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Mother’s Day Weekend In Florida: Yoga, Burgers, Beach, Run

I didn’t mean to get so long-winded in my weekend recap! Now that it’s almost Thursday…I think we need to wrap this thing up! 🙂

Let’s pick up on Sunday morning.

I woke up naturally around 6 a.m. (that time change!!!) with plenty of time to eat breakfast and get ready to head to Balance Health Studio for their Sunday morning spicy vinyasa class.

It’s almost an hour drive for me to get to Balance but I fell in love with this Sunday class a couple of years ago and I just can’t miss it when I’m in town.

It’s taught by the owner, Kelli Precourt, and takes place in their yoga studio on the third floor of the building. It has views of the gulf and the space just feels so good. I can’t even tell you how much I love Kelli’s classes. She’s so skilled at teaching a truly all-levels class where you feel 100% comfortable wherever you may be. She’s natural, conversational and relatable. If you’re vacationing in the area, seek her out.

We started and ended class singing the mantra Lokah Samastah Sukino Bhavantu which translates to, “may all beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.” It’s one of my favorites and was exactly what I needed from this practice. It was 90 minutes of sweaty bliss.

I stopped by The Donut Hole on my way home from class with one thing on my mind…a sour cream cake donut. So tasty! 🙂

Back at my grandmother’s condo, I had a salad with my leftover blackened grouper from the previous night’s dinner out before hitting the beach with my mom for a few hours.

After we came in from the beach and got cleaned up, my mom helped me with photography and video for my 100 Rep Core Workout post. I made her work on Mother’s Day. Yay for moms! 🙂

After the photo shoot we all gathered at my parent’s place for Mother’s Day dinner. My parent’s golden Sam was excited.

His sister Missy, less so but can we take a moment to appreciate my grandmother’s styling Sperry’s!? I would seriously wear these!

Dinner was burgers. Random choice for Mother’s Day, I know, but they are my grandmother’s favorite and I was craving my dad’s grilled food! We had my lemon feta potato salad and a side salad on the side.

Dessert was a chocolate cake that my grandmother had been eyeing at Publix. They make the best cake! She was surprised and excited that we got it for her.

After dessert we headed back to her place and watched a few more episodes of House Hunters before calling it a night.

I worked for a few hours on Monday morning. I broke to eat this breakfast of almond milk yogurt with fruit, cereal and almond butter.

Best cereal ever. (And I’m not a cereal girl.)

After I wrapped up my work I knocked out a quick 5 miles. Gah, the heat and humidity upped my workout intensity a ton!

A foggy, gray morning gave way to the most beautiful afternoon.

OMG…that water!

Since my flight wasn’t until later in the afternoon, my mom and I were able to soak up a few more hours at the beach.

The gulf can be temperamental and this was the clearest and most colorful that I’ve seen it in a very long time.

Lunch in the sand before heading to the airport.

I got home a little after 8 p.m. and was greeted with PJs and slippers laid out, a glass of wine and Tanner had prepped all the ingredients for my homemade pad thai. Very sweet and thoughtful of him!

Counting down the days until my next visit. I can’t wait to see my sweet grandma again and to see those gorgeous Florida beaches.

How did you spend Mother’s Day weekend?

What’s your favorite cereal?




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  • Juliette | Namastay Traveling May 18, 2017, 6:50 am

    What a beautiful weekend with family! So nice to have that quality time with them. Cinnamon life is by far my fav cereal, so delicious. Enjoy the rest of your week!

    • Jen May 18, 2017, 2:03 pm

      Thank you! Yes, it was great to make it to visit for a few days! 🙂

  • Patricia @Sweet and Strong May 18, 2017, 7:14 am

    Those Florida beaches are beautiful!!! And I’m usually not a cereal person, but I can dominate some granola!

    • Jen May 18, 2017, 2:03 pm

      Yes, they so are! And I cannot be trusted around granola. It’s so good! 🙂 Especially homemade.

  • Linda May 18, 2017, 10:30 am

    Your grandmother is just beautiful. You and her remind me of me and my grandma years ago. We lost her two years ago but she lived an amazing 98 years! Treasure every moment you have with her.

    Love how Tanner had wine and pjs waiting! Doesn’t get much better than that! 😉

    • Jen May 18, 2017, 2:02 pm

      Thank you. I am so lucky to have her in my life. She’s the best. <3

  • Amy J May 18, 2017, 10:33 am

    Sounds like a perfect get away! Would you share which hats you like to wear for running? I’m struggling to find one I love that doesn’t make me sweat more, and actually fits a pony tail. Thanks!

    • Jen May 18, 2017, 2:02 pm

      I usually wear Lululemon hats just because I like how they fit but I won’t say they’re the coolest for running. I also have Nike and Under Armour running hats that are super lightweight and comfortable! I would definitely recommend them!

  • Allie @ Running on Peanut Butter May 18, 2017, 10:58 am

    Oh my gosh, that cake looks amazing! Grandma has great taste in cake! 🙂 And Tanner… talk about adorable and so sweet for having slippers and your pj’s waiting for you. What a keeper! Question – what kind of turkey deli meat do you use? Your sandwiches always look so good but I never buy lunch meat because I don’t know the healthiest options!

    • Jen May 18, 2017, 2:00 pm

      I buy my deli meat at Whole Foods! They roast some of their own meats in house and also have brands without a lot of additives!

  • Gina H May 18, 2017, 12:15 pm

    I love that cereal too… and definitely love sour cream cake doughnuts!

    • Jen May 18, 2017, 1:58 pm

      Yes, yes to both. So good! 🙂

  • Liz May 18, 2017, 3:19 pm

    Ah! I LOVE Balance and try to make it there twice when we go to Seaside.

  • Mary-Elsye Winchester May 18, 2017, 5:46 pm

    Next time you’re near 30A you have to go to Thibod and take their Zumba class! Best Zumba Class I’ve ever taken

  • Amanda @amanda-isms May 19, 2017, 3:56 pm

    Lemon feta potato salad? That sounds incredible. And those slippers are super cute 🙂 Sounds like it was a great weekend! Makes me so excited for summer days!

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