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This past weekend was probably the best weekend we’ve had in a long time. I would go as far as to say it was perfect. It’s not that we’ve been having bad weekends, but this is the first one where we actually made a plan and went out and did something. It was super productive and incredibly enjoyable. I crafted (almost) all the things and did (almost) everything on my to-do list. Carl still hasn’t passed his kidney stone, but we made the best of it.

Our perfect weekend

Greenville, SC

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We went to downtown Greenville on Saturday and it was absolutely wonderful. We grabbed some coffee from a local coffee shop and walked through the boutiques. We’ve been cutting back on making frequents purchases and instead are making more conscious purchases from local or small businesses. I’ve been wanting a better lipstick for winter since my lips are chapped and also have been needing a new lotion for my legs; I was able to find both of those in Mast General Store thanks to their great selection of Burt’s Bees. The purchase reminded Carl of a documentary he wanted to watch, so we decided to watch it after we got home.

Burt's Buzz // A documentary about Burt, the man behind Burt's Bees.

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This is quite possibly the most enjoyable documentary I’ve seen yet, and I love documentaries. I never really knew there was a Burt behind Burt’s Bees. But he exists, and he looks just like the logo. He’s probably the coolest old man ever. I wont ruin it for you because the documentary is on Netflix, but I will say he had zero intentions of building a billion dollar company and lives like a man who couldn’t care less about his success.  I’ll also say it was very comforting to know the company still stands for everything I believed and supported them for.

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I joined a gym on Friday. I asked Carl for a membership for Christmas but we waited until the New Year’s Resolution people died out to sign up. I went to my first class on Sunday and I think I might not be able to get out of bed tomorrow. I tried my first spin class ever and it was torture. I’ve only ridden a bike once and hated it, so I don’t know what I was expecting going to a spin class.

Within the first fifteen minutes I was convinced I was going to die. I honestly think I might have died a little. About half way through, the athletic side of me that had been dormant the past year found its way out. I’m not sure if I kept going because my feet were attached to the pedals and the momentum kept them spinning, but I finished the class. I tried to stand up from the couch after I got home and immediately fell down. After the third try I managed to get up to walk to the shower. Carl tapped my thighs when I was walking to joke and I fell down. He had to literally pick me up off the floor. We kept our phones nearby while I showered in case I fell.  I’m totally gonna go back to spin class. I’m really excited about my gym membership and I look forward to getting in shape like I used to be.

What did you do this weekend?

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  • I remember the first few weeks of working out with a personal trainer. I thought I died a little bit each day, but it wasn’t so bad. I actually really liked the feeling of working out after it was over and I didn’t dread it all the time, which is an accomplishment for me. It hurts like hell, but the muscles that are sore need to be worked out. So keep that in mind and get back in the gym. You will thank yourself later.

    • I think that’s why I’m a teeny bit ashamed of myself, I’m still a certified personal trainer and was teaching dance classes up until this past year. I’m still embarrassed I guess that I let myself get so lazy and out of shape. I’m definitely glad I’m jumping back into the swing of things. I miss being a lean mean fighting machine. In college I LOVED being sore after a long dance rehearsal, oh to be 20 again haha. Sore is definitely a feeling I haven’t had in a while, but I’m really happy to be getting back to a fit place. I’m planning on going to yoga tomorrow, which is my safe place, yoga never made me pedal my legs for an hour.

  • BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH that’s not funny but it’s totally funny! But good for you for joining a gym! Meanwhile, I’m quitting mine so that I can save money…

    I’m so glad you had a great weekend. You deserve after this crazy month. We all just need to restart our year at February. That’s what I’m doing, at least!

    • Oh don’t feel bad, I’d laugh at myself too if every muscle on me weren’t in pain. A part of me feels bad for joining a gym and spending the money, just because I think it’s totally the perfect way to save some cash, but it’s totally time for me to get in shape. We’re talking about babies and I know if I don’t get into shape before I pop out a kid, it’s significantly less likely to happen after having a kid.

      I totally agree with you! The year restarts in February! Eff all that crap that went down in January.

  • Lol, congrats on your spin class! It really does get better if you keep up with it, but you’re right, it can be totally killer at first!! And I’m glad you both had a wonderful weekend despite the ever-lingering kidney stone.

    • Thank! I will totally go back….just probably not this week. I think I’ll wait until I can stand without using my hands and groaning. I feel like that kidney stone is just a part of him now.

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