Gym massages, ants on a log, and my new plan

I have three very random things to share with you today:

1.  While I was at the gym the other day, I looked up from where I was doing lat pulldowns and saw people getting massages in the middle of the gym.  How I didn’t notice them during the first half of my workout beats me.  I thought it was totally weird but cool at the same time.  How nice would it be to get a massage right after a tough workout?!  I just think they should have made it a little more private because this was a bit awkward for everyone.

2.  I brought back an old favourite yesterday: ants on a log.  I don’t know why I ever stopped eating the fabulous combination of celery, peanut butter, and raisins (I actually just cut up a date because I didn’t have raisins).  It was so yummy and will probably be my new obsession/go-to snack until something else takes it’s place.

3.  I just signed up for the Body Earned program designed by James Wilson.  I asked him in advance if it would be feasible with my half marathon training and he gave me the go-ahead (yesss!).  It is a 12-week program which starts off with circuit training for four days a week and then progresses about mid-way through (harder workouts, five days/week).  It isn’t a free program so I won’t be able to share the workouts with you but if you’re interested, he is charging $50 for the 12 weeks (that’s less than $1/workout).  He is basically everyone’s online personal trainer and answers all questions related to training, nutrition, and supplements.  He’s even helping me with vegetarian options to support my training!  It costs more than $50 for a personal training session (at my gym at least) so I think this is a pretty sweet deal!!  He posted the workout from Week 1 Day 1 yesterday on his Facebook page to give others an idea of what it was like (BONUS: I was out of the gym within an hour on the first day and have heard that it stays like this for the most part).  Check it out!  There is also a support group on Facebook that you get invited to if you start the program.  It’s a great place for us to motivate each other and ask/answer questions.  I love having that.  I’m excited to see how this goes! :D

Are you a fan of celery and peanut butter?

Have you ever hired a personal trainer?

I Love Awards!

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Honestly, if you haven’t visited her blog, do it now.  She is preggos and super hilarious.  Makes me die a little every time I read her posts.
What I need to do is tell you 12 completely unnecessary things about myself.
Hold onto your seats.
Name your favourite colour: I really love anything bright.  Pink and purple rock my world.  My goal is to blind people at races so I can beat them (see header photo).  Not actually though.
Name your favourite song:  Not possible.
Name your favourite dessert: Ugggh these questions are too hard.  If I had to pick something right now, the mocha almond fudge ice cream cake I ate at my cousin’s birthday.
What wizzes you off:  People that smell bad at the gym.  And the person that keyed my car one moth after I bought it.  I hate you.
When you’re upset you:  RUN.  Is there any other option?
Your favourite pet:  Never had a “real” pet.  My childhood hamsters don’t count.  So gross.  I will have to nominate my friend Nicole’s dog, Milo, as my favourite pet until I get my own puppy!
Black or white:  Seems like the popular answer has been Michael Jackson.  I will have to agree.
Your biggest fear:  Getting fat.  Kidding (but not really).  I’m afraid of not being able to overcome obstacles that I may face in my life.  Scary stuff right there.
Best feature:  Whenever I go to get a mani and pedi, I’m told I have nice hands and feet.  The feet I don’t agree with (have you seen those calluses?), but the hands, maybe.
Everyday attitude:  Mostly happy (after exercise).  No exercise = no bueno.
What is perfection:  Complete happiness with oneself.  I’m not there yet, but it will come.
Guilty pleasure:  Excessive exercise, ice cream, chips, candy, chocolate, and Dean.  I’m not guilty of loving any of those things though so I’m not sure they count :)
Now I must nominate 7 blog friends to share these same 12 fun facts!
Here goes:
Stephanie @ Lunges and Lunch
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Can you actually pick ONE favourite song??

What is YOUR best feature?

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