Fourth of July Weekend - Erin's Inside Job

Fourth of July Weekend

Happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. You guys, July really snuck up on me this year. I realized in planning out my work schedule that I’m not going to have a full week of work until the last week of the month.

All in July I have:

  • Blogfest in LA
  • Fitbloggin in Indianapolis
  • Wedding anniversary

Jeni's Ice Cream

This weekend was relatively uneventful and involved a lot of napping, eating, and movies. I’ve been resting my back and even though it’s not totally better, it’s getting there. It’s been two weeks since I hurt it and almost three since I worked out at all, so it’s really been a little frustrating. I’m just going through what I need to until it gets better so that I don’t hurt it further and postpone my epic workout return.

Saturday I had to teach one class, so I made sure to make it festive.

Erin Bahadur Sweat Chicago

After teaching, I spent some time in Barnes and Noble and saw this great book that starts with a sentence and leaves you a page to finish the story. It’s a great writing activity, but I settled on a giant complete Sherlock Holmes collection instead. READING WEEKEND.


After meeting up with Neil and having a poke bowl (not pictured), we walked around the city a bit before heading home. I showed him one of the buildings where I’m working (the one I showed you the other week), but this time took him up to the top floor for some marvelous views.


The rest of the day was spent at home hanging out. Sunday morning we headed to the 10 am showing of Central Intelligence with Kevin Hart and The Rock. I follow both of them on IG and have been seeing their promos for it for months now. Nice marketing job guys.

It was definitely a funny movie and a great way to start off the day. As a sidenote, does your theater let you call ahead and order your snacks? What is this?


After the movie we decided to stock up on burgers and hot dogs for ourselves and then made an epic lunch when we got home. My burger had burrata cheese and arugula. I was all set to make some pesto, but we didn’t have any garlic.


The rest of the day we had a movie marathon and watched a beautiful sunset. Lately, the sunrises and sunsets have been incredible for some reason. I don’t know why, but I’ll take them.


Monday I had a patriotic beet smoothie bowl before heading out to meet some friends who are on a cross country trip. Apparently there was a hair on my banana so I’ll point that out first before anyone else does. πŸ™‚

Smoothie Bowl

We met for brunch at The Bongo Room, which I’ve only been to a few times because the portion sizes are huge and I leave extremely full. This was one of two pancakes they sent out forΒ free because we had to wait a little longer than normal. This probably would have sufficed for just my meal.

My order was three times this size, so you can see I’m not kidding about portion sizes.

Bongo Room

I took a two hour nap, made some sandwiches, and finished the night writing training plans and watching some more movies. CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP.

Fireworks at Navy Pier always draw tens of thousands of people, so even though it’s close, I’m much happier watching them on TV at this point. Yikes!

I hope your weekend was relaxing!


  • What was the best thing you did this weekend?
  • Last movie you saw?
  • Anyone else going to Blogfest/Fitbloggin?

19 comments on “Fourth of July Weekend

    1. Absolutely! Fitbloggin was the first conference I ever went to so I’m happy to be going back!

  1. a) I can’t believe that Blogfest is next week.
    B) The fireworks at Navy Pier are ok, but won’t blow your socks off. If they spent less money on them throughout the summer and more on the Fourth of July ones, they would be better.
    c) what is all over the pancake?
    d) I’m dedicating July to trying to get my shit together with regards to the bigger picture. We shall see if that happens.
    Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…Friends, Family, and Food Filled Fourth of July WeekendMy Profile

    1. Idk what it was. Some kind of marscapone something tasted kind of like cream cheese. And fruit. That makes it healthy.

    1. I’ll find where you’re sleeping and wake you up with the soothing sounds of my slurping.

  2. Last movie I saw was “Me before you”. The book was better, naturally. Can’t wait to see you in LA for your BlogFest!

    1. I was at Fitbloggin two years ago but couldn’t go last year unfortunately. Look forward to seeing you too!

    1. Sweet! I’ll be wandering around the convention during free time but won’t be doing any of the sessions

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