Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Eve

‎”Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin

2010, what a whirlwind it’s been. I’m not posting resolutions because the coming of a new year won’t make me a new person (and I wouldn’t want that anyway!). But if I feel changes need to be made during the year, I will make them accordingly. I believe in goal setting but I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing because I’m happy with where I am right now.

Happy New Year!

Emily ❤

Question: Do you have any major resolutions?



Happy New Years Eve!

Today was a sleep-in kind of day. I went to Lava last night with some friends, both from high school and college. Plus we met up with tons of other people we went to high school with.

I definitely don’t consider myself the “clubbing” type, but this was fun. 🙂

Emily ❤

Question: How are you ringing in the New Year?

Happy Hormones & Things I Love Thursday IV.

When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as “euphoric.” (WebMD)

The weather is so gorgeous today, I had to get outside for a run. I am so glad I did because my mood is now exceptional thanks to that endorphin rush. Plus there were some incredible photo-ops.

Here’s what I’ve been loving:

❤ Looking into flights to Florida
❤ Clean eats
❤ Snow
❤ Watching NYC’s blizzard on the news
Leprechauns in Alabama
❤ A clean room
❤ Watching my family open their Christmas gifts
❤ Lord & Taylor
❤ Frank’s red hot sauce
❤ Looking at old photos
❤ Dr. Oz
❤ Hot cocoa
People who touch your junk
❤ Shopping (as usual)
❤ Earl grey chocolate
❤ Any kind of chocolate
❤ Sunshine
❤ Tamari almonds
❤ Finding a $10.00 iTunes card in my desk
❤ Maid in Manhattan

Emily ❤

Question: Does anyone know why some of my links are grey and some are blue?

VHS Yoga

With snow-covered roads and a lacking in the “home-gym” department, I had to get a little crazy with my exercise routine. This morning I lugged one of those heavy TVs with the boxy back into my room. It’s so outdated it even came equipped with a VCR.

Good thing, because that meant I could spend some quality time with Denise Austin. I found a bunch of old yoga and pilates tapes and will probably be putting them to good use over the next few weeks. 😉

Emily ❤

Question: Have you exercised using videos?

Mishmash Day

This morning I did some yoga. For my cardio, Cheya took me for a walk, or more like a run. She gets so excited in the snow and that makes for  a great time galavanting around, chasing after pinecones, and losing tennis balls…

When we came in, it was lunchtime. I had spaghetti squash over spinach with tomato sauce, extra garlic, nutritional yeast, and some flax meal. She had dog food.

Meanwhile, my Mom put some clothes out to dry. What was she thinking??

She then proceeded to put the solidified sweaters in the dryer which resulted in the dryer door being thrown open by the frozen arms. Needless to say, it was a good laugh.

Later in the afternoon, my Sister and I took a trip to the mall where I purchased fake eyelashes and earl grey dark chocolate. Randomness due to my refusal to try on any clothes after this holiday eating/(lack of) exercise routine I’ve got going… 😉 And that the self-proclaimed chocolate connoisseur guy at the “Around the World” store had me convinced that this chocolate would be awesome. He was pretty much right.

Snacks today were grapes, clementines, almonds, and peanuts. And dinner was a complete mishmash of foods: Spinach, steel cut oats, and a mini whole wheat pita with pb&j. Dessert was the last Christmas cookie, a handful of chocolate chips and cheerios, and a few pieces of my earl grey dark chocolate. Plus coffee and almond milk. Whew.

Emily ❤

Question: Do you have a favorite clothing brand?

Cleaning Day

Today is a cleaning day. On my to-do list: My room.

It’s a big job. But someone has to do it. And I actually kind of enjoy going through all my stuff.

I found this picture of me and my friends Allison and Frankie in California during the winter of 2009. I had someone take this photo of us using my giant 35mm Canon. Then I developed the film and printed the photos in the darkroom at my high school.

It was a toss up between going to mall or going skiing with my sister today. We decided on neither which is just fine with me. There’s more cleaning to be done!

Emily ❤

Question: When is the last time you cleaned your room?


Today my Mom and I went to Lord and Taylor to do some exchanges. Then we went to Tj Maxx followed by Wegmans for lunch and to pick up some “lighter” post-Christmas groceries (mainly fruits and veggies).

The weather here was beautiful although it was freezing. We were supposed to go downstate to visit my Mom’s family but they are in the midst of a blizzard and we thought it would be best to avoid that.

Emily ❤

Question: Where do you exercise during the winter?