Where the Clever Things Are

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Sunday things, rambles, and a selfie from my couch.
- We are back in Maryland from a great yet exhausting trip to Disney World.
- Vacationer Pro Tip: if you have a laundry facility, USE IT before coming home. Just 2 hours after arriving home, everything was unpacked and put back into it’s place.
- I never realized how much I rely on cooking spray, paper plates, foil, and a personal blanket.
- Between walking 1,000 miles/day and not consciously eating to my plan, I lost about 3 pounds in 5 days. Coach is NOT going to be pleased, but starting today, I’ve got to hit my intake.
- Disney World is not really a vacation. It’s super fast paced, busy, and crowded. Plus, hot. BUT- it’s worth every penny to pay for the character breakfasts, magical express, and to stay in a DW resort.
- I didn’t really check tumblr at all while I was gone- So if you did anything cool (baby making, engagements, lifting PR’s, etc…), send me a message.
- School is starting soon— like 3 weeks, soon. That means, back to work AND a special little boy starts Kindergarten. What the hell.
- I don’t want to go back to school.
- Things I want/need: a massage, an anniversary gift for Matt, a really bomb-ass lifting session, a few more hours of sleep, new tennis shoes.
- Thanks for reading. Tell me something cool.

Sunday things, rambles, and a selfie from my couch.

- We are back in Maryland from a great yet exhausting trip to Disney World.

- Vacationer Pro Tip: if you have a laundry facility, USE IT before coming home. Just 2 hours after arriving home, everything was unpacked and put back into it’s place.

- I never realized how much I rely on cooking spray, paper plates, foil, and a personal blanket.

- Between walking 1,000 miles/day and not consciously eating to my plan, I lost about 3 pounds in 5 days. Coach is NOT going to be pleased, but starting today, I’ve got to hit my intake.

- Disney World is not really a vacation. It’s super fast paced, busy, and crowded. Plus, hot. BUT- it’s worth every penny to pay for the character breakfasts, magical express, and to stay in a DW resort.

- I didn’t really check tumblr at all while I was gone- So if you did anything cool (baby making, engagements, lifting PR’s, etc…), send me a message.

- School is starting soon— like 3 weeks, soon. That means, back to work AND a special little boy starts Kindergarten. What the hell.

- I don’t want to go back to school.

- Things I want/need: a massage, an anniversary gift for Matt, a really bomb-ass lifting session, a few more hours of sleep, new tennis shoes.

- Thanks for reading. Tell me something cool.

Filed under maybe i need a cheat meal too? and someone to organize about 700 pictures

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Good morning from Disney World!
Pt 1- shoulder grind
Pt 2- view from our balcony at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. What you can’t see are is all the wildlife below (giraffes, warthogs, zebras, and more).

Follow me on Instagram if you’d like- it’s easier to post quick pictures there.

Filed under we are meeting lots of princesses today!!!!

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30 days ago, we started our “Countdown to Disney” chain. Every night we would take off a link and for each purple link, the kids were given surprises for the trip (headphones for plane, flip flops, Frozen shirts, coloring books etc).

Well, tonight we got to the last link. To say that they are excited is an understatement. Tomorrow we will embark on our first family vacation, first time flying with kids, and my first trip back to Disney World in 20 years (closer to 30 years for Matt)!

I’m pretty freakin’ anxious, but to see these little ones in all their glory is what I’ve been waiting for!!!!

Filed under grant me patience and sleep and i'll be up at 4 for a workout

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Friday OHP PR? why thank you. Pushing those big 45’s on either side for 3 sets of 6 reps.
Plus, new arm sleeves to help with the tricep tendon and medial elbow pain.
…and before you get bent out of shape about using the smith machine… I happen to LIKE the smith machine and it’s still a PR if the weight is more than I’ve ever lifted before.

Friday OHP PR? why thank you. Pushing those big 45’s on either side for 3 sets of 6 reps.

Plus, new arm sleeves to help with the tricep tendon and medial elbow pain.

…and before you get bent out of shape about using the smith machine… I happen to LIKE the smith machine and it’s still a PR if the weight is more than I’ve ever lifted before.

Filed under off season gains why does everyone hate on the smith machine?

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Sometimes I walk into public places wearing my fnf gear, carrying a big jug of carb “juice” and 6-pack bag and forget that not everyone understands that bodybuilder life. 

Just caught myself inhaling my food and voraciously licking the crumbs and jelly from the bottom of the container.

Sometimes I walk into public places wearing my fnf gear, carrying a big jug of carb “juice” and 6-pack bag and forget that not everyone understands that bodybuilder life.

Just caught myself inhaling my food and voraciously licking the crumbs and jelly from the bottom of the container.

Filed under I just wanna be DLB flag nor fail hustle harder

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My OCD bone is happy right now.

I’ve spent the last 2 hours getting a suitcase ready for our family trip to Disney World next week. And yes, that suitcase is full of food, tools, and various supplements to help us save money and keep me on my game plan while we are there.

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that any change of routine gives me strong, yet probably unnecessary anxiety. So while it may seem trivial and stupid to most, I’m working to keep my head on straight by having everything I need at my disposal.

- snacks for the kids (granola bars, dried fruit, pb crackers etc)

- quest bars and protein bars

- individually labeled and measured BCAA’s, creatine, glutamine, and oats

- vitamins in my geriatric pill box

- tuna, can opener, gum, measuring cups, stevia drops, and spices

Filed under i'm a freak