Weekend randoms and dog costumes

Happy football Sunday errbody.   Hope you all had a spectacular weekend!

My weekend was pretty random.  I didn’t do anything special but it was nice 🙂

I took a long walk on Friday and thought to myself how it really hasn’t felt like fall here (it’s been abnormally hot) but it sure is starting to look like fall here!

Image

 

Image

 

Then on Saturday we had to run a few errands before the weather turned to shit.  Before we ran said errands, we had to pick up some lunch and stumbled upon this!!!!

Image

 

Image

 

HELLLOOO!  How awesome is this?!?!  It seriously made my day.  I have also come to the conclusion that when Scooby kicks the bucket, I am buying a Pug as a replacement and I am going to name him Pig.  It’s going to be great.

Then today, I ventured out for lunch and more errands and stumbled upon this sign next to the train station.  

Image

 

I’m not sure what a “Donet” is but it sure looks as tasty as a donut!

And then this happened:

Image

 

Poor Susan, she never knew what she had coming, ha!

Now I am just sitting here looking for dog costumes to throw my money away purchase for my dogs and I thought I would share my favorites.

I actually already have this one and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Image

Found here, it’s only $15…what a steal!

For the future Mr. Pig, the Pug:

Image

 

[source]

This little guy looks like my Scoob:

Image

 

Apparently, he was the “Wile E. Coyote“?  I don’t care what he was, he is freaking awesome!

Or perhaps if you have a larger dog…

Image

[source]

All right, I’ll stop wasting your time, have a great weekend!

 

A couple of workouts and summer is almost over

It’s Friday, bitches!

Image

My week has gone by somewhat slowly but at the very least, I did manage to get in a couple of really good workouts that I thought I would share with you…

Abs & butt workout

Warm Up:

20 minutes on the elliptical

3 rounds of 15 reps for each move:

Dead lifts, bridges, outer thigh with resistance band, inner thigh with resistance band, plank back kick

 Then I did the Blonde Ponytail’s 5 moves for a solid core workout.  It is good if you don’t feel like busting ass at the gym…not too crazy but still a good little sweat sesh.

This next little workout got me a little sore all over which was nice!!!

I started with about 15 minutes on the elliptical, followed by…

Image

I don’t know about you guys, but I am getting really depressed about the fact that the end summer is quickly approaching us.  What really gets my panties in a twist is the kind of summer we’ve had here in Chicago…a CHILLY one, what is up with that??!?!?  If I had anything to say about it, I would request that the summers be so hot that my nips are literally sweating off!

So, I thought I would share a couple of pictures of this past summer to help us all focus on the present and not worry about the impending winter fall temperatures.

Image

Me and my little Otis hanging out by the lakefront on one of the few days that it was warm enough to warrant a bikini.

Image

It was also the weekend where all my in-laws (+the significant others) were in town.

Image

On a nice toasty day, we went to go check out the gay pride parade and I stumbled upon this fellow with these killer shoes!

Image

Enjoy sunglasses while you still can, folks!!!

On the bright side, we can all enjoy a nice cold beer no matter what season it is, am I right?!?!?!

Anyone have last minute summer plans?

All work and no play

Image

So this week has been rough!  I’ve been working late every night which makes it EVEN harder to maintain my diet and exercise program (I mean hello, we ordered dinner at work last night!!!).

But I’ve been good when it comes to lunch.  My lunch salad for the last 2 days has consisted of the following:

Chopped up romaine, chopped up basil, garbanzo beans, hard boiled eggs, broccoli, red peppers, green peppers and of course, PICKLES!!!  It was quite delicious and only about 350 calories!

I’ve had it for the last 2 days because I didn’t want all the veggies to go bad.

In terms of working out, I have not been so good.  I’ve been wanting to wake up early but instead, I’ve opted to snuggle with this little guy.

Image

But, I did do a quick 2 mile run yesterday on the treadmill with a 1% incline.  Better than nothing, right?  I don’t think I will make it tonight but hopefully I’ll get my butt out of bed early tomorrow morning to do a workout.

In other news, my mother bought me this green jacket from Old Navy in February of last year and the weather here in Chicago is just chilly/warm enough for me to finally wear it (please ignore the fact that my eyes are half closed).

Check me out ma!

Image

Let’s hope the rest of this week flies by, I need the weekend to come already!

Hang Over Saturday?

This morning I was a little hung over from having a bit too much wine with dinner last night so I was quite proud of myself for peeling myself off the couch to go do some cardio.

I did 30 minutes on the elliptical with alternating resistances.  Man, is that thing BORING!!

What would I do without my InStyle magazine????

Image

Then, after my little workout, I went to Marianos to pick up some salad.  I think because I was so hungry, I went a little overboard with my toppings.  It looks like the salad bar threw up on my lettuce but you know what? It was delicious.

Image

Later, I am headed to State Street to do some fall shopping.  What can I say? The magazine inspiried me to spend my husband’s money look fabulous.

Have a great weekend everyone!