First of all, I just want to say how crazy happy I am that June is over. I know it seems silly, but last month was a little insane with travel, work and wedding planning. And now July is (almost) here and I couldn’t be happier, especially because my mama is coming to visit me. I’ll be picking her up from the airport in just a few hours. I’m gonna roll up with Lil Wayne blaring; it’s her favorite. JOKES.
Can you believe that I haven’t seen her since last September? In fact she hasn’t even seen my wedding ring in real life or my new condo! Like I’ve said, life’s been a little insane this year.
Regardless, I’m excited to spend time with her and do all the wedding things and that includes planning a HISPANIC wedding menu. OMG, literally going to be the best food ever… I can’t wait. Also tune into my Instagram stories this week for some fun with Lynn (aka my Mom).
Okay now a few updates from me:
1.) My house is a disaster. Like literally so much stuff everywhere. Time to clean it before Mom comes to visit ha.
2.) This week I accidently ordered 12 50 packs of coffee filters from Amazon. Fun times.
3.) I also ordered bulk 300 sandwich bags. I think I drank too much Rose that night. Not sure what happened.
4.) I have been listening to Florence and the Machine on repeat. Cosmic Love is my new jam (again) and will be played at the wedding.
5.) I had the best burger EVER from Little Bad Wolf in Chicago after a week of craving one. #cravingcrushed
6.) I am going to start training harder in preparation for my wedding. Look it’s not like I’m trying to lose weight or anything, but I would like to tighten up and tone. I’m actually very much looking forward to training more and working on a plan because working out is something I LOVE to do. It also motivates me.
7.) I have an obsession with wasabi peas and also sushi. I literally want to eat sushi every night. HELP.
8.) I really want to make something delicious with peaches for the blog next month. Any requests?!
9.) This week I spent time at the Under Armour Women HQ learning more about the brand and the women’s line. We ate delicious food, did intense workouts and checked out all their new gear. Every time I go there, I’m so impressed by what they are doing for women and the products they are making for women. My favorite are the shoes (BEST SHOES EVER).
10.) I also did a SUPER fun photoshoot with them that should come out sometime in September. Keep your eyes peeled for me werkin’ it.
11.) Our wedding invites are almost done being designed! Whoo hoo!
TRY THIS KILLER 32 MIN WORKOUT!
I thought it would be fun to talk about my workouts for the week every Friday since working out is another big part of my life. Truth be told, I probably work out 5x per week and literally walk everywhere. So from now on, I’m going to try and to give you a new every Friday + include a workout look or athletic look I’m loving lately too.
So here we go!
Length of each round: 4 minutes
Repeat entire circuit twice for a total of 32 minutes.
Directions: Do each exercise in each round for the number of reps given, starting at the highest number (15, 12, 10, 8). Get through as many as possible within 4 minutes. Rest for 45 seconds between each circuit.
Reps: 15, 12, 10, 8 (with dumbbells)
Squat to press
Reps: 20, 15, 12, 10
Banded sideways walk or side lunges
0.1 mile sprint
Reps: 20, 15, 12, 10
Box jumps or jump squats
Moving plank (up / down plank)
Reps: 20, 15, 12, 10
Jump switch lunges (total not each leg)
Alright that’s all I have for you this week! I’ll be back next Friday with weekend links + another fun workout.
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Hope you have a happy & healthy weekend! xoxo.
I feel your pain in wanting to eat sushi every single night! And your Amazon purchases gave me a good laugh this morning 🙂
Right?! It’s just SO good. And I’m glad 🙂 they really get you with the bulk-buy!
Adorable pictures! Have fun with your mom. As for the peaches, how about a healthy peach cobbler? I had an amazing peach + berry cobbler at a restaurant last week.
Thanks Allie! And that sounds delicious…haven’t made a cobbler in forever!
What if you made “Gluten-Free & Vegan Peach Pop-Tarts!?” OMG… I’m imagining that peach filling now…. 😬 Have a great weekend with your mama! There’s nothing better than spending time your mom ❤️
OMG homemade pop-tarts = the best! Thanks Kyla <3
Well what ever your gonna make I am sure it’s gonna be delicious.. oh you gotta have peach sangria for these warm nights love love peach ..have a peachy weekend lol
Haha thank you Melinda! Peach sangria sounds AMAZING…
So excited for a hispanic wedding menu!!! Enjoy your time with your mama!
Ah me too! Thanks girl 🙂
Grain-free peach cobbler/crisp?!
Yes yes loving that idea!
hadn’t listening to cosmic love yet and now obsessed! such a great summer song
Isn’t it amazing?? On repeat 🙂
Love starting my day with your Friday post! How about a grilled peach salad recipe? Enjoy your time with your mom! Happy wedding planning
Aw thank you Sarah! Oo yes peaches in salad is such a great idea. Have a great weekend!
I looooove your mango guac! What about a peach guac or salsa/pico??
Ooo that is a fabulous idea!!
Great workout! It’s a lot tougher than it sounds, but I’m feeling fab.
Isn’t it?? It’s a tough but fun one! Glad you enjoyed 🙂
Yay workouts! Going to do this right now! Thanks Monique!
Definitely want to try this work out, thanks Monique! Oh, and I think you should definitely make something peach, I’m thinking pie or possibly a smoothie!
It’s a good one! Ooo great ideas 🙂
When I moved into my first apartment, my fiance went a little crazy on Amazon and ordered 24 rolls of paper towels. The paper towels lasted us 2 years!!
Have a great weekend with your mom in town.
Oh my gosh that is hilarious! At least you didn’t have to worry about buying them 😉 . Thanks Alicia!
Something quick for the peaches – slow roast them in butter in a cast iron and use it to top ice cream or pancakes!
That sounds AMAZING!
I had a phase a few months ago where I would get tipsy on Tuesday nights and bake cookies and spend wayyyyy too much money on amazon. Although, it was kind of a nice surprise when the packages would show up. Also I think I need this tank top in my life ASAP.
Haha it happens!! YES this tank is the best!
How about a spicy-sweet peach salsa? Perhaps a bit sacrilegious for Hispanic food but still amazing!
These are my first pair of Under Armour shoes and now my new favorite running shoes! I love them because of the minimal offset, I found it hard to find minimalist runners that weren’t trail specific and these babies are great for the pavement!
Yay I’m glad so glad you love them!