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Weekly Workout Wrap Up!

This afternoon, the dreariness continued.  It was officially a rainy day in the Bay!


Due to the rain, my run for the day was out of the cards.  I decided a workout DVD would be perfect for today!  I perused my vast collection of DVD’s and decided that an Insanity workout would do the trick nicely.


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I opted for Cardio Core and Balance today.  Nothing, and I mean nothing makes me sweat like Insanity does.  I love these workouts.  I would do the full Insanity course if I didn’t get bored so easily of doing the same thing, but nevertheless, I love popping one of these in to work up a really good sweat!

The Cardio Core and Balance routine included a lot of core work (bet you didn’t guess that from the title) and lots of air punching! Air punches are one of my favourite things to do in a workout, I love really crunching in my core and feeling like a crazed boxer woman! I usually have the most ridiculous face when I’m fake boxing, a mix between happiness and pain.  Anyone else??

Boxing Ridiculousness!

With my workout done for today, I thought it would be a good idea to start a Weekly Workout Wrap up on Fridays.

Here’s what my week looked like;

Saturday; 2.6 Mile run

Sunday; 3 Mile walk

Monday; 4.5 Mile run + 25 Push Ups + 50 Crunches

Tuesday; Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred level 3

Wednesday; 9 Minute Plank Workout + Scissor Crunches

Thursday; Off

Friday; Insanity!


Lunch today was a pretty simple affair!

I opted for a whole wheat tortilla topped with deli ham, muenster cheese and sliced red peppers.

Ham, cheese, puh lease!

I paired it with a couple of baby carrots and called it a day!

Widdle babies!

A simple, yet effective lunch!


Tonight I picked Chris up from the Caltrain station in Millbrae and we headed on down to Pacifica so Chris could buy a new stomp pad for his board.  We decided that since we were down there, we’d grab some dinner at one of our favourite places, The Surf Spot. I didn’t snap any photos because I decided to be offline for the evening’s meal but we enjoyed a charcuterie plate and some portobello spears followed by a delicious, delicious, delicious pizza! I also had a moscow mule (vodka with ginger beer) and Chris had the special margarita that was made with jalapeno simple syrup! Yum!

Now we’re planning on having a nice relaxing night.

I hope you’re all having an awesome Friday evening!


What did your weekly workout look like? DId you manage to get in a day or two? Let me know! We’re all in this together! 







Married Moment!

Hi everyone out there! I hope your Tuesday is going swimmingly. Mine sure is!


Lunch today was a packed lunch courtesy of dinner last night.  I gave myself a little extra time before heading off to work to whip up a nice healthy lunch to enjoy with the kiddies.

Steak salad.

Steak salad…oxymoron?? I paired the left over chunks slices of steak with some baby spinach, baby carrots and sliced red peppers.  I dressed it all with a little bit of balsamic vinegar.  It was nutritious and delicious! Bonus!

I also made sure to pack one of my peanut butter energy bites to get me through the afternoon.  It worked a treat! I’m not sure how I ever lived without these babies.  Energy and taste galore!!

Today was another gorgeous day in the city, so I made sure to spend some good time outside with the kiddies.  Clear blue skies and cold weather calls for one thing…fur!

Fur day!

Love wearing my cozy jackets.  I’m just going to put it out there…’it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’!! (Yes I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but a girl can dream!).

In amongst all the loving I was laying on San Francisco today, something exciting/funny/creepy happened.  Chris and I had a full-blown ‘married moment’.  We had the exact same thought at the exact same time!! We were texting back and forward to see what we should do this weekend (yes, we live for the weekends).  And then this happened…

Married moment!

It really happened! We’re meant to be! Orrr we’re both just really craving a trip to Santa Cruz, one or the other.  Needless to say, I was pretty excited about it.


I got home from work close to 5 today which is about an hour past my usual mental workout cut off  time but I was really feeling the motivation today! Since it was already getting dark outside, it was the perfect time for a workout DVD.  So, I spent half an hour with my girl Jillian Michaels.

Hey Jillian! Wanna hang out?? 

I did Jillian’s ’30 Day Shred’ and opted to go all out with level 3.  It felt great to do this workout, it’s quick but it’s sweaty and hard!! As usual, the jump squats and rock star jumps nearly left me in a sweaty pile on the ground but I pushed through and finished it up.  I love that you can just pop a DVD in the machine and get a good workout, ahh technology!

I don’t know about you all, but I’m a sweaty beast.  I’m off to shower before Chris comes home and decides there will be no more married moments because he married an animal.  Just kidding! He loves me no matter how much I look and/or smell like a troll, true love!

I’m also working on some dinner using these things…


What could it be?? Swing by later on to find out!