TWO birthdays!

Happy happy happy happy happy birthday to Tyler and Layla!

Crazy that they both share the same birthday! (Ok, Ok, I don’t know Layla’s actual birthday because she’s a rescue, but I got her on Sept. 19th three years ago today, so that’s when I have been celebrating!)

As soon as the alarm went off this morning, I started singing Happy Birthday over and over. I think I got into Layla’s head, because as soon as I would stop, she’d nudge me to keep going. She has also been a little more demanding for treats today. Hmm

I’m still recapping those dang fitness classes from the weekend. Not gonna lie, I’m getting bored of it, so this one will be brief.

Third class I took was TRX circuit training. I’m no stranger to TRX and unfortunately I didn’t learn much in this course. He gave us the basic moves, and after targeting multiple zones, we would run over to the field and engage in high intensity cardiovascular training before returning to the ropes.

The cool part of this course was that I was located up the path from the main lodge where my first two classes were, so I was able to get in a nice 2km walk both ways. I was totally on the lookout for bears- apparently black bears were spotted there every day that week.



Last night’s workout was supa dupa sweaty. In fact, only 7 minutes into my WARM UP- I had to strip (bow chicka-bow-bow) and I noticed the weirdest sweat mark


That’s not where my nipple is, people, so don’t be getting any ideas.

I did 10 minutes of kickboxing for my warmup.

Then, I did stability ball lunges with bicep curls (2 sets of 12 on each leg), stability ball chest press (1 set of 12, a set of 12 with a 4 count up, one count down, then another set of 12)

Then another 10 minutes of kickboxing.

Single leg (resting the other leg on the stability ball) overhead press (3 sets of 12, with the middle set having that 4-1 count), tricep extensions (3 sets of 12), woodchops (3 sets of 8 each side).

Last 10 minutes of kickboxing.

Plank holds (20 seconds on, 10 second rest. 4 times)

The idea with this workout was to incorporate strength conditioning with cardiovascular exercise. By the end of the hour, I was sweaty, the floor was sweaty, and the dog was sweaty (not because she also worked out, but because she HAS to be with me when I’m working out, and was the lucky recipient of my flying sweat).

I am currently switching between homework and baking (it’s a surprise for now, but will blog about it later). Have to take the puppy out for her birthday treat at the pet store, pick up some more gifty gifts, workout, and get ready for the arrival of the birthday boy! So so so excited!

Anyone LOVE birthdays?! Tyler doesn’t seem too excited, maybe his prezzies will cheer him up!



This week in words

Crap, it’s Sunday already. No es bueno. Since I have been pretty M.I.A. in posts this week (besides my minor tangent on relationships through music) I decided to recap the week. Do you care? No. But I have been reminiscing all day so I’m going to write about it anyways.


Workout: Strength Circuits in my room

Other: Group tasting for my wedding food. It did not go well. And by ‘not well’ I mean that I decided to go with the company I met with last week instead.


Other: Bought my Wedding Dress! (Not showing anyone but Kysha and Katie and my parents until next summer) Here’s the best part: since I have a freakishly irregular shaped body, I had to customer order the gown. How freakishly irregular, you ask? (Think in dress-size terms. Boys: skip ahead) My chest is size 5, waist is size 8, and hips are 14. Woof.

Workout: Liz’s Kix class and Athena‘s circuit training. After I bought the dress, I headed out to Boston to see my gym family and have a 2 hour workout. Best 2 hours ever. Super sweaty, pain, laughs…basically all of my favorite things.


Workout: I stayed overnight at Athena’s and she taught spin the next morning. I haven’t taken a spin class since March, even though I have been using the bike in my own workouts. She had fantastic music, and used some of Tina’s intervals from Best Body Bootcamp (If you can’t tell already, Athena and I are fitness twins. Except, sometimes she can do way more regular pushups than me.)

Other: After spin, I went shopping. Actually, is was more like wasting time. But I did buy a shirt. Then I headed to Kysha’s surprise baby shower! I hadn’t seen my bestest friend in a year, and she looks fantastic. Better than fantastic. Once the shower was over, I headed up to my cousin’s house to crash. I was a total couch surfer this week. And I put 1,000+ miles on my parents car. Whoops.



Other: I helped my mom buy a wheelchair for my aunt. Yes, a sentence I never dreamed of typing. I also met up with my high school bestie- she lives right across the street from my parent’s house and we may or may not have matching tattoos that were established roughly around our 18th birthdays. We had a drink- she introduced me to a Baby Guiness (a shot with Kahlua on the bottom and Bailey’s on top)- and stayed out till 3 am. Insert headache here. Not from the booze, but from the late bed time.


I’m not even kidding, I sat on the couch from when I woke up (11:30am) until 11pm. What was I watching? The Police Women of Memphis and Police Women of Broward County on OWN. That’s right, Oprah stole a show from TLC.

Workout: I actually fell to the floor somewhere between the hours of 8 and 10 and did lots of ab work.


EARLY WAKEUP, Y’ALL. I had to pack, do my homework, paint my nails, workout, and do my hair before my 11 am departure time. Which turned into noon.

Workout: I trekked down to the basement for a good, sweaty 60 minute session. I did intervals on the treadmill and strength circuits. Here’s how I broke it down:

Once I got BACK to Boston for the second time this week, I slapped on some makeup, and we all met up for my girls night/bachelorette party. (I took a whopping ZERO photos, so I am waiting for Athena to post her recap and I can direct you guys to her!)

We started off with dinner at Granary Tavern then headed over to Ned Devine’s for the Improv Asylum’s bachelorette/drag show. One of them kissed me ON THE MOUTH.

And I capped off the night with street sausage. I do recall referring to it as ‘saw-seeeeeeeeige’ for quite some time.


Today sucks. I left Boston, got stuck in redonk traffic, and was crammed with a few hours of plug-n-chug homework. And I still have to work out. Since my brain is fried, it will probably be something similar to yesterday’s.

To end on a funny note, I will tell you that this picture can pretty much sum up the entire night last night:


A HUGE thank you to all the girls who went out of their way to make last night super awesome! I can’t wait to get back to Boston already!