This Weekend Was Fueled By Starbucks

I don’t remember the last time I was so exhausted after a weekend. It was probably at the end of our wedding weekend. But I took two days off work after that. This time there was no wedding, so partying, no gifts, and no extra days off. Instead, the weekend was spent doing non-stop errands for the house.


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 It was one of those weekends that we didn’t plan to do a million things but once we got started we just kept going. While it was nice to get alot done, we are absolutely beat!

starbucksThere were plenty of trips to Starbucks along the way. I probably wouldn’t have survived the weekend without coffee. As we were driving back to our apartment Sunday afternoon Rob and I both agreed that if we closed our eyes we would instantly fall asleep. He agreed not to do that since he was driving, and I felt bad taking a nap while he drove so I stayed awake too. 


We ate out way more than usual because we were on the go so much. And had our first meal in our new house! Soup and salad from Corner Bakery eaten on the floor. Classy. 


I didn’t even work out on Sunday and still got over 11,000 steps in. That never happens on a weekend rest day!


Why was it winter all over again this weekend? It flurried all day on Saturday and was windy and cold. I am not very smart and insisted on wearing just a fleece and Toms because I am refusing to wear boots or coats anymore, but I certainly paid the price. 


Finally on Sunday night we had a home-cooked meal. “Home” cooked in our apartment. Cooking was the last thing I wanted to do but I felt like I was on autopilot and got it done. I even prepped a bit for the week- nothing major but enough to have some stuff for lunches and snacks.

nuunI definitely slacked on my water intake this weekend and have been constantly thirsty. No matter how much water I drink it doesn’t seem to help! Nuun to the rescue. 

When was the last time you were so tired you could fall asleep wherever you were?

If you have a fitness tracker, how many steps do you usually get on a rest day?

What is the most amount of times you ever went to Starbucks in one weekend? 

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80 thoughts on “This Weekend Was Fueled By Starbucks

  1. Ahhh I can feel how tired you are through the computer screen! When my kids were newborns, I could fall asleep wherever, whenever. It’s a stupid-tired, where I can’t feel my face. I’m glad that phase doesn’t last too long though. I’m still often up at night but it’s not the relentless newborn sleepless nights.
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    • That’s true, I am sure that being up with a newborn brings another level of exhaustion!

    • I was so curious before I got one too, and I probably wouldn’t have bought myself one but I was lucky enough to win this on a blog giveaway! Its really interesting to see how few steps I take when I don’t workout, and sometimes it gets me moving a little more:)

    • Im usually the same way on a rest day! Especially if Im not working. At least at work I move around the building quite a bit.

    • Yes we couldn’t pass up the candles at Home goods! Although I was kind of disappointed with the options, but we did find a few that we liked.
      It is a lot of fun to do the home stuff- there is just sooo much to do that I feel like it will never end!

    • I guess as a doctor you need to learn to be able to sleep whenever you have the chance! It is a fun time to be just moving in and eating off the floor– I remember doing the same in our current apartment for about a week before we bought a couch!

    • Yes, I think the whole process will go pretty fast! Starbucks was absolutely necessary:)

  2. “Doesn’t feel like spring outside” hah!

    I hope you’re able to get to bed early tonight so you can feel well rested through the rest of the week. I hate when I’m dragging all week long.

    How exciting that you’re almost in the new place. I think the First Meal on the Floor thing is just part of moving :) It has to be done! haha
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    • Wasn’t that headline spot on? Lol.
      I need to get a good night sleep tonight-I managed to sleep in a bit this morning but I was freezing last night and had a sore throat so didn’t sleep well.
      Im sure there will be a few more meals on the floor before we get any furniture!

    • Moving, grad school, and wedding planning are like the 3 most tiring activities! Not sure how you were able to do all 3 at the same time!

  3. Sounds like a busy but exciting weekend – moving is always so much work! I literally do drink Nuun all day, my favorite is Goji Berry Green Tea. When my boys don’t sleep well, I could fall asleep anywhere anytime :) And I don’t have a fitness tracker, but I’ve wondered how many steps I take just chasing them around all day!
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    • Ive never tried the Goji Berry Green tea nuun- that sounds so good!
      Im sure you get a lot of steps chasing the boys around! My lowest steps are always days that I have a lot of meetings and don’t work out, or rest days when I don’t move from the couch at all:)

  4. I am so exhausted after this weekend too! Between being sick and going to a wedding on Saturday I am just wiped. I can’t even believe that horrible weather. I was all dressed up for spring and it was freaking snow showers. Unacceptable.

    Hooray for first meals in the new house! You did it picnic style. I love Corner Bakery!
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    • I am always so exhausted after a wedding weekend! Enough of this weather, right?! I think I woke up with a cold this morning after dressing for spring all weekend and it was 20 degrees.

    • Sometimes my steps are that low on rest days- especially days when I don’t leave the apartment!

  5. If I’m going going going I can stay awake but the minute I take a step back is when I’m hit with extreme tiredness. I felt that way the last time I moved, not my most recent time. That wasn’t bad but I also took more days off from work to get it done.
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    • I know what you mean and I think that’s what Rob and I experienced in the car on the ride home on Sunday- the exhaustion just hit us both after we stopped doing stuff!

  6. You know I was just thinking about what it takes for me to be so tired that I can fall asleep no matter what. VACATION. Normally when we are on vaycay, we are CONSTANTLY on the go and getting up early. So falling asleep is never a problem for me. But then of course I need a vaycay to recover from vaycay. :)
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    • I prefer to have vacations that are relaxing! Even then, Im usually still tired from traveling, but when Im away I like to just lay at the beach or pool the whole time!

  7. I almost never go to Starbucks because there are so many other coffee shops here, but this weekend I was at the drive through coffee shop in my neighborhood a few times…I’m addicted to their iced mint green tea, and one a day just isn’t enough!

    It sounds like you had a busy weekend. I was at a conference until Saturday night, so Monday came around too quickly…I hope you’ve recovered!
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    • I think I went like 2-3 months without any starbucks but certainly made up for it this past weekend! I definitely feel like I need some rest now:)

    • I think with the types of errands we were doing (shopping and moving things in to the new house) the high step count was inevitable! Usually I like to truly take advantage of my rest days as well:)

    • I have quite a range too! I did pool running on Saturday which actually is calculated as steps so I had over 20,000 with that and all the shopping and moving we did later in the day.

  8. What an exciting weekend! I think there is no way around the moving exhaustion. At some point in the week or so following closing on our house and moving in, Wes and I agreed that next time we move we would try to take a week off work during move-in time so that we could just go ahead and get as much of the move in stuff done as quickly as possible. Starbucks might be a good substitute for time off though :)
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    • Im actually planning to take a few days off around the time that we actually move because its spring break at the school where I work, so that will be nice! We aren’t having the movers come for 2 more weeks and are just trying to slowly get as much done as we can on our own.

  9. Moving is not easy stuff! The first time we moved (from apt to first house) I was nine months pregnant – that was interesting! lol. I remember setting up a folding table with some chairs to eat lunch in the living room. And the next time we moved (second house), I recall the first dinner we had at the kitchen table – the best Chinese food. So good I am getting a craving now lol
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    • I hope you didn’t have to help much with the move when you were 9 months pregnant! I think moving is a great excuse to eat whatever fast food you feel like.

    • We actually went to 2 different Home Goods this weekend (one on Sat and one on Sunday) and found so much great stuff there!

    • Unfortunately the worst isn’t even over yet! We are moving in two weeks but for now are just taking as much stuff their on our own as we can, plus doing shopping. I have a feeling I will be exhausted from this moving stuff for the next month or so!

    • I guess that eating on the floor just about goes along with moving huh? I hope you can catch on some sleep over the next few days!

    • I usually avoid going there because of the cost but these were special circumstances…also, I still have alot of gift cards from the holidays!

  10. I think the most I’ve ever been to Starbucks on a weekend is three times…which definitely tends to happen during the holiday season because I’m obsessed with their holiday drinks :) I was definitely fueled by my own coffee on the weekend though! Between getting home from a track meet on Friday at midnight, to having practice with the kids the next day, was rough. I wanted to sleep in so bad Sunday, but I would have kicked myself later if I didn’t get up early and get my long run in. Needless to say, I’m fueled by coffee once again today haha. I feel you on the thirst too! My water consumption has plummeted to an all time low. That’s really awesome that you got in so many steps without working out though! Hopefully this next weekend won’t be so rushed for you! :)
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    • Thanks! I think the more we get done now, the easier it will be on our actual moving day.I love going to Starbucks during the holidays too! I was saying this weekend how they should have “spring” cups like how they have red cups for the holidays!

    • I think many of us are just feeling so down about how its still been so cold. I don’t blame you for doing your run on the treadmill! Who wants to be outside at the end of March when its below 20 degrees?

    • Glad to hear Im not the only one who makes more than one trip to Starbucks in a day!

    • Haha yea and it was a good thing because I am such a messy eater and salad is not easy to eat off my lap! So there were pieces all over the towel when I was done lol…glad I didn’t mess up the new floor that fast!

  11. Ugh totally on the same page exhaustion wise! Makes me kind of sad that part of adulthood is needing rest days after a busy weekend :(
    I’m also the same way when I’m the only passenger in a car. I feel so guilty (and rude!) if I’m tired and fall asleep when the driver has no one else to talk to. But I think that can be a good thing – means we’re respectful, right?
    11k steps on a rest day is great! I’m lucky to break 7k on my days off :)
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    • I know! 10 years ago I was always tired after the weekend because I would go out and stay up late. Then I had a few years where weekends were actually somewhat restful. Now they are just busy and exhausting in a different way than the work week!

  12. Love eating off the floor in a new house! So fun for you guys!!
    I can fall asleep anywhere if I’m tired enough :)
    I don’t have a fitness tracker, but I would be curious as to how many steps I take each day.
    Hope you guys can get some sleep this week!
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    • Thanks! There have definitely been times where I am sop tired I would fall asleep sitting up like on a plane or in a car, but usually its hard for me to take naps/sleep anywhere!

    • My steps vary quite a bit as well! Like yesterday I sat for most of the day at work and ran 1 mile, and only hit 6,000 steps.
      Yay for coffee!

  13. I often feel tired-2 young children but I can’t recall ever being so tired I could fall asleep wherever I was…that is TIRED!!

    When I had a fitness tracker, I could always tell when it was rest day…usually really low #s

    Probably only 3 times to Starbucks in one weekend.


    • Working out can make such a huge difference with the steps…but its pretty crazy how many steps you can get in from shopping and moving too:)

  14. We used to have those weekends, pre kid and I remember feeling so accomplished afterwards. Now since we have our little dude, having fully productive weekends don’t really happen. We feel guilty if we don’t dedicate some time to doing a few fun, kid things. Or at least taking a lot of play breaks :-) Although now that he’s getting older we find it much easier to devote time to household tasks since he can help. Start them young!
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    • Haha, that’s a good plan! But its probably really important to include those breaks for him- overall it probably makes everyone’s weekend a little more enjoyable:)

  15. Whew! Y’all were definitely busy, Lisa! I usually only get around 5-6,000 steps on a non-exercise day! I’m so glad things are coming together for you; kudos to getting so much progress made over the weekend and enjoying some Starbucks treats along the way! Thanks so much for linking up with the blog; hope your week is going well.
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    • Thanks! 5-6,000 steps is still pretty good on a rest day I think! Usually I am laying around all day if its a weekend rest day:)

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