A Weekend to Remember + Body Weight Circuit Workout

When I was in college, every year at the end of the spring semester, I’d pack up my dorm or apartment and head back to my parents’ house to spend the summer. Undoubtedly, most nights would be spent with girlfriends. Whether we were partying it up or just staying in and watching Sex and the City, they were a very big staple of my summers at home.


This weekend, if only for two days, took me right back to those memories.


Spending time at my folks’ and time with my girls!

I always tell my parents that they should move to Florida and really live up their retirement, but if I’m being 100% honest, I’d miss the home I grew up in (and them!!!) very, very much.

The reason I spent the weekend at home is because Saturday was my BFF, Destiny’s bridal shower and bachelorette party – an event several of us bridesmaids have been planning and trying to make perfect for months.



She’s kinda worth it Winking smile

Since we had her shower and bachelorette party in the same day, after the shower, the bachelorette crew snuck off to get in “costume” for the night:


The bride is a haayuuuge Cubs fan, so we decided a baseball themed party would be fitting Smile

Yep, it was a good weekend. Of course I can’t show you all the pics, but suffice it to say, it was a fun, wild, unforgettable day and night.

Surprisingly I didn’t feel too shabby yesterday – just a bit tired – and grabbed an omelet with my girl Kim before heading back to my home and to Shane. It was already in the afternoon by this point, but I got a little cleaning done, ran some errands with Shane (which included an impromptu ice cream stop…totally Shane’s idea – he forced me to buy that cup of birthday cake remix Winking smile)

And if that wasn’t enough to satisfy my sweet tooth (it’s never satisfied,) this happened:

Shane picked up my CSA for me and let me know that we got yet another zucchini the size of his arm.

Random tip of the day from my CSA person – bigger zucchinis are better for baking and for frying, and smaller are better for cooking, eating raw, or sautéing. Did you guys know that??

Obviously, I had to use it in bread. This time, however, instead of going with my high protein, low fat zucchini bread, I went with Eating Well’s healthy zucchini bread. I like the high protein-low fat version – it’s very tasty, but in that this-is-healthy-and-tasty sort of way. I wanted tasty more in the dessert kinda way…know what I mean?


Oh, you know Winking smile


I had a big ol’ slice along side my dinner last night (chicken salad, made this way, and roasted zucchini and summer squash,) and it’s definitely tasty!

Nice way to end the weekend!

This morning I’ve got a crazy busy morning full of in-home and in-club clients, and then I’m spending the afternoon back here working on some online training plans. Looks like I better get to it!

Before I go, I wanted to share a work out for Move it Monday that I completed Friday afternoon. I’d gone to spin in the morning, but wanted a quick little strength training circuit workout since I hadn’t lifted since Tuesday. This also provided as a second cardio workout because it’s so fast-paced. It had my muscles burning and my heart rate pretty steadily high.


I actually ended up doing 5 rounds because I had the time, but 4 will surely suffice Smile

Have a fab Monday, loves!

Thoughts on bridal shower games: love ‘em or hate ‘em?

Honestly, I’m not a huge fan – especially when they drag on and on and on. and on. On Saturday, though, they were really fun games and quite speedy! So I guess I’m a fan of those kind.

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  1. I like them, but to a extent 2 at a shower are enough for me!

  2. Weekend looked like it was a lot of fun… bachelorette’s are always a good time! Glad you felt good Sunday, too! I love the zucchini bread.. definitely looks like a dessert… YUM!

  3. I haven’t thought about Birthday Cake Remix in a long, long time. :-)

  4. Thanks for the zucchini tip! I think I might try this workout tonight!

  5. I’m excited to participate in my first bridal shower/bachelorette of the year in a few weeks! I doubt we’ll do many games, bc my friend isn’t big on being “in the spotlight”. But it’s going to be fun either way!

  6. Love the workout!!! That zucchini bread looks amazing too! Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend!!!

  7. Such a fun weekend!! Love the theme you came up with for the bachelorette, super cute!! and ps can you beam me over one of those zucchini bars please? :)

  8. Sounds like you had a fun time! I too love going back to my parents home, and playing catch up with friends. It truly does bring back the greatest memories. Thanks for sharing that circuit. Looks like a good one!

  9. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Love being able to spend time with girlfriends.

  10. Yum! Your roasted veggies look awesome!

  11. SO fun! I’m doing the same in a couple weekends with my bestie from High School! Your shirts are so cute- I may steal the idea. That bread..drool

  12. Looks like a great weekend with awesome friends!:)
    Definitely a good time! I’ve actually never been to a Bachelorette party, but I guess I’m only 21 so most of my friends aren’t getting married quite yet.
    On my list for today is to make some zucchini bread. I have a giant zucchini in my fridge I’ve got to use up.
    That workout looks awesome, saving it!

  13. I’m going to do this circuit after my run tonight! I forgot all about renegade rows, I used to love doing those. And oh my gosh there should be a warning sign before you say the words “birthday cake remix” haha haven’t had one of those in years but damn they’re good!

  14. There’s nothing like a good bachelorette party! As for bridal shower games – I’m not that big of a fan but I can tolerate a few. :)
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  15. Ok, you know I’m doing your workout tomorrow! I love your circuits! I’m not much of a shower game person, but I’m probably the minority on that one….

  16. I just pinned that workout!! Sounds like a fantastic weekend with the girls! I’m usually okay with shower games as long as they aren’t too raunchy. I’m pretty shameless though. :)
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  17. I love baseball too so that sounds like an awesome theme for a bachelorette party :) I love those kind of circuits!

  18. Oh yes, I most definitely DO know what you mean about wanting something “tasty in the dessert kind of way.” That happens…oh, every night after dinner. 😉 The zucchini bread looks delicious; next time I bake a loaf, I’ll remember to buy a BIG zucchini. 😉

    So glad you had such a fab time with your girls! I love the baseball outfits–very cute!

  19. Hey girl- where did y’all order the shirts from?
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