Sunday, August 30, 2009

Feelin' Good!

Noah and I had such a wonderful weekend with our friends. We had a dinner party on Friday and a Wedding on Saturday. Our friend, Anne, got married and it was such a wonderful event! It does, however, make me sad that our wedding is over :( I can't believe we've already been married 3 months! I feel like we just got married yesterday! When I'm at the grocery store or pharmacy, I want to pick up the latest issue of InStyle Weddings (my favorite wedding magazine) but I resist. I can't wait until my sister gets engaged just so I have an excuse to buy wedding magazines (that is so sad). But how you can you not be in a good mood when you're reading about favors, honeymoon destinations, bridesmaids dresses, and the perfect groom's gift!

After a weekend of fun, Noah and I woke up to a Sunday of being tired and a little hungover. No worries because I have a cure. And while I'm talking about the ultimate hangover cure, I might as well share with you some of my other favorite things that make us feel good!
1. Propel Fitness Packets: These little packets are easy to keep in your pantry and all you need is a glass of water! We like the Strawberry-Kiwi flavor. They are especially good after a long night of celebrating!

2. VitaCraves: Let's face it....we probably aren't getting enough vitamins through our diet. I wish I could say I eat a ton of vitamin-rich veggies but I'm lucky to eat one or two vegetables/fruit daily. I try to be good about taking vitamins; however, with my sensitive stomach, they always make me nauseous. My friend told me about VitaCraves by One A Day and they are delicious! This gummy vitamin is yummy and doesn't upset my stomach. I feel like a kid again. Before the VitaCraves came out, I tried the Women's02 by One A Day. This powdered drink mix is a complete multivitamin. As I poured the powder into my water bottle, it turned blood red and started fizzing. GROSS. I smelled it and immediately gagged. I didn't have the guts to even try it. My friend, Lizzie, was the only one willing to be the guinea pig. She said, "it tastes worse than it smells." No thank you.
3. Meal Protein Bar: I have tried a ton of different meal bars. The Chocolate Peanut Butter meal bar by Special K is by far my favorite. I love the convenience of being able to throw one in my bag as I'm running out the door. Not only is the bar tasty, you feel full and you stay full for a few hours. It has 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber with only 180 calories.
4. New Running Shoes: I am embarrassed to say that Noah has not gotten new running shoes in years. I finally convinced him to purchase new ones. It wasn't about the fact that they looked gross and smelled even worse, they didn't provide him any support. If you are an avid runner, new shoes every 6 months are a must! "Running in old or worn-out shoes is one of the most common causes of running injuries. Your running shoes lose shock absorption, cushioning and stability over time. Continuing to run in worn-out running shoes increases the stress and impact on your legs and joints" ( If you run on on concrete, this is especially important. One of the most common injuries due to worn out shoes?? Shin splints (ouch). To increase the life of your shoes, make sure they have a cool, dry place to air out.

5. Green Works by Clorox: When Noah and I moved in together, I purchased all new cleaning products. I bought the entire line of Green Works by Clorox from window cleaner to toilet cleaner. I love them all! Not only are they eco-friendly, they clean really well! "Each product uses plant-based and biodegradable ingredients. Green Works cleaners are not tested on animals and use recyclable packaging... a natural line of cleaners that clean without harsh chemical residue. They’re made with plant-based materials that clean with the power you’d expect from Clorox" (

6. Fish: It took me 22 years to eat fish (I know I know). But now that I love fish, I can't get enough!!! A Harvard study shows that eating oily fish (like salmon) twice a week decreased the risk of death from heart disease by 36%. Fish is also known to decrease symptoms of depression, bad skin, arthritis, prostatitis and cystitis and prevent prostate cancer ( Not only is it good for you, it's yummy too!
Here is an EASY salmon marinade:
- Basil, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, soy sauce. YUM

Monday, August 24, 2009

Only Time Will Tell....

Clearly, my blog lacks a certain level of seriousness/importance. You won't find posts about health care reform, terrorism, or war crimes. This is my opportunity to relax and share useless information haha. We hear about politics, crime, and disease enough through TV, newspapers and satellite radio. However, I feel obliged to talk about Michael Vick. For those of you who live under a rock, Vick is an ex-quarterback of the Falcons, and recently served an 18 month sentence for illegal dog fighting. On May 21, 2009, Michael Vick was released from prison. Not even three months had passed when Vick signed a $1.6 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in August.

Noah and I have been following this story since Vick was first accused in 2007. A few nights ago, we watched the 60 Minutes interview with Michael Vick. Before I decided whether I think Vick feels guilt and remorse for his actions, I wanted to hear what he had to say.

- Michael Vick was 8 years old when he was first introduced to dog fighting. He thought it was "cool" and "exciting."
- (2007) In a farm in rural Virginia, police uncovered an illegal dog fighting operation at Vick's home called "Bad News Kennels." They removed 66 dogs, exhumed the bodies of 7 dogs, and found dog fighting paraphernalia.
- Vick was ordered to pay over $1 million dollars in attempt to rehabilitate the saved dogs in an effort to adopt them out.
- He pleaded guilty to barbarous treatment of the dogs including, "beating them, shooting them, electrocuting them, and drowning them."
- He says, "it was wrong... I feel so bad about that now. I didn't step up. I wasn't the leader."
- He ran "Bad News Kennels" with a friend for 6 years
- Lost $135 million contract. "I deserved to lose the $135 million." He had a reputation for being lazy. The "last one to practice and the first one out of the locker room."
- When Vick was first accused, he lied about it. Why? "I knew my career was in jeopardy...I knew it was going to be a tremendous letdown."

The interview also included the president of the Humane Society:
- He remains "skeptical" but enlisted Vick to become an ambassador for the Humane Society
- There are 40,000 professional dog fighters in the country and 100,000 street fighters.
- Dogs die from blood loss, injury and shock
- Michael Vick visits schools in his community and encourages the children to "love your animals."

"I am going to let my actions speak louder than my words...I can be a living example of what not to do." - Michael Vick

Post-interview reactions:

- He served 18 months in jail for a crime he LIED about. How long would he have served if he had told the truth? 3 days???
- I am not one to hold grudges and I feel that everyone deserves a 2nd chance; however, do I think Vick served a sentence equal to the crime? NO
- What does it say about our society when a man who has beaten and killed dogs for 6 years is now making $1.6 million a year??? NFL football players (especially quarterbacks) are treated like gods. Does he deserve that? I don't think so...
- If someone is able to treat harmless animals in a barbaric manner, would they do the same to humans?

Do I think Vick feels genuine sorrow for his horrific actions? Jury's still out...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Runner's Etiquette

I am not a morning person. How do I change this? I literally DO NOT want to get out of bed in the morning. I'm ALWAYS late because I think of every excuse not to get out of bed. As a result, I've had to run after work at 6 PM. You would think that by this time of night, it would be less hot/humid. WRONG...actually, this is the hottest time of the day. I don't understand why I can't get my butt out of the bed and run before work. Once I actually get up, I have a lot of energy and have no desire to go back to bed. HELP!

As far as the running goes, I'm really enjoying getting back into a exercise routine (it's a slow process but I'm working hard). I have found a route in our neighborhood that I really enjoy. It has one hard hill that I do close to the beginning of my run (it's a killer). I run for thirty minutes and do a 10-15 minute walk with Jeter :). I figured out the mileage in my car the other day...I'm running a little more than 3 miles (which is about a 9 minute mile....pretty good).

On my runs, I've discovered fellow walkers/runners are not very friendly. And most of them are just rude. I've never run in a neighborhood so I don't know the proper protocol when I pass someone. Growing up in a rural area, I ran past corn fields and cows (not humans). When I pass someone, I like to give a little wave, maybe even say "hello," or at least smile. I am alone in acting this way. When I pass people, they don't wave, say "hello" or smile. In fact, they turn their heads so they don't even have to look at me! Am I that grotesquely ugly or are people just that unfriendly? I know you are exercising and don't want to be bothered. But come on people, being nice never hurt anyone! The only person who has actually returned the gesture was this cute old man walking his dog.

I'm not going to stop being friendly even if I do get a reputation in the neighborhood for being that "weird blond girl who waves at people when she runs."

Monday, August 17, 2009


"In my world, nothing is certain but death, taxes, and sports." (Me changing Ben Franklin's famous phrase). My upbringing consisted of horseback riding, piano and ballet. So when I met Noah, my world changed drastically as he introduced me to his world of football, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, soccer, lacrosse, etc. etc. etc... All of a sudden I went from learning things like "balancé," "assemblé," and "battemont en cloche" to "designated hitter," "mulligan," and "fumblerooski." (I didn't make this word's a real play) I'm still working on all my sports lingo. I love going to sporting events. When I get tired of actually watching the football/baseball/basketball/whatever sport game, there is TONS of people watching. I love watching the little kids, the cheerleaders, and the players sitting on the sidelines. Watching them on TV, however, is another story.

We should just have an "ESPN" button on our remote would make our lives a lot easier. As soon as a sporting event comes onto the television, my eyes glaze over. Some of my best naps are during golf games on this past Sunday when Tiger lost :( I woke up to catch the last hole. In college, I watched UVA play football live and then go back to Noah's apartment and watch the game again on TIVO. And it wasn't just Noah and me. There we would be...Noah, me, his 3 other roommates, their parents, siblings and other football fans. His apartment would be packed with those wanting to re-watch the game. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Don't get me wrong, football is my favorite sport. It's always exciting and fun to watch. But come on boys, they probably watched it a dozen more times in practice the next week.

I try very hard to be a supportive wife of a sportsaholic. And I have finally found a sports program I don't have to pretend to watch! (It only took 8 years) Ladies, turn to HBO every Wednesday at 10 pm to impress your husband. Hard Knocks follows head coach Marvin Lewis and the Cincinnati Bengals through training camp as veterans, rookies and free agents alike compete for space on a team with everything to prove ( My love for this series started last year when HBO followed the Dallas Cowboys (oh, Tony). You become so attached to the rookies who are fighting to stay on the team. I know how hard these boys work to even get to this point in their football careers. After hundreds of games, thousands of practices, blood, sweat, and injury, it only takes one minute for the coach to tell you that you won't be a part of the team. It breaks my heart. It gets us excited for football season to begin (we put up our UVA flag in preparation).

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Couples Night

We had a relaxing Saturday night with some of our friends. We tried a new (new to us) restaurant, Helen's, and made our first visit to Bow-Tie Cinemas (the new movie theater on the Blvd).
I should have fasted for 3 days before eating at this restaurant. It was soooo good but they feed you like you haven't eaten in days! Noah and I both had the shrimp and grits as our main course; however, by the time it arrived, we were already stuffed from the appetizers! One of our friends knows the chef and he kept bringing us yummy appetizers (like a white gazpacho and crab cakes with mashed potatoes). On top of that, we ordered three appetizers: fried green tomatoes, pig belly (gross), and wings. I didn't eat any of those appetizers but Noah said the wings were the best he's ever had (which really means something coming from him haha).

After we engorged ourselves at Helen's, we decided to see The Hangover at Bow-Tie Cinemas. We had an hour before the movie started so we got a few drinks at a restaurant across the street from the theater. I can't remember the name; however, it is relatively new to Richmond with a mountain lodge atmosphere. We want to try it out for dinner (if we can ever remember the name). So after a few drinks, we finally made it to our movie. IT WAS HILARIOUS. Girls, you have to like "guy humor" to think this one is funny. The movie exceeded my expectations! Bow-Tie Cinemas, however, did not. It is supposed to be known for "bringing style and elegance back to the movie going experience." Besides the fact that it is new and clean, there was nothing more stylish or elegant about this movie theater than any other movie theater I've visited. One of the "perks" of the theater is it's bar. No thank you. Unless you want to spend $8 on a glass of wine or beer, drink it out of a plastic cup, and sit on metal seats, go across the street if you want to have a pre-movie cocktail. You can't bring your drink into the movie either. You have to drink it in their designated "bar" area. Nonetheless, it's new, clean and close to our house so we will go back!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just one of those days...

My mom always said, "It's not what life deals you, it's how you deal with life." Thanks mom.
You know those days when it probably would have been best if you just never got out of bed? Today was just one of those days. From the moment I woke up (at 4am), I was doomed.
I text my friend Margaret after my long day...

Me: "What should I make for dinner tonight?"

Margaret: "Taco Dip?"

Ah yes... this is what best friends are for. Tomorrow is a new day but tonight I'm going to feel sorry for myself (even though I know I have sooo much to be thankful for). HOW?
4 Simple Things: Taco Dip, Chardonnay, Ice Cream, and Noah :)
Taco Dip: This is my grandmother's famous recipe that we make EVERY year when we are at the beach for Thanksgiving. It's soo easy!
- Brown 1lb of ground beef (as lean as possible)
- Add a packet of taco seasoning according to directions
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350
- Spread one can of refried beans into bottom of medium sized glass baking dish
- Layer next with the cooked meat, then 1 16 oz. jar of salsa (I like Newman's Own)
- And finish it off with 1 bag of shredded Mexican cheese
- Bake for 20 minutes and bon appetit!
- Serve with tortilla chips

Add wine (I love Yellow Tail Chardonnay. It's nice and dry yet has a refreshing taste and it's cheap) and ice cream...
And if all that fails, Noah can always put a smile on my face. And he will most likely make me go out with our friends and I will thank him for it later :)

So much for eating healthy today...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Remember when your Vogue weighed more than your Biology textbook from high school? Those were the days...Sadly, with the worsening economy, Vogue had to go on a serious diet. I was very upset when I picked up my copy the other day. It lacked a certain amount of glamour, style, and chicness that it usually delivers. My Glamour, however, inspired me to write this post...

1. It had a magnificent cover...Jessica Simpson (who I feel is still fabulous). To all you Jess haters, I don't care what you say about her. I know she's not a Harvard grad (or even a college grad for that matter) but she's got something special. In the world of grotesquely skinny fashion icons, it's nice to see a girl with some killer curves!

2. Don't we all love the Glamour "Dos and Don'ts"?

It inspired me to share with you my "Dos." These are some of my favorite things: (clockwise)

Sunglasses: Throw on a huge pair of sunglasses to make any outfit more chic (or when you don't have time to put on makeup....when they cover your whole face, who needs it anyway???)
Turquoise: Turquoise is a symbol of generosity, sincerity and affection. It is also been known to ward of evil!
Cowboy Boots: Bought my first pair of cowboy boots last year from Nashville, TN. The real deal. These durable duds are extremely versatile. From jeans to dresses, make sure you have a pair of these in your closet.
Cardigans and Belts: and not necessarily together! Long cardigans are "in" again this fall and so are big belts. Belt anything and everything! (Like costume designer of Sex and the City does!)
Chanel: Gabrielle or "Coco" Chanel is one of the most iconic designers of the 20th century. As the inventor of the "little black dress" and hater of corsets, you have to love her always!
Super High Heels: Wear them to'll be sitting the whole anyways! High heels always make you look 10 pounds lighter! I swear!
Gold Watch: If I could buy anything right now, I would buy an over sized gold watch (ok really I would buy a sofa but if I was being selfish...)
Bright Nails: Always sexy! Your outfit looks a little more complete with a pretty manicure. (NO CHIPS PLEASE! If you see a chip, touch it up or take it off!)
Designer Look-A-Like: These $190 Badgley Mischka pumps look almost IDENTICAL to the $700 Mui Mui ones! Don't you love that?
Skinny Jeans: With pumps, flats or boots, everyone needs a pair of skinny jeans! Just trust me on this one! And you don't have to be skinny to wear skinny jeans.

This was fun! Hope you enjoyed my list of "Dos." Maybe I'll do a list of "Don'ts" too!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Catching up!

Yes, it's part of my job to read fashion magazines and of course Women's Wear Daily. Women's Wear Daily, or WWD, is what most refer to as the "fashion bible." It "is the authority for breaking news, comprehensive business coverage and trends in the worlds of fashion, beauty and retail" ( It's more than just pictures of the latest gown from Oscar, it's the business behind the glamour.

Anways, I was catching up from about 2 weeks of WWDs and look at what I found in the July 22nd Issue! This cute bodysuit from Noble Youth! In this piece, "American Girl," WWD shows us how the "Classic Americana look gets an update for resort with playful layering, easy shapes, and plenty of stripes." Don't wait 'till next spring though! Start layering your looks for fall or wear an adorable striped dress like this one from ALC:
I love the neck line of this assymetrical sweater dress from ALC's fall line. So cute!

Animal Lovers

I'm an animal lover, born and raised. It comes from my mother. Growing up on a farm, I've always had dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, chickens, doves, and the occasional Beta fish. Not to mention all the lost/sick wild animals we took in. My mother has reunited several fawns with their mamas. When I was 10, my whole family was driving home from dinner one night. On the dark, windy roads of Goochland, we accidentally hit a deer. What would most people do? Feel guilty and continue to drive home all the while hoping there was no damage done to their car. Not my mother made us turn around so she could pick up the deer. Yes, my mom sat in the back of our gold station wagon with the deer. The deer didn't make it but it shows you how much my mother would do for an animal.

Just like my mom, I love my animals. I gave Jeter to Noah for his graduation from college. He is probably the most spoiled dog I've ever owned. And Jeter has a very sensitive stomach. He eats ProPlan "Sensitive Stomach" with salmon and rice which you can only get at a pet store. So Noah and I made the trip to PetSmart after our workout tonight. Let me tell you, PetSmart is the place to be on a Monday night. Everyone was there with their dogs! It was so much fun. There were Labs, Boxers, and Golden Retrievers everywhere! I felt guilty that we didn't bring Jeter. There was even a crazy cat lady in the mix who had an ENTIRE cart full of different types of cat food, cat litter, and cat toys. She had cats on her purse and Noah said she had pictures of cats on her checks. You gotta love these animal lovers. If you've never experienced the joy of pet ownership, I suggest you go to the SPCA today and adopt a furry friend. We are planning on getting another dog next spring :) I want to adopt!
The best thing about having a dog is the constant companionship and unconditional love. When you come home after a bad day, they are always at the door, tail wagging, ready to greet you. You can't help but smile! I love how Jeter follows Noah and I everywhere! When Noah and I sleep in, Jeter will jump on the bed, lie right between us and snuggle. And when Noah and I go out of town, we miss him!! He's just too cute :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Fine Dining

This week was busy busy! I don't eat out a lot; however, this week, I went all out for my friends who were in town! I had never heard of the restaurants where I dined this week. Noah and I decided that we are going to try a new restaurant every week. Since Richmond is officially our home now, we need to know more about the city and what it has to offer!

Whenever I think about food, restaurants, recipes, etc., I can't help but think about my best friend, Sally. I miss her terribly! We usually talk everyday but she has an amazing job where she's touring the country promoting organically grown/ locally produced food through Outstanding in the Field. Her blog (appropriately titled "Come to the Table: Share, Eat, Learn") is interesting to read and she has taken some breathtakingly beautiful pictures! (This is a picture from Ford Farm in Sauvie Island, OR). Needless to say, we don't get talk everyday! I think I am going to try to convince her to move to Richmond :)
Restaurant 1: Cous Cous
It was a girls night on Tuesday and we went to Cous Cous. This Mediterranean/Moroccan tapas restaurant is a great place for dinner with the girls or date night! It's located at 900 W. Franklin Street. It was sooo good! There wasn't one dish I didn't like and I can't wait to take Noah there. I love tapas restaurants because you get a little taste of everything. My favs: the Sangria (the "white" one was the best...I can't remember the name of it exactly), Manchego Fritters, Saganaki, and to finish the meal off, Chocolate Bread Pudding. I can't believe it took me this long to discover this cute restaurant!

Restaurant 2: The Arcade Cafe
My collegie roomies, Margaret and Caroline, were in town from Charleston
and New York this weekend! Of course we had to go to dinner and catch up! Margaret chose this great restaurant near Libbie and Grove. We sat outside and enjoyed our tasty dinners. I don't remember a ton about the restaurant because I was having so much fun chating with my old roommates! Margaret is getting married in May of 2010 and I love to hear all about how the wedding details are coming along! I'm wedding obsessed. I miss them sooooo much! I wish we could go to dinner every week.

Restaurant 3: Coast
Coast, a relatively new restaurant to Richmond, is located 2 doors down from the Arcade Cafe on Grove Avenue. Noah chose Coast for our date night on Saturday. Noah chose the Shrimp and Grits and I picked the Wild Salmon. Both were DELICIOUS! This restaurant was the priciest of the three but definitely worth it! It was nice and relaxing after a long day at work! I love date night. It's important to have date night at least once a week (even if you cook at home) no matter how long you have been dating/engaged/married! It keeps it interesting :)
One more piece of relationship advice I learned from my mother:
Always wear something sexy to bed (don't you dare wear his old football t-shirt from high school!) My favorite lingerie designer is Hanky Panky because it's comfortable yet sexy and it doesn't wrinkle! Also, Victoria's Secret makes some cute/comfy/sexy cotton nighties. Just a little tip!
Future Brides/Friends of Future Brides:
Looking for your "Something Blue?" Hanky Panky makes this adorable "I DO" thong and it's blue! My sister gave it to me to wear on my wedding day!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Best Buyers Beware!

WARNING: this is a boring blog about adulthood (I have to do that for my sister who always says that married people write the most boring things) However, as a consumer I feel it only fair to share my good and bad experiences in case you might be in the market for a larger appliance.

Our new house came with only 2 faults: no washer/dryer and no fridge.
Our AMAZING friends gave us a gift card to sears as a wedding present that enabled us to purchase an awesome fridge. GREAT gift idea! We bought it and it was delivered the next day! Sears told us they would deliver between 8 and 10 am, they were there at 8:15 AM and we had a working fridge by 8:45 AM. PIECE OF CAKE!

Buying a washer and dryer, on the other hand, was NOT so easy. It was ridiculous! We chose Best Buy because we have (or used to have) a credit card with them that allowed us to do 18 months no interest. And since we are struggling newlyweds, we took advantage...NOT WORTH IT IN THE END! I'll make a long story short....we purchased a washer/dryer on July 7th and a washer/dryer was not delivered until August 3rd (almost a month later!!) No one at Best Buy was helpful and to make matters worse...the washing machine doesn't work! Now a technician will have to come to fix it. I'm extremely frustrated! I could get into more detail but just trust me...BAD EXPERIENCE

Moral of the story: Never buying anything again from that store.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Lovin' Louboutin's Love!

Every girl should own a pair of these red-soled shoes. As soon as you slip your feet into a pair of these ultraluxurious shoes, you can't help but feel beautiful! And now Christian is making us feel love too! For his new fall line, this "love" pump (also available in a flat) has a unique story behind the design. Mr. Louboutin saw an old picture of Princess Dianna looking down at her feet. She looked so sad and lonely...Mr. Louboutin wondered what he could have done to put a smile on her face. And that is how the "Love" shoe came to be. I love it!

If you haven't ever been to his website, you should definitely check it out! It's very quirky and you can view his shoes from 360 degrees. It's one of my favorite sites. Don't know much about this famous Parisian designer? Read this TIME article about his life long journey to make women sexy! Feeling sexy in his shoes will cost you though, his shoes average $800 retail. Now is the time to buy them on SALE!!!

Post-marriage Weight Gain!

Photo Courtesy of MLBlog
  • I've exercised my entire life. Whether it be dance, running, the elliptical machine, or aerobics classes, it's been a huge part of my life. Growing up, my mother always said, "when you wake up in the morning, you don't think about 'if' you're going to exercise but 'when' you're going to exercise." I've always lived by that piece of advice. Noah also made the same life-long commitment to physical fitness. He played baseball, soccer, football, basketball (you name it) growing up and played football at UVA. During college, 6 am workouts and 3 hour long practices were part of his daily vocabulary. I have to give him credit, he was in great shape.
  • After college and now marriage, it seems harder and harder to fit exercise into our lives. We've both put on some extra weight and I'm not happy about it (I don't know if I can say the same for Noah haha). When you work all day, have laundry, cleaning and other house chores there isn't a whole lot of extra time. Not to mention we want to go out and have fun with our friends. It was so easy in college when all you had to do was go to class! Fitting in your daily workout was a LOT easier. We also eat relatively healthy. But it doesn't matter how great your diet is when you don't exercise. I've been trying different types of exercise like spinning and bootcamp to make it more interesting. I would definitely recommend both. I love working out in a classroom setting because you push yourself harder. You look around at the other members of the class and see how hard they are working and it makes you want to do the same. I've started the bootcamp class with a friend who is getting married in August and it makes me so sore! I work out muscles I haven't used in years!

  • Noah, on the other hand, has not tried as hard to find time in his schedule for exercise. I understand that he is trying to prove himself in the world of fincancial advising and is studying to obtain certain lisences. He just passed the Series 7 exam (so proud!) I also know that he is burnt out from football. But enough already! It's been over a year since he's kicked a football! This morning when we woke up, I was determined to get in a Sunday run! It was cloudy and not too humid. Noah ran a mile, almost threw up and complained a lot. I managed to run for thirty minutes and do abs. After we were finished, I had to force Noah to take Jeter on a walk! I'm going to work harder to get us in shape! I want us to be healthy adults! When I workout on a regular basis, I feel better, get sick less often and have more engery!
I must comment about this picture I found...I thought it was very appropriate that it says "Team Yankees" on his shirt because we (ok mostly Noah) are HUGE Yankees fans!
I will report more on the exercise front!