Five Things Friday {7/4}

Happy 4th of July!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already July.. I really feel like time has just flown by lately. I guess that’s what keeping busy does for ya!

  1. If you haven’t made a dessert yet, these red, white, and blueberry popsicles are so cute!

  2. I had a nice surprise waiting for me in the mail when we got back.
    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  3. Yesterday was a really fun San Francisco day. We did some serious walking around the North Beach area, up to Ghirardelli Square, and beyond. We had to walk off lunch somehow, right? 😉
    Il Casaro Proscuitto Pizza ParmesanIl Casaro Proscuitto Pizza Parmesan 2
    We took the SIL to Il Casaro for some legit Italian-style brick oven pizza. Nathan and I have been there a couple times before, but this time we got the proscuitto pizza and it was to. die. for. It’s so hard to find real deal proscuitto and parmesan like we had in Italy, but this place has it. The proscuitto isn’t ridiculously salty and the parmesan is so creamy it just melts in your mouth. It was perfect.
  4. Pizza has to be washed down with beer, right? Right. Off to Rogue! I had an Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine that was out of this world. It’s aged in bourbon barrels and then the guys at Rogue decided to age it another year in a keg.
    Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine
  5. After a little walk, these kids got a hankering for some In N Out Burger.
    In N Out Burger Animal Fries Nathan Marcie
    Nathan had been before but it was the first time since we moved out here. I’m not a burger gal so I snagged a couple of the Animal Fries. They loved em! Personally, I’d be ok not having them again haha.

Hope you all have a great time celebrating tonight!

Food for Thought

What are your 4th of July plans?

Long Weekends and Workouts

Happy Saturday! Have you entered my Chobani giveaway yet? I mean really, who wouldn’t want a free case of Greek yogurt?!

I hope you had a great 4th of July and got to see some awesome fireworks. Nathan and I met up with some friends at Gordon Biersch for dinner and drinks by the water and were able to watch the fireworks from our seats at the restaurant. Yes, it may have been through some trees, but they are city trees so they’re little 🙂

Gordon Biersch Cashew Chicken Salad

Cashew Chicken Salad

I had the day off yesterday so I took that time to sleep in [all the way until 8:30!], get in an awesome workout, and run some very important errands.

Manicure Haircut About Faces Day Spa

I was way past due to get my nails done and for a haircut! Really, it was more of a chopping.. a little shorter than I expected and prefer, but I’ll get used to it. And it’ll grow. I think I’ll need to invest in some wider headbands though because there is no way I’m going to be able to put my hair back for workouts! Any recommendations are welcome 🙂

And speaking of workouts, bootcamp this week was rough! Part of what I love about it is having the ability to scale the workouts to your own level. This week, two of the workouts concentrated on heavier weights and less reps and I really took advantage of that. My hands were red, my arms and legs were shaking, and it hurt so good. These are the workouts that give you real results [and I’m clearly proud of that.. #noshame].

Best Body Bootcamp Tina Reale

These are the workouts that helped me to get wedding ready and they’re also the workouts that keep me going back for more. The constant changes in routine and moves keep you and your muscles guessing. It also doesn’t hurt that I don’t have to think about what kind of workout I want to do each day! And I’m definitely appreciating my rest day today.

It’s so nice to still have a full weekend ahead of me. We got early and went to breakfast at one of our favorite spots right down the street, Spoons.

Spoons Cafe Federal Hill Baltimore Maryland MD Break-ing-fast Burrito

Break-ing-fast Burrito with egg whites, black bean chili, spinach, and salsa verde

We went there the day before the wedding for a little breakfast escape. It’s one of the only places where I don’t get eggs benedict for breakfast. Their homemade black bean chili has a nice kick that has just the right amount of spice. I totally converted Nathan too.. he got the same breakfast with added chorizo. Good thing we’re so different, right?

I’m sure we’ll be running around the rest of the day today and tomorrow morning we’ll be up early again to grab some fresh fruits and veggies from the farmers’ market. My fave! Enjoy your weekend!

Food for Thought

What kind of workouts are your favorite? Are you a gym rat or do you prefer running or playing sports?

Do you have any fun plans this weekend?

Thursday Things {and a Giveaway!}

Happy 4th of July! I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing day off with family and friends. I’m already loving my day off and wanted to take the opportunity to post a quick update and share a delicious giveaway with you!

Quick pic from last year’s 4th of July celebrations.

  1. I “slept in” until 7 am. It was glorious. And I’m completely hopeless. I remember the days when I used to refuse to get out of bed before double digits.. I don’t know the last time I was in bed until 10!
  2. The best part about waking up so early is that I’m already finished with my workout and had a delicious breakfast of protein TVP oats and a cup of Zeke’s Coffee.
    Best Body Bootcamp HIIT Workout Protein TVP Oats Zekes Coffee Earth Balance Sunbutter
  3. My arms don’t want to move today. Best Body Bootcamp workouts have been killer this week and I’m loving it! Lifting heavy feels good.
  4. The Baltimore Business Journal is running a Social Madness competition. My bosses told us that if we made it to the championship, we’d have July 5th off. I’m officially off of work until Monday. YES! (Feel free to vote for Planit in the medium category ;))
  5. Looking forward to going to dinner tonight with friends and sitting outside by the harbor to watch the fireworks. They were last minute plans, but it’s definitely going to be a good time!
  6. I have a super delicious giveaway for you. It’s #nothingbutgood. Get it? 😉 My wonderful friends at Chobani are offering one of you a case of yogurt.. GET YOSELF SOME CHO!
    Chobani Case Nothing But Good

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Food for Thought

How are you celebrating the 4th? Are you rocking your red, white, and blue?