Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday Follow Up & Sunday Splurge

Let's Play Ball
To start, I wanted to thank you all for your extremely kind compliments from yesterday's post. It really isn't easy for me to post pictures of myself in a bikini (or in general truth be told). Sometimes I think it's good for me though, pushing myself out of comfort zones and learning to accept compliments. So...I truly appreciate your kindness.

Last night we enjoyed a baseball game. It turned out to be a very pleasant evening - nice breeze, lowered humidity. The game, however, was a SLOW one. But, the company was terrific (sis and hubby) and the weather fantastic. We did run into some other people we know. That's always fun.

Workout Frenzy
This morning we got up and just eased into the morning. I was planning on back, chest, and abs and some sort of cardio. Sarah decided she wanted to do Cathe Friedrich's MMA Boxing. I couldn't refuse that request. So while she did that, I did my weights. Poor Jason came up to spot me for chest and said, "I think I'm in exercise hell, it's everywhere." He's such a trooper. I did the following as drop sets of 4 sets of 8 reps:

Double-arm rows
Underhand dumbbell rows

Flat bench chest press
Flat bench chest flyes
Incline chest press

I followed it up with some stability ball ab work then Cathe Friedrich's MMA Kickboxing. There was a lot of punching going on in the household this morning ;-)

Sunday Splurge
All in all, this was a great weekend. I truly cherish the time I get to spend with my family and my sister. I must say, I was really sad to see my sis leave. I just love spending time with her. I wish we lived closer so we could visit more frequently. If you have siblings, are you close to them? Do you live close to each other?

I decided I had earned a bit of pool/patio time. So I sat out and read for about an hour and a half. The clouds started rolling in and it looked like rain, so I decided it was probably a sign to pack it up. I was also getting really hungry. Jason and I have not been out to eat in over a month. We decided to splurge today and go eat at one of our favorite pizza joints, Vino's. It's not the best pizza around, not the worst of course, but the atmosphere is just hard to pass up. It is prime people watching!

Alas, I must admit that it was a splurge that we should have avoided. Shortly after my last bite, I quickly realized that my tummy was not happy one bit. I just felt completely "ick." I was so looking forward to going out and not worrying about eating, just enjoying the food, company, atmosphere. Maybe it's because it's been so long since I've eaten that kind of rich food? I know I eat pizza every Friday, but it's topped with vegan cheese and loads of veggies. Oh dwelling on it I suppose.

With that being said, I have no idea what's in store for dinner. Maybe just a salad depending on how the tummy is feeling.

I hope you all have had a fantastic weekend!