Weekend vibes

Hi friends! How’s the morning going? I’m loving all of the Summer Shape Up enthusiasm! Don’t forget to check out the full schedule here – I’m adding the links to workouts and meal plans in that post as we go along.

This weekend was the quintessential summer weekend: swim every day, movies with friends, and catching up on life. I also had a babysitter for a few hours Saturday afternoon so I could put the finishing touches on the Summer Shape Up workouts. It took me a bit of time to finally complete the calendar and 6 new workouts/graphics. 

Liv burned her finger at the cooking camp last week, so I let her ditch camp on Friday. We got our nails done,

Fresh nails

ate breakfast at the new Prep & Pastry (YAY), and then picked up P. We headed straight to the pool to meet friends, enjoy lunch under a giant umbrella, and the moms sipped on margaritas. It was perfection.


The evening was a blast because we babysat our niece, Everly. The girls had so much fun together: eating popsicles, playing outside, chasing bubbles, playing dolls, making brownies, and having a dance party. I was watching them play so cute together and thought to myself, “I’ve been waiting my whole life for this.”

With ej

Saturday was a stop at Amy’s Donuts. If you live in Tucson (or kinda close to Tucson), you need this in your life. Literally the best donuts we’ve ever had and they have an insane array of flavors.

Amys donuts

After donuts, I headed to the gym and worked in the lounge for a couple of hours. As soon as I got home, we headed (surprise) back to the pool. I ate the same salad two days in a row and it was everything. 

Best salad

(It’s greens, grilled chicken, candied pecans, mandarin oranges, berries, blue cheese, and a poppyseed vinaigrette. SO good.) We went back to our friends’ house so the kiddos could play, and Kathryn and I sat on the patio chatting and drinking sangria. Not a bad way to spend the evening. 😉

Sunday morning, I hopped on the Peloton bike while the crew was still waking up, and then we went to see Toy Story 4.

Toy story4

You can almost see my giant bowl of jalapeño popcorn in the pic. 

I heard mixed reviews about it, but we all LOVED it. It was definitely a little different than the previous movies, but still heartwarming, witty, suspenseful, and hilarious. Some of the dolls were a bit creepy, but the girls weren’t too spooked by it. 

We stopped at Trader Joe’s for a grocery haul, made dinner here at home, swam again (the girls are little fish!), and the stopped by Uncle E’s house to see the cousins before calling it a night.

 Yesterday, we were back in the swing of things: dance, swim class, gymnastics, and after they were in bed, watching The Bachelorette. I’m still trying to finish last week’s episode – no spoilers, k?! – but I CAN’T STAND LUKE P. Like go away already.

I hope you’re having a great day and I’ll see ya later tonight (!) with the next Summer Shape Up workout and video.



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  1. Melodie on June 25, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    I know nothing about Luke P. I haven’t watched the show since Sean and Catherine. So I feel like I left it on a high note. But I did happen to skim an article earlier today about Hannah and her views of Jesus’ love for her. It was a little disappointing (I’m trying to say that without sounding judgey) in how she expresses her view of Christianity. I feel like it is misleading, but sadly it is how many walk through life. Just because things are culturally acceptable doesn’t mean they are biblically sound. Pre-marital sex IS a sin even if people want to ignore that one. God sees sin as all the same. Murder, adultery, etc. So Jesus loved the adulterous woman in John chapter 8. And he did not allow the Pharisees to judge her and stone her. But he did tell her to “go and sin no more”. Because when we DO truly encounter Christ we should have a desire to live in obedience and to go and sin no more. He should change us. Obviously we will sin. But we shouldn’t do it knowingly, carelessly living because we believe we are forgiven. Because if that is the heart of someone, then maybe they haven’t truly encountered Jesus. I don’t know Hannah’s story. Maybe she isn’t a Christian, but that was the assumption I made from reading. I would answer her with Jesus loves everyone. But not everyone will spend eternity with him. I am afraid people see Him as Savior but never really let him be Lord of their life because then they might be asked to change some things that culturally are A-OK today. But maybe Luke P was completely obnoxious and I am way off base here. Hannah’s view on things are probably very common, but the article I came across just stirred this up in me.

    Love your blog. My boys would die for those donut options. And a margarita poolside is the best way to start a summer weekend.

  2. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on June 25, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    So sad I won’t be seeing you this week at IDEA! You will be missed!

  3. Julie on June 25, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    My friend and I text each other while each watching the Bachelorette at our own homes. We constantly repeat the same mantra whenever Luke P is talking: SEND.HIM.HOME!!! SEND.HIM.HOME!!!
    Our kids have grown up since toy story 3 but my boyfriend and I really wanted to see #4 so we went just the two of us and loved it! We thought some of those those dolls were creepy too.

  4. Stephanie S. on June 26, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Ugh Luke P., the worst!! It’s funny how each Bachelor/Bachelorette always keeps someone around who is disliked by the whole group – I don’t know if it’s the producers orchestrating that, or what! I’m sore from the total body workout on Monday, I can definitely feel those squats and lunges working 😀

  5. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on June 26, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Ugh I gave up the Bachelor years ago. So much drama!!!

    • Fitnessista on June 28, 2019 at 3:52 pm

      i love the drama haha

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