A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up!

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Happy Monday! Boy did I sleep well last night. 7:30pm-6:00am! I am a little sad this morning. My husband is in Tampa to see a concert. I am happy he got to go on a trip, but things just aren't the same without him here.

Thank you so much for your encouragement yesterday regarding my 27 second run. I don't feel like an athlete right now or someone who is inspiring. I feel like a lump. So your nice comments meant A LOT to me. THANK YOU!!

Here's what I was up to this weekend...

Friday was one of those days I had to be ON at work. There are some days when you're teaching that things go smoothly without you having to work hard for them to go smoothly. Directions are followed, procedures are carried out accordingly... Then there are days where as a teacher, you have to be proactive and on top of EVERYTHING so the whole lesson doesn't explode in your face. Yup, that was Friday for me. But I made it to the weekend! Hallelujah!

Friday night was awesome. We met my parents for dinner at Wayne's, a restaurant in my hometown that is now closing. It's sad. I can't believe that was our last trip to Wayne's! I had salad, salmon, sweet potato fries, and merlot. We talked, laughed, and had a blast.

Then we walked back to my mom and dad's house and tried Yuengling's Black and Tan ice cream. Chocolate ice cream mixed with salted caramel ice cream. It was divine. We had to pick one up at the little grocery store in my hometown on the way home.

You know how places you went when you were a kid seemed SO BIG, but then when you go back as an adult, you realize they are tiny? Yup, that's this grocery store. But it brought back lots of memories.

I went running. It didn't work out yet, but I'm going to try again in a week. You can read all about it here. Until then, more lifting, arc trainer, and spinning.

In fact, I had a pretty epic workout at Planet Fitness after my "run". I did HIIT on the arc trainer and then lifted chest, shoulders, and triceps and core. I was ravenous the whole rest of the day. (That's how I know I worked hard!)

That afternoon, a friend came over and I helped her organize a strength training program. I am not a trainer yet, so I didn't do it in an official capacity. We just worked together to figure out a more focused plan for her. I can't wait to hear how she likes it!

The other highlight of the evening? This:

I'm not good at taking food pictures and my camera SUCKS.
Please know that this tasted 1 billion times better than it looks!

It was AH-MA-ZING. A small portion of this with some homemade vanilla ice cream (not actually home made, just the home made flavor) was my dessert and it was worth every gram of sugar!

We got up at the butt crack of dawn Sunday morning so I could drive Paul and his mom to the Philadelphia airport to catch a flight to Tampa. I did not sleep well at all the night before. I think I got about 4 hours. We left the house at 5:50am and I got home at 10:15am. It was a lot of driving! But I managed to not get lost or take any wrong turns.

I did not feel like working out because I was so tired. I was also  feeling like a homebody and didn't want to go to the gym, so I tried my spin bike for the first time since my surgery. It felt great!

This is what I did:

5 minutes spin
1 minute plank
x 6

**Watched Will & Grace the whole time.**

The rest of the day was blah. I watched a documentary on the Titanic (it fascinates me) and about a billion Will & Grace and Seinfeld episodes. I was just sort of lost without my hubby around! We're not attached at the hip, but it's just nice having him in the house. I can't wait until he gets home!

I will leave you with a beautiful picture of Christmas!

I love when he does this!

I hope you had a great weekend!
Ever try Yuengling's ice cream?
Have you ever been to Tampa? I've never been to FL at all!
What's your favorite kind of cake?


  1. Christmas looks like he's doing a "Stuart" impression. I forget the name of the comedy show, similar to SNL.

  2. Aw I'm sorry you missed your hubby--if it makes you feel any better my boyfriend was away for the weekend and I also did NOTHING yesterday. I felt so lost hahah ah well. I would love to watch a documentary on Titanic...was it on TV or Netflix?

    1. It was on Netflix- search the Smithosonian Channel documentaries and it is on there. It's about a guy researching what actually did the Titanic in- and they busted a lot of myths, too! There is on on the Sphynx (sp?) I think I will watch tonight.

  3. Christmas is the trendsetter for the new cat yoga movement! Haha. I have never had Yuengling's but my best friend lives in Lancaster County so sometimes I see it in their freezer when I go visit! (P.S. Ignore my deleted comment...Blogger always tries to put my comments through my school account and I didn't catch it this time before I posted it!)

    1. hahaha he can definitely contort his body in ways I am unable!

  4. Your cat is hilarious!!! It looks like you enjoyed your weekend!! Stay positive, your runs are almost here!!! :) :) :)

  5. Yuengling makes ice cream, what?!?! I have to try it! I'm fully prepared to document everything I eat tomorrow for WISIMFW...

    1. I can't document tomorrow because my hubby took our camera to FL with him!! He will be back tomorrow night, so I will document what I actually eat ON Wed and post it on thursday or friday! :) Can't wait to see everything you stuff in your FACE!

  6. Omg, I love the photo of Christmas! LOL. I'd have to frame that. :D

    I really do love the feeling of being ravenous after a crazy hard workout. I've never tried that ice cream but certainly feel like I'm missing out on something big!

  7. Favorite cake: a bakery near me makes an absolutely divine mocha mousse torte. I've never had Yuengling's ice cream. Is that something only available in Pennsylvania? If so, I may have to try some when I'm down there...
    I <3 ice cream!

    1. At this point, it's probably only available in certain stores in PA. This is what I learned: During prohibition, Yuengling started to make ice cream. They continued making it until the early 80s then stopped. Now they have made some again. I don't know if it is for limited time or what, but this is definitely not something we will buy often because that quart was like 7 bucks!!! And we'd go through that in like 2 days. :)

  8. LMAO...Christmas looks like quite the diva in that position!