Daily Archives: August 15, 2012

Puppies and Cupcakes

This afternoon has been quite exciting around the office in the marketing department.

First and most importantly, Nichole, a Marketing Coordinator in our department, who also dabbles on the side with her on cake business, Pampered Chef, and being a foster mom for the Animal Shelter (holy crap woman, take a breath!), brought in a batch of her famous Whoopee Pies and Carrot Cake Cupcakes.

Oh they smelled so delicious, absolutely delicious, but I didn’t cave in. Instead, I basked in their sweet and heavenly aroma, while managing not to gain 10 pounds.

Drooling like a Mofo

After the excitement of sweets, we got a little work done before preparing to meet our boss’ new puppy, Murphy!

Like previously mentioned, Nichole fosters puppies for the Animal Shelter, and is responsible for fostering Murphy for several days. After picking Murphy up, Nichole and Murphy drove over to the office to visit his new mommy, sisters, grandma, and his mommy’s coworkers.

Murph Man

Murphy is the CUTEST puppy.. after my Kipper Dudes of course 😉 Murph man loved rolling around in the wet bark mulch. He’s already so smart!

I was able to squeeze in a pretty decent workout on my lunch break. I started with a mile run, and while my goal was 1.5 miles, my legs felt beat, so instead of overdoing it, I listened to my body and switched up my cardio.

Afternoon Workout

  • 1 mile run
  • 2 sets of 25 medicine ball sit-ups
  • 20 medicine ball side sit-ups
  • 2 sets of 13 medicine ball lumberjack chops (1 each side)
  • 2 sets of 13 medicine ball lumberjack chop squats <– HAHA (1 each side)
  • 15 minutes nordic trainer
  • 2 sets of 13 back extensions, 95 lbs.

Few more hours of work then it’s off to date night with Mike, my best friend. I believe we have a little shopping date planned. Gosh, gay best friends do make the BEST friends.

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Bodacious Wednesday

This morning was one of those mornings I just wanted to stay in bed. Okay, I feel that way every week day, but last night’s spinning really made my legs feel heavy today, even though I felt refreshed. I went to bed a little after 10 last night and when I woke up, I had a text at 10:26 pm, so it appears I was out like a light.

After a semi rough 3.5 mile run, I was able to get in some stretching and core work before showering and getting drenched on my way to work. Should have skipped the shower since I got wet enough to call it a shower.

Morning Workout

  • 3.5 mile run, post stretching
  • 15 stair push-ups
  • 2 sets of 15 laying chest flies, 8 lb. dumbbells
  • 2 sets of 13 squats with overhead press, 8 lb. dumbbells
  • 2 sets of 13 deadlifts with upward row, 8 lb. dumbbells

While running out the door, I managed to pop several roasted brussel sprouts in my mouth, followed by a few big gulps of my favorite protein shake. Yes, even I admit it was a weird combo.

 

Of Course I Love the Chocolate Peanut Butter Whey Protein 😉

I’ve felt bodacious all day. Plus it’s raining out. It’s Wednesday but aren’t those symptoms for a Monday?

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LÄRABAR Shopping Spree

I’ve recently been introduced to LÄRABARs, and am actually really digging them, my second time around. I remember trying one awhile back and was instantly disgusted. Where was the chocolate?! I wanted to feel like I was eating a candy bar with protein in it, but instead I had this weird thing in my hand.

However, after doing my Paleo research, I read that these were the recommended bar, and after talking with my Paleo eating cousin, she confirmed what I read. Originally my research told me to avoid the bars with chocolate or peanuts, but my cousin Jenn told me she eats all of them.

Yesterday I picked up a few for an emergency stash in case I need a little fuel before a night fitness class.

LÄRABAR Stash!

So far, I’ve tried the Cherry Pie, Coconut Cream Pie and Apple Pie, and have to say that out of those 3, my favorite is the Coconut Cream Pie. Holy heaven! Apple Pie was almost as delicious, but there was something a little too sweet in the Cherry Pie bar.

I can’t wait to try all the others I bought and the rest that LÄRABAR makes.

I’m thinking my next purchase will include Banana Bread and Carrot Cake. Drooling already.

As of right now, I’d like my pillow to be made out of Coconut Cream Pie. 🙂

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Wedding Photobooth Madness

The professional photographer finally put our photobooth pictures up! I was so excited to check them out and had quite a few laughs going through all the images.

 

It’s a Stick Up!

Bunch ‘o Hooligans

Bryant Chicas

Hamming it up with the Groom

My Family & Chels (brother’s college sweetheart)

Bryant Boys

 

Pure Love

I MUST have one of these at my wedding!

 

 

 

 

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