Tuesday Time Out Corner

These are confessions. Or ‘truths’ if you will.

1. My goal for this week was to get all my workouts done in the morning. Technically, it is morning until 12 noon. So, I slept in until 10 this morning then went to the gym.

*Sidenote: I did the day 2 workout from Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp and it was a killer! 40 minutes to get through 3 sets of  3 lower body supersets plus a 20 minute steady-state pace on the bike. Might try to incorporate some of these moves in bootcamp tonight..

2. I ate skittles today.

3. Cleaning my ears with q-tips. Every time I get out of the shower. Is that weird?

4. Sometimes I don’t wash all my dishes with soap and water. If I just used a bowl to hold some grapes, does it really need to get scrubbed? No.

5. I have been creepy on instagram lately. I see people’s pictures on my feed; then I see who has liked their pictures; then I click on those people’s names and check out their pictures. Free country. (Does that apply to Canada? Meh, I’m still an American citizen so I’ll say it anyways.) Oh, and if you want- my instagram name is nutcaseinpoint. You can creep on me. Maybe say hi. Or like one of my pictures.

6. Since we started watching Sons of Anarchy, I have had dreams every night that I am running from bad guys. Or blowing up houses. Or selling guns.

7. I’m not a candle person. But, I am totally obsessed with the Tyler candles I bought about a month ago. Did you hear that, Tyler candles? I LOVE your product. Want to send this unemployed American in Canada some free candles? I will totally promo it for you.

8. When I am doing cardio, I usually count the beat of my music on my fingers. People on the ellipticals or treadmills next to me must think I have a nervous tic.

9. I am OBSESSED with grapefruit this week.

10. I am going to make this soon.

11. And this.

12. 25 days till I see my friends in Boston <3<3<3<3<3

13. Speaking of Boston, I called Canadian customs today to make sure I can come back into the country without a problem. They said yes. Phew.

14. I don’ think anyone loves margaritas more than me. In national tequila day and I have no one to celebrate with. Because it’s Tuesday and people WORK. Now that’s just silly.

15. Every time I have a really good workout, I wonder why I didn’t have this much dedication towards fitness in college. Even though I was on the volleyball team. Oh right, refer to #14.

16. I am looking for anyone who would like to guest post on nutcaseinpoint. I’ll be in the States for 2 1/2 weeks and probably will be loving life too much to post as frequently. Any takers? Email me at jtougas77 at gmail dot com.

Fiesta recap

Dudeskiguykidman- yesterday afternoon/evening was fun!

I started with an insanely sweaty at-home workout that left me weak and shaky and just the way I love to feel after I workout.


Sweat= 💗

While I was in the back room getting my groove on (40 minutes of kix followed by a quick n dirty 10 min of strength/cardio intervals and finishing with 10 min of abs), Tyler and Layla were chillin’ like villains. Seriously, the two are like BFFs. I think it’s because he gives her tons of treats, never mind the fact that I’m with her all day and walk her and pet her and feed her and love love love her. But, her affection does come with a price- she now sleeps on top of Tyler at night! Bwahahaha.

(oh, and he bought her this super plush bed at Costco yesterday)


Look at my little family! How adorbs 🙂


After I cooled down and showered, we got to work. ‘work’ meaning eating and drinking. (Insert fist pump here)


Round 1 was mango margaritas.



Accompanied by some grub we prepped earlier


Tyler put together a sour cream/salsa dip while I got to work on some homemade guac. And yes, I can now say I make the best guac ever!!!


Just look at that yummy ooey-gooeyness!!!!

And Tyler’s: super delish!


Round one of margaritas tragically finished super fast, so I shimmied on into the kitchen for round 2: strawberry!


Do I look super disappointed or what.


Round 3 was pineapple ( not the best, but Tyler and I managed to get through them)


It was at that point that we noticed how nice it was outside. Hold the phone…..what?!!! didn’t I wake up in a blizzard? What the hell, Calgary? Ah well, we’ll take it!

(that’s 9am vs. 9pm)

We had stuffed our bellies with way too much dip that we didn’t have our tacos until 10pm! I hear indigestion bells ringing!


They were still good, nonetheless. Best part was, when we both finished, we sat hunched over our plates with one messy hand (we didn’t have napkins and were a little too buzzed to do anything about it for about 10 minutes) I definitely snorted.

So there you have it… Our little tiny at home fiesta. I totally loved it.

And now, it’s a bright and sunny Sunday here in Calgary and I am planning in dragging Tyler out with me for a lovely walk/hike. I have a hunch that many calories need to be burned 😉