Thank goodness it’s Friday! Actually, it doesn’t really make a difference because I’ve been on Spring Break all week so everyday has felt like the weekend! This has been a very relaxing break. Last Saturday, March 12, I went to my best friend, Jessica’s, softball game! It was alot of fun AND her team won which made it that much better! She’s a pitcher for NGCSU and I love getting to watch her strike everyone out! It was good getting to see her too because I hadn’t been able to see her since Winter Break. I am going to try to go to another one of her games in a couple of weeks, I really hope I am able to!!

That was one really fun thing I’ve done over Spring Break. Let’s see, I went on a sushi date with one of my other best friends, Kacey, the other night. We ordered WAY too much sushi! We probably didn’t even eat half of the rolls that we bought but we got them to go. My favorite, out of what we ordered, was a house special at Samurai Blue. It’s so good. I forget what all was in it but it was fried and had a special sauce over it. It’s probably my new favorite sushi! After we ate sushi, we came back to my house and hung out and baked brownies. Those were delicious as well! It was alot of fun hanging out with her too because I don’t get to see her often either.

Last night, I went out with David. He brought me flowers which was really sweet! They’re yellow/red/orange colored roses. I love them. We did a little shopping, went to Olive Garden, then went bowling. I don’t think I have ever bowled so horribly! I never even broke a 100. David did well, but I can’t say the same about myself. I give myself an “A” for effort though! I had alot of fun last night. I’m not used to being treated so well. And it just makes me realize that I deserve someone who will treat me great. Some guys are just not worth the time of day, and I’ve learned this the hard way. But I’m not getting into that. David got me a Bass Pro Shop hat and shirt. The shirt is pink, which is my favorite color and the hat is camo and says Bass Pro Shop in pink! We probably looked like a bunch of tourists in Bass Pro Shop because we were taking pictures with the stuffed moose and the fish in the tank. Oh well, I had alot of fun last night. I’m including a picture of the flowers David got me. I’m a sucker for flowers. They are even prettier in person!

Really, I’ve just been going to the gym, tanning, and shopping. I have bought a lot of new clothes, shoes, and makeup! I’m excited to wear them all which it could take me awhile before I ever actually wear them all. I bought this eyebrow collection thing from E.L.F. today at Target. It basically just has stuff to do your eyebrows. I’m obsessive over my eyebrows so I’m very excited to use this! I also got E.L.F. Beauty Book in Neutral. It’s 12 eye shadows and they are so pretty! I love neutral colors so this was perfect. It was cheap but E.L.F. products typically work well for me. They had several different Beauty Books to choose from but, like I said, I love neutral colors so I picked this one! I’m excited to use these eye shadows because they look pretty! I also bought some new nail polish, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polish to be exact. I got two colors: Rockstar Pink and Blue Me Away!. I love these colors and will be using the blue one extremely soon! The Rockstar Pink is very glittery so I don’t think I’ll wear it on a regular basis, but it is really pretty and I like glitter alot. I’m including pictures, which are links, to the Beauty Book Eyeshadow and the two nail polishes I bought today if anyone’s interested in checking them out and ordering some! Click the pictures and check em out, I recommend them!

[amazon_image id=”B0043FINT8″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]E.L.F. Beauty Book – Neutral[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”B004KS0ODG” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color – Blue Me Away![/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”B004KRXCFE” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color – Rockstar Pink[/amazon_image]

Right now, I’m doing laundry. And by doing laundry I mean that I’m washing my clothes then having to hang them all up to dry because our dryer decided to die today. I am on my third load of clothes and am running out of places to hang them all! Our dryer sounded like it was about to take off to outer space and smelled awful so instead of risking my clothes smelling like that, I just decided to hang them up. They are everywhere and I mean everywhere! Oh well, we are getting a new washer and dryer next week! I’m so excited. We’re finally joining the world and getting energy efficient appliances! I’m excited to use them next time I come home!

Well, I’m going to go heat up my leftover Olive Garden from last night. I love their Lasagna Rollata al Forno, it’s my favorite thing there besides their bread sticks. I’ll try to make another post soon! I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!!

Reebok Simplytone

I just made a post talking about the gym and forgot to mention my FAVORITE shoe! For Christmas I received a pair of Reebok Simplytone fitness shoes. I wanted toning shoes after seeing commercials for them on TV, however I didn’t want a toning shoe which has a platform look. I wanted a toning shoe that still looked like a regular fitness shoe. These shoes are extremely comfortable! As soon as I put them on, the first thing I thought was, “Oh my gosh, this is like walking on air.” The shoes have padding inside which cushions my foot and provides alot of comfort. THE BEST PART is that these shoes actually have helped to tone my legs and butt. I was skeptical of toning shoes in general in the beginning. But now I have seen first hand that Reebok Simplytone shoes work!! I currently have a black pair of them and want to purchase another. They are kind of expensive but I don’t mind paying a high price since they actually have helped tone and are extremely comfortable. I want the white and pink Reebok Simplytone shoes but I cannot find them in stores anywhere around me. I will probably give in and order them online because I love this shoe so much and pink is my favorite color. If you’re looking for a new shoe for workouts, I’d recommend this shoe! Just don’t expect to notice results instantly. I didn’t notice results until two months after beginning to wear them. I don’t think I was really looking for results, if I had been, I might have noticed them sooner. But it isn’t a miracle shoe. You will still have to work out and can’t just think if you wear them once a week that they will tone your legs and butt magically. I wore these almost every day to class, to the gym, to the store, and pretty much anywhere I went. I typically only wear workout clothes to class so that I’m comfortable so it doesn’t look weird if I wear these shoes to class. I’m thinking about buying some toning sandals for the summer! I am really excited about looking into buying some. I hope they work and are as comfortable as these sneakers! I’m going to include a picture of the shoes I bought and a picture of the sandals I want to buy. Check them out and order your own! I absolutely love them and am sure you will too!

[amazon_image id=”B002R0EKCK” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Reebok Women’s Simplytone Fitness Shoe,White/Pure Silver/Heroine Pink,8.5 M US[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”B004O7ZYK6″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Reebok SimplyTone Flip Flops PINK/BLACK 8 M Wmns[/amazon_image]

Gym & Tanning on Spring Break

Yesterday was the last day I had to do anything related to school until next weekend! I am so excited to be on Spring Break. Unfortunately, I’m not going anywhere… I’ll just be hanging out at home. Regardless of going somewhere or not, it’s great to be away from school for a week! I don’t know what I’ll be doing for the week, but as long as I get lots of relaxation in there, it’ll be a great week! I’ve already gone shopping a few times, which it would be shocking if I hadn’t. Today, I went to the gym and tanning bed. The gym is so good for you and then the tanning bed isn’t so good, but tanning beds actually help my eczema go away. Luckily, the winter is almost over anyways so my skin won’t be dry for much longer! I have definitely found my favorite lotion for the tanning bed. Like I have mentioned before, I hate spending money for expensive things when I can find something cheaper that works just as well (or even better).

When I first started going to the tanning bed, I tried several lotion “samples” that they would either be selling or giving away. A few were bronzing, others were tingling/reddening. Well, I never noticed the bronzing ones doing anything spectacular and the tingling/reddening lotions were AWFUL. They did nothing but make me look like a lobster. I have extremely sensitive skin anyways and that is NOT the lotion type to use if you do have sensitive skin. I was looking in Walmart one day and found a tanning lotion made by Ocean Potion. It’s called Ocean Potion Suncare Dark Tanning Xteme Intensifier with Instant Bronzer and it works GREAT. It can also be used outdoors as well as indoors. I first began using it outdoors because I stumbled upon it in the summertime and I don’t usually go to tanning beds in the summer because I love tanning outdoors. This lotion works wonderfully and is really cheap compared to the lotions sold in tanning salons. If you’re looking to save money and still get a great tan in the tanning bed, I’d highly recommend this lotion! By clicking on the picture below, you can view more information about the lotion and even purchase some! It’s AWESOME lotion!

[amazon_image id=”B000EH4TMY” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Ocean Potion Suncare Dark Tanning Xteme Intensifier with Instant Bronzer 8.5 fl oz (251 ml)[/amazon_image]

All I did at the gym today was cardio on an elliptical machine. I’m taking a Body Conditioning course and we recently had to calculate our Target Heart Rate zone and we learned what zone we should be in to burn the most calories from fat. So now when I do cardio, I check my heart rate and make sure I’m within those zones which burn the most calories from fat. I used to not be into working out at all. It was a torturous activity. Now, I love exercising! Sometimes, it’s hard to find the time to do so but it is so worth it. After I exercise, I feel like a million bucks! I wouldn’t get through my workout without music, a towel, and a water bottle. Which I’ll share my favorites with you below. You can click on the pictures to get more information!

  • I would not be able to get through my workout with my phone! It not only has ALL of my music on it, but I can go through various apps and entertain myself while working out so I don’t get bored. My phone definitely helps pass the time when I’m working out. I actually have the 32 GB but it’s already over half full with music and apps. So, there is definitely enough on there to keep me going.
    [amazon_image id=”B0041E16RC” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Apple iPhone 4 Black Smartphone 16GB (AT&T)[/amazon_image]
  • I don’t have these exact towels, but I think they’re cute. I used to hate taking a towel to the gym but now I realize that I like bringing a hand towel with me to wipe sweat off my face as I am working out. Some gyms have towels but the one I go to doesn’t so I have to make sure to bring my own. I hate feeling sweat dripping off of me as I do my workouts and so a towel eliminates that.
    [amazon_image id=”B002OFMXWM” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Pink Hand Towel with Retro Style Swirls, Set of 2[/amazon_image]
  • I used to fill up a Victoria’s Secret water bottle and bring it to the gym with me but it is broken now, so I just stick with a bottled water. My favorite is Dasani. I usually have to refill it atleast once while I’m at the gym since Dasani water bottles are not as large as my Victoria’s Secret bottle.
    [amazon_image id=”B0005ZVWZC” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Dasani Bottled Water, 6-0.5 Liter Bottles (101.4 Fl. Oz. Net)[/amazon_image]

My spring break is probably going to be filled with going to the gym and tanning bed since I’ll be home. I can’t use my gym membership when I am away at school so I try to get my money’s worth when I’m home, and I believe I do. Now I need to go shower since I’m gross from the gym. I’ll try to post something interesting later!