Happy Halloween, my friends! I hope you’ve had a great weekend and found a chance to get in the holiday spirit one way or another!
Kevin and I had to put our creative minds to work when his sister, Kate, invited us to a 90’s themed Halloween party on Friday. I find it crazy to think that the 90’s has its own distinguishable era! I feel like the days of crimped hair, Backstreet Boys and AOL Instant Messenger were just yesterday.
We got to brainstorming and came up with a few options for costumes. Here are some of the potentials we had considered:
- Doug and Patti Mayonnaise (A Nickelodeon classic)
- CatDog (Another Nick ‘toon… can’t go wrong!)
- Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski – Saved by the Bell
- Jack and Rose – Titanic
- Vincent and Mia – Pulp Fiction (This one got the axe pretty quickly once Kevin realized I had no idea who these characters were. Let’s just say my movie “must-watch” list is preeeeeetty lengthy!)
After some deliberation on just how much effort we were willing to put in, we settled on a winner.
Drum role, please…
Steve and Blue – Blue’s Clues!
If there are any other early 90’s babies out there, I’m sure you remember the
slightly completely cheesy children’s show that began airing on Nickelodeon in ’96.
Blue’s costume was so fun to put together and required a bit of craftiness on my end. I took a trip to Michael’s to purchase two sheets of blue foam paper to create the ears, a combo of light blue and dark blue felt paper to make my spots, and a mini hot glue gun and glue sticks to piece it all together! I used an old sundress I had in my closet for the base of my costume, so didn’t end up spending too much money to put this look together. Original and inexpensive. Win-win!
For Kevin’s ensemble, he needed to incorporate Steve’s iconic striped green rugby shirt, khakis, and a handy dandy notebook. Hunting down the perfect shirt was a bit more challenging than we thought, but Kevin found a good option on the Lands’ End website. He used khakis he already had in his closet and even did a little crafting of his own to create the notebook!
We both agreed this was our best costume to date. I think we’ve set the bar pretty high for ourselves for next year. 🙂
Today’s workout started off with 20 minutes on the elliptical.
After working up a decent sweat, I headed down to the weights to get started on an upper body circuit I had planned out earlier in the day. This workout took me about 25 minutes to complete and I only needed dumbbells and a flat bench.
I completed round one of the circuit with 10 lb dumbbells, took a two minute rest, completed round two with 12.5 lb dumbbells, rested for another two minutes, and completed round three with 15 lb dumbbells.
Anddddddd hello, jello arms!
I wrapped up my workout with 3 sets of assisted pull-ups. I’m eager to build up my strength so that one day I can do pull-ups without ANY assistance and I’ve come to the obvious realization that the only way to conquer that goal is to practice, practice, practice. 🙂
That’s it for today! I hope you all have a great rest of your week!