I’m having a pretty lazy Sunday over here. Brandon’s brother and his girlfriend were up visiting for the weekend, and I think I overdosed on fun. Friday night, we went to the Twins/Brewers game.
It was the first time I have ever been to an away Brewers game, and we won! Whooo! And let’s be honest about why I really had fun at the game – I got to eat soft-serve ice cream with sprinkles out of a tiny baseball hat. Saturday was spent brunching, strolling around the Mall of America, and napping (oh yeah). We topped off the weekend with what was possibly the best meal of my entire life at Oceanaire in downtown Minneapolis. Oysters, delicious barramundi, and merlot was consumed. Everyone’s meals were perfectly prepared and the presentation of the dishes took the experience over the top. Our waitress was awesome and gave us a complimentary baked Alaska desert with the most delicious strawberry ice cream filling. OMG I am dying just thinking about it!
We had a nightcap (or 2) at a swanky bar downtown called Prohibition, which is up on the 27th floor of the Foshay Tower and is set up like an old speakeasy. Such successful weekend-ing.
It’s been awhile since I did that dorky thing that I do and overshare with the Internetz what’s on my to-do list. My goals for May were…
Kick butt at my new job – Work is still consuming lots of my time these days, but I’m okay with it since I am still learning SO much. There hasn’t been a dull moment since I started, which I really enjoy, and I am really starting to feel like I’m in the swing of things. It takes awhile to get to that point with a new job where it feels like the “new normal”, but I’m getting there!
Run my first half marathon – check!
and then choose my next fitness goal – Summer Shape Up coming at ya later in the post. Still deciding what’s next after that but running might make a come back!
Redesign blog format – still haven’t done this because it’s so low on the totem pole. I really hate how cutesy my blog looks right now but I just haven’t had the time to re-do the look and do it right. Someday…
Instead of goals for June, I decided I wanted to do a “summer bucket list”. I got the idea from my girl Janetha, obvs. Here’s my list!
Last thing for now – today marks the start of week 2 of the Fitnessista’s Summer Shape Up. I said last week that I wanted to share my progress & stay accountable on the blog while I try to follow the program, but obviously I suck at blogging every day during the week and should quit saying I’m going to.
I followed the meal plan and workout schedule pretty closely during the week, with some switching up of the schedule to match what was going on in my week. I skimped a little on cardio by counting some long walks as “steady state cardio” when I probably could have squeezed in a few runs. I did do Gina’s SSU workout #1 on Tuesday and today. The strength moves combined with the 45 minute Turbo Fire workout I did on Monday kicked my butt and I have been sore pretty much all week.
I did a good job of following the meal plan through the week but I definitely ate (AND DRANK) whatever I wanted to all weekend. I guess that’s balance, right? We are going on vacay this coming weekend (long weekend! traveling with Brandino! lots of wine! I can’t wait) so my workout schedule & eats are going to be pretty flexible this coming week, too, but it has been really fun and motivating to have some new workouts to try and ideas for healthy meals even if I’m not staying 100% “on plan”.
Do you have any big plans for the summer? Have you been stepping it up a notch on eating healthy and working out since it’s summatime? Make sure to check out the Fitnessista’s shape up if you want to join in on the fun
PS – Happy Father’s Day to my favorite dad
and to my grandpas, too. I am lucky to have you in my life!
(you are welcome, Internet, for sharing the experience my awkward youth self in all of my glory. It’s worth it to also share how awesome my dad is )