I have a confession to make.

Blogging (writing mine and reading my friends’) has been a little tough to keep up with lately.

You know, I had the whole wedding thing.

And then the whole honeymoon trip.

And then the task of finally unpacking all of our wedding presents that have been sent to us over the last month and a half. We didn’t use any wedding presents until we were married, so there are lots of boxes consuming my life right now.

*All of these are great things that are more important than blogging, duh.*

It’s been difficult to remember to stop and take pictures of my food, and when I finally plop down on the couch at the end of the day, what am I supposed to capture with my camera? The insane trashy train-wreck that is The Bachelor Pad? (Seriously. Vienna is such a train wreck.)

Get this – some of my cousins came over for dinner last night, and I didn’t snap one photo. And they’re really beautiful, so it’s a shame.

I did manage to document dessert after they left though.

Does that count for something?

Anyway, if I can share some nuggets of information with you, it would this week’s strength workout.

Complete three sets of each:

Squats (25 reps, 10 lb dumbbell in each hand)

Calf Raises (50 reps, 10 lb dumbbell in each hand)

Lat Pull Down (12 reps, 40 lbs)

Upright Rows (15, 13, 12 reps, 15 lb dumbbell in each hand)

Lat Raises (15 reps, 5 lb dumbbell in each hand)

Sumo squats (25 reps, 10 lb in each hand)

Hammer curls (15 reps, 15 lbs)

Back extensions (10 lb total)

I really enjoy working with weights. I wish I liked cardio just as much, but that’s not how this cookie crumbles.

Let’s chat –

If you could only do one type of workout for the rest of your life, what would it be?

How early is too early to have a cupcake?




  1. says

    hha darlin’ of course you’re going to be busy- duh. ha we all have crazy busy lives that consume at least 12 hours of our day so it is always nice to have a few minutes to ourselves and write. you know it can be about anything and we’d al comment on it πŸ˜‰ in regards to lets chat the workout that i would love to do every day is squats. weird i know, but i love the ‘burn’ sensation and im always over cautious of how my boootaaa looks!

  2. says

    Aww enjoy your newlywed-ness! Your readers will still be here when you have more time to blog ;). I think I’d surprisingly pick strength training! I’ve been doing a lot more of it lately and find it > cardio, for me at least!

  3. says

    It’s never too early to have a cupcake πŸ˜€ I remember having birthday cake for breakfast the day after my birthday. Perfect way to start the day if you ask me. And don’t sweat about being too busy to blog, girl. This is an important part of your life and it’s understandable that blogging will take a back seat. The community will always be here when life slows down and you have some more time πŸ˜€

  4. says

    NEVER a bad time to have a cupcake ; ) haha!

    I know how busy it is, I remember after my wedding, getting back to blogging was hard!


  5. says

    I love your wedding pics. You look stunning and truly happy. Love it! If I could do one workout forever, it’d be walking. Is that a lame answer? I really like lifting weights, but a good walk is hard to beat, plus, I *hope* I can keep it up until I’m super old – like, crazy old, ya know? :)

  6. says

    OF COURSE you’ve been busy! And don’t you feel guilty about it for a second! And I’d say it’s never too early for cupcakes! But then, they are my weakness…

  7. says

    If I could only do one form of exercise for the rest of my life, it would be spinning. I’m addicted! I’m such a cardio fanatic, but I enjoy weights too. Today I’m sticking to the weight room and not even stepping on a cardio machine. πŸ˜‰

  8. says

    Hey, sometimes life gets in the way of blogging…and quite frankly none of us would have blogs if we didn’t have lives first! Enjoy your time as a newlywed!

    If i could only do one form of exercise for the rest of my life it would be cycling – hands down! I love it because it can be a great cardio workout, an easy cross-training day, or even transportation. Definitely a win in my book!

  9. says

    Hi! I love your site, it’s so cute! I just got married last moth (July 10th) so I know how long it takes to get everything in order and get back to life. And, school looming right around the corner doesn’t help! Anyway, those cupcakes look very yummy and your wedding looked perfect! Congrats!

  10. says

    It’s never too early for a cupcake.

    …now I want a cupcake.

    If it makes you feel any better, this morning I had a chicken burger for breakfast haha! I was making chicken for lunches and it smelt so good that I thought “what the heck? I’ll have one for breakfast” and it was delicious.

    …it just so happens that I plan on having eggs & toast for dinner tonight so it’s pretty much like I’m eating my meals backwards today πŸ˜‰

  11. says

    It’s extremely hard to balance it all, but I think you’re doing a fabulous job! You are obviously putting the most important things in your life first, as you should. Everything will fall into place soon enough. Just enjoy this time and don’t sweat the little things! :)

  12. says

    Everybody is getting so busy this time of year anyways- schools starting again so it’s harder for people to read and comment like they did during the summer. (btw- congrats on the wedding! You looked beautiful! :) )
    I LOVE strength training. I just started increasing the weights in my workouts though so now I’m always sore. But, “thats how the cookie crumbles” lol

  13. Laura says

    You HAVE been busy, but for so many great reasons! Enjoy opening those new wedding gifts and putting them to good use :)

    Oh, and there’s no such thing as ‘too early to eat a cupcake.’ I’ve been known to enjoy a cupcake for breakfast whenever I can!

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