The past two days have been a complete whirlwind for me since my schedule was a little off. I work in retail, but instead of working at my home store, I went to another store to help them relocate – aka, move ALL their stuff. It was a fun experience, but it’s left me feeling a little whacked out.
At least I started this morning with some drinkable fuel: coconut coffee and a berry green smoothie. Hello, energy! (Sorry for the terrible pic – it’s dark at 6 in the morning).
After work today, I came home to one verrrry needy and energetic puppy.
I was so exhausted and just burnt out, but coming home to this little bundle of love happies my soul!
He really is my very best friend 🙂
Annnddd… you can tell how exhausted I look by my face in this picture! WHOA. Anyway…
After spending about an hour playing with and cuddling Mista Beans, I decided a good workout was in order. Yesterday I barely eeked out my abs routine and didn’t even give running a chance because I was tired. Even though I didn’t feel like it, I did my strength routine and my 10-10-10 cardio workout.
I feel SO energized now. I felt ridiculously sluggish and slow this afternoon. I’m so glad a workout is all it takes to make me feel like ME again!
VSX Running Jacket
I reviewed some of my newest workout clothes in another post, but I thought I’d save a review for my favorite piece of workout gear for now. For Christmas, I got this Victoria’s Secret VSX Running Jacket.
Technically, it was my “reward” for running the Boston half-marathon, but it happened to take me until Christmas to find the right jacket. 😉
Anyway – I LOVE this jacket. I obviously got it to use on my outdoor runs, but I find I’m wearing it all the time – not just for my runs. It’s fashionable enough to wear out for a sporty look and it’s super comfy.
Some things I like about the jacket are…
- it’s lightweight but provides a lot of warmth
- it’s very well-made
- the color is heathered instead of solid
- the fit is very flattering, with a scooped bottom & tapered sides
- the material is slick, so it doesn’t “stick” to me when I run
- it has 3 pockets (2 side, and 1 on the back)
And best of all? It has THUMB HOLES!
And who doesn’t love that?! I adore thumb holes. They’re perfect.
Although VSX is a little expensive to me, I find that the product is totally worth it. It’s cheaper than Lululemon and other comparable brands, but it’s still very high quality and trendy.
would definitely really want to purchase more VSX products in the future!
For added hilarity, here is what Beans does every time I layout a piece of clothing on the floor or on my bed.
Always gettin’ in my shots, that little guy!
Now I’m off to have dinner (I’m thinking breakfast…mmm!) and chill out after two long days at work. Have a great evening!
Questions for you:
- What silly thing does your dog/pet always do?
- Does anyone else feel like they’ve been on the all-chocolate diet lately, or is it just me?