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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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Yo-Flava Fro-Yo

Last nights fro-yo date with Linds was perfect! We were both hungry-hungry little hippos and were in dire need of a fro-yo attack to the face.

Our cravings brought us to Yo-Flava, a new Fro-Yo shop located in an odd spot in Manchester. We were the only customers getting our fro-yo on, and that made me happy. I’m not a fan of going to shops where all the seats are taken, so it was a nice relaxing date.

After testing samples of Red Velvet and Sea Salted Caramel Pretzel, I was ready to fill my bowl. I settled on half Cookies & Cream and half Sea Salted Caramel Pretzel, with a dollop of Cinnamon Roll, which was decent. The Sea Salted Caramel Pretzel was easily the yummiest flavor I’ve ever tried. Give me more!!

So many yummy toppings! Although the owners misspelled a word. They’re called Rainbow JIMMIES, not sprinkles. Silly people! 😉

Do you call them Jimmies or Sprinkles?

This topic always ends up as heated debate with me. I won’t stop until I win. They’re Jimmies, don’t even try me!

I always have trouble trying to pair toppings with my fro-yo flavors, and last night I tried to make healthy choices, but I don’t think my toppings paired well. 😦

I went for kiwi, raspberries, shredded coconut, a little granola, and chocolate covered pretzels to eat as an appetizer. Luckily I didn’t have a lot of toppings so I was able to get to the fro-yo quickly.

My dinner disappeared WAY too quickly, but was so worth it. My bowl was nearly $6. What a fat ass!

When I got home, I prepared meals for today and started deciding on which tops I wanted to pack for my long weekend in Harrisburg, PA. I’ll be visiting my brother and future sister-in law, as they’re hosting both sets of parents for a fun-filled family weekend.

I pack my tops on hangers because I’m lazy my theory is that if I don’t wear it, all I have to do is throw it back in my closet. I delete the step of grabbing a hangar and rehanging. So clever. 😉

My two essentials for tops are always a fitted white v-neck t-shirt and a plaid shirt. Holy plaid overload above!

Morning Workout

I crashed extremely early last night after having an awkward conversation on Voxer. I hate that thing! If you don’t know what Voxer is, it’s basically a walkie-talkie that is a morph between a phone call and a text. I always have awkward silences while I try to think of what to say next. That, or whatever I say ends up being so stupid. Next time I need to write down what I’m going to say and read it word for word. Just like during a college presentation.

I awoke feeling energized and ready to tackle my run, plus, I think having a day off from P90X helped my body recover as well.

  • 4 mile run
  • 3 sets of 15 stair push-ups
  • 30 second plank holds, regular and both sides
  • 40 mountain climbers
  • Stretching

I wish Yo-Flava opened before 11:30, otherwise I saw a big bowl of Sea Salted Caramel Pretzel as my hearty breakfast. I was able to enjoy a breakfast that was almost just as delicious… My Raspberry Mango Overnight Oats! Intervention, please. Now.

Really wish there was fro-yo on that spoon!

Alright guys, since today is my Friday, sorry suckas, I have some work to take care of. Catch ya later!

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