wellhellomondayhi!
How are you doing today?
Can you believe October is ALMOST over? Halloween at the end of the week! How was your weekend?

It was a mini Thug reunion this weekend! Friday, after work, Sara and Jessi arrived at my parents house. Since there is more space over there, we stayed all weekend, which was reminiscent of all the weekends we spent with my family in college. So fun! After dinner, we decided to watch the movie, Princess.

Since Sara joined the thugs our Junior year, she missed a trip we all took to Cincinnati one weekend. We all crammed in this little hotel room and as we were flipping through the TV stations, we came across this movie. We started watching it and proceeded to laugh at and make of it the movie until it was over. Since then, we joke about it all the time, but Sara is usually left out of the laughs. So, Jessi and I finally had Sara watch it so she could join in next time. So cheesey it’s ridiculous.

IMG_0675.JPG IMG_0676.JPGSaturday, I drove all the way to bootcamp only to realize I felt my key at the other location. My boss had to come let me in. It was a rough and early morning. I woke up in such pain – I think I got some dairy in my system thanks to some popcorn. And I think the  z-pack (which I reluctantly decided to take) is tearing up my body.  After a little rest and yoga, I met up with the girls. We left with my mom and seester and went to my favorite breakfast spot, Rosie’s. And then did lots of antique shopping, Hobby Lobby shopping and, of course, Target shopping. And we played in the leaves.

IMG_0672.JPG IMG_0671.JPG IMG_0670.JPGSaturday night we had girl time which was so wonderful. I love our thugs talk time more than anything. So encouraging. So inspiring. Sunday, I did my best to fill my mom’s shoes and make glutenous and dairy laden pancakes for the girls before heading to church. We went to lunch with the workout bud and I did a little grocery shopping.

I decided to start the Whole30 today – weeks of steroids and coming off the z-pack, so my body is a little wonky. I stocked up on food yesterday, but rather than meal prep, I laid in bed, watching Scandal and blogging. I felt terrible all day thanks to the rescue inhaler…because the cough is still around. Oy. HOWEVER, I am feeling better so far this morning!! I think the Whole30 will be a little tough, coming off a weekend with LOTS of popcorn, but I am looking forward to it. Only thing I’m a bit nervous about workout meals.

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Even though my body wasn’t at 100%, it was still such a great weekend. The bud and I are heading to Columbus in a few weeks, so I’ll get to see them again. But I did try to convince Sara to get a job around here.

I’ll keep trying, but in the meantime, enjoy another edition of ‘Well, Hello Monday…

on God’s Will: stepping out and stepping back

on feeling powerful: everyday

on your old self: and your new self

on kicking a funk: a how-to

on female training clients: train them like men (So true! Love this encouragement for women to lift heavy things!)

on ass kicking workouts: an alternative

on training tips for ladies: here’s 10

on the word ‘toned’: why it needs to die

on my ‘must try workouts’ list: one. two. three. four.

on my ‘I want to eat all the food’ list: one. two. three. four. five. six.

on my ‘please let my pinterest closest be my real closet’ list: one. two. three. four. five. six. (gah. I want.)

on my ‘future home inspiration’ list: one. two. three. four.

on truth: and if not, HE is still good.

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Ready for thew week? I only teach one day, so I planning on tackling the blog a bit. I get to test drive a TESLA on Thursday. I might win the award for best date night! Hah. So competitive.

What was the best part of the weekend? What is one thing you are looking forward to this week?

– Jen.

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