BBG workout {how I got started & where I am now}

BBG

As many of you know, I have recently taken up a new workout program, specifically BBG (which stands for Bikini Body Guide). I wanted to share an update since I have had so many questions about the program. Spoiler alert: You should do it!

There is a lot of about BBG online as it is really popular with (female) bloggers, but this is my two-cents. Continue reading

my weekend in pictures.

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{on friday there was a car show at work. i absolutely adore old porsches. someday!}

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{a co-worker of aaron’s gave sadie a treat on friday afternoon. sadie didn’t put it down until she conquered it!}

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{no real weekend plans meant back-to-back nights of redbox. now you see me we watched with ben; it was okay & definitely a rental. world war z was good, surprisingly good, though it would have been way too scary for me to see on a big screen. it was my first zombie movie & probably my last. yep, i am a baby when it comes to scary movies. it was more intense than scary, but there were still zombies.}

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{we finally harvested our eggplant & plan to enjoy the fruits of our labor in a homemade eggplant parmesan later in the week.}

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{for as much technology as we have access to we still mow the lawn old-school.}

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{chinese take-out for dinner. not something we do very often, but so delish!}

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{the sunset was phenomenal on saturday evening. it is crazy getting used to the dark so much earlier this time of year, but the sunsets are worth it!}

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{quick run to get molly moon’s ice cream & beer before movie night.}

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{sunday morning i was up bright & early to get my lift, tone, burn on at pure barre. i was sad to hear the alarm go off & not get to sleep in, but it was worth it. well, ask me tomorrow.}

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{sunday morning brunch with aaron at the local sunlight café. the huevos rancheros were awesome!}

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{traffic was so, so bad this weekend & a local bridge closure forced us onto i-5 for a bit which we normally avoid at all costs. no fun.}

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{sunday night movie. we saw don jon. it was terrible. don’t go see it.}

we ended up with an absolutely gorgeous fall weekend. as much as i appreciate the sunny weather, our local meterologists should really find alternative work as they kept threatening rain storms that never transpired. we didn’t have any real plans this weekend which meant we got a few things done this weekend – like some much-needed yard work – plus just some down time to enjoy the house & doing nothing. it was wonderful. how was your weekend?

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{debuted my new favorite sweater – carpe diem!}

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{trying to fit in pure barre classes during the week, though i am loving it on saturday mornings.}

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{i attended my first alt summit blog conference at the end of this week. it makes me want to attend the live conference – so fun! for now, the alt for everyone classes are perfect.}

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{it rained literally the entire weekend. & by literally i mean there was an 80 to 100% chance of rain all weekend long. we are used to fall rain, but even for seattle this is ridiculous!}

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{yep, it’s the end of september, the house is freezing, & the electric mattress pad cover has emerged from its summer hibernation.}

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{sadie doesn’t mind the rain at all, especially if it means we take a family walk on weekend mornings.}

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{we caught the end of the seahawks vs. texans game this afternoon. go hawks!}

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{i am attempting to learn more advanced techniques in illustrator. wish me luck!}

we had a chilly & wet weekend given the non-stop rainstorms. boy does it feel like fall in the emerald city! since there was no going outside, we took the chance to get some inside chores done & catching up on a few of our favorite TV shows that are beginning to start up. it is hard to believe these are the last days of september already, but we are looking forward to a fun (& hopefully dry) october! how was your weekend?

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{sadie & me catching up on the pile of fall fashion magazines.}

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{received my alt summit goodie bag in the mail this week. so excited for the alt for everyone blog conference this week!}

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{loving jewel tones & chambray for the fall.}

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{friday night family cuddle time after dinner out with old friends.}

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{attended my first pure barre class on saturday morning. i am trying it out for a month to see if i like it as much as i hope i will!}

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{the bad part about having an old house is having storm windows. aaron & my dad took them off this spring so some work could be done on them. guess who got to help aaron hang them back up this weekend?}

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{thank you amy & brian for canning the amazing deliciousness of coconut juice! #obsessed}

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{this may or may not be sadie’s favorite part of home depot.}

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{aaron’s grandpa was in town this weekend & we took him out on the town saturday night with ben & sarah.}

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{on saturday night she crashed with me on the couch & her front paws were straight out. #frankendog #hilarious}

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{sunday lunch with aaron’s grandpa at one of our favorite bakeries in eastlake, grand central.}

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{i spent sunday evening out dinner & shopping with my grandmother. meanwhile ben & grandpa were crabbing at the crab pot! their faces crack me up!}

we had a really great weekend with a mix of house work & family time. we started to get some stormy weather & some of the leaves are already starting to change. i don’t mind that it is officially fall but do hope we get a few more days of sunshine-y weather before we get the seattle grey until next spring! how was your weekend?

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{after a day-long roadtrip the sportwagen needed a little love. plus i LOVE the car wash!}

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{aaron wasted no time getting into vacation mode.}

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{i am loving flavored coconut water for hydrating after workouts.}

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{pool essentials: sun protection & magazines!}

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{this is the life! but i only lasted about 5 minutes before i hopped in the pool since it has been in the triple digits.}

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{i got to spend the weekend with this fun lady, one of my best friends from high school emily! we had so much fun!}

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{ah, this face!}

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{sadie was enjoying the late afternoons in the shade by the pool}

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{we tried out some of the kebob recipes in the latest real simple for family dinner tonight. #delish}

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{summer = watermelon.}

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{this is how my nephews clean up the dishes. #thedogsaretheprewashcycle}

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{sadie surveying my parents’ property.}

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{thanks catch phrase for giving aaron the word fahrfegnugen.}

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{yep, that’s the moon above my parents’ house. it was so beautiful tonight!}

aaron, sadie, & i drove down mid-week for my ten year high school reunion. besides feeling a little old, we had a lot of fun! i was able to catch up with my close girlfriends, old classmates, & some family this weekend which was really great & much needed. it almost makes me wish i lived in boise again. but then i think of how much i love seattle & am thankful we are just a short ways away. it definitely feels like summer down here with triple digit heat & we have taken full advantage of the A/C & swimming pool at my parents’ house! what a fun weekend & thanks to everyone for making it so amazing!

how was your weekend?

M

my {long} weekend in pictures.

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{happy birthday aaron!}

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{we had a birthday date night at pasta freska on friday. if you live in seattle & haven’t been here you should go. chef michael is awesome!}

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{pleats & toe-cap for the birthday dinner.}

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{we met ben & sarah at seattle center to see ironman 3. even though we didn’t go to the space needle, we saw it a few times & i feel compelled to take a picture of it every time i see it. anyone else do that?}

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{we met our friend jerry at serious pie in south lake union for brunch on sunday.}

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{aww, love. AL + MS = forever.}

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{we followed up brunch with a screening of the new fast & furious at cinerama. who knew this was the sixth movie? #theyareallthesamemovieright}

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{donned my fun bagley mischka shoes with my new kate young for target dress for our friends’ wedding.}

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{it is hard to complain about the rain when it gives you a beautiful rainbow over lake union. gorgeous!}

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{my wedding date.}

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{i am half-way thru my rack it up challenge – 15 body pump workouts in 30 days. #bikiniseasonhereicome}

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{needed a peony refresh this week. it is an expensive habit, but i am compelled to keep fresh peonies in the house for the entire (short) season!}

we had a fun long weekend filled with friends, family, & a bit of rest. no real projects on the house right now so we were able to spend our free time not enjoying the weather but enjoying the company of friends. we attended our neighbors’ wedding reception on sunday which kicks of the wedding season for us {even though we have already missed two family weddings so far due to distance. boo.}. i can’t believe it is the end of may already {where did the time go?} but i am looking forward to what the summer has in store! how was your weekend?

M