In plain view

12 Jul

I started Monday with an early morning workout.

Ok maybe not so much early morning but a 11am workout. What can I say, it takes a few hours for me to mentally wake up.

And can we just say holy workout from hell?

Kettlebell 20 lbs

*Plie Squats (15 reps, 4 sets)

*Tricep extensions (13 reps, 4 sets)

*Lateral Row (13 reps, 3 sets)

*Shrugs (13 reps, 3 sets)

*Halos (13 reps, 2 sets)

*Chest Press  (13 reps, 4 sets)

*Side Bends (25 reps, 2 sets)

Dumbbell 10 lbs

*Deltoid raise (13 reps, 3 sets)

*Tricep kickbacks (13 reps, 2 sets)

*Curls (13 reps, 3 sets)

In between sets, I would do sets of 30 jumping jacks or crunches which made me super sweaty in no time. It may not look like a lot of stuff but this workout had me reaching for my water. Oddly enough, no matter how tired I get when strength training, I can keep going. Not so much with cardio though, I get too bored after awhile and can’t concentrate.





I don’t even want to talk about how much pain I’m in today but to say I’m hurting a bit is an understatement. I couldn’t cool down after that even after showering and lounging for awhile but I’m I got that out of the way early on so I could go play!

First stop was Wagging Tails Thrift Store, which benefits the Humane Society.

This place didn’t look like much from the outside but once you step inside, it’s like a huge warehouse full of junk! And I’m talking really, really random junk!

I wanted to buy these and some clear pepsi to go along with it

Other random trinkets included:

I have no clue who the Fercos are but I imagine some kind of Siegfried & Roy knockoff? Aha, turns out they are just like Siegfried & Roy and will have their own show on Animal Planet!

All BSB, all the time!

Oddly enough, one of the Twilight movies is playing in the background as I type this. I am definitely not Team Edward, he is too emo and needs a tan. Team Jacob all the what!

Look what I found!

I guess others don’t hold Dawson’s Creek in such high regards as I do?

And this place has Playboy dvd’s right in plain view for all to see. Awkward much? Personally I would never buy nudie dvd’s at a thrift store but to each his own. And if it’s raising money for the pups, that can’t be bad right?

After that and the longest trip to Target ever, we went to lunch at a Panera-esque place, Corner Bakery. I have to say, I really like how pretty much every place I’ve been to in DC has the calorie contents in plain view. A girl could definitely get used to that. A girl being me of course but I guess if other girls need it, it’s ok as well.

I ate a light Asian wonton salad since it was humid and hot out plus I wanted to save room for something sweet….cupcakes! My friend and another friend mentioned Lilly Magilly’s and once they did, I knew we had to stop there for a treat.

I love the pink and black décor of Lilly’s plus the beautiful display of cupcakes. Plus, the aroma of cupcakes just make me happy.

We split two cupcakes to get the true Lilly’s experience. I got the chocolate coconut and Neyal got the red velvet cupcake. She says she always orders red velvet wherever she goes to test the place on how they do. Me, I like to get whatever sings to me that day.

Both cupcakes were fantastic but the coconut was definitely my favorite.

I’m still curious who Lilly Magilly is though.

Matilda was there with us! I’m sad that Matilda scared some people out there—she means no harm!

We stopped by 7-11 on the way home to take partake in free slurpee day! I thought the idea of them giving out 7.11 oz slurpess was creative but cmon, give me a bigger slurpee. I’m not a midget so my slurpee shouldn’t be either.

Later on, the plan was to have shrimp and mango kebabs on the grill with grilled veggies

But then Mother Earth decided to be a bitter beezy and ruin our plans

We brought everything in before the rain hit and put the kebabs in the oven and let the veggies cook over the stovetop. I made cucumber and tomato salad to go with the veggie themed meal and dinner was served!


Do restaurants post calorie content for public view where you live?

What’s your favorite thing to make on the grill?

For my kettlebell users-what are some other exercises I can do? I need to mix it up and will occasionally do wind mills and swings with my workout but other than what I normally do, I’m at a loss of what else to do with mine.

14 Responses to “In plain view”

  1. juju July 13, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    Matilda reminds me of those puppets from Mr Roger’s Neighborhood! She cracks me up, but is a little creepy on the same time =] Pls don’t tell her I said that… I’ve never done a kettlebell workout, so I’m looking forward to try some exercises that you’ve done with them. I usually stick with the dumbbells or the strength machines. I haven’t noticed the calorie counts in the restaurants here(new york city). It would totally help me with the choices that I should be making, so I hope we catch on with that!

  2. Abby July 13, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    I kind of love Matilda.
    I think she needs to become an official cupcake tester throughout all your travels. As for the Fercos? I think I’m kind of traumatized…

  3. diana@mymarblerye July 13, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    i love it when they post the calorie content! No guessing!! I haven’t used my kettlebell for awhile but here are some from Shape they have a ton online

  4. Erin July 13, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    You said Clear Pepsi!!! I had that stuff when I was in 7th/8th grade and I loved it! Booo on getting rid of it. 😉

    Those cupcakes are just beautiful. Mmm…cupcakes for breakfast sounds kind of good right now.

  5. leashieloo July 13, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    Some places by me have started posting nutrition, which is both good and bad. On one hand, I like to be in denial about consuming a 900 calorie dessert. But on the other, it’s mostly beneficial to people who want to make smart choices…and that’s good.

  6. Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 13, 2011 at 9:12 am #


    p.s. I want that coconut cupcake. badly.

  7. Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle July 13, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    Hm…used porn. I wouldn’t have bought it either, but then again, why would you give your porn away?

    Totally would not have left that store without that Kermit glass BTW.

  8. Monique July 13, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    in NYC the calorie counts are everywhere…i havent set foot in a chain store since forever!
    that is one gorgeous cupcake!
    Im on team edward!
    you look beautiful by the way.
    and if i had a grill i would grill everything.

  9. Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy July 13, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    God I love the randomness of thrift stores. I usually leave with the most useless peice of junk I can find, which beats my highschool days of buying old polo shirts which were obviously super cool?

  10. OliePants July 13, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    I love how the Playboy video is sandwiched (haha sandwich) between Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives!!

  11. Ashleigh July 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    Your dinner is my idea of the PERFECT summer dinner!!

    I personally wished more places would post the calorie counts because it always influences me to eat better.

  12. peacebeme July 13, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    looks like you had a busy day! some restaurants do post calorie counts where I live in California. I personally think it is a TERRIBLE thing. I don’t think it does anything good for anybody, it just messes up people’s eating habits even more.

  13. Natalie @Will Jog For Food July 14, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    Love Matilda! hehe

    I need to go thrift store hunting again! Last time I went was probably a year ago, and we found so much random goodies. Love the cut out of Robert Pattinson!

  14. Mindy@FindingSilverLinings July 14, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    Good job working those kettle ball swings! Those are hard!

    Um….I will dream about that coconut frosting this evening. WOW.

    Thanks for entering my giveaway! Good luck!!

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