Friday, February 18, 2011

Rock & Republic Cosmetics Haul!!

So I came back to the office from lunch a couple of weeks ago and this little baby was sitting on my desk!! Woo hoo! It was my Eye Colours from Rock & Republic. The one's I was drooling over here

Each eye shadow is luxuriously packaged in the 
Rock & Republic outer casing.

Rock & Republic Eye Colour
Each compact is designed with the unique Rock & Republic logo in a metal black and silver compact with mirror.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Indian Grocery Store aka My New Target!!

My haul from the swagat foods indian grocery store
Move over Targét, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's! The Indian grocery store, Swagat foods in Oak Forest, IL in particular, has become one of my new favorite stores. You can find anything from exotic spices and produce to traditional Indian beauty treatments to delicious healthy prepared meals at extremely affordable prices. As you can see above, I picked up a few goodies :-) 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fitness Goals for 2011!!

I've been here before... face to face with the obvious ultimate New Years Resolution  + lingering holiday gluttony guilt = a renewal in my pledge to get fit and trim! Last year I got pretty close to my "aha moment". I knew that this goal could not involve a quick fix, an overzealous diet, or purely superficial short-term goal (i.e. birthday, vacation, bikini by the summer time). If I wanted to lose the excess weight and be in top physical condition, I had to be in it for the long haul! Around this time last year, my husband and I began running ON THE LAKE FRONT...IN THE DEAD OF CHICAGO WINTER.
Chicago's Lake front in the Winter...yeah
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Granted it wasn't as harsh as the one we are seeing out of our windows right now. Still, we must have been pretty serious about this!! And we were. We consistently ran for months and then switched to tennis in the summer (though we hardly knew what we were doing, it made for a fun workout). And then... the thing that always happens happened. One day we just stopped. I believe it was a week when both of our children were out of school. But nothing could excuse our failure to pick the ball back up after we so carelessly dropped it. I didn't think that my results were all that great. That was until my body started rapidly changing for the worse.