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Welcome Back!

Hey everyone! I am finally back (again) after a long pause. Mainly because, after finally being settled into Columbus and making enough money where I can afford the healthy recipes I want to make / workouts and fitness things I want to try, I can document things I am excited about! Plus so many of my friends and smily have begged me to post my cooking creations and workout tips! So, without further ado, I welcome you back to sweet, sweat, self. I will post eventually about catching up on each aspect of my blog… My recent sweats and workouts, my sweet tooth (which has been on pause for the last 3 weeks because I am doing the 21 day sugar detox….kind of), and my self as I am making my way as a young professional.

However, today I just wanted to update on my weekend plans.
Let’s start back from yesterday.

Friday mornings I always plan to do some type of HIIT cardio to kick off the weekend. I like this because Friday nights if I decide to go out to happy hour or dinner with friends I do not feel guilty about the wine / drinks / heavy food portions because HIIT has you burning calories all day long. Here’s what my workout looked like! (Ps. I realized I spelled HITT wrong, I know its HIIT…it was early and I was only half way through my coffee)

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It felt great! I then came back home, showered, and headed to work early because it was raining and for some reason in Columbus when it rains people drive 10x slower. Work was well work, but I enjoy it more now since I made a stand up desk. Picture to come, but I get weird looks all day….whatever I’d rather be standing then sitting and having my back hurt all the time.

After work, I planned on going out with my roommate for some Mexican (and possibly margs) but I was in such bad traffic it out me in such a bad mood by the time I got home that all I wanted to do was watch Dexter in bed. To relieve some stress I did another HiTT workout for 15 mins. Literally just 1 min of jump rope or jumping jacks and 1 min of plank variations. It felt good and stress was gone! I then proceeded to do some laundry, make a veggie stir fry, and watched way too much Dexter. My life is so eventful haha!

Now it’s Saturday morning and my internal clock once again woke me up thinking it was a weekday and I had a morning workout. I got up around 7:30 made some coffee, read some blogs, and got ready for a long run. I had a slice of gluten free toast with pb2 and protein powder mixed topped with 1/3 banana. I planned on going for another 11 mile run like this one…

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But, the weather was freeeeeeezing and my ankle felt weak, so it turned into a slow 5.25 mile run. Whatever, everyone has off days! Now I’m off to shower and go shopping for some ingredients to make a paleo dessert to take to my uncles in DC for thanksgiving. Anyone have a good recipe I should try??

Talk to you later,

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