So, I’m not sure it’s possible that I can paint my nails without at least one of them getting messed up. Anyone else?

I’ve known this about myself for some time now, and occasionally, I just get it go, accept a knick here or there. Sometimes, I succeed and I have perfectly polished and extra shiny nails.

Yesterday, I decided to paint my nails, along with a few other TREAT YO’SELF DAY activities (speaking of which, I need to watch Parks and Rec from last night!). As soon as I got my second coat on, like seriously – 2 minutes later, I had a knock on the door, which was FedEx delivering my brand new MacBook Air. Of course, I was DYING to open it. I very carefully sliced through the tape and opened the box. After I applied the top coat, and it ‘had dried’ I took at the laptop to start playing.

Now, in that time, at least 2 nails were messed up thanks to picking up my tea cup – which I thought I did ever so carefully. And because the top of my pinky nail touched the bottom of my ring finger. SERIOUSLY!

I went to the gym after I was sure they were dry and after my first set of deadlifts, my pointer finger on my right had was all kinds of messed up. I seriously don’t even know how it happened!

Speaking of gym, I’d say it’s about time I give you a new #backtobasics2015 Bridal Bootcamp workout, right?! If you missed Monday’s post, I was laid off last week, so not much blog posting happened. Sorry about that.

This week, I am going to try and make up for it and share at least 2, maybe 3 workouts.

First up, a finisher that The Workout Bud and I did last week. We did some lifting – squats and lunges and rows. I wanted a quick finisher, more cardio based, so we knocked out this little finisher.

Now, if I’m being honest, The Bud and I thought it was a bit…’weak’ compared to the workout we had done. I had to agree. But I really liked both exercises, this finisher can be done for more than just 1 set (which is what we did), there are progressions, and most importantly, just because it was ‘easy’ for us, doesn’t mean that it will be easy for everyone.

The dets:

Grab your medicine ball. We used 8#, but feel to go lighter or heavier. Set your timer for a tabata set, :20 seconds of work | :10 seconds of rest | 8 rounds total. You will alternate moves for the 8 rounds/4 minutes. We started with the slams (<– tutorial)  first, then the taps.

Feel free to do multiple sets. You could do this as a warm up or finisher. Make sure you are going at 80-90% of your max.


I’m hoping to get some workout photos for you next week. We had everything done and ready to go for this series, than I ran into an issue and alas, we must retake.

Are the photos of each move helpful for everyone (example)? Would videos be better? Maybe a combination of videos AND photos (example)? Tell me what you think. Let me know what helps you most!

Make sure to check out other Bridal BootCamp workouts!

How do you Treat Yo’Self?!

– Jen.

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