Saturday, September 1, 2012

Do-Winnin'

What do you guys think of the new design? Blue is so hot right now.


If you're interested in designing your own header, I used the program FotoFlexer. It's as easy as you want it to be, but, as you get into it, you can do some more advanced stuff (that's way over my fluff-stuffed head).

I think I'm over the flu-hump. I'm moving so much faster! Yesterday I gracefully rolled out of bed with the energy of sloth. But this morning, I was able to stand up like a faster-moving sloth, but I even had the reaction speed to jump over the dog toy I was about to step on (the one that makes that annoying squeaking noise that NO one wants to hear before coffee). Cat woman like reflexes mean this sinus fog I've been living in has to be abating.



What's a girl to do for days on end, trapped in her bed, getting well? Shop online of course.

I have so much epic shizz coming my way, I can't even contain myself! I opted to return the Reebok Oly Lifters (they were way too big), and instead, ordered these beauties from Neptune Barbell Company. I saved myself a few bucks, but I think all-around, a solid lifting shoe is more important than a lifting shoe that I can also WOD in. 

I have an order from Rogue on the way, no equipment, just sweet WOD apparel, like an off the chain pair of compression socks. Sweet shoes + sweet socks = sweet LIFTS?! We will see ... Lesser bruised shins and less tension through the heel, at least. 

AND, a weightlifting belt, and a new protein powder from BodyBuilding.

All this shnazzy new stuff, I feel like I'm moving up from my trainers to my big girl panties. 


Whilst browsing for Oly Shoes, I couldn't help but notice CrossFit athletes that have short hair and how NICE it must be to deal with. I keep toying with the idea of whacking my hair off. 


But I don't think I want my husband to whack my head off, so it'll be staying for a while. I'm really starting to like the color and the layers anyways.

Plus, salons and hairstylists give me killer anxiety. Like panic attack every time I go to sit in a stylists chair. I avoid hair cuts, even bang trims, until absolutely necessary. I do not like hair salons. At all.

Thank goodness I don't have the same anxiety regarding my feet.


I am so in love with this cute little nail salon just down the road from us, they know how to treat the feet with serious TLC. Sugar scrubs + hot towel wraps + massaging chair = drooling, comatose Courtney.


I'm feeling like myself a little more today, 
I think I might even give a Spin class a whirl tomorrow at the Y. 

Happy Labor Day weekend!

What's the shortest you've had your hair?
Share any hair-cut-from-hell stories!

When I was in 7th grade, my step mom took me into this really cheap Family Dollar type hair salon, and let me pick out a style I wanted from one of those books ... I chose something that would have looked cool in the 70's and made my round, pre-pubescent face look even more round and pre-pubescent. It scarred me for life. 



Almost as fabulous as this. Almost.

26 comments:

  1. You crack me UP! I love your hair, I want your hair. That being said I have a very cute and sassy pixie cut (think Ginnifer Goodwin) that I love most days. I have no ties to my hair whatsoever, so dying and chopping is very common...which means I have had some doosies! Worst haircut is a toss up between purple-ish red-ish bob with self-trimmed bangs that were no longer than 1 inch (cut below the comb duh!) and platinum blonde long nasty hay stripper hair. How am I married? Wow!

    Glad you are feeling better!

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    1. Love me some sassy pixie! Oh man, I may have gone through my stripper hay hair days, too ... Shhh ...

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  2. You do have some awesome locks... but I LOVE me some short hair (and so does my hubby)!! Mine is longer in the front (to the bottom of my earlobes), a little bit poufy on the top and short/spiky/messy in the back. Styles in about 2 seconds flat - gotta love that! And great for warm weather... no matter what you choose I'm sure you'll look great! :D

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  3. Yeah... long hair a pain to deal with sometimes. Since I moved to CO, my hair has been pitiful and tends to dreadlock itself within half a day due to the zero humidity. But don't cut it!!! I cut mine short right before I moved to the Dominican Republic for a few years... I thought it'd be a good idea in the heat. Bad idea. I hated it and it was actually kind of more in the way since it wasn't easy to ponytail up.

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    1. I wish I hadn't cut my bangs for this reason! I love pulling it up in a pony, but ugh, the SHWEDDY BANGS are gross.

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  4. I'm with you on the anxiety at going to the hair salon!! I've had some seriously dreadful haircuts in my time, the worst one was a few years ago when I went to a new salon and came away looking something like this:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O5JTSpYx-yY/TjLidf7Q8_I/AAAAAAAAAPU/_HTVMhw8ODs/s1600/TheMullet.png

    It completely scared me for life, as you can imagine!! So now I only go when I absolutely have to, luckily I've found a good stylist, so no more mullets.

    I love your hair by the way, it looks amazing the way it is :)

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    1. Sorry, I thought that might end up as a link, oh well you can just cut and paste!

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    2. Oh no! THE MULLET! I think that's what my 7th grade style resembled! Totally awesome sauce, not!

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  5. My formative years were in the 80's. So you may be able to guess where this is going involving my hair. After years of styling it however Madonna had styled hers, I got the great idea to go a little more crazy. I went one day and had one side shaved and the other side was cut short around my ears and then the top area was left to length of my ear lobes. This got styled with lots and lots of mousse and gel each day. That was a b#tch to grow out!

    My hair is currently a bit longer than yours and I am toying with going to a bob, but the ease of a pony tail or french braid prevents me from doing so. My biggest hair issue is bangs. My face looks so much better with them, as I don't have a forehead, but rather, a five head. But life is so much easier not having to worry about them splitting down the middle by mid day or while running.

    http://preppymeetsredneck.blogspot.com/

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    1. YES, my bangs KILL ME! My forehead is also the size of Montana, so I am torn.

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  6. I love the new blog look! I could never cut my hair short! I have major attachment issues to my long hair but yes it does get annoying during WOD's! I'm dying for a pair of oly shoes myself! Can't wait to hear how you like yours

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    1. I am so excited to try them out, too! I will let you know!

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  7. I LOVEEEE your new header and background!! so awesome!
    and leave your hair! I am obsessed with it...seriously it is beautiful!!

    glad you are feeling a bit better!! hope you recover FAST and can get back to WOD-ing it like a beast!

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  8. I cut all my hair off about 2 months ago and i've never been happier! SO FREEING! It was a little longer than yours when I cut it. It was just to the point where I was only putting it in a bun, and it was so long it was constantly falling out of a ponytail when I ran bc it was so heavy.. I wacked it off and that was that. Awww i love it! I'm in desperate need of a haircut right now, but my hairdresser is 1.5hrs away so that creates a little problem. I'm looking for someone closer to where I live, but i've known my current hairdresser my whole life, (We went to school together) and she's been cutting my hair for about 10 years. ) I'm getting separation anxiety just thinking about finding someone to replace her.

    Love the new blog! So bright! So pretty!

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    1. Good luck finding a new dresser! Do you think your girl could refer you to someone closer to you? ;)

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  9. Glad I found your blog. Seriously are your muscles real or did you photoshop them? :) Just kidding. I'm your newest follower. Happy Labor Day! Jessica

    sweatismysanity.com

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  10. LOVE THE HEADER! You rock. Seriously it's so nice, Courtney! Proud of you for making that! I am so not talented in that department AT ALL.

    So happy you're feeling better too :) <3

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  11. Haha girl I have a toe ring in the SAME SPOT! Had a second one on my right foot but it broke after wearing it for 10 straight years. No joke.

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  12. I love the new header.....blue is my favorite color! Love longer hair when its put into a ponytail for a workout, looks so cute and feminine.

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  13. I hope you are feeling better! Don't cut your hair because its so pretty on you.

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  14. My hair is long only for one reason: our wedding is in 3 months. Immediately the day after, I'm chopping it all off! Tired of my hair getting in the way when I WOD. I totally feel you...

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  15. I LOVE your hair! I had way past the boob length hair and chopped it into a bob in January per the man's request. I was anxiety alllll the way but actually ended up LOVING it. I also did blonde highlights per his request as well. Now, I am growing it out again and it's just past my shoulders. I'm going back dark (natural ish) color - did you dye yours?? What level dark did you go? I LOVE IT!!!

    Oh and P.S. your muscles rock ;-)

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  16. absolutely breathtaking feet and toes!

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