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Ror found out Voodoo is open 24hours so guess where weeeeeee’re headed??!!

Today was perfect!

We drove an hour to Salem and had lunch with Emily and her two little girls! I kid you not, it was like meeting someone you’ve been best friends with for years. Everything was so easy and natural!
After lunch we took the kids to a park and let them run around and play. They all got along really well and it was cute watching them.
After a few hours we parted ways and Ror and I took the kids to the beach in Lincoln City! It was so beautiful out. Not a cloud in sight. The girls had a blast playing in the waves and sand. The water was chilly and with the wind blowing they got cold pretty fast so we were only there about an hour but it worked out perfectly because we were all ready to eat. We had dinner at Mo’s, where I had the most amazing dessert of my life. It was mind blowing!
Now we’re making the 2 hour drive back to Portland. The kids are going to take a bath, I’m going to go lift some weights, and I think we’re going to turn in early tonight. Tomorrow we’re hitting Voodoo for some donuts and then spending a few hours at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry before heading home!!
Quick trip but a wonderful one!

This peanut butter pie was the best dessert I’ve ever had. I’ll dream of it till I die.

This peanut butter pie was the best dessert I’ve ever had. I’ll dream of it till I die.

Liam just grabbed our waitress’s butt

queenofthecroutons:

I totally wasn’t even paying attention…what an amazing soul this person is. She is sweeter than she is on Tumblr and am very lucky to have met her and know her..thank you Tumblr..๐Ÿ˜  onefitmama..we will have many more adventures to come my friend…

So. Much. YES!!!!! It’s not every day you meet a kindred spirit or feel like you’ve been friends for years!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

queenofthecroutons:

I totally wasnโ€™t even paying attentionโ€ฆwhat an amazing soul this person is. She is sweeter than she is on Tumblr and am very lucky to have met her and know her..thank you Tumblr..๐Ÿ˜ onefitmama..we will have many more adventures to come my friendโ€ฆ

So. Much. YES!!!!!
It’s not every day you meet a kindred spirit or feel like you’ve been friends for years!!!
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

I got to meet up with this gem today (queenofthecroutons )and let me tell you, she is phenomenal!!!!
She’s so kind and genuine and just so relaxing to be around! 
100/10 would do and hope to do again!!

I got to meet up with this gem today (queenofthecroutons )and let me tell you, she is phenomenal!!!!
She’s so kind and genuine and just so relaxing to be around!
100/10 would do and hope to do again!!

I can’t stand the taste of beer but I’m tempted to buy Budweiser just because I love their commercials so much.

I was checking myself out in the mirror before I hopped in the shower and I’m probably seeing things or the light is just really flattering in this hotel but I looked pretty damn good!

After we got settled into our room I wanted to surprise the girls by going and getting pedicures before dinner but all the nail salons we found were closed before we got there!!! :(
I got creative and let them pick their own polish at the store and when theyโ€™re done swimming weโ€™re gonna go back to our room and Iโ€™m going to paint our toes.
Itโ€™s not as nice as a salon pedi but itโ€™ll still be fun. :)

Our hotel is pretty swanky! The room is so nice, the workout room has a decent cable machine, leg press, and dumbbell selection, and the salt water pool is huge!

My gym had a fitness challenge last summer that consisted of 10 exercises and when you finished you got a shirt. A bunch of people signed up for it but only 3 finished. It wasn’t a win or lose thing, you just had to do your best. I guess a lot of people did one or two of the things they were good at but wouldn’t even try the other ones.
I want a shirt so I started on Friday. The challenges are
Bench press- as many reps as you can at 1/2 body weight for women and at body weight for men
Run a mile- as fast as you can on a treadmill
Bike 20 miles- as fast as you can on a spinning bike
Row 5,000- meters as fast as you can on the rowing machine
Pull ups- as many as you can do in a row
Farmers carry- (not sure if this is distance or time)
Tire flips- as fast as you can for a certain distance
Tire jumps- as many as you can in 1 minute
Tire pull- as fast as you can for a certain distance
Kettlebell swing- as many as you can in 1 minute


I got 20 reps at 1/2 my body weight on the bench. I paused too long at the top when I was adjusting my grip so the reps I got after 20 didn’t count.
Ran a mile in 9:25 and I wanted to DIE! I am not a runner. No way no how. Sprints, sure. None of this steady state stuff.
Did 7 pull ups in a row. Tried 8 and kept getting stuck before I could get my chin over the bar.

I figure if I do one or two while I’m working I should get the shirt in another week or so. :)

I just finished week 4 on my meal plan. I haven’t lost any weight or inches but I’m getting stronger and I _think_ I’m starting to notice a little more definition? In the right lighting? ๐Ÿ˜‚
Most days I have no problem sticking to it but occasionally I’d rather just not eat than eat sweet potatoes and protein. I miss fruit and peanut butter, still. It’s ridiculous.
We’re on our way to Portland for a few days and I’ve decided to leave the meal prepping at home while we’re gone.
Not gonna go crazy but I do plan on enjoying our time away. Can you say Voodoo donuts?!
Anyway, that’s where I’m at so far. I’ll be excited to get back to the grind Wednesday and start living out of tupperware again.

farmfreshmuscle:

Derp.

Shoulder/arm day with some sprints rolled in as well.

๐Ÿ˜ hot damn!!!!!!

farmfreshmuscle:

Derp.

Shoulder/arm day with some sprints rolled in as well.

๐Ÿ˜ hot damn!!!!!!