Sunday Post with Berls | Let Summer Break Commence!!!

Posted June 17, 2018 by Berls in The Sunday Post / 14 Comments


News at Home: Let Summer Break Commence!!!

Y’all my summer break officially began this week and I feel like it’s the FIRST summer break that I’ve really just decided to not work and to focus on me for the summer. And guess what? It’s been GREAT!!

Monday I spent at home, doing blog work and stuff around the house. I also started binge watching Jane the Virgin and I’m so addicted y’all!!

Tuesday was a busier day – I went to see Ocean’s 8 with a co-worker. I had this Groupon (bought without reading the fine print correctly) that was going to expire and could only be used Monday – Friday BEFORE 5pm. So it was a mid-day movie with someone who would be available… co-worker get-together! And then I had book club that night. A great day all around.

Wednesday I went to my podiatrist and got my boot off!! He told me to avoid the high impact – so no running, jumping, etc. It’s hard but until this weekend, I’ve been really good. He also told me it was okay to go to my fitness retreat (where I’m at as I type this!) but to ice my foot after every workout (which I’m doing right now – post Turbo Kick). I went to the gym that night and it was GREAT to be back. Felt like coming home, honestly. I missed it so much. I did a spin class and Hump Day (butt and legs!)

Thursday I started my day of with a workout at this gym called Rise Nation and I really enjoyed the workout. My legs are still sore from it though! It’s a vertical stair climber workout. You’ll have to google it to see what I mean, you have to see to understand. And then I had my weekly massage (yes, weekly! I work out too much to not take care of my muscles :)!) And then I started packing….

Which takes us to Friday where I repacked a million times. I had packing anxiety because I was afraid to bring too much. I think I brought the exact right amount though, so it worked out! I did a Target run and – NSV – bought clothes in a size L! It’s a crazy feeling being able to buy things at Target in such smaller sizes. And then I was off to my Fitness Retreat. Right now it’s Saturday afternoon and we’ve already had 4 workouts, 3 meals, some games and an amazing time. I’m being really good about icing my foot… but not so good about the not hopping. I just get so into it! I’m getting ready to hit the pool, then we have another workout, shower time, dinner, and we’re going on a sunset cruise!! Check out my Instagram for pictures if you’d like. Here’s one of many posts from before our turbo kick class!

I head home today after another workout, empowerment seminar and some time at the pool again. I also plan to take an amazing bath in the giant pool! It’s been a great week and I’m so glad I decided to take care of me this summer!

Blog News

I haven’t done a whole lot with the blog the last couple days because of the retreat, but I was really good earlier in the week and I plan to be again when I get home. Loving the feeling of getting caught up!

#FitReaders Update

I was really struggling at the beginning of this week. I just felt so hungry and just unmotivated. But I got my boot off, got back to Grit (my gym) and I’m feeling so motivated and amazing again. This retreat is going to really kick me back in gear… I feel like a different person than I was even a year ago. I never would have dreamed I’d be here doing something like this and loving every minute!

Oh and — my goal of doing a burpee? I did several half-burpees today!! I’m so excited and can’t believe how close I’m getting to that goal. Woo!

Weight has been kind of yo-yo up and down this month but hopefully I’ll get home from the retreat to find myself down a couple pounds and fully reset to keep loosing!

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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14 responses to “Sunday Post with Berls | Let Summer Break Commence!!!

  1. Jen

    Yea! Good for you for taking the summer off. You work so hard, I’m glad you are enjoying your time. P.S. I hate burpees. I can do like 1 and that’s it.

    • LOL Burpees are the worst – they’ve been my nemesis for like 6 months. It feels great to have finally beat them; now to maintain! πŸ™‚

  2. It sounds like you are doing amazing! I hope your summer is relaxing and fun and even with some learning / growth for you. Anne – Books of My Heart

    • Thanks Anne, I am feeling pretty great! Summer just needs to slow down, though. I feel like it’s going to be over before I know it.

  3. Yay for NSV! Those are GREAT! Glad you are enjoying your fitness retreat and I hope you don’t reinjure your foot! I am officially done with all my school/work responsibilities until August and its awesome!

    • Woot! It feels great to be free, doesn’t it? but I swear break feels like it’s almost over already πŸ™ How’d that happen?

      Hope you’re enjoying your break!

  4. Oh the fitness retreat sounds so fun! I’m so glad you were able to go! Yay for being bootless. I hate the boot and could it weigh anymore? I swear it weighs 100 pounds. Sounds like a great week – especially movie/book club day and taking the summer off sounds like the right decision. You definitely need to have some fun and some time focusing on you. Have a great week!

    • Thanks Katherine! How long before you get your boot off? I know, it really is the worst and so heavy. And HOT. And mine made me leg sore. So relieved to have it off. Hope your’s is coming off soon!

  5. Wow Berls. You look amazing. All pumped up and ready for a great summer break. Take care of that foot. You’re going to need it. LOL

  6. Way to go on your fitness retreat, Berls! I love seeing your photos – you look both happy and strong!! And be careful with your foot, you need it for everything right?
    We have two more weeks of work – but no classes, so it’s somewhat calmer. We have lots of meetings and class councils for students who don’t have passing grades, for instance. And on the 28th, we are seeing new students who are starting next year.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading! Miss your face! *hugs*

    • Thanks Lexxie! I had a great time on the retreat and came back feeling so strong. My foot is doing good, so I think I managed to take care of it πŸ™‚

      I just love what I hear when you describe your school – even in glimpses I can tell the system in SO MUCH better than ours. I guess you have one more week, hope it’s going well πŸ™‚ HUGS!!