27 Sep

Yesterday was absolutely nasty. But I will put down that this was the first weekend in a loooooong time that I haven’t been hungover so that’s an accomplishment for me! Wow, writing that down it sounds kinda sad but whatev….non hungover weekends don’t happen too often during football season for me.

I woke up and made scrambled eggs with peppers and avocado with a sandwich thin topped with cranberry reservesthen had a killer kettlebell session.

Kettlebell-20 lbs

Halos (13 reps, 2 sets)

Shrugs (13 reps, 2 sets)

Squats (15 reps, 2 sets)

Upright Deltoid Row (13 reps, 3 sets)

Swings (13 reps, 2 sets)

Side Bends (20 reps, 3 sets)

Dumbbell-15 lbs

Curls (13 reps, 2 sets)

Shoulder Press (13 reps, 2 sets)

Lateral Raise (13 reps, 2 sets)

Dumbbell -10 lbs

Tricep Extension (13 reps, 2 sets)

Tricep Kickback (13 reps, 2 sets)


Donkey Kicks (13 reps, 2 sets)

Pushups (15 reps, 2 sets)

And today I hurt.

After that, I was still feeling ambitious and decided to walk over to Festival in The Park. I forgot that they were calling for a 50% of rain that day and thought I could get there in time since it’s only a 15 minute walk from my place but overestimated myself. About ¾ of the way, it started drizzling so I headed back and when I was somewhat close to home, it started raining cats and dogs. Which, how amusing would it be if it actually did start raining cats and dogs one day? I wouldn’t want those cute babies to get hurt but for visual sake it would be amusing. On another note, I am still waiting for it to rain men.

Damn you Weather Girls for it most definitely does not rain men in Charlotte.

So, like I was saying. Raining cats and dogs but not literally. I had to hang out on the stoop of a vacant condo for it settle down a bit and even then, it was still coming down consistently.

 And I absolutely hate when I am wearing my flips and my feet get wet. I was sliding all over the place and I think it’s just a gross feeling in general. Kind of how I imagine it would be to get a tongue foot bath. Nasty.

And then it rained and rained and rained some more. I had lunch and  watched movies and napped the rest of the day.

 It was perfect. Little Lincoln was comfy as well and was happy to partake in cuddle time.

I had an eggplant to use so I made roasted eggplant, red pepper and artichoke penne for dinner. I am not a big fan of the red sauce so I tossed with butter, grated parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and oregano.

Yummy. Nothing beats butter and grates parm I tell you.

I brought back an oldie but goodie for breakfast but with a new twist—pumpkin oats. I’ve seen bloggers adding pumpkin to their oats and never tried it. Um, why did I wait so long? I cooked on the stovetop with almond milk and added a few dashes of apple pie spice then topped with brown sugar when done.


And apparently there’s been a shortage of pumpkin this past year but USA TODAY says it’s over. Go figure why I couldn’t find canned pumpkin the other night.

There was yet another bake sale going on this week but for American Heart Association instead of Breast Cancer like the other week. Goodies this time were a bit cheaper—only $1 for anything on the table. I went with a decorative rice krispie heart.

 Again, my rationale that since my money is going to charity, calories don’t count (not a good rationale to have by the way)

I didn’t make anything for lunch last night but brought a simple lunch of a sliced chicken breast sandwich with buffalo cheddar cheese and tomato on a sandwich thin with a side of apples and cucumber. Look at me being all healthy.

Then my co-worker bought over his leftover French fries from Bojangles. I can’t turn down French fries and especially can’t turn down Bojangles fries. They had a super salty Cajun seasoning on them that in turn, makes me eat them only once or twice a year. I contemplated throwing them away but there are starving kids out there so that would be wasteful, yes?

Also, it’s quarter end week which means they bring in ridiculous amounts of sugar ridden snacks in hopes that hopping us up on sugar and caffeine won’t leave us too bitter about being here.

Nice view eh?

I got to leave work a little early since I had a Doctors appointment. And not a fun doctor like the OB GYN or dentist—my laser tattoo removal session.

My tattoo is almost completely faded so this should be my last session to get rid of the color (tip—green is the hardest color to remove so if you are thinking about a tattoo with green in it —make sure you really want it)

My next session will hopefully be them scraping it down since the scar has risen a bit from all the sessions I’ve had. It’s a painless procedure for the most part but they give me seven to eight shots of Novocain to numb the area so that is the worst part. After that, I just have to wait for the area to numb up completely and then they get to work. The actual laser part only takes a few minutes and then they bandage me up and I am good to go. The longer in between sessions the better they say because of something with the pigments and the treatments being more effective.

I love their retro waiting room.

I got home pretty early despite the slow drivers on the road because people here can’t drive in the rain and hung out with Lincoln for awhile. For dinner, I made the biggest slice of pizza ever.

Ok, so it kinda looks like a scroll. Don’t judge.

I topped with leftover eggplant, red pepprs and artichokes from last night and mozzarella cheese

So big, I have to cut in half so it would fit on my plate

Served along side with some fresh strawberries

C’est Magnifique!

And with that, I’m out. It’s not even 7P and I feel like I could fall asleep. Hope everyone had a happy Monday!

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18 Responses to “Justifications”

  1. genesis September 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

    a tongue bath…LMAO. best phrase ever.

    your company is pretty awesome to bring you sugar! we usually get donut and i dont partake except for a small piece. ok i guess that is partaking, oh well.

    • simplyshaka September 28, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

      Hahaha, it just sounds nasty eh??

  2. Ashleigh September 27, 2010 at 7:41 pm #

    Isn’t that kind of weather so gross? I hate having wet feet too… nasty! I need some boots asap.

    I got in my PJ’s at 7 tonight and I am so ready for bed too! I am forcing myself to stay up for gossip girl!

    • simplyshaka September 28, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

      I know! Im not ashamed to admit I spent an hour of company time looking online for boots!

  3. Morgan September 27, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    I love that your company tries to hop you guys up on sugar like little kids, it’s awesome!
    yay for no more pumpkin shortage!

  4. Amy @ Second City Randomness September 27, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    Your pizza loooks ridiculously amazing.

    And I’m opposite- I actually prefer wearing flip flops in the rain. Because wet shoes take forever to dry and are so gross and uncomfortable- flip flops and feet dry way faster…

    • simplyshaka September 28, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

      Touche. I think I hate both actually. If my feet are going to be wet, I better be in the shower, at the beach or near a pool.

  5. Lily @ Lily's Health Pad September 27, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    1) Ditto about flip flops in rain. Something about rain creeps me out. It just seems…dirty.

    2) Little Lincoln is so handsome all snuggled up

    3) Very interesting about the tattoo removal process. I’ve never known anyone who got their tattoo removed.

    4) Your pizza most definitely looks like a scroll. 🙂

    • simplyshaka September 28, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

      1) Oh my, my feet were absolutely disgusting when I got home….black streaks all over them 😦

      2) I’ll let Linky know, he is always looking for new fans

      3) It’s a really interesting process but painful and expensive. I find it very ironic that it only cost me $50 to get but has cost me over $1K to get rid of.

      4) Glad to see you again–I was like “Will anyone else notice that??”

  6. Laury @TheFitnessDish September 27, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    Cutest lil puppers 🙂

    All the food looks amaze…..I hate wet socks in the rain! Flip flops dont bother me as long as there are no puddles!

    • simplyshaka September 28, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

      Thanks 🙂 I DESPISE wet socks in the rain **shudders**

  7. dianacheung September 28, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    fyi everytime you make pizza rolls or pizza i want it..like bad. BTW a rainy day of movies and cuddling is the best!! After a hard week at work I just wanna veg and watch sh*t on tv. OUCH I’m glad you are getting a SMALL tattoo removed though (did you say what it was?) cause my friend has THE biggest tattoo on her shoulder…i’m talking the size of TWO man hands and it won’t come off after all these treatments so she’s getting married with a half faded tattoo on her back. NASTTT-EEEEE. Almost as nasty as your ex smelly coworker!

    • simplyshaka September 28, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

      Hahahahhaha, that really sucks for your friend. I’m sorry it hasn’t worked for her. Thank God mine is a small one!!

  8. christina September 28, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    ugh, i want my tattoo removed too. i don’t hate mine, but i’d just rather it not be there anymore. how badly does it hurt!?

    • simplyshaka September 28, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

      Um, the shots are the worst part and if they do it right you wont feel anything during the process. But the aftermath is a bit painful—you can smell the smell of your flesh burning and it usually hurts for two to three days after. I forgot to take advil last night so I couldn’t sleep due to the pain 😦

  9. Mo Diva September 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    ouchie on the lazer removal. i know you said its painless but still- OW!
    linky looks soooo cutey on your lap. Mickey is too damn heavy for that! lol
    i hate wearing flip flops in the rain.

    and now i want pizza

    • simplyshaka September 28, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

      Hahaha, I can’t imagine how Mickey is b/c Linx is 8 lbs of love and when he passes out he is all dead weight.


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