Happy Mother’s Day!

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! To all mothers out there – I hope that you had a wonderful, relaxing day. I truly believe that mothers have the most important (& often most difficult) job in the world. Mothers are so so so incredibly special + they deserve AT LEAST one day to celebrate all of their amazing-ness! My day was spent having some quality time with my wonderful Mommy. Every minute was enjoyed together :) I’m very lucky to have such an incredible Mom, with whom I have such a tight relationship with. She’s ALWAYS there for me and is so caring + understanding. I love you Mama!

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The day began bright & early as my Dad & I whipped up a special Mother’s Day breakfast! Breakfast/brunch is my dad’s speciality & he’s absolutely amazing at just whipping up pancakes, eggs, bacon, etc .. anything & everything! Basically, he did all the cooking as I chopped up a few apples & then sat there lookin’ pretty hahah ;).

My dad makes THE best French toast in the world. His secret ingredient? Can’t tell ya!

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After a tasty brunch with the fam, my Mom & I headed out to a Zumba class at her gym! It was a ton of fun. I LOVE the music + energy omitted by the instructors. It’s also a fun way to kick up your Sunday morning ;) However, I must say, I’m not a HUGE fan of group exercise classes in general. I think they’re great for people who like to socially exercise & who need that scheduled exercise time to get them motivated. Don’t get me wrong, group exercise classes can be phenomenal and I’m not bashing them! Personally, I usually prefer to do my own thang though!

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Love watching middle-aged women shake their bootays ;)

After showering & having a quick bite to eat, my Mom & I went for a relaxed stroll downtown and went shopping. It was so nice to have a full afternoon together (often a rarity!). Some highlights -

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MINI Tom’s! Full disclosure: I am absolutely OBSESSED with miniature forms of adult shoes (like Uggs, keds, Nike Frees, etc.). I secretly want to start a collection of mini shoes, but feel it may be a little creepy.

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Another gem: the smallest car in creation. This little dink is MUCH smaller than a smartcar. I totally wasn’t prepared for this shot but scrambled hard to snap a picture!

Looks like it was a miniature kinda day :)

After spending the afternoon strolling around downtown, my Mom, Dad & I all went out for a lovely dinner. Other than the fantastic company, the highlight of the event was ….

DESSERT!

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Thanks for taking us out to dinner Pops!

I’m now back home in the big smoke, relaxing + reminiscing on the weekend! I feel like I may be coming down with a cold (headache + sore throat are hanging out with me right now), so I am definitely hitting the hay early tonight!

In terms of the weekly meal plan, I think this week we’re going to be wingin’ it (WEIRD, I know!). We’re leaving for our big Euro trip on Friday, so I don’t really want to get a whole ton at the grocery store. I hope you can forgive me :)

The workout plan for the week looks like this:

Workouts – Week of May 14, 2012

M – weights

T – rest day (15-min. stretch)

W – cardio

T– weights

F – cardio

S – walking around the canals of Amsterdam ;)

S –hmmm.. let’s see .. possibly riding bikes in Amsterdam ;)

Your challenge this week– should you choose to accept it – is to try a new kind of workout! Whether it’s yoga, Pilates, spinning, kickboxing, CrossFit, barre, HIIT intervals… the possibilities are endless! Just try to get out there & do something different. It will activate your muscles in different ways & keep you from getting in an exercise lull! Please feel free to share your experiences with different kinds of exercise classes or workout routines below! :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Have a restful night!

Love,

A xoxo

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