Almost Silent Saturday Kicks Off

by TaylorR

Happy Saturday friend. I hope that your weekend is off to a fabulous start.

Mine certainly is. I woke up this morning excited to go for a run, only to open the door to be greeted with pouring down rain. I only hesitated for a second, then grabbed my keys and headed to the gym. It may have not been the gorgeous downtown run I wanted, but none the less 5 speedy treadmill miles left me feeling energized and accomplished!

Funny how a workout can leave you both exhausted and energized simultaneously, isn’t it?

Today kicks off what I hope to be a normal occurrence here on Lifting Revolution… “Almost” Silent Saturday because let’s face it, I can’t be silent.

Here are a just a few things that went on this past week that I feel compelled to share…

Top 5 Of The Week

1. We Got Our Jawbones!

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After a delay thanks to the recent snow storm, our JawBones arrived. Yes, it matched my GPS watch. No, I didn’t mean to do that. But yes, I am glad I did. Now I guess you can say I’m double wristin’?

2. The Competitive Couple 

Here’s what yesterday (Friday) looked like. Of course we had a friendly competition going on all day as to who would win. There might have been some last minute running around our house to long some steps…

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So I was a bit stumped by this. I walked and was on my feet ALL day! I feel as if perhaps not all of my steps were counted? Does anyone know that if shopping at a store with a hand on the buggy could affect count? I walked an entire grocery store which did not create a spike. Let me know!

I have no idea how Jawbone does it but it also track sleep and sleep quality. Dan gets up 4 minutes after I do, so our sleep is pretty even! Though my deep sleep kicks his deep sleep’s butt.

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And yes… I know we need to sleep more.

3. The New DO

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Good bye long locks! I chopped off over 7 inches of hair yesterday and I feel great! It’s amazing what a new do can do for you.

To help Dan adjusts (he loves LONG hair), I planned a special at home date night.

4. At Home Date Night

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First course salad! Because I am doing a 21 day sugar detox, that wine glass was filled with water. But everything else was as it should be!

Second course included turkey meatballs over a cauliflower pilaf for me and over brown rice for dan. Delicious!

5. The Best Meal Of The Week

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This was the most amazing trout! I picked it up last week at EarthFare when it was on sale and to be honest almost forgot about it.

It was so flavorful and delicious. Cooked at 410-regress (to crust up the skin) with olive oil, pepper and garlic rubbed in. Amazing!

Now, it’s time for yoga!

Q: What is something that you’re looking forward to this weekend?

 

 

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Erica February 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm

I LOVEEEEE your hair. So I did the folly half this morning in the pouring rain. The views were beautiful, the rain was not. I’m thinking about your email. If you need to reach out to others please do so!! I just need to figure out if J is ok with it and I have Kaylin coverage :)…which could be tough! So definitely reach out to others, but I’ll keep looking into it!

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TaylorR February 1, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Thanks!! How was the race this morning? I had several friends there, wish I had done it! Just keep me updated on the 200.

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Erica February 1, 2014 at 4:52 pm

It was good! Just rainy :( But I love the course by the water!!

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Kim February 1, 2014 at 5:07 pm

OH – your hair is super cute!!!
I’m wondering if the Jawbone is more accurate on the sleep front than the FitBit? I’ve been wearing the Force for about a month and I still don’t think it tracks my sleep very well. Fun that y’all compete against each other for steps!!

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TaylorR February 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm

So far it seems pretty accurate for sleep. I don’t know how it works but it’s pretty amazing. It even tracked how long i was reading in bed before I actually turned off the lights.

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Brittany @ Barr & Table February 1, 2014 at 6:24 pm

LOVE the new do! And the trout looks amazing!

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Amy Lauren February 1, 2014 at 6:24 pm

I love your new haircut and can’t wait to see it in person on Tuesday (btw, I have to be at work by 8:30 now on Tuesdays, don’t think that makes much of a difference tho).

Earth Fare pretty much rocks. We went there today for meat for Clay, and they were at the race I did this morning handing out coupons ($5 off $35? Score!). It is one of my favorite stores especially since they started that new deal/sale thing… everyday deals or something? Anyway, it’s great :).

I think it would be fun to have a Jawbone, Fitbit, etc, to track things like sleep. I don’t count calories and I log runs but not for things like calories burned, etc. But, I’d love to see more data about how I sleep. I know that affects my workouts big time.

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