I Like to Sit on Dogs

Hi strangers!

Well, I guess I’m really the stranger, since I still blog-stalk everyone else on the reg. Winking smile 

I have some time on my hands today, so I figured what better way to spend it than giving the blog a little love!

I also took a spin class this afternoon, and sweated my butt off as usual. The remainder of the day I spent reading magazine after magazine, along with my new book, The Help.

I’ve read/heard rave reviews about this book from about a million people, so I just had to get it when I was at Barnes and Noble the other day. I’m about half way through, and so far it has not disappointed! I’m definitely hooked, and already sad that I’m going to be done reading it too soon.

For dinner tonight, I threw together a random concoction of roasted broccoli, garden rotini, a hard boiled egg, and marinara sauce. I also had some green grapes on the side to sneak in some fruit! I’m dog sitting for my old neighbors for a few days, so my meal was limited to the random things they had left in the fridge. It was delicious though!

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Greatest Workout Pants EVER

A couple of weeks ago I found a new favorite pair of workout pants. They’re the Champion fitted capri from Target, and they are the bomb!

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I love them because they’re fitted at the knee, which was something I was looking for in my workout pants, since my previous ones weren’t. They also don’t ride up OR fall down, and they don’t show my sweat! I’ve worn these running, spinning, and weight lifting, and just fall more in love with them everyday. Seriously, they’re the best! So of course today I had to run out and buy two more pairs. They’re $24.99 each, which my cheap self feels is a little pricey, but they are SO worth it! Ok, rant done. Smile 

Work Outs

This summer, I’ve fallen into a pretty regular workout schedule, which I like a lot. When I have a routine I’m much more likely to actually make it to the gym – when it’s a habit, I don’t have to think about it, I just go! My regular routine has been looking a little like this:

Monday – 5:45 am spin class

Tuesday – 5:45 am total body weights class

Wednesday – 5:45 am spin class

Thursday – OFF

Friday – Running (3ish miles) and weights on my own

Saturday – OFF or same as Friday

Sunday – 1:15pm spin class

Usually on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, I will go to the gym after work also and run about 3 miles. I’ve been trying to improve my running speed – so far so good!

I took the tear out cards out of the Self magazine I read today, and want to try to incorporate them into my workout this week to change things up some.

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These moves are meant to be done in intervals – you do each move for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, and then repeat 8 times. I’m a big fan of intervals, so this is right up my alley.

I’m off to watch Free Willy (what, it’s on TV!) and do some laundry/get ready for the work week ahead! I’ll leave you with some pictures from the past couple of weeks. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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Me and Steph goofing around after a night out

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Shiv, Me, and Natalie out to dinner for Natalie’s 21st.

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Molls! (Who is such a big girl now!)

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At Steph’s mom’s surprise birthday party yesterday…Derek and I were having a competition to see who could leave their hand in the freezing water the longest…I won – by a lot Smile

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Kyle, Steph, and Derek.

And that’s all folks!

Do you like theme parties? What’s the best one you’ve been to?

I loveeeeee a good theme party! My favorite would have to be a tie between toga and tacky sweater – so fun!



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