We’ve had pretty much the best Sunday ever so far, how bout you? It involved exercise, tons of food and shopping—what could be better??!
I slept in till 8 this morning and then quickly had a snack so I could get a great workout in before brunch with Meghann, Derek and Ryan! I had a piece of Ezekiel toast with a thick smear of TJ’s pb + preserves-—
And then I hit the gym! Ryan met me up there after 25 minutes…he’s a bit of a slow poke in the morning’!
Here’s what I did:
- 30 minutes speed walking on an incline (13% incline, 3.8 speed)—this KILLS!!!
- 1 set of 10 walking push-ups…jillian style!
- 2 sets of seated row, 50 lbs, 15 reps each set
- 2 sets of chest press, 40 lbs, 15 reps each set
- 2 sets of lat raises, 5 lbs, 15 reps each set
- 3 sets of crunches on the stability ball, 25 reps per set
It was a great and super intense workout that left me feeling much better! I was feelin’ a bit slow after all that pizza and bbq last night. I LOVE eating out at restaurants. Like, love love love LOVE eating out, but I always am glad to get back to my normal routine after its all over. Dining out, to me, is one of most pleasurable things in life and something I will always treat myself to. Its very sad to me when I hear about girls that are literally “scared” to eat out because they can’t control the calories in their meal. You have to learn to LIVE a little bit, friends! Enjoy a great meal with wonderful company. Life is way too short not to!
When I got home from the gym I drank some Grass!
Berry flavored SuperFood in ice water. Mmmmmmm
And then we quickly hurried to shower and get ready to go meet Meghann and Derek at Jackson’s for brunch! Jackson’s is, in my opinion, the best spot for brunch in the ENTIRE WORLD. Yes, that is a very bold statement but it just is fabulous. Its definitely a treat for us but the last time we went was two years ago so we figured we were due. You can pretty much get anything you could ever desire in the Jackson’s buffet. Seriously! They have an omelet station, a carving station, a stir-fry station, waffles, eggs benedict, french toast, donuts, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sushi, veggies, fruit, rice…….anything!!! Plus, it is in a great location on the water looking out over downtown. Perfection in every sense.
Here we all are!
Ryan and I:
Meghann in awe of the buffet—
When you go to Jackson’s you KNOW you are going to eat a whole lot. In my mind, I was eating breakfast AND lunch so I didn’t feel bad in the slightest bit loading up my plates!
My first plate of of an egg white omelet covered in salsa (with onions, bell peppers and mushrooms–no cheese), fruit and a mini waffle with pure maple syrup & banana foster topping:
Second plate of another mini waffle (this time with strawberry topping), seaweed salad sushi rolls, smoked salmon, more fruit and cheese:
After (I couldn’t finish it all!):
And then, obviously, the dessert course!!! They had a whole “dessert bar” set up and I couldn’t help but try something….or two…
These brownies were tiny and I only ate one. At this point I was quite full!
Check out Ryan’s dessert plate!
We go big.
Needless to say, all four of us waddled home.
For exercise, Meghann and I decided shopping would be best. Obviously. So, we dragged the boys along to Anthropologie! Second time must be a charm because I DID end up getting stuff this time! No more garage sale money 🙁
And then, as if karma had struck, the laundry room door fell on me.
Don’t worry, I wasn’t seriously hurt but it did hit my head and I was a little stunned for a second! Crazy!
Now Ryan is getting ready to go lay out by the pool but its too hot for me to sit and bake so I’m going to stay inside and catch up on my emails. We are headed to his aunt and uncle’s house for dinner tonight to grill out mahi mahi and meet his sister’s new boyfriend! 😉
I hope everyone is having a great day! See you tonight!
Murphy-Goode Fact of the Day:
Since the early day of Murphy-Goode, when they solely focused on either Fume Blanc or Chardonnay, now they are best known for their distinctive reds like yummy Bordeaux blends.