Weekly Update – 4/17/2017 & A Birthday

Monday – Thursday

The beginning of the week was pretty uneventful.  I got in a treadmill workout on Thursday of 2 miles, but otherwise, we spend the week doing chores and getting stuff done after work.  We have about 5 weeks left until we move, so there is a lot to be done.

Friday

My company is nice enough to let us have the day off on our birthday, so I spent mine shopping, getting free Starbucks, watching Netflix, etc.  I got in a good workout at yoga in the morning – not a bad way to start out my 30s!

When Michael got home, we went out to dinner and celebrated.

Saturday

Saturday was my big party day.  My mom and husband planned a party for me at her house.  We had tacos – my favorite – and cake pops for dessert.  It was really good to see everyone – I have some friends that I don’t get to see as often as I like.  It was a great time with family and friends – they are the most important things in our lives!

Sunday

On Sunday, we went to pick out furniture and area rugs for our new house.  It was a busy day, but we got a lot done.

How was your weekend? What do you enjoy doing for your birthday?

Weekly Update – 3/6/2017

The work week was pretty uneventful, but we did have a nice weekend with family.  Its getting easier to get motivated now that I can see an end to winter.

Monday

I was exhausted all day on Monday.  We had a nice evening in.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we headed to the gym.  I did a quick 2.10 miles on the treadmill.

Wednesday

Went to yoga on Wednesday like planned.  Class was good, but I modified to easier poses.  For some reason the knee that I fell on last year was bothering me.

Thursday

We had date night on Thursday and went out for Mexican food.  I’m really enjoying our weekly date nights.  Its nice to intentionally spend time together. We spent some time planning our trip to Seattle.

Friday

My brother was in town for his birthday, and to pick up his new sweet Corgi pup.  Kona was the highlight of the night at my mom’s house.  We had a nice time celebrating with family.

Saturday

On Saturday, I had to work for a bit in the morning.  After I wrapped up my work, we headed to the gym and I got in 2 miles on the treadmill.  My time on the treadmill felt really good.  Lots of energy. We met my brother up at our new house and got to show him around.  We have a driveway and sidewalk now!

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We had some errands to run that afternoon, so we did all those items before heading to my dad’s for my brother’s birthday celebration there.

Sunday

After church on Sunday, we had a pretty lazy day.  Did some laundry, grocery shopping, food prep, and watched lots of HGTV.  I even took a pretty nice nap, since Daylight Savings Time took its toll on me.

Have you adjusted to the time change? Do you have any pets?

 

Weekly Update -2/27/2017

This week was a bit better for workouts.  I pushed myself to try to get back into strength training.  The week was extremely long for me; seemed like an eternity.  The massive swings in the weather didn’t help!

Monday

Michael was traveling for a work trip.  I desperately needed a haircut and had scheduled one for when he’d be away.  I go through phases where I let my hair grow long, then I very suddenly feel the need to cut it, and act on it quickly!

My hair feels so much healthier and lighter with about 4-5 inches gone.

Tuesday

I decided to workout at home. Michael was out of town, and working out at home takes up less time than driving to the gym.  I hit the treadmill for 1.5 miles in my new shoes. Then I did 3 rounds of the following:

  1. 10 bodyweight squats
  2. :30 plank
  3. 10 crunches*

*First round were normal crunches, next round was legs at 90 angle, next was legs up with ankles crossed.

I remembered that I had intended to do lunges in that mix, so I added 10 on each side to the last round.

I’ve not done any strength training in a long time.  I really miss it, but its REALLY hard to get back into it.  I’m going to make it my goal to start small (as evidenced by the simplicity of this workout), but I know I need to do it and fight through the hard part.

Wednesday

Wednesday during the day was beautiful in terms of temperature.  We have been in the 70s and 80s all week.  We were supposed to get severe storms on Wednesday night, so I debated not attending yoga.  However, I decided to go, and I didn’t regret it.  I had some soreness from the squats I did on Tuesday, and class helped stretch me out.  We did a lot of hip openers, which was fantastic.

Michael was supposed to be home on Wednesday night, but because of the severe weather, his flight was cancelled.

Thursday

Michael finally made it home!  Thursday night is date night, and I was especially glad for it, considering he’d been gone for a few days.  The soreness from Tuesday’s workout and yoga was setting in and I was glad for a day off.

Friday

On Friday, we had a night in and had Jersey Mike’s and watched a movie on Netflix.  It started getting really cold for the weekend, so it was nice just to spend the night in.

Saturday

On Saturday, I got up and got 2 miles in on the treadmill, while Michael got his hair cut.  We got our showers and relaxed for a little while.  Michael had sushi with his brother and went to run errands, and I stayed home and relaxed and cleaned up some around the house.  We went out to Mexican later – and then watched HGTV all night.

Sunday

On Sunday, we attended the new church we’ve been visiting, then had lunch with the pastor, his wife, and another couple.  We’ve really felt welcomed by them, and it was nice to get to know them all a little better.  After church we came stopped by the new house and took some pictures, then headed home where I did all the laundry and Michael meal prepped for the week.  We had a nice relaxing evening.

 

How was your week? Do you get your hair cut regularly, or do you let it grow and cut it all off like I do?

Weekly Update – 2/20/2017

I did only moderately better with my workouts this past week, but some progress is better than no progress!  I’m hoping my new shoes will give me some added motivation this coming week…

Monday

I covered Monday on last week’s post.

Tuesday

After work we hit up the gym for a workout.  I got in 2.25 miles on the treadmill and Michael hit the weights.  I was sore from my massage on Sunday – she really dug into my back and my legs, and I was feeling it!

Wednesday

Yoga was great on Wednesday.  I didn’t get my normal “spot” in class, but that was actually a good thing.  Let me step out of my comfort zone.  Jaye and I talked about music for class before and I gave her a list of music I thought she’d like.  I’m excited to see if she uses any of it for class!

Thursday

Thursday was an interesting day.  We discovered the weather stripping around my windshield was coming off, so we took it to the shop.  Michael ended up having to work really late, so I got a ride to pick up my car from a coworker of mine.  I didn’t know what time to expect Michael home…thought he’d only be a little late – and Thursday night is usually date night.  I should have capitalized on the free time to fit in a workout, but I didn’t.

Friday

On Friday we had Mexican food with my brother in law.

Saturday

We had 2 showings on our house on Saturday, so I had a busy morning.  I got up, did a very quick 1.5 miles on the treadmill at home, then got to cleaning.  I consider vacuuming, deep cleaning bathrooms, etc as a very good workout! We went to a local running store to get some new shoes.  Michael got evaluated and fitted and ended up with a pair of Brooks.  I decided to go back to my Saucony Guides.  I’m looking forward to my first workout with them!

We grabbed lunch at YNot Pizza.  They have fantastic chopped salads there.  Since it was a beautiful 70-something degree day, we ate outside.  We went down to the harbor and walked around and did some great people watching.

We wrapped up the evening with a Netflix movie.  I convinced Michael to watch Amadeus, and he loved it!

Sunday

Sunday morning we went to church.  Afterwards, we had lunch with my dad and stepmom, then drove out to a model home that is the same floorplan as our new house.  They have seen our new house in progress, but haven’t seen a fully decked out model.  They loved it! Afterward, we went to the new house and walked around.  I snapped a few pictures.  The house is really coming together!

What shoes are you currently running in?

Do you consider cleaning the house a workout? What about yard work?

Weekly Update – 2/6/2017

While this wasn’t a fantastic week for working out, I felt like I did a lot better with work/life balance and making sure to practice self-care. I’ve found it to be really important to listen to my body recently.

Monday

On Monday, I planned a rest day due to having the race the day before.  I normally take a rest day on Sunday, but decided to shift everything over.

Tuesday

On Tuesday, we hit up the gym and I got a quick 2 miles in on the treadmill.  We planned for a bit longer at the gym, but ran into some new house issues and had to go meet with the builder.

Wednesday

I was so incredibly exhausted on Wednesday.  Its normally yoga day for me, but I couldn’t even think about anything other than a giant nap all afternoon.  I came home and relaxed all night and went to bed really early.

Thursday

We had our normal date night on Thursday night.  We made the mistake of  having Arby’s for dinner and regretted it, as both of us ended up with upset stomachs.  Not that we needed to be told that fast food is bad for you…

Friday

On Friday, we had another night at home.  We’ve become quite the homebodies.  We watched a weird movie on Netflix (what other kind is there?)

Saturday

On Saturday we got up and went to the gym.  I got in 2 miles on the treadmill. We spend the rest of the day with my mom and stepdad.  We walked through the new house, spent some time enjoying the nice weather, and went out to dinner.  I had the best Caesar salad that made my breath smell like garlic through Sunday!

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Sunday

On Sunday we got to sleep in a little bit, as we were trying out a new church that didn’t start until 11.  After church, we came home and did a bunch of chores.  We even finally cleaned the cars.  Since the weather was unseasonably warm (set a new record at 81 degrees!), we decided to go for a 2 mile walk around my mom’s neighborhood and stopped at Starbucks for a nice cold iced coffee.

How was your weekend? Did you have warmer weather this weekend like we did in VA?

Weekly Update – 1/30/2017

This week was a pretty good one.  I tried to make some time to de-stress and reduce my anxiety, as I’ve had a few anxiety attacks at work recently.  Working out consistently has been good, but I’m trying hard to find balance throughout everything in my life.

Monday

Michael came home around 2 am Monday morning.  I quietly snuck off to work, so I didn’t get to see him until I came home from work.  I skipped a workout so that we could catch up and spend some quality time together.

Tuesday

Hit the gym for 2 miles on the treadmill.  My plantar fasciitis said “hello” again after the workout.  Guess I need to get hardcore about PT again.

Wednesday

Yoga was so amazing and yet so hard.  We focused on hip openers and lengthening our hamstring and calves.  Ouch. But, totally needed it.

Thursday

Date night with my hubby. We went to Red Robin and had a nice evening.

Friday

We had Mexican food with my brother in law.  Always a favorite of mine!

Saturday

Since I had a 5k on Sunday, and they last second cancelled race day pickup, I had to drive to a neighboring city to pick up my race packet. Packet pickup went well, then we went to Whole Foods and had an omelet.

We came home, I got ready for the baby shower I was attending, and Michael went to hang out with his brother. The shower was for the wife of a childhood friend of mine.  She’s sweet and their baby boy is so loved already!

We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and watching COPS.

Sunday

Game Day 5k! Recap to come. After the race, I came home, got a shower, and ate the sub I had picked up on the way home.  Michael ended up working (an emergency came up), so I watched Finding Dory on Netflix (LOVED IT).  We had made a garlic parmesan chicken dish in the crock pot, so we had that as we watched the Super Bowl.

We went to bed early and missed all the excitement in the game, but I didn’t really care who won, so I wasn’t that upset 🙂

How was your weekend? Did you enjoy the Super Bowl?

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?