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Obsessions

What’s happening my friends?  Everyone enjoying the summer?  It’s cooled off a bit here in
Southern Ontario and the weatYou're My Obsessionher has been lovely, though I’m sure those hot and humid temperatures are just waiting to make an appearance yet again.

I had an idea to start sharing some of the things I’ve been loving lately…or more like obsessing over 😉  There is a little bit of everything mixed in here; maybe you’ll find something new to obsessive over!

Music

Ah music…I would be lost without it!  I love listening to music when I work out; the right song can really pump me up and help me push harder.  Amazing how music can do that, isn’t it?  Here are a few songs I’ve been loving recently:

  • Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz) by Jason Derulo — I love the beat of this song, it’s pumped up yet sexy at the same time.
  • Raise Your Glass by P!nk — This song is rockin’ and makes me want to break out and dance whenever I hear it, perfect for a workout.
  • All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor — I am obsessed with this song! Especially the part that goes “My mama she told me don’t worry about your size, she says boys like a little more booty to hold at night”. Love love love!

Blogs

One thing you may not know about me is that I have a small-obsession with make-up.  I don’t paint myself up like a Barbie doll on a regular basis or anything (I much prefer the natural look) but I do love trying new products and playing around with new techniques.  I regularly watch YouTube beauty gurus to learn about new products and tips I can add to my repertoire.  Right now I’m loving Claire Marshall at Hey Claire.  Claire is a beauty vlogger/blogger from Los Angeles, California and I’m just in love with her videos.  Each one is like a little art project in itself and she takes the time to make what could be a boring video about lipstick into a total dance party.  She covers everything from makeup and hair to fashion, and even vlogs about her daily life in LA living with her cat Bruce Lee.  Definitely check her out.

Tech Stuff

I’m not sure if I ever mentioned this but a couple of months ago I bought a Fitbit.  A Fitbit is a digital tracker that logs everything from how many steps you take per day to how much sleep you get per night (depending on the style of Fitbit you purchase).  I purchased the Fitbit Flex, which is a tracker you wear around your wrist.  I love my Fitbit!  It lets me see how many steps I’m taking each day, with my goal set for 10,000 steps per day.  When I reach 10,000 it vibrates and the little lights flash at me letting me know I’ve hit my goal.  The one thing that I’ve really loved on my Fitbit is the sleep tracker.  When I wear my Fitbit to bed and put it into sleep mode it tracks everything that happens at night—how many hours and minutes I sleep, how many times I was restless, how many times I woke up and for how long.  It’s amazing.  For someone who doesn’t sleep well, it’s been a real eye opener to see how much sleep I actually DON’T get.

That’s all for today my friends…have yourselves a lovely rest of the week!

 

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28-day Challenge Who Knows What Day I’m On!

Oy!  I’ve been a very bad blogger the last few (actually more like seven) days—not writing, indulging way to much, and working out way too little.  The good news is that it’s Monday, and everyone always has a chance to redeem themselves on a Monday—start the week off on the right foot and get that momentum back!

I’m not sure how I let myself get off track on the 28-day Challenge.  One bad eating day turned into two, and two turned into four, and well you know how it goes.  But, we’re not going to dwell on that.  The fact is I don’t want to give up.  I don’t look at it as starting over, I just look at it as continuing the process.  I’m always going to have some good days and bad days, but we get over it and we move on!

I have three days left in the challenge and I’ll try to end things on a high note:

  • Food prep for the week complete – check
  • Workouts scheduled for the week – check
  • “Me time” scheduled – check.

The next four weeks are going to be very hectic for me.  I’m covering for a co-worker who is on vacation for the next month plus I have school.  I think it’s important that I schedule my life for the four weeks so I can stay on top of everything, including my eating and my workouts.  You’ll see I scheduled some “me time” in there as well so I don’t go crazy and burn myself out, which I sometimes have a tendency to so.  I know what I’m like when I’m super busy so I’m taking steps ahead of time to mitigate any stressful disasters.

The one exciting thing I did this past week was invest in a Fitbit.  A Fitbit is a wireless health tracker.  I bought the Fitbit Flex, which you wear around your wrist and looks like this:

Fitbit Flex

The Fitbit Flex tracks how many steps I take, calories I burn, and distance I go.  If I wear it to bed it will even monitor my sleep and wake me in the morning with a light vibration on my wrist.  You can set goals and it will tell you how close you are to reaching your goal for the day keeping you motivated to keep going.  It syncs up with an app on my iPad and my laptop (wirelessly!) so I can check on my progress anytime.  I’m really excited to get started with my Fitbit and I have it all charged up for Monday.  A full charge lasts for five days so I can wear it day or night without worry that it’s going to run out of power.  I’ll use it for a little while and then post a full review on the blog in a few weeks.

So there is my long overdue update!  I didn’t lose any weight last week (in fact I gained a pound 😦 ) but hey, I’ll just have to work harder this week.  I’m still further ahead then I was when I started!