Friday Favorites: The Trendy Trainer and BODYPUMP

Happy Friday!! I know I say this every week. . but gosh, I am glad
that it is Friday.

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We have nothing planned and I am so happy about that. Ok, well thatโ€™s not entirely true. I have 2 things planned. 1. I am going to do something with this can of pumpkin. It seems like everything pumpkin has exploded this week and I need to make something!!

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And my second thing planned is packing. . . I told you guys a while ago that we are building a new house. Which is so exciting! But also so stressful!

And we sold our current house. Again, super exciting, but also stressful, because we have to move out of our current house before our new house will be ready.

Which means. . . we have to pack and move TWICE! Whoa.

And our first move comes up at the end of October. So, on the one hand, it is a really good process to move, it gives you a chance to go through stuff and get rid
of things you donโ€™t use or want anymore. But to have to go through
things and decide what can be packed away for the next 3-4 months. .
.tough work. And if it can be packed away for that long, do you really
need it? For most things, yes! I really need my Panini press,
immersion blender and over 20 bath towels. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And donโ€™t even get me
started on trying to pack up an 18 month old..  .

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Thankfully, we have found a good short term housing option in a town home
that is about 1.5 miles down the road. So, while most things will be
packed, other stuff can just be put in baskets and taken over to the
new place.

But, oh, did I mention that the weekend before our closing
on our house, Scott and I are going to be out of town at the Des
Moines half marathon. Ya, awesome timing for that one. . . so all of
our moving will have to be done during the week. . . Thankfully we
have awesome families who have all offered to come down and help at
one time or another, either moving boxes, lifting heavy things
(Adam!), or watching Luke. So, that is really making this whole
process seem like it might work out. Winking smile

So, to get back to my happiness that we have nothing planned this
weekend, means that we can get a good start on all the packing. Is it
super sad that I am excited about that?

Being an adult is so much fun. < sarcasm> At least I know there will be some sort of pumpkin treats to provide some distraction. Smile 

But anyway, for todayโ€™s Friday Favorites, I am combining 2 favorites:
first, my blend, Caroline, who I recently met at the Healthy Living
Summit (and was one of my roommates!).

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She is seriously the sweetest, fun, and most down to earth people. I am so happy that I can call her my friend.  She knows me too well because she brought me a jar of cookie butter at HLS. Seriously, how sweet?!

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And she asked me to guest post for her while she is out of town to a conference in Colorado. <super jealous>

And then combine that with my second favorite thing: body pump! I have been teaching the newest release โ€“87 for the past two weeks and it is a great workout!Lunges are especially challenging.

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And that leads me to my guest post for Caroline!

A post all about body pump โ€“>
1. What it is,
2. Why itโ€™s awesome and
3. What to expect for your 1st time.

So, head on over to The Trendy Trainer and check it out!!

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And if you need even more BODYPUMP โ€“ check out my BODYPUMP page!!

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Any big plans for the weekend? Can I live vicariously through you
while I am packing? Any good pumpkin recipes to share??

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27 Responses to Friday Favorites: The Trendy Trainer and BODYPUMP

  1. Nicole

    Ok, third or fourth time I have see you talk about cookie butter, where on earth do you find it. I feel the need to try now ๐Ÿ™‚

    • KT

      LOL. It really is that good!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Trader Joe’s!! Careful, it is dangerous. I have always wanted to make cookies or bars or something with it but it never seems to make it in our house that long. . .

  2. I’m going outlet shopping tomorrow. I am ready to spend some moneyyyyy I need to treat myself!

  3. Well you don’t want to live vicariously through me this weekend because I’m working and studying all weekend!! ๐Ÿ™ but today I have totally free and I’m taking advantage of that. Couch, tv and a book are calling my name today… And some apple sauce making!!
    I also have a can of pumpkin in my cupboard…. Hmmm let me know if you find a delicious looking recipe ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • KT

      Love making apple sauce – I might have to make some today. . . my favorite way is in my rice cooker – so fast and easy!

  4. Congrats on selling your house! Sounds like it will be an exciting fall for you guys ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Friday!!
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  5. Yuck! Packing and moving stinks, but doing it twice a few months apart is awful. I wish you lots of luck on that front, for sure!

    I’m doing the Rock N Roll “Mini Marathon” on Sunday, but other than that it’s yard work for me!
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  6. You should make pumpkin pancakes!! OR you could put some pumpkin in overnight oats…I have been doing that lately and it is GOOD!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Friday Foodie Favorites: September 27, 2013My Profile

    • KT

      I like baking with pumpkin but I am strange in that I don’t actually really like pumpkin. . . so it has to be in cookies or muffins that aren’t super pumpkin-y. . .

  7. Good luck with the packing! I wish we had a Trader Joes so I could get hooked on that cookie butter. Looks so good! We have no plans this weekend either. Got my 20-miler in today, so looking forward to taking it easy!!
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  8. I used to love Body Pump! Hearing you talk about it makes me miss it so much!

  9. Whoofta girl, you do have a lot going on! A pumpkin treat of some sort will definitely help though ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m planning to bake with pumpkin this weekend too…I’m thinking pancakes for breakfast tomorrow and maybe some muffins to have on hand for snacks this coming week.
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  10. Wow, you have a lot on your plate coming up! I also have a sad, unused can of pumpkin that needs a recipe asap. I’ll be checking out what you make in case I want to steal it!
    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food recently posted..Finally Friday!My Profile

  11. We have our launch for bodypump in two weeks. I’m ready for a new workout. I guess I didn’t realize you taught body pump too. I have been taking the class 1-2x a week for the last year and absolutely love it!

  12. I love weekends that we can just chill and I just made pumpkin cookies! Can’t wait to see what ou made:)
    Sharsti@theblonehairbleeyecrunner recently posted..Testing running speed and Friday favoritesMy Profile

  13. Phew! Talk about a lot going on! We were hoping to do all of our moving at the beginning of May but of course things NEVER go as planned and we ended up moving the 2nd to last weekend in may… five days later we were scheduled to leave on a 4 day trip to Boston. Again- great timing ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Good luck!!
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  14. Haha, you can live through me if you want … I did a 22 mile training run yesterday. Woohoo! I’m boring :).

    Good luck with packing! We just moved from Ames to Urbandale and it was sooo much work, so I feel for you!

    Good luck on your half!!
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