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PMS is a….

7 Jan

Well ladies I’ll let you finish that sentence. It is that time of the month for me this week and I have been experiencing unbearable cramps. I even missed school today because of it. Endometriosis is probably the reason for all of my pain. So far 3 out of the five women in our family have been told by a doctor that they have it. In case you have no idea what I am talking about here is a little bit more info. about it from google: 

Endometriosis

Google Health   Mayo Clinic   Medline Plus   WebMD 
Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that behaves like
the cells lining the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the
body, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility …
http://www.google.com/health

One of the horrible symptoms this carries is painful/heavy periods. Here is a link with more information: https://health.google.com/health/ref/Endometriosis

QOD: Do you experience painful cramps? If so, what do you do?

 

With that said, here’s a guide to soothe your cramps:

First off, having some kind of medication always helps.

“Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are the most effective medications for treating painful menstrual cramps”.

Tip: Most medicine for menstrual cramps: Midol, Aleve, Advil, Motrin, Naproxen are only available over the counter. If your cramps are really bad, then consider seeing a doctor to get a prescription 🙂

  

                    

 

 Invest in some sort of heat!
 “Since warmth helps to relax tight muscles, many women find that applying heat to the lower abdomen can relieve cramps.” I like the heating pad the best. You will not regret buying one, this thing is my best friend when I am on my period. The heat really does help soothe your cramps.

Exercise!
It will speed up your blood circulation, release endorphins(which are a natural pain-killer), and slow down the pain. I find that light cardio and yoga always helps. Yoga especially, because it feels good to stretch out your abdomen.

 

 

  

 

 

  Eat well/ Hydrate!
Drinking hot herbal tea will also help increase blood flow to your abdomen area. I have been drinking 1-2 cups everyday this week. It is just a natural home remedy that temporarily relieves the pain. Bananas are also a good thing to have. The potassium in them helps shut off the release of lactic acid from your cramps.

Here’s where I found some great information: http://www.getridofthings.com/get-rid-of-menstrual-cramps.htm

   

↑I hope these tips help! 😉

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This morning, Whit took care of me and brought me some hot oats to eat in bed:

  

 

  With some…

  • Kashi GoLean Crunch
  •   Graham Cracker
  •  

    Honey PB

  •  Banana

  • PB filled pretzels
    on top! It was just what my belly needed 😛 Thanks Whit!

 

 

Most my day has been spent doing relaxing and drinking Whit’s Apple Cinnamon Tea creation!  

 

Oh yeah and as if she has not done enough for me already today…. she also made me LUNCH! Seriously Whit, thanks 🙂

 

This was the best raspberry Preserve & Coconut Butter cheesecake Sandwich! Seriously you guys, spread coconut butter on some bread and heat it up with your favorite preserves. It will taste like cheesecake or icing. New favorite sandwich ♥

Happy Friday! Tell me about your plans for this weekend.

XOXO Court

 

New year, Happier Us

4 Jan

Hey Guys! It’s finally 2011

          You have no idea how long we have been wanting to say that. We now are in our last semester of Senior year, and then it is Graduation time in May! Yay 🙂 We are beyond excited to get out of high school and into the real world.

Here is my 2010 wrapped up with a FB post:

 It would not be a new year without a make-over right? Our boss at work has a Gay best friend who works for a salon, and he just happened to hook us up with some really cute hair 🙂

For me that included some edgier highlights

Auburn with bright blonde 

 And for Court that meant some Dark Brown. I think the color was Espresso.

 Oh, and since there were some requests to see our new piercings here they are:

For Whit: Cartlidge & Nose

 And for Court: just the Nose

 Here is a Close up on my cartilage:

 Our two weeks of Winter break looked a little something like this, with crazy hours of work every single day! Yikes, you know there was a lot of post-work naps in there. lol

 Luckily, we are now in Shift Leader training, with the promise of a raise. You gotta love having a dollar raise at work. 😉

 Magazine reads as of lately:

 I love Black&White photos, so Court and I had a picture-taking Fiasco one day 🙂 They ended up great to update old picture frames with in my bedroom.

 The last time we washed our car was the Summer, and look at it today. How clean right? The Tink-mobile was past due for a car wash, and now look at her sparkle in that Beautiful Colorado Snow.

 With a ton of new clothes and gifts from Christmas, it was time to clean out the closets. We ended up with TWO big bags of clothes to giveaway!

 Amazing lunch of today included:

Wrap:

  • Italian&Herb Flatout Wrap
  • 1/2 Light swiss Laughing Cow Wedge
  • Spike
  • 1 Italian Morningstar Patty
  • broccoli
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Salad Toppers
  • Chiquita Garlic Chile Hot Sauce

1/2 Gala Apple:

  •  1 TBS Crunchy Sprouts PB
  • Cinnamon

 

 Now let’s get to the awesome Gifts/Purchases of lately:

Mom and Dad are awesome, and got us each an HP Laptop for our B-day! (Dec. 18th)

 They are so fast, and totally awesome!

 Houndstooth and Juicy Couture Boots

 After seeing these Sperry’s in Meg’s Youtube Video, I wanted them so bad, and then Court bought them for me for Christmas. They are so are metallicy, and so adorable!

 Burlesque OPI Nail Polish

 Total Glam!

 This Chi Hair straightener is AMMMAAZINNG! Seriously, it straightens so fast and smoothly.

 I think Gold things were really a fav. this Christmas, because Courtney bought me this Gold Metallic Messenger bag from Charming Charlies.

 This Stuff Smells Delicious, and makes your cheeks super sparkly.

 Juicy Couture Perfume(Got a million Compliments about how good I smell, while wearing this. And at work they were all 3 different guys that were like “Whit you smell really nice today.” Ha thanks I know. lol)

 Love Culture is a cheap high fashion store kind of like Forever 21, and I got Court this Glammed out belt there. She loved it 🙂

 Her new nickname is now sparkle!

 

 Workout Log Of this Week So Far…

  • Saturday Jan 1.- Running around at Work for 8 Hours. There was no one working, and we were SUPER BUSY! There were no breaks, and we ended up leaving an hour late to get everything done.
  • Sunday Jan 2.- Bob Harper’s Hour long Workout
  • Monday Jan 3.- Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred Level 1
  • Tuesday Jan 4.- Insanity Core Cardio and Balance

 

It has not been said in a while, so “Cheers, Here is to a great week ahead!”

Love ya Guys!

XOXO ♥Court & Whit♥

1 year Anniversary

7 Sep

 It’s Official!

Whit and I have been blogging for exactly one year. Our blogs birthday was actually yesterday but we did not even realize it until after we had already posted. Here’s our very first post, if you have never read it. It is pretty crappy if you want my opinion. Also most of the pictures from our first few posts got deleted when we added more space on to our blog. We started our by making our posts look like this. Whit and I always Cristin’s blog Eat Like Me from SELF.com so we kind of did the same layout as her for a while. Any ways looking back at the past year, our blog and our lives have come a long way.

Some important events that are documented on this blog is:

  • starting our junior year
  • getting a job at Chick-fil-a and then quitting and going to Einstein Bro’s with Whit
  • getting our licences
  • 17th birthday
  • finding out that we are going to be aunts
  • becoming an early morning work out person
  • creating so many delicious recipes
  • getting interviewed for The Weekly Reader
  • having the opportunity to be in high school and college at the same time
  • reviewing some amazing products

This first year has been quite an adventure. Thank you to all of our readers and all of your wonderful comments. Everytime I get a comment, it puts a smile on my face. You all are amazing. 🙂

 With that said we celebrated this morning with some birthday oats!

 It felt like Fall air when we woke up, so instantly I whipped out a can of pumpkin for our oats 😛

  •  1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 tbs. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbs. fresh brewed coffee
  • 1/2 tbs. SF instant Butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 tsp. flax, chia
  • pumpkin pie spice/ cinnamon

While cooking stir in 1/2 a sweetener packet and some maple extract. Then top off with yogurt, pb, and a sliver of zucchini bread!


Here’s to a great year!

 Oh and here’s a preview of C+W’s steamers which you will be seeing a lot more of in the next few chilly months!

 Since today is an “A” day we did not have school, and it has been an extra long weekend. After breakfast we laced up our shoes, and headed outside for a nice cool run on the trails around the neighborhood. It was in the 60’s, and felt awesome. We ended up doing a 25 min run that included sprints, stairs, jogging, etc. It was Fun! Then, when we got home we did some ab work and weight lifting.

 The kitchen was a mess, so we cleaned it up, and lit this yummy smelling candle. How cozy! 🙂

 Lunch today was a Jumbo Veggie packed salad, with half a Volcanic Chocolate Banana Bora Bora bar, and a Pluot. We have been so addicted to Plouts lately. They are amazing! If you have not tried them yet, you must.

 Here is the last out of our stash of Bora Bora bars.

 It was good of course, but did not really taste like chocolate banana. Court thought it tasted more like German Chocolate Cake. lol. We both agree they should change the flavor name.

Here’s a close up of all those veggies. The egg-whites and humus really make the salad! 

It’s time to go Chillax. I am thinking a warm bath and maybe watching some Gilmore Girls. Today it is a good day, because it is pay day $$$.

QOD: We are in the Fall mood today, so we want to know what you are looking forward to most in this upcoming holiday season?

XOXO-Court&Whit

P.S. Be sure to head on over to Chocolate Covered’s Katie’s blog because she is having an awesome lara bar giveaway!