Short and…Sweet?

Welp, I sold my car.



And now I’m rich. As rich as one can get when selling a 2003 teal Hyundai Santa Fe. 

I went to the mall after work and DID. NOT. BUY. A. THING. yikes.

Making this short and NOT sweet (let’s face it, I’m not a ‘sweet’ person) I wanted to share the quick upper body workout I did tonight followed by hills and HIIT on the bike. Just a pyramid workout, where 1 rep is done of each move, then 2, then 3, up to 10, then all the way back down to one. I used 12 pound weights where applicable.

And yeah, I played around with picmonkey for this graphic because I’m feeling adventurous. And watching Homeland. Not that watching Homeland is a reason to make a cheezy graphic.



Don’t pin that. It’s embarrassing. 

Also, I just took an INSANE batch of muffins out of the oven. Will share tomorrow. Drooling just thinking about it now. 



I slept!


I slept through the whole night last night. Tears of joy people, tears of joy. UNTIL, the big dog decided to wake up at 5:30 and whine until I got up to feed her. Snob.

Not much going on today (and yet, where did the time go?)

Lunch was enjoyed on the picnic table right outside my office. Um yes, this is my new favorite flavor of kombucha. Also, I opted for just veggies with hummus at lunch today because my previous lunches were really upsetting my stomach- more so for the reason that I was eating the meal and sitting all day. If I were moving around, the meal would settle a lot better.


Took an alternate route home (still figuring out which is the best on certain days/times of the week). Who would’ve thought it was faster to drive THROUGH downtown? Crazy, I tell you.


Last night, I was signed up for a 7:45 yoga class, but when I got to the parking lot, I saw that over half of the lot was closed off for paving- they’ve been working on this lot for over a year, I swear. There was absolutely nowhere for me to park, so I drove back home. And obviously cried, because I get REALLY frustrated when my workouts are interrupted. After sitting at home and pouting for about an hour, I headed over to the gym and busted through some circuits and HIIT on the bike. I was grumpy throughout the whole thing and almost cried again when I got home.

Lame, I know, but working out is my thing and I hate when/if it’s taken away from me.

Tonight, I’m heading back over for a later class, so I hope I’ll be able to find some parking. I’m also planning on a pyramid workout/outdoor run early tomorrow morning. I don’t have to go into work until noon since I’ll be staying late into the evening with some training at work.

Here’s the pyramid workout I’m planning on. (Performing one rep of each move, then 2, 3…up to 10 of each, then coming back down to 1)

8.28 workout

Now that you know every nook and cranny of my day, I’mma get outta here.

HEY, GUESS WHAT? I want to be able to post every day now. I think it’s helping me keep a little bit of my sanity. BUT I need to know what YOU want to read from me? Suggestions on topics, or maybe even a weekly recurring post? Let me know! (Keeping my dinners in one post already)

Dont forget to go like my facebook page. Still need a ton more likes before I hit 200 so I can host a giveaway!!!


Well, I am sore. This week has had a whole bunch of new workouts and boy am I feeling it today. I was messaging Athena last weekend about how I felt in a rut with my workouts, since none of them were leaving me sore the next day. I was even trying new exercises, varying sets, progressions, you name it. Nothing was working. Then I started my 30-day unlimited Hot Yoga pass last Friday and I somehow got back on the wagon with some crazy workouts. And I have woken up blissfully sore every morning since. Yeah yeah yeah, I know about recovery and all that, but I have also been mindful of targeting different muscle groups and what not so it’s a different sore each day.

The last workout I posted was the upper body pyramid workout. I admitted that I didn’t feel anything afterwards. Apparently I forgot about DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), because I ate my words the next day! My chest and triceps were aching. Then on Tuesday, I did the same pyramid format but with upper body exercises:

6_5 pyramid

Yesterday I tried yet another new workout! My friend Christie invited me to the martial arts studio, 5 Elements Martial Arts, where she works (her sister owns the studio) to take a Fitness Kickboxing class. I have only taken (and taught) cardio kickboxing before, so I was excited to give it a try! Christie lended me the equipment- hand wraps, gloves and shin pads. Her sister taught the class and did a mixture of combinations with the bag and floor work. It was definitely a much different kickboxing workout when you are actually punching a bag than punching air! I really loved the class and hope to go more, but it is on the other side of town (I know, lame excuse, but it takes forever to get there!). Perhaps in addition to the anchor I want Tyler to install for my TRX (instead of using the door) he can also put one in for a punching bag? Just a thought. I mean, it did help me get out a lot of stress and anger 😉

Combined with all these workouts, I have also been going to a Hot Yoga class every day. I have already noticed a lot of improvement, and am always excited for the next class. I think my recent leap of faith to try yoga led me to be less nervous with trying the kickboxing class– although it really helped to know someone there. I made it my goal to try at least one new-to-me workout during the month of June and I already have that accomplished! I am looking to try other new things, so if you have suggestions (like, where is the best Barre studio in Calgary. What about pilates?!)

On to fitness-y things from these here internet box:

I am convinced that if my friends Athena and Ashley and I were friends and boys in the 80’s, we would look like this

Also, Athena- I think you need to teach #7 from this video:


Ok, now I’m really excited to workout today!