Tank Top Tuesday…part 2

Tank Top Tuesday…part 2

How is everyone’s week going so far? Since warmer weather is starting to show it’s beautiful face, I wanted to give you a few upper body workouts that will have you wearing tank tops in no time. Remember to include cardio & healthy eating as you can’t spot train. Check with your doctor before you start any new fitness or meal plan.

I honestly feel that since I have been doing a lot more yoga, it’s really helped my arms tone up a bit which I totally love. I want to be able to rock some cute tank tops this summer but I also need a little tan as I am looking more fair than normal, darn winter. So here are some good upper body workouts as well as tank tops I am loving right now…

5 minute warm up (cardio) and 5 minute cool down (stretching) plus abs

20 minutes HIIT plus abs

Tank Top Time

Adorable Workout Tank

Tank Top Tie Blouse

Eyelet Tank

Blouse Tank Top

Hope you all have a great day & join me this week in toning our arms! **Work Update: I am heading back to ANFP as a part-time contractor…YAY!**Cheers!!

What fashion are you loving for Spring & Summer? I am loving stripes and feminine tops. I think I will be living in dresses & shorts this summer.

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Weekend Recap

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday! Hope  you and your sweets had an amazing weekend. I so enjoyed my weekend even though I have some crazy things going on with the new job I haven’t even started yet but thinking positive and just keep telling myself everything happens for a reason. Anyways, Friday started with getting my hair done (I went back to a rich brown and covered up the highlights) then I headed into work (ANFP) to wrap up some things. Only half of the office was there and the people that I really wanted to say goodbye to where there which made me happy. After some work and goodbye hugs, I headed to Target to do some grocery shopping for the week. I really love the Target up by my old office. Once I got home and the groceries were unpacked, I headed out to dinner with Erica for some sushi & cocktails. It felt very SATC like and the Cosmo I had was AMAZING!!

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Girl’s Night Out!!

Saturday was by far a great day!! I got up nice and early for my first jogging workout in two weeks and let me tell you, it was hard. Then I had a very nice breakfast. It was weird having the whole house to myself but it was nice because I got a lot done. I headed out to my parents around 11:30ish as my mom and I had plans to do a little shopping (her birthday was last week). We headed out to Old Navy & Target (my love) then grabbed some pizza for dinner. It was so great to spend the whole day with my parents & Keely and my mom and I were able to do some Mother-Daughter talking with is always needed. It’s also so cute to see how attached Keely is to my parents. Once K and I got home, I got her ready for (and in) bed then watched How to Lose  a Guy in 10 Days & The Notebook then hit the sack around 9:30PM/10:00PM.

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Sunday, I slept in till Keely got up around 7:15AM. We had breakfast together then played outside pretty much all day. I did some yoga while she was napping and it felt good to clear my head and stretch. The rest of Sunday was taken up by baking some banana bread, weekly food prep and reading a new book I got in the mail from a co-worker – Lean In. All and all, it was an amazing weekend and a weekend I totally needed. I will keep you updated on the job front but right now, it’s not looking good (gotta stay positive, though).

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My amazing co-workers!!

Have a great week!  Cheers!! 

Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

TGIF!! Did you all have a good week? Again, mine has been pretty amazing. Do you ever feel that certain things happen in your life that were meant to happen and once they happen, your life is so much better? Yea, I kinda feel that way right now, esp. everything that has gone on the past two weeks or so. I know, pretty deep for a Friday but I guess I want to spread this wonderful feeling to all of you.

Now, let’s get on to these fun facts…

*It’s Friday, Friday. Gotta get down on Friday!!

*Getting my hair done today – Auburn or Dark Brown? That is the question…

*Keely is spending the night at G&G ‘s as I have to wrap up some things at work later today

*Getting sushi and drinks tonight with a girlfriend – Miss Erica (AKA Rachel)

*Having a girl’s weekend since Bob is camping

*Doing a little Target shopping because well, I heart Target

*I am loving life right now and the people that are in my life

*I will most likely be having a Sex and The City Marathon by myself on Saturday once K is in bed.

*I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and will leave you with some quotes I am loving this week…

WTP

 Noidea

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Oh, the butterflies, they feel so good.

Can’t get enough of SATC quotes, FABULOUS!

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Pretty deep for a Friday but everyone forgets the meaning of truly being intimate.

WIAW

WIAW

Happy Wednesday! Hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far.

I have to say that I have had a pretty good week so far and can’t wait to see what the weekend holds for me. So did you have some tasty treats yesterday? I have been on a few food kicks lately and there was no exception today with my eats…enjoy!

Post Workout Snack

Yogi Green Tea & half of a Banana (plus my lovely $3.99 Trader Joe’s flowers, can’t beat them)

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Breakfast (with my girl)

Half a grapefruit, another glass of tea & two waffles with almond butter, surgar-free syrup and leftover banana

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Mid-Morning Snack

Kind Bar (Peanut Butter Protein – my fav!!) – no picture

Lunch

BBQ chicken wrap with cheese & spinach…picture taken when I was almost done with it. I was starving by the time I actually sat down to eat a little something.

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Dinner

Taco Tuesday plus a glass of red wine (unpictured)

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What was your favorite meal of the day?

Why All The Questions?

Why All The Questions?

Before I begin this post, I want to wish my Mom a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. She is a huge inspiration to me and someone I call my best friend. She has taught me so much and can’t wait for Keely to learn so many wonderful things from her. I am lucky to not only have her as my Mom but have her has Keely’s Grandma. Thank you for always being there for me. We love you, Patty Poo!!

 

So while I was in Milwaukee last week, our team went to dinner and talked about why people always ask so many questions and if they will ever stop. That made me think all weekend, do I really want the questions to stop and will I stop asking questions as well? Well, I don’t know. I like talking to people and learning things but I also don’t want to intrude on their personal life.

Why is it that when you are dating, people ask “when are you getting married?” Then you’re married and are being asked, “when are you having kids?’ Then you have a baby and hear, “are you going to have more kids?” I get that people want to know things about you but why not just be happy with the NOW?

I feel that everyone is a little selfish in their own way and want to make sure that 1. they are being asked about their life and 2. they are seen as being caring and concerned. Also, how do we really know if what people are telling us is really the truth. So in the end of my rant babble, I would like people to ask me how my day is going but right now, no I don’t want anymore kids. Smile 

So how do you feel when people are always asking you questions? Especially the same question, over and over again? Here is a quote that I found and loved it…

“There are some questions that shouldn’t be asked until a person is mature enough to appreciate the answers.”
Anne Bishop, Daughter of the Blood

Have a great day and check back tomorrow for WIAW. Cheers!!

Relaxing Weekend

Relaxing Weekend

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had an amazing weekend. Over here, it was nice and relaxing. We didn’t have anything planned besides grocery shopping and cleaning. I got home late Friday night from Milwaukee (my last meeting for ANFP…Sad smile) and literally said hi to Bob then headed straight to bed. I was going to workout both Saturday and Sunday early before K got up but decided to sleep in till she got up at 7:30AM. I ended up doing some workouts during naptime (Saturday = yoga & Sunday = treadmill).

Saturday, we headed out to Target after breakfast to get some groceries. It was so nice to see the sun the past two days. Chicago got some crazy flooding from all the rain last week. After Target, naptime/yoga, & lunch we just played and played all day/night long. Bob ended up renting Seven Psychopaths for us and it was really good. Anything with Collin Farrell is good in my books. Smile

Sunday, I ran to Trader Joes right after dinner. Keely was a little fussy (more teeth I like) so she said with Bob at home. After my workout and Keely’s nap, we had some lunch then got some fresh air. It’s suppose to be in the 50/60’s this week so I am planning a few more walks as long as there is no rain.

I have a feeling this will be a pretty emotionally week for me. I am in the office on Wednesday & Thursday to wrap up some last minute things. It’s going to be weird to say goodbye to everyone but I know I will stay in contact with a lot of them. It’s been a wonderful place to work for the past 6.5 years and I will miss everyone dearly. On a positive note, my tattoo should be fully healed by Saturday which means…gym shoes (jogging) again…YAY!!

Well I hope you all have a wonderful week. Cheers!!

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

It’s FRIDAY!! How excited are you for the weekend, I know I am very excited. I have been in Milwaukee (for a meeting) since Wednesday and heading home later today. Can’t wait to hang out with Bob & Keely this weekend. I have to say, running my last meeting for ANFP was bittersweet. I have made some amazing relationships with vendors, members as well as our meeting team. I hope to keep in contact with many of them. Now onto some favorites from the week…

Favorite Picture

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Seriously, can’t get enough of this girl (love)

Favorite Quote

This is perfect for what has happened in Boston. My prayers and thoughts are with all the families.

Favorite Outfit

Perfect for those summer walks in city plus I love her hair.

Favorite Meal

I’ve been making these for lunch lately (BBQ sauce, spinach, chicken, black beans & cheese)

Favorite Place

I ❤ my city!!

Favorite Drink (lately)

I hope you all have an amazing weekend. Cheers!!