’tis the season for cider

Overnight we got hit with the first “real” snowfall of the season. I think we got a few inches, and the temperature today was frigid with a high of 26°!


This AM I hit the gym (weird to think I was at a party there last night).

I started with some legs.
-3X6 squats (65lb) supersetted with 20 calf raises (machine)
-switched to 85lb squats for the last 2X6 supersetted with 20 stair calf raises
-2X6 deadlifts (85lb) supersetted with 2X8 quad machine curls


And ended with some chest, shoulders.
-4×8 standing high cable crossover supersetted with 15 overhead weight plate press (25lb)
-finished lightly with 3×10 side lateral raise (7.5 dumb bells)

Today I met my family at our family friends’ annual Cider Making party. This is one of the best parties of the years. It’s held on their farmland, in their barn. Everyone brings an empty jug to fill up with cider, that’s made throughout the party, and take home. So delicious.

There’s also a ton of food and treats. The hostess is a wonderful baker so I love eating her baked goods! This party really encompasses all things Fall and holiday-related and I absolutely love it.






it’s time for a gym party

Ok, I think my gym is pretty great. I’ve been going there my whole life (literally). I started out in the nursery while my parents worked out and I’ve grown into working out there myself. It’s great because I know a lot of the people who have also been around there for a long time, and it’s always a very welcoming and friendly place.

I love my gym so much that last night I went to a party there. What? Yup, I partied at my gym.


The gym held their 35th anniversary party and I met my family and family friends there. The party was definitely a party; complete with a bar, food, band, dancing and raffles. I have to admit, it was a bit odd seeing everyone all ‘dressed up,’ but that kind of made it all the better.

Not ashamed to admit I was there until 11:30 on a Saturday night. And no, I did not get any sets in — haha.



Have you ever partied at your gym?