my weekend

Happy Sunday everyone! 

I feel like it was just Friday! This was me on Friday night, waiting for Mike to get home from work. I occupied myself by staring at my eyelashes ;) Not kidding though! 

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On Saturday, I went for a long, sweaty walk on the treadmill before heading to my sister's for my nephew's 3rd birthday party. He is way into superheroes and the Avengers and all things little boy, which I really know nothing about at all, but it was all still really cute. Here are two thirds of my nieces being adorable together~ it was a fun day!

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When I got home last night, we had a nice relaxing night and I finished up a little project! I have deficit deadlifts in my new training cycle, so I needed to build a deadlifting platform stat! Mike actually built it on Friday before we went out to dinner, and I painted it all white that night. But then, I decided I didn't want to leave it just white, so I painted my Lilly barbell on the top. and on the sides I wrote my favorite mantra from one of Henry Rollins' quotes. I also sprayed it with clear coat to finish it up, and I am in love. 

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This morning, I started a new training cycle and I can tell it is going to be a tough one already! That is a good thing, because I am three months out from my first powerlifting meet, so things are getting serious ;) Sundays are my hardest day, which I love for so many reasons. I always feel super focused on Sundays because I don't usually have much else that I *have* to do or places I have to be at a certain time. Also, Mike trains with me, so it is really fun and he spots me and pushes me and yells at me a lot. I also love it because I feel like I am starting my week nice and strong and it is just a good foundation for the week ahead. There are a couple of videos from today on my Instagram, and here is one of my bench. I did lots and lots of reps of everything today and felt really great- hard, but great :)

After our workout, we went to breakfast and I devoured my food in about three minutes...

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Then, we did some errands, came home, cleaned the house from top to bottom, and got ready for the week! It is my favorite feeling- having everything completely clean, organized, and prepared. When all of our "chores" were done, we took the dogs on a nice long walk, which they loved. I'm very thankful for all of the spring-like weather we have had, but I still can't wait for it to be officially spring... 29 days?!

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Mike bought me this beautiful Buddha statue while we were out and about, so this afternoon, I worked on another little project I have had in my mind for awhile... a yoga room! My house is apparently turning into a health club!!  

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I hope you had a great weekend and have an excellent week ahead!