Goooooooooood Morning Blog world! I hope everyone is having a marvelous Monday! I sure am! I am in such a good mood today, because yesterday was such a good day. Wanna know why it was such a good day?
I passed my NASM personal training test!
🙂 I was SO anxious going into the test, and so nervous turning it in! I could hear my heart thumping, and my knees were literally shaking. I wanted to pass so badly!! The test was MUCH harder than I expected, so I was kind of a nervous wreck! But when the test proctor told me I passed, I felt relieved, and ELATED! Woohoo! I’m so stoked! I have a ways to go before I actually start training clients on my own, but I’m so excited that this whole new venue opened up for me 🙂
And to celebrate after my test, I went shopping! I hardly EVER go shopping. The last time I went shopping was in March. So yeah, it’s been a while. So I was pumped. I was even more pumped, because James and I made a pit stop at WHOLE FOODS in Thousand Oaks.
WE DO NOT HAVE A WHOLE FOODS IN SANTA BARBARA.
This is either a blessing or a curse. It’s a blessing because it saves me from blowing tons of cash buying all sorts of interesting things. But it’s also a curse because I can’t blow my cash on tons of yummy eats. The closest one is an hour away at Thousand Oaks, so it makes it kinda difficult to get to. I often dream about it though…. 😉
I spend a good amount of time looking up and down each and every aisle. There were so many things I wanted to get, but unfortunately, I had to limit myself to shelf stable items, because I couldn’t take refrigerated things home with me. It was way too hot yesterday, and we still had other errands to run. But I got a whole bunch of stuff I’ve always wanted to try, like Barney Butter, Cashew butter, and the seasonal flavors of Clif Bars!
The best part though, was the build your own salad bar. James and I got a huge sample platter of everything!
It was all so delicious! The fried chicken was super crunchy and yummy, the Israeli cous cous was to die for, the wheatberry salad was amazing, the grapes were juicy, and pretty much every thing was the bomb. Too bad I can’t have this more often! I’m so jealous of all the people who live near a Whole Foods!
I also went to Target (cause we don’t have that in SB either! so utterly sad…. No Target! Can you imagine? Oh, the horror… the horror…. haha jk) and picked up a really nice jacket I can work out in, and some random other things. I also went to the Camarillo Premium Outlet Mall, and went to J Crew and Skechers.
OMG heaven!!!!! I was able to find a pair of Chino pants for $29.99 and a cute shirt for only 13 bucks at J Crew! Since I currently DON’T OWN PANTS, and can hardly ever find pants that fit, I bought two pairs! So exciting! I usually loathe pants shopping with a passion, cause I get so frustrated and annoyed trying on endless pairs. I couldn’t believe my luck when my second pair that I tried on FIT! yay yeah! I also found shoes at Skechers for only 45 bucks! I currently only own running shoes, multiple flip flops and Uggs (I live in southern CA, that’s all you really need!) so I badly needed shoes. I found a really cute pair and was very very satisfied.
I love how I spent less money than expected, and got more stuff than expected. It makes Julia vvvvery happy, as she is usually extremely frugal. 🙂
It was such a successful shopping trip. Phew! This post is getting way long, so I will have just one more photo of me with some celebratory wine. It’s my favorite wine, but good luck trying to pronounce its name; Gewurztraminer! (awesome wine btw, if you like white wines. Very fruity and grape-y, and sweet)
Happy Monday, all, and lets hope for a great week ahead! 🙂
Question: What is your favorite salad topper?
My answer; Cheese! or fruit