Friday Randomness

Hey guys!

It seems like I have spent an insane amount of time on blog projects recently so I decided to take a little break yesterday. Between the new header, the Hiking Page, and my first Vlog…many hours have been logged in front of the computer lately.

But even with a break, I didn’t do anything too exciting yesterday. I woke up early for some oil pulling…

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Bed head!

Oil pulling you say? Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic approach to oral care and cleansing. While the most staunch gurus would recommend 20 minutes of oil pulling a day (first thing, on an empty stomach) I just don’t have the time or desire for that. Instead, I have been doing about 5 minutes every other morning for teeth whitening. That’s right, swishing sesame oil around can help whiten your teeth!!

My teeth are far too sensitive for whitening strips but I wanted to do something to brighten my smile nonetheless. Just a couple of days a week spent oil pulling and I can already notice a difference. You can find more information about the what and how of oil pulling here. FYI, I use a cold/first pressed organic sesame oil. It’s not the tastiest but it’s supposed to be the best.

After I was finished I got ready to go sweat at the gym. It was a back+bicep day and I followed my workout with 2 miles of interval sprints on the treadmill (and felt like a champ!). I am continuing to gain strength and upped it to 22.5lb (each) bicep curls! I’m also doing 80lb cable rows and 70lb lat pulldowns. I really have no idea if this is considered “good” in the weight lifting world but it sure is good for me!!

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After about 3 weeks of my new way of working out, I can tell a difference. Can you? Also I swear I’m not jaundiced.

After the gym it was time for cleaning, working, and job hunting. All in all quite the productive day mixed in with some not-so-productive moments like this.

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Jealous?

My husband bought me some Toms yesterday, I’m only 5 years behind the trend. I love them so much…plus they are vegan and for every pair purchased a pair of shoes goes to a child in need. Amazing company.

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I also made a new recipe yesterday! I will post it sometime next week. Dried cherries are the special ingredient…can you guess what it is??

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My husband just finished an extra long workweek. He is “on call” for one weekend a month and this is his weekend. So far he has been called in 2 of the 4 days, making for a 60 hour workweek (5 days straight of 12 hour shifts). Fortunately, he didn’t get called in today but unfortunately he is exhausted so no hiking this weekend…I’m already having withdrawals.

I started undertaking a massive photo organization project this morning…on my iPhone. I had over 800 photos to move to my computer and sort or delete so I could update my carrier settings (which are taking over 2 hours, ugh).

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And yes, despite my resolution this year most of the pictures are of food and kitties. However, I have really gotten into nature photography since moving to Durango. I love to hike and I love to take pictures on our hikes…I come back from each hike with no less than 200 pics!! I am always in awe of the beauty of the land surrounding us and I want to make this a more serious hobby…which means I am going to start saving now to hopefully be able to buy a fancy camera sometime by the year 2017. I have my eye on a few models and seriously hope to have the cash saved by Christmas.

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Although iPhone + Instagram can make some cool photos, I’m looking forward to being able to create stunning pictures of the mountains.

I want to thank everyone for their positive feedback on the Kale Salad Vlog I posted Wednesday. I was nervous to put myself out there like that but overall I really enjoyed the entire video making process. I do foresee more vlogs in MHH future!

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For now I need to get back to the grind and finish up some work projects. Looks like we are doing dinner and a movie with some friends in town tonight. We are going to see Savages and I am pretty excited about it!!

What are your exciting plans for the weekend??

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