The Craziness Continues

I’m back!

As usual, Aruba was amazing.

We visited the island for our friends wedding on the Renaissance Hotel’s private island, and it was one of the most beautiful ceremony’s and crazy receptions I’ve ever been to.

SO MUCH FUN!

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We stayed for 9 days, and I can’t wait to book another trip. Aruba is my favorite place to vacation.

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Once Matt and I arrived home, the craziness continued.

We immediately closed on new our house, and are now officially the owners of a two family house in a lovely nearby town.

My favorite part of our house..the adorable farmers porch!

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As for the rest of this busy weekend, it’s all about celebrating the Fourth with friends and family, getting ready to move by the end of the month, and living life one day at a time!

Enjoy yourselves! xoxo

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“Ice” Fishing 2013

Due to the blizzard this past weekend, our Ice Fishing trip consisted of watching our trap from the balcony window, snuggling up by the fire, swimming in our heated pool, and eating loads of comfort food with drinks by the gallon.

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You knew I would find the gymSmile

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The candy store…

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Diesel and our bate

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Sunday morning, post blizzard

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My car when I arrived home…

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It was glorious.

We’re Goin’ Fishin’!

While most New Englanders are preparing for the 18-24 inches of snow set to arrive this weekend, I am packing my bags and heading to NH for the Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Winnipesaukee!…

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Say what?

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Yup. It’s that time of year again!

Our group has endured all types of weather on this lake; From sun to clouds, windy to calm, bearable to downright freezing.

However, this year may bring a whole new level of extremes that we have yet to battle.

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We should have our own show on TLC to document how amusing this will be.

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We have two forms of shelter, one with a wood burning stove and one with a heater, as well as a fire pit, stove for cooking, and of course, vodka, gin, beer, and wine.

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You know…the essentials.

Luckily this was not the year to rent an RV and sleep out on the ice.

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That year was FREEEZING! But as you can see, it was sunny and clear. No blizzard in sight.

Finally after our stay at The Inn at the Mills last year, we decided that there was no longer a need to brave through the cold, and a quaint hotel was just what we needed.

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So while this blizzard barrels through with full force, we will spend our days outside catching fish (trying), and our nights drinking margaritas by the fire, swimming in our heated pool, and keeping warm in our cozy cottage on the lake.

Now that’s ice fishing in style.

If you’re looking for some workouts to do while you are stuck in the house, visit my Pinterest page for a collection of my “At Home” Routines!

Stay safe. Stay warm. And enjoy what is hopefully the first and final blizzard of 2013!

CLICK HERE for a full recap of our Ice Fishing trips from the past!

From Boston to New York

I know it’s hard to believe, but I have never been to New York City.

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I’ve flown over it’s skyline, driven through it’s tolls, and eaten New York Style Cheesecake, but I have yet to walk on it’s streets, ride in it’s taxi’s, and visit it’s many historical sites.

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I’m ashamed. I live 4 hours away.

That’s one half of a work day. A high school dance. A trip to the mall during the holidays. The time it takes to make a quick dinner in the crock pot that tastes like it took all day. There really is no excuse.

I’ve traveled out of the country numerous times, but never driven a measly 215 miles to NYC?

This had to change. Immediately.

So this weekend, Matt and I decided to pack our bags and head to the Big Apple!

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We will site see, take pictures in front of Rockefeller Center, climb to the top of the Empire State Building, wave at Lady Liberty, visit a naked cowboy, and everything in between.

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Yes, it will be crowded. Yes, it will be hectic.

And there is no better time to see it all, than at Christmas.

Have you ever been to New York? Do you want to join us?

Follow my Instagram, @jenamar1e, for live photos of our trip! Or, simply click the camera on my side bar to take you to the online site.

Who knows, you may even see a few familiar faces Smile

Enjoy your Holiday weekend. Enjoy your families. Enjoy your health, blessings, and each moment that passes.

Most importantly, be PRESENT.

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Tape it up, Suck it up, and GO!

Coffee was my friend today

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I’m still exhausted from my crazy weekend, but the show must go on!

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Chobani, blueberries, almond butter and Kashi with cinnamon

While I was away, knowing that my eating and drinking was not going to be the best, I made sure to fit in a workout 2 out of the 3 days I was there.

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No one was ever in the tiny fitness center at the campground, so this made it easy for me to bang out a workout before the day got started.

Oh, by the way, I walked into the hard corner of Matt’s suitcase on Thursday night, TWICE, and semi broke my pinky toe on .

So what did that mean? Besides the fact that I’m a genius…

Tape it up, suck it up, ice it up, and go!

Then throw on flip flops because sneakers hurt like hell Smile

On Friday, I completed my 500 Rockin’ Reps routine, followed by 10 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill to keep my metabolism roaring throughout the afternoon.

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Since Saturday morning was accompanied by a hangover, I did a moderate 45 minutes on the elliptical, with some stretching to help ease the pain.

Tons of water, frozen grapes, and peanut butter covered rice cakes, and I emerged a new woman ready for round two!

As far as healthy snacks go, I did bring along some Greek yogurt, almonds, fruit and raw vegetables, but when Nutella, Oreos, and S’mores are involved…They clearly win the battle over campfire snacking.

baby carrots and apples vs. a s’more…not even a contest.

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This is why balance is so important.

Taste what you want to taste, make yourself a cocktail, eat what is being barbecued, and go on with your workout as you normally would the following morning.

You don’t eat like this all of the time, so pour yourself a glass (or solo cup) of Sauvignon Blanc and enjoy it!

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There is always tomorrow, but live for today.

I’m off to ice my foot.

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Truck Yeah!

It’s finally here!!

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Matt and I, along with some friends, are packing up our RV and heading to a Resort Campground near Gillette Stadium for the weekend.

We figured since we would be drinking and unable to drive home after the concert, why not make a mini trip out of it and go camping!

Always looking for a good time Smile

Our campsite has two Olympic size pools, Jacuzzi’s,  a gym, spa, multiple bathrooms, and of course, hot water showers.

aka, MY example of camping.

…say’s the girl who goes ice fishing every year

Be back on Sunday!!

Have a good weekend xoxo