Weekend in review: family visit + good times

Heeeyyyy! How are you? I hope everyone had a great weekend. We had an eventful and fun couple of days over here. Let’s cover the highlights, shall we?

Matt’s father, step-mother, sister, and niece came in for the weekend. We had fun catching up with everyone. The girls especially loved hanging out with their cousin…and jumping on the air mattress.


Friday night I stayed in with the girls while everyone went out to dinner. We watched Monsters, Inc., ate popcorn, and snuggled on the couch.

A Fit Mess

Saturday morning we headed out for our niece and nephew’s bar / bat mitzvah. All dressed up – so cute! Their outfits (including the sandals) are from Old Navy (psst – all toddler tank, tees, shorts, and swimwear are 50% off right now!).


The girls got restless after an hour (it’s a long service!) so I took them to Whole Foods for a distraction and Matt stayed for the remainder of the ceremony.


We grabbed some breakfast and snacks while we were out.n Ashlyn looks like she was caught in the act.


Later on we headed out for the evening celebration at Top of the Hill sans kiddos. I wore my new Galen laser cut dress that I received in last month’s Stitch Fix shipment.


It was a really fun party. Lots of food and drinks, a DJ, a touching video montage, and dancing.


We loved the photo and prop station. What an awesome idea! My sister-in-law thinks of everything!


Sunday we said good-bye to our family and spent the morning lounging around. I didn’t change out of my pjs until lunch time. I was really tired from the week and weekend.


Yes, I was definitely THAT person wandering around my neighborhood in my sweats with my coffee clutched to me. I may have had four cups of coffee.


Last week’s workouts (strength portions based off of bodybuilding.com)

Monday – strength

  • smith machine/include pull ups 3 x10
  • bent over barbell row – heavy! 3 x 8
  • seated cable row 3 x 8
  • wide grip lat pulldown 3 x10
  • one-arm DB row 3 x 8
  • underhand lat pulldown 3 x10
  • back extensions 3 x 8

Tuesday – strength and cardio

AM @home:

  • DB press on stability ball 5 x 8
  • pushups 3 x 15
  • side to side pushups 3 x 10
  • DB lateral raise 3 x 10
  • toe touches with 15# weight
  • crunch with 15# weight
  • reverse crunch 3 x 20


3 mile run <–felt great!



Thursday – strength (85% max effort)

  • BB curl 3 x 10
  • hammer curl with ropes 3 x 10
  • alternating hammer curl 3 x 10
  • dips 3 x 15
  • skull crushers 3 x 10
  • tricep OH extension 3 x 10
  • bicycle crunches 3 x 25
  • v-ups 3 x 10
  • leg raises 3 x 10




Orangetheory (lots of sprinting)


60 min yin yoga

Overall, I feel pretty good about my workouts this week. My right shin has been bothering me a bit, most likely due to the running. I may switch some of my cardio to the bike or rower this week. I also really need to get more yoga in. I notice that aches and pains start to creep up when I don’t make more of an effort to practice at least twice per week.

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I hope you all have a wonderful day!

What did you do this weekend? I love to hear what others are up to!


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