Thursday, August 22, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! It was a great day, filled with all of my favorite things. 

After a glorious morning of sleeping in ... I made it to the gym. 

I warmed up with these dual-overhead kettlebell squats. Tricky! Then moved into the pause front squats, at tempo. 4 seconds down, 3 seconds in the hole, explode up. Hah, except I'm pretty sure molasses was moving faster than I was. 

Because I had the day off, I spent a little more time in the gym than normal, and honored a Hero, "Collin." 

Afterwards, I got some serious rest and relaxation in the Hydro Massage! And felt like Gumby afterward.

I cleaned up later that evening for dinner and drinks with friends at one of my favorite restaurants over the Lake Belton, Deadfish Grill. Tastier than it's name, I promise. 

Is this not the most GORGEOUS cake ever? And I am able to enjoy for days without any of the guilt! (It's 100% made of flowers :)

That's what these were for ... 

My friends made SURE I got my fat girl on. 

I had a wonderful birthday! And I'm so excited for what's to come this year!

Do you prefer the cake or the frosting?
Chocolate or vanilla?
When is your birthday?


  1. Happy Birthday Courtney! You truly are an inspiration to me!! The flower cake is such a great idea, might have to nudge this one to my crew!

  2. Love the romper & the flower cake!!! I LOVE frosting. And my birthday is coming up in September! Hooray!

  3. Happy Birthday! I hope this year will be a good one for you. I was wondering what advice you have regarding fish oil. I noticed that you use SFH brand. Have you found or heard first hand from anyone that taking it helps to improve body composition and/or recovery? Just wanted to get your $.02 on it.

  4. happy birthday!!! sounds like the perfect day :) mine was august 12, so not too long ago!

  5. Happy Birthday! Mine is in two weeks (can't believe it).

  6. Happy birthday!!

    I like a perfect ratio of cake to frosting. What that ratio is, I'm not sure. :P
    Chocolate, all the way!
    November 3rd...I'll be 31. Yikes! Haha

  7. Happy birthday!! I def prefer frosting, almost always vanilla, and my birthday isn't until March 18. Yay pisces!