Friday, March 19, 2010

Big Discovery!!

After almost 9 months of having AT&T uverse, I just discovered today that we have FREE, I repeat...FREE....exercise videos from Exercise.TV!!!! I'm not talking about Denise Austin type videos (not that she isn't great) but recent videos like those from Jillian Michaels, Kim Kardashian, Harley Pasternak, Biggest Loser, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, etc.

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome!!!!

I spent a whole hour just trying out new videos, including:

First workout: 13 minutes of hip hop dancing. So fun! (It wasn't this exact video but it was by Crunch)

Second workout: Not the book of course, but a workout routine from him that included 7.5 min of tough cardio, 75 shoulder presses with weights, 75 crunches, and 75 squats with weights.
Third workout: 30 min of Yoga Sculpt by Maura Barclay. Very intense yoga for intermediate and advanced. Not quite what I was expecting, but definitely a great workout.

Yay new videos. Also, with the weather being beautiful this week, I went out the to lake twice and ran for 30 minutes. Too bad it's supposed to rain and even SNOW tomorrow. Thanks Texas.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Beauties of the Academy Awards

Some of my favorites from the 82nd annual Academy Awards.....

Elizabeth Banks in Versace

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa

Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel Haute Couture (such a unique dress!)

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Dries Van Noten

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Haute Couture (so beautiful for Spring)

Kate Winslet in Yves Saint Laurent (always looks beautiful)

Mariska Hargitay in Vera Wang

Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta

And, on a related note, I'm so proud of my boyfriend for his fairly "spot-on" fashion analysis of tonight's gowns. He said exactly what I was thinking and about 2 seconds before I could even put the words together. Quite impressed. He even gave some quick snipit about Tiffany's jewelry. Point boyfriend!