Favorite Things

The past few months, I have found some new items around the house that I wanted to share!

  • Ok this is not a new thing, but I LOVE trader Joe’s flowers

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  • Andrew’s ribbon to celebrate his 1st communion in just a few weeks

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  • Clearance at Target

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  • New neutrogena shampoo and conditioner. You use once a week to get build up off your hair

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  • Trader Joe’s chocolate. Because really, when can you go wrong with chocolate

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  • Making my To Do list for the first communion party (2 weeks early. thanks OCD haha)

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Question for you:
What is something you are loving lately?

How is your weekend?

March for babies

The March of Dimes  is very close to my heart. It is a nationwide organization that raises money for funds and programs that help prevent and gain knowledge about premature babies. Eavh year, there is a run and walk in St Louis. Two years ago Ali from biggest loser was there!

In the NICU, I work closely with these babies and their families,and  I look forward to this each year. Not only do we raise a money for an amazing cause, but we also get to see many families come back with the kids. Families also come back who have lost their babies, they walk in their memory. And some even have the pictures on the back of the shirts.

It really is a special day for everyone.

The day started off with a picture of Andrew and me. This year our shirts were orange

Even fredbird showed up!

This is a highest view I could get

And the walk started

Look at everyone!

At 7am they have a run (next year I want to do this!) But at 9AM, they have a 5K walk.

We had perfect weather and it was a such a great day. ❤

Question for you:

Do you know anyone that was premature?

You can still donate, just go to the website!

Dizzy Run+ Making Change

Today I knew I needed to get out for a run. I just wanted to go to the gym and take it easy, but considering I haven’t lost ANY weight, I knew I needed to change things up to get the weight off.

The weather was also REALLY nice in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

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The run started out SOOOO much better than last week. I was feeling great even at mile one. (Usually it takes me a few miles to warm up.) I just felt great. Then mile 4 hit and I thought I was going to pass out. I even got water around mile 2 and 3, but I felt lightheaded. I had something to eat an hour before…. So I headed home. I was a little upset because my legs felt fine, but I just didn’t feel right. I guess 4 is better than nothing.

I also decided for an ice bath. I know most people do this after 6miles, but I do  my own thing haha

After a shower and making some ice coffee x2 (recipe tomorrow!)

I drank it in my March of Dimes cup. I work in the NICU, so March of Dimes is very close to my heart. It is an organization that raises money for research on premature babies. Each year, the March of Dimes organizes a walk and run to raise money. In 2010 I even met Ali from Biggest Loser!

In St Louis, my coworkers will be there, along w/ many NICU graduates and their families. Also, families who have lost babies, come as well. And a lot of people wear shirts w/ the babies pictures on their as well. It really is a special day, I can’t wait till this year!

Today, I also started to tweet again (its been a week or so) and Colleen from the LunchBox Diaries, had retweeted a blog post that totally hit home with me.

Scott from Your Inner Skinny, just posted about how if you aren’t happy about something. CHANGE IT. It defiantly was something I needed to hear. In a few weeks, I have a half marathon that I know Im not completely ready for, but Im still going to do it. Walk or run, Im going to do it. Also, I need to lose this weight and Im the only one stopping it from happening. No more complaining just do it!!!

Question for you (from Scott’s blog):

What are you doing in your life to change what you’re not happy with?