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Weekend Recap: Good Drinks, Good Music, Good Company!

April 6, 2014

Friday was a long, long day at work. I went to my doctor's office at lunch for my B12 injection and weighed. I lost 1 pound last week. I am thankful it was one pound because I can't lie - I slipped on my eating a little. Because I am losing weight and getting so much stronger, my work outs have become much more intense. It's incredible, but I find myself hungrier. I am going to work on adding a little more fat and protein into my diet to try and cut some of the simple carbohydrates I am constantly craving. My total down since 11/25/13 is now 44.2 pounds. After work, I went to the gym for a leg workout. Because I have been hiking so much, I have not been doing my rigorous leg routines. I was excited for my leg day and I pushed extremely hard. It was probably one of the strongest leg workout's I have ever had. 

After the gym, I came home, got ready - rocked my new sleeveless shirt from Venus and cute wedges for an evening out with my girlfriend Alexis. It was 80 degrees Friday night - so wonderful!


I guess because of Amazon Prime account, Amazon sent me a gift card for a local restaurant called "Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza". I decided to share it with Lex so we had dinner there. We each made our own "personal" pizza's. They were pretty good too. Mine had spinach, mushroom, and feta. That is my idea of a perfect pizza!


After dinner we went to the movies to see "Captain America". I am a Marvel freak so of course I had to see it. The biggest reason? Scarlett Johansson! She is my biggest girl crush ever and I love her as Black Widow. I was excited that Lex and I were seeing it in 3D; I have not went to an actual 3D movie in a long time. However, I have to say, it was totally not worth it. The tickets were $14.50 and honestly there was not much difference than seeing it as a regular movie. We looked fabulous in our glasses though!


Saturday was my rest day from the gym, and I needed it. I have barely been able to walk, ha. It is a great feeling though. I left early to go to Raleigh, NC to say with my sister. It is a 3-hour drive from where I live. When I got my sister's we took off to "Mellow Mushroom" for an outdoor lunch. Once again the weather was absolutely beautiful. We sat outside, enjoyed the sunshine and breeze, and ate mushroom and spinach pita wraps. They were alright, quite bland though.



After lunch we did some lipstick shopping at Ulta, ran a few more errands, and went by a local mall so my sister could get her brows done. She gets them "threaded" or something - I don't know, but it looked so painful. I don't do anything with my brows - I don't tweeze, fill them in, or anything.  And after seeing that, I am glad I don't. I will just let those things be.


Once we finished her torture we went back to her apartment to wait on her boyfriend Dave to get home. We then got cleaned up to go downtown Raleigh, I was feeling especially frisky, ha!


We had dinner at this amazing Mexican restaurant called "Xoco". I absolutely loved the way this restaurant was decorated. It was artsy, unique, and it felt like we were in Mexico eating. When we gave the host our name, he gave me a little baby doll to hold onto. I have NO idea why, but I ran with it. Ha! The food was fresh and not drenched in fattening sauces. I had a passion fruit margarita that also tasted fresh. I have to give that place 4 stars. 




After dinner we went across the street to a jazz bar called "C.Grace". Another awesome place. The atmosphere was intimate but still fun and very alive. Good jazz music can put anyone in a great mood. I had another delicious cocktail - it was gin, cucumber, lemon, lime, and mint. It was naturally sweet too - none of that fake syrup crap that is disgusting. 




I left my sister's around 10:30 this morning and I can't lie, I have been dragging today. I am not hungover or anything, I'm just fatigued and still very sore. Plus the weather is gloomy and chilly. I hate that! Since I have been home I got groceries, cleaned, and now I'm on to do my food prep and laundry. Fun, I know, but it must be done. I have a jam packed week coming up at work and summer is vastly approaching - it's crunch time with clean eating and training! How was your weekend?!

27 comments

  1. I am in love with that pink top!! so cute!!
    I don't do a thing to my eyebrows either, just NO. lol
    What a fun weekend

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  2. I get my eyebrows threaded too! Wax always gives me terrible bumps around my brows so I stick to threading since there aren't any chemicals involved. It doesn't really hurt but you are VERY lucky you have such amazing brows naturally!

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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  3. You always have such fun weekends!!! I don't know how she does that threading thing.. I just get mine waxed - its simple & easy but let me say I am jealous you donthave to do anything.. mine look all gross & manly if i dont wax them!! Hope you have a great weekend

    xoxo

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  4. You looked absolutely stunning in both of your outfits! Sounds like you had a really good weekend :) I really want to see Captain America - I'm a huge Marvel fan too :D

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  5. I pluck my brows... threading scares the SHIT out of me! haha
    I love that Venus top... they have such cute stuff!

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  6. I've been dragging today, too! What is it about this day? lol

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  7. So jealous of the gorgeous weather you had, it was nice here but really windy but even so it didn't even hit the 50's. Brrr. Looking so good girl! I love a really good leg day but walking for 4 days after is so hard.

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  8. of all the eyebrow shenanies that one can partake, i prefer to pluck because i have the control to shape my brows..my friend got her brows threaded once and she came out with almost no brows! they never grew back the same either :(

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  9. Congrats on loosing one pound! I am in progress of loosing weight too and even when its one pound its still amazing and exciting.

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  10. That Mexican restaurant looks amazing!!

    xx MaDonna | MeMaDonna.com

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  11. Threading the brows scares me!!! I don't think I could bring myself to do that. Ever!! I pluck mine just a little and that is where I draw the line with pain in that area!

    The Mexican restaurant looks super fun! Yay for sister time!

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  12. Love Mexican food! Congrats on the weight loss! Bravo!

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  13. Ahh I've been having the same issue- now that workouts are more intense I am starvingggg all the time. I'll be following your meal plans to see how the added foods work out!

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  14. Be glad that you don't have to do anything with your eyebrows, I'm half Cuban so I'm on constant brow maintenance and my loving bf is the first one to point out when I have a straggler he's even been the one to remove said stragglers more than a couple times- that's love! Congrats on your loss!

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  15. You look super cute in the pink and the black! Your eyebrows look great and I wish mine were naturally awesome too. Mine are thin but they still grow in areas I don't want 'em to.

    Good job on being down even more :)

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  16. I COMPLETELY understand the cravings. After an especially hard workout I swear I could eat a whole horse! I usually give in to the pasta craving for a day and cut back on one of my usual cheat days to make up. Sometimes it's better to listen right? Also so jealous of your weather. There was frost on the ground in upstate NY this morning!

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  17. Wow, your brows do look good for not having to do anything to them. They actually look groomed. Do you not even have to pluck a "stray" now and then? Not even one hair between the brows???

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    1. I can't reply to your comment babe, you're a "no reply" blogger (let me know if you need help on changing that", but no I don't do anything. I'm too lazy. I have thick brows; I wish they were thinner, but since they don't get crazy, I don't mess with them.

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    3. No I don't need help - thanks for the offer. Your brows look great like they are, you're lucky.

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  18. I love your top in the first picture!

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  19. I am pretty much drooling over all the food you described.

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  20. Looking good! Raleighwood is my old stomping ground....miss it so badly.

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  21. You looking goood!! I was in Raleigh this weekend too to see Katt Williams, then we saw Captain America Sat too ! haha you said your three house away from Raleigh, where do you live?

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  22. That Mexican place looks awesome! I'll have to tell my sister about it, as she goes into Raleigh several times a year. Did you like Captain America besides the 3D not being worth it?

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  23. I love eclectic places with awesome ambiance! You are rocking it in those jeans and it sounds like even with the fatigue and soreness you had a great weekend!

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  24. You look fabulous in that v-neck pink/coral top and those jeans!!

    Bailey
    aka Bailey

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