Category Archives: Activities

GIP Does Orlando

Girl in Pigtails here and i am very excited to say that my hubby and i are going to Orlando for a much deserved vaca. We are making a pit stop in GA for MIL’s (Mother in Law) birthday bash. … Continue reading

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How To: Bier Fest with Beer “Stein” Dude…

Beer Dude says, “Plan Ahead!” First, a little background…September 19 marks the official day of Germany’s Oktoberfest. While it would have been awesome to actually go to Germany; it was not practical. But, we did the next best thing: Busch … Continue reading

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Back to Healthy

So, the HTB (Hubby to be) and I are getting back to good health. We’ve had a long journey to a healthy lifestyle and always fell short. Each year we start a diet/exercise plan then, the holidays come and mess … Continue reading

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End of Week 3 Results

Squat: 60lbs Press: 45lbs Deadlift: 85lbs I can’t believe the weight keeps going up! It’s amazing what the body can handle… stay strong… keep lifting! – girl in pigtails  

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The Workout Saga…

Today marked Week 2 of 5×5 strong lifts. We had a great workout with our friend who has just a little bit of experience. ;-D His WARM-UP squat weight is 315lbs. :- O The most I have seen him squat … Continue reading

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I have moved on…

I have moved on to the big boy weights! Mr. Awesome Boyfriend and I are starting a strength building routine called StrongLifts 5×5. You go to the gym every other day. One day you do 5 sets of squats, bench … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Safeway had a big float in the Danville parade this morning.  I volunteered with a few other coworkers but I didn’t realize we would be in the festivities.  We passed out water to anyone looking for a little refreshment. There … Continue reading

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Del Valle

This was a nice little hike! There is a small fee when you come into the park mainly for parking. If you are camping or boating it is a bigger fee. Del Valle has a wonderful campground area if you … Continue reading

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Lake Merritt Walk

Every Saturday, Mr.Awesome Boyfriend and I like to go hike but we decided to walk around Lake Merritt instead. We are still recovering from last Saturday’s adventure and getting over the dreaded sniffles. In celebration of Earth Day (the 22nd), … Continue reading

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WARNING: This hike is not for newbies!

As you all know, Mr. Awesome Boyfriend and I love to go on hiking adventures! This hike we found in a book called Tri-Valley Trails Hiking Adventures in the greater Livermore, Amador, and San Ramon Valleys by Nancy Rodrigue and … Continue reading

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