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Not The Smoothest

by Courtney on December 10, 2011

Good morning! Happy weekend!

Sorry it’s been a while since our last little rendezvous; after work yesterday, Jay and I ended up joining some of his co-workers and a couple of our friends out for Happy Hour. We had great time, had some great beer, some good food, and a few good laughs, sans camera. Sometimes, it’s just necessary, ya know?

This morning, I woke up ready to try out a new-to-me workout…


Exhale: Core Fusion Power Sculpt.

I’d never tried a Core Fusion workout before, but I’ve heard so many great things about, so I was really excited when I was given the opportunity to review it. Judging by the front of the cover, I was under the impression that it was going to be a really hard-core, heavy weights kinda deal. But as soon as I turned on the video, I realized that it was definitely not.


I did the full, 55-minute workout, which is a mix of yoga, Pilates, and strength training, and I will say that it was definitely 10x more of a workout than I thought it would be. I’ll give you guys a full review a little later on, promise. Winking smile

Post-workout, it was time for breakfast, and our little man was right there with us the whole time to supervise.

Breakfast prep wasn’t the smoothest today…

First, I actually ran a pot of coffee without ever putting the coffee in the filter. I don’t know what the heck I was thinking.

Then, we had a little casualty with our first batch of toasted bagels.


Thankfully, a fresh pot of coffee plus a new set of toasted bagels made for an awesome, Saturday-morning breakfast.

We’ve had a bag of Simply Potatoes Diced Tomatoes with Onion in our fridge for a couple of weeks, so Jay decided he wanted to use ‘em up today. We seasoned them with some salt, pepper, rosemary, garlic, and Garlic Gold olive oil, along with some diced deli ham. They were incredible – especially with ketchup.


Along with my potatoes also came an egg, provolone cheese, and jam bagel sandwich.


A hearty, delicious way to start the day for sure!


Later today, Jay and I have plans to run some errands, see an afternoon movie, and then head over for a Christmas dinner that we were invited to with some good friends. It’s sure to be a great day!

Questions for the Morning:

What’s on your agenda for today?

Have you ever tried any of the Core Fusion workouts?

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1 Khushboo December 10, 2011 at 11:46 am

Enjoy your day! My Saturday was pretty lame thanks to being hit by the flu! Never tried this workout but lord knows I’m ready to get my sweat on- 2 days in bed is enough to drive anyone loco!
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2 Courtney December 10, 2011 at 11:46 am

Oh no!! Feel better SOON!! :)


3 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine December 10, 2011 at 11:48 am

You have gotten me hooked on the egg, cheese and jam sandwiches, they are just SO good! My plan today, is to clean up my apartment a bit and then go to a tacky Christmas sweater party!
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4 Chelcie @ Chelcie's Food Files December 10, 2011 at 11:51 am

Those potatos sound delicious! Have a great weekend:)
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5 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries December 10, 2011 at 11:52 am

Sounds like a perfect Saturday to me! We’re totally being lazy bums this morning hanging out at home. I’m about to get my butt in gear and go do a workout, later this afternoon possibly make some turkey soup, and then this evening we have a Christmas party to go to!
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6 sarah (sarah learns) December 10, 2011 at 11:55 am

today’s agenda includes taking my puppies to be groomed, hitting the gym with my husband, and lots of wedding thank-you card writing. fun stuff!
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7 Brandi December 10, 2011 at 11:59 am

Morning! Let’s see, first it was up at 5, which included a workout and an awesome bowl of pumpkin oats afterwards. Then it’s work for a few hours, head to the store like a crazy person on a Saturday, and then back home to bake some yummy cookies. :)
We are having a ‘Christmas on the Square’ where I live at tonight so I can’t wait to check that out. Then it’s on to a Christmas party with some church members. Fun filled day!
Have a great day!


8 Cara @ EAT. PRAY. RUN. December 10, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I had the same breakfast – minus the potatoes! Always the best for satisfying sweet + savory cravings together! Protein packed too :)


9 Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions December 10, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Your day sounds laid back and fun ~ my favorite kind! Enjoy ;)
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10 Shannon December 10, 2011 at 1:13 pm

What’s on my agenda today? Hmmmm…nothing really. I’m going to do half of my homework this afternoon, and then tonight I’m going bowling with my Girl Scout troop. It will be a tad awkward since I’m not really close friends with anyone in the troop since I switched schools freshman year.

Wish me luck! If you’re seeing New Year’s Eve, I just went last night with my friends and it was really good. Oh, and no- I haven’t tried out that workout.


11 Pamela December 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm

My sister actually let me borrow a Core Fusion DVD recently, but I haven’t had the chance to try it! I’ll have to read your review and see what you think! :)
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12 pat December 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm

agenda for the day?? hmmmm….wrapping presents, Christmas movies, and getting ready for some marathon cookie baking!!


13 Courtney December 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm



14 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy December 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I’ve never tried those workouts, but I’m curious to hear your review! Exercise TV has been my best friend lately, when I don’t feel like driving to the gym!
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