I’m so excited for the weekend. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous on Saturday (hi beach time), and I’m hosting my first BBQ at my apartment that night! I moved in at the end of last summer and actually never had a housewarming party. Since my building has an awesome roof deck and some outdoor grills (of the cooking kind, not Nelly), I figured why not kick summer off on the right foot and have everyone over to my apartment for a tasty summer BBQ!
I think the weather forecast for Sunday is iffy, but I honestly wouldn’t be sad with a little rain if it’s gorgeous on Saturday! Perhaps it will give me the
opportunity motivation to actually go and purchase a blender now that I’ve picked one out! : )
I decided to spice things up around here and I’m going to go off Clare’s format and do my first Five Things Friday:
1. Free SoulCycle Class:
Because we all know that I love getting my SoulCycle on, I was so thrilled when the manager of the Westport studio reached out to me regarding a free class for my friends and family.
One of my favorite aspects of SoulCycle is their focus on community. Not only did Alyssa hook me up with a free class, she wanted to spread the love to my friends and family, and engage members in the community who haven’t tried a class yet!
I will definitely do a full recap after the class on Monday, but I’m so excited that I have both my parents joining (their first time!) and 15 of my friends! I am hoping to get some feedback to include in my recap next week.
2. Dinner with High School Friends:
BF and I went into the city Wednesday night to meet up with two of my high school friends and their boyfriends/fiances. Because I’m super
high maintenance smart, we met up at Park Avenue Tavern right near Grand Central. Since BF and I are not city dwellers, it made the trip a bit more manageable (read: avoiding the subway).
I’m actually ashamed I didn’t take a picture of the girls. Actually I’m relieved, mainly because they both looked adorable in their Lilly Pulitzer outfits, while I rocked the distressed boyfriend jeans, black t-shirt, and sneaker wedges. #TomboyForLife
So instead, I will bless you with photos of me from circa 2005.
Dinner was delicious and I would recommend for anyone who wants to grab a bite to eat near Grand Central. I got a Greek Salad with hard boiled egg (i.e. I created my own dinner) and a side of sweet potato croquettes.
It was so much fun getting to catch up and have all the boys meet for the first time. I foresee a lot more reunions in the near future. Especially now that summer time is here, I think I can pry my city-loving friends out to the #burbs for some quality beach time.
3. Enjoying Circuit Workouts:
I hate to say it, mainly because I have been so stubborn, but I have been enjoying the circuit training I’ve been doing. It’s a nice change of pace. I have missed the last two weeks of SoulCycle (#HelpMeImPoor) so having a non-running form of exercise has been great for me. I’m still trying to embrace the “off season” and rest, but it’s nice to feel accomplished after a workout that isn’t just running.
I won’t lie.. I’m partial to the leg/ab circuit as opposed to the arms/back/chest one. Probably because I end up engaging more muscles and feel a bit more fatigued at the end. #InstantGratification
4. Edamame Bean Dip:
Can’t stop. Won’t stop. I put it on everything.
5. This article:
BF sent this to me at work. Before even opening it, I knew tears were coming. And “if this doesn’t make you emotional you’re probably an asshole cat person”. #Fact Sorry if any of you have cats…
So adorable. And you know what…. I’d do the exact same for Kona.
Alright. That’s all for this week folks! I can’t wait to get back next week and share some pretty cool posts with y’all. Have a fantastic weekend and check back Sunday for my weekly workout recap!
Any fun plans this weekend?
When you move into a new house/apartment do you throw a housewarming party?
If you had to describe yourself as a sandwich, what kind of sandwich would you be and why? A spicy, jalapeno veggie burger with avocado. Mainly because I’m a lot of fun, like to have a good time, but also stay healthy. And avocados are cool so there’s that.