Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rollin, Workouts, and Bows

Hey guys!  Hope you are all getting over your Hump Day!  We are getting really close to the weekend and that makes me one happy girl!  Of course I have plenty of stuff to do before then, so let's get down to business!

I've been puttering around my kitchen with my new sushi supplies and made this ugly little guy:
Sometimes my iPhone lets me down with photo quality, but this is a brown rice, salmon, sesame and avocado roll, made by yours truly and devoured almost immediately! 
I have cooked up some more brown rice for some more rolling this week!  I'm thinking of doing a kabocha squash roll tonight since I still have some in my fridge.  I'll report back on my roll adventures soon!

In exercise news, I have discovered the joy that is Netflix instant videos.  Namaste Mari, this is for you!  I did a Self Bikini Ready something video that nearly killed me because of my weights situation.  Let's examine:

I had 10 pound weights or roughly 2 pound coconut juice cans to choose from for my lifting needs.  I think outside of the box, peeps! 
Unfortunately, the 10s were too heavy at times, and the cans were too light.  I may get a couple of 5 pounders, but since I get bored quickly, I'm not sure it's worth the investment. 
After my sweaty portion, I decided to wind down with some yoga.  Because I no longer have any shame, I'll post the picture hubby snapped of me doing my downward dog thang:
You're welcome.  It's flattering any way you look at it.
I really enjoyed doing yoga and I haven't done a proper class in well over a year.  I may get back into it but I love the instant sweat gratification of a cardio or heavy weights workout much more!  Since it's so easy to get to, I would love to incorporate more yoga through these instant downloads.

I'm wrapping up at work and my plan is to hit the gym tonight- so far it's been a 'Perfect Week' getting my workout on.  I haven't mentioned it, but we leave for a mini vacay in three days to visit a friend in New Orleans!  I'll sacrifice my schedule for lots of fun instead!

Finally, I realized that although I'm not quite as fashionable these days, I still wear bows in my hair:
Exhibit A: A black bow on the side of my head

Exhibit B: A white bow on the side of my head
See?  Bows are cool. 
Questions for you: What's your favorite hair accessory?  Do you do the yoga thang?


Gabriela said...

I love headbeands- I have a huge collection and wear one almost every day. My favorite has a huge bow on it, though! I've always wanted to make homemade sushi- yours looks great!

Anonymous said...

that bow is so cute!! i love it :) your workout sounds great and i'm impressed you made your own sushi-- yum!


Jill@QuarterLifeWellness said...

OMG your wedding bow is sooo pretty!! I love bows, clips, headbands, I love it all. I have lots of headbands with flowers because it the winter it brightens your day!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I am so out of it ... I have never ever tried yoga!! I want to though.

My favourite hair accessory on other people is a headband or a hair elastic. I don't do my hair LOL, so I like it on others :-)

You have the most beautiful BIG eyes!

Katie said...

I love that you made your own sushi- that is awesome! I love yoga...I just started attending it in a studio a few months ago (I had been practicing with videos and the like) and it's really made a difference. My fave hair hair tie, haha. When I'm at work typing away I can't have my hair in my face. It's super fashionable! ha.

Mari said...

Yums when I come to the west coast, you have to make some sushi for me!

AWWWW we are morphing into one person, I finally joined a gym and you are doing at home workouts! we compliment one another, very nicely lol....

Yup I do the yoga thang...I actually did some tonight =)

One Healthy Apple said...

Thanks girls!

Jolene- it's fake lashes, and lots of liner! I promise my eyes don't look like that on a daily basis!

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

The bow is so cute!! I love all the headbands that are out right now. I am dying to get some, I just feel that I look like a dork!

Gina said...

I love the rubber band for my hair! haha, so I can put it back :) OF course I don't use rubber bands, but you know, the hair ties.

I do love yoga, and I'm just not getting into it. It's more fun than I ever would have imagined.

I don't know why that chocolate game you problems (regarding your comment on my post). If that never usually happens when you eat those, it must have just been a coincidence!

Katie ♥ said...

awwwww your such a beauty!!!!

I love headbands, especially ones with a flower on it or sequins : )

So cool your going to New Orleans, I have never been, heard its alot of fun !! Are you going to visit friends?

Your sushi looked delish to me, and the squash one you are going to make will be so good, what agreat idea!!!

Love the pic of you doing yoga, you are too cute girl!!!

love you and have a great day!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

i am obsessed with bows - I think they are the perfect hair accessory :)

mm love me some sushi!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

I have been dying to make my own sushi ... you have inspired me!!

Anne Marie said...

my favorite hair accessory is a headband-quick and easy!

One Healthy Apple said...

I forgot all about headbands! I avoid them because of my five-head!

Missy said...

Hmm good idea using Netflix instant for workouts! I just got that Roku thing that sends it to my tv so I must try this. Those bows are so cute!

Mo Diva said...

netflix- why didnt i thnk of that???

i love taht you make sushi! i do too!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

I wish I liked sushi... It looks so pretty and yummy.

I love headbands... I like the bow on you. I could never pull it off :)

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Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

Im a big headband girl and barrettes too!

Your hair on wedding day looks gorgeous.. soo classy!!

YA for making your own sushi.. im impressed!

Anonymous said...

i adore headbands! i have tons and they are so great. they make any outfit amazing. i love bandanas as well! they are so cute and fun. your homemade sushi looks amazing. yoga is so great & relaxing(: have a great day xoxo soph

Heather @ Side of Sneakers said...

I'm loving headbands these days. I have one with a bow on it too!

*Naomi* said...

hmm I dont really wear anythin gin my hair except bobby pins to hold it back when i workout! Love your hair accessory!! and also teh coconut cans for 2lb LOL...way to make use of everyything in yoru house!!

mmm sushi and HOMEMADE>!

Katie ♥ said...

Yes I answered that question for sure with my heart headband!!!

I love you girl and BEP rock!! I love exercising to their music!!!

Oh the snow will be crazy, it starts tomorrow at noon they are saying, they closed school already due to the snow coming in the day, so Anthony is loving that he is off tomorrow!!

Have a safe trip to New Orleans, gosh it will be crazy there!! How fun!! Take pics!!

WHat is Opera cake? Never heard of it!

Love ya! xoxo

Simply Life said...

oh that sushi sounds great!