Don’t You Forget About Me

I hope you didn’t forget about me. I didn’t forget about you!

There have been several instances over the last 11 days where I have told myself there were good things to blog about. BUT: 1) I wasn’t in the mood to blog; and 2) I sort of had social media burnout. Sure, I was on vacation for about a week, but I was just in a moment of being fed up with blogs. And not just my own. twitter got annoying too. I suppose what really got me flustered was all the shameless self promotion. Who knows. Anyways, that’s over with and I am back in Calgary in my old routine of being a Betty who Bakes and Blogs and works out and walks the dog. Exciting.

So let’s have this post be a catch-up of what I have been up to lately.

I flew to Seattle to see my best friend. My connecting flight was on a teensy tiny plane.


But, I had my own aisle, so there was a bonus.



And I hung out with a baby



And I drank my FAVORITE beer, Pyramid Brewery Ale. 



And I made Skinny Banana Blueberry Muffins



And I ate a lot of them with almond butter



And we went to Seattle for a Living Social St. Patty’s Day Cruise…and it was so much fun. Three of us drove up late in the afternoon, checked into our hotel, had dinner (and beer) and then boarded the ship where plenty of additional beers were consumed and promptly burned off with copious amounts of dancing. I think that night was the most fun I’ve had in about a year. 

















…and there are approximately 190 other photos that I won’t put on here from that night 😉

I also only worked out ONE out of the SIX days I was there. (3 mile run) I don’t think I gained any weight, but it sure as heck affected my attitude. Goes to show you HOW MUCH I need fitness in my life! My flight back to Calgary landed around 2:30PM on Wednesday, and I was on a treadmill by 4:30PM.

Speaking of fitness.. I joined a new gym! Granted, this gym isn’t as convenient as the Y-which is right across the street- but it is only about a 3 minute drive. The best part: ALL classes are included in the regular membership fee AND…there are two sides of the gym: one is co-ed and the other is women’s only. The women’s locker room connects the two sides, and I have already found myself flip-flopping from side to side to use different equipment or to have a different atmosphere. AND…their peak hours consist of no more than 10 or so members in the gym at the same time. Probably the best thing ever.

So that’s pretty much it as of late. I’ll check back in with my recent eats/recipes/workouts soon! (Because long posts are terrible!!)


Seven Steps to this Humpday

HHD, folks. (Happy Humpday for short.)

Jumping right into it, since I suck as smooth transitions, here we go:

1. Yesterday, I posted about my upper body workout. But I also did Tina’s total body circuit workout from Best Body Bootcamp. The best part about that workout? She had us do 6-8 reps of each exercise with a heavier weight immediately followed by using a lighter weight and performing the same exercise until fatigue. It’s totally a great way to change up your workout without really changing it. (I’m talking to you: people who think that doing bicep curls only will make you sexy.) Oh, and I did the workout in my family room, while my mom sat next to me, and we were watching the finale of Design Star All- Stars (neither of us saw a single episode of the season, so naturally it made sense to watch this. hear the sarcasm?)

2. Breakfast this morning was a little trip to Coffee Planet


Sorry about the butt shot, mom. I told you I was talking a pic, but you continued to walk right in.

And I had the world’s largest bagel.


Ok, ok, it’s actually an everything bagel, but I took the liberty of renaming it. I would be lying if I said this thing had zero carbs, but that’s what I told myself the whole 732 minutes it took me to eat it.

Those were probably two worst two sentences I have ever written in my life. I’m too lazy to hold the backspace key to make changes.

Mom had a hot chocolate that reminded me of Harry Potter


Anyone else think of the ‘ol HP??

3. I got my first pedicure since prom.


Mom took me since she had to get her nails filled. Thank God I shaved my legs last night. Oh, and apparently since my last pedicure, salons have had major upgrades. I’m talking about those massage chairs. UM WHAT?! Had I known I was gonna get a little back rub with my polish, I would have made it back sooner! HOWEVER. This massage chair was NOT what I was expecting.

Um, yeah. That part was awkward. Especially since it was a guy doing my nails and I was all “OOOooo my butt!” and then made a somewhat pleased expression. I cringe to think what HE was thinking.

4. I finally found the necklace I have been looking for forever!

It’s the Karma necklace from Dogeared.

“But wait!” you say, “If you are providing the link, why didn’t you just order it online if you wanted it so badly?”

Good question, readers. Good question.

I am no stranger to online purchases. But for some reason I wanted to actually see it and touch it and hold it before buying it. Because I am weird like that.

Basically what I’m saying is, I just didn’t think to buy in online.

I’ve also realized from this picture that I should probably make an appointment with a Dermatologist.

Anyhoo, I found this gem at Sterling & Company along with a few other goodies that I can’t post because they are gifts to some people who read this here itty bitty blog.

5. We visited my apple dumplings at Sutton’s. These are one of my top favorite foods that I would probably ask for these if I was on death row and had my last meal request. Well, that and Pyramid Apricot Ale. And In-n-Out. I am so having these on the dessert table at my wedding. Athena, I’ll be hiring you for a ‘morning-after-wedding’ workout.

6. We somehow made our way up to Lake George, and I managed to see a moose! And a bear!


I should have probably looked in the mirror before I left the house this morning. Ouch.

7. I have a 3.5 mile run still on my to-do list. As well as a bottle of wine. Let’s hope one gets done before the other.