Circuit Training and a Foodie Weekend

Ted: I wound up shame-eating the whole pizza. I woke up all greasy and sweaty. My sheets looked like what they wrap Deli sandwiches in. Maybe I should join a gym. Do you go to a gym?

Barney: Well, I go to Total Rip Fitness. But I don’t work out there.

Ted: What do you do?

Barney: I invest. –How I Met Your Mother

This past weekend Match and I enjoyed another 3 day weekend together. We started it off with a bang by having sushi at our favorite sushi place. I love it because they are walking distance from our house and we can walk off all of those fried rolls we inevitably order.

We attempted to try a new restaurant but it was too authentic for us. Nothing was deep fried. So we said F that and went back to our local spot.Saturday night I was craving pizza so I decided to try my hand at making a gourmet pizza at home. I dedicated a post to it that I will share with you soon. Sunday I made portabello mushroom burgers and steamed artichokes with wasabi aioli. Yum!

Mixed in with all the eating we managed to find some time for fitness. On Friday Match slept most of the day to recover from his graveyard shift. I had tried to stay awake the night before but couldn’t do it, so I was up around 10. I decided to take Monkey for a hike at a nearby park.

The park is a regional park that is also home to free range cattle. It’s not very often that you go hiking and run into cows. Monkey tried to make friends but they ignored him.


Saturday I took Match to the same park and we hiked further out. It was absolutely beautiful outside and we got to enjoy the amazing views.


Monkey tried to befriend the cows again.

We burned quite a few calories going up some steep hills so I figured we earned our gourmet pizza that night. Here’s a sneak peak at the deliciousness.

Sunday Match decided that since we are trying to save money and aren’t doing gym memberships, we should bring the gym to us. So he set up our backyard as a circuit training area. He even made a sign.

Supermans are the worst. They are  like a combo jumping jack push up and they leave me wishing I didn’t care about fitness. I love that Match is so into working out and not just in a creatine supplements kind of way, but really toning and shaping up, it’s so encouraging. Monday I was so sore but in that really good post workout kind of way. Nothing like three upcoming weddings to go to, plus my 10 year reunion and bikini season to get a girl motivated!



    I love that your dog’s name is Monkey! Adorable. Also, totally awesome sign. Men are so funny to have around, aren’t they?

    I cannot wait to hear all about your 10 year reunion!!! Oh the stories you’ll have to tell!


    I wanna come live where you live! It’s so green and lush!

    Love all the photos! Thanks for stopping by to visit me!


    Wow the park is so pretty! 🙂 I know it must be nice to have that close by.

    Glad you guys got to spend some time together!


    the park and trail looks like so much fun!! i love going on walks too 🙂

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    You two are so cute!! You do have some amazing views. When can I come for a visit? hehe

    I wanna go for a hike. It’s on my list of things to do but there are no hiking trails here. Hmmm….

    You put mushrooms on that pizza so I probably wouldn’t eat it but it looks good! =) Happy Friday, friend!

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