Pretty Bird…

As some of you might be aware, Thursdays are generally used as my rest day from the gym.  Why Thursday?  No clue.  It’s like an end-of-the-week break from the madness I guess.  Many take Friday or Saturday off.  But I don’t like this.  I love working out Friday- especially if I have plans later in the night.  It re-energizes me- helpful for nights that don’t end until 2 or 3 in the morning.  And makes me feel just a wee bit sassier in whatever I’m wearing.  ;)  What’s your preferred rest day?  I also do Sundays pretty light- usually just yoga or something that doesn’t include sweating buckets.

Now that I’ve declared my love for Thursday Rest Day, I’ll confess I didn’t do that this week.  I walked my happy little butt over to the gym at 5:15 (for all those keeping track- yes I’ve stuck to the morning workouts and have started to enjoy them this week).  I actually got a “good morning” out of the random girl there this time.  She’s not the same one I was complaining about, but still- I feel accomplished by doing so.  Elliptical, 1.5 mile run, abs, stairmill, a few arm weights.  Standard procedure.

My only complaint with morning workouts vs. after work is that I have a strict time limit.  I wanted to work on the arms more, but there just wasn’t time.  I could have revisited strength training when I got home after work, but I had things to do.  And didn’t feel like stressing about it.

I started the process of getting the baby shower cake done.  Because Mon has to be on her happy little way early Saturday, I didn’t want to make Friday night a “down to the wire” kind of night.  So I cranked out a few of the cakes last night.Classic white cake.  Courtesy of Food Network.  I like this cake because it’s a bit more dense and easy to work with when “creating” outlandish cakes the way I do.  When I said a few, I really meant all six layers.  I felt like being an overacheiver.  It’ll just make tonight easier.  Mon’s coming over to help finish up with the “cake bites” and provide alcohol and entertainment while I ice and decorate like a crazy mad woman.

Don’t think I snacked on cake batter all night (A finger lick may have happened.  Or two.  Who’s really counting?).  I had this beforehand:Breakfast for dinner.  That was the last of my spinach that I hoarded earlier this week.  Who wants to bet I’ll be picking more up this weekend when I get more food?  It’s a vicious cycle…

A sneak peak of the decorations?I’m naming it Petey!  Pretty bird…

I’ll give a cookie to the first person who knows what movie I’m referencing.

Seriously.  I’m planning on baking cookies in a couple weeks.  I’ll send you one.  Maybe two.  Three if you give me a compliment. :P

*And I apologize that this post randomly showed up last night for all you google readers out there… I’m a compulsive saver (lost one too many papers in college to not be!) and hit “publish” on accident.  Oopsies!

33 Responses

  1. Is Petey wearing glitter? Haha. I like taking Fridays as rest days because I typically need a drink the minute I get home. Well I don’t need it, but I really like it that way.

  2. i agree about being pressed for time in the mornings and sometimes not being able to get it all in. but i do love the feeling of saying “heck yeah i worked out this morning before YOU (aka coworkers) got out of bed” :)

    a very yummy looking breakfast for dinner too! i might have to do that tonight

  3. Uh, Dumb and Dumber, obviously! Jeff Daniels is actually from my small town in Michigan (our only claim to fame :) ). Good luck with the baking, that cake looks delicious!

  4. Lloyd: I sold some stuff, to Billy Enforsee.
    Harry: The blind kid?
    Lloyd:(Laughing) Yeah, yeah.
    Harry: What did you sell him Lloyd?
    Lloyd: You know, stuff.
    Harry: What kinda stuff?
    Lloyd: Few baseball cards, a sack of marbles, (coughs) Petey.
    Harry: Petey? You sold my dead bird to a blind kid? Lloyd: wh- he- wha- Petey didn’t even have a head!
    Lloyd: Harry, I took care of it
    Billy: Pretty bird, pretty bird.

  5. I never really take the same day off, it all depends on what is going on that week. When I was working though I would usually take Friday off so I could sleep in a little later in order to stay up later that night, but I like your reasons for Thursday. I definitely feel happier and more confident if I worked out that day, so maybe Friday isn’t the best plan : )

  6. I’m thinking about switching back to mornings, but I totally understand what you say about being pressed for time. I hope you show pictures of the cake–that little bird is so cute :)

  7. I love going for runs on Friday and Saturday AM. It really starts my weekend out on the right foot. Good luck with baking your massive cake! I cant wait to see what it looks like.

  8. What is a rest day?

  9. I am so proud of your AM workout schedule (I’m also a bit jealous that I can’t drag my ass out of bed at that time!) As for rest days, I’m with you, I love working out on Fridays and it’s so simple for me to work out on weekend days-there’s just so much more time. And even though I don’t know the movie reference, you can send me cookies any time you want!!

  10. Can’t wait to see the finished product on the cake! Have a great Friday Amy!

  11. Dangit..I so know this is Dumb and Dumber and I LOVE that movie.

    Can’t wait to see the finished product :)

  12. Wow working out on a Friday before going out? I get the opposite feeling of being spent and wanting to then stay in. Cakes look good so far, the bird is so cute. Congrats with keeping up on the morning workouts. I’m impressed.

  13. Im excited to see the cake when its finished!! That bird is totally adorable, I love it. :)

    I cant get over these early morning workouts you’re doing. I have to fight to get out of bed at 6 for work. Right now I’ve been awake for 2 hours and Im still not actually woken up.

  14. Petey is a progressive bird. I respect that. Makes sense that he’ll be working with your cake balls. I kind of love the time constraints of morning workouts – in fact, every time that I “run out” of time to do arms, I am thrilled. OHWELL.

  15. You’re a workout machine! I’ll pretty much take any excuse to skip.

    Can’t wait to see the finished results of the cakes!

  16. Lloyd, don’t worry….I took care of it.

    Cake batter for dinner….I mean breakfast for dinner, sounds fantastic.

  17. I love seeing your awesome cake creations. You are so talented. I took a cake decorating class once and I think I regressed.

    I don’t take any rest days! But I also don’t work out as hard as I used to. Sometimes a walk just has to be enough. :)

  18. 6 layers?!! Um, if I wasn’t impressed before (which I was), I am now. I’ve only helped a friend with a 2 layer cake and I pretty much thought I was the world’s best baker. I cannot wait to see what it looks like!

  19. hahahaha love it. pretty bird, pretty bird. HARRY I TOOK CARE OF IT! best movie everrrr

    if i am having a good week my rest days are wednesday and sunday. i enjoy an easy workout friday am, and kick my booty work out saturday. wed = mid week rejuvination!

    good luck w. the cake baking!!

    you have done wedding cakes haven’t you? mmm. i wonder if they travel well :)

  20. This is what I get for waking up late and being on the West Coast… I’m sure everyone else has already guessed Dumb & Dumber :) GREAT MOVIE!!

    I like to take my long workouts (uh, when I was running I guess) on Sundays because I didn’t work until 5 and didn’t have to worry about running in the dark.

    But then again, I generally take 3+ days off when I’m big time running. Also, LOOOOOVE breakfast for dinner :)

  21. Petey has a killer sense of style and I like it. A lot. In fact, I think I could learn a thing or two from him because he may just be more beautiful than me. That’s saying a lot considering he’s a stuffed bird.

    And I would never have been able to guess that the phrase was from Dumb & Dumber which just means that I must watch it again ASAP because it is an amazing, amazing, amazing movie.

  22. haha….i swear that movie is on non-stop over here! that, and zoolander, and random christmas movies (because they just don’t care.)

    are you seriously making a 6 layer cake?? you are my hero :)

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