Vacation Re-Cap

Hey guys,

It’s been a while since I actually blogged, and it was all thanks to school, work, projects, and just plane ole life getting in the way. Let me tell you what I have been up to!

I have been semi-consistent with my workouts, thanks to school, I even rode my bike to the rail and took it into work. My bike ride to the rail from my house was about a 15 -20 minute ride, then about a 5 minute ride into work. I even found time to get a decent workout in during my lunch. I should have taken pictures but I was in the zone!

This weekend I took some vacation time. It is the end of the year and I have about 68 hours of vacation time I need to use or, I will lose it. So I took off this past Friday and Monday to make it a lovely 4-day hiatus! I went to Austin to visit some friends, and we had an excellent time together. I certainly will be back for a visit. Austin is wonderfully outdoorsy and my type of place. Friendly people, bike trails galore, excellent scenic views, great music, and food! Here are a few pics from instagram:

 

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Being silly as usual

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Coach Lowe, whom I met up with for drinks and the game at Domain

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Anthony!

On my last day there, I got to get my Workout on around the neighborhood I did 1.5 miles of cardio, Lunges to the stop sign, 1 minute planks and 25 sit-ups. It was beautiful! I cannot wait to own my own home and continue to do things like that. Running outside versus the treadmill, makes for an excellent experience!

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I headed back home, and stopped at Rudy’s BBQ for some brisket. Austin always makes me crave barbeque for some reason and then proceeded to come home relax and start working on my paper that was due. I worked on it for most of Monday and editing a 20 page paper, and mellow out. Hope everyone’s weekend was fantastic. This week I plan on working out, playing with my pooch completing my Grad school work, and attending a pot luck for work!

How was your Weekend?

What are your plans for Thanksgiving in the Office?

WordPress Anniversary!

Do you know what today is?!

 

 

It’s my WordPress anniversary! How exciting. Well I would like to thank my sister for letting me know that WordPress was an excellent choice as a platform for blogging. I appreciate her, I would not have had the amazing opportunity to connect with bloggers that I have in the past 12 months.

Yesterday I worked out with my trainer and boy, I sweated. I ran for 1 minutes, then we went right into 1 minute 30 second planks, jumping jack planks(My informal description), side planks, situps of every kind. Bad punches, rope thrusts and jumping jacks in 96 degree weather. We got it in. Despite me and my chronic run in with an occasional wasp(I think they are stalking me wherever I go)  I did not complain! This is big. lol. I was so dead after this workout. I needed that. I did not bring my polar so, I have no clue what I burned or what my heart rate was.

I ended Thursday by watching the Chernobyl movie. It was cool, and very creepy. I turned on the lights and hugged Gizmo. lol. Hopefully everyone has a great weekend and thank you for journeying with me on this one year blogging span. I appreciate you all!

Songs I Currently Jam!

I love a good workout, and music is one of my best motivators. Upbeat, techno, funky beats, you name it, I have it. Some of the Songs I work into my playlist that I like to shuffle are:

 Cockiness (Love it) – Rihanna

Slave for You – Brittney Spears

Wild One – Flo-Rida

Watch N’ Learn – Rihanna

Strip – Chris Brown ft Kevin Mccall

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera

Lights – Ellie Goulding 

Dance or Die – Janelle Monae

Let me see – Usher

Adorn – Miguel 

Clique – G.O.O.D Music

David Copperfield(Poof) – MMG 

Ring Ring – Future

Pop That! – French Montana ft Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Drake 

Won’t Hold Me Back – Rick Ross

All I want for my Birthday – 2Chainz

.38 – Jeezy 

 

Just a few. I know I know the content gets a little basic but the beats keep me motivated 100%  What is in your playlist right now?

 

 

 

30 Day Push: Day 18

Back on it peoples! Day 18 and it feels so good. I worked out with my Workout partner for my 5am workouts and I pussshed on the elliptical to level 19. Listening to the Meek Mills Pandora station really motivated me. I got so into it, that I almost unplugged my headphones several times. I lifted 20 lb weights for my strength training, and I even did lunges (I HATE lunges). I don’t know what got into me today but I made my workouts for the A.m> My b****! If I can manage I need to go for a run this evening, but I am a running candidate to be a natural hair model at a local salon, and have to do head shots. Wish me luck!

Forrest Gump

I wanna see your pom poms from the stands
Come on, come on
My fingertips and my lips
They burn from the cigarettes

Forrest Gump you run my mind boy
Running on my mind boy
Forrest Gump

I know you Forrest
I know you wouldn’t hurt a beetle

But you’re so buff and so strong
I’m nervous Forrest
Forrest Gump
My fingertips and my lips
They burn from the cigarettes

Forrest Gump you run my mind boy
Running on my mind boy

Forrest Gump
I saw your game, Forrest
I was screaming run forty-four
But you kept running past the end zone
Oh where’d you go Forrest

Forrest Gump
And my fingertips and my lips
They burn from the cigarettes

Forrest Gump you run my mind boy
Running on my mind boy
Forrest Gump

Forest green
Forest blues
I’m remembering you
If this is love
I know it’s true

I won’t for-get you
It’s for you Forrest
It’s for you Forrest
If this is love
I know it’s true
I won’t
For-get-you