Email Excitement

Happy Friday!

This week has gone by in a flash! And this morning came far too quickly as I wanted to get in a little workout before my day began extra early. This meant being at the gym right at 5 and being home by 6 to make it into work an hour early. But I was a champ and made it into work by 7 so I can get to Katie & Jesse’s wedding rehearsal by 5:15 tonight lookin’ all glam and stuff.


Since my workout needed to be quick, I wanted to keep it super focused and movin’ along. So I started with 15 minutes on the treadmill. I only made it to 1.25 miles…I was dragging my feet for sure, but it got my body warm and I was sweating! I then completed a quick circuit of chest presses, lat pull downs, seated dips, rows, and bicep curls. I need my arms to look good in my bridesmaid dress this weekend! I finished off the workout with 20 minutes on the Elliptical before rushing home.


Breakfast was another batch of Butterscotch Overnight Oats like yesterday, but I actually took time to prepare them last night.

photo(110)They got SUPER thick when I let the mix sit for 8 hours overnight, so I added 1/4 cup more almond milk this morning to soften it all up. I figured this would happen with the pudding mix being involved – so be warned. You’ll need some extra milk fo sho!

I also had a Greek yogurt on the side for extra protein to last me through the morning.

Emails, Emails, Emails!

This morning has been an awesome morning for EMAILS! You know all the annoying emails you get sent to your personal address daily? They usually come from stores you’ve shopped at, websites you’ve visited, etc. I typically spend about 5 minutes each morning clearing all the crap out of my inbox. But this morning my inbox was full of exciting things that I actually wanted to read!

First off, I got this email about the Diva Dash 5K coming to Springfield!

Screen Shot 2013-09-27 at 11.09.41 AMI went a little overboard and immediately forwarded this to all my girlfriends and my entire Jazzercise instructor database. Yes, I’m signing up. Yes, I’m dragging all my gal pals along. And yes, we will be wearing tutus on December 7th!

My second exciting email came in the form of something that is forbidden to me…

Screen Shot 2013-09-27 at 11.09.03 AMAndy’s Frozen Custard.

Pumpkin Pie Concretes are back as of TODAY!! Holy smokes, I am thrilled about this one! Since I’m super lactose intolerant when it comes to ice cream goodies, I never let myself indulge in the sweet stuff. Lactaid pills can’t touch a big bowl of ice cream in my stomach, so I just have to go without. But this is one ice cream item that I absolutely cannot go without each year. As soon as the wedding is over (and my fitted bridesmaid dress is put away in the closet!), Nick and I will be making an Andy’s run asap. Yes, I’ll get a stomach ache and hate myself for a day or 2. But the Pumpkin Pie Concrete is completely worth it.

My third exciting email actually nailed down what I will be doing for my birthday this year: going to see White Christmas the musical!

whitechristmas_02I’m so stinking excited for this! The broadway show is coming Juanita K. Hammons Hall on MSU’s campus November 1-2. My birthday is November 1, and I love this musical! So plans will be easy peasy this year! Tickets go on sale Oct. 4, so I’m hoping to get Nick and my mom and dad to tag along for the evening. Can’t wait!

I thought the email excitement was over until I just receive one more about 1/2 price massages at my normal massage place here in Springfield, which I absolutely love but have been avoiding due to money. PEACE thru Massage is hosting the deal through 417 Magazine – $22 for an hour long massage! So if you’re in Springfield and are looking for a great massage, check it out! I will be purchasing mine asap. 🙂

Whew, I’m worn out and it’s barely noon. I’ll be leaving work early today to get home and fancied up before the wedding rehearsal! My girlfriend Katie has been glowing every time I’ve seen her lately, so I can’t wait to see her and her groom tonight. We are doing a ceremony run through at the park before heading to a different venue for the meal, which is where Nick will be meeting me. Should be a fun night!

Enjoy your Friday and send good thoughts our way…the forecast is looking gloomy for the weekend, and this outdoor wedding needs some good weather!

See you all later!


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