my pecs together with the demi cup bra.  But there is one thing I have added to my daily beauty tasks that I never saw coming...not in all of my wildest body care fantasies did I imagine I would be...


Yes non-crossfit folks.  You have to shave the fucking callouses off your hands.  You build callouses doing all of that work on the bar and then you have to shave them down to prevent them from ripping off the next time.  I promise you in all of my days at Victoria's Secret, AVEDA, and MAC I never dreamed I would ever, ever, ever be shaving callouses.  It goes like this:  shave legs, shave under arms, shave lady parts, shave callouses.  Maybe not in that order.

Have a beautiful day, my loves and remember to shave your hands hahahahahah!!!!