Favorite New Workout

Hey friends!

I just wanted to take a break from the insanity around here and tell you all about a new workout that I am loving as of late.

I’m such a creature of habit.  Anyone else out there like that??  I tend to get in a workout routine and just stick with it.

I’m also VERY type A, so I think this lends itself to me being very planned and structured.  I have always done high intensity workouts, because I love to sweat and get my heart rate up.  However, I have been trying to take it easy on my body recently (more on that later).

For the past month, I have been doing very low intensity workouts.  At first, it drove me bananas.  I didn’t feel like I was doing anything, but now I have really come to enjoy it!

My new favorite workouts are walking, yoga, and pilates.  I’m still not in love with yoga, but I find my body wanting a good stretch and craving it more and more.  However, pilates has become my new love.  I had done pilates in the past, and now I have fallen in love with it again.

I ran across blogilates.com a while ago, and I had forgotten about it until here recently.  Cassey is extremely motivating, but don’t let her sweet smile fool you.

She will kill you.  Seriously.

I have done several of the videos, and they always leave my muscles screaming!  In a good way of course…  I love them because they are short, so you can pair them together if you want.  Or, if you need a quick workout these are perfect.  Also, you don’t need any equipment.. just you and your body!  You don’t even need a ton of room.  I work out in our spare bedroom!  The best part… they are free!

My sweet friend, Ashley, just did a great post on her favorite pilates and yoga videos.  Check them out here.

Okay… back to the grind.  I’m going to be worn out girl come Friday!

Tomorrow is a busy busy day..  see you then!

Have you all tried pilates?  What did you think?

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Shop til ya drop!

Today was our last day with Luvy’s parents.

After church, we took them to Whole Foods so that Mary Ann could get some ginger ale.  Luvy loves the 365 brand ginger ale, and he introduced it to his mom.  She loved it.  Knoxville doesn’t have a Whole Foods yet, so we had to get it for her up here.

I completely forgot to take pictures of us in our Sunday best.  We clean up quite nice actually.  🙂

Since we were already in town, we decided to run some errands that needed to be run this week.  I have a lot of preparations to do because I’m leaving for Blend on Friday!

We went to Target, World Market, Trader Joe’s, Marshall’s, and Rack Room!  I am not a big shopper, so this was a BIG shopping day for me!

This was my loot:

Disclaimer: I’m not wearing the black heels with the workout pants…. at least not it public.

I got a dress and workout capris from Target, earrings at World Market, and shoes from Marshall’s and Rack Room!

Okay my fashionistas out there.. Can I wear these wedges with this dress?  The wedges are tan and the dress has tan and black in it.

I’m so not a fashion girl, and my poor Luvy is color blind!  I just need someone to dress me!

OH and I got the coolest sunglasses at Marshall’s!  They are green!!  I’m in love.  I lost mine while shopping in Target. Doh!

I’m taking it easy the rest of the night, then it’s game on for the rest of the week.  I’ve got lots to do before Friday!

I hope y’all had a great weekend!

About those shoes with the dress.. yay or nay?

Getting Our Garden Growing

We have been having so much fun with Luvy’s parents!  However, today we worked them hard.

Today, they helped us till up our garden and plant a few things.  Luvy and his dad tilled while me and Mary Ann went to the gardening store to get the veggies and herbs to plant.

Mary Ann and Craig are great gardeners, so we loved that they were able to help us out!

We ended up planting:

  • tomatoes
  • peppers- bell and jalapeno
  • kale
  • collard greens
  • green beans
  • beets
  • okra
  • herbs: cilantro, basil, mint, peppermint

We already had rosemary, chives, and oregano.

Also, we expanded our garden this year!  We made a small squash garden.

We planted zucchini, yellow squash, butternut squash, and pink banana squash.

I had never heard of a pink banana squash before.  Luvy’s parents gave us the seeds for it.  It is supposed to be a HUGE squash that can weigh up to 15-20lbs!  We may be in for treat!  Lol…  I’ll keep y’all posted!

We sure do know how to make people feel welcome by working them hard.  

Now, we are relaxing on the couch and watching a movie.

I am going to be sad to see them go!!

Hope you all are having a great weekend! 

Do you all grow a garden?  What do you like to grow?