Good morning!

First things first – my bestie got engaged this weekend!  A huge congrats to Slesh and Will.  My heart is so happy for the two of them.  Party time!  Yaaaaaayyyy.

Despite Tim leaving me all by my lonesome to go skiing, it’s been a pretty good weekend so far.  Friday night was a much-needed gym friends night out.  One of the instructors plays in a band, so the rest of us gym gals decided to head into the city to see them play.  We started the night with dinner at Brownstone.  We shared two flat breads among the table, and I ordered a salmon entrée that consisted of seared Atlantic salmon with strawberry BBQ sauce, sweet mashed potatoes, and asparagus.  So good!  I also enjoyed a tasty blueberry cocktail.

Friday Night

I felt it necessary to include a selfie in my Friday night pictures because I rarely put on clothes that aren’t either a) the same work clothes over and over, or b) gym outfits.  I love my Limited shirt!

After dinner we headed on over to the Beehive.  Our group of ten pretended to be classy while Amy’s band totally rocked it.  It was fun to do something different and see Amy in her element playing the keyboard on stage.


Fun night!  But then again, it always is with the gym ladies.

Saturday began at the Y for a burpee workout date with Ashley.

120 Burpees

Ooof.  This was the final workout to complete Best Body Bootcamp Round 4, so we really wanted to do it.  It was the same workout I did last week with Kaylin and Ash, but I could definitely feel myself progress.  I didn’t have to drop weights on the step ups > bicep curls > overhead presses.  And I did most of the plank > pushup > rows on my feet with the heavier weight, thanks to Ashley’s genius idea of just turning the weights so palms face in.  Who knew!  As expected, I was a sweaty mess by the end.


The rest of Saturday afternoon involved lots of errands, including a stop at the 40% friends and family event at the New Balance Factory store.  I am always on the hunt for sneakers that don’t bother my feet, and after a very long conversation with a very helpful and patient employee, I decided to buy the 997 cross-trainer.

New Balance Cross Trainers

I am going to trial them in class next week and see how they feel.  I still don’t feel 100% convinced that they were the right choice, but we’ll see.  Again I will plea to you readers, does anyone know a good cross training sneaker with a wider forefoot/toe box?  I swear they don’t exist!

To make sure my time in NB wasn’t a waste (in case I return the shoes), I bought a tank top for good measure.

NB Tank

The rest of my Saturday was spent doing lots of things around the house, meeting my parents for pizza and salad at Stone Hearth Pizza, and relaxing <— yes, relaxing!

I’m off to do a couple of productive things, then I’m heading over to my friend Shannon‘s apartment for the afternoon.  She is teaching me how to make a quilt out of all my old Providence College t-shirts that I don’t wear anymore but don’t want to throw away.  I’m not very crafty in this sense, so we’ll see how it goes!

How are your weekends going so far?