May 062012

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was really fun and was filled with a lot of drinks, ducks, and dogs. Confused? Read on!


Friday after work I met up with some friends at a Mexican restaurant in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Of course, being the group of girls that we are, it took a while for everyone to get ready and we didn’t arrive until around 8 p.m., by which time the wait at the restaurant was really long. We didn’t mind though, because they had really great drink specials and even had “Jumbo Margaritas” for about $10, which we all happily ordered. Once they arrived we were shocked by how huge they were; the glasses were bigger than my head!!

We hung out at the bar sipping out giant margs for about an hour, and by the time we were seated we were all feeling a little tipsy. I spilt a crab quesadilla and some fish tacos with my friend Britt, and we munched on some chips and salsa while we waited for our entrees to arrive.

I had a really great time chatting with my friends and I caught up on some girl talk, including everyone’s most recent obsession- 50 Shades of Grey! All of my friends could not stop talking about it and although I had heard about it before and made a mental note to read it, they convinced me that I had to start reading it ASAP. So, as soon as I walked home from dinner I immediately downloaded it to my kindle and dug in. So far it’s pretty much what I expected, but I’ll give everyone a full book review when I’m finished. Let me know if you’ve read it and what your thoughts were!


Saturday morning I woke up bright and early and after walking Jack, I immediately drank a Shakeology shake for breakfast and then jumped into an Insanity workout. This time I did Plyometric Circuit and enjoyed the challenging moves. During my workout I decided to wear my Katy Smith ankle and wrist weights:

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I bought these at Ross ages ago for about $4 a piece. The wrist weights are only 1 lb. each so I use them every single time I work out. It’s just so easy to slip them on your wrists and add some extra resistance to your workout! The ankle weights, however, weigh 5 lbs. each and I only wear them when I’m feeling really motivated because I’m usually pretty sore after I wear them. I definitely recommend these weights because they’re so convenient and are a great way to kick up my regular workout routine!

Later in the day I went with Jack to my Dad’s house while Fabio spent the day with some friends. While I was there, I sat by the pool reading 50 Shades of Grey. Meanwhile, my sister played with Jack on the trampoline.

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Later on we took Jack and Max (my dad’s dog) on a quick hike through the woods. It was probably about a mile loop altogether.

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After our walk we all went to dinner at another Mexican restaurant (everyone was feeling the Cinco de Mayo love) and after dinner we walked around a lake.

My dad gave me my grandpa’s old camera (yay!!) and I was testing it out on some baby ducks that we saw.



Aren’t they adorable???

Then my dad snapped some pictures of me with my sister.


After dinner we watched a movie and then Jack and I headed back home. It was definitely a fun day!


Sunday morning was kind of cloudy out so Fabio and I lounged around a bit. Eventually we got our butts out of bed and I had another Shakeology shake and took Jack for our mile jog. After our run we showered and took Jack over to the dog park. I had fun testing out my new camera at the park.


Jack, of course, had more fun retrieving the ball! At one point there were two tennis balls in the water and he couldn’t decide which one to get. Eventually he picked one up in his mouth and then circled around the other one over and over again trying to figure out how to bring both of them back to shore. It was hilarious!

After the dog park Fabio and I grabbed some lunch and I got some frozen yogurt for dessert! Yum!!

Then we ran some errands and came back home to relax and watch Game of Thrones (best show ever).

Now it’s time to do a little more reading and then get to sleep so I can start the week off right. Good night!

 Posted by on May 6, 2012

  2 Responses to “Drinks, Ducks & Dogs”

  1. What an interesting idea – I never thought about grabbing some light wrist and ankle weights, but I can definitely see how they would amp up a workout.

    Also, EVERYONE has been talking about this book!! Is it any good? I have 2 coworkers who are reading it right now and it’s all they talk about!

    • So far I’m liking the book…it’s a pretty easy read so I’m flying through it. The story itself is kind of reminding me of Twilight so far (not the Vampire part but the love story). The only thing to consider is that it’s really graphic and intense, as I’m sure you’ve heard if you have friends reading it. When I read it on the metro I have to make sure no one can see over my shoulder! haha

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