Tuesday, February 26, 2013

(Strength) Quickie of the week

20 minutes are all you really need for this work-out and don't we all have at least 20 minutes to spare in the day?  I'll probably do this x2 more times this week w/ some cardio thrown in along the way!

With this jam playing:

Monday, February 25, 2013

Look of the Week

I pinned this look late Saturday night (early Sunday morning?) and am still thinking about it.  It's easy to recreate and great for that transition between winter and spring.  I always have trouble finding something to wear in the spring- is it going to be too cold for this, is this outfit too bright?  This look is perfect.

P.S. this look is via Damsel in Dior and all of her other looks are just as spot on.

Clockwise from top left:
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What will you be rocking this spring?

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday musings

Last week Tuesday, this week Friday. I guess there is no pattern to my musings!

1.  I know they're usually cheesy and predictable, but is anyone else a sucker for a Nicholas Sparks book?  The Notebook is obviously number one in my heart but A Walk to Remember is a close second.  The only thing I like more than a Nicholas Sparks book is a Nicholas Sparks movie.  I finished Safe Haven over winter break and can't wait to see the movie:

2.  Super Bowl this weekend, what are you making?  My top football food picks are spinach and artichoke dip, guacamole,  chips and french onion dip, pizza, taco dip, and beer!  But doesn't this look good...  http://pinterest.com/pin/247205467015793025/

3.  Can someone explain to me Vine?  I keep seeing people put their profiles up on instagram but I don't really get it...

4.  It was my sorority's bid day Tuesday night and man, did I get sentimental!  You really don't realize you were living the best days of your life until you are sitting in your pajamas at 8:30 on a Tuesday night at your parent's house.  I miss DG :(

5.  Can't get enough of this girl lately.  I guess I'm just another one of those dog-obsessed bloggers :)

Look ma, no eyeballs!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bedside Books

Since classes have started again, my reading will continue to look like this for a while:

As fun as that is, instead of staying up late watching tv shows on my laptop in bed,- btw, does this define anyone else's college experience?- I want to read for pleasure a little bit each night.  If you know me, this shouldn't be too hard since I love reading and finish books super quickly.  However, I like to books in one chunk of time because I get so wrapped up in them and this is not really an option.  So, here are some books that I think would lend themselves to being read a little bit at a time.  I'm thinking less novels, more non-fiction, self-help books (hate that word though :/). 

{Here are books I have in mind}


I've heard so many great things about this book recently so it will definitely be one of my first kindle downloads.

This is book sits on my nightstand and is perfect for a little reading before bed.  I need to get through more of it first before I review it at all, but if you are interested in business or just a new topic that's out of your comfort zone (like me) I recommend this read.

Similar to the Good to Great, Outliers is about the factors that contribute to one's success.  My brother got this book for Christmas kept going on about interesting facts in it so I plan on stealing his copy.

 And this just looks different/interesting!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Like I have time for this...

^^ The thoughts that have been running through my head lately due to my busier than usual schedule.  So I'm going to make time for at least a few, short workouts a week.  And to help keep me accountable, I'm going to write them out each Sunday and post them on my blog.  And this blog is called Real World Workouts right?  So, I will recap some of the workouts that I (hopefully) did at the end of the week.  Sound good?  Good.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tuesday Musings

Things on my mind this Tuesday...

Start watching Scandal now.  Olivia Pope is a bad ass and I don't hate that we have the same name.


 I start taking two classes tomorrow and I'm not happy about it.  To get me at least a little excited, I'm going to Target today to pick up some notebooks/notecards/pens, etc.  School supplies shopping will always trump actual school.  Going to Target will also probably result in a number of other items I don't really need.  #Targetdoesitagain.

Someone get me a subscription to HBO stat! {Beyonce: Life is But a Dream; February 16} Also, Superbowl Halftime show!!!!


I've never been much of a salad girl, but I'm going to try and start packing them for lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays when I am at class all day.  Any good salad recipes out there?  So far, these have caught my attention:


Have a happy Tuesday!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Fitness trackers

Is it just me, or has anyone else been curious about all of the new fitness trackers out there?  I just started a new job that involves me running around the ER following a physician for 8 hours a day, so I'm really curious how many steps I'm taking and how many calories I'm burning.  There are gadgets at all price points, from basic pedometers to high-tech devices that track everything from your eating to your sleeping habits.  Here are some fitness trackers I have my eye on:

1.  New Balance Via Mini Pedometer
2.  Fitbit Zip Wireless Fitness Tracker
3.  Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor


4.  Fitbit One Wireless Sleep + Activity Tracker
5.  Jawbone UP   
6.  Nike+ FuelBand
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