Weekend + The Week Ahead

Hi there!

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was full of dancing, shopping and celebrating my friend, Brittany’s, 30th birthday.

We spent Saturday watching football and waiting for the guests to arrive to the house where everything was set for a ‘wine-tasting’ themed party.

blog1It was a good time with great friends!

I love these women so much. <3

blog2Me & Emily 

blog3Sunday I was super productive early in the day and then relaxed the rest of the day, which was great! I did my grocery shopping, meal prepping, laundry, changed my sheets, and put clothes away – it felt great to get so much done.

blog5We’re really into bananas….

Around 4:00, I turned football on and enjoyed a nice cat nap. Once home, I painted my nails and hung out with Emily.

This week brings workouts galore and clean eats. Here’s what I have planned for workouts.

Monday – Cardio + Weight Lifting class
Tuesday – Spinning
Wednesday – FIX Dirty 30 + Turbo
Thursday – Upper body + Elliptical Intervals
Friday – Lower body
Saturday – Spinning
Sunday – REST

For meals this week, I prepped buffalo and plain tempeh, a big spinach salad, and breakfast each day will be Shakeology. I have cashews, apples, cottage cheese and hard boiled eggs for snacks.

I’m looking forward to some sweaty workouts – that’s for sure!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Until next time….


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Fun Work Fashion

Hello there!

How’s it going?!

As I mentioned, I was in Florida all last week for a work trip. While there, we worked really hard during the day, but I must say, we certainly played harder at night. I had a blast and I love the people I work with so much!

We were in Orlando at the Hyatt Regency for a huge convention that we prep and plan for, for over three months leading up to it. It was great to see all of our hard work come together.

We were so nicely greeted in our rooms to chocolate covered strawberries and a sweet ‘welcome’ note. I had to try one right away – obviously!

blog15Of course, in planning for the trip, I had to come up with many outfits to go from work during the day to dinners and parties at night. After much deliberation, here is what I came up with:

DAY:

blog13I ended up wearing the black pants with a cobalt blue top and the white blazer and didnt end up needing the outfit to the far left. Every outfit was so comfortable. The middle outfit is all from The Limited, as well as, the black pants on the right. The white blazer is H&M and the black blazer was borrowed. Shoes are DSW – black kitten heels are Michael Kors.

I was so comfortable in all of these outfits, although my feet started to really hate me after standing all day. That was thr worst part!

NIGHT:

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The black dress is from Forever 21 and was borrowed, but I really wish it was mine! It’s very flattering and comfortable. I loved it. The middle outfit, also borrowed (same friend who has fab taste!), I used for day and night. I work it to work during the day with the blazer and then took it out for a reception and dinner at night. The third dress is from Nordstrom Rack and I also recently wore it to a friend’s wedding. I’m a big fan of this dress. It’s easy to dress up or down.

Here are the outfits on the night of the parties with jewelry and heels!

blog20I’m holding up the number three because I sent the picture to my girlfriends indicating night #3 of going out!

We barely had any time to sit at all and when I did have five minutes, I took a chance to plop on the bed and close my eyes!

blog17That was always short lived though – we were constantly on the move!

On Friday, around 3:00 pm, we finally were done with work and took some time to enjoy the Florida weather and a cocktail by the pool – it was awesome!

blog18Later that night, we went to Rocco’s Tacos where we enjoys margs by the fire and some dinner, but called it a night early – we were so done!

blog19Saturday morning, we were up bright and early and on a flight home. It was a wonderful week, but I was ready to get back to the grind and catch up at work.

It’s going to be crazy over the next few months, but I’m looking forward to accomplishing a lot!

Stay tuned for my weekly workout plan, which I’ve finally finalized!

Cheers.

 

 

 


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New Start. New Plan

Yo Yo!

What’s poppin?!

Well, last week we talked about my new start, so now, let’s discuss my new plan. Mmk?!

I’m going to be straight. I’ve gained close to 5 pounds in the last couple months.

I kept hoping for that dramatic, ‘Oh my Gosh, I can’t eat because I just broke up with my boyfriend’ deal, but it never came. Damn! That typically is a guarantee for losing a couple pounds, but no bueno.

I’ve been saying that, rather than dating new guys, I’ve been eating them… Kind of funny, but mostly not cool and time to get my shit together.

Now that I’m out of a house filled with junk food and I’m less than a mile from my gym – I’d say it’s go time. Agree?!

This week I meal planned using the Ultimate Reset as a guide.

Ps, I also leave for Florida on Monday, so this week is going to be especially strict. It’s a work trip, so I won’t be prancing around in a bikini, but I have a lot of parties and dinners to attend that I want to feel good at!

Here’s what I intended: 

blog1I say ‘intended’ because of course things change, but I have stayed pretty close to the plan!

For a while, I stopped really caring or watching what I was eating and unfortunately those calories add up. I’m not one of those people that it doesn’t phase, so I can see the damage. Most people wouldn’t be able to tell, it’s nothing significant, but I just feel a bit jello-y if you will!

It shouldn’t take long to get back to where I feel good, though. I know what I need to do, it’s just doing it!

As far as fitness goes, I need to step it up in the cardio area. The elliptical simply won’t accomplish what I need. And since I recently found out Angie isn’t coming back to Turbo, I just have to suck it up and enjoy class as is. In addition to Turbo, however, I’ve decided to get re-addicted to spin.

A couple years ago I was a spin fanatic and I think it’ll be a great class to incorporate back in! I went last night and it was killer – I burned over 700 calories. It was exactly the ass kicking that I needed!

I’m also devising a plan for lifting. Right now, it’s all over the place. I want to know what muscle I’m working and on what day – that way I never have to guess last minute and waste time. I will post my schedule once I have it! Since I’m in Florida next week, this ‘plan’ will officially start on November 10.

I cant’t wait!

I’ve been trying to be more current and post updates on the Focused To Be Fit Facebook page. So, if you’re wanting more frequent updates, head over there. :)

I’ll be back on Friday with a recap of the week. Happy Hump Day!


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