It was a really fun weekend. Friday I got my booty up early for 30 minutes of cardio before work with Kelly. After, it was a great day at work and I rocked a head braid. I am finally getting better at doing those. I had my doctor's appointment at 1 PM to get my vitamin B12 and weigh. I lost 2.1 pounds last week. My total down since November 25th, 2013 is 28.1 pounds. It got even better when my doctor told me that last week alone I actually lost 3 pounds of solid fat. He said that is almost unheard of so he was really surprised. The scale showed only a 2.1 pound weight loss because I am adding muscle. Which we all know weighs more than fat, but is much more dense.
After work, I hit the gym again. I did 30 more minutes of cardio and an upper body weight circuit. By the time I finished, one of my best friend's Jennifer, was pulling up at my apartment to spend the weekend with me. Shortly after she arrived, we took off to Zappata's, one of our favorite Mexican restaurants for dinner and a well deserved blackberry Margarita!
After dinner and a lot of talking, we went to WalMart so I could get groceries and we could get some things for her, so she did not starve to death. Ha. She is not a fan of all of the "weird" things I eat. So funny. After groceries, we both really tired from the long day. The rest of the night involved getting her addicted to "Party Down South", my new reality TV addiction. It hits home to me because Myrtle Beach is my second home!
Saturday morning, we slept in. I made coconut flour biscuits from scratch and Jen was not a fan! Ha. She then opted for eggs. At least I had some for her!
After breakfast we were dressed and out of the door. I took her to my work to show her the office then we did some shopping. Of course Ulta was one of our stops! After shopping, I devoured a Quest Bar then walked to the gym for cardio and an upper body weight circuit. It was a beautiful, sunny day.
After a solid workout at the gym, it was time to shower and get glamorous (duh) to go out for a little fun.
We went to uptown Charlotte to go out for dinner at "Whisky River". I live in south Charlotte, about 15 minutes away from uptown, so I don't go there a lot. It was fun to try something new with Jen! But I am not of fan of driving through. $15 parking and a lot of one way streets? No thanks. I would like to live there one day, but I would live at a place where I could walk most places.
I was a lot of fun! Whisky River is in the Epicenter, which is awesome. The atmosphere was great, the setup was great, and the food was REALLY great. I had the unhealthiest quesadilla of my life. It was spinach and mushroom. That doesn't sound bad, right? It was loaded with cheese and fried. Naughty, naughty, but at least it was delicious. I can't wait to go there again.
After dinner, we came back to my part of Charlotte so we could go to the movies. I finally, finally, finally got to see "Wolf of Wall Street". I have been dying to see it. It was SO. damn. awesome. It has to be one of the best movies made. I have never laughed so much in my life. The acting was out of this world. Jonah Hill and Leonardo together is the best. I thought Leo could not get better from "The Great Gatsby" but I was so wrong. His acting amazes me. I can't for the movie to come on DVD so I can buy it. Lots of drug use, sex, hot women, and crude comedy - my kind of movie right there!
I could not believe how long the movie was though. It was midnight by the time we left so we went back to my apartment to go to sleep. We slept in until 10 this morning and it was glorious. Jennifer left shortly after because her daughter was getting sick.
I dove right into my Sunday routine. I went to run some errands then came back to clean up some and prep my food for the week. I was getting really tired. I'm sore for a lot of hard cardio and two days in a row weights. But I knew I needed to push through and go to the gym for legs. My legs are the strongest part of my body and I love to work them because I push so hard. I was not feeling it today. However, I made myself go because I know tomorrow is my rest day from the gym. And I am so glad I did. I had a killer workout and the soreness is already creeping in - my favorite.
Nothing better after a long, hard leg workout then some deep stretching. And with that, I have finished my week of training and can't wait to relish in my day off tomorrow so Tuesday I can get back to kicking ass.
I'm pooped now though. I'm off to finish laundry, take a bubble bath, make dinner, and watch an explosive episode of the Atlanta Housewives. Seriously, those women are crazy. I can't wait to see what happens this week!