Chauffeur Julie

Remember how I used to be obsessed with Friday morning boot camp classes at my gym? Well, ever since they switched instructors, the class lost some of its appeal and I went back to doing my own thing on Fridays.

Today, after I spent 20 minutes on the elliptical, I headed upstairs to do a random total-body weights workouts when I ran into Allyson, the trainer who previously taught the boot camp class I loved. Apparently she’s subbing for another instructor’s 30-minute strength class on Fridays for the next few weeks. Score!

I immediately scrapped my original plans and took her class instead. We did various strength-based circuits, completing each exercise for 30 seconds, before resting for 10 seconds and repeating it one time.

  • Bosu ball squats
  • Traveling push ups
  • Squats with overhead press
  • Plie squats with upright row
  • TRX rows
  • TRX lunges
  • Burpees with push up

We then did the following exercises one time through for 30 seconds each:

  • Tricep dips (balancing on one leg)
  • Mountain climbers
  • Squats with side shoulder raises
  • TRX plank hold
  • TRX plank moving legs up to the chest and back
  • Plank hold

I was quite sweaty by the end of the class and my upper body felt like it got quite a good workout!


After the class I took Sadie on a quick walk while Ryan showered and got ready for work. Then it was time for me to play chauffeur Julie!

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I drove Ryan into work today because we have plans to go to happy hour at a bar close to his work tonight and figured it would make more sense for me to go pick him up after work rather than him drive home to get me and then back out that way immediately after.

It was nice to have a little extra time together this morning, but I was seriously ready to eat my leg when I arrived home.


Breakfast was a tough decision this morning. I wasn’t sure what I wanted… pancakes, eggs, oatmeal, candy?

Eventually I decided on eggs ‘n’ waffles… with a side of candy.

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I kept the candy portion of my breakfast under control because I’ve found that when I eat something sugary first thing in the morning it sets me off to be a ravenous sugar-eater for the rest of the day.

My candy came in the form of chocolate-covered coffee beans. Coffee = breakfast, right?

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Starting the day with dippy eggs always makes me feel warm and cozy inside. There’s something about eggs for breakfast that screams “weekend!!!” to me and makes me happy.

Gotta get crackin’ on today’s to-do list! Happy Friday!


  1. Coral says

    i am the same way too with candy/sweets!
    i like to save it for dessert.
    if i have it as my mid-afternoon snack, i will want it for dinner, dessert, and end up eating WAY too much 🙁
    control is key!


  2. says

    Hey Julie! I love to see that you’ve given TRX a go! I see the big apparatus at my gym, and I’ve never given it a try! I should sign up for one of their intro training sessions.

    Have fun at happy hour tonight! TGIF 🙂


  3. Tori says

    Your workout tank looks super comfy!
    I got a job teaching PE to 3rd & 4th graders and need some new tops I can wear that are comfy and not cotton t-shirts!- any recommendations?


  4. Leslie says

    I just caught myself up to date and read like 7 posts and I was laughing out loud! I like this full time blogging thing for you :o)


  5. says

    I love it, but sugar really is the devil. The key for me is extreme moderation, and yes, definitely only in the afternoon/evening. If I started my day off with sugary candy, I’d be freebasing pixie sticks by lunchtime! .)


  6. Katherine says

    the plank with leg up to the chest is my FAVORITE trx move as well as being in a plank and taking both legs at the same time to one side of the body. I am basically obsessed with trx.


  7. says

    I love, love, LOVE when my hubby and I can car pool in the morning. Even if it takes a bit extra travel time, I don’t mind because the extra minutes together in the morning are so nice! Luke might not feel exactly the same way since I usually make him late! Whoops! 🙂


  8. says

    That sounds like an awesome workout! 🙂 I am the exact same way about candy or sweets. Sometimes once I get started I just don’t stop. No bueno! lol.


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