Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday!!!!! Birthday Weekend!

Yay for Friday! Though I'm stuck in the office, I hope to accomplish much today so that tomorrow is totally clear. Bill and I are celebrating my birthday tomorrow (cuz Monday would be no fun, lol), and here's how it's going to go... Coffee with Bill, then 10:30 am - Tab's Total Body Conditioning Class. Eat, shower, then head out for a day of shopping! Woot! Bill hates shopping. HATES shopping. Once a year, though, he will go with me to wherever I want to go. :-) I try to not make it too traumatic for him, but I really enjoy his company so he can suck it up and shop. LOL! We'll be hitting a couple stores to look at patio furniture, then goodwill for his costume, then probably Fashion Square (suck it up, Bill). We'll finish the day with dinner out - though I have to be a little good, lol, as I'm still keeping the diet tight for my Halloween costume.

I thought I might have some issues with my birthday this year... I'm crossing over from "40" into "The 40's", lol. But I'm ok with it. In fact, I'm better than ok with it. I feel really good about where I'm at. Over the last year, I had knee surgery (didn't gain weight during recovery), attended the Arnold Sports Festival as an Eat Clean Diet Ambassador, became a Champion Nutrition sponsored athlete, I trained for, competed in, and brought home trophies from my first Figure Competition, got a writing contract with World Physique Women magazine, and am now working with my mentor and best friend to launch our own business - which has grown out of my journey.Oh! And I am celebrating THREE years of weight loss maintenance, to boot! Schweet! :-)   I'm pretty darn pleased with this last year, my 40th, and look forward to what's coming.

I actually began celebrating early. Last night after work, Tab and I hit the nail salon for pedicures. Two words, people... foot massage. Ahhhhhh! Tab and I worked on your applications while we had our feet done (seriously, you guys make this hard!).  We meant to get a photo, but forgot :-(  It was funny though, the two of us in those big chairs with our toes being painted while we're poring over these giant notebooks in our laps with neon stickies everywhere. LOL!

My toes are now a sparkly neon green (ha!), and then I had fakes put on for Halloween... I went long (goes better with the costume) and they're an awesome shade of red... it's called, "I'm not really a waitress". ROFL! I will not be keeping the length after the party, but the green toes? I might have to keep those awhile :-)
Yes, I do have midget toes. Whatever. 

We actually had a bet going on how long it would take me to injure myself with the new claws... Tab had me at 10 minutes. I win! I made it 2 1/2 hours. Ok, so it's not really a win (hello, injury), but still! :-) And no, I'm not going to talk about how I injured myself. It's mortifying.

Back home after that it was dinner - Taco salad. I ate while working on more applications - Bill watched UFC. I enjoy it, too, but have to say... those guys are more than a little nuts.

Which brings me current :-) Here's to an awesome weekend! Song for the day... Rihanna "Cheers"

FYI... Food for the day is up on the new Daily Cooler page!


  1. Happy Birthday Weekend!!
    I LOVE the green neon, keep the tootsies green =D


  2. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! As your gift, I'm not going to ask you once all weekend if you're almost done with applications! ;) Seriously, have a blast! You deserve it.
    --Carlene Hetland

  3. ROFL, Carlene!!! Haahhhhaaa!! :-)

  4. You are my go to blog when I am feeling out of control. I love how reading your posts get me right back to where I need to be, thank you. Can you please tell me your protein pudding recipe? thanks.

  5. Awww! Thanks!!
    Sure, it's easy! I use 1 1/2 scoop protein powder (my scoop = 1/3 cup), add 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 Tbsp almond butter and blend, then chill until set. I make it in the morning before work, and it's ready to eat for my first snack at 11am. Each protein powder is a little different, so experiment with the amount of liquid needed to create a pudding texture. Lately I've been adding 1/4 cup blueberries - yum! :-)

  6. Happy Birthday and enjoy your day out tomorrow!!

  7. Sounds like a great weekend, Chell! Your 40th year has been amazing, and such an inspiration :) You are the best oldest sister there is!

    I will save my happy birthdays for Monday because that is when you'll officially be :)

  8. Happy Birthday, Chelle! If your 40's is anything like your 40th year...look out!!! No doubt that they will be...keep inspiring we love your attitude and energy!!!!

  9. Happy Birthday, Chelle!! Love the 3 crockpot thingy!! Have a wonderful weekend!!