Thursday, May 26, 2011

Las Vegas!

Preston and I had an amazing time in Las Vegas. For those of you who are curious, 10 days in Vegas is not painful or the worst idea ever. We were able to keep ourselves busy and entertained the entire 10 days.   

Preston didn't do as well as he hoped in the pool tournament... there's always next year. 

We had pretty good luck gambling the first half of the trip. Good thing because the last part of the trip it felt like we were stetting money on fire. 

We found time to see the show Zumanity. Wow, a lot of boobies. That's all I have to say about that.

We experienced the zip line down Freemont street with J&J. Somehow we managed to talk Preston into it. Pretty fun! 

Ashley and I visited the pool at the Monte Carlo. We had a blast! We flopped around in the lazy river and wave pool. Honestly, we were the only ladies in the entire pool area with wet hair. Everyone else seemed to be extremely worried about their appearance. Not us!  

Ashley and I got feathers in our hair. They are pretty cute! This was probably the highlight of Ashley's trip. She has been wanting feathers forever. 

Preston and I enjoyed multiple Yard Margaritas.  Sooo yummy!

Gold Machine Man was my favorite street performer. He was soo odd and random! I couldn't stop watching him and people's reactions. 

Preston and I caught the Bellagio Fountain Show from a semi-private balcony at the Bellagio.  Best view ever!

Preston also met held the door for poker player Dowle Brunson. (I found this picture on the web) 
Thanks to everyone who spent Vegas with us. We had a blast!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Skakeology Final Number

I finished the Shakeology cleanse on Wednesday. I weighed in on Thursday morning at 128.2lbs! Sooo close to 127lbs! I think I probably lost around 2.8lbs on the cleanse. 

I am doing the cleanse again this week, before we leave for Vegas. This time around I am making sure to weight in at the start of the cleanse. I would really, really, really love to be around 127lbs when we leave for Vegas. 

Yes, only have 5 days until we leave for vacation. 10 days in Las Vegas may sound miserable to some, but to Preston and I we are giddy with excitement! We love Vegas, almost too much. We are so lucky that we both equally enjoy Vegas, being that this is our number one vacation destination every-single-year. 

This trip we are lucky to have many friends join us thoughout our 10 day stay. First Dan and Erin fly in and spend the first weekend with us. Then Jeff and Jackie get in at the beginnig of the following week. Next Josh and Ashley fly in the last weekend along with my friend Ashley from college, who I haven't seen in probably 5 years! 

Believe it or not, I have never been to a pool in Las Vegas. I figure surely I can fit in some pool time this trip! Maybe the lazy river around the Monte Carlo? Preston and I also want to catch the water show at the Bellagio, zip line down Freemont Street, check out the Aria, play craps at the Encore, see the lions at MGM and make the money in the pool tournament. 

But most importantly, we want to recreate this picture!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Shakeology Cleanse {Day Three}

I did it!! I am finishing up day 3 of the Shakeology cleanse. What a great accomplishment. Honestly, the cleanse isn't that bad. But you do have to be in the right mind set. Today I passed up fajitas. Other days I would not have been able to do this. 

This morning I weighed 128.6lbs. Down .6 lbs from yesterday. Not bad considering I didn't workout. I can't wait to see what my final number is tomorrow. Anything below 128.5lbs will be a success!  

PS- my sister graduates from college tomorrow with a degree in Economics. So proud of her!!   

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Shakeology Cleanse {The Low Down}

Officially 10 days until Vegas! This means go time. Nothing like waiting until the last minute to "shape up!"

Yesterday I started the 3 day Shakeology cleanse. The goal is to detox the body and lose a couple extra pounds along the way. 

So what will I be eating or rather drinking on the Shakeology Cleanse? 

  • 3 Shakeology shakes blended with water, ice and 1/2 banana throughout the day (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack)
  • Dinner: Large salad with 4 ounces of protein (either chicken or black beans), all the vegetables I want, flax seed and little oil/vinegar for dinner. Tonight I added plain hummus for some extra flavor.
  • Water, water, water. Coffee and tea are okay too (no cream or sugar) 
That's it, for 3 long days! Day 1 was easy. But then again I was super motivated. Day 2- today- was a little harder. The office smelled like food the entire day. I actually had a little break down and ate a Luna Bar.  I can tell you it wasn't worth it! Very bland tasting.

Last night my salad was the worst salad I have ever had. I think my lettuce and tomatoes were rotten. Knowing that I was a little vulnarable today, I made sure to go to the store. I add a little extra kick to my salad, hummus. Yum-Yum!! I am actually looking forward to this same salad tomorrow. 

I didn't weight myself yesterday so I have no idea where I started. I actually didn't decide to do the cleanse until I was on my way to work Monday morning. This morning I weighted 129.2lbs. My guess is I lost around 2-3 pounds the first day.  But I also worked my booty off at the gym. I ran 3.5 miles for the first time since probably March and lifted hard.  

I hope to be in the 128's tomorrow! Actually if I see 127lbs I might break out in tears or sing an opera song like Olivia did on The Biggest Loser. I haven't been in the 127's for a long, long time. 

If you would like to know what the heck Shakeology is CLICK HERE.