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Another weekend come and gone- they go by too fast don’t they? I apologize for being M.I.A. over the last week or so! As you know from my very generic post last week, work was INSANE and filled with meetings and dinners. Delicious dinners that made my pants a lot tighter. It’s all good though- I suppose that is part of being in the corporate world… the work day rarely ends when you leave the office! Before I get to my weekend fun I want to tell you about the awesome workout I had Thursday night! It was awesome for lots of different reasons
- Tim came with me
- Kari and Joy were there who I just love to kick some butt with
- We ran a mile for a warm-up and I needed that
- I was sore for days!
The workout we did was outside since the weather was fabulous! We did everything from play tug-of-war (which I realized, with Kari’s suggestions, if you are the anchor at the back of the rope and have the thing looped around your waist- just turn around and run… run your heart out) which my team won, run suicides with the cones, burpees, pull-ups, jump rope, hanging knee raises, one-legged squats, and just worked out excuse my French but asses off! It was an intense workout and I was sure to give it 100%!
Hey it may not look pretty but I was trying!
And even through all of the grunts, yells, swear words, and sweat we still managed to laugh and have some fun!
I have found the more I mix up my workout the better. For one, I get bored easily and you can’t just mentally keep doing the same things over and over. Two, your muscles also get bored easily. You need to give them something new to do. Three, it keeps me challenged. If you are constantly creating and achieving measurable and realistic goals you will feel better about yourself and all that your body can do. That would probably be my biggest hint to anyone that is just starting to workout… MIX IT UP! Do something FUN and just enjoy yourself. Life is a ride-take care of yourself and have a TON of fun along the way!
These women are seriously strong and have hearts that go on for miles. They really do inspire me each and every day and I cannot even begin to thank them for everything they do for me. They probably don’t even know it but their strength and commitment to their health really keeps me going day in and day out. It’s funny how often we are inspired by others that are probably not even aware that they are inspiring us!
In any case my weekend was also filled with Friday fun (I took a mental health day) where I got my haircut and picked up Peyton for a play date at the park and then had a slumber party!! The park was a really great day and we had fun racing down the slides and swinging. Well she had fun in the swing… which who wouldn’t when you continually request for “under doggies” and get them all of the time.
My mom met us at the park for a quick run down the slide in her beautiful pink pumps.. now that is a hardcore grandma!
Oh the life of a 3 year old!
We went to Menchies (it’s our regular slumber party spot) where she impressed myself, Tim, and the guy sitting in a nearby table with her Spanish skills. Tim loves this because he loves how much Spanish he retained after taking it in grade school so he likes to whip out his Spanish skills every now and then. Especially when he gets to use them with a 3-year old I guess! Pey was exhausted and only made it through oh maybe 10 minutes of The Incredibles before she passed out on the living room floor. I made it through a little over and hour and Tim made it through the entire thing. In the morning we enjoyed pancakes and eggs- our favorite!!
After dropping Pey off and running some errands I headed home for quick nap before heading to my bestest’s birthday celebrations at her parent’s house! Kara’s parents have been like second parents to be since I was in middle school so it is so nice to be there to just hang out with the family. Her little sister Lauryn is practically my little sister and I love hearing of all her new adventures… cheerleading, crafting, driving, and all of her many accomplishments (which is an EXTREMELY long list because she is amazing). So we had a great dinner of Italian sausage, beans, fruit and had this delicious chocolate pudding, mint pie for dessert! I love chocolate, I love mint, and I love cool whip… so this was a dream come true! I think there are some cute pics to come from Momma Lanzer’s camera but I haven’t seen any yet to post!
Sunday was filled with Wedding planning! We started on our table numbers, we went to pick up candle holders at the store and a bunch that we are borrowing from family (thank you Karla and Katie)! We chatted about tuxes, transportation, and honeymoon stuff. Well mostly just discussed that Tim was looking at honeymoon stuff since it is a surprise to me! It was really the first time Tim had any time to talk about the wedding so I think he enjoyed being brought up to speed on some of the things I already decided during tax season! Plus, it felt good to get things crossed off the list!!
Not the most eventful weekend but was filled with laughter! As usual it went by WAY to fast and Monday morning seemed VERY early BUT I have this weekend to look forward to now!
So Kara and I had the chance for some quality bestest time the other night! We started out our evening shopping for extensions at some uncomfortable accessory store haha! The woman there was so good at what she does she simply took one took at my hair and by the 2nd try she had the perfect match! She also made me laugh when she said “you’re hair is already long?” well yes mam I am growing it out HOWEVER I need it to be thicker, not longer, so I say that is OK. So we got the extensions and Kara’s friend Megan is kind enough to be cutting them for me and sewing them into the clips… now I’ll just have to have Erin (my wonderful fantastic hair dresser) practice over the summer to ensure we have the right hairdo for the wedding!
After getting the hair fun Kara and I headed to Bonefish Grill for dinner. We were fortunate enough to get a wonderful waiter, let’s call him Richy Rich for fun, and we had a wonderful time eating, laughing, reminiscing, and enjoying a delicious meal.
We started out the food journey with the “bang bang shrimp” appetizer. Richy Rich assured me that it may not taste nearly as good if I knew how it was prepared (not much nutritional value there) BUT I have no clue how they make it so I just thought it tasted a little bit like a spicy heaven.
Kara and I each enjoyed a tasty martini as well which at this point I forget what it was called but it was delicious. Especially combined with the Blue Moon beer we had The Winking Lizard before dinner
So pretty right? Ugh I am lucky to have such a beautiful best friend!!
I had tilapia for dinner which these cheese potatoes on the side that Kara recommended! I try not to eat like that all of the time and I only eat half so I felt pretty good about my choice! It was a HUGE piece of fish though… Richy Rich hooked us up!
Kara had these pork chops that Dana had another time they were there and Kara knew they were delicious! She also only got through half of our meal too but we were both grateful to have some goodies to take home!
Those mushrooms were definitely a highlight hu? Plus, Kara opted for the healthier broccoli instead of the cheesy potatoes like I did!
Richy Rich even offered up our leftovers in a very fun and exciting way… what a nice picture of a boney fish ha!
Such a great date night with my bestest! Eating and laughing a lot! Looking forward to many more dates to come!