Killer circuit and this weekends’ activities


You’ve been warned.

Hola amigos, how has your weekend been going?

Mine hasn’t been so bad.  Although, I must admit, I’ve been pretty sore from the past weeks’ workouts, the hardest one being….

Started off with a quick mile on the dreadmill followed by this:

ImageThis killed me.  End of story.

Moving on to the more fun stuff 🙂

Saturday, I decided to betty crocker it up and make this delicious breakfast:

ImageEgg whites with tomato, spinach, avocado and jalepeno.  Served with a side of turkey sausage, wheat bread + cream cheese & sugar free jelly and a spinach/pineapple/banana smoothie.  YUM!

After breakfast, I had to head to the west loop to feed my friends’ cats (friends are in China) which was about 3 miles round trip.  Their cats are BIG.  

Heeeeyyyy Gar-Bear [his name is Gary]…


On the way back I forced my husband to take a pic, he’s clearly thrilled.


Anyway, after running back, we spent some time riding bikes because the weather here in Chi-town is finally starting to look like spring (even though it took 800 million years).

Today we ran a few errands then went to watch the Gators lose.  For some reason I thought it would be appropriate to record my outfit into the history books.  


Clearly, I like the color blue.

See, I told you.  You’ll never get that 5 minutes back.

Hope you all had an amazing Easter!!!!





Morning routine and photo dump

Happy Sunday!  I have been MIA for the last few weeks because I went to Asia!!!  Guys, the trip was amazing, I went to Hong Kong and Bangkok and it was an unforgettable experience.  Being on vacation for so long made me realize that I don’t like work.  At all.  Anyway, as you may know, I work in Finance and the hours get pretty crazy.  So, because of that, I’ve attempted to fit my workouts in before I go to work.  My typical morning looks something like this:

5:15 – get up and go workout (usually upstairs but sometimes across the street at the gym)

6:30 – Hop in the shower then sit on the couch to drink coffee and watch the news

7:30 – Make breakfast and lunch, blow dry my hair, get dressed

8:15 – Head out the door

Waking up that early can definitely be a challenge but in the morning, I try to remind myself that it could be a late night in the office and I would be so pissed at my morning self for skipping.  That usually helps to get me out of bed 🙂

Anyway, I hope you all are having a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Here in Chicago, we typically celebrate the Saturday before which means we over imbibed had a couple drinks yesterday and watched the river get dyed green.  Here are a couple of pictures from the day…

ImageThe highlights of my workouts this week were as follows:

Monday through Wednesday I mostly focused on getting back to my routine so I really just ran.

Thursday, I did this circuit: Image

Friday I ran 3 miles then did Jillian Michael’s 30-day Shred (Level 2).  That workout is NO JOKE!

Here are a couple of photos from my Asia trip:

ImageBig Buddha (HK)

ImageKowloon Harbour at Night (HK)

ImageTemple Street Night Market (HK)

ImageGrand Palace (Bangkok)…My husband had to rent these pants to cover his legs (he was wearing shorts and they’re not allowed in the temples).

ImageFloating Market (Bangkok) <— my favorite thing we did on the whole trip!

ImageSkytrain (Bangkok)

ImageJust beacause.

I hope you guys have an awesome weekend!!!

Any vacations you have taken recently or plan to take in the future?