Refreshed, Rejuvenated, Renewed

Refreshed, Rejuvenated, Renewed

The Hubby’s company spoils us.  They are actually a bit of rarity for a company these days in that they truly go above and beyond to make sure their employees are taken care of.  Actually I wouldn’t even call them their employees as they are all considered to be a part of the family.  As are the spouses 🙂  We have been lucky to be a part of Descor Builders since they were established in 2005 and feel truly blessed.  This weekend was just another example of how deeply they care about making sure their family knows they are special during the first annual Descor Principals Retreat!

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An Early Mother’s Day Celebration and Weekly Workouts

An Early Mother’s Day Celebration and Weekly Workouts

Hi friends!

It’s May!  Which is always a busy one for us with something going on each weekend however, it’s usually something fun! This past first weekend of May was definitely a fun one.

I started Friday with a moms night out at The Galleria for a Bright Pink event.

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There were several vendors there set up to spoil all the moms who attended.  We enjoyed tasting wine, chatting with vendors and just enjoying some girl time.

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Following the event we headed to dinner at La Provence where we enjoyed a yummy dinner on their outdoor patio.  So relaxing.

Saturday we headed out for an early morning walk with the dogs before returning to get ready for our visitors for the day. My Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law came down for the day to celebrate a little early mothers day.

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We started with brunch at High Hand in Loomis.  A gorgeous nursery setting and a yummy meal complete with a pomegranate mimosa.  Perfect!

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Then we drove up to Auburn to cruise the old town and reminisce about my MIL’s childhood since she once lived there.  It was great to hear her stories and see her joy on seeing her old house and neighborhood.

After that we went to Dono Del Cielo again.  Yes we were there last weekend but my MIL enjoys it as well so we made a stop to pick up some wine for her.  Can’t go wrong with Dono!

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That evening we had plans to go to a fundraiser dinner so my MIL took The Love Nugget home with her for the night.  He loves going to stay with his grandparents so happily sent him on his way.  Since we were kid free we decided to go to ASR for a cocktail and alone time.

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Although I didn’t watch the Kentucky Derby I was itching for a mint julep 🙂

The dinner was being held at Casque Winery in Loomis which has a gorgeous outdoor setting next to the Flower Farm.

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It was an enjoyable evening chatting with friends and relaxing.  We ended the evening on the couch, with a bowl of strawberries and coconut butter watching Scandal.  Perfect way to end the night!

Sunday I woke up and hit up the gym for a workout before I started my liver detox.

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My naturopath recommended I do this as a means to cleanse my body of toxins and assist in helping to rebalance my hormones.  I put it off for a long time but finally found some time to fit it into my schedule.  It’s a little challenging since the first two days you basically fast consuming only the provided shake and lots of water.  I didn’t have much energy and felt a little nauseous mid morning so parked it on the couch for most the day.  Which, isn’t really a bad way to spend a Sunday!

This week I’m trying something a little new and joining Ashley for her Weekly Workouts and Meals link up.  Here’s a peak at what my workouts looked like last week.

Monday –  Taught cardio and weights, 30 minute treadmill run, yoga

Tuesday – Daily Burn Black Fire workout, taught cardio and weights

Wednesday – Active rest – 20 minutes easy pace elliptical, 30 minutes treadmill walk

Thursday – Daily Burn Black Fire workout, taught cardio and weights

Friday – Tabata Circuit class

Saturday – Active rest – Long family walk

Sunday – Treadmill run + Back and Bi workout

I’m really trying to incorporate more rest days and keep my cardio to no more than 30 minutes just a few times a week.  I’ve been waking up a little early lately so take advantage of the extra wake time to squeeze in a workout.  Lately I’ve been doing the Black Fire workouts on Daily Burn to switch it up a little.  I love Bob Harper and they are a great mix of strength and cardio.

Now here’s a look a last weeks dinners –

Monday – Left over pulled crockpot pulled pork tacos

Tuesday – Spaghetti stuffed sweet potatoes

Wednesday – Lemon Pepper Tilapia with roasted veggies

Thursday – Grilled steak, sweet potatoes and roasted veggies

Friday – Ate out with a friend and had chicken with spring vegetables.

Saturday – Out at a fundraiser dinner I had chicken piccata, salad and asparagus.

Sunday – Liver Detox – Shake 🙁

One more day of shakes then I can eat real food again!  I’ve never done a juice cleanse or fasted more than a half a day so two full days isn’t all that fun.   I’ll share a full recap once I’ve completed the whole week but one day down!

QUESTIONS –

  • Have you ever done a detox or fasting?   
  • What was something fun from your weekend?  
Marvelous Friendsgiving!

Marvelous Friendsgiving!

Hi friends!

I’ve been experiencing technical difficulties with my website which is never much fun.  After a long few hours last night chatting with Blue Host the problem is still not solved.  Unfortunately it looks to be internet related so I’ll have to tackle that today.  Luckily I had most of this post finished and hopefully you can still see it on your end!

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Blogfest Day Two Recap

Blogfest Day Two Recap

I really was trying to get the entire recap up in one day but there was just so much fun stuff I couldn’t possible cover it all yesterday.

Day two began bright and early again with another workout! I had a bit of time to walk around before venturing in for a good butt kicking.

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Would You Rather?

Would You Rather?

I know I’ve done one of these before but I always enjoy reading them and have been seeing this one floating around for a few weeks now so figured I’d join in.

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SITS and Mirassou Wine were the Perfect Pairing

SITS and Mirassou Wine were the Perfect Pairing

I almost didn’t go.  I had been gone all day at an event, hadn’t packed and we were leaving early the next morning.  I contemplated staying home many times.  I puttered around getting ready and slowly said my goodbyes then got on the road for a 30 minute + drive.  Another reason I had debated on going.  I finally walked in a few minutes late to a mini Bloggy Bootcamp hosted by SITS and Mirassou wine and was immediately glad I went.

Not only was I greeted by my friends Katie and Zack but Tiffany of The SITS girls was giving an amazing seminar on how to have a better blog and be a better blogger.  I’ve been a part of SITS for a few years now and have had the pleasure of working with them on numerous occasions but this was the first of their conferences I’ve attended.  I was truly blown away at the plethora of information Tiffany and Francesca shared with us.

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Marvelous Anniversary Weekend

Marvelous Anniversary Weekend

Good morning friends!

Today is the first day of the 3 week Paleo Challenge! There’s still time to sign up if by clicking this link.

It’s a great way to reboot your system and get your body back on track. I’m posting weekly meal plans, recipes and grocery lists so planning will be a piece of cake! Oh and there will be some great prizes awarded at the end of the three weeks 🙂    Even if you don’t join in feel free to use the meal plan and grocery list I posted the other day.

To start my Monday off on a  positive note I’m joining in with Katie and her diva fans for Marvelous in my Monday!

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A Marvelous Girls Weeknd

A Marvelous Girls Weeknd

Happy Monday!

I’m going to jump right into my marvelous weekend because there’s just so much to share!

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First, thanks as always to the lovely Katie for hosting this shin dig 🙂

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Fitness Survey

Good morning!

This week has been crazy busy and is going by so fast!  I know I mentioned our Disneyland trip the other day but I don’t think I realized how quickly it’s coming up!  I’m out of town this weekend too so scrambling to get everything ready.   I just have to keep telling myself not to stress about making sure everything is planned out but to just have fun!  No matter what The Love Nugget is going to have a blast.  We all are!

Today I have a fun fitness survey I threw together a few weeks ago.  I haven’t done a survey in awhile and always enjoy reading others so here you go 🙂

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Brain Dead for a Fun Reason

Do you ever have those days where you just feel brain dead?  You know where you put the milk in the cupboard or forget why you walked into a room…  Yeah, I’ve been having that type of week and it’s only Tuesday!  At least when it comes to blogging.  Every time I sit down to write a post nothing happens.  It’s not that I don’t have ideas on what to write about.  I actually think about lots of great topics all the time but when I finally have the time to sit and blog those ideas are lost…  I could attribute it to mommy brain, lack of sleep (been up since 3:30 since someone thought they needed to get up and play) or that we’re busy working on the house but I think the main culprit is that all I want to do is plan our trip to… Disneyland!

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