The Weekend

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Hope your weekend was ️🎉️🎊 fabulous! We were SUPER busy! Between shopping 😄parties️ ️🎵 , getting my hair color done 💇🏽🤳🏽, fireworks displays 🎇🎆 and squeezing in workouts 💪🏽🏃🏽🚶🏽🏃🏽🏋️🏽 , we had a long weekend. I gave myself the luxury of sleeping in a little today. But now I have a ton of email to catch up on!

But you know,  new found discipline and all, the weekends festivities allowed for a little indulgence, my favorite this weekend had to be 😋🍞Samoan Pani Popo (Samoan Coconut Rolls) that our friend Rachel made. They were soooooo good! Definitely a special treat. I’m pretty sure her recipe is a handed down family recipe but I did find this one in case your interested (Pani Popo recipe). I usually don’t eat much at all with white sugar, so this was an indulgence for sure. But when you keep your nutrition super clean it’s something you can do once in a while and really enjoy the experience!

The fireworks display at Mt Trashmore Park was really nice. I completely forgot to take a video like I usually do with firework displays 😞 but my hubby snagged a few good shots! We had rain threatening all night but the show still went on!

I hope everywhere implements what a town in Italy did this year, silent fireworks!  I guess it is growing in popularity not only because of animals becoming fearful but for vets who suffer from PTSD as well. Not to mention how hard it must be for shift workers, elderly and those who may be sick to try and sleep through even if it’s only a half hour or so. More about ….silent fireworks, here.

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My cute hubby 💙

We didn’t really get many other photo’s 📸 from this weekend though. The bbq parties were pretty chill and laid back. Just good friends hanging out eating, talking playing some 🎮 Mario Kart and wishing we could have played corn hole, darn rain🌦️⛈️. And when we worked out we really just did fit the workouts in when and where we could so I wasn’t thinking 💡 photo/video inspiration, just quick lets get it done!

Now today seriously feels like a Monday and my day started slowwwwwwly lol. Time to get it into gear!! So today I’m gonna 😉💪🏽 “Dig Deep” with more #shaunweek and try and get a run 🏃🏽🚶🏽🏃🏽 in, in between some rain drops  🌦️! I’m planning doubles all week though. A great weekend enjoyed deserves a extra attention to doing what’s right for your body post-weekend. So time to focus and get back in the game!

😢 So many people who are doing a fitness program who indulge over a weekend or party, can get mad at themselves and throw in the towel on their whole plan for living healthier and doing what their body needs them to do. They figure, I messed it all up.

No

No

No!

This is actually the time when you prove to yourself all you’ve learned with respecting your body, your journey and the whole process. You aren’t perfect and there’s a lot of temptations out there that will steer you off your goals. So after a a little, or even a lot of indulgence, don’t feel you are defeated ️🥊😢. Instead get back at it, re-dedicate yourself. Do a little extra and fine tune your nutrition 😅🥗.  This is also the time to put a mental check ✔️ in your mind that the next time an event is coming up where you know you may want to indulge…

  • Do it mindfully. Don’t eat a huge piece of cake, eat a small one. Load up on the salad and small portions with the more calorie laden foods.
  • Double up on your fitness the few days before and a few days after
  • Keep your goals in mind and weight them against the temptations you will meet face to face. Choose wisely!

 

☔ I’m headed out now to get that run in, it’s looking like the rain’s coming sooner than later! I’ll be back later today! So how was your weekend?

The Fourth Of July

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❤️💙 Celebrating The Fourth Of July ❤️💙
🛑Please, I can’t stress this enough. I’ve read too many posts about missing pets, injured pets, and worse 😢 from past 4th of July’s. ❣️ Take them out to do their 💩 business BEFORE typical firework times and then keep them safe indoors 😽🐶
Even cats may not be safe.
😠😱😭This is sadly also a time when cruel people do some really bad stuff to animals with fireworks. So don’t presume your pet is safe and the exception.
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And PLEASE, be aware of the problems many combat vets suffer with. PTSD is real and horrifying for them.
💙 Go see a local fireworks show instead of shooting them off in your yard. It’s usually the fireworks going off in your neighborhood that cause the all the fear, danger and damages.
❤️💙 Have a happy,safe,conscientious 4th Of July ❤️💙
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Post Weekend Blog – Take me out to the ballgame

18556189_10213359867250993_6379473785568943885_nGood fun with good friends! Norfolk Tides!! I’ve loved baseball since I was a wee little girl.  There’s something about the smells, the field, and the sounds of the announcer and bats cracking the ball, umpires yelling strike that just hearkens back to a simpler time.

 

And it was apparently a night when our husbands all decided it was look silly and make faces night. So yeah, going to a baseball game is kinda like going to disney, everyone’s a kid again!

 

 

 

It was so cold! Oh my gosh, it’s nearly June and we were freezing by the end of the game! But it was fun and the Tides cam from behind for a big 9th inning comeback win! Plus it was a fireworks night!!!

 

💛 Friendship 💛

Norfolk Tides

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