Taking Back My Twenties

Posts Tagged "Spinning"

Why Today Was Awesome

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 | 2 comments

  • I made it to 6am spinning [after two failed attempts last week]. it was dark and cold but I went and pushed through and felt fabulous afterwards.
  • I had my oatmeal in a peanut butter container this morning and enjoyed all the bonus butter from the contours. Made for a nice reward for spinning.
  • 101 days of school complete.
  • I laughed with my co-workers and knocked out two reevaluation meetings and one student observation.


  • Wedding stamps arrived!!!
  • I found a reception dress and scored a pair of my favorite jeans in the whole world [last pair, my size = fate) for 70% off at the boutique where I found the dress.
  • 60 and sunny!!! I made sure to absorb some vitamin d though the sun roof.
  • We extended the honeymoon by a week!! A rare summer off for Matt + tax returns = why not?


  • A dinner date at Chipotle. I tried the barbacoa this time and liked it even more than the carnitas.

What made your day?  

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Double Header

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 | 1 comment

Would you believe I stayed in both nights this weekend? I’m definitely in the post-Christmas-its-cold-hibernation mode. Plus, Matt was out of town on Friday night and I was too tired to make plans. So I went grocery shopping and came home with a huge WF salad and introduced myself to Downton Abbey. I wasn’t instantly hooked, but I really liked it and definitely will be watching more. I keep thinking about the characters.


Its not Friday night without a beer! The last of the Brekles’s Brown (a new favorite) from Christmas.

Saturday, I went to the bridal shop with my mom to pick up one of my bridesmaid’s dresses. And while there, my mom unexpectedly found her dress! I think she’s going to keep it a surprise, but it goes perfectly with the wedding colors/vibe and looks great!
The weather was strangely warm and we saw this beauty in the parking lot.
Matt got home late and was super tired on Saturday, so I decided just to make dinner for him. We opened this bottle of wine that my friend Anne gave us from one of her favorite wineries back in California. It was quite good!
I picked up some raspberry chipotle glazed short ribs from the WF case. It wasn’t something I would normally pick, but they were a good price and I knew Matt would like them. Although messy, I’d say they were a success! And I Ioved the crispy, sweet outside.
We had a quinoa blend and very brown brussels on the side.

The weather was in the 70’s today, so Matt and I took advantage and spent the afternoon in the courtyard of a local coffee shop. It was hot out there! We packed sandwiches and sat around and did computer things. And then went to the new community spinning class at my beloved Sync Studio – I had a groupon membership there last year, but couldn’t afford to keep it up. It was great fun to be there again and it was the perfect opportunity to try out the new spinning shoes Matt got me for Christmas:)
I’m off to watch the Golden Globes! I’m looking for wedding hair ideas…
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Makes My Day

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 | 4 comments

Food makes my day. Today it was having fresh blueberries in my oatmeal, a Great Harvest Virginia roll with lunch, a perfect piece of strawberry shortcake from Whole Foods, and the large pizza that Matt brought home from some campus event.


Seriously, I can’t remember the last time I had greasy pepperoni pizza and it was to die for. I reheated it under the broiler and the crust was crisp on the outside and doughy in the middle. I gotta eat more pizza.

So I’ve been meaning to tell you guys about a new spinning studio I tried this week. It just opened a few blocks from my apartment and one of the guys in my office is an instructor. I tired a free class and loved it. The studio was bright and open, the music was loud, and the bikes were awesome (the same as Northeastern’s). The best part, though, is that the classes are based on Sync spinning, so the pace and movements are synced to the beat of the songs – like dancing on the bike! Has anyone else tried it? I’ve been a bit down on spinning since moving and the class rejuvenated my love for the bike. The studio is pretty expensive though, so going more than a few times a month is out of the question. Until a Groupon appeared yesterday! I’m excited to try another class and I might just bring myself to try yoga too (I know, I’m like the only female who has never tried it).

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Monday Musings

Posted on Aug 29, 2011 | 7 comments

-Monday mornings are no fun. Making it to Monday evening is an accomplishment.

-Lately, biking makes me feel like my brain is rattling inside my skull. I went to spinning tonight and now I have a headache in the back of my head. But it was a good class.

-What is it about Don Draper?

-Now that I have cable, I watch House Hunters constantly. I kind of want to move to Melbourne.

-Eating is always the highlight of my work day.

-I really miss living in a city, but I’d also really like a historic Durham bungalow.

-The Help is getting really good!

-It’s hard to believe that summer is over this week:(

-Did anyone see the MTV awards? Who was that little guy with Brittany?

-For the first time in my life, getting up at 6 is more desirable that physical activity after work.

-There’s just something so satisfying about a big pile of pesto pasta.


How was your Monday?

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Out and About

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 | 2 comments

Today was wonderful; just how I wish every day could be. I went to spinning before work, rolled into the office around 9:30, left around 1:30 and enjoyed the rest of my afternoon running errands and strolling around Boston.

There was nothing going on in the office, so I just left! I went straight to the Teriyaki house on my way home to get Chinese food for one of my counseling cases (since tomorrow will be our last session and it was his final request) Then, I cleaned out my closet and took a bunch of dresses and skirts to the consignment shop. It was beautiful out today, so I threw on a halter dress for the first time this year and I felt naked! It’s been a while since I’ve strolled around with my shoulders out and I think they enjoyed the sun, which felt super bright today. I could barely stand to be out there for more than 30 minutes. I mozied down Newbury Street, taking in the sights and looking at antique rings in windows… It’s days like this that I absolutely adore living in a city.

I also stopped at Boston Olive Oil Co. one last time and decided to purchase a little souvenir for myself since I won’t be buying many groceries this week. I’ve purchased balsamic at this shop for my sister, but I’ve never had any of my own. I just went with the traditional balsamic, which is extra sweet and very thick. Can’t wait to have a salad with it tomorrow!


Hot sun = cold beer.


Matt and I split this guy. He was pretty typical, but refreshing nonetheless.


Dinner was simple three bean quesadillas with the leftovers from Tuesday’s bean dip. They were filling, but a bit bland since we ran out of peach salsa. I don’t think I’m a big fan of kidney beans either. Dinners are about to get weird next week…

What’s your favorite thing to do on a nice summer afternoon?

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