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Weekend Recap

I’m a bad blogger because I have zero photos from this weekend. Oops.

Friday
It was a very long day at work because after a week without Liam, I finally got to pick him up from day home at the end of the day. I was so excited to get there!

My mom was visiting too and stayed the night with us. We ordered Thai delivery and just hung out being silly all night. Liam was so wound up from all of the excitement, I could hardly get him to go to bed.

Saturday
Mom joined for Liam’s last swimming lesson of this round. He was still so wound out and hyper though, we could see him spitting water pretty much the entire class. Yeah, I have that kid, haha. Once swimming was over, mom was on her way. We were hanging out at home waiting for another pest control guy to come assess my pigeon problem we have on the balcony. Mary brought over coffee and treats from Dose (omigosh so good) and we had a great visit until lunch time.

I had wanted to take Liam skating but it was so windy in the afternoon, he wasn’t liking just walking to the car so we decided to go visit Cassandra instead. The kiddos all had fun playing together. It’s so nice that the boys went from not getting along very well to playing great together.

I had planned to go for groceries afterwards, but somebody fell asleep in the car before we got to the store. I managed to transfer him into his bed. #momwin. Instead of doing anything productive, I took advantage of the quiet time and curled up on the couch with my book. Once 5pm rolled around, I figured I’d get supper going and tried to wake Liam up. He was not interested in waking up at all. Thankfully once supper was on the table, he got up to eat. We spent the evening cuddled up watching Fern Gully on Netflix before bed. Then I continued the Netflixing with The Good Wife.

Sunday
We woke up and got ready for the day. After a quick stop for coffee, we were on the road to my uncles house for lunch with the whole fam in celebration of my grandma’s 91 birthday! Liam had a blast with so many people to chase him around playing Spiderman and eating treats. We are lucky to have such a great extended family.

Again, I had hoped to get groceries when we were back in town, but it was already 5pm and I was exhausted. We came home to scrounge up supper and left grocery shopping for yet another day. Maybe third time’s a charm?

What did you get up to this weekend?

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Sunday Runday #50

If you’re new to Sunday Runday, it’s a weekly running date for anyone and everyone to join. It doesn’t matter the distance, the time, if you’re brand new or a seasoned marathoner, heck you don’t even need to run. Walk, jog, run, spin, lift, bend, move. The point is just to have fun and motivate each other to get on our feet. Get out there snap a pic, and send me your mini recap to becky at thebexfactor dot com before 7pm MST every single Sunday. Or, if you’re a fellow blogger, grab the banner, link back to me and create your own Sunday Runday post

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Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it for Sunday Runday this week as I was busy visiting family all day. I think I’ll be doing some horizontal running shortly though because damn, I’m tired.

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From Brie:
Woke up feeling sore and tired and tried to get out of my Bodypump date with Ange…luckily she wasn’t having it and peer pressured me into still going! It was a tough class, but as usual, I was so glad I went!

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From Mary:
Feeling a little under the weather this morning, I still ventured out for a short 4 k. It’s awesome how bright he sun was shining!
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Fitness Friday with Premier Protein

I’m so happy it’s finally Friday because that means I get to pick up Liam after work!! It’s been a long week without him. My mom will be visiting us tonight, then tomorrow Liam has his final swimming lesson of this round and we are celebrating my grandma’s birthday on Sunday. I’m very much looking forward to some family time.

I have to admit, I started out the week avoiding any hard workouts. My body had been feeling out of whack for a week or two and I badly needed to see my chiropractor to get straightened out but wasn’t making it a priority. I finally got in Wednesday evening for a long overdue adjustment. Turns out my entire body was out of whack, my pelvis was out of place and I needed some TLC. Awkwardly, I got the most action I’ve had in years with a groin and butt massage, and was sent on my way with a prescription for a hot bath, another appointment next week and instruction to not wait so long between adjustments.

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Monday
Les Mills Flow

Tuesday
I started Les Mills Pump and Burn but quit after 5 minutes due to discomfort

Wednesday
4k lunch run
1.5 hour Warming Soul Hatha Flow – this was a fantastic yoga class and I will be making a point to hit up this class if I continue having free evenings during the week. We did work with “slippy socks”, working our core off the mats which was super fun and challenging. I was giggling a lot through the class.

Thursday
I’m not sure if it was the intense chiropractic adjustment or the yoga, but my hips/pelvis and neck/shoulders were so sore.

Revolution Ride at My Revolution – I think spin is teaching me that I have strong legs but not fast legs. Every class I’m cursing the fast race tracks and absolutely loving the heavy climbs. Like, so much.

Friday
Gentle Flow

One thing that’s always refuelled me after a hard workout is a big protein shake. Protein is so important to help repair your muscles after a tough workout and maintain muscle toning. Protein can also boost your energy and curb your hunger so you feel fuller much longer.

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Good luck and have a great weekend!

Disclaimer: I received an 18 pack of Premier Protein Vanilla Shakes in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.