Five Things Friday: Party Time

18 Jul

Happy Friday! This week kind of flew by but I am so happy it’s Friday because it’s my weekend off! Here are some random thoughts from this past week and about this coming weekend as well.

1. I am SO looking forward to tomorrow night because it is Alex’s infamous birthday celebration! Her parties are always so much fun and its so great to get all of our friends together. There will be delicious food, drinks, and a bonfire and I’m sure plenty of laughs and shenanigans too 🙂

We have homemade Kahlua and I really want to try this!

We have homemade Kahlua and I really want to try this!

2. I have been enjoying some delicious dinners this week. My favorite meal would have to be a tie between the pasta dinner we enjoyed on Tuesday and the Chipotle burrito bowl I picked up on the way home from work last night. The pasta dinner consisted of veggie pasta, tomato & onion sauce, garlic chicken sauce, goat cheese, and a poached egg on top for added protein. The egg really put that meal over the edge and made it completely amazing.

I basically put an egg on everything now.

I basically put an egg on everything now.

I definitely destroyed that thing.

I definitely destroyed that thing.

3. In addition to the great meals, I have also had some awesome workouts. I am in love with my Polar FT4 Fitness Heart Rate Monitor that Alex and Dan got me for my birthday. It is SO cool to be able to see exactly how many calories I am burning and my average/peak heart rate. It really has motivated me to work out more frequently and really push myself harder. This weeks workouts have consisted of mostly elliptical sessions but I have also thrown in some stairmaster and dance sessions as well to give myself some variety. This morning’s workout was the best because I combined a 1 mile run on the treadmill, 10 minutes on the stairmaster, and 15 minutes on the elliptical. It was killer but I felt great afterwards.

Starting out Friday with a great workout is the best feeling ever.

Starting out Friday with a great workout is the best feeling ever.

4. Even though I am looking forward to a lot of time with our friends this weekend, I have also planned out some one-on-one time for Dan and I. I’m hoping that we wake up early enough on Saturday to go grocery shopping, cook for Alex’s party, get a workout in, and still have some time to spare. I really want to make a trip out to Arrigoni Winery in Portland so we can re-taste their wines (we went once a long time ago) and hopefully pick up a bottle to bring to Alex’s party.

5. I am really hoping to make it to the Farmer’s Market in Coventry on Sunday. I am running low on my favorite Pure Love granola that I have been putting in my yogurt every morning and I want to see if there is a bigger variety of veggies in season than the last time we went. It’s supposed to be beautiful out this weekend so I’m excited to soak up the sun!

Have a fabulous weekend!

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