Saturday, November 21, 2009

Healthy Day & Mellow Evening

Today was for me what I feel all Saturdays should be! I got up early to get ready/do a little blogging:

Only downside to my day- dead car battery! Luckily, Josh got it jumped quick:

Once my car was fixed, I ran out to teach Body Step at gym #1 and then taught Body Pump (first full time through wahooo!) at gym #2. I had a shot blok in between and I think it really helped recharge me.

After my classes, I came home and ate a quick lunch, got our backpack stuffed with water/bug spray:

And a few bars (it was really a Clif kind of day!):

And then we headed out for a nice hike. Here are a few pictures from our trip:



Picture of ourselves, take 1:


Take 2 (Can you tell I'm more than a foot shorter than Josh?):

We ended our hike with a little hand holding ;)


We got home from hiking in time for the Penn State game and a little house work.

Tonight we went out to dinner to one of our favorite places, Mellow Mushroom with our friends. Here is a picture of Josh and I from dinner:

I did the build your own salad:


And Josh made his own pizza:


I just finished snacking on my dessert, a HUGE apple and almond butter and now we're getting ready to watch a movie! How was your Saturday??

31 comments:

Krista said...

A hike sounds SO wonderful to me!! I'm glad you enjoyed it. And congrats on all your teaching at the gym. YAY!! Have a great night, Erica...

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

Hahahha I love the photos of you two. My last boyfriend was WAY tall and that happened frequently :)

I LOVE hiking...I need to do that again!

Deirdre said...

Sounds like a great day! You and Josh always look so genuinely happy and content together. I hope I have that one day!

forthehealthofit01 said...

WOW! Teaching the full blown release already! THat's great. But ur a pro, so no biggie to you! I've got my 2nd video tamale. Hope I can knock this thing out.
Seems like everyone went hiking today, sounds like fuun!

Kristen said...

I love the handholding!! Glad you got to enjoy the perfect Saturday activity - hiking!

BroccoliHut said...

Love your kitchen!

laura dishes said...

Ahh lucky you that Josh fixed your car! My car battery died last weekend and I had to call AAA. :)

What a wonderful day... exercise + hiking with your hubs + dinner with friends!

Kelly said...

That sounds like the perfect day. I'm jealous that it's still warm enough where you are to hike. Definitely too cold here.

Maria said...

Glad you had a fun Saturday. We saw The Blind Side tonight, LOVED it!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Whether it's artichoke or heart of palm, your salad looks awesome.

Gorgeous pics of your hike.

And you look glowing and lovely. Thank you for not wearing makeup on a hike. I love it that you're not primped. I do all my photos on my blog sweaty and sans makeup. It's nice to see another friend show her true beauty, a la naturel :)

just me said...

ah, hikes are always fun and nice and relaxing! you two are too cute!

Nicole said...

I miss hiking!! I do a lot of trail running here, so I guess I should be happy with that! Good job with your classes!! I'm doing so good with mine now!! Thanks for all of your encouragement!

teresa said...

oh how fun, what a nice day! we had a nice outdoors day too yesterday, just a much slower one with the kids!

i totally understand always being shorter in the pictures, i'm always a whole head shorter than whoever i'm taking a picture with!

Pam said...

Glad you both had a beautiful day! Very nice photo's. Great things come in small packages!

Enjoy!

homecookedem said...

Love the hand holding picture... awww! :) Andrew is exactly a foot taller than me - I love it b/c he always makes me feel so small!!

Holly said...

I love the pics of you two!! hahaha I never thought about how the height thing would pose a challenge when you do self-photos. :-)

Where you hiked looks beautiful!! I need to get some in before all that white stuff comes in...

Hope you're having a great weekend!!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Aw, you two are so cute! I love hiking days.

We did a ton of walking yesterday, running errands and enjoying the sunny, post-snow day.

Julie said...

awwwww look how cute you two are!! what a great coupley day you had :) i love it!

the mellow mushroom seriously sounds like the perfect end to your day :) hope you enjoyed the movie and for sure no apple could ever be too big haha

lizzy said...

aww what an awesome day!!! i loveee ending the day with hands holding...you and hubby are wayyy too cute! I hope your having an equally great sunday!!

fittingbackin said...

hehe that's how me and Austin's self portraits always turn out! Looks like a great hike - love the hand holding picture - be cuter!! Great Saturday - hope you're having a nice Sunday, too!

ktbwood said...

a hike sounds SOO FUN! yall are adorable. i love mellow mushroom!

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

What a fun weekend. You guys are so cute!!
I love the Mellow Mushroom.. very veg friendly!

We had a chill weekend too. Last night was also movie night for us. LOL.. lotsa popcorn, of course!

Diana said...

Looks like a fun day! I went hiking with Kath and some friends last weekend and had a blast. Yesterday was pretty awesome too. We visited my MIL for her b-day and saw The Blind Side - great movie! :)

Dawn said...

at least your car battery died at home. I had that happen to me far far away from home and I was a wreck. I made all my friends and hubby come get me. I was such a baby. LOL
I love going on nature hikes. They feel so good afterwards--clearing out the mind.

Lauren said...

Great day Erica! Love that you guys were able to get out for a romantic hike. I think hiking is so romantic. Nothing like beautiful nature and being with your sweetie to put some romance in the air. ;)

Girl, you do ever order anything other than salads when you go out? LoL. Don't get wrong, salads are amazing, but I don't think I have ever seen you eat a single other thing at a restaraunt. Hey, I'm not hating, salads rock!

Love ya girl!

katherine said...

you two are adorable! sounds like a wonderful saturday :)

tam said...

What a wonderful day you look so happy, yay! x x

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Therese said...

I have no idea how your resisted the Mellow Mushroom pizza...theirs is one of my favorites! You seriously eat healthy 100% of the time huh?

I wish we had a good place to hike...Florida=flat as a pancake though lol!

Jo said...

Do you find it hard not to even taste the pizza? Pizza is my weakness.

Erica said...

Jo- haha :) Pizza is ok in my book. Now if it were tortilla chips....I'd have second ...and thirds :)