Drinkable Cupcake

So fun to read about how many pet lovers read TCL! Yay pets!



I made some yummy rice milk oats this AM with medjool dates, flaxseed meal and pepitas.


Yummy Don Pablo coffee.


I had a business lunch today with my boss and a couple co-workers. It was really nice talking to work people in person since I seem to mostly talk to people on the phone these days.

I had a yummy sweet tea-lemonade drink.


I had a tasty iron-skillet roasted mahi mahi with jambalaya-style rice and green beans. It was quite tasty.

Work got quite hectic after lunch. My head was spiiiiinnnnning! Phew!


I got snacky in the afternoon and noshed on some whole grain goodness toast with Justin’s Chocolate PB and hemp seeds (have you tried these yet? I swear, they’re like the new chia!).


A farmer’s market gala apple was deeeelicious, too.


Luckily, I got to dance all my stress away after work at zumba class. That’s one of the best things I like about zumba…I can be so tired, so stressed, so anything, but I ALWAYS leave zumba feeling 100% happy. I’ll tell ya…keeping up with a 40+ hour job, maintaining a blog, doing about 3-6 hours of zumba every week (including teaching twice a week), and keeping up with my family and friends is tough, but I’m so happy to have so much in my life! πŸ™‚


I taught my second ever (public) zumba class tonight.

I spent FOREVER working on my playlist and bounced it off of my friend and seasoned zumba instructor Megan who gave me a thumbs up before I finalized it.

Here’s my playlist:

  1. Aint No Other Man
  2. Loba
  3. Tambourine
  4. Say Na Say Na
  5. Let Me Think About It
  6. Jai Ho
  7. Press It Up
  8. Blue Jeans
  9. Desi Girl
  10. Mi Chica Sexy
  11. Boro Boro
  12. Waka Waka
  13. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  14. What Is It
  15. El Alacran (the Dance Off song)
  16. Billionaire

We had a small but mighty class tonight…and we had an AWESOME time! I made a pretty tough playlist, so I think they got a great workout in addition to having a good time. πŸ™‚ One girl told me she loved that Let Me Think About It Song, which you guys know is a personal fave of mine. I discovered it on YouTube. (click here for where I’ve posted the video before).


Hubby tried to talk me into Mexican for dinner, but we are already over budget for the month, so I talked him into staying in.



We cracked open a new wine – Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay. I must admit, I really love this bottle of wine for the winery name! I think we got this wine at our house warming, though. πŸ™‚

Loved the wine, though…yum!


We had some soy corn dogs, Annie’s mac and cheese and farmer’s market green beans.

Man, those green beans were amazing!


Hubby baked up some take-and-bake vegan chocolate chip cookies for dessert…nooommmmm!

How many hours a week do you workout?

31 thoughts on “Drinkable Cupcake”

  1. I would say 6-7 hours a week. I sometimes wonder if working out 6 days a week is over doing it. I’m trying to find the balance of letting my body rest. Especially because I work in a kitchen and am on my feet moving 7 hours a day too. Hmmm

  2. I loooove hemp seeds!!! Been addicted to them for awhile now…still love the chia too πŸ˜‰ I love everything hemp…and it’s suuuper easy on the environment as well πŸ™‚

  3. I’m in my final month of pregnancy so I’m down to an hour of walking every day, a few back mobility exercises and random 20min bike rides and extra walks. Pre pregnancy I think I did 5-6hrs of weight training and a few more of LSD hiking, jogging and yoga.

  4. You are looking and feeling fantastic and although there may be so much going on in your life, you are always so upbeat, appreciative and optimistic about it all which is truly commendable! πŸ™‚

  5. Certain workouts ALWAYS make me feel better too. And I feel you on being super busy, but loving life. I can never get over how much I have right now. πŸ™‚

  6. Over the summer I worked around 50 hours, but now I am down to around 20 because I have a full load of classes! It’s tough being so busy isn’t it?

  7. i don’t measure workouts in hours but miles usually since i run. i run about 25-30 miles per week (6 days/week). i also end up walking about 10 miles/week to and from the bus stop downtown & my grad school classes downtown, which takes forever but is def good exercise since i’m carrying a bag and such!

  8. I’ve worked out about 3 hours since Monday, and will get at least two more hours in this weekend. The amount of time I spend working out has drastically increased since I started running! Since I’m training for specific distances I make sure to at least get my training runs each week – the other workouts are bonuses!

  9. I spend at least 10-12 hours per week running, doing strength training, and yoga once in a while.
    I also work 40 hrs + blog + work out and it you are right, it gets pretty tough to do much else.
    But for me, giving up running (and probably for you, giving up ZUMBA) would make it even worse because that’s where so much stress relief comes from!

  10. I work full time (40+) then teach 3 night classes a week at the local community college (public speaking), which is about another 12 hours. So, some days I’m going 8 am until 9:45 pm. I’m also doing CrossFit classes 4 days a week, running, yoga, and spin. CRAZY schedule, but I’m making it work. It can be done if you have your priorities straight.

    I love hemp seeds. I made a green hemp seed walnut burger from Thrive the other day…

      • Here’s my tentative exercise schedule. I teach Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights (from 6 to 8:45 pm).

        Monday morning: 5:30 a.m. CrossFit class.
        Tueday: rest day or I’ll get on the treadmill and jog after I get home from class (even if it’s at 9:00 p.m.). Then I’ll eat dinner.
        Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. CrossFit class
        Thursday: rest day or I’ll get on the treadmill and jog after I get home from class (even if it’s at 9:00 p.m.). Then I’ll eat dinner.
        Friday: 5:30 a.m CrossFit class if I have plans…if I don’t have plans, 5:30 p.m. CrossFit class.
        Saturday: Depends. Run or go to 12:00 p.m. CrossFit class or some other workout
        Sunday: 3:00 p.m. spin class followed by 4:00 p.m. yoga class

        I really can’t stand morning exercise. I’m super weak in the morning. My body is used to working out on a full day’s worth of food. But, since I really only have to do the AM class once a week, it’s not so bad. I try to get in at least 5 days a week exercise…since CrossFit is so intense, I feel like 4 days is fine with that and then one day of spin/yoga/running. Good luck!!

  11. I love you so much for drinking wine with a corndog. My mom always served mac and cheese with corndogs when I was growing up. I guess she didn’t know that white wine was also a good accompaniment. The dinner of champions right?

    See you tonight!

  12. I love those cupcake wines! I’m sure the name and design on the label doesn’t hurt why I love them so much πŸ™‚

    I workout 3-4 hours a week. I feel like if I do more than that I get burned out and that’s never a good thing! πŸ™‚


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