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Errands and Eats

Lots of eating out has been happening lately!  That is not good- both for my wallet and my bod.  We spent Friday doing our usual Friday routine, and Saturday was dedicated to lots of errands…and lots of eats!


On Friday, I went to the gym for some cardio.  I did 20 minutes on the elliptical, and then got on the treadmill and completed lots of random running intervals.  I started out by running for 10 minutes at 6.1, then walked up for 10 minutes at 10.0, and then did 15 minutes of intervals, switching between 7.0 and 4.0.  I swear, watching Real Housewives of Orange County while working out is genius.  I barely even notice that I’m sweating!

Yesterday, we took Corey’s brother, Drew, with us for a second attempt at BodyPump.  This time, we stuck to our roots, and went to our usual gym.  It’s a farther drive from our new house, but it’s worth it to avoid Thursday’s instructor.  Drew definitely enjoyed Saturday’s class much more, and we all agreed we were feelin’ the burn!


The weather has been slightly chilly lately- OK, maybe “chilly” isn’t the right word- what I mean is that when I walk outside I don’t immediately start pouring in sweat.  With the weather being bearable, the thought of a hot breakfast didn’t make me wanna shoot myself, so I went with it.

A bowl of Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal in Maple Brown Sugar was enjoyed, topped with a sliced banana and a tablespoon of Skippy Natural Peanut Butter.

Yesterday, the weather reverted back to extra hot, and my breakfast was planned accordingly.  I whipped up a strawberry banana smoothie, including Lemon Chobani, a tablespoon of peanut butter, and almond milk.

This cup is from a bar called Sloppy Pelican in Clearwater.  All of our friends make an annual 4th of July trip to Clearwater, and we pretty much set up camp at the ol’ Pelican.  Brought back some goooood memories!

Good Times


Friday’s lunch ended up being a bunch of random snacks that went unphotographed.

Yesterday, Corey and I had a zillion errands to run, most of them pertaining to my car.  We had to get the oil changed and the tires rotated and a whole bunch of other car-related things that make me wanna go to sleep.  We had a little while to wait while it was being finished, so we ran across the street for lunch at Jimmy Hula’s, yet again.

I had two Epic Cali Fish Tacos, which included grilled Mahi, pico de gallo, Pepper Jack cheese, and cabbage slaw.  I wish I had gotten it without the slaw, though, because it was way too mayonaisse-y and I kind of wanted to puke afterwards.

After lunch, we got my car washed. I made sure to be completely unhelpful and stayed in the car to take pictures of myself.

Oh, don’t worry. I stayed hydrated, too.



On Friday, we reverted back to our old routine, which I have missed.  Off to Mitchell’s Fish Market we went!  I’m sure you can predict exactly what we ordered…

Crap, Spinach and Artichoke Dip.

Wedge Salad.


Spicy Asian Shrimp.

I had my fair share of dip, so by the time the shrimp came I was pretty full.  Corey did most of the damage on that one.

I would like to make a note about the salad- we’ve noticed that every time we have gone to Mitchell’s and ordered the Wedge salad, split, it gets smaller…and smaller…and smaller…and this time, they brought us a portion that is usually what the “split” portion looks like, but they didn’t even split it for us.  They must’ve caught onto the fact that it was a ridiculously good deal to split a huge salad for around 4 bucks.  Darn.

After we finished eating, we headed across the street to the movie theatre and saw Thor in 3D.  It was obviously not my turn to pick the movie.

Nerd Alert

Yesterday, we decided to take a long drive to World of Beer.  It was a long drive because Corey bought a Groupon for WOB, not realizing that it was for a location 25 minutes away from us.  Not being ones to waste a good deal, we hopped in the car and made the trek to the location.

We took Corey’s brother, Drew, with us, and we all enjoyed trying some unusual beers.

I had a Magic Hat #9:

And, for my more “unusual” selection, I tried a Lagunitas Pils:

After our Groupon dollars were long gone, we attempted to make plans for the night.  Dinner, apparently, wasn’t one of the plans, and the next thing I knew, 7-11 became our restaurant of choice.  I don’t know if you’ve ever tried a sub from 7-11, but if you ask them to grill it, they are, unfortunately, kind of amazing.

I opted for a grilled Cuban, and I split it with Corey- I actually wanted the whole thing, but he looked disappointed by his choice of a hot dog.

One of Corey’s teammates, Nick, graduated from UCF yesterday.  He had a big party during the day, but since we couldn’t make it, we decided to head over to celebrate with him and his girlfriend, roommates, and some of our other friends.  The boys played beer pong:

While I perused the leftover party food, of course.

I admit that I am largely responsible for the disappearance of the spinach artichoke dip- I’m a sucker for that stuff!

And, of course, it isn’t a college party without some keg stands, am I right?

Jess beat all of the boys. Quite impressive 🙂 !

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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