Today is a good day.

All week I have been following the Tone It Up weekly workout schedule. I have also been adding in 15-20 minutes of Tara stiles yoga videos in the mornings, and I feel fantastic. There has been a lot of running (surprise, surprise!) and a lot of stretching and I haven’t even felt like my calves were going to snap in two so that is a plus. I really like the TIU workouts, because Karena & Katrina are just super fun and adorable and encourage me to keep going with the videos because they have cute abs and I do not.

When Luke and I were in California, we went to Manhattan Beach (where they live) and fell in love with it. It is such a happy, healthy area with cute people out running in the morning for us to watch while we eat our pancakes. They also have like 5 coffee shops within a one block radius which I really appreciate. Every single house they have along the beach looks significantly different, with each one more adorable than the last. I could totally see myself living there one day!


Oh, and there was a big, buff man leading a boot camp on the beach. I think that is the cutest thing that all those moms go do their workout together and then probably go get breakfast. Ugh, so adorable.

Anyway, one of the things I really love about today is that I do not work and I actually have time to get a good workout in. And go to yoga, for the first time in probably months. Oops. And I have time to go to the post office and mail a package, even though I think the average waiting time there is 3.7 hours. I swear, I always get stuck next to the “talker” in line. You know, that person who wants to know every little detail about your life and be your best friend and then never talk to you again. I’m all about meeting new people and hearing other’s stories, but the post office line of frustration is not the time or place.

I also love that we’re getting some intense thunderstorms in Michigan today. Storms make me happy. Especially on days like today when I can just stay inside and clean and by clean I mean dance around my room and move things around and drink tea and get distracted every 5 minutes.

I also love that Luke and I are going out to dinner with my sister at P.F. Chang’s tonight! I have been craving their food for the longest time and we are finally going. Thank goodness.

I have so many happy things to say right now, but I’m writing this on Thursday night and I obviously need to go watch Glee, because that is what is important right now. Bye!

What is the best thing about your day today?


  1. I LOVE crazy big thunderstorms too! I can’t wait to be able to watch them on the porch at the new house :) yay for a date night with luke and your sister, too! Molly coming into town and payday are making me smile today :P happy weekend!!

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Yay, happy day today for you! The night actually went really well…..!! :D Tell ya all about it in my next email <3

  2. I love thunderstorms! We had one the other night and I loved listening to it while falling asleep! Woo! Hope you get one :) Enjoy your day off!!

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      The best! So relaxing. We got a pretty good one so I am content :) And my car got a nice wash out if it, too, haha.

  3. This sounds like a great day!! And I want to be the T.I.I girls.. so cute

  4. I have got to do yoga more often, 15-20 min is the perfect amount if time!
    Enjoy your day off!

  5. I need to try to do yoga more often, 15-20 min is the perfect amount of time!
    Enjoy your day off!

  6. damn the TIU girls really are fun and i love/want their abs!!! whenever i do the beach babe dvd i totally recite it along with them, the funny parts at least. yes i’m lame. but the surfer girl dvd has many cute moments!
    i am envious of all those stay at home moms who get to do beach bootcamps and do brunch after!! i’ve seen moms doing their own bootcamps in my town square, with their babies in strollers right next to them. i think that’s a great way to fit in a workout while taking care of the kiddos!
    hope you enjoyed pf chang’s. i’m going out for asian food tonight too!

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Aren’t they fantastic?! They are super cute. I cannot wait to be a bootcamp mom. I do want to move to cali where it is more commonplace than it is here in MI though. PF Chang’s was soooooooooooooooooooo good. I wish I could put a million o’s there. And they have a bomb gin martini that I may or may not have enjoyed a few of. Hope you had some good food too! <3

  7. Glad you’ve been getting some awesome working out done lately :D I’ve only been doing hot yoga lately. I’ve kind of missed doing other things too. I need to find time to switch it up!
    Beach bootcamps! Awesome!
    Running on the beach is intense…
    Awesome that you had a good day off :D

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