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Good afternoon!  Happy Sunday!  I’m popping in to share a little about my weekend, which was quite a good one.  It’s a bittersweet time, as I head back to work tomorrow after a little over three months of maternity leave.  I’m super sad to not be with my little guy all day, but I’m also excited to dive back into work, get dressed up every day and have more of a routine.  Hopefully tomorrow isn’t too painful!

Yesterday, Keith went to spin in the morning while I lounged around with Kallen.  Once he got home from the gym, we swapped, and I headed over for a good workout.  We’ve finally hit a really good groove, and I feel like we’ve done a good job of balancing workouts and keeping it fair etc.

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The gym was fairly busy since I think most people, like myself, wanted to get it done before more snow arrived.  I’m such a fan of full body circuit style workouts these days.  Not only are they an effective use of time, but I also can get my cardio in as well since my heart rate stays elevated.

I put this quickie workout together:

Full Body Strength Workout – 3 Rounds – 10 to 12 reps:

DB Chest Press on Bench with Legs Elevated

Lat Pulldowns

DB Shoulder Presses

Step Ups with Barbell

Squat with Bicep Curl

Tricep Dips

Plank Punches

I busted through all three rounds with short breaks in between, so it probably took me about 25 minutes.  I then hopped on the stepmill and did 15 minutes with 1 minute intervals of a higher speed and 1 minute of doing every other step.

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I wanted to get a pedicure and manicure as a little treat before heading back to work, and I guess I thought the salon would be dead.  Nope.  I think every female in the area was there!  It took about 2 hours, but I’m glad I waited. There’s nothing like a fresh mani/pedi that can make me feel like a new person!

After that I headed to the grocery store for our shopping haul, picked up a pizza and headed home.  We enjoyed a cozy night of pizza/wine and the end of “My Girl”, which I had never seen before!

This morning was my turn for 9am spin, which was super intense.  My legs were sore from this week’s workouts, but I still left it all on the bike. No better feeling.

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Once I got home, Keith went to the gym, and Kallen and I busted out some meal prep for the week.  It’s amazing how much one can get done in the span of an hour aka baby’s nap time ;).  Below shows everything I got prepped, and I’m excited to have my lunches, snacks and dinner ready to go!

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Hopefully this week goes smoothly.  Although I’m sure it will be a huge adjustment, I’m excited to get back to work and figure out this whole balancing act!

xoxo Gretchen

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