Sunday, July 11, 2010

Body Pump 74 Launch & Weekend

I hope that you have been enjoying your weekend so far! My weekend has been really wonderful. Friday, I received a very fun package from my MIL that contained an adorable embroidered Itzy’s Kitchen bag, along with some new Itzy’s Kitchen dish towels. Love them!

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I also baked up some muffins to bring to the other instructors at our Body Pump launch. I used Jessie’s High Fiber Double Chocolate Muffin recipe and this ginormous muffin mold. (BTW- I am still blind photographing, so I apologize for the pictures):

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The only change I made to her recipe was to cut back on the sugar a bit and use half rolled oats, half oat bran vs. all oat bran. The outcome was super fudgy and amazing. Thank you Jessie!!

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Friday night, we went out to eat with friends and then attended a graduation party. We had a blast. Saturday morning was exercise filled! My Mom came down to Charleston to take my Body Step class and then to attend our Body Pump Launch. The launch was AWESOME! Here are some pictures

The class, working their triceps:

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Biceps:

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Shoulders:

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Abs:

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Instructors! We were supposed to do a summer theme…but we didn’t end up all getting the message…so we had no theme instead haha (I’m in the pink top/black skirt):

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After the launch, my adorable Mama & I met Josh at Charleston’s Cafe (heaven) for brunch:

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The rest of the day has been spent starting to learn my Body Step choreography (launch coming up soon), doing work around the house, and relaxing with Josh & Frank.

Dinner was a hodge podge for me. For Josh, I cooked up some scallops topped with everyday seasoning & red pepper in a little olive oil & butter.

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I threw it on top of some rice and served it with corn on the cob and unpictured watermelon and yogurt:

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How has your weekend been???

29 comments:

tam said...

I love body pump such a good class, glad the launch went well. Your man is a lucky guy you make him some fab food! x x

Megan D said...

I love Launch days! I only wish ours had food...! Those fudgy muffins look amazing :)

Heatha said...

Love the launch pictures!! SO glad it went well! I'm headed to a meeting at the gym in a little bit to discuss the launch (it's all this week!). I love that you take pictures..........maybe I'll try to sneak some this time..... :)

Have a great Sunday!!

Campinggirl said...

I love your bag... it is soo cute!

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Aw, that bag is such a cute idea! Love it!

stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

I love that cute personalized bag, so thoughtful of your MIL to get that for you! This weekend has been so nice and relaxing so far, spent some QT with all my loved ones including a fabulous dinner at the wine loft and now headed to the pool for the day, love it :) Glad you are having a nice weekend too girl!

Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

Love the personalized bag! I've been meaning to get myself a canvass bag for the farmers market with the blog name on it. Maybe I'll get around to it some day...

That muffin tin looks really fun but omg at the size of those weights!! My arms hurt just looking at them.

K from ksgoodeats said...

Fudgy and amazing?! Music to my ears! The picture of you and your mom is so cute!! Glad your launch was a success :)

My weekend has been alright. Did the whole belated bday thing last night and now today I'm thinking lake time! Hope you have a great Sunday!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I so can't wait to try a body pump class finally!!!

Just spending time with the fam this weekend! The hubs flew in Friday, and we have been busy since! Moving to Spokane Monday!!

vanillasugar said...

oh girl i haven't been to the gym in over a week and i'm sad about that. hubby got a bad cold (thats what we get for him working in a hospital) so then i got the cold and then got a nasty ear infection. not fun having a cold in this heat. i swear i miss working out, been jonzing for it you know? cute bag.

homecookedem said...

How SWEET is your MIL!! Love the bag!! :)

Kerstin said...

Those muffins look amazing and that bag is just too adorable, what a thoughtful MIL!

Stacey said...

Love the bag, so cute and perfect for summer.

Jessica said...

What a thoughtful MIL! You're so lucky!

That dinner looks so tasty too!

Lauren said...

Aww, that bag is adorable! How sweet of your MIL. Yay for another launch!!! Congrats girl.

Glad you are having a great weekend so far!

Paige @ Running Around Normal said...

I miss Body Pump! Great pictures:)
The Itzy's Kitchen bagis adorable, too!

ktbwood said...

AHHH soo want to take body pump!! launch days sound so much fun!! & Im dying to go to the cafe you always talk about on here!

Alycia @ Fit n Fresh said...

Seriously, I need to find a place nearby the has Bodypump! I keep hearing about it and I'm dying from curiousity over here lol those muffins look fab by the way (:

Nicole Carrillo said...

Ahh shoulder workouts are killer! I can't do Lateral Raises for the life of me! Even with 5lb weights, I'm not sure how many reps I could pull without stopping.

Biggest. Challenger. Evah!

You just inspired me to bake on this lovely Sunday! I might grab your granola recipe while I'm here :)

Aggie said...

how adorable is your bag and towels! your MIL is so sweet!

Body Pump is a KILLER workout!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Krista said...

So happy to hear you've been having a fab weekend!!! I so wish I could take one of your classes. They look so fun and hardcore. The muffins look great. I'm off to check out that recipe!!

Julie said...

you're mil is so cute!! glad the launch went so well :) i feel like the next launch you guys should dress up as astronauts..

..no?

i'm not gonna lie that the weekend i don't see a charleston cafe parfait i'm going to be really sad

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I am in love with that bag--lucky :-)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Love the bag! You're so lucky to have a fabulous MIL my soon to be MIL is a witch.. it sucks.

xo

Holly said...

Your launches always look so FUN! I can't wait to try 74 (they haven't launched it at my gym yet)...

I am off to check out that muffin recipe!!

Natalie said...

that bag is ADORABLE! where'd she get that?! you have such a sweet MIL :)

Bridget said...

I finally got back to Body Pump on Thurs and the instructor did 5 of the tracks from 74! I liked some more than others but it was good! I need to get back into a regular Pump schedule.

forthehealthofit01 said...

We launched 74 last night. We went with a Beach Theme. It was fun. Def the most challenging release yet. In my opinion! Love it!
Haven't posted about it yet, but I did post just a few pics on my blog.

Teri [a foodie stays fit] said...

I just found your blog from your guest post on Meals & Moves. Your blog is so cute and I want to dog-nap your english bulldog. OMG, he is SO cute!

I just did the Body Pump 74 this morning for the first time. I always died on the lunge track! :)