Turning 35 and A Workout

So, this past weekend I turned 35 and it was glorious.  We were lucky enough to sneak away for a night in San Francisco with friends.  I got to our hotel room and found these beauties waiting for me-

All white - my favorite!!

All white – my favorite!!

Our evening started out by enjoying pricey cocktails at a luxurious hotel.

Crown and 7-up – dangerously good!

Love these ladies!

Love these ladies!

Moving onto a much anticipated menu at Salt House and laughing while eating over-rated food.  Amazing how simple food can be so much better than complex creations! We joked that the marinated olive appetizer was the best part of the night!

The Engineer and me.

The Engineer and me.

WAY past my usual bed time we decided it would be a good idea to dance a little and ended up failing miserably trying to fit in at a club.  None of us remembered our hot pants or crop tops so we decided that it was time to call it a night – It was barely past midnight. I felt old, but wise.  I was proud of myself that I enjoyed the night in moderation.  What mattered was the company I was with and the memories we were making.

My favorite cake - Carrot cake from Whole Foods.

My favorite cake – Carrot cake from Whole Foods.

So, now that I’m back into the swing of a regular week here’s a little work out to try over the weekend!  Enjoy!

Pyramid burner1


10 x 10 x 10 Full Body Workout

I hope everyone is having a great week! Now that Valentine’s Day is behind us, we have a few short weeks to relax and then Easter will be here before we know it! Ash Wednesday is coming up tomorrow and I’m thinking of giving up artificial sugar for lent.  I have found myself all too often snacking on the kids holiday candy and it needs to stop!

I’m also going to try my best to be a locavore.  (A locavoreper Wikipedia, is a person interested in eating food that is locally produced, not moved long distances to market. One common – but not universal – definition of “local” food is food grown within 100 miles of its point of purchase or consumption.) I don’t know if I can do the 100 miles… most of our valley berries come from Watsonville and that’s over 100 miles. So, I’m going to say within 200 miles and be good!

eat local

On to the workout that I did over the weekend –  IT. WAS. KILLER.  I was definitely getting a few looks from the guys at the gym since I was DRIPPING liquid awesome! Start your timer and go as hard as you can.  Take breaks as needed between rounds.  I used 15lb. dumbbells for the dead lifts and lunges and a 10lb. medicine ball for the squat jumps & wood choppers.


Let me know if you give it a try!

For all my Lent practicing readers, what are you doing to better yourself this Lenten season?