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Weekend Recap

Posted Jun 17 2013 8:30am

For the past few weekends I have been on the go non-stop. Traveling, events, errands, etc. All fun things, except for errands, but exhausting none the less. This past weekend was the first in forever that I didn’t have one single plan. It was lovely!



On Friday night I joined 100+ lovely little nerds to enjoy Superman: Man of Steel. My official movie review? It was fine. I really thought the guy who played Superman was great, but I wanted to see him be Superman more often. Fly around! Save children from burning buildings! Save a cat from a tree! It was nice to see Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner on the big screen too. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is one of my most fave movies ever. Kevin could do no wrong there for a while. I’d see a Superman sequel if it is made, but I won’t be watching this one on repeat when it comes to Netflix.

After the movie we made a pit stop for dinner at Sweet Cheeks BBQ . I’ve mentioned this restaurant from Top Chef’s Tiffani Faison a couple of times on the blog, but have never ventured from the meat plates. This time I decided to get the Smoked Chicken Cobb Salad.

Holy smokes.

I am ready to declare this the BEST COBB SALAD EVER. I nixed the croutons (dental work is evil!) and laid low on the dressing. So good and this sucker was HUGE. I will definitely be ordering this again!


I high tailed it down to the gym Saturday morning for my Total Body Shred class. This time my buddy, Karen, came to join me. I love having a workout partner! I don’t talk while I’m working out but its nice to have someone to chat with while getting ready for the class and complain to after the class is over. I also love a good friendly eye roll to each other about other members of the class. Heh. Megan is my spinning buddy. Maybe Karen will become my TBS buddy?!


I was super hot and sweaty after this class. It was all about doing as many rounds as possible in an allotted amount of time. Each class is different and my instructor definitely keeps us on our toes.

On a side note…how white are my teeth looking?! I’ve been using these Crest White Strips and they are magic!

After a shower and resisting the urge to lay on my bed for the rest of the day, I rallied and got the dog to the park.

Korky gets himself all riled up when we first get somewhere and gets his leash all wrapped around his legs. Every.Single.Time. It drives me nuts. Finally he relaxed enough to lay on the blanket and enjoy some petting.

Can we talk about how totally uninterested Korky looks in this photo?!

When we got home I was starving! Total Body Shred makes me want to eat anything and everything. I had plans to do some grilling for dinner, but needed a snack. Guac & Endive to the rescue!

Guacamole is actually a strong term. This is really just 1/2 an avocado, lime juice, and salt. I mixed in a little bit of tomatillo salsa this time to give it some spice.

Dinner was trio of new recipes for me to try. Thai Turkey Burgers, jalapeno poppers and Cauliflower Couscous.


I have a little work to do on the cauliflower, but will share all these with you later this week.


I *had* a goal of making my return to Zumba after a few weeks off, but when I got there all the tickets were gone. Seriously. The class is at 9:30 and I got there at 9:01. Such a pain! Instead I did a little work in the gym and then headed home to do one of the strength workouts from Summer Shred that I had missed during my trip to San Diego. Nothing too major, but my muscles were feeling it!

It was a little overcast and just seemed like the perfect day to do a little outdoor shopping at my favorite summer market, SOWA Open Market. I didn’t end up buying anything, but crispy cauliflower from The Dining Car food truck.


Boston has more and more food trucks popping up all of the time and they gather all together on Sundays at the SOWA Market.




By the time I got home I was tired, a little sweaty, and ready to go to bed, but I took the time to sit down and plan out my busy week. I have lots of things going on at work and outside of work so I really need to be on my game this week. No procrastinating, no off eating, no messing around at the gym!

The most important part of Sunday though was that it was FATHER’S DAY! If you have been reading for a bit then you know that my Dad is my partner-in-adventure. I couldn’t have picked a better Dad even if I had tried.

See ya soon Dad! :)


I hope you all had a great weekend! If you are a local and interested in going to a puppy friendly festival, be sure to check out my post from Friday .

Coming this week…a recipe, the rest of my San Diego trip recap and a good (? fingers crossed!) weight check-in!

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