A sister/sister, busy, kind of sick weekend wrap!

December 29, 2013

Before I begin my weekend wrap blog entry, I would just like to say "thank God for Zicam and Emergen-C". Ha!
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Friday at 4:30 PM, my weekend started as usual. I felt strong and hit the gym for cardio and weights. I had a great work out. When I finished, I had to run a lot of errands. I went to Target, Ulta, and GNC. Then finally I picked up a salad at Panera for dinner. 

Ugh, it never ends.

I finally put all of my stuff up, took a shower, ate, and got my sister's Christmas gift together. I thought it looked cute!

By the time I finished all of that it was about 9 PM and ho-ly crap. I started to feel horrible. Body aches and a sore throat. Thankfully, I did not have a fever, but I felt really bad. I knew I needed to take preventive measures and get into bed.

I drank my Emergen-C and took Zicam and slept for 12 hours. I hoped to wake up feeling brand new. I never get sick (knock on wood, thank God) and it's been well over a year since I have even had so much as a cold. 

I woke up Saturday morning feeling like crap. But I don't like to take a lot of medicine. I barely take Tylenol or even Midol. I just do not like it. I like to take a more homeopathic approach. I do not really have a solid reason as to why, I just do. Basically I just think the pharmaceutical industry is a bunch of shit. :)

I forced myself to go do a few things and clean my apartment so when my sister arrived she would not get sick. She was driving three hours from Raleigh. She pulled in around 1:30 PM. We chatted for a while then took off to the gym. I live right across the parking lot from my gym (so awesome) and she had a 3-day pass so we decided to make the best of it.

I felt OK to do cardio but I did not have enough strength to lift weights like we initially planned. I did 45 minutes of cardio and was pretty proud of myself, I pushed hard. My heartrate was up the whole time and I burned a bunch of calories!

I felt so much better afterwards. I felt like the medicine combined with some sweaty cardio totally helped. We went across the street to Earthfare (another awesme thing about where I live, ha!) and got a hummus and vegetable wrap. It was delicious and huge! It was only 300 calories for the whole thing. Double score!

Oh and thank you to my sister who brought me another Polar band so I can use my monitor again. Captain Grace (me) over here lost the damn band a month after I got my monitor so I have not been able to use it!

We then took showers, watched some of "Country Song", and got glam!

I'm ready!

We went Uptown to a place called "Blue Restaurant and Bar" for dinner and a martini. The crusine is Mediterranean; our favorite! I had this delicious spinach, mushroom, and ricotta pasta dish. It was amazing. And the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. The below image I found was on Google, but just to show you how gorgeous the place was!

I had an "Under The Sunset" Martini. It was SO strong and so much cinnamon flavor. I could not finish it, but it felt good against a sore throat because it was so strong.

By the time we finished dinner it was 10:30 and we had to drive back to south Charlotte, where I live. We were gong to go to a local bar to watch the UFC fights. I was so excited, last night the fighter line up was incredible. But I was done, I just wanted to go home. I pushed myself to the limit.

We came home and got warm on the couch and watched a movie on HBO called "Stoker" and what a weird ass movie. That movie was just... I don't even know. I literally had this look of confusion and disgust on my face the whole time, but like I could not turn away. I kept wanting to know what was next. So if you have HBO on demand, the movie is free, so it is worth a watch. Just be prepared that it is really freaking weird. Oh and Nicole Kidman is in it. We finally went to bed around 1 AM and slept today until 10. It was glorious. I love my black out curtains, ha. 

We got ourselves dressed, grabbed a hot tea and spinach and egg white wrap at Starbucks then drove up to Ikea. Every time she comes down to stay with me, we have to make a trip to Ikea. After spending two hours in there walking around, I left with this kick-ass picture for my living room. I love it! It was only 10 bucks too!

My sister left about an hour ago and I think I am down for the count. It is so cold and rainy here and my throat is still kind of sore, super tired too. I think the rest of the afternoon spent inside warm and resting will make me brand new tomorrow. I have a busy week ahead so I have absolutely zero time to be sick. Maybe I am wishful thinking, but so far Emergen-C and Zicam have done a great job. 

How was your post-Christmas weekend?!

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  1. looks like so much fun! i love hanging out with my sister..
    i had to work all post-christmas week, but it's okay!

    new reader/follower,
    -charlie a.

  2. Dang girl, you are busy! Glad you had a great time with your sister :D Hopefully you feel 100% soon!

  3. sounds like a blast!!!

    I love that picture!!!!

    hope you feel better soon

  4. i LOVE the pink in your hair. You pull it off so perfect!


  5. Fun times girl! Glad you and your sis had a good weekend even if the old cold was trying to bring you down!

  6. Glad you had a great time with your sister!! Hope you kick that cold in the butt! The hummus veggie wrap looks delicious! Love the new wall art too!

  7. I hope you are feeling better love!!! That is awesome you had some sister time I know yall had a great time together!! Loveeee me some Ikea!!!

  8. Zicam is the absolute BEST, I swear by it and it prevents me from getting sick like nobodies business! xo

  9. sounds like a fun weekend but definitely super busy! i'd be pretty tired after all that too!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  10. I want to go to Panera with you.

  11. I hope you beat the worst of your sickies! I was sick for a couple days this weekend, too. That time of year... yuck. I wish I had a plastic bubble.

  12. Oh no , flu sucks . Hope you get better soon :) Gosh , blue restaurant is amazing!!!

  13. We both love the same salad at Panera. And I have been sick for a full week now.. It's been miserable, so I really, really hope you can just avoid it completely! I wasn't smart about it at all, and I didn't take any extra Vitamin C, or Zicam or anything like that. I just laid on my couch and felt sorry for myself, mostly. I don't know why that didn't help......

    Anyway, happy new year to you, my dear!! I have a good feeling that 2014 will be your best year yet... Can't wait to see how it goes for you! XO!

  14. Having Sisters-Timeais the best kind of weekend! Ohh get well soon!

  15. Looks like an awesome weekend! Hope you're feeling better. That restaurant is gorgeous and the martini sounds deelish! Oh, and I love the painting!!

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