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Week of Workouts: 9/22- 9/28

by agirlandhermutt on September 30, 2014

Hello, hello, hello! This weekend was too short and too quick. I need a do-over!

This is so cliché, but I am quickly approaching my wedding time so the days are just flying by. I find myself doing the countdown now. My excitement is at level 10 and I can’t help but show it. Several of you have expressed interest in knowing more about the wedding. I’m happy to share more about the big day…after the big day. :) Everyone seems to be in opinion mode lately so I’m keeping most of my decisions under wraps. Heh. Until then…

Let’s talk about workouts!


Week of Workouts 9/22- 9/28

Off! I did quite a bit of walking around Boston (and I found my FitBit!), but no real gym workout. Instead I took my friend, Megan, to a Yelp Elite event to drink & eat. The perfect substitute for the gym, right?!

The event was at the Highball Lounge, a vintage cocktail bar in Boston. They have great cocktails and all kinds of board games laying around.

My friend Karen refers to her super hungry days as “Hungry Hungry Hippo Days” so I had to play this game for a bit.

Our first stop was the St. Germain table for a little taste. That sweet nectar is so lovely!
Fun Fact: I am now the slightly proud owner of one of those small carafes and one of those giant containers in the middle. No questions please. ;)

I love all the little fun touches that this bar has including the cocktail list on these thingamajigs. Seriously. Someone please help me with the name of these things! I seriously can’t remember!

Studying hard.

If I had to miss a workout, this was the way to miss it. I can’t wait to go back to this place and check out more of their goodies!

Oh, and if you haven’t gotten involved with Yelp in your area, do it! They have such fun events and it is a great way to explore places you might never have tried otherwise.

Workout from YTP Bootcamp and TIU Cardio + TIU Foam Roller Routine. I bought the BF a foam roller many years ago and he kind of put it to the side. Then he discovered P90X and apparently it has some kind of foam rolling routine in it. Now that sucker sits out in the living room pretty much 24/7. The TIU girls came out with a foam roller routine last week as part of the Frisky Fall Challenge so I tried it out. I may be smiling, but I hate that little tube.

Cardio from YTP & Pure Barre. My favorite instructor, Elise, was subbing in the afternoon and she is a can’t miss. She tortures us and I LOVE IT.

Conditioning workout from YTP & Pure Barre.

Pure Barre & Zumba! Elise was subbing again so I got my booty over to PB early for another torture session. Zumba was fantastic. I’ve moved my way to the front in this class. Bring on the mirror staring. What is it with a mirror? The minute anyone gets near one, we all just stare at ourselves. It is bizarre.

Pure Barre! I skipped my usual Saturday workout for a few extra minutes of sleep. Then I headed over to my fave PB studio for a class with my buddy, Megan. Saturday in Brookline=Painful Parking. I know this, but sometimes just lose my mind.

That night I met up with a few of the girls for dinner and drinks. There was plenty of both! Including some dessert. Ohhhmmmmgeeee.

Sugar coma.

I woke up with all types of workout plans to make up a few of the missed YTP Bootcamp workouts and then….nothing. I ended up doing not a stitch of working out. It was lovely and a much needed rest day. I spent the afternoon doing some work stuff, grocery shopping and cooking SkinnyTaste recipes in the crockpot. Bonus points to me for being productive!

We are a house divided…even when we grocery shop!

Dinner is served. If you haven’t tried any of SkinnyTaste’s recipes, then you need to get over there. Now. Yes, they are all on the healthier side with Weight Watcher points included, but they are made with real food that is REAL good. And for the most part, they are super easy to make. I haven’t had a recipe yet from her that I don’t enjoy. I made this Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken and while it doesn’t photograph all that well (at least by me), it tastes FANTASTIC!

Also, Korky seemed to enjoy a little extra downtime with both of us too.

That face!!!!

For those of you following along with the TIU Frisky Fall challenge and the#150byHalloween challenge, I got in 11 miles with the cardio. For a total of 48 miles! Whoa boy…I need to get moving!


This week I’m focusing a bit more on the YTP workouts and will give up an update on how those are going next week!

See ya soon!


Week of Workouts: 9/15- 9/21

by agirlandhermutt on September 23, 2014

Hello, hello, hello! Last week was INSANE. I had some type of event or night out almost every day of the week. By the time Sunday rolled around, I wanted to just lay down on the floor and nap all day. I kind of did that until the dog nudged me to make sure I was still alive. ;)

Now I’m starting off the week with some kind of weird neck cramp that makes me feel like an old lady. Awesome way to start the week!

Enough babble…Week of Workouts time!


Week of Workouts 9/15- 9/21

Pure Barre & Your Trainer Paige (YTP) Bootcamp. Paige is no joke with her workouts. That is probably why she looks the way she does. We had a workouts with weights to do and then followed that up with 20 minutes of cardio. I’m still not comfortable with running (because of the knee issue) so I decided to just do some walking. I busted out a nice incline walk for 25 minutes.

Off! I work super early on Tuesdays so I can’t make it to Pure Barre, or out of bed any earlier than I already do for that matter. I had plans to workout after work, but got out a little late and I had a fun event to attend. The BF and I hit up the East Somerville Foodie Crawl! I’ll post more about it tomorrow. So much foooood.

Pure Barre. Getting to Pure Barre in the morning was tough. Surviving PB was even tougher. My Wednesday morning instructor, Elise, is insane and uses all the props, all the time. By the end of the class, every single body part is shaking! I think that is the point, but sometimes it feels *intense*.

That night the BF and I had ANOTHER fun event to attend at Bee’s Knees Supply Company in the Waterfront area. The AV Club, a website that the BF LOVES, has a partnership with Basil Hayden’s Bourbon and they threw a “This is My Boston” event where there were a variety of cocktails made with the bourbon, food and a few New England based vendors.

Bee’s Knees Supply was a great space and such a cool store! I never knew it was there, but I will definitely be stopping by again.

Pumpkin EVERYWHERE! I’m not a huge pumpkin fan, but I do enjoy Southern Tier’s Pumking with a cinnamon rim. Mmm…

YTP Conditioning Workout & TIU HIIT. The dog was thrilled that I worked out at home.

Pure Barre and Zumba.

YTP Workout. I followed up my hard work with a visit to Aeronaut Brewery for their Oktoberfest. Heh. They have a great outdoor space that they set up tents, had a food truck and a band. Next to a dumpster, but still fun. :)

Zumba! I got my eyelash extensions lengthened the day prior so this was my first time really sweating it out in them. They look pretty good even after an hour of sweating, right?!

I finished the night with a little prep. Kale salad for lunch, soup for dinner and a smoothie for breakfast!

For those of you following along with the TIU Frisky Fall challenge and the #150byHalloween challenge, I got in 16 miles with the cardio. For a total of 37 miles!


See you soon!


Week of Workouts: 9/8- 9/14

September 16, 2014

Hello, hello, hello! I am constantly amazed at how much time can pass and how little I manage to get done. The past few days have felt packed with things to do and then I realized that I also managed to find time to sit on the couch and binge watch Ink Masters Season 2. […]

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