Today has easily been one of my favorite days of summer so far and it’s not even over yet!
The day began with my favorite group exercise class… BodyPump!
After going nearly a year without access to BodyPump in Ocala, I’ve had the pleasure of taking two BodyPump classes this week. I’m in strength training heaven!
A gym connected to my gym in Ocala located here in Jacksonville also happens to offer BodyPump, so I jumped at the chance to take the class again this morning. After a filling breakfast of banana pecan coconut baked oatmeal, my sister, her boyfriend, Ryan and I headed to the gym and while the guys did their own workout, Leslie and I felt the burn in BodyPump.
It was glooorious.
We left the gym ready to hit the beach. After changing into our bathing suits and assembling a quick lunch, we grabbed our towels and headed out, but not before polishing off the last of the birthday cake Oreos.
Lunch was an egg sandwich plus a bowl of Kashi Go Lean Crunch.
Can’t forget the Oreos!
For those who asked, I like the birthday cake Oreos more than original Oreos, but Leslie, Ross and Ryan disagree. (If you’re an Oreo fanatic, I’m sure the original Oreos will reign supreme for you, as Leslie and Ryan are two of the biggest Oreo lovers on the planet.)
The top Oreo-eating prize went to Ryan with nine Oreos. Now they are gone and we are sad.
Spending the day at Jacksonville Beach seemed to be a popular idea for Jacksonville folks this afternoon, but the four of us had no trouble finding a quality spot along the shore.
We lasted quite a while in the sun thanks to a fantastic beach breeze and lots of sunscreen.
Eventually the huge, crashing waves started calling to us and we abandoned our towels and dove into the surf.
I LOVE BIG WAVES!
Riding the waves is waaay too much fun!
We all agreed that we need to hit up a local beach store and buy cheap-o boogie boards if we head out again tomorrow. Body surfing is a blast, but riding the waves on a boogie board gets you much farther!
I just love those two.
I’m not gonna lie, Ryan and I are pretty psyched that Leslie and Ross coupled up back in October. For those of you who may be new around here, Ross is one of Ryan’s best friends (he was even a groomsman in our wedding) and I’ve always thought he was a great guy. They’re such a fun couple to hang out with and we all have such similar interests that the four of us always have a blast when we get together.
Now it is time for a show-ahhh!
Hope this lovely summer Saturday is a sunny one for you!