Posts tagged with "Weekend Recap"

Weekend Recap {July 18-20} - Triple Breakfast + Moving

Posted July 21, 2014 in weekend, healthy, Weekend Recap and 11 more

Sorry my posts have been a bit unpredictable lately! Since the BF and I just moved into our new house last weekend, we don't have our internet hooked up yet! Yes, a whole week without internet. It's torture. Charter was supposed to hook it up Monday, but they didn't show up.

The weekend was filled with more moving! Last weekend, the BF and I started the process of moving in together! Neither of us have to be out of our old houses by any particular date, so we have been slowly moving our stuff into our new house.

But I managed to fit in some workouts, a bit of fun (and A LOT of breakfast) into our busy moving schedule...

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Weekend Recap {Aug. 1-3} - Summer scones, champs and more moving

Posted August 3, 2014 in weekend, Weekend Recap, running and 12 more

(Hanging out on the couch with the BF's dog, Coda)

After spending the last three weekends moving, unpacking and cleaning, the BF and I spent the first half of this weekend doing...not a lot. We got in a couple of workouts, made some delicious meals and relaxed. It was much needed!

But we got back to work cleaning the BF's old house on Sunday. Moving is hard work! I feel like I need a vacation from moving! 

I promise that my Weekend Recaps will be a little more exciting as soon as we finish all this moving stuff!

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Weekend Recap {Aug. 15-17} - Zucchini overload + Pool time everyday!

Posted August 18, 2014 in weekend, Weekend Recap, healthy living and 9 more

The BF and I had no plans this weekend! We definitely needed it after spending the past three or four weekends packing, moving, unpacking, etc. And I needed a relaxing weekend after last week's 65-mile bike ride. I pretty much spent the entire week recovering.

We took advantage of our free weekend by making lots of healthy meals, soaking up the last few weeks of summer in the pool and watching lots of movies. Although we still have boxes we need to unpack, we decided to give ourselves a much needed break....

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Weekend Recap {Sept. 5-7}

Posted September 8, 2014 in weekend, Weekend Recap, healthy living and 5 more

How was your weekend?

The BF and I enjoyed a very relaxing weekend! We did get in a few workouts, but we really practiced the art of relaxation. Sometimes it's totally necessary! In addition to doing some serious lounging, we ate a few delicious meals (both indulgent and healthy).

Here's what happened this weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Sept. 12-14}

Posted September 15, 2014 in weekend, Weekend Recap, Lincoln and 4 more

The BF and I spent the weekend carb loading...but we forgot to go running.

We went to Lincoln with my fam to celebrate my cousin's marriage. It was her second wedding reception. Remember when I went to Atlanta for her wedding in July? Read about it here. Since lots of family didn't get to travel to Atlanta for her wedding, Kristi and her husband, Avery, had a second wedding reception in Nebraska!

Here's how the weekend went...

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Weekend Recap {Sept. 19-21} - Housewarming Party!

Posted September 22, 2014 in weekend, Weekend Recap, housewarming and 9 more

As soon as I got out of bed this morning, the negative thoughts started racing through my head - I look so fat, I've gained weight, I'm breaking out and my face looks ugly, my hair looks terrible today, my makeup looks horrendous, I hate all my clothes, etc. As the morning went on, my mood worsened.

Have you ever had a day like that? I just couldn't push a positive thought through my brain! I didn't eat very well over the weekend, and didn't get in a single workout. I also didn't drink enough water, and didn't have a lot of time to relax. Let's just say I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. 

Then I read this quote, and it made me realize that this bad day just means I need take a step back, reevaluate my needs and take better care of myself. 

"Setbacks are miracles in disguise. Always believe that things are working out in your favor." (Source)

I also reminded myself that my weekend was full of amazing quality time with friends and family. Something that is also much needed.

Here are details about my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 3-5}

Posted October 6, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, fitness instructor and 9 more

Now that I'm in my 30's, I feel like a successful weekend is one that didn't include wearing any makeup, but did include working out, drinking wine and lounging around with people I love. This was definitely one of those weekends.

I had some great workouts, I ate delicious food, I hung out with my family and the BF, drank wine, spent time outside and never put on a drop of makeup. Success!

Here's what happened...

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 10-12}

Posted October 13, 2014 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 5 more

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

Mine was fun, relaxing and productive. I needed to rest after teaching a lot of fitness classes last week, so I didn't workout a whole lot. Because it was a bit chilly all weekend, I had some major cravings for comfort food! So the BF and I created some delicious, comforting meals!

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 24-26}

Posted October 27, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, Piloxing and 10 more

Sometimes I don't realize how unhealthy I've eaten over the weekend until I write my Weekend Recap. Frozen yogurt, nachos, pizza, beer, candy corn, cupcakes. Yeah, this weekend definitely didn't win me the healthiest health blogger of the year award. 

But my weekend was also mixed with some healthy activities - a massage, Piloxing and yoga. Pizza + yoga = balance ????

Here's how the weekend went...

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 31-Nov. 2) - Murder Mystery Party

Posted November 3, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 6 more

I went into the weekend feeling like I was getting a cold, and fully intended to get lots of rest. Well, that didn't really happen. I felt like I was on the go all weekend. And I'm, unfortunately, feeling worse today.

But it was a great weekend full of lots of family time, fun with friends and some Halloween treats!

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 7-9}

Posted November 10, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, healthy living and 11 more

My weekend was actually a little more eventful than I anticipated (I told you in my Friday Faves post that I didn't have much going on!). 

But I attended a conference, I taught three fitness classes, I went for a run, I spent some quality time at Target, a did lots of cooking and baking and I went to a yoga class!

I'm actually sore today from all of my workouts. I'm glad I made the time for fitness over the weekend. It always makes me feel so much better!

Here's what I did this weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 14-16}

Posted November 17, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 8 more

My weekend didn't turn out exactly how I had planned, but I just went with it and ended up having a nice few days. 

I didn't get in as many workouts as I planned, but my body definitely needed a rest. I mentioned in my Week of Workouts post that I taught lots of fitness classes last week, and I've been having some hip pain. I'm trying to be better at listening to my body. 

The best part of my weekend was spending time with people I care about! I spent lots of quality time with the BF, my niece, my parents and the BF's sister and grandmother, dad and stepmom.

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 21-23}

Posted November 24, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 11 more

I had such a relaxing weekend. I'm definitely going into this holiday week feeling pretty stress-free and grateful for so many things.

My weekend was filled with good food, trying new recipes, spending lots of time cuddled up on the couch and working out.

Here's how my weekend went...

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Weekend Recap {Dec. 12-14}

Posted December 15, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, party and 8 more

Is it really Monday already? The weekend flew by!

My weekend was very Christmasy! I threw a holiday party, I looked at Christmas lights, I wrapped gifts, I watched Christmas movies, I wrote my Christmas cards, I bought some seasonal tea and I did some Christmas shopping. I love this time of year!

Here's what I did this weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Dec. 19-21}

Posted December 22, 2014 in Weekend Recap, weekend, Christmas and 8 more

Merry Monday before Christmas! I hope your weekend was festive.

I definitely felt festive over the weekend! The BF and I celebrated the holiday with friends at a gingerbread house making party, and we finished up our Christmas shopping and gift wrapping.

I celebrated the Winter Solstice with 108 Sun Salutations! And we ate some absolutely delicious food (inclduing gingerbread house ingredients).

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 2-4}

Posted January 5, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, recipes and 6 more

I'm back at work today after nearly two weeks off! My holiday break flew by and, to be honest, I'm not ready to be back at work.

I had a long list of things I wanted to accomplish during my break, and I got through just a handful of them - watching as many Christmas movies as possible, relaxing, launching my new health coaching business (!!), creating a Sweet Success newsletter (sign up here), teaching extra fitness classes, spending tons of time with my family, organizing my home office and taking time to myself.

There were some things I didn't get to, but I feel like my break was a good mix of spending time with people I care about, relaxing and being productive. Full disclosure, I was either wearing workout clothes or pajamas during my entire break. It was the best.

I'm actually feeling a bit under the weather today. This happened to me last year also. As soon as my holiday break was over and I had to go back to work, I got sick. Maybe my immunity gets weak because I drink wine and winter beers nearly every evening during my vacation!

Anyway, here's how I spent the last few days of my wonderful break...

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 9-11}

Posted January 12, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, punk and 8 more

I'm not ready for Monday! The weekend went by way too fast.

Today I started an elimination diet so, I'll be honest, I indulged a bit over the weekend. I won't be eating dairy for a few weeks, so there was lots of cheese involved in my weekend!

Here are some details from the weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 23-25, 2015}

Posted January 26, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, barre and 9 more

Another weekend gone by too fast!

My weekend was a good mix of movie watching, spending time with family, doing housework, blogging, working out, running errands and hanging with the BF. I got through most of my weekend to-do list (which doesn't always happen!).

I made it through my second weekend of my elimination diet. Find out why I'm doing an elimination diet here. This weekend wasn't as great as last weekend. A lot of the food I ate was pretty blah and uninspired. I definitely need to change things up a bit this week so that I can get through this experiment!

Here's a recap of my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Feb. 6-8}

Posted February 9, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, healthy living and 9 more

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

Did you see my post about the #BringingYogaBack 12-Day Yoga Challenge? It starts today, and you could win $1,000 in prAna gear! Get on it!

My weekend was laid back, relaxing and not super productive. I had a list of to-do's, but only crossed a few things off my list. I'm totally OK with it because I got to spend time with the BF and my fam. Spending time with people I love is so much better than being productive.

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Weekend Recap - Feb. 20-22

Posted February 23, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 7 more

How was your weekend? I hope you had time to relax, get in a good workout and eat some delicious food.

My weekend started off a bit rocky with a massive headache, but my weekend ended on a high note with a fun and relaxing evening watching the Oscars and eating delicious food.

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Weekend Recap {March 6-8}

Posted March 9, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 7 more

Happy Monday! How was your weekend!

My weekend flew by! But the weather was beautiful all weekend, so I spent lots of time outside. Spring is finally coming! By the end of winter, I start to feel unmotivated and uninspired. The cold and dreary days start to get to me. So I am extremely grateful for warmer days!

Did you remember to turn your clock forward? I felt pretty groggy Sunday morning, but I'm feel more energized today. I even got up and went to the 5:30 a.m. BodyPump class!

Here's how the weekend went...

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Weekend Recap {March 13-15}

Posted March 16, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, running and 8 more

My weekend was filled with catching up with family and friends. My niece celebrated her 9th birthday, my relatives from Omaha came to visit and the BF and I spent time with friends we hadn't seen in awhile.

I didn't get much of my to do list done this weekend, but I did get the most important thing done - my 8 mile half-marathon training run!

The BF and I also ended up eating out a lot this weekend because we were running around a bunch.

Here's how my weekend went...

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Weekend Recap {March 20-22}

Posted March 23, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, running and 4 more

How was your weekend?

My weekend was very low key, which I needed. The BF and I went out with friends on Friday night, I did yoga, I created a couple of new recipes to share with you, I went for a run, I tried farro for the first time and I watched some movies.

Here's how the weekend went...

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Weekend Recap {March 27-29}

Posted March 30, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 11 more

How was your weekend? I had a wonderful three day weekend! I spent time with people I love, I ate delicious food, I ran a long long way and I spent a little bit of time pampering myself.

I took a little break from being productive this weekend for some much needed rest after a week of feeling run down. Read more in my Week of Workouts post.

Here's how the weekend went...

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Weekend Recap {April 3-5}

Posted April 6, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, running and 9 more

It's Monday already! The weekend was wonderful, and went by way too quickly.

The BF and I went on a long run, recovered, ate lots of delicious food, celebrated Easter with our families, ate sweet treats and I did yoga. It was a successful weekend!

How was your weekend?

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Weekend Recap {April 10-12}

Posted April 13, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 8 more

How was your weekend? I hope you had a good one. Mine was busy, but fun. The BF and I took a day trip to Lincoln to spend time with his family, we got in our long half-marathon training run, we bought some spring plants and I meal prepped for the week!

Here's a recap...

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Weekend Recap {April 17-19}

Posted April 20, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, Denver and 8 more

How was your weekend?

The BF and I made a quick trip to Colorado over the weekend! It was pretty low key, but it was nice to get out of town for a couple of days. We drove back this morning, and I'm getting caught back up on life!

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Weekend Recap {May 15-17, 2015}

Posted May 18, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 8 more

How is the weekend over alread? I need another day!

My weekend was incredibly low key, but I managed to not get everything done that I intended to do. I was actually pretty tired all weekend. I slept a lot and did my fair share of lounging around. I guess I just needed to give myself a little break.

Here's how the weekend went...

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Weekend Recap {May 29-31}

Posted June 1, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 8 more

We're back at the beginning of another week. I wish weekends could last forever.

The weather was finally late spring-like, so the BF and I spent lots of time outside. We went to the farmer's market, we planted our garden and we went trail running/hiking. It was nice to have a weekend without rain!

Here's more on our weekend adventures...

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Weekend Recap {June 5-7, 2015}

Posted June 8, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, camping and 8 more

Hello! How was your weekend? This weekend totally flew by!

The BF and I were busy getting ready for our upcoming camping trip in Yellowstone. Getting ready to go on a long camping trip takes A LOT of preparation.

But we did manage to squeeze in a few fun activities to break up all of our pre-vacation prep.

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Weekend Recap {July 2-6, 2015} - 4th of July Celebrations!

Posted July 6, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, 4th of July and 7 more

I love a three-day holiday weekend! All weekends should be three days (and filled with summer fun ; )

As usual, I had a long to do list and only made my way through part of it. I really tried to focus on having fun and enjoying the weekend without feeling like I should be doing something more productive. I often struggle with enjoying the moment without thinking about the next thing I need to be doing. It's something I'm working on...being present.

I often remind myself that when I look back at my life I don't want to think, "Wow, I was really great at getting my to do lists done." I want to look back at my life and think, "Wow, my life was full of adventure, laughs, love and fun."


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Weekend Recap {July 10-12, 2015}

Posted July 13, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, meditation and 5 more

Happy Monday! Were you able to relax and recharge this weekend?

I spent plenty of time in the pool and made time for reading this weekend. I also finished up my last Institute for Integrative Nutrition classes. I'm actually sad that my classes are over, but I'm super thrilled because I'm graduating this week! Time to celebrate!

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Weekend Recap {July 24-26}

Posted July 27, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, pool and 3 more


{My new elephant tank from Avani Yoga Studio!}

Summer weekends are flying by way too fast!

This weekend was super low key. The BF and I didn't have any major plans besides hanging with family and friends. I got in some much needed sleep and relaxing, and put my to do list on hold for the weekend.

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Weekend Recap {Aug. 7-9, 2015} - 40-mile bike ride!

Posted August 10, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, bicycling and 7 more

I decided I needed a three-day weekend to relax and recharge a bit. I had been feeling tired and run down all of last week, so I took Friday off work to take it easy and spend time with my niece before the school year begins.

When I wasn't relaxing, I was riding my bike (40 miles!), preparing for a healthy week and health coaching.

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Weekend Recap {Aug. 21-23, 2015}

Posted August 24, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, healthy living and 7 more

How was your weekend?

The BF and I didn't have any plans! It was much needed after a summer of busy weekends.

I made it a priority to do things that I wanted to do, and to avoid my to do list. I definitely need more self-care on the weekends and I need to focus more on being present. I tend to constantly look toward the future and stress about the things I need to get done.

I go into a new week feeling more recharged and rejuvinated when my weekends are filled with relaxation and fun.

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Weekend Recap {Aug. 28-30, 2015}

Posted August 31, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 7 more

I hope your weekend was a good mix of fun, relaxing and productive!

I had a very low key weekend, which is always nice. I treated myself to some sushi, a yoga class, iced coffee and kombucha. I also spent lots of time taking Social Academy classes. I'm finally learning the ins and outs of social media!

Here's a little peek into my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Sept. 5-7, 2015} - Labor Day Weekend

Posted September 8, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, road trip and 8 more

How was your Labor Day weekend? I hope you had time to relax and enjoy the last holiday weekend of summer.

The BF and I went on a quick trip with my family. It was nice to get out of town for a couple of days. Our Labor Day was VERY low key. We spent most of the day relaxing!

The weekend was also filled with lots of delicious food! It was a mix of healthy eats and indulgences.

Here are details from the weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Sept. 11-13, 2015}

Posted September 14, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 4 more

Hello! How was your weekend?

The BF and I had a great weekend mixed with fun, adventures, relaxation and some productivity. We didn't have any plans (besides by work to do list), so we just did what we felt like. Sometimes those are the best weekends!

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Weekend Recap {Sept. 18-20, 2015}

Posted September 21, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, healthy eating and 8 more

It's Monday already!

My weekend was very relaxed. The BF and I didn't have any plans, so we relaxed (ie. watched so much Sons of Anarchy!). I did, however, make lots of delicious and healthy food this weekend, and I made it to a power yoga class.

It was a good weekend! Here are some details...

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Weekend Recap {Sept. 25-27, 2015}

Posted September 28, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, breakfast and 12 more

I'm going to be honest, I wasn't excited to share my weekend with you this week. When I started thinking about how my weekend went, I could only see the negatives...I didn't get a lot of sleep, I had a headache all weekend, I didn't get much of my to do list done, I didn't do laundry, I didn't clean my house and I indulged more than usual because I didn't feel well and I was tired.

But I realized that I often beat myself up for what I don't get done. So I'm taking a moment to think about the positives from the weekend.

  • I spent tons of time with my parents and my niece, Brynn (dinner out, homecoming parade, supermoon viewing in the backyard)
  • I made delicious breakfasts Saturday AND Sunday mornings.
  • I picked so much kale from my garden.
  • I got to see that amazing moon.
  • The BF spent tons of time together.
  • I decorated for Halloween.
  • The BF and I didn't get sucked into Sons of Anarchy until Sunday.

I also realized that I want to share my super healthy weekends and my not-so-healthy weekends with you. Because this is life. Sometimes it's hard, and I struggle.

So here are details from my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 2-4, 2015} - Oktoberfest

Posted October 5, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 9 more

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

The BF and I got into the fall spirit by picking out pumpkins at the farmer's market, buying some fall decor for our house, drinking fall beers at an Oktoberfest event and drinking lots of coffee.

I actually hoped to spend more time lounging around watching Netflix, especially because it was a rainy, dreary and cold weekend. But I stayed pretty busy all weekend.

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 9-11, 2015} - A Crafternoon

Posted October 12, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 8 more

Is it seriously Monday already? I hope you get Columbus Day off, and you're spending the day relaxing. I'm back at work today, and not super excited about it.

I indulged in a little too much wine on Saturday during a crafternoon with my girlfriends and didn't sleep at all Saturday night, so Sunday felt pretty rough. I didn't accomplish anything on my to-do list, so I'm feeling unprepared going into the week.

But I had a wonderful time with the girls. Sometimes you just need a little girl time to unwind.

Here are details from my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 23-25, 2015}

Posted October 27, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 10 more

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I'm so not ready for Monday. My weekend ended up being super busy, and I had very little time for rest and relaxation. So I'll be powering through this week!

Here are some details from my full weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 30 - Nov.1} - Halloween

Posted November 2, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 11 more

Happy Monday!

I had a relaxing and sleep-filled weekend, which was exactly what I needed. Last weekend, I didn't get much rest and I was feeling it all week.

We did make time for fun…the BF and I celebrated Halloween with friends, we enjoyed two date night dinners out, and I got out and enjoyed the beautiful fall weather with my family.

Here are some details from the weekend....

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 6-8, 2015}

Posted November 9, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 9 more

Happy Monday!

I got so much done this weekend! The BF ended up having to work quite a bit, so I used my time on my own to write, prepare for my upcoming sugar cravings workshop and clean the house.

It wasn't the most exciting weekend, but it was productive.

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 27-29, 2015} - Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted November 30, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, Thanksgiving and 8 more


I'm so not ready to resume real life today! My long weekend was so wonderful. It was full of family time, relaxing, putting up Christmas decorations, holiday shopping and eating delicious food.

And when I woke up to the view above...I just wanted to stay in my pajamas, drink coffee and watch Christmas movies all day.

Here's a recap of my Thanksgiving, and here's how I spent the rest of the weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Dec. 4-6, 2015}

Posted December 7, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, holidays and 9 more

Happy Monday!

I started my day with a strength training class and a delicious breakfast - an egg scramble with spinach, kale, mushrooms and smoked gouda, sprouted grain toast, warm water with lemon and orange juice with apple cider vinegar.

I needed a nourishing breakfast and some movement after feeling blah most of the day Sunday. I'm not sure what was going on, but I had low energy, I was moody and I had no appetite. 

But I'm ready to have a positive, productive and fun week! 

Here's a quick recap of the rest of my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Dec. 11-13, 2015}

Posted December 14, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, road trip and 6 more

I felt like I could have slept for a few extra hours this morning! 

I had a full weekend with my family and I'm a little exhausted today. I joined my parents and my niece, Brynn, for a weekend road trip to Omaha and Lincoln for some fun kid-friendly excursions.

I'm feeling a bit under the weather today, and I'm feeling pretty tired. I definitely wasn't ready for Monday! Why do weekends fly by so quickly.

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Weekend Recap {Dec. 18-20, 2015}

Posted December 21, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, Christmas and 9 more

I can't believe it was the last weekend before Christmas!!

This time of year always feels like it flies by. I spent most of the weekend doing things to get into the holiday spirit. I watched Christmas movies, I Christmas shopped, I did Christmas crafts and I baked Christmas cookies. 

It was exactly what I needed to create all those good holiday feels.

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 1-3, 2016} - Last Weekend of my Holiday Break

Posted January 4, 2016 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 13 more

Well, I'm back at work today after having almost two weeks off. And to be totally honest, I'm not thrilled.

My break from work was much needed. I spent my time off sleeping in, enjoying slow moving mornings, living in my pajamas, watching a lot of Netflix, drinking wine and indulging in more sweets than usual.

But I suppose it's time to get back to the real world. 

First, here's how I spent the last weekend of my holiday break...

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 8-10, 2016}

Posted January 11, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 8 more

Happy Monday!

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed today because I didn't do ANY work over the weekend. I had a long to do list for some upcoming projects, and I didn't cross one thing off my list. 

I just felt a bit off this weekend. I didn't sleep well last week, and felt kind of moody, emotional and blah all weekend. I really should have accepted my need for rest and relaxation, rested and enjoyed it. But instead I stressed about what I should have been doing as I did other things that weren't work.

Today, I'm feeling a bit under the weather. This is what happens when you don't care for yourself! 

This week, I'll take things one at a time to try to reduce stress. I'll also make yoga and meditation a priority so I don't get too worked up about my to do list.

Here's a look at the food, fitness and other adventures from my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 15-17, 2016}

Posted January 18, 2016 in weekend, Weekend Recap, yoga and 2 more

Happy Monday!

I'm out of town today at my first corporate health coaching gig! I'll be speaking at a conference for educators on a few different health topics. I'm so excited and nervous! I spent a lot of the weekend creating the content for a few of my sessions. 

But I made sure to make time for fun, relaxation and prepping for a healthy week.

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 29-31, 2016}

Posted February 1, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 8 more

Happy Monday!

I had an indulgent weekend celebrating the BF's birthday. We had a party with friends, a date night and brunch with my family. All the eating out has me feeling a pretty bloated and heavy today. 

So today is all about moving on and getting back on track. When I have an indulgent weekend, I don't spend time feeling guilty about my food choices. I actually enjoyed every single indulgent bite, and was happy to be celebrating my guy. 

To get back on track, I'll feed my body with nourishing foods and drinks all day. I started my morning with an apple cider vinegar drink and oats, chia seeds, blueberries, almond milk, cinnamon and almond butter. I'll sip on some green juice later in the morning, and drink lots of water throughout the day.

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Weekend Recap {Feb. 5-7, 2016}

Posted February 9, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 5 more

We're at the start of another week. The weekend flew by, as usual. 

I'm not feeling super hot today. I'm having some pretty terrible pain in my jaw that's causing a headache and ear ache. I'm pretty sure I have TMJ, which causes me to clench my teeth when I sleep, which causes headaches, neck pain and jaw pain. 

I got a mouth guard from my dentist to protect my teeth about a year and a half ago, but I still clench my teeth. All the relaxation techniques I've tried - yoga, meditation, drinking CALM, drinking Nighty Night tea, using essential oils - haven't worked. So I'm making an appointment to see a chiropractor this week. I'll let you know how it goes.

Although the week is off to a rough start, I had a great weekend! Here's a recap...

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Weekend Recap {Feb. 12-14, 2016}

Posted February 15, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 9 more

I can't believe we're already back to Monday. I know I say this all the time, but weekends go by way too fast.

I'm feeling pretty cranky today. I didn't sleep well last night, and I'm starting a very busy week with piles of laundry, a sink overflowing with dirty dishes and an overall dirty house. This makes me feel incredibly overwhelmed. I'll be teaching fitness classes or meeting with clients every evening after work, so getting these things done won't be easy. Take a deep breath!

Despite going into the week feeling like a mess, I had a great weekend. I ended up doing a lot more than I anticipated, but there was lots of celebrating! Here's a look at my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {February 19-21, 2016}

Posted February 22, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 5 more

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

My weekend was all about running and eating. It's getting to be that time in my half-marathon training when my weekends revolve around eating to prepare for runs, running and eating to recover from runs.

Here are details about my food, workouts and other adventures...

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Weekend Recap {Feb. 26-28, 2016}

Posted February 29, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 12 more

Happy Monday! 

I'm starting out my week with something different and fun. I'm speaking at a high school conference for FCCLA members about creating a career in health and fitness. I'll be there all day sharing my secrets (really just having passion and working hard).

My weekend was low key, but full of fun and relaxation.

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Weekend Recap {March 3-6, 2016} - Mahoney State Park Trip

Posted March 7, 2016 in Weekend Recap, Mahoney State Park, running and 8 more

I'm home after a long weekend at Mahoney State Park with the BF and some friends. We had a wonderful time!

It was a weekend full of hiking, playing games, laughing, eating delicious food, indulging in s'mores and cake, and relaxing. 

Our 'cabining' trips are my favorite trips because I always feel rejuvenated physically, emotionally and mentally after these trips. There's no pressure to go, go, go. Being at the cabin is very easy going.

Here's a recap of the weekend...

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Weekend Recap {March 11-13, 2016}

Posted March 14, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 5 more

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

The BF and I didn't have any major plans for the weekend...he had to work and I had to run. 

When I wasn't running, I was eating, doing a bit of work, celebrating my niece's birthday, listening to Serial and watching Jessica Jones on Netflix.

Here is a look at my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {March 18-20, 2016}

Posted March 21, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 4 more

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

My weekend was great! I ran, I ate, I relaxed and I prepared for a healthy week. I actually had a list of things I needed to do (taxes, fitness instructor CEUs, etc.), but I felt like I needed some relaxation and self-care this weekend. 

Sunday was the first day of spring! I'm really looking forward to warmer weather. I also love spring because it's a time of renewal and new beginnings. I have something exciting planned for you this spring! Make sure you follow me on Facebook so you can get all the details on this amazing challenge!

But until then, here's a look at my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {April 8-10, 2016}

Posted April 12, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, Omaha and 8 more

After weeks of feeling overwhelmed by my to do list, I was super excited for a weekend away!

The BF and I spent the weekend in Omaha to spend time with his family, eat delicious food, relax and shop. It was exactly what I needed!

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Weekend Recap {May 6-8, 2016} - Girls on the Run 5K

Posted May 10, 2016 in weekend, Weekend Recap, Girls on the Run and 8 more

For the past few months, I've been helping to plan the local Girls on the Run 5K. The race was this weekend, and it was a success!

If you're not familiar with Girls on the Run, it's an after-school program for third- through fifth-graders. The girls meet twice a week for 12 weeks, and the curriculum promotes building self-confidence through physical fitness. During the program, the girls train for a 5K. Then at the end, they run a 5K.

We had about 80 girls run with their run buddies and coaches, and it was such an inspiring event. 

Here are details from my race weekend...

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Yoga Teacher Training - Weekend 1

Posted May 23, 2016 in Weekend Recap, yoga teacher training, yoga and 4 more

I'm feeling extremely grateful and super exhausted after my first weekend of yoga teacher training.

I have a feeling that this journey is going to be transformative. I learned so much, practiced a lot of yoga and got to know some wonderful new people.

Here's a recap of the weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Fourth of July Weekend 2016}

Posted July 5, 2016 in Weekend Recap, running, HIIT and 8 more

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! I took Friday off of work for a quick road trip with the BF, so I had an extra long holiday weekend. It was much needed!

I also started Meal Free July on Friday. I love challenges like this because it allows me to get creative in the kitchen. I made some delicious meals!

I tend to overshare in these recaps, so I tried to be more concise in this week's post! (it's so hard for me because I want to share everything!)

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Weekend Recap {July 22-24, 2016}

Posted July 25, 2016 in Weekend Recap, shopping, HomeGoods and 8 more

I just realized that I've gone out of town 2-3 weekends a month since May! I'm ready to spend some time at home and relax.

I, sort of, had a weekend at home this weekend. My mom and I made a quick trip to Lincoln so that I could get some blood work done. I made sure to get in lots of relaxing after that. I needed it!

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Weekend Recap {July 29-31, 2016}

Posted August 2, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, vegetarian and 7 more

My weekend was super low key…exactly how summer weekends are meant to be. 

My niece and I spent a lot of time together, I spent some time relaxing, I cooled off in the pool, I made a trip to the farmer's market and more. It was a good weekend!

Here's a recap...

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Weekend Recap {Aug. 5-7, 2016}

Posted August 8, 2016 in Weekend Recap, yoga, running and 5 more

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

My weekend started out pretty rough, but it turned around. The weather was cooler and cloudy, so it was the perfect weekend to relax with Netflix, do yoga and get some housework done. 

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Weekend Recap {Aug. 19-22, 2016}

Posted August 22, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, dairy-free and 5 more

Happy Monday! It's a big week! The college course that I'm teaching starts on Tuesday, I have sessions with all of my health coaching clients scheduled this week and I'm scheduled to have a Sweet Success Health Coaching booth Thursday evening. 

I'll be honest, I was crazy stressed going into this week…especially because I got a headache Thursday night and it hung on until 4 a.m. this morning. 

It was the BF's first weekend off all summer, I felt like it was my last weekend of summer and I had a lot I wanted to accomplish to get ready for this week. So being in pain made the weekend stressful.

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Weekend Recap {Aug. 26-28, 2016}

Posted August 29, 2016 in Weekend Recap, kayaking, healthy eating and 8 more

I'm feeling more and more grateful for weekends without plans. My weekends were so full in May, June and July, so these late summer easy weekends are amazing.

I decided to keep Saturday totally open, make no plans, put nothing on my to do list and let the day happen organically. 

I was inspired to do this after last Saturday's day-long date with the BF. He didn't tell me anything about the day. I just went along for adventure after adventure.

I tend to get a little wound up about my to do list. But I've realized that when I spend an entire weekend working on my business, I don't feel rejuvenated or inspired for the new week. 

So I'm working on chilling on the weekends…or at least on Saturday. Luckily, this weekend, my easy going attitude spilled into Sunday ; )

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Weekend Recap (Sept. 16-18, 2016}

Posted September 20, 2016 in Weekend Recap, yoga, dairy-free and 7 more

It's Tuesday and I'm finally writing my recap of the weekend! The weekend ended up being full because the BF's family was in town, and my Monday was a bit crazy.

I'm still working on creating a routine and managing my workload with the new class that I'm teaching at the university. I'll be honest, my Sweet Success work is getting harder to manage…which is why I turned down an offer to teach another class next semester. Saying no is so hard! 

But when I thought about my mission - inspiring people create change to live their healthiest and happiest lives - I knew I needed to say yes to myself and my goals. 

I have a full week, and it feels a bit overwhelming. So I'm making self-care a priority. I got a massage yesterday after work, I'm getting back to consistent meditation and I have a few yoga classes scheduled this week. 

Before I get too wrapped up in this week, here's a look at my eats and adventures from the weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 7-9, 2016}

Posted October 11, 2016 in Weekend Recap, yoga, Pumpkin and 7 more

October is kind of a crazy month. 

I'll teach six wellness workshops, I've added two new fitness classes to my weekly schedule, I have some major goals for my health coaching business and nutrition line…on top of my usual stuff. 

So I'm making extra effort to practice self-care during this busy time. I did work on my business over the weekend, but I also read, took a yoga class, baked, cooked delicious healthy meals, spent time with my mom and niece, went hiking and watched documentaries. 

When life gets full, it can be easy to put self-care to the side. But those are the times we need it most!

Here's a recap of my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 21-23, 2016}

Posted October 25, 2016 in Weekend Recap, Fall, pumpkin patch and 7 more

The weekend flew by and it was packed full of unexpected adventure! 

I really didn't have any plans for the weekend, but adventures presented themselves and I went with it. I'm actually feeling a bit tired this week from such a full weekend, so I'm attempting to take it easy…luckily I had a massage scheduled for Monday evening.

Here's the recap...

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 28-30, 2016}

Posted October 31, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, Omaha and 4 more

Happy Halloween! 

The BF and I don't have any Halloween plans this year. He'll be working late, so I'll be at home giving out candy to the seven kids who stop by our house. 

We had a much-needed weekend out of town. We've both still been feeling like the house is overwhelmingly empty since we put our dog, Coda, down a couple of weeks ago. So we decided to take a road trip for the weekend. 

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 18-20, 2016} - I bought a car!

Posted November 21, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, new car and 7 more

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

I love a short work week before a holiday. It's always more low key and there's anticipation and excitement for the upcoming celebration. 

The BF and I had plans to go to Omaha to visit family, so we went a day early so I could buy a new car!! If you've been reading my Weekend Recaps for awhile, you know I've been to the Subaru dealership a bunch of times!

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Weekend Recap {Dec. 9-11, 2016}

Posted December 12, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, workout and 8 more

I had a three day weekend, and I still feel like the weekend flew by! 

My weekend was filled with holiday festiveness - Christmas shopping, a holiday party, Christmas movies and a drive through town to look at Christmas lights. This time of year is so much fun. 

Here's a look at my weekend..

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Weekend Recap {Dec. 16-18, 2016}

Posted December 20, 2016 in Weekend Recap, yoga, gingerbread energy balls and 8 more

It's Christmas week! I love this time of year, and I'm really grateful that I've been able to do some of my favorite holiday things - make gingerbread houses, drive around and look at Christmas lights, watch cheesy Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies, decorate sugar cookies and more. 

I have just a few more days of work and then I'm off work until the New Year! Getting time off during Christmas is definitely a great perk of working at a university. 

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 6-8, 2017}

Posted January 9, 2017 in yoga, Weekend Recap, health coaching and 7 more

Wow, we're back to Monday once again. How do the weekends fly by so fast? I admit, I could have used another day for relaxation and getting a few things done (ie. laundry). 

My weekend was a good mix of relaxing and fun with some productivity (work) thrown in.

Here's a recap of my weekend...

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 20-22, 2017} - Women's March

Posted January 24, 2017 in Weekend Recap, Blue Apron, Women's March and 6 more

Happy Tuesday!

I took Monday off from work to go to a medical appointment and a meeting in Lincoln, so I'm a little behind on getting myself organized for the week. 

Over the weekend, the BF and I went to Omaha to join the Women's March. It was an incredible experience, and really helped me to feel more hopeful and positive after the inauguration. 

Here's a recap...

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