weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shananigans

Well friends, I hope everyone had a great first weekend of 2015! I treated the weekend like my one last great hurrah before really buckling down on my eating again. Because you cant start a re-set mid-week, am I right?!

Friday – Chris had to work in the morning, so I had caught up on some blogging things, cut Mac’s fur, worked out to my new Just Dance game for the Xbox One (so much fun!!!!) and then got ready to head out for the afternoon. Chris and I went to lunch with a friend at Charlie’s Pub in Hoover. I ordered a hamburger and fries but didn’t take any photos. It wasn’t really that memorable, but glad we tried it once. I am quite a bit of a burger snob these days, so I am sure it was great by most standards.

Friday evening I made Pork Medallions with Pancetta and Fennel for dinner. This is something I only make once or twice a year because it is a lot of work but it is one of our favorite meals! I will be sharing the recipe later this week!



Saturday – I cleaned the house in the morning, read a lot of my book in the afternoon, played some 3D Mario World on the Wii U and just relaxed. Sometimes the weekends where you have no plans are the best weekends!!!

I also got lots of play time in with Gracie and Mac. Look at Gracie just going to town on her toy. She still has some puppy left in her!!!


Sunday – I finished my book (#17 out of 21 in the series) and started #18, then we meal planned and grocery shopped. I worked on some bloggy things in the afternoon and hit up the semi-annual sale at VS via the internet. For dinner I made homemade Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and it was delicious! I will share this recipe as well!



While I hate to have the holidays officially ended now, and all that time off has come and gone…it will be nice to get back on a routine. To be honest, allowing myself to be super lax with my diet this weekend was fun at the time but has made me feel sluggish. I am fully prepared to take on my new challenges and will be sharing those with you.¬†Jillian kicked my ass this morning, as per the usual. I only have ten days left of the 30 day shred¬†and I am really REALLY sick of it. I am not sure what I will do once I am done. What is your current work out routine?

I am sure this week is going to feel like the longest week ever because we haven’t worked a full week in quite some time! I hope everyone has a great one! Let’s make 2015 our bitch!


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  • Reply Biana Perez January 5, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I felt the same way about food this weekend, might as well indulge in it all before the week and healthy eating starts again LOL!!! I haven’t worked a full week since November so I’m right there with you on the long week lol! Happy Monday!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As January 5, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I haven’t played Just Dance in forever! I loved that game.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph January 5, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I can’t stand Jillian. I try to, but I can’t. I walk with Leslie Sansone a lot and she’s annoying too. Why does everyone who does DVDs have to be so annoying?

    I’m happy to be back to a routine…already looking forward to my first day off on March 16. LOL

  • Reply Mree January 5, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I so sad that I have to work a full week, haven’t done so in weeks. Oh well that’s life right? It so is gonna be a long week! Cheers to the New Year and healthy eating.

  • Reply Courtney B January 5, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Mmmmm, so much good food! I usually NEVER want the holidays to end but this year I feel differently! I was so ready to pack up the decor and get on with fresh, new beginnings! I feel some changes coming and I can’t wait!

  • Reply joey January 5, 2015 at 9:49 am

    The first real “week” in January is always just so…conflicting. After so much time off it’s nice to be back on the grind train but it gets old really fast. And for some reason January is always just the longest month ever. So much yummy food this weekend (as always!) but I’m with you on the feeling sluggish thing. I tried to fuel a run the other day on very little water, bojangles and candy. It didn’t end well. haha

  • Reply kathy@realtalk January 5, 2015 at 10:27 am

    do nothing weekends are totally needed and i love them. we were able to squeeze in a couple of do-nothing weekends between all the crazy gatherings/playdates etc.

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal January 5, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Those pork medallions look phenomenal! Mmmm… I want some right now!

    I’ve been getting back into the running thing – – – – with the Half marathon in May…
    But, I was thinking of core training on my off days – SO, fitness blender on YouTube, seems to have some wonderful workouts for that!

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter January 5, 2015 at 10:57 am

    I feel the same way. I am sad the holidays are over but I am glad to get back into my usual routine. I pretty much laid on the couch in my sweatpants for the last two weeks. It is nice to be wearing real clothes today, lol.

  • Reply Julia January 5, 2015 at 11:32 am

    LOL I did the same thing this weekend, pretty much ate as much as I wanted in preparation for cracking down today! I both enjoyed the eating whatever weekend and regretted it at times because I felt kind of gross. But getting back on track today feels great!

  • Reply Em January 5, 2015 at 11:54 am

    YUM all of that food looks amazing!! I really need to have more patience for cooking complicated meals haha.

  • Reply Kerry January 5, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Those pork medallions look yummy. No plan weekends really are the best!

  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design January 5, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Yeeeah! For the inspiring last line. But seriously, I feel like I’ve won 2015 already. Which is ridiculous, but fun. I’ve never done a multi-day aerobics thing. How does it work? Do you buy a set of videos, or just watch the same one for 30 days?

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie January 5, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Yaaas making 2015 our bitch!! I love it! I got to spend so much time with the dogs too and it was sooo great! Happy 2015!

  • Reply Allison January 5, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Ohhh I didnt realize that VS’s semi annual sale was going on. I MAY be spending a lot of money there hahah!

  • Reply kristen January 5, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    what did i tell you about the food? lol. jk. i totally agree though, i ate like crap and didnt exercise and it made me feel so sluggish and yuucch. i like routine.

  • Reply Teh Megan January 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I love when my greyhound plays the most! He rarely ever plays and when he does it isn’t for very long.

    I hate that when I eat like shit I feel like shit. I’m super ready to start this new job so I can finally get into a routine that includes working out and not eating out all.the.freakin.time. Sadly, there isn’t really much to do in Charleston except eat and look at old shit, so I’m stumped on entertainment if I don’t suggest food. #firstworldproblems

    • Reply Teh Megan January 5, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      Additionally, that VS sale raped me. Ugh, boobs sucks.

  • Reply Laura January 5, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I can’t wait to get my hands on that pork medallion recipe! YUM!!! And I like that you’re putting them up on the bloggy so I can steal them! Glad you got one last hurrah weekend in before buckling down. No cheese. Still shaking my head over here….

  • Reply Pamela @ Sequins & Sea Breezes January 5, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    OMG those pork medallions sound amazing! YUM! And you totally made me want to play Just Dance! I have it for the Wii though… not as fun!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Reply ellesees January 5, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    sunday was nat’ spaghetti day soyou kinda celebrated!!! i am craving pasta!!

  • Reply Kay R. January 7, 2015 at 8:00 am

    My homemade pasta just never comes out right! Great weekend!

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