“Earning” the Weekend

Good morning, my friends! The weekend is so close – we can get through this long (and rainy) day, right?! πŸ˜‰


It was just me and these babies today. These dumbbells are one of the best gifts I’ve ever received, because sometimes they’re all I need for a good workout – and I don’t have to leave my room!

Before I went to bed last night, I jotted down some strength-training moves that I wanted to knock out before heading to work – and man, they had me sweating!

  • W-press x15
  • Bicep curl to over head press x 15
  • Chair dips x 15
  • Regular Squats x 30
  • Pliet squats (with swinging a dumbbell, kind of the a kettle bell? I know no technical terms, clearly) x 30
  • Chest press x 15
  • Upright rows x 15
  • In and out bicep curls x15
  • Calf raise with tricep extension x 15
  • Plank – 40 seconds
  • 10 push-ups

I did all of these twice, and it took me about 20 minutes. It was quick, but I felt the burn!


My cereal bowl was so good yesterday that I had it again today!


I’ve mentioned before that Thursdays are my “marathon days” as I work from 8:30 – 4:00, then have class from 4:30 – 10:00. I think of it as “earning” my do-absolutlely-nothing kind of Fridays πŸ™‚ But on these days, I have to pack my food for the entire day.

Rice & veggies and a Granny Smith for lunch and a turkey sandwich and chips for dinner (I often re-use almond tins instead of using plastic baggies) I packed 2 Raw Crunch Bars as snacks πŸ™‚

One more thing before I sign off. Some of you may recall that Jamie and I went to see the Justin Bieber movie a while back. Well, she posted this link on my wall this morning saying that we should have taken this little boy with us. Is he not so cute?! (You have to click through to YouTube to watch it. I don’t know why it won’t play straight to my blog. Anyway, Enjoy!)

Have a fantastic Thursday, you pretty people! πŸ˜€

12 Comments on ““Earning” the Weekend”

  1. Cait says:

    love this girl πŸ˜‰ woohoo for your awesome work out! you’re awesome! love the lunch and that video is SO funny! xoxoxooxo

  2. I definitely do the same thing and earn my weekend throughout the week! All my healthy eating allows me to splurge a bit πŸ™‚

  3. Love that klittle kid – seriously, so so cute. Good luck with your day today!!!

  4. Trisha says:

    That is such a good idea to use the almond tins instead of bags! I always try to reuse my plastic bags several times…but they get kinda gross. Love that idea. Good luck with your marathon πŸ™‚

  5. Wow, that’s a long day!! Kudos to you for packing a lunch. I think I would just cave and get take-out! lol

  6. I loved the Bieber movie…and this kid is good! he has it down!

  7. haha omg I just got to the ludacris…even better!

  8. I love those green giant veggie steamer bags! I don’t know what i’d do with out them!

  9. You really do have a long day! Enjoy Friday to your heart’s content! πŸ™‚ And I love a good weight training session – quick but very effective.

  10. I’m on campus from 9:30-6:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays, so I have to pack lunch and snacks. I sometimes wish that I could carry a pop-up stove and fridge with me..it would give me so many more options :)!

  11. dressed2dish says:

    Can you please come pack my lunches for work? It all sounds so healthy and yummy!

  12. Mandy says:

    Thanks for the workout moves, I will def use this! I always use dumbbells but then only do like two moves w them bc I forget what to do haha
    ps you go girl for using 10s!…I’m still working my way up to 7’s ….

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