Weekend Recap + Upcoming Blog Stuff

May 4, 2014

So... holy crap. What a weekend. 

It is Sunday evening, and I am exhausted. I still have to shower and prep food. I really don't want too so I am delaying the inevitable and writing a blog post instead. Well, this weekend was 100% different than it was supposed to be. Initially I was supposed to be at an outdoor, all weekend concert that I paid a LOT of money for with a girlfriend of mine that I have not seen in a long time. I even had tomorrow scheduled off of work so we could really make the best of it. I am not going to get into it, but it definitely did not turn out that way at all. But you know what, with the curve balls life has been throwing at me in personal life, I have become a champion at plan b, accepting what has happened "it is what it is", and moving on. I could tell you guys all about it, try to make y'all feel sorry for me, and self pitty, but that is not my style. It all ended up working out and I am not taking tomorrow off of work. I have a crazy week coming up so I need to be there. It is going to be awesome, I can't wait. It feels good looking forward to going to work. 

I lost 2 pounds last week - and 3.4 pounds of pure fat mass. I picked up the pieces from a bad week before and pushed on. It felt awesome. Friday after work, I decided to use that as my off day from the gym instead of Saturday. I ran so much Thursday evening that all day Friday my thighs and hips felt like they were going to pop off at any given moment. Thus I spent the evening doing a little shopping; and I would like to say "New York and Company" has become my new obsession. Friends, I think I am turning over a new leaf. After I shopped until I dropped I came home, had dinner, cleaned, and watched stand up comedy on Comedy Central. 

Saturday morning I slept in a bit and then I forced myself to the gym... but I was not happy about it. I was so fatigued; I think mostly due to plans falling apart with the concert and because I was so freaking bloated. So Friday night as I was relaxing and watching TV, I snacked on my favorite sweet potato tortilla chips. I have not had them in forever and when I was grocery shopping I picked up a big since it had been a while. They have this type of seasoning on them that I can't put into words, it's just so delicious! Well it was stupid of me - worst mistake I made all week. Saturday morning I was miserably bloated from the sodium in take. I was dealing with that then when I got to the gym, it was freezing. I hate it when I am working out, sweating, and it's cold. Cold sweat is the worst. I was in a horrible mood at the gym and truth be told, I would have rather been punched in the face than be in there, but I pushed through and got it done. 

After the gym, I took a shower and got ready. I wore my brand new outfit from "New York and Company" - I felt so classy. I like feeling classy more than I do "feeling sexy" so I think your girl here may be revamping my entire wardrobe. I bought the necklace on clearance for $2.99!

After I got ready I met my girlfriend Alexis at the movies finally see "Divergent". It was SO good. I like it better than "The Hunger Games". I can't wait for the others to come and can't wait to get the movie on DVD. After the movie, Alexis and I met her husband at a local bar beside of my apartment for dinner and cocktails. Since it was so warm, I was craving something fruity. I ordered a "Cherry Sparkler" and it was gross. I really need to stick with wine, but I don't like drinking it when it's hot outside. I'm weird like that. Ha!

I slept like a champion last night so late this morning when I woke up, I packed my bag and drove up the mountains to go hiking. I had 11 miles on the agenda and it was an awesome hike. Last weekend I told you guys how I was struggling, and today I bounced back with a vengeance. It was a beautiful and warm day, I had plenty of energy, I ran some hill intervals, pushed hard, and a bird even shit on my arm. Ha! It was an awesome day. 

After I finished I hiking, I drove back to Charlotte and went to New York and Company... again... hehe. Now I am finally home, exhausted, dirty, and need to get my things done so I can veg out to the last part of the Atlanta housewives hot mess reunion, "Total Diva's" and "Revenge."

** So, at my other full time job (besides Fitness Blondie, ha!) I have a lot going on this week. I have planned a huge event for my entire company at a gorgeous hotel. It has been exhausting and a lot of work, but tons of fun. The event is all day Thursday. Thus I have a ton of last minute meetings, shopping, and other things to do Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday I will be out of town working with the executives at an off-site location. All of that being said, "Fitness Blondie" will be taking a little bit of a backseat. 

** There will be no weekly training and nutrition plan and no hump day blog hop - all of that will be back next week!

** I have teamed up with Quest Nutrition and will be giving away three boxes of their sample pack protein bars to 3 winners! I thought that "sample box" would be perfect to giveaway for you guys so you can try every single flavor they offer. That giveaway will be coming to you soon.

**AND another giveaway of a Polar FT4 heartrate monitor will be coming after that.

Tis the season!

** Lastly, I finally have a "Fitness Blondie" Facebook page. If you enjoy reading my blog, please give it a "like". Click here.


  1. I used to be alllll about super sexy clothes... I like classy more now, too! It's funny how our tastes evolve, isn't it?

  2. congrats on losing more weight! it seemed like you had quite a long week. love the pictures.

  3. I love NY&Company. I've never been into sexy clothes. I always like the classic styles. My friends call me Audrey Hepburn :-)

  4. LOLOL @ "a bird even shit on my arm." hahaha

    Kudos on making lemonade from lemons.

  5. I currently owe almost $2,000 on my NY&C credit card lol. It is a slight obsession of mind but they have a lot of good sales and always email coupons, so sign up your email if you haven't already!!

  6. I'm sorry to hear about the concert not working out, but it sounds like you made the most of your weekend and didn't let anything get you down. Go you for pushing through your workout even though you didn't feel up to it! I love the outfit you bought, super cute! Lots of exciting things coming up :D

  7. Glad you didn't let the plans falling through ruin your weekend. I much prefer classy nowadays too. Love all the hiking and how you get better each time. Those days at the gym are the worst but glad you stuck it out and got it done.

  8. I love that store!!! I went down a pant size this spring!! Wooo! So I did ALL my summer shopping for work and nights out there :) love the clothes and the deals!

  9. Girl you had a jammed pack weekend!!
    I hope everything with your friend on why you missed concert is okay.. I know it's not easy getting into tiff's with friends. So happy to hear you stuck out your gym day but i would agree that cold sweat is the worst ever, i almost rather deal with the charlie horse in my leg than deal with that! I wish we lived by each other so we could hike together... looks very beautiful. I used to love NY&C but than I stopped going in there because they changed their stuff. Hopefully they got it back! Happy Monday darling!! Hope you have a great week & you deserve to take the week off!!! Cant wait for all the giveaways!

  10. Whew big stuff goin on over here I see :) Girl you do look classy and I LOVE that necklace!

  11. Oh man, I'm obsessed with NY&Co too. If you sign up for their emails they will send you tons of coupons and online discount codes. I never pay full price for anything there. :) Glad your weekend turned out well.

  12. So sorry plans fell through, still looks like a fantastic weekend though =)

  13. Sorry to hear things didn't work out, but glad you ended up having a good weekend! Can't wait for your upcoming giveaways, I LOVE me some Quest bars and I've really been wanting a Polar monitor :) Hope you have a good week girl!

  14. I used to be a mix up between WICKED TOMBOY and then.. Overly Provocative NightClub chick.

    And then.. things just changed...
    I'm pretty modest at work...
    On the weekends, it's jeans and a nice top...that's if I go out.. if not, it's workout clothes and pj's.

    And if we do in fact go out and be "adults"... I'll find something that shows that I'm beautiful... inside and out.

    I guess things change as we age... :)

  15. ALSO:

    Your hiking spot looks GOR-GEOUS!

  16. glad you ended up having a great weekend! When I was working, I used to love NY&Co.

    WOW girl those are AMAZING giveaways!!!! yay for FB pages

    good luck w your work event!! have a fab week

  17. Girl I am obsessed with NY&CO. Love that outfit. You need to get their credit card, the rewards are amazing!

  18. have you tried a white wine spritzer? wine with a little seltzer and a lemon wedge. I like it for summer drinks it feels fresher than just plain wine. Also NYC&Co. is one of my absolute favorite stores of all time. They have some amazing stuff!

  19. Good luck with your event!! It'll be great! I'll miss my fav blog hop of the week though- it's pretty much the ONLY thing I look forward to on Wednesdays haha!

  20. Good luck on a busy but fun week! :)

  21. Girl the fact that you go to the gym when you don't want to is awesome. I hope I see myself writing that on my blog after this baby comes along :)

  22. I have been all about classy over sexy the last few years. I mean...I am 30 now...what I can pull off as sexy vs what a twenty something can is a bit different lol! I love NY &Co. Been shopping there for years!

    Look at you kicking ass on your hike. Get it girl!!!

    I don't know what happened with the whole original plans, but I can tell you this. In your twenties you really REALLY learn who your real friends are...and which ones wont be in your life any longer. It hurts. It sucks. But its what happens with all of us I think.

    Sounds like you have a busy week ahead, hope its a great one!

  23. Yes, birds shitting on us= my fav! LOL. A bird crapped on my forehead one lovely trip in Mexico but apparently it's good luck so I'll take it!

    The hike looked amazing!

  24. if potato-like is a fashion trend, then that's me. kidding (sort of); i like elegant pieces that last throughout the years. AND I WANT TO HIKE SO BAD BUT IT'S RAINING ALL THE GD TIME!!

    Vodka and Soda

  25. Have fun with your work event! Sounds fun! That lake and mountains that you went hiking at is gorgeous! I'm jealous! I'm still up here wearing long johns and shit. Wth!? Lol. Love the goodies you got while shopping! Especially that steal on the statement necklace!

  26. Gosh what a beautiful hike! I want to go! gosh dang it
    and that cherry sparkler looks yummy, what is in it? - I know you didn't like it, but I am fruity and not wine girl lol

  27. thats a beautiful necklace and yes you do look classy. I like classy. What a beautiful scenery there

  28. Seeing your wrist-monitor thingy telling us how many cals you burn makes me want to get one of those myself... I typically have absolutely no idea how many calories I'm burning when working out or hiking!!!

    aka Bailey


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