Monday, October 26, 2009

Park City Weekend

This weekend I made my way down to Utah. I stayed with my dearest friend Laura, in Provo and we laughed the night away. The next day we enjoyed some delicious classic Utah food at Cafe Rio and dessert at the Sweet Tooth Fairy. I recommend the cake bites! They are to die for, trust me!

Then we drove over to Park City for the rest of the weekend. We had reservations at Marriott's Mountainside which is at the base of the Park City resort... even though there wasn't snow it was gorgeous and so fun to be in one of my favorite places with some of my favorite people!  Speaking of which, Aaron came up later Saturday night too!

(Check out our hotel! This is from their site online but I just had to point out the rad pool/hot tubs. Waterfalls and everything! It was so fun.)

We did lots of catching up, shopping, swimming, relaxing, and exploring. Before taking off Sunday we visited the Olympic Park which was really cool. I am kind of in love with the Olympics and am so excited for the Winter 2010 Vancouver Olympics, FYI only 3 hours from me in Seattle!!! It was really cool to learn more about the 2002 SLC Olympic Games. Next time you are in Park City you should go check it out. Very cool AND inspiring.

Park City is pretty close to the top of my favorite places list and by far my favoirte place in Utah. The weekend was absolutely perfect.

Thank you Laura for being you. Thank you Lauren for partying with us. Thank you Aaron for puting up with 3 girls all weekend.

Thank you Park City. 
See you when the snow falls!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Latest

Heres an update on the new and exciting in my life...

1) I joined a DODGEBALL team: We are the "Matadors". On my 1 day I get off a week from Jillian Michaels (see previous post), I play dodgeball with some friends. So far I have only made it to 1 game but the "season" lasts through December. I'm not as bad as I thought I would be, I'm maybe even better than I was when I played on an intermural BYU-Idaho team.... maybe.

2) New Legs: I got myself a pair of denim leggings. They look like jeans but pysch! They are NOT and they are super sassy and work well with boots. And the best part is they are so comfy. Special shout out to Tanya for their discovery! These beauties will make their debut this weekend... which brings me to my next point...

3) Weekend Get-A-Way: I will be visiting Laura this weekend in Utah. We are heading over to stay on the mountain in Park City... my most favorite place in Utah. If only there would be enough snow for some early season riding... guess I will have to visit again later in the year.

4) Tribute to MJ: With a little talent, teaching, and tweaking and my dance team has mastered "Thriller", I have taught it to my ward (for FHE), and I am planning on "performing"/dancing it on Halloween. It is so fun! Yes this is a dream come true. If you are interested in learning the dance, you just let me know and I will be happy to teach it to you.

5) Trip to the Happiest Place on Earth: I get to go see AubRee & family in November. This will be a lot of fun considering this will be my first trip to see Aub's home in California AND we will be going to Disneyland, compliments of good ol' Walt himself. As a Disney employee (aka Radio Disney dance instructor) I get complimentary tickets every couple months which I've never used, so it should be sweet. I have 3 goals while I am there 1) party with Aub like its 2004 2) get some sun and get out of the seattle rain and 3) become great friends with Grace. I'm already counting down...

6) Oh Canada: I will be kicking off this years snowboarding season in WHISTLER come December. The trip will be with the same huge group of peeps as last year. I can't wait. These people are wonderful, the snow is great, the shopping is awesome... I can't say enough good things about this trip!  

And that just about sums it up... I am happy, healthy, and loving life more than ever. Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

JM Rocks

I have really thought about this and I finally I decided to dedicate a post on this. Maybe even use my blogger audience as a contributing factor to reaching my goals... we will see.
Has anyone watched The Biggest Loser? Jillian Michaels is one of the trainers on NBC's The Biggest Loser. She is ripped, intense, and is known for being quite harsh in her training. In fact she is one of the world's best trainers. I didn't really watch the show until the end of last season but I soon realized how amazing it was. The people on that show are severely overweight/obese and this show gives them the training they need to not only makeover their bodies but their lives as well. It is inspiring.
There is a girl I work with who enrolled in Jillian's online program which includes workout routines, suggested meal planning, and all these weight loss trackers plus tons of other info. She has lost 20 lbs so far! I have tried lots of weird dieting and have always been active (dancing, snowboarding, running), and worked out but have never really tried a set workout program. So I decided why not!?
The program was free for the first week then only $4/week after that. I won't be posting any before and after photos but I have lost 2 lbs so far. A small victory but I feel it is a great start! I LOVE this program and it is super intense. Each workout consists of circuit training and your heart rate is up the entire time! I mean seriously these workouts are tough and with every pound you track as being lost the workout get more intense. The first week just about killed me. I could hardly even walk, now on my 3rd week I am a little less sore and can walk but you can tell that EVERY part of your body gets a work out, even to the point of exhaustion. It is crazy but I am loving it.
I'm not sure how many people actually read this but puting this out there and sharing it with ya'll will help me to stay motivated. I will be sure to be better about posting on here too...
In other news... my dance team is currently working on Thriller and I am loving it! Oh and I also joined a dodgeball team. We have had only 1 game so far but it is tons of fun. I'm sure you can only imagine.