Thursday, October 23, 2008

Back into the exercise classes!

Well after about a week of not going to the gym, I forced my ass back into gear this week and I have gone three times so far. Here's what classes I went to and what I thought:

Monday: Aquafit - doesnt feel like exercise until you get out of the water, once you get out you feel like you weigh about 800 lbs. wow. But still a little boring and mostly old people there :(

Tuesday: Yoga- so I got mixed up and thought I was going to the class that was a mix of pilates and yoga, but it turns out it was just yoga! Haven't done that in awhile, and boy it was hard!! I find many of the poses really hard especially downward dog and stuff like that because my arms are really weak and I cannot hold my weight on my arms!! But it's so good for your body so I will probably still go to this class when I can.

Thurs: Pilates. Actually started out with yoga moves for like 15-20 mins. Didn't really like that, then we got into other stuff which was still kinda hard but I can tell it was a good workout. Good for the abs!

I just switched gyms, because the one I was going to before was expensive and this new community center is about half the price. There is some major differences that will take some getting used to.

1. old gym- had real yoga mats for everyone to use. They had a large supply so most people could use two. new gym- doesnt have real yoga mats!!! They just use normal gym mats, which don't give you as good of a grip, so I will be bringing my own yoga mat next time for sure.

2. old gym- had really good music during the classes! It was basically just a bunch of popular songs, like some John mayer and stuff like that, which i enjoyed singing along which exercising. new gym- doesnt have good music. Infact its just like music without words , and I don't really like it. lol.

Oh well I guess this is why I am only paying half the price that I was paying before. Of course I am not going to go back to the old gym or anything, I can totally live with these changes, I'm just starting to see why this one doesn't cost as much!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

I just finished this great book called "Everyone Worth Knowing" by Lauren Weisberger. She is also the author of The Devil Wears Prada. This is one of the books I picked up at a used book store and I'm really glad I got it. It reminds me a bit of the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella, which I also really enjoy. I will definately be looking for other books by this author!

Here is the description from Chapters:

Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she''s never been, the novelty of walking her four-pound dog around the unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood wears as thin as the "What are you going to do with your life?" phone calls from her parents. Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan''s hottest PR firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen inside the VIP rooms of the city''s most exclusive nightclubs. But when Bette begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column, she realizes that the line between her personal life and her professional life is...invisible.

Check it out ladies!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Pleasantly surprised with Quo!

The other day I was at Shoppers Drug Mart and I came across this eyeshadow palette from Quo for $20. There was a tester so I tested the colours on my hand and I was pleasantly surprised! They were beautiful colours and perfect for creating a smokey eye. Here is what they looked like when I tested them on my hand.

I thought these were really nice neutral tones for the fall season. I also picked up a Lise Watier "Eye Shine" eye liner in "Deep Blue."
I really like this blue shade and it looks great on my brown eyes. I am really glad that I bought these products and I am excited to discover what looks I can create with them. Now all I need is the perfect eye primer and I am good to go!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Back to the gym..

Well yesterday was my first time back at the gym for a few months!! I was a member of somewhat expensive gym and was really into it for awhile and then I lost the motivation. I'm not really sure why, but I stopped going regularly. The one thing I did like going to was a class that was a combination of yoga and pilates. I went and checked out a local community center that was recently built near my house. It's about half the price of the gym that I used to go to, AND it has a pool! It's not open as late as the other one and not open on holidays but that doesn't really matter to me. And it still has a combination yoga/pilates class that I can attend.

Yesterday after work I went and got a monthly pass, because I'm just going to check it out for a bit and then decide if I will buy a full year membership. So I went on the cross-trainer, and then the treadmill, for a total of about 40 mins. Then I went into the pool during public swimming and swam a few laps. Boy was I tired afterwards! I am actually pretty sore today. I was planning on going today but after feeling this pain in my lower back I decided not too. But I am planning on going this weekend though, hopefully this pain I am getting is nothing big and just my muscles getting their memory back!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Revlon's Beyond Natural Skin Matching Makeup

Have you guys seen the commercials for this? Its a foundation that starts out white and supposedly adjusts its colour to match your skin tone. I didn't believe it when Almay first came out with this and I still don't....but I'm a little curious to try it because if it DID work..that would be pretty cool.

Has anyone tried this stuff? Or the one by Almay?