Move It Monday + Vegas Pics


Oh, Monday. You come with a list of things to do, don’t you? For us, grocery shopping is at the top of that list. I know most people aren’t too fond of this chore, but if I’m not in a hurry, I actually enjoy it. It’s a chance to explore new options and brainstorm new meals.

Do you enjoy or dread going to the store? 

Here is a look at my workout line up this week.


Morning Run – 3 miles


5 minute warm up

Countdown Routine (Total Rounds) Trying to shave time off of this workout compared to last week.


2 mile run

Core Circuit (detailed below)


Morning Run – 3 miles

Medicine Ball Circuit (see below)


OFF (my birthday!)


Active Rest (hike, walk, etc. . .)

25 minutes Yoga


Morning Run – 5 miles


Core Circuit

Seated Oblique Twists  (I used a 10 lb medicine ball) – 50 taps

V -Ups – 20

Bicycle Crunches – 50

Crunches -30

Scissors – 30

*Do each exercise back to back, with no rest. Once you complete each exercise, rest and repeat 2 times.

Medicine Ball Circuit

Squat Pull Through (if you can’t throw at first, just focus on one fluid movement, without letting go of the ball)

Push Ups

Lunge w/ Oblique Twist 

Sit Up with Ball Overhead


Glute Bridge

*Do each exercise for 45 seconds, back to back. Rest at the end of the circuit, then repeat 3 times. Keep track of how many reps you get for each exercise, and try to improve on that each time. 🙂

Vegas Pictures

Julie and I walked around the Bellagio on Saturday, and stumbled the Jean Philippe Patisserre store. We bought a couple chocolate covered strawberries, which were pretty good (the white chocolate in particular), but the star of the show was this chocolate fountain. Unfortunately it was behind glass, otherwise we would have had our heads under it in a hurry. I can’t remember exactly, but there was something like a TON of chocolate flowing through this 27 foot high fountain!




Also in the Bellagio, there was this ceiling full of blown glass. So pretty.


In between the chocolate shop and the blown glass ceiling, there was an indoor garden. The flowers were so pretty.





Here we are on the strip. 🙂 (pardon the iPhone pic)

Vegas kayla and D

Have a great day! 🙂


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