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Weekend in Photos

I have a lot to share but it will have to wait until tomorrow! For now here is a quick look into my weekend.

We are very dog friendly at Metro Fitness Club. Sullie loved hanging out with our director of operation’s cute pup Felix on Friday. Sullie is seriously awesome at the gym. I leave her in my office with the door open and she just hangs out getting love from everyone

I had time to actually cook lunch on Friday so I roasted butternut squash and made a batch of quinoa and lentils. I made it into a bowl with mixed greens, avocado and goat cheese. 

On Friday night I did the first CrossFit Open WOD which will be a separate post but I exceeded my goal and left feeling really great!

Of course recovery called for pizza. Sundried tomato pesto, proscuitto and provolone. Crust dipped in olive oil and balsamic.

Saturday morning breakfast was toast with Wild Squirrel’s Honey Pretzel peanut butter and banana.

I had a major smoothie craving after taking and teaching yoga so I stopped by Berrybrook Farms and ordered a Pina Colada smoothie. Almond milk, banana, pineapple and fresh coconut.

Dinner with friends tonight. Drink of choice was Sweetwater IPA. You can never go wrong with Sweetwater.

And dinner was chicken and fish taco tacos served with lettuce wraps instead of tortillas. We had all kinds of fresh toppings included roasted veggies, guacamole, slaw, cilantro, limes, etc. I LOVED the lettuce instead of tortilla thing. I felt a million times better on the inside after eating this versus Mexican restaurant food. I really love Mexican food but I really prefer to eat it at home. Am I alone on this?

I’ll be back with you tomorrow. Hope it’s been a great weekend!

p.s. Can someone please tell me how to get this gel polish off my nails? It lasted two weeks but it needs to go!

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  • 1
    Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More March 9, 2013, 11:21 pm

    This explains it very well: http://athomeinthenorthwestblog.com/2012/05/how-to-remove-gel-nail-polish.html

    Do you order the Wild Squirrel peanut butter online or buy it locally?

  • 2
    Caryln March 9, 2013, 11:22 pm

    Soak them in pure acetone for 10 minutes (in a bowl or Tupperware) and then they should come right off. If ur real nail starts to peel off then soak for a little longer.

  • 3
    Amanda March 10, 2013, 12:48 am

    The only way to get gel polish off without going to the salon to have it removed is to soak your fingers in acetone for about 10-20 minutes. Then scrape very gently with an orange stick, and the polish should come off. Soak longer if you have any pain, or are seeing any damage to your nail. And make sure to put the acetone in a GLASS or nonreactive metal container. It will melt and ruin plastic, especially when soaking for a long period of time. I unfortunately learned that the hard way (although logically it should have been obvious, as it is used to remove acrylic nails, which are literally just a form of plastic).

  • 4
    LeeAnn March 10, 2013, 7:47 am

    I got the gel polish once and never again because of this very reason. I got to where I wanted it OFF too. The way my nail salon does it is to put the acetone remover on cotton balls, put a cotton ball on each nail and then wrap each nail with little pieces of tin foil. Leave on for about 10 minutes. At least this way you don’t have to hold your fingers in the acetone – and you can (kind of) do other things. Good luck!

    • 5
      Heidi Lowe March 10, 2013, 7:30 pm

      Me too LeeAnn! I love the thought of it, but having to take it off is a nightmare. Don’t want to do that again EVER!

  • 6
    Marci March 10, 2013, 8:23 am

    I get the gel nail polish every now and then. I refuse to soak in acetone. So easy to do- just peel with other hand. Gently lift up the polish from the bottom corner of the nail and it should peel off like a sheet. That’s what I do!

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    Jill March 10, 2013, 9:16 am

    Best way is the cotton ball tin foil combo mentioned above. I had gel nails once but never again! They look nice but they are such a pain to remove! With the cotton ball/tin foil the gel sticks right to the cotton ball–very easy

  • 8
    Lee March 10, 2013, 9:28 am

    I went to the nail salon to get the gel off. It’s a pain.

  • 9
    Caity @ caityworksout March 10, 2013, 12:16 pm

    WOW, those fish tacos look amazing. Love the idea of doing lettuce wraps instead of the traditional tortilla, I’ll definitely be trying that.

  • 10
    She Rocks Fitness March 10, 2013, 1:07 pm

    Did you end up getting the shellac? You can get it off by soaking your fingers in nail polish remover or you can go to the nail salon and they will take it off. I have stopped doing it, because it leaves my nails so weak and then they break. Time to just stick to regular manicures. Did you finish “What Alice Forgot”? I loved that book and loved the ending. Enjoy your Sunday!

  • 11
    Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) March 10, 2013, 1:54 pm

    Your gel lasted 2 weeks?? Mine lasted a week, but was chipping as early as 3-4 days in. I blamed being in the islands/sand/surf, but you were, too. I think I got hosed!
    I heard, however, that if you soak your fingers in acetone, they’ll peel off 🙂

  • 12
    Ali March 10, 2013, 2:24 pm

    I’ve been using lettuce in place of tortillas for quite awhile now and I would wholeheartedly agree that my stomach thanks me. Instead of feeling icky, I always feel refreshed and satisfied after eating them. I don’t believe I have any sort of intolerance but perhaps I do… hmmm… the thing is, I still loves me some bread and baked goods every once in awhile. Perhaps it just the fact that I try to eat clean the majority of the time and then when I don’t my stomach gets unhappy about it.

  • 13
    Abby March 10, 2013, 2:43 pm

    DONT SOAK in acetone, its overkill. Soak a cotton ball in acetone place one on each finger nail then wrap regular old foil over each finger tip. Let sit for 10 min then gently scrap off. Soaking in acetone will feel leave you hands feeling awful and dry. Licensed Cosmetologist here 🙂

    • 14
      Stacey March 10, 2013, 7:47 pm

      This is how I remove mine….I don’t scrape with an orangewood stick as I had read somewhere– it seemed too thick. I just use one of my other fingernails & it works like a charm 🙂 To me, it is worth it to have them stay shiny & chip-free for almost 2 weeks solid! 😀

  • 15
    Sunny March 10, 2013, 8:53 pm

    The cotton ball/ tin foil method mentioned above is the best way. However, before you put it on file the top gloss coat then it’ll break down the other layers quite easily and lift right off your nail.

  • 16
    Cristina March 10, 2013, 8:58 pm

    I can’t wait to read your recap of the Open WOD!! I just went to my very first Crossfit class on Saturday and signed up for a monthly membership – I’m going to have to go read back through some of your old posts about CF 🙂

  • 17
    Alyssa March 10, 2013, 11:29 pm

    Did you see the girls from happy squirrel nut butter on shark tank? I love that show!

  • 18
    Joanna March 11, 2013, 11:04 pm

    i started doing lettuce wraps for tacos and lunches now and I agree… much better on the inside! Yours are always so pretty though!

  • 19
    Kaitlyn March 13, 2013, 8:52 pm

    so funny you say that about mexican! i was literally just trying to explain the same exact feeling to my coworkers after eating it out on Monday night. it never seems to sit when when I order it out (even at Chipotle’s, etc.). But homemade?? gimme gimme. 🙂

  • 20
    Jenny April 4, 2013, 9:09 pm

    It can be drying to soak your hands in acetone. Soak a cotton ball in acetone and wrap it around the nail on each finger then secure ti with aluminum foil. You might look like a martian but the gel nails will scrape off in just 15 minutes.

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