Here’s my usual weekend post with a bonus total body HIIT workout for you! It’s an awesome mix of strength and HIIT to build muscle while keeping your heart rate up. Scroll to the end to see the workout!
Hi friends! How are you? I’m loving all of your entries for the Primo Water giveaway! Keep ‘em coming! We love our Primo water and dispenser here at the house – they’re offering free shipping for February. You still have time to enter the huge Lorissa’s Kitchen giveaway here, too. I’ll announce those winners in Friday Faves.
I hope you’re enjoying the morning. I won’t post any spoilers or anything like that, but I’m FINALLY recovering from watching This Is Us Sunday night. Good; just in time for tonight’s episode. *scared face* If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly, highly recommend it. It’s my favorite show in a long time! Also, we randomly got into watching Shameless this weekend after some friends recommended it. It’s pretty much the opposite of This Is Us in every possible way (especially regarding the dads! Wowww), but hilarious and random. We binge-watched 5 episodes this weekend and stayed up way too late, and realized there are 7 seasons. Looks like we’re in it for the long haul haha.
(Cardigan is here; I wear it all the time)
This weekend ended up being nice and chill. The Pilot and I had a great date night at 306 North and ended up venturing to the bookstore afterwards. (Cardinal rule: you can’t have a babysitter and get home before the kids are asleep, haha.) I was hit pretty hard with nostalgia walking into Books-A-Million. I used to go there a lot when we first moved here, and would skim through all of the fitness and cookbooks. (I dreamed of being able to write my own!) It’s one of the few places we’d *hang out* when we were new to Valdosta and wanted to walk around somewhere. The Pilot and I had fun picking out some books and activities for the girls, and doing our best Bat Dad impressions with a toy Batman mask.
Saturday, we spent the morning here at home, making pancakes and eggs and watching the girls play in the cars and scooters. I got some work done during nap time and made a meal to take over to some friends. The mama recently had a medical procedure, so I texted to see what she was in the mood for. Enchiladas for the win.
I made the usual recipe, along with beans, Instant Pot Mexican rice and chocolate chip cookies. I also grabbed a bag of chips + some salsa. I really wanted to chop up a salad or some fruit to go along with it, but the selections at the grocery store this weekend were a little sparse. (I think everyone was stocking up on Superbowl foods!)
I made a double batch of everything, so dinner was done!
Sunday, it rained ALL DAY. It was kind of a bummer because the girls were cooped inside, but we ended up moving my car out of the garage so they could jump on the mini trampolines and get out some energy.
Total Body HIIT Workout
I hit up the gym for a sweaty HIIT + total body workout:
and made chili in the Instant Pot for dinner. (Posted the recipe on my IG stories!)
Since then, we’re been back to the usual routine. Yesterday’s Zumba class was a little too exciting. I lost my auxiliary adapter for my phone, so I just connected via Bluetooth for the music. The Bluetooth cut out around 3 songs in and would not reconnect. I had the class doing lunges and squats across the room while I tried to figure out what the heck was going on, and discovered there was a CD in the CD player. I played it – the music was super fun – and we ended up doing an impromptu dance party. Minus the few Zumba songs I knew that snuck their way in there (that’s what happens when you’ve been teaching almost 10 years!), I made up everything on the spot. It was surprisingly super fun. Maybe Zumba Wild Card will be happening more often.
For dinner, we made breakfast for dinner (pancakes, eggs, and bacon). We need to do this on a regular basis because the girls went crazy for it.
I hope your week is off to a good start!
See ya in the morning with a house post about the cleaning schedule we follow.
Looking for a workout? I’ve got you.