Today’s workout – P90X Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps and butterscotch protein shake

I did this workout at home today, because I would be ashamed for people at the gym to see me fall flat on my face while attempting plyo push-ups. Although I managed 10 today! (on my knees) That’s the most I’ve ever been able to do.

I worked so hard today I wasn’t even thrown off when Tony Horton kept calling this guy by the wrong name.

Dave, David, Davey, anything, even Sean

Today’s protein shake:

  • 1/2 Trader Joe’s fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop CrioSport 100% Whey in vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Truvia
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons sugar-free butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon xantham gum
  • however much water fits in the Magic Bullet canister

I gave the canister a good shake and blended it up on the Magic Bullet. 277 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 12.7 grams carbs, 41 grams protein. I could probably get regular cottage cheese to add in some fat.

Butterscotch Protein Shake


Very tasty! Just like a regular butterscotch milkshake (almost)


Giveaway alert! from Makeup Zombie

Makeup Zombie has a giveaway on her site: Because I LOVE October, GIVEAWAY! …

Her blog is really cool, and I’m not just saying that because we share a name, either! I just love bloggers who use indie cosmetics and have some serious creative skills.


A gift from an overseas friend

An internet friend from Mineral Makeup Forums asked if I could make a purchase for her – some handbags that were on sale but not available in the UK. No big deal, I ordered it (with my credit card so I got frequent flyer miles heh heh), received it, shipped it out to her…probably 5 minutes total for all of that, and she reimbursed me immediately.

But! She surprised me by sending this thank-you gift!

My two favorite things – Hello Kitty and Avon Glimmersticks in Majestic Plum

The box is the Hello Kitty Liberty Lip Tint Trio, from the Hello Kitty Liberty Collection from Boots. How adorable is this set! I love Hello Kitty! Everyone knows that. But what was really sweet was that my friend remembered that Avon Glimmerstick in Majestic Plum was a Holy Grail item for me before it was discontinued! It’s still sold in the UK.

Such a thoughtful gift!



Keen hikers! and REI’s complete awesomeness

Last week I went to REI to get fitted for some hiking shoes. I decided on a pair of Keen hikers, but the pair I tried on was scuffed, so the store ordered some for delivery.

Here they are! These are the Targhee II Mid Shoes


I also got kitted out with wool socks. a moisture-wicking shirt, and a precipitation jacket. I might get some pants later.

As an aside – REI has the most amazing customer service of any place I’ve ever shopped. Seriously. They people who work there love their jobs, and take their customers seriously. No sales pressure, no hovering, just explanations and help when asked.


Sale Alert! Aromaleigh Weekly Sales! Discounted through November 1, 2012

Aromaleigh Weekly Sales! Discounted through November 1, 2012.