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Friday, July 29, 2011

Shopping for shoes!

Tonight I will be announcing the winner to the GIVEAWAY! So don't forget to go enter! 

Today started out with a early morning workout! With my pre-workout fuel I headed to the gym.
After completing this workout, I completed 100 situps and went for 1.5 mile run. WOW, running after thrusters and burpees makes you feel like your running with 100 pounds dragging behind you! Lets just say it was one of those days I was happy my run was cut short because I had to get to work.

I was craving one thing..

Strawberry-Coconut Protein Shake

This hit the spot! It was so sweet!!!

  • 1.5 C. Almond Milk Unsweetnened
  • 5-6 Ice cubes
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla Protein by Elite
  • 4 Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 tbs  Coconut syrup
  • 1 tbs  Chia seeds
  • 2 handfuls of spinach (doesn't alter the flavor AT ALL)

Today at work went by quick! I love busy days! I snacked on some trail mix throughout the day.

I may or may not of selectively picked out each handful :) cashews, m&m's, and raisins.

After my long work day.. (4 whole hours) I snagged some chocolate for some shopping fuel.
dark chocolate + almonds = winner!!

Remember these shoes? I wore them a few times and then Liz informed me that I should probably get a half size bigger and of course I head to every piece of advice and she was able to take them off my hands so I went back to the mall and found a better fit and a comfy fit..

While I was shopping I ran into a blog reader! (Hi Cindy!!) We had a good time chatting about our need for new shoes and both ended up purchasing 2 pair!

Don't you just love them!?

Coral is one of my favorite colors and it makes them just pop out! They are the new balance vibrams.

 I have been researching vibrams for awhile now but just couldn't wrap my head around the separate toes thing. They have the same bottom of the vibrams with all the benefits, but you don't have the toe separation! I can't wait to test them out!

Comfy fit?

 I couldn't resist TOMS! I tried them on and had to have them! Bonus: They are Brents favorite color so I knew he would be totally okay with the purchase.. oh and I had a gift card.. Double bonus!

After shopping I headed home to the babes and of course for lunch, I was actually really wanting another strawberry coconut shake because it was SOO good but figured a veggie full salad would satisfy! I had some salmon in the fridge and tossed it on top of some fresh romaine lettuce from the garden (Thanks Judy!) Along with some red pepper and baked sweet potato! Drizzled with a little olive oil and sea salt.

And of course a crunchy Gala Apple!

Perfect lunch!

Its a hot day today! I'm whipping up a perfect post workout treat.. but I think we need to go swim first. Someone is getting ancy.
Even though they hate the pool I am determined to get them to like it. 

See you TONIGHT to announce the winner!! 
GoOd LuCk!

Q. I know TOMS aren't the cutest shoe but they are comfy! Do you buy for the cute factor or the comfy?

Q. Do you have vibrams? Whats your opinion?


  1. Hooray for a kick butt workout! I have like 0 control around trail mix! Both pairs of shoes are adorable. I totally want some Toms. I want the wedges!!

  2. My sister and her husband bought some Vibrams after a bunch of his Army buddies raved about them. Now they are pretty much all my sister wears, especially when we're out with the dogs, hiking, etc. She also says that she loves how they feel running! And I love my Toms!! I wear them all the time and helping buy a little kid shoes totally makes the price worth it for me :)

  3. I love my TOMS because they give a pair to a child in need. I love vibrams... they are my favorite, my feet never ever feel tired or hurt.

  4. Definately for comfort! I LOVE my TOMS! I have 3 soon to be 4 pair :) because you can wear them with anything and it doesn't even matter.