When I woke up this morning, I thought it was Friday. Silly me. I think my brain is in a rush and wants Thursday to hurry along, because I’m heading to Connecticut tomorrow to visit two very special ladies. We have lots of fun planned, so stay tuned for that!
Yesterday afternoon, my friend Raquel texted me saying that she was having an “off” day, so I suggested we go out to dinner together. Bestie shennanigans it was! We decided to go to the British Beer Company for good food and girl chat. Raquel loves their hummus (as do I) and we hadn’t been there in months, so it seemed like the perfect idea!
I ordered my usual: lettuce wraps with hummus.
They do not skimp on the veggies at the BBC. I love that! The dish also came with a side of red chili dipping sauce. It is super sweet and spicy, but also very delicious. I cleared my plate and we were happy chicks.
This morning’s chest workout was tough. I’m not a grunter when it comes to weight lifting but today was a different story, my friends. I’m quite happy that I lift in the comfort of my basement instead of at the gym – I was chuckling at myself mid-grunt. The sound of me grunting just doesn’t add up – it never ceases to make me laugh!
Anywho, back to the actual workout.
Chest Superset Workout
- Dumbbell Chest Press: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Push-ups: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Chest Flyes: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Resistance Band Chest Flyes: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Resistance Band Criss Crosses: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Stability Ball Push-ups: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Chest Flyes (yes, again!): 3 sets of 15 reps
- Rear Flye with a Kick-back: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Lunge & Twist: 3 sets of 15 reps
- Playground Ball Squeeze & Squat: 3 sets of 15 reps
*To perform this move: At the same time, squat and tightly squeeze a playground ball between your hands. Works the chest and booty!
I highly recommend you guys try this workout! It is challenging in the best of ways. And, to my fellow non-grunters, you can fill me in on whether you let out a grunt or two as well.
This morning, there was a special addition to my post-workout breakfast: pecan turtle coffee from Daybreak Coffee Roasters!
My dear friend Cait gave me three (yes, THREE!) bags of their amazing coffee for my birthday and, today, I broke into the above bag for the first time. Le sigh. Heaven in a cup. Mild yet poignant in flavor.
I love the taste of good, black coffee. There’s nothing like it to me. I don’t get a “caffeine high” from it; I just genuinely enjoy the taste and look forward to my piping hot cup every morning. It’s delicious, soothing, and incredibly calming to me. I have a reoccurring dream of Matty and I sitting on a wrap-around front porch in California, sipping hot coffee. It’s early morning and we’re just chatting about life – perfectly content. I smile, look at him, and say, “Coffee is love; love is coffee” and, in that moment, all is fabulous. Maybe someday, right? Now, you must think I’m the crazy, coffee lady – and I couldn’t really argue with you there.
Speaking of crazy (crazy awesome, that is), I came across a book this weekend that I completely forgot to share with you! Back in February, I posted about the now-uber-popular Vegan Ryan Gosling tumblr. Well, last weekend, I came across the Feminist Ryan Gosling book at Urban Outfitters. While I don’t really consider myself a feminisit, I found lots of humorous quotes in the book.
Take this gem, for example.
True dat, Ryan. True dat.
Okay, sorry to cut this short but I’m off to work for the day at the clinic. Happy Thursday, everyone!
Questions of the Day: What company makes your favorite coffee? What is your favorite “hey girl” Ryan Gosling quote?