Photo overload!

I must warn you in advance, I have a lot of photos for this post. They’re mainly from my workouts, because I found this cool new way to layout the photos in a film strip. It’s fun!

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Insanity Asylum 1 Strength is my favorite workout of this program. I brought my own weights because I love them and because the ones in the gym are not friendly. Doesn’t this look like fun?

Strength 3

A few chest presses with my awesome weights

Strength 2

Push-ups with weight… get ‘er done

Strength 1

I had a fun workout, and a little fun after 🙂 I was SO happy it was Friday.

Good workout

Friday was a good day at the office. After a doctor’s appointment I headed into to get a number of things done. I called it quits at 5:30 p.m. because I needed to go home and grab a bite to eat before heading out for the night with a MeetUp group. Another event, another fun night. I met some really cool people at this event, and ran in to some familiar faces. I was a little intimidated going to the event because I went in and didn’t know anyone. It all turned out well. I was having so much fun meeting people and dancing, yep dancing, that I was out late.

Saturday was supposed to include a Retro 5k Run, BUT I set my alarm wrong. Instead I slept in (until 8 a.m.), go in a little stretch, and then planted myself by the pool. Just what the doctor order. Seriously, I needed this relaxing day.

Pool (Saturday) 2

The only thing I remember eating on Saturday was this delicious snack – rice cakes, almond butter and a banana. SO delicious, gluten free, and easy to make.

Saturday Snack

Saturday evening was relaxing. I organized my apartment a little more and went to bed early. I was exhausted from being in the sun all day, and more than happy to have such a lazy day.

Sunday was a mixture of insanity, pool time, making new friends and watching some hockey. Got up and went to the apartment gym and got my workout on.

I’m part of a challenge group on Facebook (think weight watchers, virtually). This has been a great support system for me during my journey. It’s not to be a part of a group of strong women who are all working towards the same thing – a healthy lifestyle. We all have success, we all struggle, and we all respect and appreciate on another. This month we were challenged to do wall and v sits (I think I mentioned this before). We started with 10 seconds on the first day and are building our way up to 5 minutes. Sunday was 3:10. Wall sit is no problem; the v sit is still getting me.

Sunday Workout 1

Today’s workout was Game Day and Overtime. The workout feels like the hour and 15 minutes it is. Just when you think it’s over, there’s more. I had some fun with the workout today, but still couldn’t wait for it to be over.

Sprints and “mountain climbing”


Sunday Workout 2


A little football and quick feet

Sunday Workout 3

Don’t remember what sport this is, bu there is a lot of balance involved.

Sunday Workout 4

Ice skating

Sunday Workout 5


Sunday workout 6


Sunday workout 7

At some point I also did a few tennis moves. Game day really covers it all. I was spent after, but new I had a full afternoon ahead. Got a few things done before plotting myself in front of the pool, again!

Pool (Sunday)

After enjoying the pool for a bit I went for a hike. I was invited by a friend who was going with a Meet Up group. I wasn’t sure I was ready for a hike after such an intense workout in the morning, but I went regardless. I’m glad I did. I had fun catching up with my friend, and enjoyed meeting some new people.

Sunday’s activities meant I needed to properly fuel my body. For breakfast I enjoyed Chocolate Vegan Shakeology with berries, almond milk, almond butter and protein powder. For lunch I enjoyed some tacos with chicken, spaghetti squash, hummus, peppers, and creamy garlic dressing. For dinner I had lettuce cups with shrimp, peanut sauce, rice noodles, spaghetti squash, peppers, and cucumbers. My belly is so full!

Sunday LunchSunday Dinner

I had such a great weekend! I love this city, the people I’m meting, my job, and the healthy life I’m living. Stay tuned for a busy week ahead!

Question: What did you do this weekend?