Weekend Recap: Fitness & Fashion

by agirlandhermutt on February 10, 2014

Happy Monday folks! These past few weeks have been filled with busy weekends, trying to recover from a variety of illnesses and just being overall exhausted. Before it even hit Wednesday of last week I declared the weekend to be the Most Relaxing Weekend ever. No major plans. No reservations anywhere. Just doing whatever I wanted and enjoying being home.



I love starting the weekend off at the gym. I rushed home after work to make it to a new-to-me Zumba class at the gym. I’m so glad I did! The class was a lot of fun and I had lots of room to let my ponytail whip around.

When I got home I whipped up taco salads for the BF and I.

These suckers were massive. And good. Like really good. Doesn’t guacamole make everything fantastic?!

I also got a Stitch Fix in the mail. I’ve mentioned before that I enjoyed the Stitch Fix situation and figured I would give it another a try. My birthday is Thursday (WOOT!) so I figured I would request something fun for my birthday that I could wear dressy or casual. This is what I got.

The little blazer is blue with white polka dots. I actually really liked it, but couldn’t quite figure out how I could make it work with other tops besides the white one that it is paired with in the photo. That white top is sequined and super cute, but there were already sequins coming off and it was a little shear. I loved both of these so I was bummed they didn’t work. Both no-nos.

The middle top was cute for work. It fit fine when I put it on, but as I was trying to take it off it kept getting stuck on my arms and in my hair. Not cool.

The dress made me look pregnant. Nope. Not happening.

There was also a black sweater that I didn’t take a photo of. It was a crop top. Heh. Not happening.

So long story short…I sent them all back.

I was a bit bummed out that I was sent so much chevron stuff. My last box had this great top (middle), that I kept, that fulfilled my chevron-like quota.

Seriously?! Oh well. I’ll probably try one more time and be specific on the pattern that I’m looking for!


Karen and I have a standing Saturday gym date for Total Body Melt on Saturday morning. The moves are really simple and SUPER HARD CORE.

The class is almost an hour long but about 1/3 of that is dedicated to just showing the right form for different moves. About 45 minutes and 500+ calories? I’ll take it. Oh, and I *finally* changed out the battery in my heart rate monitor. It’s back!

A few days ago I ordered a few pairs of sneakers to see which one I liked best.

I liked the pattern on the white the best, but I’m not typically a white sneaker kind of gal. I asked on Instagram which one people preferred and everyone seemed to love the teal. I agreed and decided to give them a try in class on Saturday.

After one push up this happened to the toe of the shoe.

Uh no. I didn’t pay $100 for these suckers to look busted up after one class. They both went back to Zappos. I’m still on the hunt for sneaks!

The rest of the day was spent wondering around Target and running a few errands. It is full on candy season in Target and I just can’t deal.

I don’t typically have a sweet tooth but when I see Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Ooohhhweeee. It is rough not to just bust a bag open in Target. As a side note…my favorite Reese’s are the special shapes like the Christmas Tree and Pumpkin. The peanut butter to chocolate ratio is outstanding in those babies.

That night the BF and I headed out to our local pub to hang out. I figured it was the best time to bust out my Tiger top and Mr. T jewelry.


The top is from H&M and the necklace was a Stitch Fix win from my very first box.



I was up bright and early so I made it to a 9:30 Zumba class and then stayed for a nice stretch & relaxation yoga class. I do all my heavy lifting during the week so it feels good to bounce around and stretch on the weekend.

The remainder of the day was spent packing. I’m moving to a new place in a few months so I wanted to start early to really go through things and throw things away. I have SO MUCH JUNK.

I cleaned out 2 little closets and this is how much trash I ended up with. I am going to need bigger trash cans! It feels good to throw things away, but at the same time I really wish I hadn’t accumulated that much crap to begin with. Live and learn, right?!

The plan for the week

Did I mention that my birthday was Thursday?! As a kid I had a birthday month. As an adult I realize that life doesn’t revolve around me and have narrowed it down to a birthday week. 😉

I’m starting the celebration off tonight by starting a 5-week Pure Barre program at a brand spankin’ new studio down the street from my job. EEK! So excited! For the actual celebration my BF and I are taking a little birthday weekend away.

I’m already feeling excited and it is only Monday!


See ya on Wednesday for a little update on my Pure Barre experience. Have a wonderful week folks!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea @ Andrea out loud! February 10, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Ahh bummer about your Stitch Fix box. I do looooove that chevron shirt you kept from the first one though.
Im curious to see how box # 3 will be for me since I hated the first one and loved the 2nd one haha.
I hope you have a fabulous birthday week!


agirlandhermutt February 11, 2014 at 8:36 am

Thanks so much! I can’t wait to hear how #3 goes for you. I am going to another one too for the beginning of March or so.


mindy @ just a one girl revolution. February 10, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Happy (early) birthday!!! Have a great one! 🙂


agirlandhermutt February 11, 2014 at 8:36 am

Thanks Mindy!


Marilyn February 10, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Happy birthday week! Please don’t tell me a week is too long to celebrate. I’m already destroyed that apparently a month is too long. 🙂


agirlandhermutt February 11, 2014 at 8:36 am

Never! One week is the MINIMUM! 😉


Kelly @ No Thanks to Cake February 11, 2014 at 10:26 pm

I like that little polka dotted jacket… cute! I had trouble with Stitch Fix. Loved the concept, but I shop too much to appreciate it. I think it’s meant for the non-shoppers out there… Happy Birthday to you, lady!

PS… I too am not a white shoe girl at ALL.


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