January 28th, 2013
The meteorologists warned us. Counties closed schools early, and workers salted the roads. We were all prepared… for nothing. Ahhh, so is the story of the South. Not one flurry fell on my yard, though I think a few puddles may have frozen.
This was all happening on Friday. I wasn’t feeling so great anyway, so I didn’t mind chilling at home with my kitties, a movie, and a blazing fire. Kevin and I didn’t stock up on milk and bread, but I had him stop on his way home for OJ and diet ginger ale. Close enough, right?
Don’t mind that champagne back there…
I felt much better on Saturday. I wasn’t back to normal by any means, but I was able to enjoy wedding festivities and a lil’ wedding after party. What’s better than party? More party, of course.
grilled cheese as the first course at the wedding – too cute!
So I was thinking about this sickness, as do most people who are sick, and I don’t think it was a relapse from what I had two weeks ago. I think my already weakened immune system let in a bug from the doctor’s office I visited Monday for my physical.
See, routine physicals really do more harm than good! (Totally jk, I just really hate those things.) Since the less-than-favorable blood test results, I’ve been doing a little homework on the matter.
off topic, but the above pics are the tahini casserole I made for Kevin’s lunch this week
I’ll be back with you on how I plan to combat those results tomorrow. Until then, happy Monday friends!
- Have you experienced any winter weather this year? How about winter illness?
November 19th, 2012
This weekend involved a lot of resting. I had to rest my body from the previous week (or three). You can ready more about why I’m healing more than workout out this week from Saturday’s post.
Anyone love Precor bikes as much as I do?
I still made it to the gym for a bit of biking and leg work Saturday, but there was a whole lotta’ sitting going on around my house.
Today I’m still going to the gym, but I think I’ll do both chest and back today with light stationary biking, which are normally separated per this month’s routine. That will leave more time tomorrow for pilates and swimming.
I did plenty of sitting on Saturday while watching college ball. Hurray for another Clemson win! I think the pony, paw prints, and purple sweater had something to do with it.
On Sunday, I did a lot of sitting at the computer. My buddy’s getting married, so we’ve been emailing about wedding stuff. Yup – this girl gets to be in it. Yay!!!
Speaking of weddings, it wasn’t long ago my other buddy got her wedding photos back from the photographer. Check out this hot couple. Rawwwrrrrr. I love photographers and their editing skills.
Dress: Jessica Simpson, Necklace: J Crew (thanks Kevin),
Purse: Kate Spade (thanks Karen!)
The resting doesn’t end there, while physically resting, I also had to do a bit of mental resting. I tend to stress more than I should around the holidays, so it was good for me to take a breather. Let’s hope the lower stress levels continue throughout the week…
- How are your workouts as of late? Hopefully better than mine!
- Do you stress around the holidays?
July 2nd, 2012
As I already noticed on Saturday, it’s hot. Oh, you noticed too? Well it was extra toasty in my neck of the woods on Sunday. Kevin and I got home from a wedding around midnight on Saturday, and we found out that our air conditioner was totally frozen. No AC for me.
I hit the gym at 11:30 Sunday morning, and the gym’s AC was out too. I took it easy on the elliptical, completing 30 minutes. I finished up with my beloved upper-body workout, which I will share later this week. I didn’t push it, but it still looked like I had jumped in a lake.
Soooo, yeah… it was quite warm in North Carolina. I’m going to the gym this morning for another dose of cardio machine torture training, so hopefully the AC’s fixed!
Speaking of workouts, here is the new plan for July. I know I mentioned the 30-day Ab Challenge, but I decided against it. I have very limited time M-Th, so I’ve had to significantly adjust accordingly.
- Monday: 30 min cardio in morning, hip strengthening at night
- Tuesday: abdominal work and/or yoga
- Wednesday: run and/or bodypump
- Thursday: abdominal work and/or yoga, hip strengthening at night
- Friday: my favorite upper-body workout, spin class, core
- Saturday: run, at-home lower-body workout, hip strengthening
- Saturday: 30-45 min elliptical or stair climb, my favorite upper-body workout
I know it looks like a lot, but Tuesday and Thursday are very light days. I just like to move a little before I sit at a desk all day!
- How was your weekend?
- How did you beat the heat?
February 27th, 2012
This weekend really flew by! Kevin and I went out of town for a wedding, and we had a blast. I don’t see how a day can be so long yet go by so quickly. We got up at 5-something in the morning, and we didn’t get to bed until 3 a.m. It’s a good thing bars close at 2, otherwise I’m not sure what time we would have gotten to bed.
My Twitter followers know I had a hard time deciding what to wear. I went with an old standby + a black jacket for the ceremony.
I was able to find vegetarian eats at the reception. Vegan would have been really difficult. Thank goodness I’m still into dairy!
I had a few beers (I know… shocker), and since we were in Greenville, SC, I went with a Greenville brew – Thomas Creek. I’m not a huge Thomas Creek fan, but I was happy the reception had a craft beer option.
Dancing and drinks leads to a few things, such as silly pictures, cheesy pickup lines, and a late-night pizza stop. (Seriously, this was a new one for me, “Are you German?” Ummm… is that a compliment???)
No, it was not the healthiest of weekends, but it was great to see so many of my old college buddies. I <3 Weddings!
- What was the best thing you did this weekend?
October 23rd, 2011
Oh Monday, why are you so cruel??? Before nose diving into the week, I’m going to take a minute to recap the weekend. I flew to Orlando after work for my grandfather’s wedding. (Yes… it sounds a little odd to me too.)
On Friday after the flight, there was a little of this, but not toooooo much…
On Saturday, Pop got hitched! Don’t they look happy? That makes me happy.
You know what else makes me happy? Clemson still being undefeated. “All I do is win, win, win no matter what…”
Woohoo! You know what else makes me happy? Celebrating the wedding and the win with Mom, Dad, Kevin, and a wall of beer. I enjoyed a Paulaner Oktoberfest and a Hobgoblin Brown Ale. Both beers were superb. [Nona Tap Room Orlando]
Want to know one more thing that makes me happy? (Sure… why not, right…) A great dinner!
This was our Sunday night dinner. It was totally unhealthy, but it tasted fabulous. You just can’t go wrong with Guinness braised beef cooked with butter, veggies, and BACON!
Kevin is kind enough to eat my healthy meals without complaint most of the time, so I thought he deserved a good man meal. Luckily, I pre-burned it off by squeezing in 5.38 miles yesterday afternoon.
What was the best thing you did this weekend?