Team USA Weekend!
I hope you all had a fun weekend & smooth Monday. Mine was so relaxing and low-key (just how I like it.) I spent the past couple of days hanging out with friends, cooking delicious food and fitting in some kick-butt workouts. I am leaving early morning for a trip, so I want to share a quick little recap with you before I hit the pillow! It feels so weird to be sitting here blogging without Mr. Grumples cuddled up next to me. I dropped him off at my parents this afternoon so they could watch him while I’m gone.
I started my day early. I woke up at 6:30 am and walked Grumples at the park before sitting down to have coffee and oatmeal. I also added some blueberries to my oats!
Today’s workout was INTENSE. The August Fit Challenge has started and I love following along with all of your posts. They inspire me to kick butt in the gym! I had a friend complete the workout with me today, and it helps so much to have someone hold you accountable.
I ran for 45 minutes and then did the circuit 4X + 15 minutes of stretching.
TOTAL OF: 500 Crunches, 80 Jumping Jacks, 40 Burpees, 240 Dumbbell Flat Bench Presses, 4 Min of Planks, 4 Min Wall Sits.
I’ve been enjoying all of the comments and tags!
I had a delicious protein shake and blueberries after my workout.
I headed downtown Fort Mill, SC for dinner with Becca at Hobo’s!
I ordered the garden salad with grilled chicken. It came with cucumber, spring mix lettuce, tomatoes, croutons,
cheese and ranch on the side.
I stopped at CVS on the way home to grab some travel snacks and necessities for my trip. They have a great travel section and all kinds of healthy snacks.
These boots are made for walking <3
Taking this recap all the way back to Thursday!
My neighbor brought over some flowers from his garden. I always compliment the flowers when Grumples and I walk by. Such a sweet gesture!
My got-to dinner: rice, ground turkey and avocado! I always meal prep this on Mondays.
I fit in a four mile run before the storm rolled in! It was so hot and kind of a struggle, but I completed it. Sometimes my runs are so great and sometimes I feel like I’m a beginner again.
Grumples watching the storm! He gets so excited.
Friday morning breakfast: pineapple, protein powder, mango, strawberries, blueberries, ice & almond milk!
I love to make extra and freeze it for later!
I spent Friday afternoon shopping. I needed to pick up some some things at the mall and ended up turning it into a mall walking exercise.
I had a caesar salad with ground turkey, rice, peas and parmesan pasta for dinner.
Kyle came over to watch movies on Friday night and we made some popcorn! I was so tired that I can’t even remember what movie we watched.
I woke up early on Saturday morning to go for a run and then meet up with Becca at the gym for a circuit.
I didn’t feel like a beginner on Saturday. It was a GREAT run, even in the heat!
I love the Little Sugar Creek Greenway.
Our Saturday morning circuit!
Run 45-60 minutes.
-1 Minute Jump Squats -30 Crunches -1 Minute Jumping Jacks -30 Alternating Side Crunches -1 Minute Alternating Lunges -30 Crunches -1 Minute Plank 30 Alternating Side Crunches -25 Overhead Dumbbell Bench Presses
Repeat 4 X
*Stretch 10-15 Minutes
Our friends invited us to Beer Olymics and we decided to represent team USA. I put together a little outfit for the event. Everyone dressed up to represent countries.
It was a pretty fun afternoon. Kyle and I stuck to water because it was so hot! After a three hour workout, alcohol was the last thing on my mind.
I bought it because “IOWA.” 😀 Gotta represent!
Found this delicious iced coffee at Whole Foods.
I headed out to pick up dinner at Chopt. I was in the mood for a giant salad and their infused water!
I always get the Kebob Cobb with Falafel.
We watched a movie and I was in bed by ten. I was ZONKED.
We took Grumples for a stroll on Saturday morning.
I love watching these two!
There is a little fenced in park in the Fourth Ward that we take him to so he can run around. He loves it! Grumples did not like me being at the top of the playground. He tried so hard to get up because he thought I needed help. He finally ran up the slide. I was so proud of him for facing his fears to be next to me. He’s simply the best.
It was such a beautiful Saturday morning.
We headed out to run some errands after coffee. We ended the errands at Chipotle! I ordered the half chicken/half steak salad. I had mild salsa, corn, grilled veggies, sprinkle of cheese, little bit of rice, and guacamole on top. They also have the best salad dressing.
Kyle bought Grumples a new toy and he loves it.
Becca and I went on a little trip to J.Crew afterwords. I picked up a couple new sweaters and jeans.
I also had two inches cut off my hair! My ends were getting pretty scary…
We decided to make breakfast for dinner on Sunday night and watch the Olympics.
We bought a waffle maker and protein waffle mix! We were so excited about it.
I am going to post all the recipes when I get back!
I made a delicious turkey sausage breakfast hash that I know you’ll love.
Questions for you! (I’ll be on my trip , so i’m going to try to reply to all your comments whenever I can!)
- Are you joining the August Fit Challenge?
- What did you do this weekend?
- Are you a fan of breakfast for dinner?
- Are you guys keeping up with the Olympics!?
*sorry for the weird spacing/centering in this post. I’m still trying to figure a few things out!