3 likes and 2 not-so-likes

*caution: Survivor finale spoiler below!

1.) I love my new flip flops by Sanuk


…and omygosh are they comfy.

Tyler bought them for me because I didn’t bring any flippy floppies with me to Canada and I needed them. Badly.

He’s a good man. A really good man. I mean, these are a total upgrade from my usual Old Navy flips. These make me want to workout with every step I take. Seriously, I’m in love.

2.) My new SPIbelt!. I decided to go with the SPIbelt because I have read a lot of really positive reviews. Plus, it’s very minimal in size-a total plus since I plan on wearing this while teaching my outdoor bootcamp!

..and when I take Layla out for our long walks


3.) This license plate

Made me happy when I saw it!

Things I’m not loving:

1.) This beer:

Bud Light Lime Mojito? Gross. At first taste it’s like ‘yay! Lime!’ then all of a sudden it’s like ‘oh no, mint.’ And then your brain registers that it’s beer and NOT a cocktail. Then, you shudder. Lastly, you take the bottle to the sink and pour it down the drain. The end.

2.) Kim winning Survivor.

She bugs me like crazy. I mean, yeah she played the game awesome, but as a viewer I would have loved to see more of a twist towards the end. As the guys were getting voted off you just knew her dominate strength and mentality had the million bucks in the bag. Why not throw a poisonous spider in the tent and shake it up a bit? Just sayin’.

What are you loving/hating lately?

Weekend roundup and a tabata quickie

Friday: worked out. A lot. Like, ran those dang stairs in downtown for an hour. Did you miss my photo on instagram? Probably. So, here’s a pic of my new office


Fast forward a bit, and this is what I surprised Tyler with

Homemade sangria, STEAK, grilled portobello and baked taters.

Hi, doesn’t that look delish? Ok, bye.

Saturday: I did my hair and put makeup on. But that’s not all!


Tyler took me downtown for lunch. We also walked around a bit and enjoyed the wonderful sunny day.




Saturday night: I finished my book, we drank weird beer, and played scrabble.




Sunday: breakfast of champions, lunch (more like snack), sunny walk and burgers










Lots on the agenda today. BUT, I leave you with this:

Feeling sluggish? Have 16 minutes laying around? Way to feel awesome and maybe sweat a little bit?
(hint: the answer should be yes to all of these. Unless you dot feel sluggish… Then good for you!)

Try this 16 minute tabata workout!
tabatas are 4 minutes sets where you work hard for 20 seconds, rest for 10 and repeat 8 times
1st set: jumps- not just your run-of-the-mill jump rope. I want you to jump HIGH
2nd set: weighted pliƩ squats- get LOW
3rd set: stability ball crunches- if you don’t have a ball, do regular crunches on the ground with your legs straight in he air..FEET FLEXED
4th set: overhead press… You’re only doing this for FOUR minutes (with breaks) so grab a heavier set of weights and really push yourself!

Feel better? I do just typing this. Hasta luego!