Working To…

This weekend I took a random trip home to my parents after receiving some frustrating news on Friday: I probably won’t be moving to Redding in March.  I was told that the project I was planning on working on is considering ending the surveys when I was supposed to start.  Sad times.

Normally I would have been devastated.  I really wanted to try out a new place and make some new friends but I guess this time, it’s just not going to happen.  As much as I’m sad I won’t be going, it means I get to stay near Whit and my family, so that’s a plus, right?  Yep!

Anyways, my random trip home was nice and relaxing. Before I left I posted a picture of my breakfast smoothie with all the cutouts for my inspiration board…which has been sitting there for over a month.  Opps.  At least the smoothie was good!

I hung out with my Mom and brother at a craft fair to find a gift for Whit’s Mom for her birthday, since it was last week and we’ll be there this week!  We ended up convincing my brother to buy Valentine’s gifts for his girlfriend…so Yuri, I know you’re going to love it!  My parents went out with some friends for the evening and since none of my friends were free to hang out, my brother and I watched The Patriot, ate egg sandwiches and grapes and waited for Whit to arrive before going to bed.  Such an exciting Saturday night, right?

Sunday was much more exciting though!  I headed out with my Mom and Whit to the Long Beach Farmers Market where I discovered the best tasting vegan cupcakes I’ve ever had!

(How smart is the container btw?!)

Cheyenne’s Cupcakes I guess just stared setting up shop at the farmers market and I had to try one of their cupcakes!  They had the one I picked, the Spiced Chai Cupcake, along with a fresh strawberry one, and boy was it delicious.  The frosting was just right, not too sweet and fluffy enough with being too dense for my tastes, and the cupcake base was spot on with the amount of spices and texture!  I now wish I had gotten the strawberry one too to try…but that just means I have to go back, right?  Until them, I’m hoping to make some Taro Cupcakes when I get to Kauai on Friday with Whit’s brother in law!  More to come on that!

We also treated ourselves to some fresh kettle corn and watermelon shaved ice while Whit had a tamale of some sort. I love getting food at the farmer’s market because the freshness is something you simply can’t find anywhere else!

The rest of Sunday was pretty chill, but I did get to finally go for my two mile run!  It was so nice to be in weather over 66* and wind that doesn’t chill you to the bone!  I ran the square city block near my parents and after returning did a bootcamp based mostly off a Twenty Minute Tuesday from Bobbi’s website.  Here’s what I did, 4x:

  • 50 punches to the side
  • 25 plyo jacks
  • 25 squats
  • 25 pushups
  • 25 jump squats
  • 26 alternating lunges
  • 40 mountain climbers
  • 50 bicycle crunches

I also did an ab circuit afterwards that included:

  • 20 left elbow to right knee crunch
  • 20 right elbow to left knee crunch
  • 30 toe toes
  • 30 squirmies
  • 25 leg lifts with a lower ab crunch
  • 1 min plank

I’m certainly feeling it today, especially those crunches!  Whew!  All in all, the workout took me about 30 minutes and I was sweating buckets afterwards!

Whit and I finally returned to my place after getting just the right timing down of when to drive through downtown LA to avoid the traffic: Superbowl time!  It was so glorious driving down I-5 and never having to hit the brakes!  A miracle actually!

Today I’m working on searching for a new job, getting a workout/hike for work and then going to physical therapy.  This week looks pretty brutal weather wise for my area which means it’s going to make work more difficult to do…so I’m prepared to use that down time productively for job stuff!  And cleaning…my apt needs a serious revamp!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend, and the team you were rooting for won the Super Bowl!  To tell you the truth, I don’t eve know how played…heh.


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6 Responses to Working To…

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your job! I hope you look at this as an opportunity and maybe something even more fabulous will come up.
    I am glad you had a good weekend and I have to agree that farmers market food is easily my favorite things to keep in my home. that cupcake looks delicious, and it reminds me of this summer when on saturdays i would go to the amish market and get the fresly baked oatmeal bread that was textured and delicious. perfect for a sandwich or french toast. oh man is it june yet?!

  2. Amy Lauren says:

    Really sorry to hear about the job situation, but knowing you were a little doubtful to begin with, I’m hoping this means something better will open up for you closer to home and closer to Whit.

    That cupcake looks delish! I got one on Friday, I’ll probably blog about it soon enough, but yours looks and sounds so much better. Mine was blueberry with lemon frosting but Chai is so delicious in coffee, it has to be good in muffin form too. Plus being vegan is neat :).

    I was home watching the super bowl but my friend said there was no traffic on the road so perfect time to be driving! Glad you had a safe trip.

  3. glidingcalm says:

    mmmmmmmmmmm that cupcake sounds delicious!!! what a wonderful day with the fam! happy Tuesday, Melissa!! :D

  4. sarah says:

    that sucks about the job, but maybe you’ll be able to find one closer to Whit now? Or maybe it can be your excuse to move to the tropics!

  5. Krista says:

    That is one seriously good looking cupcake!

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