13 Jul

Hello all—apparently alot of peeps didn’t know that Dove chocolate products you can buy online existed. Hakuna Matata–I didn’t know either but they have a Mary Kay kind of thing going on where you can be a sales consultant and host parties. Check out the site here.  I would love to host a chocolate party! I would poll my friends to see which ones were on the same cycle and plan a party a day before when hormones are raging!

I wonder if they make dresses like this?

Today is the last day of leisure before going back to work. I like this not working thing but could see how it could get boring (unless I have unlimited cash flow of course) and am kinda looking forward to going back to work tomorrow. Once I start complaining about work, please remind me I said that. I am taking a new route to work now and that means a completely new bus line. I have the option of three of them so I am going to try one tomorrow and then a different one each day. They aren’t express lines, which I am used to riding, and are the normal bus lines which means more opportunities for good people watching! I will keep on my sunglasses, listen to my ipod and not make eye contact in hopes that they won’t bother me and my commute will only be 15 minutes. Bring it.

For breakfast, I had an egg white sandwich with turkey and white american cheese folded in the egg topped with ketchup and tomato and a side of kiwi and banana

Peace yo!

I did some more cleaning at my old apartment this morning. Note to self–next time I move, be sure to vacuum and clean before you turn off the electric. Cleaning a shower in a window-less bathroom is not fun. I was a hot mess afterwards so fro-yo was an appropriate choice. When I get fro-yo I go for the fruity flavors but today I did a 180 and mixed it up—-alot.

If you read my blog often, you really won’t see nut butters . I’m just not a huge fan, it takes me over half a year to polish off one jar and I hate the way it sticks to your mouth. Alot of people go nuts (pun intended) for the stuff but I just can’t get into it. However if you add chocolate to the mix, I don’t mind it so much.

 So I present:

Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fro Yo topped with coconut shavings, crushed graham crackers and chocolate chips drizzled in caramel.

Lunch was a veggie hummus wrap with baby spinach, artichokes, mushrooms, tomatoes and Trader Joe’s Spicy Hummus

You can never get enough Lincoln love

I had a pretty sweet sweat session later. I was getting a bit annoyed though b/c I was doing a bunch of jumping around in between sets but my heart rate monitor was acting funky and not reflecting my correct heart rate (I can assure you, it’s not 89 when doing 40+ jumping jacks)

Kettlebell-20 lbs

Side Bends (20 reps, 2 sets)

Halos (13 reps, 2 sets)

Upright Deltoid Row (13 reps, 2 sets)

*Bentover Row (13 reps, 2 sets)

Step Ups (25 reps, 1 set each leg)

Dead Lifts (15 reps, 1 set)

Squats (13 reps, 2 sets)

Dumbbell-15 lbs

Close Grip Dumbbell Bench Press (13 reps, 2 sets)

Dumbbell Bench Press  (13 reps, 2 sets)

Concentration Curls (13 reps, 2 sets)

Seated Shoulder Press (12 reps, 2 sets)

Dumbbell 10 lbs

Tricep Dumbbell Kickbacks  (13 reps, 2 sets)

Tricep Extensions (13 reps, 2 sets)

Zottman Curls (13 reps, 2 sets)

Reverse Fly (12 reps, 2 sets)

Front Lateral Raise (13 reps, 2 sets)

Really Polar, 121 average heart rate? Boooooo, start working again please!

If yesterday was all about NJ, today was all about CA and catching up with my bff

Loves her.

I’ve been seeing a lot of previews for Charlie St. Cloud which Zac Efron. I think it looks stupid but I can finally appreciate why people think he is cute. He is too pretty for my taste but he looks like a young Rob Lowe, I can be down for that

One drawback of moving: Not knowing what my preparation time is anymore. At my old place, I knew how long I needed to get ready and drive to this area if I wanted to go out and I showered, deep conditioned my hair, got ready at a leisurely pace and was still 45 minutes ahead of time. I even tried on a few different outfits to make sure I was wearing something cute…..still ahead of time. What shall I do with this extra time? Clean? Take Lincoln out? Clean My Kitchen? Nope. I choose beer and snack foods

Beach Bum Blonde Ale by Michelob

Eagle Sweet Onion Potato Crisps

I met up with my womens networking group at Press Wine and Food, they have $5 glasses of wine on Tuesday nights and I’ve heard they have great food including sushi so  I was super excited!

Drink wise-I had a glass of the Bridlewood Chardonnay and two glasses of Santa Ema Barrel Select Carmenere. I am not a huge red fan but the Carmenere was amazing. I had the Trio of Wasabi Roll-“Crabmeat, shrimp, & cucumber rolled with wasabi peas & topped with wasabi roe & wasabi aioli” and Fuji Kabayaki Roll– “Crab, avocado, & Fuji apple topped with warm BBQ eel, tempura flakes, & a drizzle of eel sauce” Both of these were absolutely fabulous. The Wasabii Roll had true Wasabi flavor but it didn’t overpower the crab or shrimp and the Fuji Kabayaki Roll was great. I never would have thought pairing apple with crab or avocado but it was a smooth, rich combination.

Now, I’m watching Lincoln attacking his baby and getting ready for bed—hope everyone had a terrific Tuesday!

PS—Wanna win some soy curls?? Click here to enter a chance to win at Spabettie’s!


24 Responses to “Press”

  1. July 13, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

    if i had a chocolate dress on i would be naked in about 10 minutes lol!

    CUTE PEACE SIGN! lol love that little touch 🙂

    press sounds uber trendy! and i love how the night was capped off with watching the dog go crazy with the stuffie. things like that are always fun to see haha ❤

  2. Karla July 13, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    Was the chest strap moving around a lot? or was it not moistened? That happens to me sometimes, it reads all funny if it keeps moving around or something.

    I can see why people like Zac Efron. He’s pretty. I would hate to date someone who was THAT MUCH prettier than me. But he’s nice to look at 🙂 It’s funny because everyone talks about how young he is but I’m pretty sure we’re the same age… give or take a few months

    • simplyshaka July 15, 2010 at 5:34 am #

      Hmmm good question, I didn’t even think about the chest strap!

      I agree 100% on the pretty thing some men just shouldn’t be sooooo pretty…..that’s my job in a relationship! JK…kinda 🙂

  3. April July 14, 2010 at 6:24 am #

    I need that dress! It would last long though 🙂

    Zac Efron is kinda cute huh?

  4. dianacheung July 14, 2010 at 7:47 am #

    look at you lady! sushi and dinner dates daily! I”m jealous…jk. I totally feel you on getting bored easily on days off…after 2 days off I feel bored and that’s usuually when I start eating bad!

  5. thehungryscholar July 14, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    I love the peace sign. Haha.

    And I always love me some K Griffin.

  6. Amy @ Second City Randomness July 14, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    He does look like a young Rob Lowe! I would have never thought of that…

    And as a pb and chocolate lover, I couldn’t have been more excited about your fro-yo choice. Ah sweet sugary bliss…

  7. Brittney July 14, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    I love Press! I haven’t been in a while, but their sushi does rock and their wine list is great. We’ll have to meet there for dinner sometime 🙂

  8. christina July 14, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    nice chocolate dress. at first i thought that was lady gaga. she would wear something like that.

    i have such a huge crush on zac efron! i love when that movie ad comes on!

  9. spabettie July 14, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    ha!! LOVE the peace sign… it’s FUNNY – look what I did in my post today – the bowl of corn & beans…


    that sushi makes me want some… NOW !

  10. Mo Diva July 14, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    boo to your heartrate monitor not working but yay for a great workout!
    i love links yawn!
    i think the new zac efron movie looks retarded and i can predict it will get horrible reviews. charlie st. cloud is crazy becuase he plays baseball with his ghost brother and talks to himself and stops living his life becuase his ghost brother has seperation anxiety… oh and charlie hits people in the face if they ask him if hes driving. stupid ass movie.
    Eclipse on the other hand was way better-er. Team Jac-ward. Yup, i went there.

    • simplyshaka July 15, 2010 at 5:39 am #

      Out. Of. Control.

      Omg thanks for the laugh, we need more 30 second reviews by Mo!

  11. genesis July 14, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    you and i think alike…before i scrolled down and say your caption for the ketchup, i said to myself…PEACE YO! and then had to laugh when I saw you had typed it…great minds think alike.

    lately ive had this serious craving for sushi. the only place that makes it fresh is ridiculously expensive and sometimes doesnt even taste as good…gah i need to move to a better city…

    • simplyshaka July 15, 2010 at 5:41 am #

      LOL that’s great! About the peace yo, not the sushi…..that just stinks. You so need to move somewhere better!

  12. Kelly July 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    Lincoln is adorable! He just makes me smile! 🙂

  13. sophia July 14, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    A chocolate party would be splendid. I would demand that everyone wear that chocolate dress!

    Isn’t Zac Efron, like, 12? Okay, not really, but he is so damn young. Boo.

    • simplyshaka July 15, 2010 at 5:42 am #

      I know, I feel like he is Bieber age but I think he can drink a beer legally in the US.

  14. Monique@She's Going The Distance July 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    Hmmm… I’m not sure I’d want/eat a chocolate dress haha. I’d be curious if anyone tried it on before me…

    • simplyshaka July 15, 2010 at 5:44 am #

      Ok….edit…a custom made chocolate dress 🙂

  15. Jenna July 14, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    Wow, serious workout!!! So jealous of your eats, as always. Especially the fro-yo and sushi! AHH I haven’t had sushi in Months.

    • simplyshaka July 15, 2010 at 5:44 am #

      Thanks 🙂 I can’t resist the power of sushi in the summertime. I think my wallet wouldn’t mind so much though.

  16. Efi@greekyogurt July 14, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

    Chocolate party sounds so much better than alcohol parties 🙂

    All your recipes look so yummy!


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