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It’s Fitness Friday, and I can tell that you’re excited about it. I’m going to pretend you’re tense with anticipation and excitement at the thought of reading the clever little wellness tips I throw your way each week. I’m going to ignore the fact that you might be looking forward to your weekend plans and the fact that it’s about to be May 1st. Nope. Those things have no bearing on how anxious you feel right now—its all about the fitness. With that in mind, I thought we’d go a little mental this Fitness Friday before you get too crazy, break your mouse, and panic because you can’t shop for something at midnight. So, let’s all relax.

Rinse it off. Even before you head out for the night, it’s always a good idea to take a hot shower and wash off all the stress of the workweek. Don’t forget to sing, too. I find belting boyband songs to be the most therapeutic.

Throw a fit. Kick and scream and stomp your feet. It actually feels really good, unless you haven’t left the office yet. Then it’s awkward for everyone around you.

Write about it. The crazy stuff I write is only a tiny fraction of all the crazy stuff that goes through my head; but I’d be on the verge all the time without an outlet. You’ll be at the computer eagerly awaiting some mysterious event that happens tonight at midnight anyway. Might as well write down all the things you’d say to that girl at work who won’t let you live down that one tantrum you threw that one time.

Now that you’ve had your Fitness Friday, let the madness ensue.

Richy T.—ease up on the mouse; the shoes are coming.

Spring is here, and “cute” is not only appropriate but totally chic! We have no doubt that our clients are hot and sexy; but these ladies prove that a hint of “adorable” can be just as enticing! Michelle’s sister is setting the mood with a kiss and a gray Jewel. Notice how her neon pink polish plays so well with Jewel’s electric blue sole–not to mention the fitting allusion to jewels with that dazzling cocktail ring! Mary takes similar neon nails and pairs them with an outfit that is wildly fun. Yes: Mary is looking hot, but her tee and tank Juxtapose one another like her asymmetrical ShoeDazzle shoes, creating this purr-fectly cute combo! Jay is looking delightful in her caged dress, jean jacket, and Bliss heels. We love her sweet pairing of fancy fabrics with a casual material like denim! Definitely cute!

Congratulations, ladies! Your style is dazzling!

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that last night I was on a boat for ShoeDazzle’s first anniversary office party. If you haven’t been paying attention, it’s still true; and I’m beyond exhausted. Ergo: this Fitness Friday is dedicated to fighting fatigue. I was yawning while typing this.

The number one way to fight fatigue is to exercise. What? I know. The last thing I want to do is stop watching “The Golden Girls” and head to the gym, but apparently it will help me feel less dead. No jokes about dead Golden Girls.

Eat the breakfast. I used the modifier “the” to reiterate the importance of a meal I rarely—if ever—eat. I’ve mentioned before that the most overlooked meal of the day can help you fight heart disease and obesity; but it can also keep you from falling asleep on your keyboard at work. ers.dfhizkjhzsdk.j: that’s what I typically type when my head hits the keys—probably because I didn’t eat THE breakfast. Lesson learned.

Sleep more. This one seems like a no-brainer, but I know that I often pretend I’m going to sleep when, actually, I’m going to update my FaceBook status, text, and tweet. @RichyTweets is sleepy. What’s more important—people knowing I’m sleepy or me getting sleep? Toss up.

Iron. No; not your clothes. I do, however, blame my seat belt for obvious wrinkles when I don’t feel like ironing—that’s a good tip. Seriously though, anemia is not cool and makes you tired. Get your fill of iron from liver (gross), shellfish (butter), and beans (refried). Ignore everything in parentheses.

Decaffeinate. As counterintuitive as it seems, caffeine can make you extra tired when it wears off. I’m a diet coke fanatic, so I’m saying this as much to myself as I am to you. Just make sure you ease up slowly; otherwise, you’ll crash midday.

The boat party was really fun and I’m paying for it now. I hope your Friday is energetic and devoid of seasickness.

Richy T. –ers.dfhizkjhzsdk.j

April 22, 2010

Okay. Not only is it Earth Day, but it’s the 40th Earth Day. So Earth Day is officially over the hill, right? Yes. I’m less obsessed with how old Earth Day is and more inclined to obsess over the new Oceans movie by Disney. No; they aren’t paying me…yet. Anyway. In an effort to promote the earth and conservation and all that, I’ve looked to the Environmental Protection Agency and committed to five actions to reduce my personal assault on the environment. You can pick your actions here, but these are my five.

Action 1: Dispose of solid and liquid wastes and medications safely. You have no idea how many times I’ve dropped my non-name brand acetaminophen down the sink. I need to be more careful about that.

Action 2: Plant a tree. Or plant many trees! Does throwing avocado pits in my backyard count? What about acorns?

Action 3: Learn about composting, try it out! Apparently it does; I’m definitely going to keep throwing acorns and avocado pits in the backyard.

Action 4: Reduce. Cut back on the amount of “stuff” that could later end up as waste.This, clearly, does not reference shoes.

Action 5: Share your commitment on social networking sites. Done and done.

Now that I’m officially environmentally friendly and socially conscious, I guess the only thing left for me to do is ask for world peace, right? As I wait for that last one, I have to get ready to celebrate Earth Day at ShoeDazzle’s first company birthday bash. It’s on a boat; and, as I mentioned, I love oceans. Happy Earth Day!

-Richy T.

This week, ShoeDazzle teamed up with the beautiful and talented Kristen Bell to create magic with The Art of Elysium organization for some deserving kids at Shriners Hospital in Los Angeles. Kristen and the kids decorated shoes and Kristen worked with our designer. What were they designing? Hmm… Could it be a shoe? Be on the lookout for Kristen’s exclusive design for ShoeDazzle this summer!

 

Ali wanted me to pass along this heartfelt goodbye message. She couldn’t type it herself because she’s entered the witness protection program and has been relocated to a place with no internet…in Arizona—gosh I hope that doesn’t narrow it down for anyone who’s hunting her for revenge. Anyway:

“Ladies, it’s been a blast! I’ve enjoyed sharing style and shoes with you, and I’ll definitely miss all the ShoeDazzle excitement! I’ve gained invaluable experience here, and made some great friends like Kyle. Now, I’m excited to see where I go next. Wish me luck!” – Ali

Whatever, Ali. Kyle likes me better anyway. I’ll make sure Kyle remembers you every now and then when we’re hanging out, doing tons of fun stuff without you. See ya later Ali-gator!

Love,

Richy T. & Kyle: BFF.

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