Good morning everyone! I hope you had a great week. Today I wanted to share with you my jam-packed Friday! The boy & I had an early Birthday Date (my birthday is July 3rd) since our schedules don’t match up around that time. A little background – we live about an hour & a half apart & Corey’s in grad school working towards his Master’s degree most nights of the week & works on the weekends so when we get a chance to be together, we usually try & do something fun yet relaxing.
We started our day with a gym date, of course!
I woke up, had a banana, & drank some of my new Sugar-Free VEGA Energizer!
This is delishhhh & definitely gave me a natural boost!
Corey & I did some back exercises & bicep work;
& I promise we didn’t plan our outfits matching.
My goal is to do a strict pull-up but I started the workout with
assisted banded pull-ups until failure for about 4 sets.
Working at those strict ones!
We used Corey’s isolator straps as well for a few sets that REALLY dig into those back muscles!
FYI: That adorable sports bra is from Forever 21!
They have the best inexpensive workout clothes.
You know what I think is beautiful? Finding what fitness you love to do & enjoying it!
I’ve said before, I love it all but that doesn’t mean you have to love it all.
Find what you enjoy & get out there and move! That’s the important part
We did a kick-butt back/bicep circuit and then finished with a POWER BLAST WOD.
I’ve been teaching Corey new techniques with Kettlebells so when we get a chance to work out together those are definitely involved!
& GO! with proper form of course
*We both were definitely breathing heavy for this one but it was very effective!
*Meant to be a quick cardio burst at the end of a heavy lifting sesh.
After the gym we stopped by a farm stand to grab some local strawberries.
How gorgeous!? & very delicious!
Corey even said – wow I can really taste the difference in these strawberries.
I may have made a new recipe that I will be sharing this week.
After refueling, we headed to the lake to enjoy the sunshine!
*Tupperware of quinoa, hummus, veggies, & jicama fries!
finally made them – sharing that soon too!
Also munched on some dried fruit & VEGA seeds.
Perfect day for relaxing by the water.
After catching some sun, we cleaned up & headed to dinner!
Attempted a cute picture of the two of us before leaving but obviously failed.
We went to The Brewery & Corey enjoyed a sampler platter & I got a blush wine – so yum!
*Gluten Free Hummus Plate with Olives, Feta, Apples, & Honey Dijon Hummus.
I will definitely be re-creating this hummus – the combo was amazing!
*Portobello Mushroom salad with capers, homemade dressing,
veg, feta, & some of Corey’s french fries thrown in!
I have to say this tasted amazing & I felt perfectly fine after eating it… but, this morning my stomach was not feeling too great. #MERP
I’ve said before I’m not opposed to eating foods that I truly am craving or want to eat,
but sometimes my stomach is not on the same #betruetoyou page as I am.
BUT regardless, we enjoyed the meal & met up with a friend who helped snag a pic of us!
That friend I mentioned was my girl JEN!!!
If you haven’t met Jen yet – check out her inspirational Weight Loss Story [here]
She is currently down 110 lbs from her starting weight & has goals of a half marathon coming up!
She is so amazing & we talked for a few hours and came to the conclusion that she will be contributing to the blog here in a few weeks.
She is a talented writer and has such a great message to share so keep both eyes out for that.
It was a great day turned into night where I got to spend time with people that I am so blessed to have in my life.
As always, be true to you & do what you enjoy!
That’s what’s beautiful.