Hello, bloggies!!! SO much has happened in the last few days I feel like we need a “previously on…Healthy and Fun” montage.
SO, where did we leave off.
For the first time in my LIFE I am officially on my own. Just recently moved into a house that I will be renting until September. Fully furnished/ready to go. It is AMAZING. I am here…all alone. I could walk around the entire house in nothing but my birthday suit, and no one would be the wiser (aside from some very confused dogs.) Pictures of the new pad coming, I promise!
Also, in more exciting news….yesterday was both the Eight To The Eight’s interview process as well as Kathy Griffin live in Knoxville!!! (insert girl squeal here, please.)
It was so odd being a “judge” for a competition like this. I used to watch American Idol and think “those judges have it so easy!!! Why do they need to take breaks?!?!” Let me tell you. After asking the same questions 400 times in a row, and sitting in one very uncomfortable seat….it gets exhausting! Added to the fact that we had about 35+ 10 minute interviews (both couples and individual applicants) with literally about 15 seconds between. Sheeeeeeew.
That being said….it was totally humbling, and one of the most rewarding/emotional times of my life! Seeing all these people really putting themselves out there and admitting they need help becoming healthy really just puts things in perspective for me. We had AMAZING applicants, and I have no idea how we are going to narrow it down to 8 teams. No idea. We are meeting for dinner tomorrow to go over applicants one more time (this time with included pictures!) and hopefully we can all come to a decision.
After interview time….one gal was on my mind:
Kathy Griffin LIVE anyone?!?!?!?!
Also, unknown to us….it was being taped for her new stand up special “Kathy Does The Bible Belt” on Bravo June the 8th!!!! Score! Make sure to watch/DVR and look for your favorite Blogger Boy doubled over in tears of laughter. ;-)
When she started to rip on the show Hoarders…I lost it. This show is one of my guiltiest pleasures…..and she had everything spot on, including the “cat skeletons” in these peoples homes!!! If you don’t know what the beauty of Hoarders is………enjoy.
Yea…..fun times. ;-)
On the way to Kathy, I munched on a variety of fun eats that I had packed for the road!
This bad boy was a banana/jam/almond butter wrap. Booyah!
What can I say??? A days worth of interviews works up an appetite! Starbucks was involved for hydration. Have I mentioned the love affair I am currently having with the Passion Fruit Tea?!?!
There was also a run in with the infamous booty.
No explanation needed on the deliciousness of these green guys.
And because I wanted to keep the doctor away…
Before we knew it, we had arrived at the Tennessee Theatre!
Look at all the Kathy Fans!!!! They were wrapped around the building!
Gotta have the signs…
Unfortunately….this is where the camera went bye bye. They were militant about no cameras due to it being a TV film production, so I wasn’t able to snag any action shots. In true Kathy fashion…she was absolutely friggin’ HILARIOUS. Take my word for it.
On the way home from KGriff, I munched on my favorite Luna Bar:
Perfect end to a wonderful evening!!!
This morning was a scorcher!!! It seemed to already be in the 80*’s at breakfast time….at which point, the Barrel was calling my name hardcore. ;-)
Their oatmeal is fannnnnnnnntastic.
Can’t go wrong, right?!
At this point, I went into crazed-man packing mode…and started getting ready for the move. I was shocked at how much junk I have actually accumulated. Are you ready for the number of tennis shoes I had at the bottom of my closet?!?!?!?!
*27* PAIR!!!!!!! What. The. Heck.
WHY does anyone need this many shoes?!?! I didn’t even realize I had that many! Needless to say, alot went in the donation pile, and did not make the move. Perhaps I am more of a “Hoarder” than I gave myself credit for.
Lunch was somehow crammed in my face between clothes/random items being shoved into the car. Huge bowl of Kashi Go Lean Crunch with raisins, chia seeds, and Almond Milk:
Once my car was filled to the brim with clothes, shoes, and more shoes ;-) I headed to my other gym for our FINAL group run. It was very sad because this program has been amazing!!! The “beginner” group has progressed so much, and I am so proud of all of them!!! Also, it was an absolute scorcher out there today…and I never once heard a complaint. You guys rock!! Our big race is this Saturday…cannot wait to run with them and push them along…they will kill it!
After the running program, it was time for a much needed dinner with Maggie, and her adorable nephew, Greyson!
Who needs a high chair when you have a perfectly good lap?! ;-)
Went to one of our favorite locations, Jack’s Grill! Bonus was when we showed up for all day brunch!
Check out this description, and tell me your not in L-O-V-E.
I am not a fan of the flash!!! It made the broccoli look extremely odd. Darn you, low lighting! ;-) You get the general idea. Pretty darn delicious.
Now I am in my NEW home…trying to get everything put away. Decided blogging was my #1 priority. I don’t know if that is a good thing, or an extremely sad thing…but it is what it is. ;-)
Did I mention I am literally within WALKING distance of the YMCA now?!?! Bring it on Monday. I don’t even need a car. :-)