Hi friends! First, I want to thank you for your support and wonderful comments on my last post. It definitely is difficult to put it all out there and I don’t do it very often, so it was really nice to receive such great feedback. I definitely don’t have everything figured out, but I’m definitely up for the challenge to continually improve myself and my life. :)
Anywho, today has been a really great day. I slept in until about 9 and then made a delicious breakfast of pumpkin oats. I topped mine with pb, half a nanner, some cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup. So good – I’m very happy to have pumpkin back in my life.
After breakfast, I wasn’t quite sure what to do. I had a bunch more schoolwork to do, but I had a big urge to exercise. Ultimately, I decided to follow my desire and put off writing until later (slacker!).
I browsed the exercise tv offerings but I am so sore from yoga yesterday that any of the higher impact cardio routines involving some serious plyometrics were off limits. What I was then left with were a few routines like the Carmen Electra strip tease which was only 11 minutes long and which I’m sure would have made me blush. While I don’t condone or particularly like making the drive to work to use the gym on weekend days, I made a date with the treadmill.
I did a 50 minute hill walk that consisted of 5 minute increments at 3.5 mph starting at 2% incline and working up to 10% incline (by two percent incline increases each time) and then back down. It felt relatively easy today but I still got a good sweat going and was able to loosen up my sore legs a bit.
Brian was already up north running with a friend and so we met up after our respective workouts and went for a road trip. The north shore is so beautiful and I love just driving around by the ocean and through the little towns. Before we started our adventure, we stopped for lunch at the local specialty store/deli. It sells a ton of delicious and dangerous goodies like local almond butter, apple butter, chocolate, cookies, brownies, soups…you get the idea.
For my lunch, I got their summer salad which consists of mixed greens, pineapple rings, strawberries, grapes, bell pepper, goat cheese and flax seeds with a blueberry vinaigrette. On the side I got a small bag of Food Should Taste Good multigrain chips and a diet coke with lime. Everything was so delicious! Yum.
We got a great afternoon in and still managed to be home by three so that I could get some writing done. Despite my lovely salad, I was pretty hungry when we got home so I had some malted (protein) yogurt with the other half of my nanner from this morning.
Now, I’m getting hungry again so I think it may be time for dinner. I made some veggie stew last night with sweet potatoes, white potatoes, eggplant, onion, garlic, peas, and tomato sauce and there are a ton of leftovers so all I have to do is heat and eat. Yum. I heart leftovers. (Here’s last night’s bowl as a stand-in.)
Alright, well I’m off to wrap up my writing for the day and then stuff my pie-hole. Have a great night, friends!