Happy Halloween & Week in Workouts

Happy Halloween!

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This dog kills me. There’s nothing cuter than a golden retriever ghost, right? ;)

It’s hard to believe we’re in the home stretch of 2014! I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again but this year has flown by crazy fast! Today’s a short day at work because our office closes at 3. I had planned to get my workout in before work, but when I found out we were closing early I decided to switch it up and take my run outdoors after work (weather, please cooperate!). I’m hoping to get a quick two miles of sprints in before finishing with a long walk with Bentley.

When we first moved back to Maryland and I was job hunting, I had all of the time in the world to take him on long walks multiple times a day. Looking back, I think those walks helped keep me sane through a stressful time full of applications, phone calls and interviews. Lately I’ve missed those walks and am really looking forward to some time with my favorite golden later!

On that note, let’s talk about workouts that actually this week!

Monday: 1.5 mile treadmill run and 20 minutes on the arc trainer & abs

Tuesday: 40 minute arc trainer and this arm workout <- it’s a favorite and seriously works my arms!

Wednesday: Treadmill run and abs

Thursday: 25 minutes arc trainer and quick upper body strength circuit:

  • Bent-over rows: 3 x 12 (15 pound dumbbells)
  • Shoulder press: 3 x 12 (12.5 pound dumbbells)
  • Bicep curls: 3 x 12 (12.5 pound dumbbells)
  • Tricep dips – 3 x 10

I made up for my skipped workout this morning with a delicious breakfast. This jar of peanut butter was close to empty so I filled it with pumpkin Chobani topped with cinnamon and hemp seeds. A chopped cinnamon apple was added after the picture. So good.

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I’ve really come to like these hemp seeds and will definitely be buying them in the future. They add something different to my yogurt bowls and I love the crunch factor!

Of course no morning is complete without coffee. I always treat myself to a latte on Friday morning as a way to start the weekend off on a great note. In an effort to keep saving (hello, new house decorations and furniture in the near future!), I try to limit buying coffee/food out during the week and save it for the weekends. So, Friday coffee is like a little tradition for myself to celebrate the end of the week. Today’s drink was a soy pumpkin spice latte  – how festive! And, I finally ran into Sarah – after years of reading her blog, it was so great to finally meet her in person!

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My office is just one block down from The Daily Grind and I love the adorable little coffee shop. I’m sure I’ll become a regular once we move into our house!

Speaking of our house, I went to drop off a check to our builders on Tuesday and was so excited to see the first steps of construction on it! When I spoke to the sales agent, he told me that once the foundation is poured and settled (which takes about 30 days), it will be 80 days to settlement. I.am.so.excited! I can’t WAIT for our house to be built and am really keeping my fingers crossed that the next few months fly by.

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Time for me to get work. I’ve got a lot to get done before 3:00. I’m hoping some candy and froyo are in my future tonight! Happy Halloween!

How are you celebrating Halloween?