Weekend Wrap Up

Thank you all for all the Happy Mother’s Day wishes!  I had such a great weekend, very relaxing.

I did end up making it to the gym on Saturday before the gym’s kidzclub closed.  I had an hour to work out, so I knocked out 4 miles on the treadmill doing intervals while watching a movie (The Switch with Jennifer Aniston was playing) in the gym’s cardio theatre.  Cute movie.  I was very proud of myself 🙂

Then we were off to go pick up my mother’s Mother’s Day gift from my daughter.  The week before I took her to Color Me Mine to paint her a coffee mug and it was ready to be picked up… I forgot to take a pic of it 😦

Do you have a Color Me Mine, it is the most awesome place.  They have hundreds of ceramic pieces you can choose from, and  you get to paint it however you like.  They have a huge variety of paint colors, brushes, and stencils to make your creation great.  It was sooo adorable and my mother really loved it!

A little photo shoot occured while downtown when we walked by the fountain, lol…

Saturday night I decided to try and make Raw Brownies with Chocolate Icing of Pure Amazingness.  I have been holding onto this recipe from Wayfaring Chocolate and it did not disappoint!  I stuck to her recipe and followed it exactly.

The ingredient list was pretty simple and I already had them on hand:

  • Walnuts
  • Medjool dates
  • Cocoa powder
  • Avocado
  • Agave
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon

These were soooo tasty and totally satisfied my sweet tooth, without the guilt 🙂    The base of the brownie is basically dates, walnuts and cocoa poweder… seen here about to go for a whirl in my handy dandy food processor.

The remaining ingridients, along with more cocoa powder is used to creat the AWESOME icing.  I recommend that you try these immediately.  I even had the BF try them and they got his stamp of approval, which is a very hard thing to do.

The final product after setting in the freezer for a couple hours…

mmmmm…. delicious! 🙂

Sunday (Mother’s Day) we went to my Aunt’s house in the morning for Brunch and then to my mother’s house later for dinner.  It was really laid back and we all just got to enjoy each other’s company… my kind of weekend!

And look what I got for Mother’s Day… Score!  I love waffles and have been wanting a belgium waffle maker for awhile now.

 

I also received a subscription to Whole Living magazine from my cousin… she knows me so well 🙂

Today (Monday) was back to work and back to reality.  I was determined to get in some sort of exercise when I got home… and I did!  I knocked out 3.5 miles on the treadmill doing intervals while catching up on some shows I DVR’d last night.  Khloe and Lamar & The Dance Scene were my shows of choice today… I am really a reality junkie, please help! lol.

Oh and exciting news to end the night…  I found another bike event to do next month.  This one will be a 36 miler through 4 scenic parks located in Baltimore, MD.  It is called Tour dem Parks, Hon!… I love the name!

This will be one week after my half marathon, I am thinking it will actually be a good thing for my legs.  I heart my bike 😉

Well GFF’s, I am off to pack my gym bag in hopes that I go to BodyPump tomorrow after work.  I really need get in  as much weights as I can before my upcoming Warrior Dash in 2 weeks… I am excited and nervous at the same time!

Nite, nite!

~YGFF

Mother’s Day Weekend!

Just wanted to drop in and make sure I wish all the mothers out there a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!!!

Hope you get a chance to relax and enjoy the day with all of your loved ones.  Make sure you let all the mothers in your life know how special they are 🙂

Here are some throwback pictures of me at my babyshower (circa 2004).

It's a Girl! 🙂

Here is one of my mommy (can I still be a grown up and call her mommy?, lol) and I!

I am off to try and get to the gym before the gym’s daycare closes!  I have been such a slacker all week and I really need to get back into the swing of things.  I mean it’s not like I don’t have the Warrior Dash in 2 weeks, and a 1/2 Marathon in 4 weeks!

Can’t wait to read bout everyone’s weekend… Check back with ya later!

~YGFF