Monday, September 21, 2009

...No Pain No Gain...

It seems as though another week is upon us. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! My weekend was fun but very busy.

Friday after work me and my cousin headed on a short road trip to Milwaukee to pick up her god kids that she was taking for the weekend. Oh my lord are these the cutest kids ever! Here's a picture of each of them. Aren't they adorable?!

We got home at about 9 and I was in no mood to head to the gym so I didn’t. :-/ oopsy poopsy.

Saturday my mom, my brother and I went out for lunch and then shopping to spend some hard earned money! At lunch I had a dish called the Low Cal Pal. It's a grilled beef patty (basically a hamburger with no bun or anything like that) a small cup of cottage cheese, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, watermelon, cucumbers and tomatoes. It was really good! I'm not a big melon fan so I didn’t touch the cantaloupe or honeydew melon but I love watermelon, cucumbers and tomatoes so I ate all of that. I ate about 1/3 of the patty and almost all of the cottage cheese and then I was STUFFED. It was a good feeling to know that I can no longer clean my plate at the restaurant and an even better feeling that I no longer WANT to clean my plate. After lunch we went to the mall. My mom had a gift card for Bath & Body Works so we headed over there and got 3 new body sprays. The fragrances we got were "Butterfly Flower", "Moonlit Path" and "Sea Breeze". (Not sure if the last name is correct but it's something like that) They have amazing scents there right now so if you have one near you definitely stop in and see what you can find! I also picked up my dress and some fun accessories. Here are some pictures:

The dress

Fun matching bangles

Some pink hoop earrings

And amazing matching sunglasses!! How fun :-)

After the mall I went to the park with my cousin and the kids and then we did a little shopping to pick out a dress for her. I DID make it to the gym Saturday night. Woo Hoo! I've added a 5 minute warm up on the treadmill walking at a speed of 2.5 with an incline of 10. It's a nice warm up that really gets my heart going and I think the incline will be good to work my legs and butt. I also have added an extra 10 minutes to the end of my cardio because I feel I am physically able to do that now.

Sunday was football day of course. (Yay Vikings won!! #1 in the NFC North Division now!!) At around 3:30 my cousin and I headed back to Milwaukee to bring the kids home. They were exhausted so they slept the whole way which was nice for us. When I got home I did my grocery shopping for the week, ate a little Sheppard's pie for dinner and headed to the gym. Focus was abs with light biceps/back and inner/outer thighs. I added the 5 minute warm up but not the extra 10 minutes to the cardio because my foot started cramping up pretty bad, not sure why.

I plan to go to the gym tonight and tomorrow and also weigh in tomorrow. I'm excited!! Oh! I almost forgot to tell you one of my embarrassing weekend moment. Saturday night at the gym I was so much in the zone that I decided I was just going to walk right into this long pole that sticks out from the oblique machine and here's what happened..

Haha it hurt like hell but you know what they say, no pain no gain.

Have a wonderful night :-)


  1. Cute dress! Good job for upping your cardio - gotta keep pushing yoursel!! You're doing great.

  2. You CAN be proud of yourself.

    You're doing great.

    Keep up the hard work and best wishes.

    :-) :-).