Happy, Happy, Happy

June 11, 2013

Just like the amazing Phil Robertson says; "We are happy, happy, happy". Yesterday evening ended up being a great evening, especially for a Monday.

I went to the gym after work for my "cardio blast" workout. I have written about it before. I ended up doing 20 miles of cardio total. And I shaved a lot of time off of my spin class. I started off with 20 minutes on the lateral cardio machine and did 5 miles. Then spin class started 7 minutes late. I started on the bike at 5:30 just doing an easy stroll, but did not start my spin work out until the instructor started us at 5:37 PM. In 47 minutes, I did 15 miles again like I did Thursday. However, the 15 miles I did on Thursday was how long the class had been, the 47 minutes last night was really only 40 minutes of class time.

I am really, really thinking of hard of buying a bike and training to one day ride competitively. Over the past 3 months since I have regularly started spin cycling, it has quickly become a huge passion of mine.

While I was work yesterday, my fiance, Marquis, told me he had worked up a little something for us! I was excited, he is an awesome cook and comes up with the weirdest, but most delicious recipes!

Pardon his spelling, hahaha.
After my work out, I come home to find Marquis has bought "Life Code" for us to take to the beach. I am a HUGE Dr. Phil fan, I mean I love that guy and I have been wanting this book. I can't wait to have my toes in the sand, Skinnytini in one hand, and this book in the other!

Around 8 we FINALLY sat down for dinner AND dessert and it was delicious!

Dinner: Veggie noodles, diced grilled chicken and turkey sausage, black beans, veggies, and crushed tomatoes. It was absolutely delicious.
Cute desserts he made: crushed Chocolate Fiber One cereal with sugar/fat free vanilla pudding, bananas, and walnuts! 
After dinner we caught up on "America's Got Talent". I can't believe we missed it last week! AGT, X Factor, and American Idol are our shows we religiously watch together. We commentate during the whole thing and it's so funny. It's our third season of AGT so it is now a tradition with us! I also love how when we are watching these shows, he lies at one end of the couch and myself and we give each other foot massages. LOL... does anyone else do that? Crazy, I know, but it's so relaxing!


  1. Wow that food looks and sounds delicious!!! What a good fiancé!

  2. The meal and dessert looks awesome! You've got a winner :)!

    My fiance loves to bike, if you love spin I'd recommend getting into it.

    me, I just run ;)

  3. That sounds absolutely delicious and what a great workout!!!

  4. Sounds like it was a great night! That is so sweet he made dinner and dessert!

  5. Congrats on the 108 lbs, I lost 91 and kept it off for 6 years. I was put on a new medicine and gained about 23 back, but am getting back in gear now. Gluten free is helping. Thank goodness I found good pasta, the other gf ones I used were terrible. haha

  6. I don't even like to DRIVE 20 miles after work, let alone bike it! Good for you!

    Have you tried flywheel? A few of my fabulous NYC friends do it and love it. If you're competitive, you would love it. You basically go to a class and then compete with other cyclists for the duration of the class. Your name is on a huge board (or whatever name you want), and you get points based on resistance of the bike, speed, hills, etc.

    Try it and blog about it!

    And I want that dinner and dessert too! I never thought about crushing up Fiber One cereal. I must have that recipe! I'm totally serious.

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I am glad to have found yours, I will be back often!

  8. I've been dying to take a spin class.. I need to get on that! & that is so sweet he made you dinner & dessert, looks yummy!

  9. It's so awesome he's all about the healthy eating too! It's hard for me to get my guy to eat turkey versions of everything or many plant-based proteins!



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