Weekly Update – 3/20/2017

Not much to talk about, it was a nice easy week.  I really didn’t workout, but it was nice to relax.  I’ve had a lot of work stress recently, and I needed a little self care.

Monday

Monday was a rest day after Shamrock over the weekend.  My plantar fasciitis was mad at me.

Tuesday

On Tuesday I got in 2 quick miles on the treadmill.

Wednesday

I skipped yoga on Wednesday because I was just downright exhausted.  I think my lack of Vitamin D (due to losing my window seat) is affecting my energy levels.

Thursday

Thursday was date night with my husband.  We enjoyed a nice night in and a Netflix movie.

Friday

My husband was out of town on Friday, so I had dinner with my brother-in-law.  We had a nice night eating Mexican food!

Saturday

On Saturday, Michael was still out of town, so I enjoyed the day with my mom.  We had lunch, then went to see Beauty and the Beast.  The movie was good, but I really love the original. We spent some time talking and enjoying each other’s company.  It was a really nice day.

Sunday

On Sunday, we slept in, got some Cracker Barrel for brunch, then got some chores done.  We went out later to the Oceanfront to enjoy the beautiful weather.

Is the weather becoming more spring-like where you are? Do you like movie remakes?

Weekly Update – 1/23/2016

This week was good and fairly relaxing.  We’ve had a lot of stress recently and being at home and just relaxing has been really good.  He probably didn’t relax a ton on his trip, but I sure did while he was gone!

Monday

Didn’t feel like heading to the gym, so I got 2 miles in on the treadmill at home.

Tuesday

On Tuesday morning, we had a framing tour of the new house with our builder.  We got to walk around, confirm that all the options in the various rooms were correct (electric, plumbing, cable, etc).

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The gym was INSANE. Absolute madness.  I found a treadmill and got in 2 miles.  I was actually planning on doing strength training, but people had equipment everywhere and I couldn’t find anything I wanted.

Wednesday

We had some major traffic issues on Wednesday.  By the time I left work, I knew there would be no way I’d make it to yoga on time. Michael and I spent some good quality time together.

Thursday

Thursday night was an errand day after work, as Michael was going to be leaving to go to Vegas on Friday.  We watched some recorded news shows and went to bed early.

Friday

Michael left on Friday to go to Vegas with a buddy of his.  While its nice to have “me” time, I always miss him a lot when he’s gone.  My stepdad and I (finally) went to see Rogue One.  It was fantastic!

Saturday

I allowed myself to sleep in on Saturday.  I got up and hit the treadmill for 2 miles.  I grabbed a quick shower, got a text from my realtor that someone wanted to see the house, and I had to spring into action and clean up the house.

Mom and I had already planned to go shopping for a baby shower we are attending and grab some lunch.  Since the showing was in the afternoon and I had to be out of the house, we did some more shopping (target, grocery shopping, etc) and then hung out at her house and did a puzzle for a little while.  I vegged out for the rest of the night.

Sunday

Slept in again on Sunday and got up and did another 2 miles on the treadmill.  Got a shower, took my time getting ready, and picked up some jersey mikes for lunch.  I legit spent the rest of the day watching Netflix – all the things I knew Michael wouldn’t want to watch.

What do you do when your significant other is away for a trip? Are you able to sleep in, or does your body always wake you up at the same time every day?

Weekly Update – 1/16/2016

This was a pretty good week in terms of workouts and life in general.  I’m really glad to be getting back to the gym. Now that I’ve started easing back in, I need to start kicking up the intensity….soon.

Monday

We had Monday off for MLK day.  We had two house showings in the morning, so we decided to get out of the house and go to the gym, then get breakfast.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t like staying in my gym clothes a long time.  I got two miles in on the treadmill, then hit the showers.  We went to Starbucks for a coffee, then went to the Egg Bistro for brunch.  We had to wait a 1/2 hour, but it was totally worth it for the ham, cheddar and broccoli omelet.

We came home and made some crock pot chicken and dumplings and watched HGTV.  We are officially old people. I finished up all the laundry I couldn’t get done earlier because we had to keep the house immaculate.

Tuesday

On Tuesday, I wanted to work out, but really wasn’t feeling leaving the house to go to the gym.  That’s when our treadmill really comes in handy! Did a quick 2 miles on the treadmill.

Wednesday

Yoga was great.  We did a LOT of stretching.  I can’t decided if my hammys are happy with me or furious with me.

Thursday

Thursday was a planned rest day…and thank God, because I needed it.  We had a vendor onsite for a demo ALL DAY and its mentally exhausting.  I came home and napped (which I rarely do). Michael and I had our “date night” which is a night with no TV, computers, phones, etc. We spent a lot of time talking about life. Sounds cheesy, but its true.

Friday

Friday was a nasty dreary day, but I signed up for my first race of 2017! I’ll be doing the Game Day 5k again this year.

We went out and had some yummy Mexican food on Friday night after work.

Saturday

On Saturday, I slept in like a champ, then we took our time getting to the gym.  I did 2 miles on the treadmill, then we came back to the house to get ready for the day. We did some furniture shopping, grocery shopping, and food prep.

We watched a great movie called Flash of Genius, about the gentlemen who invented the automatic windshield wipers.  Great movie, wonderful cast.

Sunday

On Sunday we tried a new church, went out to lunch, relaxed for a bit, then went to see the movie “Hidden Figures.”  It was quite honestly one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.  Go see it if you haven’t already!

Have you run or signed up for your first race of 2017 yet? What was the last movie you saw in theaters?

Weekly Update – 12/26/2016

This week was such a wonderful, relaxing time off. I absolutely love spending time with family and relaxing and forgetting all about the stresses of life.  I hope your holiday season was the same!

Monday

Omg, its a miracle….I went to the gym.

1 Mile treadmill, 800 meter row.  Followed by 3 rounds of 10 each:

  • TRX row
  • TRX squats

Afterward, we had some relax time, then ran some errands.  Then we went to see Passengers.  Great movie – highly recommend it.

Tuesday

On Tuesday, we went BACK to the gym.  Another miracle.  Did 2 miles on the treadmill. I really don’t remember what I did the rest of the day!

Wednesday-Thursday

On Wednesday we went to visit my brother and his wife in northern VA.  We went to the new MGM Grand casino in Maryland, ate some great food, spent time with them.  It was such a great time, I completely ignored my phone – hence my lack of pictures from anything we did with them!

Friday

We left my brother’s house Friday morning and went to see my husband’s aunt.  She cooked us a great Monte Cristo sandwich and we spent some quality time.  We spent the night in a hotel on Friday night rather than fighting DC traffic to get home.

Saturday

We took our time getting up on Sunday.  We had breakfast at Bob Evans before hitting the road.  We both crashed when we go home before the NYE festivities.  We had a great time at my dad and stepmom’s house.  We ate lots of wonderful food, played blackjack, watched the NYE special, and played that whipped cream in the face game.

Sunday

On Sunday, we slept in, did some chores and started cleaning up the house.  We also went furniture shopping, found stuff we loved and put our living room furniture on layaway!

How was your holiday? Did you have any time off? Do you ever “unplug” and put your electronic devices away?

 

Weekly Update – 10/17/2016

This past week started off pretty busy and stressful, then slowly morphed into a nice relaxing weekend.

Monday

On Monday I took my exam for the class I took last week.  I needed a 70% to pass, and I got a 80%! I was very nervous, but did well, and I’m very happy about it. I went into work for the rest of the day.

Tuesday – Thursday

On Tuesday, I left for a conference for work that was up in Philadelphia.  Its a very quick trip – drive up Tuesday, conference Wednesday and 1/2 day Thursday, then drive back Thursday afternoon. I always enjoy this conference, as it is for a vendor that I work very closely with.  I get to see other bankers from other institutions that I’ve gotten to know over the years.

Friday

I ended up taking a comp day on Friday.  I had worked a TON of overtime the past 2 weeks and needed a good day off.  We went up to Richmond and met Michael’s aunt for lunch.  That night, we went to see the Madea Halloween movie.  It was silly, but hilarious.

Saturday

On Saturday, we had a really chill day.  We ran some errands and went to MacArthur mall and did some window shopping, and Christmas shopping idea generating!

Sunday

We had church responsibilities on Sunday AM, then I came back and went to Old Navy to spend my super cash! I had been hoarding it and waiting until I could use it to do any fall clothes shopping.  I ended up with a few shirts and a vest.  I also got one for my mom, cause she’s been looking for a blue puffy vest forever.

How was your week? When was the last time you traveled for work?

Weekly Update – 5/30/2016

Despite a few tough things that happened last week, all in all, it was a pretty good one.  I celebrated my one year anniversary of marriage with Michael!

Monday

We had Monday off for Memorial Day.  Michael went up to the casino in Baltimore.  I stayed home and totally vegged out.  Disney Channel had a marathon of their original movies, the ones I grew up with on the Disney Channel, so I had a few of those on in the background while I did some closet cleaning.  I didn’t get rid of a ton, but I got rid of some stuff, so I feel at least a little good about it.

I got some bad news on Monday night.  A dear friend of mine, Stephanie had her second heart transplant on Easter.  I know I mentioned it, because I talked about how important being an organ donor is.  She had started experiencing some complications with the transplant and her kidneys failed. I learned that she passed away on Monday.  While this was always a risk with the transplant, its hard to see someone get another chance at a healthy life, and then they don’t make it.  She leave behind a sweet husband and beautiful little girl.  Stephanie was a woman of faith and is most certainly in a much better place without suffering, but its very hard for those of us who have lost her.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we were going to go to the gym, but it was so beautiful outside, I begged Michael to go for a walk.  We drove to my mom’s house and parked and started on our first lap.  Mom joined us for the 2nd and 3rd lap.  We love walking in her neighborhood.  Its a great big loop and there are a lot of beautiful homes.

Wednesday

Wednesday was yoga night.  I struggled through class a bit. I couldn’t seem to get my breathing to match up with my movements, and I was surprised at how sore I felt (though I’m not sure from what).  Still, it felt nice to get back to yoga and it helped open up my back a lot.

Thursday

Thursday was a long, exhausting day at work.  I skipped a workout.

Friday

After work on Friday, we went to get Mexican food with my brother in law. It was a nice time.  Its been awhile since I’ve had some good Mexican food!

Saturday

On Saturday, we slept in for awhile, then did some stuff around the house. We also went to the movies for part one of our anniversary celebration to see the movie “Me Before You.” I really enjoyed the movie, but it was definitely an emotional rollercoaster.  Michael even liked it!

Sunday

We made it a whole year married!  We woke up and had mimosas and cake for breakfast.  It sounds fun, but it was a really bad idea.  We had champagne that was given to us on our wedding day, so we decided to make mimosas.  We decided to have cake for breakfast, because why not?  Our tummies didn’t like it at ALL!

We both crashed afterward and took a nap.  Who knew that at 10am we’d be recovering from partying too hard. We read through our journal from our honeymoon and reminisced about all the good food and fun we had.  Michael took me to Isle of Capri (one of our favorite restaurants in VA Beach) for dinner. It was delicious! We had Caesar salad (made at the table – dressing and everything!) and I had the chicken fettuccine alfredo.

How do you celebrate big milestones/special occasions?

Weekly Update – 2/8/16

This was a pretty good week of workouts, if I do say so myself.  I tried my hardest not to let the cold trick me into not wanting to get up off the couch.  For me, this is the hardest part of winter to be motivated!

Monday

Yoga night!  I jumped on the treadmill before class started and got in a quick .75 miles.  Jaye did a little more of a restorative class, which was nice, but I was ready for a harder class! I did take advantage of the slower pace and made sure I was very intentional in my movement and activating all my muscles in each pose.

Tuesday

I think the husband is sick of going to the gym with me.  I have this habit of socializing before I actually make it to my workout, and so he’s done and waiting on me to finish.  Oops!  5k done on the treadmill.

Wednesday

I was able to get to the gym a bit early, and I was able to get 1.5 miles in on the treadmill before yoga.  I felt pretty strong in class and really focused on trying to hold the poses, even when my muscles were yelling at me.  I did tweak my knee at some point….just transitioning back to Down Dog, nothing crazy, but it was pretty angry at me the rest of the night and the next day.

Thursday

I was not feeling the gym on Thursday.  I wanted to skip so bad, but I knew I’d be skipping on Friday, so I went.  Did 2.5 miles and took it easy.

Friday

Rest day! We got a little bit of snow, so it was nice to stay home and curl up with a movie.

Saturday

Got up and got 3 miles in on the treadmill at home before doing some housework. Michael and I went out for our Valentine’s dinner on Saturday night and it was lovely! Michael gave me some beautiful diamond earrings 🙂

Sunday

On Sunday, we went to church, then got some Jersey Mike’s afterward for lunch.  We went to the gym and I got in a good, long foam roll session before doing 2 miles on the treadmill.  We went to see “How to be Single” at the movies, which turned out to be much better than I expected.  Afterward, we splurged and went to Coldstone.

How was your week? Did you do anything special for Valentine’s Day?