Weekend Recap

The weekend is over… and 5 more weeks until I get my next one. Working 6 days a week is no fun, but the rare times I get a weekend off, I enjoy it much more than I ever did before – and this one was no exception!

Friday

I got out of work early and went to the 3 PM class at Barry’s Bootcamp in Nashville. Barry’s has got to be the hardest workout class I have ever done, which also makes it one of the best. At $22 per class, I can’t afford to go often, but I always love it when I do. It really brings back that old competitive, on the brink of vomiting feeling that I haven’t had many times since high school track. But this time,

O M G,

guess who was working out beside me? Olympian gymnast and dancing with the stars champion Shawn Johnson!!!! I tried to take a picture creepily but was unsuccessful. It was awesome to push myself to keep up with her and I must say, I was actually able to!

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Barry’s is a mix of treadmill and bootcamp exercises. Friday was a full body day. What I remember of the workout is at the bottom of this post – go hard and do everything in order without stopping for even a moment if you want to recreate the atmosphere of the class!

Saturday

One of my good, new friends here in Nashville turned 30 this week (Ah!), so we headed out with a pontoon boat on Percy Priest Lake to celebrate. It was actually the same boat that Little Big Town filmed their music video, On The Pontoon! The very same one! I made John Dalys with light lemonade and sweet tea vodka, as well as key lime pie cookies (no recipe- they were from a Pillsbury box and not healthy at all!). We had a water slide … and a grill… and a great time!

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Sunday

Mr. B and his friend Austin are insane (in a good way!). After a day of cold brews and hot sun, they decided to go on a 100 MILE bike ride this morning. They are training for the AIDS Ride for Life in September.

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Austin’s wife and I decided to take a Whole Foods picnic to them at the half way point and re-energize them. We also took their two puppies and went for a hike while we waited for the boys to finish the ride.

Now I am headed for an elliptical workout while I wait and see if NSYNC does in fact reunite on the VMAs tonight! And these pumpkin muffins are waiting for me as well as a re-fueling snack!

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Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 2/3 c. whole wheat flour
  • ½ c. light butter
  • 1/4 c. cold water
  • 1 c. pumpkin (about half a 15 oz can)
  • ½ t. cinnamon
  • ½ t. nutmeg
  • ¼ t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • ¾ t. salt

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Place in muffin tin and into the oven at 325F for 35 min!

Barry’s Bootcamp:

Treadmill 1, warm up:
Jog at 6.5 mph - 2 min
Run at 8.5 mph - 1 min
Jog at 6.5 mph - 1 min
Run at 9.5 mph - 1 min
Jog at 6.5 mph - 1 min
Run at 10.5 mph - 1 min
Sprint at 11.5 mph - 30 sec

Floor exercises, using light (8), medium (12), and heavy (15) dumbells:
3 jumping jacks then 1 push up burpee, repeat for 3 min
21 bicep curls with light weights then 7 push ups - repeat for 3 min
21 bicep curls, light and 12 upright rows, heavy - 90 sec
15 bicep curls, medium and 15 upright rows, medium - 90 sec
12 bicep curls, heavy and 21 upright rows, light - 90 sec
Hold a plank - 90 sec

Treadmill work out 2 - HILL
Jog at 6.5 mph - 1 min
Increase incline to 3.0 - 1 min
Incline 5.0 - 1 min
Incline 7.0 - 1 min
Increase speed to 8.5 mph, keep incline 7.0 - 2 min

Floor exercises, same dumbells:
Alternating lunges with weights x 40 reps
Side to side box jumps (FAST!) x 40 reps
Box squats x 40 reps
Alternating lunges with weights x 20 reps
Side to side box jumps x 20 reps
Box squats x 20 reps
Shoulder press, heavy weights - 12 reps
7 push ups
Shoulder press, medium weights - 15 reps
7 push ups
Shoulder press, light weights - 21 reps
Hold a plank - 60 sec

Treadmill workout 3 - short sprint:
Jog at 6.0 mph - 1 min
Run at 8.0 mph - 2 min
Jog at 6.0 mph - 1 min
Sprint at 11.5 - 45 sec
Jog at 6.0, increase incline to 5.0 - 1 min
Sprint at 10.5 mph, keep incline - 1 min

COOL DOWN
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