Stormy Night

Last night it felt like a hurricane was whipping through Ocala.

At around 2:30 a.m., Ryan, Sadie and I awoke to crazy claps of thunder and the brightest lightning strikes I have ever seen.

It rained all weekend in Central Florida. Sadie’s kiddie pool was empty on Friday night and just look at it now!

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Totally full of rain water. Insane, huh?

When Ryan and I drove to the gym this morning, we had to take three different detours because the roads were flooded. On the bright side, the gym was pretty empty so there was no waiting around for machines once we arrived.

My workout began with 20 minutes of cardio on the elliptical before I completed the following leg workout:

Exercise Total Weights Reps Sets
Squats 85 lbs. 30 3
Squats 85 lbs. 15 1
One-legged leg press 75 lbs. 15 2
One-legged leg press 90 lbs. 15 1
Superset: Deadlifts, Lunges 60 lbs.
30 lbs.
One-legged leg extensions 15 lbs. 15 3

The squats in the beginning were definitely the hardest part of this workout. Squats are never easy for me!


Breakfast this morning was a spin on my oatmeal protein pancakes.

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I blended the following with an immersion blender to make the pancake batter:

  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons maple pumpkin butter

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I wish I could hold off eating breakfast until the sun actually rises for prettier pictures with natural light, but my stomach simply won’t allow it.

The pancakes turned out really well and the pumpkin butter added a touch of fall flavor that I really enjoyed.

Time to get to work. I usually get some freelance stuff done on the weekends, but this weekend I was at my computer for all of 30 minutes. My to-do list is screaming at me!

P.S. The Fashion page was updated this morning.


  1. Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled says

    I love my immersion blender and use if for so many things. I love how creamy and thick it makes instant pudding.

    That leg workout looks like a killer. I’ve been doing your 100 squat challenge and OMG, it makes my hamstrings sore for two days!


  2. Carrie Purchase says

    I finally tried the 100 squat challenge- I did 40,20,20,20- I guess not too bad for my first time.
    I wanted to give you a tip/suggestion:

    Try doing cardio after weights, you will have more energy for weights and burn more fat by doing it that way. Just a suggestion, you can look it up, tons of articles out there!
    Have a great day!


  3. says

    Wow! Think of the positive point, free water in the pool! Na seriously it can be veray scary! But it’s better when you’re safe in your warm bed ^^


  4. AmandaCG says

    Thank you for posting the weight you do for your strength training! I have been wanting to try some of your workouts but stop short because of not knowing what to shoot for as far as the weigh was concerned!!! Will try this leg workout tomorrow!


  5. says

    It rained all weekend because I was in town!! haha it happens everytime i come to FL, not kidding! We drove past Ocala on our way through but it sure was rainy!
    We went to Clearwater and the beach was super windy it did feel like a hurricane!



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