Day 15: 30 Days of Healthy Challenge

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Yesterday was a busy day. The baby and I went on three walks and I did some exercises during her nap. It was a gorgeous day here in the city and we got out and took advantage of it. Here is a look at the conditioning exercises that I did:

  • 35 bicycle crunches
  • 35 side bends
  • 65 crunches
  • 10 push ups
  • 15 mountain climber
  • 5 squats

When it came to food today was not the best. I started out the day ok, then the evening came. The plan was to take the baby out to see James Franco at the Colbert Report and get her photo with him. This is a new thing we started doing, love taking the baby’s picture with celebrities and it will make for great memories one day. Well she took a long time drinking her bottle, when we got outside he was already gone. Since it was close to 8:30pm we were not going to cook. Once again we ordered food, this time sushi. I think it is time to start cooking more because we have not had luck ordering lately. The estimated delivery time on Seamless Web was 15-30 minutes. I put the baby down, came out and the food was not there yet. We called after 45 minutes and they said it just went out. By the time it arrived it was almost 10pm! Both of us were starving, opened up the sushi and right on top of one of the rolls was a curly hair. Make no mistake this was not a hair from someone’s head. We had ordered close to $70.00 of sushi since we were starving and now I was definitely not eating it. Jon called the place and they said there was no one there in charge that we could talk to and that they were closed??? Meanwhile we checked on Seamless Web and it said they were still open. We were livid and I ended up eating a frozen dinner instead on the $70.00 of food that was ordered. I tweeted Seamless Web and they were awesome, sent us a refund right away but still I was pissed and it definitely ruined our moods and the night. We will be cooking tonight for sure. Here is what I ate yesterday:

Breakfast: coffee with soy, cantaloupe

Lunch: left over Vietnamese pork

Snack: soy cinnamon dolce latte from Starbucks

Dinner: Lean cuisine Butternut Squash Ravioli

Snack: peanut butter M&Ms (I caved in my bad mood)

Here is to hoping that today is much better!!


Master a New Skill in a Day- Guest Post

Infographic sourced from http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/

24 hours, 1440 minutes, 86,400 seconds. However you put it, you can achieve a fair bit in one day if you really put your mind to it. It is just as easy to wander around a mall for a few hours, grab a coffee and watch the world go by, but what do you think you could achieve in 24 hour period if you set yourself a new challenge?

There are thousands of YouTube videos available which contain instructions and tips on how to master a new skill, and some of these challenges are probably going to reveal talents and proficiencies that you may not have realized you had inside of you.

This infographic takes a look at some of the new skills that you can acquire in just one day. You might want to try your hand at making cheese, or learn some conversational Spanish. You may be able to gain a rudimentary grasp of playing the piano, or you could learn a variety of self­defense techniques.

The new skills you acquire don’t have to be profoundly life­changing. You might simply want to learn how to peel an entire head of garlic in just 10 seconds or maybe the idea of being able to tie a one­handed knot particularly appeals to you.

It is probably not going to be the most productive day of your life if you choose to watch the YouTube video on how to peel apples in seconds with a cordless drill, but learning how to do CPR in a medical emergency would definitely be time well spent. The next time you have a spare 24 hours in your life, take the YouTube challenge and see if you can learn a new skill by the same time tomorrow.

Contouring Make Up: The Beauty Trend of the Moment

I was watching GMA this morning and they were discussing the biggest trend in make up right now: contour make up. They did a tutorial and it got me thinking is this something that would look good out on the streets or is it really only something that Kim Kardashian can pull off?

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I will admit I have always lusted over Kim Kardashian’s amazing make up looks but I also am not sure it would look good on me. Kim had loaded this picture on to Instagram back in March, showing what she looks like while getting her make up done. Contouring is Kim’s secret to her amazing cheek bones. As you can see her eyes, eyebrows and lips are done first. The contouring of her cheeks is saved for last.

To get this done Kim sucks in her cheeks making a fish face. This is how you find the natural hollow of your cheeks. Then they take a dark bronzer and contour her cheek bones. The most important step is the highlighting. They then highlight around the contoured area, hitting the upper cheek, under eye and bottom of her jaw bone. To do this you must use a matte while high lighter that is 2-3 shades lighter than your skin color. Highlighting around that area gives your cheekbones way more definition.  This make up trick is so hot right now, there are plenty of kits that you can buy out there that include the bronzers and highlighters together. Check out this CARGO Contour Palette. I just may give this a try myself! Have any of you tried out this make up trend?

 

Day 14: 30 Days of Healthy Challenge

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Good evening everyone! I had a great day, little lady bug and I went for 2 walks today. I also found the time to fit in a really good set of conditioning exercises. Unlike yesterday there was not a lot of crying from my little baby but just not a lot of napping today. She seems to be over the whole nap thing this week. At 4 months old she all of a sudden hates to nap. The great thing is that she was not crying from over tiredness, just would not sleep. Todays workout was:

  • 60 squats
  • 15 mountain climbers
  • 10 push ups
  • 60 crunches
  • 30 bicycle crunches

Here on the blog I started a new campaign for BeachBody PIYO. If you have not heard of it, PIYO is part pilates and part yoga. I will also be trying out PIYO once I have finished up my 30 days of healthy challenge. I have always been a beachbody and Chalene Johnson fan. I am really excited to give PIYO a chance to help me get my body back into shape. Until August 11th there is no shipping on PIYO orders.

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I had a pretty good diet day. We did once again order out for dinner, it was not to bad. We got dinner from “Poulette” again and the chicken was delicious. If you live in the Hell’s Kitchen area you have to try Poulette, it is amazing. The take out there is the best pic for healthy take out in our area. I know that we will continue to order from there for a long time to come! Here is a look at my food for today:

Breakfast: Coffee with Soy, Coconut Chia Bar

Lunch: Bagel Thin, Turkey, Mixed Greens

Snack: Pop Chips

Dinner: Chicken, Quinoa, Green Beans and Red Wine

How was your day?? Have you ever tried a Beach Body program?


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Day 13: 30 Days of Healthy Challenge

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend. We had visitors this past weekend and had a few dinners out but we also took many walks to kind of equal it out. Today was a rough day, my little babe is going through a rough patch. I think she may be teething, with that I did not have tons of time to work out. We went on one walk, instead of our regular two walks. I did still manage to get in some exercise during the one nap peanut took today. Here is a list of the set I did today:

  • 55 squats
  • 15 mountain climbers
  • 10 push ups
  • 55 crunches
  • 30 bicycle crunches

I wish I could say we cooked tonight but after the day that I had… We ended up ordering dinner. Tonight’s choice was Vietnamese food from Cha Pa’s Authentic Cuisine here in Mid Town. I have to give them a shout out because the delivery guy forgot my sauce for my vermicelli bowl. We called and they not only sent the sauce over but replaced my meal and Jon’s as well. We order from there often and we will continue to. Here is what I ate today:

Breakfast: coffee with soy milk, Rev Raw Spirulina bar

Lunch: bagel thin, mixed greens and turkey

Snack: hummus and pita chips

Snack: soy cinnamon dolce from Starbucks

Dinner: shrimp vermicelli bowl from Cha Pa’s Noodles and a glass of red wine

Tonight is the season finale of the Bachelorette. How many of you were watching? I watched but to be honest I quit on the season a few episodes ago. I found Andi to be pretty bland as the Bachelorette. I also was rooting for Chris the farmer. I was so disappointed that he did not make it to the end. What are your thoughts?