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Last Minute Packing & Long Drives

In between my P90X, shopping & overheating in the mall (yes I said overheating and not overeating – I get extremely hot when I’m starving!), and doing laundry, I was more than ready for bed by 9. Unfortunately I had laundry in the dryer and a bag that still had to be packed. Every trip I wait until the night of to pack, and then stress over having clothes in the dryer at 10. I clearly stopped learning completely when I graduated from college years ago.

Are you guys last-minute packers or do you have everything packed up with plenty of time to spare to relax?

Last night I purchased 2 winning items. I got new glasses. They’re hipster and I’m obsessed. I also picked up Further Seems Forever new album, Penny Black.

I’m not the biggest fan of this genre of music but Chris is my boy and I need to support my babe, plus their first single, So Cold is SO flippin’ good!!!!!!! Yes, all those exclamation points were extremely necessary.

Fun Fact Friday

Here’s a fun fact for you. My tattoo relates to Chris.

When it was time for bed I was wide-awake, go figure, so I only grabbed a few hours of sleep. Regardless, I woke at 5 am to get a quick workout in so that I when I arrived in Harrisburg I wouldn’t have to take TOO much time from the afternoon to run and do P90X.

Morning Workout

  • 2 mile run
  • 2 sets of 15 stair push-ups
  • 20 mountain climbers
  • 2 sets of 13 standing side dumbbell crunches
  • 1:17 minute plank hold

In accordance with Tina’s 4-Week Plank Challenge, today is a time trial in which I would attempt to hold my regular plank longer than Tuesday’s plank hold.

For those of you who were uninterested in clicking the above link, I DID IT! I held it for an additional 10 seconds. High fives anyone?

Right now I’m blogging from the car. For once I’m not the driver. Shout out to ol’ man Lewis for stepping up. My bro and his fiancé (sounds so weird saying that, but I love it!) were supposed to host both of our families this weekend, but unfortunately Chelsey’s Mom was officially diagnosed with the flu so her parents won’t be able to make it. Such a bummer, they’re so much fun! Hope you feel better soon Mrs. Rink!

Within the first 25 minutes of the trip I was already car sick and ready to blow chunks. Since the drive typically takes anywhere from 7 to 8 hours, I was extremely nervous that it was going to be a miserable ride, but luckily after about an hour the feeling passed. I normally don’t get car sick, so I’m blaming it on the fact that I stupidly took supplements on an empty stomach. Dohhhhh!

We still have about 4 ½ hours left in the drive so I’m going to have to start entertaining myself. I have several fitness magazines to get through and also have Gone Girl to read.

As part of Peanut Butter Finger’s book club, Gone Girl was actually the September book, but my library was a little slow in getting it to me. I placed myself on the wait list in August and I just received it last week! I might be nearly 2 months late but better late than never right? Plus, I finished October’s book 13 Reasons Why in 3 sittings so at least I’ll be able to participate in the Book Club discussion this month!

Alright, off to read, I’ll catch up soon!

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A Chris Carrabba Night

What a BUSY weekend this has been. I feel like I haven’t had a moment to just sit down for myself, until now. Which I only have about 10 minutes, so I better make it worth while.

Back to Friday night, I drove down to Rhode Island to see Chris Carrabba with my friend, Stacey. We were supposed to meet up at 4, but my lovely GPS decided to take me through the Cape Cod traffic, where I sat for a good few hours. Guess who I arrived at 5:30? This girl! Boooo!

We hung outside on The MET’s patio for a bit, drinking strawberry champagne and catching up before heading inside, where we continued to sweat our faces off.

Chris put on a great, show, acknowledged Stacey and I to the crowd like he always does (what up suckas, that’s our boy!) and played a few of our oldie favorites.

Chris

After the show, we hung out for a big before we went our own ways. We left earlier than normal but both agreed we didn’t want to fall asleep at the wheel.

Play me a Tune

All in all, another great night with Chris!

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Mini Road Trip

After leaving work at 12, I knew I had a little extra time to spare, so after hiding my purse and work belongings in the trunk of my car, I walked into Gold’s for a quick workout.

Afternoon Workout

  • 1.7 mile run
  • 2 sets of 25 medicine ball sit-ups
  • 20 medicine ball side-to-side sit-ups
  • 13 medicine ball lumberjack chops, each side
  • 10 minutes Nordic Trainer

I’m enjoying the last 1 ½ Almond Butter Pancakes for part of my lunch before showering and heading down to RI for the afternoon and evening.

“You’re coming to see me, say what, girl?!”

I have all my Paleo healthy meals and snacks packed, now it’s time for a mini road trip.. Catch ya tomorrow!

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Half Day Friday!

There’s absolutely nothing better than a Friday. Oh wait, there is. A half day! A full day off would be much better, but I can’t push my luck.. plus I’m saving my vacation hours for a September vacation to NYC and a long weekend in October to visit my brother. 🙂

I woke up feeling energized and ready to conquer the world. The Paleo effect has hit me, and I’m simply loving it! I realized that eating the Paleo Almond Butter Pancakes a little after 7 last night really kept me satisfied all night and I didn’t feel the need to have a late night snack.

Morning Workout

  • 3.3 mile run – I would appear more “hip” if I had run 3.5, but I literally did not have another second to spare unless I wanted to be late for work
  • 50 crunches and 50 side-to-side crunches
  • 25 reverse crunches
  • 1 minute plank
  • 2 sets of 20 mountain climbers
  • 15 push ups
  • 2 sets of 13 standing side crunches, both sides, 8 lb. dumbbells

 

This morning my stomach was calling my name, and boy did I respond. Since I used up all of the grilled steak, this morning I threw in several pieces of baked chicken to my morning scramble, along with a handful of frozen veggies. I realize a few kernels snuck in there, but sorry Paleo lovers, I refuse to pick 5 kernels out of my scramble. Not happening.

So maybe you’re asking why I’m only working a half day?  Ok I’m sure you don’t care, but I’ll tell you anyways.  I’m the lucky girl who gets to head down to Pawtucket, RI this afternoon to see my favorite man in the world, Chris Carrabba.

Such Babies

I haven’t seen him since November so I’m VERY excited for the evening! My friend Stacey, who lives on the Cape, is also going to be there, so it’ll be double the fun!

Stacey and Myself

These are my favorite days.

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