Running on the treadmill at my gym was crazy hard. I couldn’t believe how hot it got while running on a treadmill other than my own because of the 4 foot tall fan that I have within arms reach at home. I ran at the gym because I knew that the 10 a.m. pump class always fills up and I wanted to make sure I could save my spot.
$5 goes to whoever can guess what gym I am a member of? It’s not like they don’t have their name on every wall.
You better believe I can read and run at the same time, I needed something to distract me from the fact that I felt like I was running on a treadmill built into a sauna. Pump was awesome and we did a thing called sissy squats which will leave my quads sore for the next few days. I will post some pictures later on how to do them but I think it would be wise for me to shower before I take pictures of myself so that I don’t lose all of my friends.
After the gym I dragged my sister over to the mall to grab a few things that I needed.
You know we couldn’t leave the mall without buying lunch! There is a new Italian restaurant in the food court that is surprisingly really good. We had the grilled vegetable sandwich with fresh mozzarella cheese. Those are not olives, they are grapes and blueberries.
Gelato samples afterwards also had to happen.
The coolest news I have heard in years:
Whoever thought of this is a genius. 24 hour Sprinkles machine where you can buy freshly baked cupcakes, cupcake mixes, cupcakes for dogs and apparel. We may decide what law school to attend next year just based on the ‘ATM’ locations.
Ever had a Sprinkles cupcake? What would be your ideal 24 hour ‘ATM’?
-Fro-yo of course…..like the one on cruise ships that you can get whenever you want…..adding granola and fruit to your bowl of fro-yo at 7 a.m. makes it healthy.
What did you have for lunch today?
Any other Gold’s Gym members out there? 24 Hour Fitness? Other?
Golds Gym member:-) They are renovating so I am excited to see what they have in store for us!
I would agree with you on the 24 hour fro-yo.
We celebrated my daughters 2nd b-day so we had the family over for soup, fresh homemade bread, crackers/cheese, pineapple/grapes, vegis, salsa/chips and cake and ice cream (of course).
YUM…where was my invitation to the party:) That all sounds so good. I LOVED it when they renovated ours…SO MUCH FUN!
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
Haha DUH I’d want a fro yo ATM!!!! That would be the best thing ever.
Seriously…..should we go in to business together to start this?
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
Totally. I’m taking Business Organizations in law school this semester. We’re set.
Perfect. You will be the brains behind this and I will do all the yogurt taste testing:)
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
haha okay, but I get to taste test anything made without white sugar. Now we just need a name…
I will start brainstorming:)
Fro YO ATM!!! Must have. It’ll be in my eventual dream home for sure!! (I teach enough classes–at 24 Hour–to make up for it! Hah)
so yes, I teach at 24 (and other gyms) so I get free memberships at ’em all–LOVE. Get paid to work out?! I’ll take it!
YAH for running–sorry it was so hot. Yuck.
YEAH YOU DO…you amaze me with how many classes you teach! Nothing better than free memberships, best perk ever. Hope you are having an amazing day Annette!
workout and the mall, that has been my Saturday too.
lunch was a monster salad at home, and some of Chris’s frozen pizza. When will he learn I will eat whatever he is eating. I got quite the eye roll today.
24 hour cereal dispenser.
I would be happy if every Saturday consisted of those two things. HAHAH Billy does that eye roll way too much. Good call on the cereal dispenser. They could have at least a hundred different types of cereal in it!
Hubby belongs to Anytime Fitness. No gym for me, but my work might be moving almost next door to a fitness club. That would be just too convenient NOT to join!:-)
I run on my treadmill at home a lot, but I have a hard time at the gym (like in hotels when we travel) for the reason you just said. They keep their room a lot hotter than I do at home.
That really would be so convenient…lunch break runs?!?! I wonder if our bodies are just now used to perfect conditions and we can no longer run in anything less than the best ha. Hope you are having a great day!
Had a big, fat Chipotle chicken burrito for lunch today and unfortunately did not make it to the gym (LA Fitness) before work :( At least we have a treadmill in our workout room at work I can hit for about 20 mins during a break!
YUM!!! You are making me drool!! ENJOY your 20 minute workout during break, make it a good one and have fun!
Victoria (District Chocoholic)
I’m a fellow Gold’s member! I love it. It’s all about the actual gym – at least where I go – and not some ridiculous meat market.
Also it is 2 blocks from where I live. Can’t beat that.
Britt @ Chicago Runner Girl
They opened a sprinkles here in Chicago last summer and honestly I think the cupcakes are way overrated. They are dry and have little to no frosting. Also the atmosphere is lame, after spending $4 on a cupcake you would think they would add seating to their shop but they don’t offer it. My mind can’t even comprehend how a cupcake ATM would even work, that’s a very strange development.
I totally agree. Sprinkles cupcakes aren’t very good. In Chicago there’s a cute little bakery called Sweet Mandy Bs that honestly has the best cupcakes I’ve ever had!
Whenever my brother flies up from Arizona, his carry on luggage are two sprinkles bags. My mom orders 4 boxes (FOUR BOXES!!) for him to bring and we eat them all weekend. So good. But I think I would still rather have the 24 hour fro yo machine. I told my hubby when we were dating that one day it would be my dream to have my own fro yo machine in our house. I hope that dream comes true.
I just did 8.5 miles on the treadmill this morning and weights. Made me miss running outside in the sun last week though. Sniff.
Also, thanks for the STF cup cake review.I had just gotten their newsletter and saw the Samoa cupcake and thought it sounded amazing. So thanks for saving me the trip and the calories. You sould get the strawberry shortcake kind next time – one of my faces. But their root beer float is my all time face. Too bad it is seasonal.
Uh ya. That should be fave, not face on both if those. Lol. Stupid auto correct.
I live in LA so I’ve had my fair share of Sprinkles. If you end up in socal for law school I’d be happy to take you on a cupcake tour, I think there are better options around!
Robin…..I am holding you to this offer, I sure hope you are serious!
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries
i’ve been to that gym!! i know right where it’s at. ;) and i used to work at the 24 hour fitness in provo. now i’m just a member at a rec center since it’s closer to our house and works for what i need!
i agree, a fro-yo ATM would be PRIME! i’d love that!
i could eat that sandwich right now! ok so it’s midnight but still….the baby wants it! lol :-)
No sprinkles but Crumbs in nyc, so good! My ATM would be delicious, healthy huge meals so i wouldnt need to worry about making them :-)
My lunch was at a mediteranean restaurant- whole wheat pita w/ egg, eggplant, chopped salad, hummus & hot sauce and a salad with arugula, green apple, raisins, walnuts and goat cheese. AMAZING!
I belong to 3 gyms, and Golds is one of them! LOVE the spin classes :)
Jenn @ RunItMyWay
I just cancelled my gym membership.. I wish we had a Gold’s where I live (and you’re right, wow they love to plaster their name everywhere!) I think you posted recently that the membership prices are really reasonable? My gym was $60/ month, they close at 9:00pm (too early!), they don’t have half enough treadmills and a 30 min max (and there’s always someone waiting to kick you off at the 30 min mark), which made it pretty useless to me. I figured for the price of the place, I could pay for a treadmill of my own (which is all I use anyway!) within a year or two!
Do you like reading on the iPad? I’ve been contemplating buying one for a while now, but haven’t been able to give up the money yet. I just bought an iMac in November, but maybe I’ll get an iPad for my birthday this month! Hope you have a great evening!
Nicole!!! I absolutely love it! I use it so often and it allows me to read so much more because I take it everywhere with me! I think that would be a great bday present! Happy apathy bday!
Hahaha almost birthday…stupid auto correct!
I would just like to have a fro-yo place less than 35 minutes from me!
My Saturday: gym & mall…except I can’t say I had an awesome lunch or yummy gelato samples :(
A sprinkles ATM? Genius. Why aren’t these bad boys on every street corner? And a FROYO ATM? Heaven. Someone seriously needs to invest in the making of this.
I adore the smile on your face when your Chicago dog is in your lap!!! So cute! And yes, please indulce Craig. I think he should have an entire cake tutorial vlog!!!
Love Sprinkles Cupcakes! I heard about this machine. It’s a dream come true! I think I would like a H&M Clothing ATM Machine. How nice would that be? You select that items you want and poof, they are there! It would also get me in major trouble. For lunch today I ate a Turkey Burger on Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins, with fresh spinach leaves, sauteed bell peppers and salsa with a spinach and strawberry salad. I used to be a member of Lifetime Fitness. By far the best gym I have ever been a member of, but it’s pricey.
I would love a machine that dispenses coconut flavored everything: gelato, ice cream, cookies and anything else you can think of.
I had chicken stew, it was delicious! I’ve had the sniffles so my mom made it for me (yes, I am an adult I promise) and it hit the spot.
I use the gym at my university and I absolutely love it! We have a weight room, cardio room, all sorts of classes, and indoor track, etc. I’ll miss it the most when I graduate.
GOOD call on the coconut flavored everything, I am going to have to agree with you on this one. My mom still makes me dinner when I am sick. Glad it hit the spot and hope you get better asap! Your gym at your university sounds awesome!
I love Sprinkles, especially the red velvet and dark chocolate varieties. Thankfully it’s 30 minutes away so I don’t go often.
I go to 24 Hour and I love their group classes. They offer BodyPump too but the way it’s structured is not my favorite. I love combo classes that combine both cardio and weights.
Wow, that ATM is brilliant.
I gave my foreman some love for lunch today: grilled chicken with Lawry’s seasoning.
I used to work for Sprinkles…it was so dangerous and so good! I had a dozen cupcakes in my kitchen at all times :)
I am so so jealous. I am going to have to apply there if there is one wherever we end up moving!
Omg. A cupcake ATM? That is the single most amazing thing I’ve heard in years!
Today’s lunch was a steak salad, with spinach, eggs, tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, almonds, and onions. Way delicious. I finished it off with a rather large helping of “early” birthday cake! Pretty close to perfect meal, if I may say so myself!
I would definitely call that the perfect meal! HAPPY ALMOST BIRTHDAY!
I say this with all the love in the world, but people who can read and run are freaks of nature. Or at least I tell myself that so I can stop crying.
Bahahahhaha it is the only thing in this world that I can multi task successfully!
Jina @ Behold the Turtle
The cupcake ATM is a fabulous idea!
That sandwich looks delicious. Beats my lunch of waffles (I do love them, but that sandwich still looks better).
[email protected] southern fit foodie
I’ve never had a Sprinkles cupcake, but I would like to try one! I think my ideal ATM would be froyo as well!
[email protected] a Colorado Gal
I’m a 24Hour girl but that’s just cause they are literally across the street :)
How in the world do you run and read at the same time?! That would be tough!
Caroline @ After Dinner Dance
I saw that cupcake thing the other day! SO COOL!
Michelle (Better with Berries)
I would love a hot-fudge Sunday with a freshly baked brownie ATM :-)
I had leftover pizza for lunch. That happens a lot on Saturday because Friday night is pizza night at my house!
And I agree – treadmills in gyms are way too hot! I have to use mine in the nice, cool basement.
Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner
I worked last night, so I slept all day today :)
Long run on Sunday morning….doing some carb loading as we speak!
Gosh I’d probably get an ATM of fountain drinks! I heard one of those is coming at some point…coca cola came up with one.
What gym did you say you workout at? Just kidding :)
I had a pulled pork sandwich and french fries. I figured I burned too many calories running 10 miles (I usually do 5) and needed to replenish. It was super tasty.
Have you tried the sour patch kid jelly beans yet?
Way to go on your ten mile and yes yes yes to the need for extra calories:) I haven’t tried them yet….should I?
I know you like SPK but do you like jelly beans? If so, you need them. I am getting ready to get a second bag!
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More
I have never had a Sprinkles cupcake, but I wouldn’t be opposed to trying one… ;-)
Today’s lunch was a jalapeno cheddar bagel with plain whipped cream cheese on the go.
Katie @ msfitrunner
I love sissy squats! I am sore after every time I do them – I just did them the other day. Good stuff. I had a turkey sandwich today after my 20 miles! And then continued to eat about every 30 minutes:-)
Have a great night!
I basically screamed out loud at work when I saw the Sprinkles ATM news hahahha!
Your comment just made me so happy!
Luv What You Do
I would get a debit card for Sprinkles…their cupcakes are seriously good stuff! I am Lifetime member and although I like the gym, there clases are over crowded and disappointing which sux! Although it looks like sunny skies are around the corner, so I will be outdoors biking soon!
PS 24/7 Fro-Yo is my dream….its prob why I have been on 7 cruises : )
This is too weird of timing, I just ate my first Sprinkles cupcake minutes ago! We went to find Yogurtland this afternoon (for our first ever visit!) and conveniently right next door was Sprinkles :)
Lunch was a Chopped Chicken Salad from a restaurant called True Food Kitchen, it was delicious!
NEXT DOOR TO SPRINKLES!?! That is my idea of HEAVEN!!! Where can I find this best combo ever? Your salad sounds amazing!
I know! Its in Scottsdale, Arizona :)
I am definitely on your team for 24 hour fro-yo! I usually put mandarin oranges in my cottage cheese but today I took your advice and added grapes. SO good! You are a food genius!
Yo Momma Runs
Golds member too, which sometimes I hate a lot. It’s mainly because of their I-don’t-give-a-crap attitude. My husband worked at the 24-Hour Fitness in Provo when we were in college. It was sexy, even though he was just the maintenance man.
Deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever
Yum, sprinkles are the best I have been craving one!
Fro yo ATM with an attached toppings ATM :)
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
Mmmm! I’ve only had Sprinkles once and it was a little a little piece of heaven. Sign me up for the ATM!
Haha.. I go to planet fitness and they do the same thing.. I’m pretty sure I know where I am, lol. I think a greek yogurt machine would be pretty rockin.. and then you could have topping buttons like natural peanut butter, shredded coconut, fresh fruit. mmmm..
Can I have a wings ATM please???? Mmmmm, Sprinkles.
Gym is called The Rush and it is open 24/7.
The Kidless Kronicles
I totally read on the treadmill and people always ask me how I do it. I just do. I think some people are better at it than others. I can’t just run without something to distract me. I’m very visual. I have to be entertained.
I love cupcakes. At our house we have “random cakes” all the time. We don’t care if it says “Happy Bar Mitzvah” or Happy Graduation” as long as it’s cake. Yesterday’s cake is almost gone. It is a quarter sheet cake and there are three of us. Life is good.
Bianca @A Healthy Gourmet Lifestyle
My dream is for my college to get a fro-yo vending machine and put one in every clubhouse. My boyfriend actually ‘came up’ with the idea for one the other day and now that I know they do exist…I really want to have one close by!
What a coincidence – I took my parents to Sprinkles last night to thank them for helping me move! The best part of going with your parents? You get to buy three different flavors and split them into 3 – effectively doing a cupcake tasting! Red velvet won by a long shot! I hadn’t had Sprinkles since I was in college, and omg, they’re way better than any other ones I’ve had!
I heard about the cupcake atm machine on the radio this week! It will debut in California…so you better go try it out when you are there over the summer!
I am a Golds Gym member and so far I have a hate/love relationship with the gym, some days I want to go and other days I don’t lol
Do you ever run races in NY? I assume the NYC Marathon? If you do – GO TO CRUMBS FOR CUPCAKES!!! Your life will never be the same!!
Proud member of New York Sports Club!
How in the world do you run and read at the same time and not fall off the treadmill. I’m pretty sure I would die.
I love sprinkles cupcakes! I stood in line for like 20 minutes in LA to have one when I was out there.