The Awesome Valentine's Weekend Recap!

February 16, 2014

Friday morning started with a delay at work. Snow all day Wednesday and Thursday made Friday quite difficult to drive through. Thankfully the high was 50, so a lot of it was going to melt. I spent 30 minutes getting snow and ice off of my car then drove to work. My office is only about 2 miles from my apartment, but the drive there was not fun. I arrived around 10:30 and the staff was scarce. Thus it made my work load a little more than normal. Around 12:30 I left the office to go get my weekly B12 injection and weigh. I lost 2.5 pounds last week! Total down: 30.7 pounds since November 25th! That is so exciting. Thankfully the roads were getting better and better.
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I ended up working late then had to go to the bank and UPS for my boss. Since I was really tired, worked late, and still so sore from my Hot Mess Express work out at home, I decided to take the evening off from the gym. So while I was out I picked up two Redbox movies and a pizza, and went home to enjoy Valentine's night. Ha! I also made myself a "Skinnytini" cocktail - Mixed Berry Powerade Zero and 1 shot of Smirnoff Raspberry Light vodka. My best friend Kelly did come by for a little while before she went out, so that was sweet.

Saturday, yesterday, was a great day. I had a solid 10 hours of sleep and it felt glorious. I took my time getting out of bed and made breakfast. I then had to go run my usual Saturday morning errands. I usually try to get those finished as quickly as possible, but I had fun looking around for once. I also had some coupons that I was excited to use.

This little cutie always loves to watch me put me up groceries - there are usually new treats for him. Smart!

I was most excited about my deals at GNC! I had to stock up on my Quest Bars, of course. I had a $10 off coupon so I was able to get 13 assorted Quest Bars for only $18 bucks! Then because I have a valid gym membership, I was able to get my Gold card renewed for another year (it is usually $15 dollars) and a free shaker cup. I even got to choose the one I wanted so duh, a pink one! At Ulta I had a coupon and points to use. I needed more body wash and I love the "Vita Bath" brand - it is packed with vitamins and with the cold, dry weather, my skin needs it. I also picked up my eye liner, I have been wearing the same kind for 10 years now. I will probably never cheat on it, ha! Both of those were only $6 together! Diva on a budget!

After I put my groceries up and had lunch, Kelly came over and we went to the gym at 2. It was a great work out in the books - 45 minutes of cardio and an upper body weight circuit. I love how she and I make each other push harder, faster, and longer. That is what best friends are for!

After the gym we came back to my apartment and I made us chocolate, banana, and spinach protein shakes. We then watched "The Place Beyond The Pines" while talking, playing on the computer, showering and getting ready. It felt like a good night for she and I to go out and have a girl's night. What is better?!

She and I went to one of our favorite places in my neighborhood; "Cosmo's". It is an upscale sushi restaurant and around 10:30 every night they move the tables and chairs on the bottom floor, and turn it into a dance floor. They have lots of neon lights, a projector, and everything. I love it when it gets late there. It's seriously a blast. Oh and on Saturday, when we walked in the door we were given a glass of free champs! 

We then split the most delicious sushi - a vegetable roll and my favorite roll in the whole world: "Caley's Comet" (salmon, cream cheese, tempura) and of course a bottle of Pinot.  We stayed out late and the best time. It was the most fun I have had in a while!

Today I slept in until 10:30 AM and I have been super tired ever since. I just could not get with the program. I had breakfast then binged watch Bravo. Kelly came over for a little while (we have been inseparable this weekend) and just hung out with me so that gave me the energy I needed. She left at 3 and I took off to the gym. There is no way I can miss the best work out of the week - legs!

I am a little disappointed in my calorie count. It is normally at least 100 more. However, I'm losing more fat and my heart is getting strong, so I need to make my workouts hard. Next week, I am adding more weight to all of my exercises. It's time to step up the program and keep pushing to get awesome results!

After the gym I went to Panera so I could order my favorite salad - steak and bleu cheese. By the time I got home to eat it, I was shaking I was so hungry. I needed my post workout refuel - yum!

I then prepped my food for the week, cleaned, and took a hot shower. I'm ready for my Atlanta Housewives and Kardashian's, then bed early. My soreness is already setting in. After work tomorrow, I am getting my hair done! I cannot tell you guys how excited I am. I need a hair trim something crazy, my red steaks have faded a lot, and I need my roots done. Your girl needs some help! I hope you guys had a great weekend!

Don't forget to link-up today with these awesome ladies to share your weekend! 


  1. You're looking great mama! Glad you had a great weekend!

  2. I so wish we lived closer, I would hit the gym with you all the time! You seem like a freaking awesome gym buddy :D Sounds like you had a fun Valentine's with your gal pal!!

  3. Wow what amazing figures on the calories burnt! Me jealous lol! You re looking lovely!

  4. You're looking great and I love the Powerade mixed with liquor! Great idea and I need one of those pink bottles stat! What did you think of Gatsby? I saw it in theaters and it started slow to me but overall I enjoyed it!

  5. So glad that you had such an amazing weekend!

  6. Thanks for linking up! :) I can tell you're losing weight, seriously, you just look gorgeous!

  7. busy weekend, but sounds awesome!!! That sushi looks so yummy!!!

    I may need to try that body wash my skin is so dry from this stupid cold

    have a fab week friend

  8. Keep working hard lady!!!

    That sushi looks delicious and the skinni martini sounds yummy too. Glad you had a good weekend.

  9. The skinny cocktail you have in your hand looks so good!! When I'm trying not to consume a ton of calories, I stick with vodka, water, and a splash of lime, but your drink looks better. :)

  10. Congrats on the continued weight loss. You are rocking it girl. Always impressed by your savings. I love leg day the best. That salad from Panera looks amazing!

  11. You look awesome!!! I am so going to try Quest bars now! Running to GNC!! What are the best flavors?

  12. Congrats girl on the awesome weight loss!! That is amazing.. I hope to have the same results as you!! Happy Monday.. Hope you have a beautiful week!

  13. I haven't tried that body wash, I need to look into it! I use that same eye liner! I love it! Coupons are my favorite! I always get so excited about any money that I save.

    That sushi looks delicious! I have been wanting sushi for a few weeks now!! My girlfriends that I meet for lunch once a week aren't sushi fans so I have been driving past the place on my way to meet them and pouting. I need to fix that craving ASAP!

    Look at you and your badass self loosing more weight this week! You are rocking it!

  14. Sounds like you had a fun weekend! Congrats on dropping more pounds! I have a coupon for a free B12 shot which I've been meaning to start doing anyway but that's just the motivation I needed & I'm going to do it even though I hate shots! haha

  15. Hey girl! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! And umm...a sushi place with a DANCE FLOOR?? Get out of here!! I need one to open up by me, stat!!

  16. That skinny cocktail sounds good. I need one now!

  17. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog! I don't get many comments, so it was super fun to get yours:) I'm excited to check out your blog....and your cat is freaken adorable! I am a cat mama also and love my Maci to pieces. She is a royal pain in my ass, but at least she doesn't sass me like my girls do, lol!

  18. u go girl!!!! love the pizza & movie idea!! glad you and kelly had some great girl time!

  19. the fitter you get, the better your body becomes at delivering oxygen/vital nutrients to your body so your caloric burn won't be as high. continue to challenge yourself though :)

    sounds like a great weekend!

    Vodka and Soda

  20. hmmm... Powerade martini?? I'll def have to remember this for later!

  21. Vitabath is AMAZING. Your cat is also totally adorable :)

  22. Thanks for taking the time to let me know about the no-reply thingie, who knew??? Got it fixed now:)

  23. Awesome that you have such a great workout partner to push you!
    And salmon plus cream cheese plus tempura is THE BEST!!

  24. Valentine's Day is the best day to take off from the gym!! :) God, the sushi looks so mouthwateringly delicious.

  25. You're killing it girl! Keep up the great work, you're doing awesome!


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