Monday, January 31, 2011

Celebration Weekend!!!!!

Hello my loves!!!!!! I have so much to tell you! First I want to apologize for not being around for a bit but as most of you know, I have been studying like crazy for my ACE Exam!!! It seems that all of my studying paid off because I am officially an ACE Certified Personal Trainer!!!!! But wait I still have more to tell you…Remember in my last post, I hinted that I had some exciting news to share with you…well…I also got a new job as a personal trainer at a very reputable gym!!!!!! I started about two weeks ago and so far, I am really enjoying it. I have not been able to take on any clients since I was waiting to pass my exam but today is a new day!!!! Winking smile

This weekend was filled with celebrating and that includes celebrating 3 months with my amazing boyfriend!!!!! He has been so great during this whole time…he would stay home and quiz me and even took me to my exam and waited around until I was done..such a good guy!!!!

Ayer we decided to go to Press 195 for lunch…we started off with French Fries with ketchup and roasted garlic spread


I love that these are double fried!!!! so freaking crispy…

I ordered the Veggie panini which was Grilled zucchini, yellow squash and red pepper with fresh spinach, black olivespread, aged Provolone
and roasted garlic spread…can you say “nom nom”???


Nik ordered Press 195’s original Pizza Press with fresh basil, fresh Mozzarella,and marinara sauce


I tasted it and it was deeeelish,,,he thought it was “earthy” AKA Healthy! hahahaha

After lunch, we came back to my neighborhood and headed to Eddie’s Sweet Shop for dessert


This place has been around since the early 1900’s and they have kept the d├ęcor pretty much the same, which I love! It is very old fashioned and takes you back to a simpler time…


We both enjoyed 1 scoop vanilla sundaes…mine with caramel and his with hot fudge…


This was a perfect weekend filled great eats!!!! This morning I worked off some of those calories with Turbo Fire 60 and 200 sit ups!!!!! perfect way to kick off the week!

I will be back to posting more regularly now that things have calmed down a bit and I can not wait to catch up on all of your blogs!

Love you all! and thank you for all of your support…this community really has helped me reach my dreams…



  1. One, congratulations. YOu have worked your ass off and you definitely deserve it.
    and when you got the good news and hinted to it on FB, when my guesses were wrong- that was my secret thought.
    No one deserves this more than you. Im so happy for you.
    Congratulations to you and Nick. He is a great guy... but dont forget the precious gem that you are! (and hes everything you deserve and vice versa)

  2. Congrats again!! So proud of you!! I knew you could do it!! We must celebrate!!

  3. Holy crap! Congrats!!!!!!! I'm so proud of you lady- you are living the dream! xoxo

  4. Yay!! you never answered my comment about "almost family" discount :-).. keep me posted on your first client!! nik sounds so sweet! i can't wait to finally meet him, whenever that'll bee.. :-(. congrats again!! so proud of you and so happy for you--it's just the beginning!

  5. I'm so excited for you! That is great that you have already secured a job. Hearing that you passed gave me the swift kick in the ass i needed to get this over with! Was it as hard as you anticipated?

  6. CONGRATS!! That is so exciting that you passed and already have a job! You must be so excited!

    Also, congrats on the anniversary :)

  7. YEAH!!! Congrats Mari!! Seriously, you will be the most amazing personal trainer. I may just have to come out sometime for a few sessions :) You have worked so hard and you deserve the best job possible!! I hope you LOVE it!

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  9. "he thought it was “earthy” AKA Healthy! ".... thanks babe... Good job again on the test and im so proud of ya my lil miss ace certified personal trainer!

  10. I am so proud of you, Mari!!!! You deserve this! I know how hard you've been working.

    Those sundaes look unbelieveable! YYUMMMMM

  11. Can I tell you how many of my birthday celebrations in my childhood ended at Eddie's Sweet shop? All of them. We are so alike. I love it.

    MEGA CONGRATS! I could not be prouder. Or happier. For the personal trainer accomplishment, for the new job AND for you and Nick. Love ya babe.

  12. CONGRATS LADY!! i am so happy for you I knew you would pass! so exciting!!!

  13. YAY!!! Congratulations! I know you're excited about living your dream!

  14. YAY!!!! CONGRATS TO YOU!!! You should be so proud of yourself!

  15. Congrats! CONGRATS! I am so happy for you. You deserve all good things and I know you have had some ups and downs, so it is nice to see you get lots of good things.

  16. Thanks for the kind words! We look forward to your next visit.

    Brian Karp
    Press 195


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