Since I kinda covered my last week in the July recap, I won't go into great detail about exercise, but I did pretty good there. During the week I did well with food but once again the weekend sinks me. I didn't do bad, but I didn't do too well either. Just meh. I also didn't do much exercise this weekend. Tennis was cancelled Saturday and will be this coming week also since all the instructors are all on vacation. Some of the regular girls and I may just go up and hit around a bit tonight (weather permitting) just to do something. But back to the weekend, I just felt like I needed some down time since I've been really killing it lately so I rested a bit on Saturday and Sunday.
The good - all the exercise. I got hour walks in every single day on my breaks at work
The bad - only 2x strength training
The ugly - Food. Must do better and only one run last week
Friday we did a good amount of cleaning since we were supposed to have company over Saturday afternoon. Saturday morning we got several friends and family and went and watched Guardians of the Galaxy (more on that in a bit) then afterwards, I hit the grocery store, cake shop and then came home to finish getting the house ready for Dungeons and Dragons with friends. (Chris is dungeon master so he was working on his prep work). We started making a huge pot of jambalaya when we got the call that they had to cancel unexpectedly. So we had a ton of food and snacky stuff around the house. My brother in law was already there but we called our other friend John to come over and help eat. We still have some left so I'm eating jambalaya for lunch today. I'll be glad when the cake squares get finished off. I'm proud of myself though, I've only had one since Saturday.
Sunday was good too. We got the house tidied up and then binge watched season 4 of The Killing. I also finished the 3rd book of Gillian Flynn's. I loved Gone Girl up until the end (no spoilers...) so I swore off reading any of her other books but then I got talked into reading Dark Places. And it was worth the read. I enjoyed it so after I finished that one I said I may as well give Sharp Objects a whirl. I definitely liked Dark Places the most, then Sharp Objects next and then there is Gone Girl. Speaking of, I showed my mom the trailer and she is interested but I'm sure she will talk me into going to see it with her. (She read the book and feels the same way as I do). Hopefully they will re-work the ending or something. I just don't know how they can and I was so disappointed after finishing G.G.
ANYWAYS (oh look, a tangent!) Back to the most important event of the weekend. Guardians of the Galaxy!
WE LOVED THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was as if Firefly and The Fifth Element had an awesome baby. I loved everything about it. The characters, the story. If I had just one flaw with it though, and it's teensy tiny, I was expecting more out of Nebula (Karen Gillan a/k/a Amy Pond). I was excited to see her and was hoping she would be a "good" baddie. But that's really the only bad thing I can say about it. The movie was awesome as was the soundtrack (especially if you are a child of the 80s.) And I loved all the pop culture references (Quill's ship is named The Milano - after Alyssa!) being the pop culture geek that I am! I love that the Marvel Universe is expanding now and would love to see some crossovers with some of the Avengers (pretty please!) So Mr. Skinny Geek and I both give it 2 very big thumbs up! Go see it and then let me know what you think!
How was your weekend? Do anything fun?