What I’ve Been Up To…

Oh, hey! It’s you! The people I adore and haven’t updated in what seems like forever!

Well, here I am. And I am ready to share my recent escapades with you all!

October was a thrilling, although challenging month.


I did my first 5K…and chose a Mud Run, because I am out of my mind. Ashley and I had tanks made that read “You wish your girl was this dirty!” and had a blast taking on the 5K and the various obstacles it included. Most important lesson I learned? Rope swings and I? We don’t mesh. Lol. Overall, it was a great day! From getting there early and collecting free swag from all the sponsor booths, to the run itself, to my first Acai bowl after? A PURE BLAST! Shout out to Ashley for being such a great running buddy, and being so patient with me!

Before the race started….


Ooooh! One of the best things? When we were going around to all the booths, iTan was there, and we spun the wheel and won FREE sun, spray, and spa services! I won a month, and Ash won a week! I just recently realized that it said it was valid until 10/31….so I need to call about that! But I am suuuuper excited! I have been wanting to try a lot of the spa services there, so I will get to see what works for me, and get my VersaSpa on! Woot woot!

They posted our photo on their Facebook. You can go “Like” iTan here.

I love spinning prize wheels!!!!!

I was also lucky enough to be on an episode of The Doctors, and walk away with a TON of free swag!! I also made a new friend, who I keep up with on Facebook!

What has Sondra ALWAYS wanted?

Photo Credit: Vitamix.com

I almost cried I was so happy! This machine is so versatile and so durable! It is JUST what a girl like me needs to keep on keeping on in the quest for ultimate nutrition and fitness. And I am anxiously awaiting the day it arrives in the mail, at which point I will probably cry again! 🙂

This was just one of the awesome gifts. In addition to my VitaMix blender, I also walked away with:

2 SeaWorld tickets

A free pair of Skechers GoWalk shoes

A free one hour massage or facial at Hand and Stone Spa

Dancing with the Stars Cardio Dance DVD

Mandisa’s (from American Idol season 5) latest cd (and she taught us a fun fitness dance routine she made up)!

A Hoopnotica DVD and hoop


If that wasn’t good enough, Dr. Travis stood in front of me for a very awkward 4-5 mins, at which point I was trying to look anywhere but at his hiney. It was not easy, and the women in the audience were of no help! They were hooting and giggling, and it was hilarious! He apologized a few times, and at one point, you can see me behind him!

Shout out to my friend Jackie for catching me on DVR so I could check myself out! Lol.

I really had a prime seat. I got to watch myself on DVR a few days later, while I was home sick, and I realized I got a LOT of screen time!

This gentleman lost a LOT of weight, and became a trainer. He’s written a book about changing your mindset and acheiving your fitness goals. We also got to take a copy of that home! I highly recommend checking out “Think Thin, Grow Thin” by Charles D’Angelo.

Speaking of motivational people, a friend of mine from high school has an awesome fitness blog, and is putting together a 5/10K event next year. If you haven’t yet, you need to go check out my friend Alicia (we have the same birthday, so I can pretty much guarantee she is AWESOME), and her blog FitGirlLifestyle. Recipes, tips, and more for those of us looking to malke better habits a daily thing! You can like her on Facebook too, where she is always posting fun inspiration!

What else, what else? Oh yes! Karaoke night with the coworkers, and planning a babyshower for a good friend. Getting sick for an entire week….and then of course, there was Halloween at the office!

If you haven’t already figured it out, I should tell you that I will always find a way to add a tutu to something. I would wear a tutu with my scrubs everyday, if they’d let me! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to convince them to let me wear real pants, so I’m thinking it’s best to avoid the tutu proposition altogether. I will wear a tutu around the office the day before Christmas, though. There will be no discussion about it! Lol. Also, Ashley is the best duck-taper I have ever met. Seriously….look at those shirts! And the back of them? Mine said “They work hard for my honey!” and theirs said “We work hard for the honey!” We totally won the department costume contest. Free Subway always tastes better, FYI.

I think that’s all for now. I will get 30 day challenge photos up tomorrow.

For now, I shall leave you with some late night motivation/inspiration!

That’s all loves! Have a fabulous night, and I’ll be back soon!

‘Til Next Time!