Hello and TGIF!

I feel like I’ve said this a LOT lately, but Monday of this week was one of the days where I really didn’t feel like going to the gym.  I hope these Monday workout blues don’t become a pattern.  But I literally had to talk to myself (out loud, mind you) on the way home from work to feel even slightly motivated.  I made a deal with myself that I would go to the gym for about a half hour, do a quick upper body workout, and be on my way.

Well, that “quick upper body workout” ended up leaving me sore until Wednesday night.

35 Minute Upper Body Blast

I’m not sure if was the 15 minutes total on the row machine (my body is definitely not used to that) or the heavier weights I used, but whatever it was, I definitely was feeling it for days after.  Like serious DOMS style.  Or maybe it was just that I was really pushing myself to WORK in those 30 (okay, 35) minutes.  Who knows.  It’s just funny that these moves (pretty standard to me) left me that sore.  That being said, I recommend this one!  You could also substitute the row for 5 minutes of your cardio of choice.  Let me know how it goes!

Friday Housekeeping

I also wanted to mention a couple of other things before I check out for the weekend…

–First, I can’t believe we’re almost at the end of Fall Into Fitness Week 4.  Where did this month go!?

–Second, next week I have a super exciting giveaway for my local readers.  Make sure to tune in!

–This weekend should be another fun fall weekend.  Tonight I am meeting up with Slesh and Katrina and hopefully Bridget for some girl time, and then tomorrow Tim and I are heading to Portsmouth, NH for the night to use up a free Marriott night.  We go every fall, and I’m excited for some quality time together (we barely had any this week).  Nevermind being excited for a weekend away that isn’t for a wedding!

Us last year:

New Castle Island

–The next one is also for my local readers.  Sorry, out-of-staters.  I’m totally not trying to hate, even though it probably seems like I’m excluding you this week.  Anyways, my peeps at Ultimate Bootcamp are hosting a “Trick or Treat” workout this Saturday 10/26 at 9am at Arsenal Park in Watertown.  It’s $25 to register, but there will be fitness challenge “tricks” and they will be providing “treats” like gift cards and swag to the challenge winners.  You can also work out in costume for a chance to win prizes as well.  I so want to go but since I’ll be away I hope some of you will go in my absence!

–Finally, this one is a totally shameless self promotion.  I would LOVE if you guys could take a few moments to vote for F&F as your favorite blog in the Around the Plate 2013 Blog Awards.  I’m eligible for Best Recipe Guru and Best Blog of 2013.  I really appreciate all of your support — it’s worth a shot, right?

What’s up for the weekend? Going out? Going away? Staying in?

Whatever you choose, enjoy it!