Weekly Exercise: May 29 – June 4, 2017

This was another not so eventful week of fitness.

Wednesday: I got off of work early for a doctor’s appointment and was able to make it to the gym by 4:30. Since I had extra time, I did lifting. I did 5×5 squats and 5×2, 3×3 overhead press. I was at 115lbs with my squat, and 50 with the overhead press. The 115 is high for me and it was exciting to use 35lb weights, but the whole ordeal mostly reminded me that I need to lift more frequently.

I also went to a 60 minute spin class. About 45 minutes through, I pulled a muscle in my leg. It started to spasm and then locked up and was super painful. I managed to peddle through it for about five minutes, but I left a little bit early and was in pain until Sunday.



Thursday: Instead of going to the gym, I went to my moms house to mow the lawn. It was good and helped me get much closer to my fitbit points.

Friday: I went swimming outside for the first time in ages, and did a short spurt of laps in the pool. It felt amazing. I don’t know why I always forget that I’m a Pisces and that water is my happy place. I took a lot of work related walks during the day, so my step count was nice and high.

Saturday: I went swimming again, and then went on a walk and a bike ride while babysitting. I ended up with a lovely burn on my back. I met my goal of getting in 10k steps on a weekend day.

Sunday: It is still Sunday and I have mostly been sitting and  keeping an eye on babies. I am planning to go on a hike at Devil’s Lake which I am super looking forward to 🙂

My goals for the next week are to get my FitBit goal every day, get to the gym three times or more, and lift!


Travel: Top 5 things I want to do this summer

I am a big fan of getting away as much as possible and I’ve gone on more than my fair share of weekend trips over the last few years. Unfortunately for me (but fortunate for my wallet) I have taken on a weekend babysitting job that lasts from 6am-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays for almost all weekends of the summer. My grandpa is also in hospice in Iowa and I would like to spend as much time with him as possible. This means that my weekend trips will be few and far between this summer. Knowing that, there are still a BUNCH of things that I want to do this year. These are my top 5.

1. Hiking at Devil’s Lake: I went to Devil’s Lake often as a teenager and I have never had a bad experience. However, as a kid we went for the beach and swimming, and now I would like to go for hiking purposes. I can’t wait to get up on the rocky cliffs and look out at the beautiful water.

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Just beautiful.

2. Get drunk in a cabin with my closest friends: Listen, I’m an adult, and if I want to safely get drunk in a cabin in the middle of nowhere with my favorite people, that’s allowed. I’m the one who has to suffer the consequences of the now unavoidable multi-day hangovers.

3. Visit Door County: A few years ago I went to Sturgeon Bay for an event and really fell in love. The city was beautiful, the shops were adorable, and I absolutely want to go back. I haven’t been further up the peninsula, so this is the number one weekend trip that I want to make happen.

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I now have a mission to find this building, hiding somewhere in Door County.

4. Explore a new cave: I absolutely love caves. I don’t think anything in America will compare to the absolutely incredible experience that I had in Belize (there were SKELETONS) but I am hoping there is some sort of beautiful cave within driving distance.

5. Visit Canada: Considering that I only live six hours from Canada, I have not been there enough. My passport only has another six months on it so I would love to head up to Canada for a long weekend. I went with my family years ago and found this beautiful place called Harmony Beach – I would love to go and spend a day or two there.


He kept trying to splash me, so I picked him up and nearly dropped him. Love my little brother!

There you have it! The top five things that I want to do this summer. What do you have in mind?