Monday, June 23, 2008

"I Let Them Scalp My Hairs, Alright!"

Well, well well. I got myself a new look today. I took the plunge and chopped my hair off!! Wow. What a feeling to have your ponytail cut off!!! It was SO FUN. My stylist was really fun too. She was just as excited as I was. Melissa and I had been talking about it and I just decided to go for it and do it. I LOVE IT! I think it is a kind of sophisticated cut. I just really really like it. I was completely freaked out when she handed me my ponytail.....yeah.....that is a feeling I can't describe. The workout clothes pictures is because I got some new tennis shoes in the mail today too. So, of course, I had to try them out with my new haircut!

Here are a few pictures. What do you think?!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

My First 5K!

I finally ran my first 5K today! When I got up this morning at 6:30 I woke Dusty up so he could wish me luck and the only thing he said was, "I have been thinking. Maybe you shouldn't run today. People usually train for these things."

Ha Ha Ha Ha.

In retrospect he was mostly right :-) It was a lot harder than I thought. I actually don't like running but I have always wanted to run a 5K. Go figure. I even had to stop off at a store and pee during the race. I took them literally and stayed really hydrated and it took a toll on me.

The race was called: Break the Silence and it was a run to help raise awareness and rally support for those affected by abuse and pornography. It was such a great race and their message was very powerful. Instead of having numbers on our backs we had messages from anonymous abuse and pornography victims, stats on the widespread and devastating effects of pornography etc. When you ran you read the messages on the backs of people in front of you and you really did feel empowered to keep going.

It was a free race but at the end a won 2 Jamba Juice gift cards and a t-shirt! :-) Overall it was a great day and I have something checked off my bucket list.

Sunday, June 08, 2008


....say this out loud in a Mexican voice.....


My vieja gets mad and I don't even know water problem is!


My homie farted gacho, bad, and I couldn't brief.


Orale vato, when all my familia gets in the car, thereĆ¢€™s not mushroom.


My vieja wanted me to go to the store, but chicken go by herself.


Some vato tried to sweet talk my ruca. I told him, orale loco liver alone, cheese mine.


Ju tol me ju were goin to the store and July to me! Julyer!


I wanted to go with my mom to the flea market pero she didn't wafer me!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Back from Canada / My Trip of "Firsts"

So I am back from another trip. This time it was from Canada and New York. I flew into New York and then drove into Ontario, Canada. All the while forgetting my passport and answering a question wrong at boarder patrol. I don't recommend doing that. It makes you really nervous even though you are completely legal and it ticks the people off behind you.

This was a trip of "firsts" in several ways.

  • New York
  • I have always wanted to go to New York but not necessarily NYC. This was perfect for me. I flew into Buffalo and saw some beautiful parts of New York during my drive.
  • Niagara Falls
  • I have always wanted to see Niagara Falls and I drove right through on my way to Canada so of course I stopped off for a few hours to see it. There are several pictures forthcoming. It was a beautiful area. The falls were amazing and the falls at night are spectacular.
  • cross Canadian border
  • I just thought this would be cool to do. It was cool going into Canada but not so much going back when I answered a wrong question :-)
  • go to Canada
  • I just wanted to add that I feel like such a big girl now that I have driven in New York and to Canada and back all by myself! I think dad might have another heart attack!
  • ate a cold meat wrap
  • OK. This one is really weird but I have never eaten a wrap with cold meat in it and I finally did and it wasn't so bad. I still prefer it to have hot meat in it. (and NO deli meat)
  • Air Force One
  • When I was sitting on the airport runway for over an hour waiting for our plane to get fixed at least I got a consolation prize...I got to see Air Force One right next to us! Then when we were ready to take off we had to wait for the Air Force One helicopters to take off.....and that made me miss my connecting flight, but hey that was kind of cool.
  • sleep number bed
    • Dusty and I always talk about wanting to get one and I have to admit they are amazing. When I first got in the bed it was really firm and I held down the button to make them softer and it felt so nice. My sleep number is 20 think. I played around with it for a while and I think that is where I did best. It was so nice.
    • First time I ever got an answer like this:
    (You need to know this was the dumpiest hotel I have ever been it. It was dirty, scary and just awful)
      • Amy: "Do you have a non-smoking room I can be moved in to?"
      • Clerk: "Well you don't have to smoke."
      • Amy: "I understand that. I just wanted a room that doesn't have the aroma of smoke. It is making me sick."
      • Clerk: "I don't think we got any of those."
    Sure enough, the sign outside just said "Smoking Rooms"!!!!!! I have never heard of that! Needless to say I switched hotels and that's how I got into the Radission with the nice sleep number beds.

    Power over Pizza!

    So Dusty and I are on Day 5 of a 10 Day kick start workout / diet program in junction with Turbo Jam. We are basically just working out everyday for 10 days while eating foods with optimum protein and complex carbohydrates, low fat etc. It hasn't been too bad but it's when you do this that you realize how much food can be a temptation. The foods we have made have been flavorful and we have been very conscious eaters which is a big change for us :-) It also helps to do this together and give and get motivation from each other.

    My problem is 1) sweets and 2) portion control. I have no understanding of how much is enough. Another part of this thing that we are doing is trying to retrain our bodies in a sense that feeling satisfied is enough; I don't have to feel full every meal.

    I have resisted every kind of chocolate imaginable and today even pizza! I thought about eating it and not telling Dusty :-) but quickly realized that I have power over my body. I have power over what I feel. I chose not to eat any of the chocolate or even pizza. This is a major accomplishment for me. So when it really came down to it, it wasn't too much of a temptation.

    I know that I will eat pizza and chocolate again and probably too much of it at times but this little experience has been great for me to really realize the power I have over my body and how my unconscious living and eating can have severe effects on my overall well being. So next time I will consciously pig out on chocolate and pizza (ha ha just kidding). Seriously I have felt empowered as I have striven to live the Word of Wisdom a little better and create the life and health that I really desire.