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Saturday Follow Up & Another Summer Sunday

Fun Evening, Bad Blogger
Let me first say that I was a very very bad blogger and failed to remember to whip out the camera until there were only 2 lone pieces of sushi left...

So, that means we did indeed have sushi. We ended up having sushi rolls, wakame salad, sauteed spinach, and edamame at a local restaurant as an appetizer. Jason and Sarah split a couple of non-vegetarian rolls. I had (well not all by myself of course) 1 maki roll with Japanese eggplant and another with wakame. We figured this was safer than attempting to make sushi for the first time, having it fail, and be left starved and grumpy.

After we got back to the house, I started pizza dough for later in the evening. We did half with squash, zucchini, onion, and olives and the other half was a Margherita pizza with fresh basil (about the only thing growing my my garden), Roma tomatoes and some smoke mozzarella that Sarah had brought over.

While the dough was in the bread machine and I was catching up on a bit of blogging (thought blogland seems super slow this weekend) Jason took Sarah over to the Argenta Market at her request. She really wanted to pick up a few things there to take home with her, and Jason wanted to get some whole-grain bread they sell for breakfast. He promised to make Sarah an egg, tempeh bacon breakfast sandwich that apparently required this bread and this bread only. Men...

All in all, it was a great evening. I always enjoy spending time with my sister.

Another Summer Sunday
This morning I got up just before 8 am and headed out for a run. It was so hot and I probably should not have gone out. I was only able to mange 20 minutes before having to call it quits. It was just too miserable. I came in and made myself oatmeal with bananas, blueberries, and peanut butter (crunchy that I bought by mistake). Jason made the breakfast sandwiches for Sarah and himself. She ended up leaving a little after 10 am.

I headed up to get my leg workout done. I am still not seeing any results with my hamstrings, though my booty seems to be getting higher and firmer at least. I decided not to break out the legs into two workouts (front focus and rear focus). Today I did supersets for most of the exercises and most were done as 3 sets of 10 reps unless noted:

Plie Squats

Static lunge
Calf raises - 3x20

Step ups

Rear leg slide back lunges
Wide stance squats with pulses - 8 single, 4 3-count pulse, 2 7-count pulse, 8 single
Plie squats with pulses - 8 single, 4 3-count pulse, 2 7-count pulse, 8 single
Static lunge with pulses - 8 single, 4 3-count pulse, 2 7-count pulse, 8 single
Firewalkers - 8
Donkey kicks with weight
Outer thigh lifts with ankle weights - 24 single, 16 pulse, 24 single
Inner thigh lifts with ankle weights - 24 single, 16 pulse, 24 single
Glute roll-ins and lifts on ball - 8 roll-ins, 8 lifts, 8 roll-ins with lift, 8 lifts, 8 roll-ins

I finished with a long stretch then protein shake.

Post workout, I hit the pool and patio as has become fairly typical for my Summer Sundays. I know there are a million things that I should have been doing, but sometimes it's nice to reward yourself with a day of pure laziness. Well, I suppose working out counts as something so it's not completely lazy, but you get the point. We spend all week running, going, working so it's nice to finally just do nothing for a change. I think we all deserve that.

It seems super slow in the blog world. Maybe it's the back to school  hubbub? I do think I am going to take advantage of it though and get my post out early, pre-dinner. I have no idea what we'll end up having tonight. We haven't even starting the whole, "what sounds good?" game yet. So it might be a while ;-)

I hope everyone has had a great weekend!


  1. I was a bad blogger today too, check out my half eaten bbq plate hehe!

  2. Your workouts always sound so killer. Awesome job!

    Love the pics of you two ladies. You look like you're having such a good time.

  3. Glad you had such a great time with your sister and hubby.

    I forget to take pictures sometimes too. Though it does seem to only happen when we are out with others. I think I get too busy talking and being Italian it is required that I talk with my hands. You can't gesticulate wildly and take pictures. That must be the reason, LOL.

    The blog world has been slow this weekend. I think people are on last minute vacations or getting the little ones back to school.

    talk to you later,

  4. i guess everyone is on vacation! LOVELY photos. those should be kept for years! such fun, happy shots :)

  5. Sometimes I like "forgetting" to take my camera out. Since I have been taking a break from blogging, it's been pretty damn nice to JUST EAT. Haha. You and your sister are so cute. And you guys definitely look alike, both beautiful.

  6. You and your sister always look like you have a blast together!

  7. Awww you guys are so adorable! I look NOTHING like my sister (shes my half sister, but still!).
    Its always slower on weekends as far as the blogosphere goes. People aren't at work so they aren't behind a desk/computer and procrastinate by blog surfing. Luckily, I dont work at a desk! I think you and I are the only ones that dont take a rest day on sunday. I prefer to do it on a busy week day. the gym is less crowded on sunday and I might as well if i have the time!
    And hun, you are NOT a bad blogger, I wouldn't read your blog daily if you were!

  8. You really look alike! It must be exciting to catch up on things, and share memories with great food. I haven't tried making sushi too, but I guess it was a good idea not to fuss too much about making it so that you can freely share stories without worrying about anything.

  9. omg what great pics of the two of you!!!!!! you are both stunning and look so happy. so happy you two had this time together :) yay!

  10. Sounds like you had a great weekend! We didn;t do much except Tony worked and I cleaned. Which, if you saw the boys' bathroom, you would understand that was an accomplishment. I am so glad you had a great time with your sister. Have a great week sweetie.

  11. Laura @ Box Run Eat I guess we can't always be perfect huh???

    Tina @ Faith Fitness and Fun I'll take that as a compliment especially from you! And thank you for the picture compliment.

    Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean LOL - yep, I forget when I'm too busy talking and flailing my hands around too ;-)

    Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose Thanks sweetie!

    Jessica @ Living in the Kitchen, Gym and Mall Good point about just eating like a normal person huh?! And thank you for the compliment - you're so kind!!!

    Madeline @ Greens and Jeans LOL - it's b/c we are ;-)

    Eden's Eats Hey girl - I am totally with you on taking rest days during the hectic busy week rather than on the weekends. Glad someone else gets that!

    Jane Thanks so much for stopping by. Catching up over food is always fun isn't it.

    Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga Thanks so much girl!

    Sarena @ The Non-Dairy Queen All you have to do is say "boy's bathroom" and I can already get the idea ;-)

  12. How cute is your family?! Beautiful pics.

    I am glad you did nothing, sometimes it's so hard to not feel like you should be doing something. It's OK to call it early with this heat, it's just too much.

  13. The pizza sounds delish! Love the Summer Sunday, the pool is so great for post-workout.

  14. Glad you and your sister and I wre having such a great time! I hate when I leave my camera at home. I have started to bring it with me most places just in case.
    Gald you enjoyed some pool time. You just need to relax once and a while!

  15. Aw, so glad you guys had a great weekend together. I love the sister pics - you two are beautiful!

  16. I do the same thing- forgetting to take pictures until the plates halfway eaten through. Oh well, sounds like it was good! :)

    And I'm glad you mentioned it seeming super slow in the blog's been like that for at least a week. :/ I was thinking it was back to school, too but I really don't know.

  17. Nichole @ Live for the Run Thanks so much! And you are definitely right that it's perfectly ok to cut a run short. Better safe than sorry!

    Robyn @ Ramblings of a Wanna Be Writer and Runner Very good point on the pool for post-workout recovery. I like the way you think.

    Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian You are so right about relaxing once in a while. It should be so much easier to do!

    Candice @ ChiaSeedMe Thank you so much sweetie. You're too kind!

    Mary @ Bites & Bliss I guess it just shows how much more interesting the conversation was right? And that's a good thing.

  18. Totally cute pictures!! I love your camera, it's pretty awesome. And yeah, I've noticed it's been slow as well - I'm guessing back to school just like you :)

  19. Sarah @ The Ordinary Vegetarian Awww - thanks girl!

    Alycia @ Fit n Fresh Thanks sweetie. Glad to know I'm not the only one noticing the slow down.


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