This weekend in New England looks like it is going to be gorgeous! I am hosting my sister’s bridal shower and could not be more thrilled with the forecast. I’m also pretty proud of my Pinterest in real life DIY skills. For a quick recap of the week I figured I would share my work out schedule since people seem to ask me frequently what I do.

  • Monday: MetCon (45 minutes), Ab Blast (15 minutes), Barre Burn (45 minutes) <-Not typical. I had nothing else to do.
  • Tuesday: Ran 5 miles (5 min warm up, 1 minute fast, 3 minutes slow, repeat until I got home)
  • Wednesday: Ran 3 miles and did Hip Hop Yoga for 60 minutes
  • Thursday: Ran 5 miles (5 min warm up, ran fast for .5 miles, ran slow for .5 miles, repeat until I got home).
  • Friday: Cardio Barre Burn (60 minutes)

I do not typically take 3 classes (see Monday) but the weekend was a splurge fest, I had tons of energy, thanks to an afternoon iced coffee, and Roomie wasn’t going to be home until late.

I recently put on a few lb’s which is why I’ve been adding in the intervals and MetCon class. Since I think people lie about how much they weigh, I wanted to post this picture I took after filming on Wednesday. The top is by MPG and bottoms by New Balance. The morning this picture was taken I weighed 138 lbs (I’m 5’4 and 3/4 of an inch tall). My “happy weight” or when I feel the most confident is at 132 lbs.

Since the weather is looking ravishing, I figured I would re-post one of my most popular recipes from my Tumblr page for new followers. A friend in the Junior League made this for our last provisional group meeting and it was a huge hit!

Texas Caviar – Summer BBQ Recipe

Texas Caviar Recipe

  • 2 avocados
  • 2 tomatoes (remove pulp inside)
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1 can black beans (rinsed)
  • 1 can Green Giant Mexicorn
  • juice of 1 lime
  • fresh cilantro chopped to taste
  • 1/3 c white vinegar
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • 1 packet good seasons Italian seasoning (mix with vinegar and olive oil)

Chop it all up and mix it together. Double for a large party.

I am also planning on making my Truffle Balls but with a cake twist and blue vanilla frosting. I bought lollipop sticks to make them as cake balls. For a stand, I purchased a block of Styrofoam and plan to paint silver and anchor the sticks into it.

Earlier in this post I revealed that I had gained a few pounds. Now I’m sharing the processed food dessert I’m making for the shower. I guess I’m a walking example of why weight loss is always a battle.

No one ever lost weight by accident (unless they were sick). It really takes deliberate and mental effort 24/7.

My theory is that we aren’t getting a cake, so at least a cake balls are portion controlled right?

Weekly workout log, weigh-in confession & my best party recipe!

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  • Johanna

    you look so great in the photo, we are the same weight in the photo, my happy weight is 135:) Love your blog and love your honesty! it goes a long way:)

  • Cate

    That caviar looks yummy! Was that photo taken along the Jamaicaway? It looks familiar! Great job on getting in all those classes! Have fun at th shower!

  • Jess @ Blonde Ponytail

    You look super fit and thanks for your honesty! I just posted about my body composition results and was ready for the critiques, but I think people appreciated seeing the facts.

    Have a fabulous time at your sister’s wedding! Cake balls--LOVE that idea!

  • Trisha

    I agree! You look awesome… Flat tummy .. I know we all have our happy and comfy weight. But could that extra be some more muscle???? Perhaps? Can I ask.. You and your readers… What are YOUR trouble areas.. And what do you do about it ( besides endlessly staring in the mirror wishing it away… Ha )
    Also , Sarah, I wanted to ask.. Have you ever been injured as a result of your fitness ?? I tweaked my back running my 5th half marathon last week. No workouts all week makes a girl stir crazy!! Ha. Just trying to cut out the extra bites and treats … ;).

    Thanks! Love your candidness!

  • Nicole

    That salad looks delish!

    I know exactly what you mean about having a “happy weight,” but remember that you are your biggest critic and seriously, you look FABULOUS!

  • Corrie Anne

    you look beautiful — and i understand about the happy weight feeling. i didn’t want to put a but there lol. but nothing!! portion controlled cake is awesome.

  • Nicole

    I can totally understand what you are saying. I am also 5’4″ and currently 140 pounds. I am most comfortable at 133. I respect what you are saying and I am also going to try and buckle down lose those 7 pounds. Good luck!! By the way, I think you look great!

  • Katie

    We all struggle with the number on the scale and maintaining what we consider to be our ‘perfect’ body! You look great, so keep doing what you’re doing (like eating cake!)

    And I LOVE that flower! I may just have to try it 🙂

  • alicia

    You look great! I am also 5’4 and weigh 138….but I don’t look as good and trim as you do……you look alot smaller for sure… probably have alot more muscle…which makes for a smaller look. I need to start lifting more. Thank you for being an inspiration!

  • Cat

    Hey Sarah!!

    I <3 how you told us your weight in the photo and your happy weight and how we are all human and can learn to love food and deal with it and live a happy normal tone it up life =) I am 5'6" and I usually battle around 127 and my happy weight is at the low 120's when I'm a good doobie and do follow the 7 day slim down. But I can't maintain that. Also, I am not as toned as you and I'm not gifted with boobs lol. But I'm happier than when I was 158!

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