I’m off to Portland for the weekend.
Hello new town, new festivities, new beer, new stores and new everything!!! I.CAN.NOT.WAIT.
Let’s be friends. See you in a few hours.
Have a great weekend!!
My friends, I am sorry for taking a little hiatus. I promise that it wasn’t planned, things just happen. Work happens, life happens, curve balls get in the way. You know what I mean.
So what have I been doing for the past two weeks or so? Well, nothing that will knock your socks off.
There has been a lot of pondering about life, work and what I want to do. I won’t get into the details, but the last few weeks have been tough. Although, when times get tough, you only get stronger from it. Today, I am stronger than I was yesterday and the day before.
Stronger mentally, physically and emotionally.
Sweat Equity has classes for people at all fitness levels. If you are looking to lose weight, tone or build muscle mass, Sweat Equity will get you there.
I’m not a hard core weight lifter at all, but I wanted to try something new that would definitely push me. Boy, did it push me. I was sweating buckets by the end of my first hour long class. One word, Hooked! Bring on the deadlifts, squats, row machines, etc.
I’m sorry body, but I’m really not. If it doesn’t burn, then you aren’t working hard enough. POW!
Adding something new and old into my life definitely helps when times get tough. I can zone out and focus on what matters.
On another note, I am going to Portland this weekend with my family to visit my step brothers. I am way too EXCITED. EKKK! I’ve never been before and I’ve only heard good things. Microbreweries, voodoo donuts, more microbreweries, people watching, etc. Sign me up! I hope I make it. Just kidding.
Well, I am glad to be back. Have a great Friday and weekend!
Happy hump day! Don’t get dirty with me here…perhaps I’ll stick with happy Wednesday?! Meh, that’s boring! ;)
Sorry for my absence. Work and life has taken me away from the blogging world and that just is not ok! It’s not.
I want to spend hours reading checking up on people’s blogs to creep on what they are up too. I know you do the same, you cannot hide it. Creep away!!
Since I know you want to know what I’ve been up to, here it is….brace yourself it’s not exciting.
Ok, your probably asking, “what is this?” So my mom decided that I should help her with an art project for school. Art is written on my forehead. The art project has to do with National Dot Day. No I don’t know what it means, so I decided to draw the Seahawk eye logo. Definitely a fan. Duh!
Despite my left knee bothering me lately, I thought I’d try taking some NOXPLODE and head out for a run. Boy, I was on another planet. I didn’t want to push too hard, but I had no choice!! Ahh! Luckily it was a shorter run and by the end my knee definitely said hey stop that.
I listened and walked….boo!
I followed up my run with some lifting. Chest, biceps and triceps were on the agenda. Most chest though with a side of biceps and triceps.
Overall, I was fatigued!
Today’s workout not envolve running or chest, triceps or biceps. Perhaps back or legs and some cardio. We will see!
Do you take any preworkout supplements/powders?
What workouts are you doing this week?
What are your favorite recipes now?
Have a great day!
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Have you tried Proyo?
Do you like frozen yogurt? What is your favorite flavor?
Do you crave frozen treats in the summer?
Did you have a good long weekend? I sure did and it was hard going back to work on a Tuesday. It’s a blessing, but my whole week is off. Meh!
Anywho, I’ve been experimenting with snacks/dinners/recipes lately and that’s good for me.
I’m one of those people who will eat the same thing daily until I’m sick of it. Always been this way and I won’t hide it.
Here is what I’ve been lovely lately:
Rice crackers with spicy hummus and mozerella cheese!
With all the warm weather, I’ve been in need of a tasty cold Popsicle. Luckily I’ve been able to sample the ProYo Greek yogurt Popsicles. They are very tasty especially on a warm day. My complete review will follow.
Obsessed with the following flavors:
2. Strawberry banana
3. Strawberry shortcake
Lately, I’ve been creating my own frozen yogurt and I love it. I’ve been freezing the yogurt tubs for 2 hours before eating.
Aka super yummy!
I’m always looking for new snack ideas! Please pass them on!!
Weekend are the best. Especially when a long weekend is in the mix!
It’s Monday and I feel like I should be at work, but I am not! Hurray!!
It’s been a mild weekend so far. Worked out, played with the pup, watched hours of The Killing and Games of Thrones. Sorry but I’m not sorry for spending my time on the couch. Heck, everyone deserves it.
Cooper and I have been having a ball. Literally.
On another note…You’d think that Costco would be dead or not as busy on Labor Day Weekend. Negative my friends. It was a zoo, like normal. Complete chaos in my book. I had crowds.
Costco managed to take my money for TWO items only:
I love the snap peas and the baby Seahawks book was a must. It will be a gift for the family that I am dog sitting for. You can never be too young to love the Seahawks!! :) Start em young!
The Seahawks first official game is this week against Green Bay. Woot!
I’ll be prepping all week!
Oh ya, take advantage of the Labor Day sales! They are amaze balls!
Boy oh boy, I am excited for the long weekend! How about you? Any fun plans? For most, this means that school is beginning and summer is ending. Say it ain’t so!
On a positive note, that Labor Day Weekend kicks off the official start of Football season.
Guess what I am doing all weekend and into next week? I’ll give you a hint, it has to do with a furry animal. Yep, that is right…I’m dog sitting once again for a family friends pup named Cooper. I am becoming a dog sitter professional. Hit me up!
I typically just dog sit for my own family, so it will be a nice change to play with another pup. Kasa and Reese will be uber jelly. Sadly, the weather in the suburbs of Seattle isn’t looking so good. Rain and in the 60s. Blah!
However, there is a perk dog sitting for a couple who has an “in” at a local brewery. FREE BEER! I’ve been formally instructed to take advantage of the keg. Cheers to that.
Let’s switch gears to another topic: the gym. My mom made the leap and joined the local gym and I am so proud of her. Joining a gym can be scary if you haven’t been for a while. But it is the first step towards changing your lifestyle and physique. I am so happy for her that I decided to quit my own gym and join hers so that we can go together when we want. It is always fun to have a workout buddy!
Here are some benefits to working out with a buddy:
1. You are held accountable.
2. Makes workouts fun.
3. You can talk about gossip during cardio. (duh!)
4. You can compete with one another.
5. You have a spotter. This increases safety!
7. Time goes by faster.
Honestly, I hope to keep her motivated and on track. I won’t be a drill sergeant, because obviously everyone’s fitness level varies over time.
On another note, I cannot wait to share my review of the Flipbelt.
Stay tuned for my in depth review of this awesome fitness product.
What are you up to this weekend?
Do you workout with a friend or family member?
Do you prefer a “fancy” gym or a gym with basic equipment?