Friday Randoms

SUMMER or lack thereof
Well hello there Friday. Nice of you to make an appearance! This week seemed to last forever but it kind of feels like every week is that way right now. Like, the sunnier and warmer it gets outside and the more what I'm doing for summer vacation posts I read the longer the work days seem to get.  And I am having serious issues with focusing.  My attention span is shot.  I'd rather be outside enjoying the longer days then sitting in an air conditioned office.  Not that summer vacation actually exists for me.  Our weather is mostly awesome year round, I don't have kids out of school and I still go to work every day.  The concept of Summer is really nice but nothing much really changes around these parts.  At least not for me.

I found this cute striped maxi at Papaya for $12.99 // Link
I'm so over shopping right now.  Thank goodness!  I don't know how long it will last but I'm thrilled.  I've been on a shopping frenzy over the last year and I think I have finally beefed up my wardrobe enough to the point where I have options that I really like when I get dressed.   I still haven't even worn a lot of it because I'm weird like that and like to hold onto those I have new clothes to wear moments for as long as possible.  I don't feel driven to be out buying anything and this is a very good thing for my bank account.  I was getting tired of the spending and it was really starting to feel really excessive.  Now I can save more.  BUT, I wanted a maxi dress.  They will be perfect for our Maui trip in December and I knew if I waited they'd be out of season and I'd never find them in stores.  I went on a find a maxi dress mission and found three.  It was exhausting.  It's kind of hard to shop when you are kind of over shopping.  I've never owned a Maxi but I've been seeing everyone else in them.  Fashion bloggers are posting them left and right so they must be cool and they look so comfortable that even though I'm not a "dress" person I wanted one.  Or three.  Wonder how long it will take before I actually wear it or model it on my blog.

I haven't been going to the gym lately.  I've been doing the 30 day shred almost every day at home instead, but on Tuesday I decided to skip out on Jillian for an elliptical session at the gym.  Oddly, I kind of missed it.  Don't ever let anyone tell you that the Elliptical is not a good work out!  Before I started the shred I was doing the elliptical every week for 30-60 minutes.  This has been going on for years and had become routine.  It had almost started to seem easy.  But after a month off I did the elliptical for an hour and it was so HARD! Even at the half way point I was about to die and I was thinking to myself how did I do this every single week?  I about fell off when my hour was up, I burned 570 calories and even after three weeks with Jillian my legs were tired and fatigued for the rest of the night.  Well, I guess that's why they say you are supposed to mix up your exercise routine.  When your body gets used to it then it becomes routine, starts to feel easy and you aren't getting as much benefit out of it.  Yes, Mj you were right! He's been telling me I needed to switch things up for a while now but I wouldn't listen.  I do the elliptical on the interval setting and it's nice to throw in there because it's low impact on my old lady knees.  So maybe it shouldn't be your ONLY work out but it is definitely a good cardio work out.

This weekend we have nothing planned.  Not a single thing.  It seems like the first weekend this has happened in a while and I'm glad.  I don't even have to clean the house.  I'm caught up on my DVR so now I'm like, well what am I going to do?  There will be a lot of sitting on the couch and of course Jillian but I plan on doing at least one productive thing.  I should be able to handle that.

Have a nice weekend!!! 


A Life Less Traveled said...

I love plan free weekends! Last weekend was crazy with family in town, so I'm actually looking forward to taking it easy this weekend myself.

Jacqueline Hough said...

Enjoy your weekend! We all need a free weekend once in awhile!

Anonymous said...

Very cute dress and what an amazing price!

I wish I had a free weekend...I will be living vicariously through yours. :)

Faith said...

that maxi dress is so cute. i know it is going to look amazing on you.

you know what? i'm so shopped out too. i haven't shopped in two weeks, lol. yeah, i know, not that big of a deal but i haven't even online window shopped. yeah, that's huge :)

it is so true. whenever i try a new machine at the gym my body is in all sorts of pain. i love it. i did something new with Sean yesterday at the gym and my arms are killing me right now.

hope you're having a great weekend!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

love the maxi...i haven't been able to wear any because work doesn't allow it (i work at a school). hope your weekend was well spent!

Ashley R said...

I use the Elliptical a lot so this was music to my ears. You'll look so cute in that dress... and Hawaii, how fun!!

Whitney Cypert said...

Hahaha your "old lady knees"! Please! I go through phases of being shopped out, but most of the time I could go shopping at the drop of a hat, whether I need something or not. Oops.