Hello! Happy Thursday, my friends. I hope you are enjoying the day so far.
Thursdays are great for Thinking Out Loud for a lot of people, myself included. We’re at the point of the week were Friday is so close, yet so far. I have a few different projects to get to before leaving for work this afternoon, then come home to quickly get ready for a show in Downtown Detroit later tonight! Today will fly right by I’m sure.
Let’s get straight to it!
I went to a Pistons game solo last night, so a lot of these random thoughts are coming straight from my seat in the arena!
• Things I really should have bought stock in 10 years ago include:
Starbucks, Facebook, Apple, and… any type of hand lotion there is available in the winter time.
Are any of you guys absolutely addicted to it like I am?
• I really need to start taking care of my nails again.
And, I don’t know, paint them every once in a while? Sheesh.
• I seriously can’t believe the holidays are here.
Like here! Happy Hanukkah!
• You know what’s weird for an Orlando Magic Dancer alum?
Seeing guys from my former team play on other teams at The Palace.
We had the Clippers in town last week, which meant Big Baby Davis, JJ Reddick, and Hedo Turkoglu were all on court together. Last night Jameer Nelson started for the Mavericks! It was so weird, but also cool to see the players from Scott and I’s former NBA Finals days appear here in Detroit.
Oh, and not to mention that it’s also a treat to have Stan Van Gundy on court every game as our coach too! #magicindetroit
• Upbeat Christmas music makes me embarrassingly happy.
It’s true. I literally haven’t stopped listening to it since the first of December… unless it’s to change the station to slower holiday music, of course. It might be a problem, come January 1st.
Please tell me I’m not alone on this.
• Do really big infinity scarves look better with hair up?
I’m starting to think so.
If not, maybe I’m justifying being lazy about styling it two days in a row?
• Out of all the cups and tumblers I can choose from, I have been using the same mason jar for weeks now.
(Don’t worry, I wash it.)
I just love mason jars. They’re perfect for storing snacks and drinking anything out of. Especially water throughout the day.
• The Sing Off is back… well almost (for us)!
Scott and I realized this on our way home from the game last night and went to the DVR as soon as we got inside. As it turns out, we totally forgot to watch the finale from last season. So, we watched that instead. I’m excited to tune into the season premiere of Season 5 this weekend!
• I’m getting back to loving lifting weights.
While I was transitioning between gyms and training for races, I wasn’t doing a lot of strength training. If I was, it was Pilates, which is great, but not exactly the same as using equipment like cable machines and heavier dumbbells in a fully stocked gym.
Every day I complete a workout at the gym, I impress myself on how quickly my muscles are coming back. I kind of dig it. Check out these reasons why you should lift weights, too!
• It hasn’t snowed since my mom was here over Thanksgiving!
Is there a possibility that we won’t be having a white Christmas in Michigan? (Gasp!) That’s crazy to even think after last year’s Polar Vortex.
All right, I better go. I’m hoping to check back in this afternoon before work. If I don’t get to… I still love y’all and will see you back in the morning with Friday Favorites! <3
Question of the Morning
• What is one thing you would share for Thinking Out Loud?
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
Lifting weights feels SO good, doesn’t it? With all the classes I teach now, I can’t devote as much time to it as I had been before, and I miss it. Enjoy!! See you tomorrow for Friday Faves!
The infinity scarf looks perfect in your pic with your hair up! Sort of random thoughts similar to yours: I want a manicure and I need to get a new hair straightener! 🙂
Elsie @ Sharing Healthiness
Carrot hand lotion?!! First time. I definitely neglect my hands in the winter..why bother if I am always wearing gloves? 🙂 I always wear scarfs with my hair up if not I feel like a lion full of fur!
See, I need to get better at wearing gloves. I don’t like fussing with them so half the time I just shove my hands in my coat pockets. I bet that’s a big part of my problem!
Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Love the infinity scarf with the hair up 🙂 So stinkin cute! Woohoo weight lifting that’s so exciting! Can’t wait to see your progress
Lake Shore Runner
I have the same contemplation with infinity scarves all the time. I feel like it looks odd with my hair down but then in the winter I want to wear a hat during the commute and having my hair up makes it tough. Oh the decisions we have to make…
Yeah, totally. I like throwing a hat on when my hair is dirty… but you can’t really do that with a high bun, lol.
I have been recently using the Yes To coconut cuticle and hand cream and I am loving it. Speaking of Christmas music, I have the Michael Buble Christmas album on my computer playing at my work right now!
I haven’t tried the Yes to Cocunut line, but I love anything Yes to Carrots branded… which includes Yes to Coconut, Grapefruit, Blueberries, etc. Great stuff!
LOVE that scarf!!! where is it from?
The only way to wear infinity scarves has to be with hair up. Otherwise, you risk a weird horizontal waterfall cascading over the scarf haha
Ha, that’s a great way of putting it!
Courtney @ Alkeks Abroad
Haha yes! That is the perfect way to describe it.
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Lifting weights is my FAV! A cardio session is always awesome too, but I always see the best results and feel so strong after a great weight lifting class/workout. Hence my deep love for BodyPump… 😉
You look so cute and cozy in your leggings/scarf/boots outfit! I often put my hair up with big chunky scarves too. It’s a little less going on in the neck region, and it’s just easier!
Yes, I would love to get into BodyPump. I took a similar class in Orlando religiously. Exactly. I like your style sister 😉
It must have snowed just so I could experience it before I fly back to sunny Florida.
Ha, you could be right! Although I did see flurries today…
I, too, am a huge fan of the Sing Off, but I have to warn you… last night’s holiday special was a one night only event. The next season doesn’t actually start until February. It was a HUGE tease. Just giving you a heads up so you don’t get as bummed out as I did, haha! The holiday special was amazing, though. 🙂
Oh man, I was totally fooled then. Thanks so much for the heads up! 😉
Chrissy @Pink Polish and Running Shoes
You look great with your hair up! Love that look with an infinity scarf.
Aw, thank you!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
😆 I do the same.exact.thing with my mason jar! I have a tonne of cups, yet I’ll always go for the same jar. That and I’ll always make my coffee/tea in the same mug. I play favourites 🙂 And we’ve been having a pretty mild winter up here as well. Normally it’s freezing cold and blowing snow, but this year we’ve actually been hovering around 0C and a lot of our snow is melting. Craziness.
Hey… I’ll take it. Last winter was CRAZY cold!
GiGi Eats Celebrities
If I were doing a SHARE OUTLOUD I would say…. That I don’t care for the holidays this year. And I would really just like for my trip to NZ to be here! HA HA! Whoops! Sorry Christmas, you’re just not doing it for me this year.
Hey, we all go through years like that! A trip to NZ sounds incredible!! Enjoy it!
Word on the street is we may have a white Christmas after all…I’m kinda okay with it. Last year we were without power for 5 days due to the crazy ice storm. Ugh. Let’s hope THAT doesn’t happen again. The pesky Polar Vortex can stay far, far away, too!!
Marna Thall @thinwithin.com
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