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Mad Men, Mad Max and The Babadook

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Another kick a$$ weekend! I’m really getting into a groove of disconnecting Friday night to seize the weekend with friends and family and I love it.

This Friday The Husband took Ryan to his soccer game while I spent time with Evan. We went for frozen yogurt and then stopped by my gym for a party. One of our trainers is moving and there was a little get together to say goodbye. Evan had a blast running around with the gym dogs and my friend’s daughter.

Later that night I had a few friends over to watch The Babadook, an Australian horror movie that came out last year with amazing reviews. If you don’t know, I’m a HUGE horror movie fan. The Husband isn’t but I have a few friends who love them as much as I do so we try to get together every few months to watch one.

I’m glad I didn’t write about The Babadook right away because it’s one of those movies that sticks with you. The more I think about it the more I appreciate it. It had a few good scares but overall it was more a symbolic look at grief. I really enjoyed it.

Yesterday started off at the gym with a fun partner workout. I love spending Saturday mornings there when I can but  The Husband usually has tennis or Ryan has soccer, so I have to cut the morning short.

I came home, made the kids a snack while we played Memory…

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a quick T-shirt battle…

T-Shirt Battle

and some pomegranate eating (notice the spots on their face and arm…)

pomegranate spots

and then we got dressed and headed to our favorite local trails for a river walk.


The kids REALLY love it there.

Thumbs Up

The rest of Saturday afternoon was pretty relaxing and we had a babysitter line up for date night!

The Husband and I have been patiently waiting for Mad Max: Fury Road to come out. Well, actually, I’ve been waiting patiently, he recently read the great reviews and then agreed we had see it.

We both LOVED IT! Charlize Theron is one of my favorite actresses and I love Tom Hardy, too. Both did an amazing job. It was non-stop action and just breathtaking to see what they accomplished. Some of the scenes were insane. I can’t comprehend how they filmed them.

This morning the boys and I hung out and baking and playing games.


I made a Banana-Flax Cake for breakfast and Chocolate Breakfast Muffins for the week. I also hard boiled eggs so I can make Avocado Toast – my new obsession!

After a relaxing afternoon it was time to get ready for our second Sunday dinner with friends! The Husband took the boys to play mini-golf while I blasted music and cleaned up.

This time I made wings, baked beans, pufferfish cauliflower and roasted potatoes.


My friend brought some shrimp and fish, too.

The kids played. We talked. It was so nice! After everyone left Evan asked if anyone was coming over tomorrow and it made me smile.

OK, that’s it from me. Mad Men is coming on and The Husband and I are making a night of it. We’ve been fans since the beginning.


Friday Food Journal

  • 7:15 a.m. Post-workout shake (1 scoop).
  • 10 a.m. Large drapefruit and sunflower seeds
  • 1 p.m. Seaweed salad, rainbow roll and a few bites of The Husband’s fried rice
  • 6 p.m. Seared tuna, roasted Brussels sprouts and a salad
  • 7 p.m. frozen yogurt with fruit and a light beer at a party
  • 9 p.m. popcorn with coconut oil
  • 11 p.m. Up late with The snacking Husband so I grabbed the fresh pineapple! <– #wycwyc

Saturday Food Journal

  • 7 a.m. The Most Amazing Bowl of Oatmeal EVER!
  • 9:15 a.m. Post-workout shake (1 scoop).
  • 10:30 a.m. Cheese and apple with some leftover popcorn from last night’s movie night — snack time with the kids.
  • 1 p.m. Huge pile of leftover cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, brown rice and chicken
  • 6 p.m. Date Night with The Husband — Chips & salsa, margarita, mango chicken salad, split brownie sundae and some popcorn at the movie.

Sunday Food Journal

Friday Activity Journal

  • 6 a.m. warmup up was burpees and lunges – blech
    Today we worked on a 5 rep max of a full squat clean from the power position. I love getting more into Olympic Lifting — more on that in a future post!
    5 @ 33 lbs
    5 @ 53 lbs
    5 @ 63 lbs
    5 @ 73 lbs
    5 @ 83 lbs
    5 @ 93 lbs
    5 @ 103 lbs <- I can’t believe I did this! Not that long about it was my 1 rep max from the ground!
    5 @ 83 lbs
    5 @ 83 lbs
    Today’s workout was actually fun. We did 12 sit ups the first minute and then 12 ground to overhead with a 35 lb place on the next minute. We repeated this for 12 minutes. I know it’s sick to say this but it was really to do and I can’t believe how light 35lbs felt.
  • 8:45 a.m. 2 mile walk to and from Evan’s school.

Saturday Activity Journal

  • 7 a.m. Warm up was a 500m row and stretching
    Push Press
    10 @ 33 lbs
    10 @ 63 lbs
    10 @ 83 lbs
    10 @ 93 lbs
    10 @ 78 lbs
    10 @ 78 lbs
    Today was a partner workout. In 25 minutes we each ran a half a mile and then did the following together one of us working at a time:
    50 high hang power snatch @ 55 lbs
    50 Thrusters @ 55 lbs
    50 Power Cleans @ 55 lbs
    50 high hang power snatch @ 55 lbs
    50 Thrusters @ 55 lbs
    9 Power Cleans @ 55 lbs <– then we ran out of tie
  • 11:30 a.m. River walk with the kids

Sunday Activity Journal

  • Rest Day

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There are 2 comments so far.

    Amy G.

    May 18, 2015

    Sounds like a fab weekend indeed! I also love horror movies and The Babadook was most excellent – two thumbs up at our house. I also had a great weekend spent running another 5K on Saturday and spending the day with family I don’t get to see often yesterday.


    May 19, 2015

    Just found your blog and can’t wait to read more. I’m so excited to see Mad Max. Horror movies scare me so I try to avoid them but love anything about the impending apocalypse. Can’t wait for the newest Terminator this summer.