Whats going on friends?! Time for my weekly "wrap up a whole weekend in a kind of quick post”..
I’ll warn ya, it was all about the parties this weekend!
James’ birthday party went off without a hitch! We have such a great time- even though the weather decided to throw us for a loop and rain. Luckily I’m married to a handy kind of guy who was kind enough to set up a tarp over the whole deck so that our party could still happen outdoors- even though it was pouring on and off. . We have a pretty small house, so it would have been tough to fit all of the guests comfortably. Even though James saved the night we still set up some old school entertainment in the living room in the form of Nintendo! See that whole box?
It is completely filled with games, but you know which game was played the most and later turned into a tournament… Tetris!
James started the festivities early with a cigar in his birthday hat- he was a really good sport and wore it the whole night. Who am I kidding? He loved every minute of the attention! I found the hat- along with a green glass for him to drink out of at the dollar store.. That’s right, I’m that kind of classy. Oh yeah.. another thing we found…..
Finger mustache tattoos! Ok.. we got a little drunk and put them on our faces as a joke.. and then all the other girls at the party joined in.. Who knew a fake mustache could be so much fun?
WAY TOO MUCH FUN!
Toward the end of the night (at least for me since I fell asleep at 11pm) I served up James’ only birthday request..
Tiramisu! It was my first time making it- and he really loved it.. I thought it was good, I really loved the creamy layer but I had a bit problem with the soggy lady finger layer.. I’m totally a texture kind of girl, and it just wasn’t doing it for me.. But everyone loved it so that was all I cared about!
I’m so happy the party was a success- it was my first time throwing James and birthday party- and I was surprised by the amount of work and running around it came with- but it was so super happy about it, I would do it every year! Happy Birthday J!!
Needless to say- I woke up with a hangover at 5AM. I stumbled to the bathroom for some advil and forced myself to get back to bed. I’m so glad I did, because by 9 I was feeling much better and was able to salvage the morning with a little breakfast and lots of coffee. Still the day went quickly, and before I knew it, it was time to head to our friends party.. it was a "pinkies up” kind of shindig and I didn’t want to be that wacko snapping photos- but I will say that there was an open bar lots of amazing (thankfully a lot of veg friendly) eats.
Sunday morning started with a little workout..
3 minute plank hold and ZWOW 22 (which took me 19:30)
It was a fun and challenging workout.. 4 burpees on every minute? LOVED it.. then again.. I’m a wacko and love burpees :)
James and my dad headed to a Red Sox game and I headed to Paula’s house. We went to the pond for a little sun before heading out to her boyfriends parents house to use the pool and eat dinner (Actually I tried to leave but they FORCED me to stay.. like literally..) they were super plus they fed me wine all afternoon.. (like being held at gun point I tell ya, hah) We headed back to the pond- where James met up with us and we talked about the important things in life..
This week, I’m working extra shifts since a couple girls are on vacation so I’m keeping workouts super short.. plus they have been proving to be more my speed these days.. I did a 3 minute plank plus ZWOW 26. I even managed to get to work showered and on time.. Work went quickly and before I knew it I was teaching.. Here’s the main part of class:
(2 minute AMRAP) Scissor kicks 10/ Jump Squats 10
(2 minute AMRAP) Reverse crunch 10/ Jump Lunges 10
(2 minute AMRAP) Russian Twists 10/ Skaters 10
(2 minute AMRAP) Push ups 10/ Mountain Climbers 10
They were not thrilled- again with the burpees.. At least I had fun :) and I got sweaty as well. Sweet!
Today I tackled ZWOW 16 and managed 3 1/2 rounds in the 15 minutes- which means I was a tiny bit faster than Zuzana.. not too shabby :)
Have you tried any of the ZWOWs? What did you think of them?