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A week in my life – day one.

12 Mar

I have decided to do a little challenge for myself. It shall be called the “week in my life” challenge.

Basically what this challenge entails is taking photos throughout the day, starting on Monday  and ending on Sunday.

Do I think you all care to see what I am doing at all times of the day? No. But do I think this challenge will help me? Yes.

You see, lately I have been having an insane amount of Jessie Spano “There’s never any time!!!!” moments. I actually yelled this phrase out to my boyfriend last week (20% joking, 80% serious). The last few weeks I have felt like I am running around with my head cut off. I don’t like this feeling at all. I don’t like to feel like I am losing control and not getting all my work (job and personal) done.

My hopes is that this challenge will show me where I am slacking in my schedule, where the inefficiencies lie, and how I can get better control of things (can you tell my job is being a project manager??). And  YOU will hold me accountable.

So let’s get started. Monday’s are my CRAZY days in life and with work. Every Monday is nothing but a flurry of tasks, and running from one place to another.

4:20am - I wake up really really early so I can run before spin class.

4:20am – I wake up really really early so I can run before spin class.

4:45am - How am I not Mayor of my gym???

4:45am – How am I not Mayor of my gym???

3 miles on the mill.

3 miles on the mill.

55 mins on the spin bike.

55 mins on the spin bike.

Get an awesome feel good text from my friend, Megan! Way to go, Megan!!!

Get an awesome feel good text from my friend, Megan! Way to go, Megan!!!

7am - Eat breakfast number one - one scoop Arbonne powder with almond milk.

7am – Eat breakfast number one – one scoop Arbonne powder with almond milk.

Pack lunch and dinner, since I will not be home until after 9pm.

Pack lunch and dinner, since I will not be home until after 9pm.

7:30am - Send an email I forgot to send on Sunday night. Oops!

7:30am – Send an email I forgot to send on Sunday night. Oops!

Cozy outfit Monday. Love my new hoodie from Target!!

Cozy outfit Monday. Love my new hoodie from Target!!

Happy feet shoes are a must on crazy Monday's.

Happy feet shoes are a must on crazy Monday’s.

8am - Leave the house, run to CVS, and rock out to Justin Beiber.

8am – Leave the house, run to CVS, and rock out to Justin Beiber.

Pick up my script and oatmeal at CVS.

Pick up my script and oatmeal at CVS.

8:37am - Get to work and think, "Why in the F is it snowing again????"

8:37am – Get to work and think, “Why in the F is it snowing again????”

8:45am - Settle into my messy desk.

8:45am – Settle into my messy desk.

9am - Froth my coffee.

9am – Froth my coffee.

10am - Eat my breakfast and download my weekend with Hannah. Hannah - "OMG Jacque ate a razor blade yesterday!" Ali - "OMG I've never been treated so rudely than I was this weekend....What is their problem? I did not cheat on her brother or their son!!!! OR do anything but decide to do what made me a happier and better person. Let's move on people....I think we have other things to exert our energy on!!!!"

10am – Eat my breakfast and download my weekend with Hannah. Hannah – “OMG Jacque ate a razor blade yesterday!” Ali – “OMG I’ve never been treated so rudely than I was this weekend….What is their problem? I did not cheat on her brother or their son!!!! OR do anything but decide to do what made me a happier and better person. Why the attitude? I am sure he is happier now too without me always being stressed out and worried! Let’s move on people….I think we have other things to exert our energy on!!!!”

11:30am - Settle back into my desk after after a morning of meetings. Also, get a fix on my Bruno and Ellie G obsession.

11:30am – Settle back into my desk after after a morning of meetings. Also, get a fix on my Bruno and Ellie G obsession.

1:30pm - Finally eat lunch in one of my meetings.

1:30pm – Finally eat lunch in one of my meetings.

4pm - Stare at my Kanban board.

4pm – Stare at my Kanban board.

4:45pm - Change my pants and shoes for GOTR practice.

4:45pm – Change my pants and shoes for GOTR practice.

5pm - Cut up my apple and finally get a chance to see my sweetie! We might work together but really never see each other unless we make it a point. In this instance, I made him come say hi!

5pm – Cut up my apple and finally get a chance to see my sweetie! We might work together but really never see each other unless we try. In this instance, I made him come say hi!

5:00-5:58pm - Drive to GOTR through terrible traffic, and chat with my Aunt. I love my bluetooth.

5:00-5:58pm – Drive to GOTR through terrible traffic, and chat with my Aunt. I love my bluetooth.

6:00-7:15pm - Girls on the Run practice! We finally went outside, but we were all frozen by the end!!!

6:00-7:15pm – Girls on the Run practice! We finally went outside, but we were all frozen by the end!!!

7:30pm-9:15pm - Go to Stacy's to watch Bachelor finale!!

7:30pm-9:15pm – Go to Stacy’s to watch Bachelor finale!!

8pm - Eat the same thing for dinner that I had for lunch...mmm?

8pm – Eat the same thing for dinner that I had for lunch…mmm?

7:30-9:15 - Work through the entire episode. Like I said, Monday's are nutty.

7:30-9:15 – Work through the entire episode. Like I said, Monday’s are nutty.

9:30pm - Go home, pack up my things for tomorrow morning. When my running group runs in the AM, I get ready for work at Stacy's house to save time. I am like a nomad.

9:30pm – Go home, pack up my things for tomorrow morning. When my running group runs in the AM, I get ready for work at Stacy’s house to save time. I am like a nomad.

10pm - Get all cozy and crawl into bed. Get caught up on Instagram and Facebook from the day. Check my personal email.

10pm – Get all cozy and crawl into bed. Get caught up on Instagram and Facebook from the day. Check my personal email.

10:30 pm - Set the alarm and prepare for another day of fun.

10:30 pm – Set the alarm and prepare for another day of fun.

Till tomorrow……

xo,

Ali

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Marvelous Mondays – January 21st

21 Jan

Hello again! I can’t believe this is the second post of Monday! Boy am I productive!

It has been a LONG time since I did a Marvelous Monday post, and I really miss them.

For my new readers – Marvelous Monday posts are just simple little posts where I talk about things that will make my week great. It is also my way of duping myself into being excited for the long week ahead until the weekend hits!

Here we go!

I got a frother.

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I am obsessed with my frother I purchased this weekend from Bed Bath and Beyond. Now with my awesome frother, I can make awesome lattes!

I am wearing red pants.

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I got these red pants a few months ago from Gap Outlet. I never really knew how to wear them, but I think I mastered the look today.

I will mention that it is only 20 degrees outside and my feet are freezing. This outfit might be a little better for the spring, but it is still cute.

The Bachelor is on tonight.

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I am always a HUGE fan of The Bachelor, and have been watching every season since it began. I have a group that gets together each week and we watch it together!

This year to make things even more fun, I entered a Bachelor confidence pool. It is basically fantasy football for the Bachelor!!!

The DEG Holiday Party is this weekend!

My company does their holiday party in January each year, pretty much because everyone here is too busy during the actual holidays.

This year, the theme is Speak Easy. And I got an awesome dress to wear! It was on sale at White House Black Market!

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And for the first time in 3 years, I will have a date at the party!!! Woohoo!!!

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Well, this sums up my week! Anything you want to share about what will make your week great??

xoxo,

Ali

P.S. If you like all these photos above, you should follow me on Instagram! I post tons of pics there that never make it to the blog or facebook 🙂 http://instagram.com/alihat/

Marvelous Mondays – March 12, 2012

12 Mar

Happy Monday!!!

As always, this week has a lot to look forward to….here goes….

The Bachelor

You guessed it…the first thing I am looking forward to this week is the Bachelor Finale.

As I already stated in a previous post, Ben will pick Courtney tonight. No, I do not read spoilers, but I am good at reading dumbass men.

And I cannot wait for the “After the Final Rose”, where Chris Harrison drills these two on what exactly went wrong during their 3 week courtship. This is sure to be the “Most Dramatic Season Finale Yet”!

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"I am a tool" "I am a snarky B"

Blogging

I have SO many things I want to blog about this week, and I cannot wait to share them all with you!!

My running has been going really well lately, and I am excited to fill you all in on my upcoming races. There are quite a few on the list…

Birthdays

Two of my dear friends are celebrating a Birthday this weekend, and I am so excited to join in on the fun with them!

After my crazy St. Patrick’s Day Race day last Saturday…I feel another St. Patrick’s Day celebration coming on!! Hope you’re ready Kara and Lindsey!!!!

Sleep

The fact that I slept at least 16 hours yesterday is making my Monday mighty marvelous. I cannot remember the last time I felt this well rested.

I love to sleep.

So what is going on this week in your life? Please share!!

XO,

Ali

A Day in the Life of Ali

8 Feb

I thought it would be fun to document my day, and show everyone how I choose to spend my time. Enjoy!

5:30am – Run 5 miles

7:00am – Get my Josh Elliott fix on GMA. I love you, Josh!

7:45am – Ready for work, glad I get to wear jeans!

7:55am – Pack up lunch, fix my smoothie, leave for work

8:20am – Sit in traffic on 435W

8:30am – Arrive at work. Good morning, Digital Evolution Group!

12:15pm – Lunch at my desk. mmmm Turkey.

2:15pm – Refill water for the 3rd time

3:00pm – Snack time! Chobani yogurt with Kashi and banana.

4:00pm – Tea time

5:15pm – Leave DEG, head to boot camp

5:56pm – Make it to boot camp just in time!

7:05pm – Hobble out of boot camp

7:12pm – Arrive at Margo’s for weekly Bachelor party with the gals!

9:15pm – Come home, shower and setup my nighttime office

10:05pm – Set out running clothes for Tuesday morning hill workout

10:06pm – Set alarm (that extra minute past 5 helps), prepare for bed!

Wake up, and repeat 🙂

-Ali

Marvelous Mondays – January 16th

16 Jan

Wow, I cannot believe it is Monday again! It feels like I was just sitting here writing my first Marvelous Monday post!

So let’s get to it. There are some pretty exciting things going on this week, and I am mighty excited to share them with you!

The Bachelor

What shenanigans will slut-tastic Blakely and full-of-herself Courtney be up to this week?

How do they not get cold sores or Mono on this show?

"How did that taste coming out of your mouth?"

Last week was pretty great, but I will admit that I was sad to see cry baby Jenna go home. She definitely added some entertainment to the already insane show.

Pinterest Baking Project

Saturday night I made a recipe I found on Pinterest, and it was amazing. I cannot wait to share my S’mores cookies with the Bachelor girl crew tonight!

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New Clothes

I went shopping this weekend, and got a few new outfits!

They were having incredible deals this weekend, and the best deal of all were jeans I got from the Gap. I scored three pairs of $21! Yes, $21 total! Oh emmmm geee!

I also got this fun sweater and shirt from Limited!

Like the cameo from the Baby Karly?

Happy Nails

If these nails don’t scream, “I’m happy!”, I don’t know what does!

Arbonne-Mainia

Tonight I will be receiving a “fit kit” from Arbonne.

I have always been a fan of Arbonne skin products, but have not ever tried the diet/health products.

Look out for the review in the next few weeks! And please let me know if you have tried any of these products. I would love to chat about them and get your tips and tricks!

Fashion Friday’s – Budget Edition

I was so pleased by everyone’s positive feedback of Fashion Fridays last week, and I am really looking forward to the review I have planned this week. This week will be a much more budget-friendly review, perfect for our New Year’s money saving resolutions!

DEG Holiday Party

My company Holiday party is this Friday, and it is going to be great one! And P.S., if you are looking for a great place to work, click here and tell them Ali sent you!

Twitter Road Race

My Twitter pal Doug, @seedouglasrun, had a genius idea to hold a virtual Twitter road race! The race is this Saturday and will be a 5K. I am excited to run the virtual race with Stacy and Diana on Saturday!

I would suggest that you sign up to run the race as well! Twitter Road Race.


What do you have planned for this week?

I always love seeing your feedback and comments, so make me smile and give my comments section some lovin’!

xoxo,

Ali

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