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These are a Few of My Fav Things

So I ended up taking the 5 pm cycle and strength class last night, and boy oh boy did I have my ass handed to me. As you can probably guess, the class was split with the first half being cycle and the second half a boot-camp style strength class.  The cycle part was good, lots of hill climbs, and then we moved into the group fitness room for more.  Seeing as my entire back and hamstrings were sore from yoga on Monday night, I was not fully prepared for the next 25 minutes but it was great.

We started with walking lunges, then did walking double lunges, then chest press, flies, a million push-ups, squats of all kinds, and abs. For the push-ups, we would do one narrow, one wide, etc for the set, then one in front of a step, one with our hands on the step, climb over the step and do one with your feet on the step.  I thought I was going to fall on my face.  I was spent by the end, and breathing heavy, again probably partly to do with the fact my lungs are still not fully functioning but whatevs. I’ll probably take it again, it was kind of fun.

Since that’s really all I’ve got at the moment, I’m just going to share a few of my favorite things right now.

This song by Lee Brice.  I like to think this is how Darren feels about me, haha.

Katharine McPhee’s version of Florence and the Machine’s Shake it Out from Monday’s episode of SMASH.

Lastly, the 80 degree weather today allowing me to dress like an Easter egg.  I have every intention of taking my computer outside to do some work later this afternoon.  Hooray for laptops and wireless that travels! Happy Wednesday!

Not What I Originally Planned

So I had a recipe post all prepared for you guys, and then I realized I’m dumb and never finished putting my photos into it last night.  So now I’m at work, and the photos are on my computer at home, so you all will just have to wait until tomorrow.  Sorry.  It’s a good one too, because it involves cheese, and pepperoni, and pizza sauce, so how could that be bad?

This past weekend was mostly spent willing my body to get better, while alternately hacking up a lung.  Can that count as an ab workout because they’re somewhat sore from coughing all weekend.  Despite my infected lungs, I still plan on tackling day 1 of Phase 2 today, back and cardio!  That is forced excitement by the way, but I’m thinking with traveling on Thursday, and being in Wisconsin until Monday workouts are going to be few and far between. (Read as non-existent).

Also, as far as Live Fit goes, I highly doubt I’ve lost a single pound or inch anywhere, and technically I took measurements when I started so I can check this, but I don’t want to depress myself.  If anything, I’m pretty sure my thighs and ass have gotten larger because my pants are definitely tighter there.  However, I am definitely stronger, and am really starting to see some definition in my arms.  I’m really hoping that reintroducing cardio in these next four weeks helps me, um, lean out some.

I only have 3.5 days of work this week, so I’m hoping they fly by, and then next week is a short week also!  Then, it’s almost March and the springtime of craziness and travel for my bff’s wedding begins.  I finally acquired some Las Vegas appropriate clothing on Friday evening, because as you know most of my wardrobe comes from J. Crew, and that’s not exactly appropriate for bachelorette shenanigans in Sin City.  I needed sparkles, and short skirts, and now I have both of those things.

Happy Monday, all, I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

And I’m Set

So, just as I predicted, I spent yesterday virtually packing on Polyvore.  This is what I’ve come up with so far, except that white sweater with the zippers, I have it in a dark green, not white.

Long Weekend Away
Now, I just need to actually wash said articles of clothing and put them in a suitcase.
Yesterday was abs and shoulders day, and I hate that day because my shoulders are by far the weakest area of my body.  Phase two starts on Monday, get excited everyone!  Once I got home from work the majority of my evening was occupied by shoveling dinner in my face as fast as possible, some wine, and my favorite night of television; Vampire Diaries, Greys, and Private Practice.  I was also trying to decide if I need a new pair of riding boots in my life.  I still haven’t decided if I should pull the trigger and spend way too much money.  We’ll see what happens.
I really have no plans for the weekend, which as of lately isn’t shocking I know, but I don’t want to sit inside doing completely nothing.  Maybe I’ll figure something out, if not it will probably include a lot of Redbox again.  Oh well.  Happy Friday!