Weekly Love

weekly love

Just sharing a few of my favorite things from the week…

>>> This dancehall workout from Keaira LaShae is so much fun! I did this workout twice last week because I liked it so much.

>>> Learning Spanish. Waves is in a Spanish playgroup right now, so I’ve started taking lessons on Duolingo so I’m able to work with her at home too. She already knows all her colors, up/down, and a few animals (bird is her favorite).

>>> Check out these parade floats honoring Van Gogh. They are made completely out of flowers!

>>> I’ve been using resistance bands in my workouts a lot since finishing physical therapy. A lot of the exercises I was prescribed incorporated them and I loved it. Here’s a really awesome looking lower body workout that uses a resistance band.

>>> 5 things I wish someone had told me 5 years ago about meal planning. Great read! It’s hard to get into meal planning when you’re just starting out and there’s some great advice here.

>>> Yogurt covered pretzels are kind of addicting. Waves and I have really been into them lately.

I’ve been listening to a lot of Julieta Venegas lately and just love her music. This is my favorite song of hers, but they’re all really good.

Have a great weekend!


I’m Back!

St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Game

So after a little blogging break, I am back to it. I decided to take a break so we could pack in as much as possible in those last few weeks of summer. Here’s some of the things we did in September:

– Watched a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. This was so much fun! We weren’t sure how Waves would do, but she was awesome and I only had to bring out YouTube kids on my phone when they hit the 7th inning. Here’s a tip when it comes to the food at the stadium: stick to the places on the bottom floors as the ones at the very top are not as good. They do offer veggie burgers at a couple of locations which is nice!

– We had a crazy, fun time at City Museum in St. Louis. I tried taking pictures here, but there’s no way I could do it justice. If you’ve been here before then you totally understand. Here’s a good post from Colossal that explains what it’s all about.

St. Louis Zoo hippos

– We saw hippos for the first time ever at the St. Louis Zoo. They were especially playful (although it looks frightening in the photo) so it was really neat to watch. Waves wouldn’t leave and I think we ended up hanging out in the hippo exhibit for a good half hour. This was a really nice zoo and it’s free to enter! You do have to pay for parking, but if you get there early enough there is free street parking available.

– I finished up physical therapy for my shoulder. I have to say that I feel really dumb for waiting six months to address my shoulder pain in hopes that it would go away on its own. I saw an amazing PT here in Chattanooga (e-mail me if you want her info) and with the exercises she gave me, I am happy to report that I have been completely pain free this week. Miracle worker, I tell you.

– We attended a BBQ festival where I had an awesome vegetarian cheesesteak with smoky veggies. I didn’t really think they’d have any veggie entrees, so I was surprised. It was from Sugarfire BBQ and I have to say that the sandwich, coleslaw, and sweet tea made my day :] Good stuff!

– In workout news, I’ve been “dancing” like crazy. I had to put dancing in quotes because even though I feel like I’ve got the moves down and I’m looking good, I catch a glimpse in the mirror and am brought back to reality real quick. I’ve been working out to these YouTube channels: Keaira LaShae (I added a couple of her videos to the calories burned page if you’re interested) /// Dance Fitness with Jessica /// ClubFITz

I hope that you all had a great September and that we all have an even better October :]


See You In October


I didn’t mean to take a blogging break, but there’s been so much going on lately that it just sort of happened. We’ve been spending a lot of time getting outdoors to enjoy these last few weeks of summer which has been great, so I decided to go ahead and take the rest of the month off from blogging.

You can find me on Twitter and Facebook where I’ll be posting periodically. I hope that you all have a wonderful September! :]