A Gloomy but Lovely Weekend Recap

July 20, 2014

When I first started my blog last summer, my biggest reason was because I wanted a "scrapbook" of my life -- written memories and pictures. I really enjoy looking back; seeing how I and my life has changed. I know a lot of people do not like recapping their weekends because they may not be eventful - I understand that. However, I want to record it all; even the most mundane of days... and I have to say, this weekend was definitely one of those, but I really, really enjoyed it. Ha!

Friday consisted of work as normal, then the gym. I weigh on Friday mornings and I lost 2 pounds for the week! My total loss since November 25th is now at 62 pounds. Yay! I was pumped about my loss this week, but I was feeling really sore from my long run on Thursday, so cardio at the gym was tough. I pushed through 45 minutes on the Elliptical, backsquats, and an upper body weight circuit. 

After the gym, I went to local restaurant and met one of my old friends for a drink. He is moving to Charlotte in a few weeks and had some questions about the area. I feel like a Charlotte veteran now that I have been here 4 1/2 years. I only had one drink because I was sweaty and tired. I went grocery shopping after then I arrived home, I was down for the count.

Saturday morning, I had hiking on my agenda. It is becoming frustrating to plan hikes right now because the weather is so crazy; rain in the forecast constantly. It rained on and off most of the day and it was super gloomy. However, I was not mad about it because I was still really sore. I felt fatigued all day. 

I decide to go see "Sex Tape". I love Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel so I was excited to see this. In my opinion, it did not disappoint at all! Cameron and Jason had amazing chemistry. I literally laughed the entire time. I am not huge on comedy's, but this movie was just as good as "We're The Millers". 

Once I finished at the movies, I came home to shower and get ready. Then I was off to church. I was elated to go because it was the start of our 5 part series #DeathToSelfie. Yes, I know -- I am in big trouble! Ha! It is not what you think though; it's the story of Jacob and Esau in Genesis. The service was incredible. My favorite words from the sermon: God cannot bless your mask. God cannot bless who you pretend to be. 

I usually attend church on Sunday evenings, but because I had a hike planned for today, I decided to go last night. When I got there, I could not believe how crowded it was. I was worried that I would not be able to get a seat in the auditorium and would have to go to an overflow room. I did not want to do that because I truly wanted to feel this message. I said a quick prayer when I was in line, and then when I walked into the auditorium and a staff member came up to seat me, he placed me in the THIRD row. How awesome is that! On top of that, the girl he sat me beside knew me from Facebook and my blog! That is the fourth time this year that has happened and it makes my heart smile. Her name is Brooke. She is also a Beachbody coach. I had an amazing time sitting with her and I think we are going to have a great friendship. (Hi Brooke!)

Once church was over, my girlfriend Alexis and her husband Daniel, and I went to "The Melting Pot" for Queen Feast-- which is Charlotte's Restaurant Week. We enjoyed a lovely 4-course meal. I thought someone was going to have to wheel me out of there when we finished, I was stuffed. I ordered a "Zen Master" cocktail, made with cucumber vodka of course, and it was superb. For our dessert, we ordered creme brulee as our fondue and there are just no words... food porn at it's finest.

I checked the weather forecast before I went to sleep last night, and the weather was going to be worse than it was Saturday, so I decided to once again ax my hiking plan, and sleep in. This morning I slept in until almost 10, which was heavenly. When I woke up, I ate a quick breakfast, then cleaned the apartment and did laundry. Once I finished, I decided to take a break and watch "My Best Friend's Wedding". Can you believe I have never seen that movie? I know, I know. What is wrong with me?! I am not really a fan of romantic comedy's and I was only 8 when the movie came out, so that is probably why I never saw it before today. I really liked it, but I wanted it to end differently. My take? Thank goodness for gay best friends, ha.

After the movie, I ran by Old Navy for a new pair of workout pants since I had to give a few pairs of mine away -- they were getting too big. Yay! I scored a cute new pair, then I went to the gym. I felt rejuvenated and strong so I had a great workout. I finished soaked in sweat, just how I like it.
Now I am off to conjure something for dinner, watch True Blood, then get to bed. I have a long 4 days coming up at work. I will be attending a lot of meetings, dinners, and working long hours.

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  1. You are looking SO great! Girl, your church seems awesome. I want to find a church like that around where I live. It just seems so youthful and contemporary.

  2. Great weekend Liz! I'm glad Sex Tape was funny. I won't see it in the theater most likely, but it will be on my watch list when it comes out on DVD...who am I kidding when it hits HBO. I'm so bad with movies.

    Third row placement in a packed auditorium? You were meant to be there! Someone recognized me from my blog at Coach Bingo last weekend and I had no idea what to say. Pretty cool! LOL

  3. Yay for 2 pounds down! And for the 62 total, good for you!!! That is pretty awesome to meet a fellow blogger!

  4. Sounds like the perfect weekend to me!! Congrats on losing 2 more pounds this week...and 62 total? That's incredible!


  5. Dropping by from the link-up at Cupcakes and Crossbones... congratulations on sticking to your goals so well! My sister-in-law is a worship leader at Elevation here in Roanoke so I was excited to see #DeathToSelfie on a blog :)

  6. Your weekends sound amazing! I wish I had that much fun on my mundane weekends. You look so amazing Liz ♥

  7. girl you are looking amazeballs!!!! Your weekend sounds pretty amazing!!! have a great week!!


  8. Looks like an awesome weekend!! I want to see that movie so badly - it looks hilarious! Thanks for linking up!!

  9. sounds like a great weekend! i'll be seeing that movie soon; just need to find a weekend when things aren't so crazy!

    Vodka and Soda

  10. You are kicking butt and taking names! You look FANTASTIC!
    So proud of you!

    The melting pot is superb... we have a couple up by me... and I remember LOVING my meal there.

    And.. oh.. by the way... You are a rock star ;)

  11. You look fantastic and I'm glad you are feeling well too. I have yet to try the melting pot....i guess I should right?

  12. Sounds like a pretty good weekend girl! I can't wait to see Sex Tape, looks hilarious. And now you have me wanting Melting Pot, I haven't had it in years!

  13. Your church looks awesome - very interesting series. Melting pot is the best! Buying pants because your others are too big is an great reason to shop. Get it, girl!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  14. Thats what you consider a mundane weekend? Seemed Jam packed to me! I wish I had a church like that around me, Ive been really wanting a big energetic group to be a part of. Great job on the weightloss you seem to be powering through it!!
    Oh and those cocktails look so yummy!

  15. Yay for 2 more lbs.
    Ha I thought you were going to write about being a coach potato all weekend (like me) but you had quite a weekend girly!
    I succeeded at doing absolutely NOTHING.

  16. Looks like you had a great weekend!!! I always recap mine no matter what I did too! I like it like that. It is just being real :)

    I am glad Sex Tape was good, I want to see it! That creme brulee....I can't even! That is my FAVORITE desert! Yum!!!

    Have a great week!

  17. You are doing awesome on the weight loss girl! It is tough to get a good hike in when the weather is so crazy. My Best Friends Wedding was too cute. Looks like a good turnout at the sermon. The Melting Pot is so good. Great weekend!

  18. Sounds like you actually had a quite perfect weekend!! I was wondering about Sex Tape - and now after what you said, have to go see it!

  19. Fun weekend! I wanted to see Sex Tape too but never made it to the theater.

  20. Great loss!! And sounds like my kinda weekend, I can't wait until things slow down a bit here it's been non stop the last few weeks.

  21. Hellllllllo mama! I'm back! :D I have so much catching up to do but first, CONGRATS on 62lbs! That's amazing! I'm so excited to see what I've missed! <3


  22. Ummm that weekend sounds great! And church looked awesome! Congrats on the weight loss as well you seriously rock!

  23. Buying smaller clothes because the old ones are too big is literally the BEST feeling! You look amazing! Oh and Happy birthday week Leo twin! :)

  24. I hear ya on the crazy weather! This humid, flippin' hot weather is cramping my running style!! With the heat index, it'll feel like 100 degrees in Chicago! I recently got new workout wear too! Yay for sales!! :D

  25. Sounds like the weather blessed you with a much needed rest. Sometimes you just have to give yourself some grace to heal and have a good workout just like you did.


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