Very Important Day

30 Aug

Guys, today starts something very, VERY important. Like, we’re talking stay up all night like it’s Christmas day exciting. Weekend altering, take-over-you-life important.

Nope, it’s not my wedding. Not even the countdown to my wedding (yet).


It’s the start of COLLEGE FOOTBALL!

Yes, I’m completely aware that I’m a dork.

But college football makes me SO happy. It’s one of my favorite parts of the fall. Obviously I have a particular preference for my Hokies, but I really don’t discriminate when it comes to watching. Thursday nights and Saturdays are all about football in my world. I mean, our save the dates were Hokies football tickets! We are totally those people.

(Old school picture alert! This is from when my blog was just a tiny baby!)

Laney, however, is not amused by college football so far. Even though she’s named after Virginia Tech’s football stadium (again, can you see our obsession?) Maybe she’ll be more enthusiastic when the Hokies play.


Now that football season has started, I’m going to apologize in advance for the many football-related posts for the next 5 months. And if you’re a fellow college football fan, let’s be friends. Unless you root for my rival teams. Then we might have to put our friendship on hold until basketball season!

I kid, of course. Sort of.

Anyway, how about some eats and some fitness. That IS what you guys came here to read about, after all.


Today was day 4 in a row at the gym for me, which I’m actually really proud of. Life has been so crazy recently that it’s really messed with my gym schedule. But I really tried to prioritize it this week, even with a lot of late evenings at work, and so far I’ve been able to be successful!

So for today I completed another workout from Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp. I really can’t believe that we’re almost done with week 6! It’s actually gone by incredibly fast!

What I LOVE about bootcamp though is that I never get bored. I’m one of those people that gets easily bored (and thus easily wimps out) when I do the same workout over and over again. While I love Jillian Michaels and her workouts, I really can only use them rarely because I just find the repetition a snooze.

But Tina’s work outs are so different each phase that I really never find myself getting bored. Even the moves are rarely repeated more than once a week; she’s always introducing new and exciting ways to strengthen muscles. She even keeps cardio interesting! The fact that Tina’s workouts have kept me interested for 6 weeks straight is really a testament to her abilities!

I really encourage anyone to check in to her next Bootcamp, because it has been SUCH a great experience!


For some reason I’ve totally been on a bean kick lately, and that continued all day today. I just was craving beans. Refried beans, to be specific.

I know that some people are kind of grossed out by refried beans, but I totally grew up on them and they are one of my favorite things to include with any kind of Mexican  meal. Today was no exception.


I filled a whole wheat tortilla with fat free refried beans (the kind with no funky ingredients. Just beans!), and set it under the broiler for a minute to crisp up. Then I topped it with a sprinkle of cheese and some chunky salsa. Paired with some corn.

So delicious!

Well now I’m off to watch some South Carolina v. Vanderbuilt football! And of course, dream about this Monday when my Hokies play for the first time this season (and of course, I’m going to be there!)



(Old school pic alert – circa 2010 while I was in grad school!)

So tell me: What sports do you love to watch??


12 Responses to “Very Important Day”

  1. Tina Reale (@tinareale) August 31, 2012 at 6:23 am #

    I’m with you. YAY for college football being back!!!!

    And so glad you’re still loving the bootcamp. I have workout ADD too so always try to keep things interesting.

  2. Sarah C August 31, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    I’ve been giddy for the start of college football all week … heck, all month! I think it’s a southern thing, we love our football (don’t hate me, but I’m a Clemson grad/fan)!

    • MyFreckledLife August 31, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

      Me too! It’s like Christmas morning! And ooh…. I dont know if we can be friends… ;-P

      • Sarah C September 1, 2012 at 6:04 am #

        I usually tell fans from other teams that we only have to hate each other on the days we play one another 😉

      • MyFreckledLife September 4, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

        I like that philosophy!

  3. Chris Baumann (@Hokie_x3_Hi) August 31, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Love the throwback picture from the old MV days. And of course the picture of our awesome dog 😀

  4. Elle @TheWay August 31, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    When we got married, we made sure we planned our reception so it would be on a weekend when the Huskers didn’t play!
    We are excited about the opening game tomorrow. I never got the whole college football fan thing until we moved back home and started spending each game with my parents, eating yummy food and watching the game on their big screen. It is like a holiday each week!

    • MyFreckledLife August 31, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

      That was definitely very important to us – make sure our wedding didn’t fall on a football day! We’re even having the DJ announce scores for other big games going on that day. And I agree – I love the football itself, but the event as a whole is so much fun!

  5. Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    I’ve never seen your STDs before! LOVE them!!!

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