Happy Hump Day ladies!! Thank you all for linking up yesterday!! I got some great ideas! I had completely forgotten about places such as JC Penney, Marshalls and TJ Maxx for workout gear, and I’m definitely going to check them out. Today’s post is going to be pretty random as usual. For all my Memphis people out there, if you’re looking for a good, unique workout, have you tried ClimBridges? It is in downtown Memphis. They are open one Friday each month from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The cost is only $15, and you get to climb their indoor rock wall and rope course as much as you want for the night. Shane and I have done it a couple times, and it’s a lot of fun. My arms were shaking by the time I finished from using muslces in my arms that aren’t used as often. You can find more information here.
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I was off Monday for MLKJ Day, so Shane, my mom, my sister and I finally ventured out to Texas de Brazil to celebrate me passing my CBF. I won’t bore you with all the details, but it’s a certification for people in the Credit field. It’s the second of my certifications for work, and I will be taking my last one this May in Vegas. It ended up being sunny that day but really chilly so we bundled up, and I actually wore flats since I wasn’t sure how much walking we would be doing. And don’t worry, I did explain to Shane the montrosity of wearing his Nike’s with jeans, and he usually doesn’t make this mistake 99.99% of the time. Side note, but Shane just started rolfing this week, and he is finally going to take my advice and try low to no support minimalist running shoes!! I’m crossing my fingers that he’ll get used to them and love them. He’s been wear bricks
Nike’s for his ENTIRE life! I usually try to eat at more locally owned restaurants and not chain restaurants just to help support Memphis, but oh my goodness Texas de Brazil is so good. It is one of my favorite restaurants. I was worried I would go crazy in there and stuff myself with all their good food, but this time I actually tried a different tactic. I did go to the salad bar first and fix my plate with with some brussel sprouts, olives, artichoke hearts and sundried tomatoes. As soon as I got back to the table, I immediately turned my card over to green so the gauchos would start bringing out the meat. At first my family thought I was crazy and told me I’d be full in no time, but I think doing this turned out much better. I actually ate my meat and vegetables together like a real meal instead of filling up on the salad bar first and then trying to stuff myself with meat afterwards just to make sure I got my money’s worth (yeah, that’s what she said.) I ended up getting comfortably full, and that is probably the first time that has ever happened at Texas de Brazil! If you’ve never been to one of their locations, you pay one price for all you can eat salad bar (which has much, more more than just salad), a huge variety of meats, fried bananas and mashed potatoes. Since we went at lunch, dessert was included too. Since I’ve been doing really well on sticking with my paleo/primal diet
, I skipped all the starches and the dessert, and I don’t feel deprived. Especially since I got as much sirloin and veggies that I wanted. I’m definitely a meat, fruit and veggie kind of girl anyways. What are your favorite restaurants to eat at?
Ann Taylor Two Tone Gator. Sold out. Last seen here.
Banana Republic Wool Coat. Old, but similar one here
for $111.99 with code BRSHOP30.
Banana Republic Heritage Skinny Jeans. Old, but similar style here
for $62.65 with code BRSHOP30.
When I was leaving the house that day, I stalked spotted this lady with a yorkie in my neighborhood, and I just had to get a picture because I loved the background of the buildings downtown and the lighting. Thank goodness I don’t think she could hear too well because she never looked back as I was creeping up on her in my Tahoe (with Flowmasters on it!) Apparently the yorkie heard me though. = )
Don’t forget about the giveaway for the Stella & Dot Earrings here. This giveaway is open to anyone and ends tonight at 9:00pm CST. Also, I haven’t heard back from the winner of the Loft bracelet, so make sure to check here to see if you won. If I don’t hear anything, a new winner will be announced tomorrow morning along with the winner of these beautiful earrings.
For my Memphis people, don’t forget to enter the giveaway here for the Adel Amor Cosmetics Face Cream. Adel Amor is a local makeup and skincare company from Memphis. This giveaway ends this Friday at 6:00pm CST.
And last but not least, don’t forget to check out the Poshmark Party I’m hosting tonight from 9:00 to 11:00pm CST. Poshmark is a free app available on iPhone and iPad for shopping and selling clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry. Enter code HJBVX to get a $5 credit to shop with! Do you shop or sell online or via iPhone apps? Was this post random enough for you?