Feels Like Vacation

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I’m not going to lie, living with friends sort of feels like a vacation so far! Of course, it’s the weekend and we haven’t started the work week just yet, but we’ve all commented that living together has been really fun! Hopefully, we all still feel this way after 2 weeks!

Afternoon Snack

After a 30-minute workout this afternoon (see below), I snacked on a Cherry Cashew Pure Bar, which might be my favorite Pure Bar flavor. I love crunchy cashews and its tanginess!

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Dinner

For dinner, we decided to grill out, so while the burgers and ‘dogs cooked, I munched on a few chips and dip.

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For dinner, I enjoyed a cheeseburger…

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A small pour of white wine…

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And salad drizzled of honey mustard X 2.

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After dinner, Mal, Dave, Marie and I played a few games of Cornhole.

The guys…

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And the gals…

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Dave and Marie beat Mal and I every single game! Apparently, Mal and I need to practice our Cornhole skills! 😳

And, for dessert, Marie offered to bake brownies. Obviously, I wasn’t going to say ‘no’ to such a wonderful suggestion! They smell absolutely delicious baking in the oven right now! I can’t wait to eat one! 😀

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I can’t believe it’s Sunday night already! It was the fastest weekend ever! Holy moly! But, I guess time flies when you’re having fun, right?

Workout

I didn’t have much time to exercise this afternoon, but I wanted to make sure I worked my lower body this week. (I’m making fitness a priority!) I came up with this 30-minute circuit that includes free weights and plyometrics. To ensure that this workout kicks your butt, don’t rest between exercises or sets. Keep moving!

Time: 30 minutes (+ 5 minute warm-up)
Weight: 15 – 20 lb. dumbbells
Reps: 15
Sets: 3

  • Warm-up (5 minutes)
  • Jump squats (60 seconds)
  • Curtsey squats
  • Plie squat jumps (60 seconds)
  • Alternating front lunges
  • Alternating lunge jumps (60 seconds)
  • Squats

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31 Comments

  1. That Pure bar is my favorite! It has such a good flavor.
    I’m sure living with your friends will be fine. I lived with a friend for two weeks too and it wasn’t bad. I think it’s better for everyone to know that there’s an end, rather than an indefinite house guest! 🙂

  2. I love honey mustard as a salad topper, I thought I was crazy! Glad to see I’m not the only one 🙂

    So glad you guys are having fun staying with your friends so far too, I can see how that would easily feel like a vacation. It’s exciting having people around to chat and hang out with all the time!

  3. AM NOT SURE ABOUT THE WAY U EAT…NOTICE THAT ANY SWEET STUFF U REALLY ENJOY…………….NEVER ANY CHICKEN, CHEEZE, MEAT
    UNREAL………….EGGS…DAIRY..ETC…

    DOUBLTFUL

  4. Wow there Greatgrams… If you don’t like it maybe you shouldn’t read about it then.. to each his/her own.. right? We are not all perfect!

  5. Sounds like you are having a great time so far with your friends! That is so great that they let you stay with them. I can see how it would feel a little like vacation having your friends to hangout with and have fun! 🙂

  6. Jump squats and Plie squat jumps??? Yowza!! Awesome work out!

    What an awesome day!! Great friends, great food!! I bet it would seem like a vacation!!!

    Enjoy your brownie! 🙂

  7. That PURE bar sounds good–that is one of the two flavors I have yet to try.
    Don’t worry–I’m no champ at cornhole either. You have many other enviable talents:)

  8. I had never heard of Cornhole before, until a couple weeks ago when my husband played a tournament at a work function (and won!). Looks like a fun day with good friends and a really cute puppy!

  9. Yes! Nice plyo circuit. I love it when you post these… they are so easy to print out and take to the gym with me, or put in my “workout” binder to pull out later. I know I could do it myself, but it’s like eating food someone else has made — it’s so much better when someone else does it!

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