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Fun Facts Friday - Guilty Pleasures Edition

Working out After Sleepless Night 
Ugh, last night I slept terribly for multiple reasons. I woke up around 12-ish and didn't fall asleep again until close to 3, then up at 4:50. I seriously have to find a new pillow this weekend. I keep trying to find one around the house that will work, but I'm spending my nights fighting with the stupid pillows and being uncomfortable. Also, dear sweet Madeline decide to eat her bed in her kennel. That dog will eat anything - no lie. So for whatever reason last night, she decided to treat the bed as a giant stuffy chew toy. And of course I could hear this commotion. GRRRRR.

Anyway, I did reset the alarm, but since I wasn't sleeping, I just when ahead and got up to get my workout done. I started off with Cathe Friedrich's Cardio Fusion. I only did about 30 minutes of it before moving on to weights and abs.

I know I've said it a million times, so before I get called out - yes, I recommend doing weights before cardio. However, at 5:30 am, I am not awake enough to safely lift anything heavier than say 5 lb. So, I used the cardio to wake myself up. I actually was debating with myself about doing cardio only then doing the weights at lunch. In the end, I decided I really just wanted to get it all done and over with for the day. It is Friday after all. So for triceps I did 2 sets of supersets of 3x8 (I know, I know, must change things up next week).

SS#1
Overhead triceps extension
Double-arm kickbacks

SS#2
Lying dumbbell triceps extensions
Weighted triceps dips

I finished off the workout with abs from and oldie but goody, Power Hour. I was running short on time, so I needed a shorter ab workout. This one fit the bill, and it's one I've always liked for some reason. It's pretty straight forward, just short, sweet, to the point.

The workouts actually gave me a nice energy boost - for a while. All that energy plummeted around 10 am though, and the workouts seemed a distant memory. Thank goodness I was busy or I might have been snoozing on my keyboard.

Fun Facts Friday - Guilty Pleasures 

While wide awake in bed, I started thinking about what I wanted to do for Fun Facts Friday. That definitely didn't help me go to sleep by the way. For no rhyme or reason, I settle upon Guilty Pleasures. Well, it may have been because I was freaking hungry (also doesn't help with sleeping) and was thinking of food. So, for Fun Facts Friday let's discuss Guilty Pleasures:
  • Turning up the music and dancing with abandon.
  • Watching Big Brother (though this season kind of sucked).
  • Cookies, need I say more.
  • Pizza, again, no words needed.
  • Being in my PJs by 4:30 pm (and 6:30 on a Friday night, wild and crazy).
  • Laying out during the summer. Yep, it's bad, I know. I wear sunblock at least , no lectures please.
  • Shopping. I would like to shop for a living. I'd be really good at it.
  • Shoes. I am a total shoe whore.

Your turn - tell me your guilty pleasure(s)!

One last thing - I must give a huge shout out to my good pals Jessica and Jolene as they take on their first 1/2 marathon (The Wicked Half) tomorrow. I'm seriously proud of you girls! You guys are "wicked" awesome and haahhhhd core (hope I used that right LOL).

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I think these can be fun. Maybe fun isn't the right word choice exactly. But maybe it is? They're transparent, showing who the blogger really is ... if they're being honest of course. It's not often you truly get to sit down with the person behind the blog.


If we were to have coffee together ...

I would first let you know that I'm not a super fan of coffee. I drink mine with hot cocoa and it's mostly out of habit rather than the need for caffeine. I could forgo it on the weekends entirely.

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