Friday Favorites + Personal Training

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Friday Favorites link party a couple of weeks ago! I loved peeking at what everyone else is loving and getting some great ideas. I’ll do it again in May, so be ready!

Here are a few of my favorite things right now:

The Voice!

Love the coaches competing against each other. Fun twist on Idol, and so cool how people are judged first on their voices.

Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill’s performance of “How Great Thou Art” on the “Girls Night Out” show. The whole show was pretty awesome, but this performance stole the night. I especially love at the end, when everyone is applauding, and you see Jennifer Nettles mouth the words “what a voice.” Amen to that, Jennifer.

The Royal Dress

Okay, you know I’m not into the whole royal family royal wedding hullabaloo. I woke up at 6 AM and sat in my family room working on my laptop until I realized at 6:45 that the royal wedding was happening. I turned the TV on right before they proceeded out of the church. Oops! Despite my apathy about the wedding, I admit that I have been looking forward to seeing her dress and it did not disappoint. Lace, plunging neckline… everything about it is perfect. Classy, timeless, beautiful.



I ❤ all you bloggers out there. You give me the best advice, and I enjoy reading what you have to say so much. Now for some of my favorite blog posts as of late.

  • Anne’s guest post on Carrots ‘n’ Cake. These tips are AWESOME!
  • Missy seems to make it on my favorite posts list every week. She’s such an incredible person, and I love this video she shared with us for Easter. Watch it, trust me.
  • Beth posted about how changing food habits can impact a relationship.
  • Chelsey’s birthday post to her dog made my eyes tear up. Look at that FACE!
  • Lindsay’s post about how we blog because of the connection, and how What I Ate Wednesday allows us to share a meal together.

Five Weeks, Three Inches

Last but not least, I am loving my new exercise plan. My new personal trainer is absolutely wonderful. She led me through circuit training today and I have to tell you, I had no idea I could get such an intense workout in my living room! The circuits today were:

  • Circuit 1: Dumbbell Chest Press, Squats, Jumping Rope
  • Circuit 2: Dumbbell Chest Fly, Wall Squats, Jumping Rope
  • Circuit 3: Bench Dip, Lying Leg Raises, Jumping Rope
  • Circuit 4: Military Shoulder Press, Basic Crunches, Jumping Rope
  • Circuit 5: Triceps Kickbacks, Reverse Crunches, Jumping Rope

I actually started out doing the training at Level 2, but after the second exercise I thought I was going to keel over, so I dropped to Level 1, which was still challenging!  This is going to be so awesome. I may actually lose three inches in five weeks!

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24 Responses to Friday Favorites + Personal Training

  1. awwwww love it! can’t wait to check out these posts! Though of course I’ve seen the last two =) hehe they rock!

    love ya girly girl! mwah!

  2. katie says:

    You rock girl!! Keep it up!

    Glad you added Kate on here! Her dress was stunning!!!

    Happy Weekend!!!! xoxo

  3. ToddFromVA says:

    Nice to see Kate’s already locked in her “We are not amused” face.

  4. At first I wasn’t totally wowed by the dress but in seeing a close-up with all the details I just love it! Modern but still conservative enough for a Royal Wedding :). She made an amazing choice!

  5. becca says:

    Not “may actually lose” you WILL lose!!! WOO WOO!

    Happy Friday!

  6. I really loved her dress. It wouldn’t be what I would choose for myself but it is sooooo classy and elegant. Hmm what does that say about me then? Nevermind but I did love it!

  7. Love me some Jillian Michaels! I own four of her DVDs! LOVE!

    And yes, Kate looked beautiful in that beautiful dress. 🙂 LOVE! I wasn’t into the wedding hoopla either until I turned on the TV this morning…then I was glued. Ha!

  8. lindsay says:

    thats what happend to me! i didn’t even realize it was on. ha! love the link party and the new personal trainer!

  9. niiiiice awesome circuits girl!! I’m sure it’ll make you so strong and help you reach your goals in no time. Yeahh I just saw the dress and I love the lacey detail! 😀

  10. Allie says:

    You can do it! Woot woot!! 🙂
    I LOVED the royal dress and all the crazy hats people were wearing. I keep seeing commercials for The Voice and I can’t wait to watch it ahh 😀

  11. Yay for the exercise! 😀

    I’ve watched the royal wedding and enjoyed it, but it was around midday here. I wouldn’t have stayed upat night to watch it.

    Thank you for the links, I really enjoyed them! 🙂

  12. I only really cared about seeing her dress too. LOL It was pretty. 🙂

    You are doing great with those workouts. Looks like a lot of great moves.

  13. Meri says:

    The shoulder presses are the ones that kill me! Keep it up!

  14. I love your circuit plan! It looks kickin’!

    Also the wedding dress was beautiful! I’m envious of how flawless she looked 🙂

  15. Her dress was so pretty, she looked gorgeous. And I didn’t care so much for the actual wedding, just her haha 😀

  16. I loved the dress. I love The Voice. I don’t have a TV, but was watching it at my friends’ place the other night… I didn’t want it to end. 🙂 I think I need more sleep…

  17. Missy says:

    So sweet!
    That would be you, I mean.

  18. Sophia Lee says:

    Am I the only person not in love with Kate’s dress? I thought the pointy…boobs…were kind of weird. Heh. It may also be because I don’t like dresses.

    Loved the video though! 🙂

  19. Priyanka says:

    Jillian can kill you , in a good way and the satisfaction after the workout is priceless!

  20. Hannah says:

    The dress was truly gorgeous, wasn’t it? I just loved how happy they both looked 🙂

  21. Jillian kills me, and that’s why I love her! I thought the wedding dress was so gorgeous too!

  22. Yay Jillian!

    And I feel like lace is going to be the new trend in the wedding industry. I’m bummed bc I happen to like lace. But clearly I’m not getting married anytime soon, so maybe the trendiness of it will go away by the time it happens… lol

  23. That’s great that you found a good personal trainer! I’ve had two in my life, one was pretty dang good and the other was less than stellar. I loved having someone tailor workouts to me and my goals.
    Good luck =)

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