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Hello! I am having a total TGIF moment right now! I am so excited about the weekend you have no idea. πŸ™‚

Lunch was eaten at 2pm, my breakfast kept me so full until then! I had leftover chili from last night with fizzy water and an Adora disk. It was even better than last night and had more of a kick to it πŸ™‚

I will not whine about my broken camera, I will not whine about my broken camera.

After lunch I went to DD’s and for a medium coffee with skim milk and 1 pump of pumpkin syrup.

Holy Yum!

Since today is the first day of October, I have been thinking about fall. I know fall technically starts in September, but I feel like it really starts to fell like fall this month. In honor of fall, I though I would share my favorite fashion trends for this fall.

My Favorite Fashion Trends for Fall 2010:

1. Plaid: I am loving plaid!!! Truth be told, I have always loved plaid. I think it is in my Scottish blood. You would think Catholic School would have made me tired of it but, NOPE! I am loving plaid anything fromΒ  pants to coats to boots. One trend we are seeing everywhere that I am LOVING is the plaid shirts!Β  You want to try to get one that is form fitting so that it doesn’t look like 90’s grunge.

(RIP Kurt Cobain 😦 )

If you can’t find one that is form fitting or don’t like super form fitting styles try belting it with a thin belt at the waist.

2. Military Jackets: I am really loving this trend, it goes with everything! I love how crisp and clean it looks. Military jackets look great over a fun mini dress for a night out, with black pantsΒ  and a crisp Oxford top for the office and is super chic with jeans and flats for the weekend. Plus is makes wearing a warm jacket cute rather than bulky if you get a wool one.

3. Leather: I really feeling leather anything in the Fall. The fall screams leather to me. There are more obvious choices like boots (!!!!) and hand bags. But I am loving leather jackets and gloves as well πŸ™‚ I am dying for a leather bomber jacket this season like Gracie’s.

4. Floral: I bet you thought that floral prints were only good for Spring and Summer, right?! Nope!!!They are great for Fall as well- just in the darker color variety. Try pairing your summer floral tanks with a long cardigan and skinny jeans.

5. Capes: I am not talking Superhero capes here but fun fashion capes. They come in all lengths and are allllll over the runway this season. They are a marriage of chic and cozy. You can find them at any price point as well.

6. Clogs: Ok, here is a secret: as far as I am concerned clogs have ALWAYS been in style.Β  I just love them. I have about 4 pairs right now: red leather, bronze leather, black tooled and brown tooled. The secret with clogs is to getting a fun pair with either a design, fun fabric or bright color so they don’t look boring and dorky. I am thinkΒ  these leopard ones are fantastic!

7. Jewel Tones: Jewel tones are SO fall! I love the deep vibrant colors. You want to make sure not to go overboard though. Try a solid jewel toned top, a fun deep blue flat or a jewel tones printed scarf to make any outfit more vibrant. Jewel tones look amazing with black or dark denim.

What are you favorite Fall trends?

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Gooood Morning! Happy Friday and Happy October πŸ˜‰ How are all of you loves? Good? Oh, Good πŸ™‚

I had a great night last night, so lets get right to it, shall we? When I got home from work, I hopped by my parent’s house to show my Pa the article about him in the paper. Just as I was about to leave, my friend Mike’s mom stopped over to talk about the article, she brought a few copies. It was sweet of her and I think Pa feels like a celebrity. Maybe he should start a blog?! πŸ˜‰

After all the chit chat about the article I suited up, popped a mini Larabar in my mouth and was off for a workout.

I have been thinking a lot lately about my workout routine. I always like to change things up to keep my body guessing and to challenge myself. For the past year I have been doing Body Pump twice a week running 3-4 days a week. I have seen great results and have had a lot of fun. But, I feel like at this point my body it used to it and that is what it expects. Even though Body Pump changes every few months, I think my body has gotten too used to the endurance full- body weight training. So I have decided to mix it up. Before I discovered BP I would split my weight training between 3 days and I would run about 5-6 days a week. So, I have been toying around with the idea of incorporating my old run to the gym weight train and run home to my routine. It is like going back to my workout roots- going back to what has always worked for me:) My idea is for my new routine to look like a little like this:

Week 1:

Day one: Run

Day 2: Run to the gym, work chest, biceps and abs, run home

Day 3: Run to the gym, work triceps and legs, run home

Day 4: Run to the gym, work shoulders, back and abs, run home

Day 5: Run

Day 6: Yoga or Run (optional).

Week 2:

Day one: Run

Day 2: Body Pump

Day 3: Run

Day 4: Run

Day 5: Body Pump

Day 6: Yoga or Run (optional).

Then repeat. I am going to try it out, see what happens. What are you thoughts on this? Does your body get too used to certain work outs? How do you change up your workouts?

So, this week I am following the week one plan this week. I ran to the gym and home. While at the gym I worked my chest, biceps and abs.

Chest:

  • 3 sets of 10 push-ups (the girlie way- I think I am ready to move up onto my toes now).
  • 3 sets of 12 chest flies (machine) with 15 lbs.
  • 3 sets of 12 chest presses (machine) with 15 lbs.

Biceps:

  • 3 sets of 12 curls with 12 lb.Β  dumbbells
  • 3 set of 12 curls with a 20 lb. straight bar
  • 3 sets of 12 concentration curls (machine) with 10 lbs.

Abs:

  • 75 crunches
  • 3 sets of 12 standing side bends with a 20 lb. kettle ball (obliques)
  • 3 sets of 10 leg raises using body weight on a slightly slanted bench- HOLY HELL this hurt.

The run was 2.84 miles, which I did in 26:16.

Splits:

  • Mile 1- 9:12 (even included a hill πŸ™‚ )
  • Mile 2- 9:11
  • Mile 3- 7:53

While running, a sad thing happened- my last pair of non-stained running socks got stained. I think my new running shoes sometimes it my ankle bone and cause scraping. I need to make sure my sock is over that bone.

(taken with my iPhone)

Once I arrived home my friend Ashley was there πŸ™‚ We had a little girl date. We caught up on each other’s lives while I whipped up a pot of Pumpkin Chili. We each had a bowl of chili topped with a spoonful of plain fat-free Greek Yogurt.

It was delicious. I love this recipe and it freezes well. It was great to catch up with Ashley and save the cash by eating at home. Win,win!

I spent the rest of the night working on laundry and watching Jersey Shore πŸ™‚

This morning I woke up excited that it is Friday. I am looking forward to sleeping in a little this weekend. I also have a few fun things planned that I am excited about.

Breakfast was super tasty. I had an egg white, spinach, veggie sausage and reduced-fat provolone sandwich on a whole wheat bagel with applesauce and coffee.

Today’s Outfit:

White long sleeve shirt (Target), Dark Bootcut Jean (Gap), Tortoise Necklace (bought as a gift from Adam on our honeymoon).

My hair is super wavy and fun today. Last night after I got out of the shower, I slept with my hair in four braids and let it dry over night. I will admit it looked super silly. Adam came home late last night and when I woke up to say hi he said, “Whoa, what do you have going on there?!”

When I took them out this morning, it looked a little too tight but within an hour they fell a little and it looks super cute. So easy, I am glad I experimented πŸ™‚

Shoes:

Red patent leather clog.

In Other News:

I know I have been writing A LOT about my camera being broken. Just though I would show you what it looks like. I took a picture of my screen with my phone so you could see what I am dealing with here.

Yep! I can’t see a gosh darn thing!!!! GET HERE SOON NEW CAMERA!!!!

Have a great day, see you back here soon πŸ™‚

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