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Fun Friday

I had Friday off for a Mother’s Day event at daycare. I dropped Logan off at school, hit the gym, took care of some chores and then went to daycare for lunch. There were other moms there, too, and we all had lunch with the kids. Taco salad, cornbread and watermelon. Then strawberry cake for dessert. 🙂

All the kids were confused when they saw mommies! They all thought it was time to go home. Poor bubs. They were confused. But it was fun to see some of the stuff they do. They read books and sang songs. It was fun.

Then it was nap time for the kiddos (who were not happy that they weren’t leaving with the mommies) and I went car shopping.

I had a 2007 Ford Focus Hatchback. I bought it 10 years ago. It was my first REAL nice car. It was less than a year old when I bought it, had like 10k miles on it, maybe…it had a warranty…all those grownup things you count on. 😉

It was such a great car. Super fuel efficient and perfect for me. Then we had a baby. Yeah…when he was little and we used the car seat that snaps into the base, it wasn’t too bad. But I definitely did NOT have room for much else in the car. But the bad news is that my car was starting to have some issues with it and it was just too damn small.

I was SO SICK of banging my head EVERY time I got Logan in and out of the car seat. It sucked. It was time to move on.

I had planned on buying a newer car earlier in the year but then Michael got laid off and was looking for work…plans had to be put on hold. Finally, I felt like I could try and look for real. I’ve been researching and test driving for about a month. I narrowed it down to a Ford Escape. I loved my Ford Focus. It was a great car that barely had anything go wrong with it and when it did, it was affordable to fix.

Now it was down to finding the RIGHT Ford Escape.

I went to three dealerships on Friday. The first was Ford, where I used to take my car for service. I had a specific car I wanted to look at but didn’t like it when I got there. I tested a few others, even a hybrid, and then left. Feeling a little discouraged. Went to one other place and had a negative experience with the salesguy then ended up at CarMax. I ended up finding MY CAR. 😀

IT is SO NICE. It’s a 2017 Ford Escape. Very low miles. Great condition. The experience I had at CarMax was absolutely excellent. I would recommend it 100%. I am SO happy with the car!!! It will be great for our little family.

Got home and we tried the Trader Joe’s cauliflower crust pizza for dinner. It was NOT good. The Whole Foods crust was much better.

Also on Friday, Logan decided he was ready to try his bike! HE LOVED it. He was obsessed. So obsessed he didn’t want to go to bed. And when he woke up Saturday, I could hear him in his room talking about his bike, 😉

Now I want to go on a road trip in my new car!

New Addition

If you saw last Friday’s post, you read that I had some bad luck. The good news is that it all got resolved. Bella is healing up nicely and by Sunday afternoon I think she was going stir-crazy. She started running laps in the yard (with her booties on). Her paws are healing up and she’s not limping anymore, so that’s good.

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I’m just glad she’s feeling better. I hate it when she’s hurt. I feel so helpless. In other news, my car was fixed and covered under warranty so I just had to pay the $50 deductible. This is the first car I’ve ever had a warranty on (and honestly it’s the first issue I’ve had with the car needing to be fixed since I got it 5 years ago) so it was a nice surprise not having to pay an arm and a leg!

Unfortunately, we weren’t so lucky with Michael’s car. 🙁 Long story short, check out our new ride:

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Subaru Outback! We’ve been talking about getting one for a few years now and almost bought one a few years ago (thankfully we didn’t because Michael got laid off a few months later). It was time. Michael’s car was too expensive to fix when it broke down and we needed something reliable. While I’m not unhappy that we have a new car, it came at the worst possible time. We’d planned on waiting until after the wedding/honeymoon to get it. The Universe decided differently!

In other news, I went back to The Warrior Room. I think the last time I was there was the beginning-ish of March. I ran out of my classes that I bought and decided to wait a bit to re-up. Besides, it’s good to rotate your workouts and change things up. Ashley generously gifted me some free classes as a wedding gift! YAY!

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I went to the Kettlebell Endurance class Tuesday night. It was SO GOOD TO BE BACK! I forgot how much I missed going there. My friend Debby joined me, too. The Kettlebell Endurance class seemed to be a morph of the conditioning (training) class and the fundamental (boot camp) class. I was glad I’d worked on the kettlebell swings at the gym on my own because I picked it right back up.

There were a lot of plank jumps, squat jumps, burpees, v-ups, hill sprints outside, and various kettlebell swings (the snatch, high pull, etc). We also had to go outside and walk around the block holding two kettlebells above our head. It’s a lot harder than you think it would be!

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Nice! So glad to be back! Class finished up and I stretched and then headed home. Biofreeze, compression tights, a hot bath with epsom salts and protein for dinner! I knew I was going to be really sore. Dinner was steak with bleu cheese, brussels sprouts and quinoa. I was famished.

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Wednesday I woke up surprisingly NOT sore. That doesn’t bode well. I think that means I will be crippled on Thursday and Friday this week…Anyways, glad to be back at the Warrior Room and hoping I see some improvement in my strength. I’ve kind of slacked on the weight lifting as I’ve been amping up the running. Stay tuned!