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A Weekend Full of My Favorite People

I’ve had such a great weekend filled with friends and family that I love the most. So far I’m doing perfect with my 2013 goals.

Yesterday I started my morning with my official weigh in for Erica’s Diet Bet before completing a run/walk interval workout. My legs were very sore from my leg workout from Thursday, so I started off with a 1.25 mile warm-up walk before tackling a 4 mile run.

By the time I was finished and showered, it was noon and I was ready for breakfast. I went for oatmeal in an almost empty peanut butter jar!

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I mixed 1/2 cup of oats with 1 cup of almond milk, cinnamon, Truvia, 2 tbsp of PB2 and topped it with half of a banana (I ate the other half before working out) and several mini scoops of strawberry jam.

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The oatmeal was so good and it was actually my first time having oatmeal in an almost empty jar of pb. I’ve seen this pop up on a lot of blogs, and I’m excited to try it in all of the remaining jars I have.

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5 opened jars of peanut butter. I need help.

Since my Mom is recovering from surgery, I spent the rest of my day at home making sure she had everything she needed. I cleaned the house, went grocery shopping, completed a load of laundry, and just hung out with her for a bit before my Dad arrived and I was able to sneak off to the gym for a strength workout.

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I had planned on doing the Pure Hell workout, but while drying my hands in the bathroom before working out, my workout unfortunately got screwed over by the dryer and sink. Womp womp!

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For the most part I was able to remember everything since the workout was still burned in my brain.

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I had originally planned on only doing a cardio workout, but I’m so glad that I changed my mind and went for the weights. Before my strength workout I did warm up with another mile walk and finished up with 10 minutes on the elliptical, followed by 10 minutes in the sauna.

I quickly headed home to shower and get dolled up for a night out. I ended up allowing The Prospect to treat me to a very fancy dinner at Cotton for several hours before we met up with Mike for several drinks at Strange Brew. I ended up ordering the Spinach Salad with Grilled Salmon and absolutely loved it! This is easily one of my favorite meals at any restaurant. I hadn’t seen Mike in what seemed like forever and I was happy that both Mike and The Prospect wanted to meet each other.

I’m pretty sure it was the first time that Mike has approved of a guy I’ve brought around, and coming from the most honest and over-protected best friend I have, this is big.

Around 1, The Prospect and I headed out and fell asleep watching Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. Holy crap this show was so good. He was out cold but I only snoozed during commercials. I’m pretty sure the new season kicks off tonight, so I might have to add it to my line-up! By the time I got home and into bed it was 3 am, SO late for me, and slept like a rock until 10 am.

Sunday

After popping 2 clementines into my mouth, I tackled a 4 mile run, which was a little difficult after a late night of great food, beer and a skinny girl marg. Definitely worth it!

I enjoyed a Strawberry Banana protein shake before taking care of several things. Now I’m just finishing this post and watching a Cougar Town marathon until my cousin Nikki arrives. We have plans to go shopping at the Merrimack Outlets and Target, which I hope I can refrain from spending money!

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Knowing that I’d get hungry while shopping, I packed a PB2 & J sandwich for the trip.

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2 slices of Ezekiel bread, 2 tbsp of PB2 and a little strawberry jam, and that’s all you need for the perfect comfort food sandwich! I hope I get hungry soon so I can dig in.

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend! XO

 

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Pumpkinhead wit Da Sugah Rim

I believe I forgot to mention this during my morning post, but guess who forgot to bring their workout pants with them to work? Yup, this girl! I contemplated working out pant-less, but I figured the staff wouldn’t really appreciate that. Plus, my bottom looks better in pants than bare.

Instead, since I had plans to grab a beer with Lindsay after work at 5:30, I decided to take an extra 20 minutes on my lunch hour and just stay at work until 5:20. I was able to head home and get a quick 1.3 mile run in before showering off and reapplying my makeup, making a protein shake and heading back to work.  I would have loved to been able to get a longer workout in, but it was my fault for forgetting my workout pants. Linds and I email and shoot the shit every day, but I was looking forward to catching up in person, so there was no way I even considered pushing back our drink so I could workout after work. You do what you can given the situations you find yourself in.

After work, we met at Strange Brew, which has amazing popcorn that you can eat for free. Well, it’s not appetizing when you’re sober, but after a few beers on a Friday or Saturday night, it’s almost as delicious as a double fudge brownie. Yummm!

Linds and I had been craving Pumpkinhead wit da sugah rim since last week, so we were eagerly counting down the workday. And yes, that’s how I’ve been referring to the beer all week in our emails. I have no idea when I became so ghetto, but hopefully I stop soon.

Look at how romantic our night was! This picture actually reminds me of Hocus Pocus, and jump started my excitement for Halloween. I can’t wait until ABC Family starts playing all their Halloween movies! Dweeb alert. 🙂

The beer was a complete letdown! 😦 The Pumpkinhead itself was a little too heavy for me, as I prefer the light taste of Bud Light, and the sugar rim didn’t even have the slightest sweet taste to it. I felt like I was licking tasting plain cinnamon. I was saddened by my letdown, and for $5 to say the least! That could have been 2 bags of the new chocolate covered candy corn. Yup, THOSE exist!

I saw those at Target last night but was very hesitant about purchasing a bag. First of all, they were half the size of the normal bag of Brach’s candy corn for the same price, $2.37, so I opted against it. I might have to check back to see if they’re on sale this weekend. At $2 I’d try them, but that $.37 cents might come in handy soon.

I’m about to head up and hopefully fall asleep earlier tonight. Here’s to no midnight snacking. I can do it! 🙂

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