Successes Sunday {Week 12}

My body is tired and my brain is fried.  But…

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So I guess I’m just getting a lot stronger?!

Successes Sunday

1.  Listen to my body.

-It was another busy week between school, squeezing in workouts, and attending wedding consultations…  It was busy but it all got done and most of it was fun!

-I have been trading calls back and forth with the GI office.  I’m hoping to schedule the second colonoscopy for sometime in early April.

-On Friday I was sick at home…  I woke up at 5AM with a small cramp but didn’t think much of it and went about my normal morning routine [shower, pack lunches, eat breakfast, take care of some odds and ends].  In the car on the way to school, the cramp intensified to a stabbing pain and I knew that I wouldn’t make it through a full day of school.  As soon as I got to school, I filled out a sub request and thankfully it was filled.

2.  Save money.

-Total grocery savings for the week: $42.96 [and bet it would be more if TJ's collected coupons/ had sales]!

-Limiting myself to 2 Sbucks a week has become easy!  During the week I’ll enjoy a cup of coffee with breakfast at home and pack a tumbler [or two] to bring with me to work.  The biggest thing that I miss about my Sbucks cappuccino is the frothy milk…

-On Saturday I bought a new pair of Nike running sneakers!  I could not be more excited!  Not only are they pretty good-looking [in my opinion],  but they were only $52 [originally $75, on sale for $65, and I had a 20% off coupon]- it felt like a steal :D   Since I’m not training for any upcoming races I didn’t want to spend $100+ on a pair of sneakers that would be primarily used on the elliptical or push the pedals on the spin bike.

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-On Sunday I got a haircut!  I have put it off for a while now because spending $100 on a wash, a few snips, and a blow-dry seems a little ridiculous to me…  But after going to the same guy for years, I’ve had a hard time convincing myself that it’s okay to try someone new.  Sound silly?!  But after talking with a couple of my girlfriends, I made an appointment at a new salon and I’m happy that I did!  I didn’t change much because the wedding is in a few months and think that there are more fun styles to choose from if it’s longer, but I can definitely tell that my ends feel much healthier.

3.  Train Charlie.

-Since watching the puppy training show last weekend and learning that one of the best ways to train a puppy is to give them a highly stimulating reward, Ryan and I have been giving Charlie “pupperonies” [aka turkey pepperoni slices]!  And let me tell you, it works!  We use 1 “pupperoni” and tear it into tiny pieces to get about 5 tricks out of the little guy…  He definitely has mastered sit, so we’re focusing on lay down, speak, crawl :)

-Charlie is still losing teeth!

“The goal you set should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break.”

~Author Unknown

Daily Memorable Moment March 25:  It was a good day at the mall [without even buying anything!]…  Ryan and I met one of my girlfriends to see The Hunger Games, I got a haircut, and on our way out we bumped into another girlfriend who was jewelry shopping so I couldn’t resist joining and offering her some advice!

Question:  What’s your favorite brand for running sneakers?

Question:  Have you ever trained a puppy?  What was his/her “would do anything for” treat?

— Life's a Bowl

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  1. Love the new sneaks! I like the bright color trend right now. Hope you are feeling better!

  2. so many successes! and I LOVE LOVE LOVE THOSE SNEAKS!! pink and grey is one of my fav. combos for sneakers! :D

    • Life's a Bowl says:

      Thanks! Hot pink is one of my fave colors and a darker base color is always good so the dirt doesn’t show as much :P

  3. Marcee .... ILLINOIS says:

    Are you talking about female cramps Allison, or something worse that you could not recognize? Jeeze …. sure hope you felt better later on.

    Very nice sneakies …… gray + pink = 1950 shades …. soo groovy-O!! As long as they are comfy.

    How is Charlie’s appetite? Not sure if I’ve seen those turkey-roni things.
    Most likely our pooch wouldn’t even eat them. She is terribly fussy
    w/snacks. Fav is rawhide rolls. Not the best stuff …. keeps her happy! We
    try to limit those icky things ….. maybe 1 a week. Ha. The Gidge drags them
    all over …. in the yard, upstairs, she tried to bury it in my purse. Duh.

    Training takes patience and time. It’s all about repeating …. over and
    over. Charlie is still a baby. One day he will totally surprise you by doing every-single-thing you’ve ever taught him!

    • Life's a Bowl says:

      No, they’re not female cramps… I’ve been having bad digestive issues. Charlie is doing great and has learned so quickly!

  4. tryingtoheal says:

    Trader Joe’s wouldn’t take your coupons!? They should; I’ve used them! You can also use coupons at Target!

    • Life's a Bowl says:

      Confession, I’ve never actually tried using coupons at TJ’s because I’ve heard that they don’t accept them and I didn’t want to be “that” girl :P Buttt, their prices are usually so reasonable I don’t mind…

  5. Cutting out Starbucks is always a money saving trick for me too. I keep telling myself I need to buy a milk frother (I’ve heard rumors of a reasonably priced one at Ikea), but my hausband always rolls his eyes when I bring it up!

    • Life's a Bowl says:

      I’ve been meaning to get one myself! There are a few handheld ones [battery operated] that I’ve heard are good, such as Aerolatte…

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