Oh Hey There

Hello there, my little blog followers- I have an AWESOME workout to share with you but unfortunately, I have been ass deep in immigration paperwork and vehicle importation inspections all day. Like, I basically just spent $4000 today. Yep, three zeros. Count ’em.

So excuse me if I take a minor absence of workout blogging while Tyler and I drown our sorrow in boxed wine ( no bottles since we can’t afford them now!) ok I kid, we just have to scrimp and save where we can to make up for this financial burden I call ‘love.’

Playlist workout

Ok, I deviated from my intended workout plan…but not by much. I did the walk with the pup, and bootcamp, but my cardio and abwork were scratched.

I actually ended up using a really fun playlist I found on fitbottomedgirls. Below, I have posted the song and what types of exercises to complete throughout the duration of the song:

1. That Ain’t A Scene (It’s an Arms Race)- Fall Out Boy

  • get some work done on those biceps! I mixed up a variety of bicep curls, hammer curls, curls with an overhead press, chest press on the stability ball and flys

2. My HumpsBlack Eyed Peas

  • Humps: the boot-ay. Backside. Rear End. Squat, Lunge, Donkey kick, Fire Hydrant…squeeze tha tushie!

3. Die In Your ArmsJustin Bieber

  • Pushups, planks, tricep extensions, tri kickbacks

4. Booty WurkT-Pain

  • Wall Sits, one legged squats, froggers, stability ball split squats

5. Cold Shoulder- Adele

  • Lateral raises, front raises, overhead presses, lat pulls

6. Legs- ZZ Top

  • Front, side and back kicks, step ups, plie squat and holds

7. Big Ole Butt- LL Cool J

  • Hip raises on the stability ball with alternating hip dips, hip raise on the ball with rollouts, one legged wall squats

8. Dirt Off Your Shoulder- Jay Z

  • Large arms circles with weights, plank up/downs, reverse fly on the stability ball, shoulder rotation while in a bridge position on the ball

9. Hips Don’t Lie- Shakira

  • The article said dance. So dance, I did. Lots of hopping around and lawnmowers and whatnot.

10. Hands- The Ting Tings

  • The article said to stretch it out, but I did abs for this song. I did swiss ball roll outs, side crunches with pulses and hold on the ball, plank holds


It was a pretty good workout, and the time flew by…therefore, I highly recommend it!

Dinner tonight was a little hodge-podgey. I combined israeli couscous, marinara sauce and sauteed zucchini. It was pretty darn delicious (I tried 24597 times to upload the pic, but I am on Tyler’s computer and it’s not working. Gah! Problems problems problems. Maybe tomorrow. That’s what I get for trying to post in the living room while sitting on my ball.)

Now, gimme a few secs to gripe about some crap. Ready? Begin. (This is going to be one long run-on sentence to accurately convey my feelings of defeat from the situation)

So I go to Canadian Tire with all the paperwork I got this weekend from Canadian Immigration regarding my car and I needed to get this inspection done but the dude there said not uh you dont have daytime headlights so come back tomorrow and we will install them then do the inspection but in the mean time, go to the registry and get some other form so we can do this other inspection mmk? And I said sure. I go to the registry with the forms and I get to one of the windows and the girl goes lemme see your bill of sale and I was all what I dont have it with me and besides I needed to present it in order to get this form I already have therefore, proceed stupid window lady. But she didnt buy that. So I went home and got ALL my information on my car then went back to the registry office. I had to wait in yet another line before getting to a different girl at a different window and she’s all gimme your title to your car and I was all PHEW I brought that but the girl I literally talked to 5 minutes ago never mentioned that I needed it. And then I got happy so I told this second girl that I would name my first born after her if this was a success. And she gets all noddy and positive looking then she says That’ll be $9.75 and we only accept debit, cash or check. And I immediately think WTF where are the signs that said that? I had American checks which she denied and I had an American debit card which automatically gets put through as credit in Canada so that was a no-go and I had a Canadian visa which is on the list of not acceptables. At this point, consider me upset. I then told her I would no longer name my child after her, and then I proceeded to tell her I was going to kill myself and then burst out in tears at her cubicle. Lucky for me, I get to go back in the early morning hours tomorrow in attempts to get that damn $10 form, then back to Canadian Tire to get a Daytime Light thingamajig (which I was told would cost $200) and then pay for the inspection (I think $75) then take all those inspection forms BACK to the stupid Registry with the stupid cubicles and pay $40957093725 for Registration and get my License.

And how did your day go?

Wednesday Wednesday

Wednesday workout:

  • 60 minute walk with Layla
  • Outdoor bootcamp
  • 30 minutes run intervals
  • lower body/abs

Wednesday breakfast:

Chocolate Milk+Cold Coffee+Ice Cubes

Wednesday Jam:

Radio by Beyonce

Wednesday wears:

Red Sox! Ah, I’d kill to go to a game this summer.

Annnnnd lookit the time, I gotta scram for kicking ass boot camp!

Boozy Bread and a Bootcamp Killer

Ok, so I do have some blogworthy things from today. First up: eats.


Bananas Foster Bread with Brandy Icing

…and here’s the recipe:


  • 2 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brandy (or cognac or dark rum or whatever’s leftover in your liquor cabinet)
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 nutmeg or allspice or pumpkin pie spice (really, who cares?)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the mashed bananas, 1/2 brown sugar, 5 tbsp butter and 3 tbsp booze in a skillet. Heat until it starts to bubble. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl. Add applesauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and eggs. Stir until completely combines

2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and spice. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Pour the batter in a greased 9×5 loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven, and allow to cool before topping with icing.

3. For the icing, mix one tbsp booze with 1 tbsp butter and powdered sugar.

You’re Welcome.



Greens with red pepper, pulled pork, bbq sauce and a teeny tiny bit of onion dressing.


Scrambled eggs on a whole wheat english muffin and a glass of OJ.

Before today’s bootcamp, I took Layla for a super long walk. We went a route I had never taken before and it was really interesting to see some of the houses and whatnot. And I found a lake! No big deal.

I put together my bootcamp class this morning and I was itching all day to do it. Seriously, it has some pretty exciting stuff in it. So let’s get down to the nitty gritty:

Warm up: We jogged from the YMCA steps to a clear, grassy area. Then we stretched.

Round 1: Partner Burpee Suicides

Ahhhhhh, those are probably the best three words EVER. This is how it works: everyone gets a partner. Partner one gets in a plank position while partner two stands to their left. They do a burpee, hop over partner 1, do a burpee to their right, hop back over and do another burpee…etc. Once that person does 12 burpees, the partners switch. Once both partners have each done 12 burpees, they switch again and each do 9 burpees. Then they each to 6 burpees. Aka: awesomeness.

Round 2: 2 groups

The class is split in two groups. Group one continuously runs the perimeter of the field. Meanwhile, group two complete 2 exercises 2 times. First, they did a squat with alternating front kick for 45 seconds, rest for 15. Repeat. Then, they did one legged squat for 45 seconds, rest 15, switch legs and repeat. This was done after about 4 minutes, then the groups switched.

Round 3: Circuit Runthrough

Everyone started at a line. They got down in plank position, and walked their plank to the first marker (about 30 feet). Once they hit that marker, they got up and did walking lunges to the next marker (about 50 feet). At that marker, they completed 10 jumping jacks and backpedal to the start where they did 10 full bicycle crunches. I had the class do this three times through.

Round 4: Dominos

Everyone got in a circle, facing the middle. The entire group would continuously do walk outs (palms walking out in front of you until you are in a plank position, then walk your hands back in and up to standing). While this is being done, one person would do 3 burpees then run around the circle. When they got back to their place, they would join in the walkouts and the person to their left would do 3 burpees and run around the circle. This is done until each person in the circle has had their turn with 3 burpees and a run. (All the while, the rest of the group is doing walkouts.)

Round 5: AMRAP/EMOM (5 minutes)

AMRAP: As Many Rounds As Possible

EMOM: Every Minute On the Minute

This is how it goes down- Each person goes at their own pace. They strive to complete the following exercises over and over again. (Once you go through it all, start from the beginning and go through it again, and again…)

  • 10 pushups
  • 10 full situps
  • 10 squat jumps
  • 10 mountain climbers (L, R= 1)

Every minute, on the minute, I would yell “MINUTE!” and they had to stop what they were doing and complete 3 full burpees. Once they were done with the burpees, they would continue right where they left off with their AMRAP’s. I did this for 5 minutes.

Round 6: Dominos #2

Again, everyone was in a circle. This time, we were all on the ground doing crunches, while one person completed 3 burpees and ran around the circle, this would continue to the left until each person has had their turn at burpees.

Round 7: Quickfeet

I had the whole class do quickfeet as fast as they could. At random, I would yell “DOWN!” and they would have to drop and do one pushup. I did this for about 2 full minutes.

Class over.

I just got home from class so I could type this up, now I am off to the gym to get my workout in!


I really have nothing to talk about. I work out, I walk the dog, I cook…that’s my life. I started this blog to mostly stay connected with family and friends when I moved. But now it just feels ‘blah.’

Do I keep posting about my food? My workouts? My dog?

You tell me.