Daily Archives: August 4, 2013

Farmer’s Market, Fitness, and Family

Good Morning! I hope you all are having a great weekend. The weather has been gorgeous here in Chicagoland!


Friday morning started out with physical therapy. My appointments are about an hour and include a warm-up on the stationary bike, the Graston tools, a few exercises and stretches, and finish up with about 10 minutes of ice on my quad and hip.

Friday afternoon, the kids and I finally made it to the farmer’s market.

Jaden’s favorite part was the guy that made balloons.

I love how the balloon matches his shirt and sunglasses.

I got some veggies and a few pears.


On Saturday morning, Danny and I headed to the gym together. I don’t even remember the last time we worked out together.

We did the pyramid upper body workout that I did the other day, followed by a few ab exercises.

The weather was so beautiful on Saturday that we decided to get some sandwiches and take the kids to a small nearby zoo.

We stopped at Pot Belly’s, and I got the Mediterranean veggie sandwich. It is hands-down my favorite sandwich. I also got it ”thin cut” which means they scoop out the bread.

And I got a giant dill pickle.

I love pickles, but sadly Danny, Jacob, and Jaden do not share my love for pickles. Well, maybe it’s not so sad because then I get the whole pickle to myself.

We walked around and looked at the animals for a while.

The kids loved the ducks the most. Of all the animals, they loved the ducks.

Later in the evening, my family came over for a bonfire and s’mores.

I neglected the bug spray and got no less than 47 bug bites. My legs look terrible. Lesson learned.

I was a little bummed because I wasn’t able to run the Diva Dash this weekend, but it turned out to be a really great weekend.

Later this afternoon, I am going on a tour of my new gym that’s opening next month. I am so excited to see it! The gym I’m at now is part of the park district and it’s very small. But the park district is building a huge brand-new gym which will include 7,500 square feet of fitness area, a pool including aqua classes and a pool running class, an indoor walking track, tons of fitness classes, premium locker rooms, and a kid’s room with a rock climbing wall.

I am really excited to try out some of the new classes. I am going to try out the pool running and I am signing up to take a rowing class. I have never used a rowing machine before, so I am excited to try the class!

Have a great day!

  • Do you like pickles?
  • Have you ever taken a rowing class?
  • If you belong to a gym, what’s your favorite thing about it?
  • Any plans for today?





Filed under Family Fun, Fitness, Working Out