Proud and Productive

After a relaxing morning, I finally got my lazy ass butt up and went to the gym!

As I was walking to my car, the clouds started rolling in. They were pitch black and actually looked scary!

I knew it was good weather to be in the gym but the last time I was there and it was raining, the power shut off twice. Whilst on the treadmill. During a run.

It didn’t last long but it was still pretty weird being in the gym with no power!

I didn’t go in with a plan of what I wanted my workout to be.

I knew I had to get some strength training in so I based my workout around that.

I ended up doing a mix switching from cardio, strength, cardio, strength, cardio, stretch.

Here’s what I ended up completing:

  • 2 mi run
  • Row/Rear Deltoid – 3 sets, 15 reps, 30 lbs. (works deltoid, biceps, back)
  • Vertical Press – 3 set, 15 reps, 30 lbs. (works pectorals, anterior deltoids, triceps)
  • Hip Abduction – 2 sets, 20 reps, 55 lbs. (works outer thighs)
  • Hip Adduction – 2 sets, 20 reps, 55 lbs. (works inner thighs)
  • Mountain Climb / Plank
  • 1 mi run
  • Shoulder Press – 3 sets, 15 reps, 30 lbs.
  • Assisted Chin Up / Dip – 2 sets chin up / 2 sets dip (up works mostly back, shoulders, biceps. dip works mostly triceps, biceps)
  • Seated Leg Press – 3 sets, 15 reps, 110 lbs. (works quads, glutes)
  • Girly push ups – 3 sets, 15 reps, bodyweight
  • Side Plank – 30 seconds each side
  • Lower Back
  • 1 mi run

I did about 30 seconds in between sets, and also did some calf work between the assisted chin ups and dips.

This is a great way to workout because time flies! Especially if you’re not into cardio as much, it’s good to break it up.

Thankfully the rain let up by the time I was done with my workout.

I came home and only had a smoothie on my mind.

I whipped out the blender and here’s what went in:

  • Ice
  • 1 C. Water (I had no almond milk)
  • 1 banana
  • Handful of fresh blueberries
  • Handful of frozen berries (mix of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries)
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1/2 packet of Jay Robb Strawberry Whey Protein as seen HERE.



Literally one of the best smoothies I’ve made. I’m so proud! Winking smile

How was everyone’s Friday?

What is something you’re proud of today?


Swamp Livin’

Good morning, and Happy Friday! Open-mouthed smile

Yesterday after a workout and getting some things done around the house, I noticed some things around my apartment complex while walking my dog.

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of “different” things around.



I pretty much cried when I saw this. I literally sprinted away like I was about to be murdered.

We always have little spiders (which always seem to have their spider webs right in the way of my face) but this one just topped the cake.


This one isn’t scary but it was HUGE!


Shrooms growin in the backyard.


That my friends is a raccoon that was so much closer and staring me down until he ran away and climbed in the tree. Still staring at me.

Those are all the pictures I took but we also have frogs and apparently we have a 10 foot alligator in the canal.

I don’t know what is going on with all these random things, but man! I feel like I’m living in the Everglades or something.


Later in the day I drove down to my dad’s house for the last weekend before school starts. Man does time fly!

I may or may not have had terrible road rage on the way down. I have a problem dealing with awful drivers especially on the highway, when it’s raining, and they put on their hazards.

That. Drives. Me. Nuts.

Now that I got that off my chest Smile 

We picked up some essentials at Publix and I came home to relax and make some dinner.

I finally tried Kombucha!


I saw these babies the second I walked in the store and new I had to pick up a bottle.

I had no idea what the difference was between the No3, 9, etc. because I’m stilla  noob.

This was the first one to catch my eye.

After letting it chill for a while I took it out of the fridge and shook it.

Before opening, I find this.


I always do things like this.

As you can guess it totally overflowed but thankfully I took it over the sink!

Word of the wise: DO NOT SHAKE.

Anyway I like it a lot! It was a little different at first but it was yummy and it’s supposed to be really good for you so I give it a thumbs up!


I didn’t start to make dinner till 8pm. It was later than usual so I made something very simple but good.


Chicken seasoned with Garlic, Cumin, and Cajun; Broccoli; Sweet Potato.

I ended up going out to meet up with some friends and got home around 2am.

I didn’t want to set an alarm because I knew I needed sleep and woke up at 10am today, score!

I needed that!


I woke up and had some iced coffee and wanted hot oats.

Even though I was boiling hot afterward it was really good!



Now I’m just being lazy and hanging out with my kitty (who’s a little delirious from some shots at the vet).


Eventually I’ll make my way over to the gym to get all nice and sweaty, and maybe some pool time is in my future!

I hope everyone has a great Friday! Open-mouthed smile

Do you have any weird things or creatures around your house?

What’s your favorite breakfast?