Good Morning and (guess what day it is…) Happy Hump Dayyye!
Sorry. I have never really played into the talking camel joke on the blog before, so I felt like it was long overdue.
Anyways, today I am heading out super early for a full day of events and appearances. I have to say, it’s kinda nice to have to be somewhere in the morning for once.
It might sound crazy to some, but I’m really starting to miss working outside of the house on a regular basis. I’m very much looking forward to the day where I can work at a gym or even a studio again and have things to do and people to see every day of the week. (Grass is always greener syndrome, right?)
Jumping back on the What I Ate Wednesday train, this week I have a full day of Tuesday eats to share along with a new weight training workout!
What I Ate
(Thanks for hosting another week, Jenn!)
Breakfast was an old standard with a new twist.
I just love the extra crunch (and omegas!) in those little guys.
That seemed to keep me satisfied until it was time to meet a friend for lunch. I was excited to reconnect with a charming woman named Pam I met at the women’s retreat last month. I have a feeling this is just going to be the first of many, many meetings for us.
We went to a great new-to-me place in Rochester called the Downtown Cafe, and I ordered the Cobb Salad, minus the blue cheese with the dressing on the side.
I loved the cozy atmosphere and they got thirty extra bonus points for including a homemade blueberry muffin on the plate!
As you can imagine, that kept me happy and full throughout the rest of the afternoon.
Instead of getting back on the computer, I decided to play catch up from being away from home the entire weekend. Don’t you just need days like that every once in a while? I asked Roadie if he wanted to take a personal day, and he was all about it.
Over the next several hours, we folded laundry, changed sheets, cleaned the house, and even cleaned out my side of the closet!
It felt great to be productive on the home front, and even better to gather clothes to donate that have just been sitting there for… ever.
I started getting a tiny rumble in my belly around 4 p.m., so I grabbed a serving of organic apple, banana & butternut squash baby food for a snack.
That’s right. Baby food.
Scoff if you want, but I’m all about the idea of fruit and nutrients in a convenient to-go package.
If you stay away from the scary (meat?) flavors and stick to the fruity ones, I have a feeling you might actually be on board. To me, they all taste like some kind of fancy applesauce, and at times room temperature smoothies if you buy the ones mixed with oats, quinoa, or yogurt.
I also dabbled into a bag of baked pita chips and hummus.
Knowing Scott was on his way home, I wrapped things up and got ready for the gym. I grabbed a berry SOYJOY bar for the ride over and felt geared up and ready for a good work out.
We arrived with just enough time to sneak into Fitness Pilates, but realized it wasn’t our favorite teacher at the front of it. The class was jam packed, so instead of squeezing in and being annoying, we cut our losses and decided to do our own workout in the weights area.
I have to give Scott credit for this one. He has been trying out new workouts recommended by a friend who is a trainer, and I finally agreed to partake in one he threw together.
I have had a weird relationship with weight machines lately. And by weird, I mean non-existent. I don’t know what it is… but I have been so turned off by the machines and all about the free weights, if I use any at all.
We focused on the upper body and superset all of the exercises with a core exercise to make it extra spicy. Get ready for the burn!
My favorite type of workouts are body weight balancing and holds (barre, yoga, Pilates), so I have steered clear of the actual weight room for a while. It was nice to get back to the machines.
Come to find out, I missed them.
Just as expected, we fell into our predictable habit of following up with a trip to the hot tub and dinner in the cafe.
A Mocha Madness (organic milk, mocha java boost, whey protein) for Scott and a Whey of Life (organic milk, pineapple, strawberries, yogurt, and whey protein) smoothie for me.
I also got a side of quinoa salad that I’m determined to recreate at home.
We made a few stops on the way home and when we walked in the door an hour later, I finished off that hummus I talked about earlier and topped it all off with a yummy dessert.
Chobani (Flip) Key Lime Crumble Greek Yogurt and a big glass of dark chocolate almond milk.
Key lime Greek yogurt + graham cracker crumbles + tiny white chocolate chips = amaaazing.
After that, the day of food quickly caught up with me and helped me to get upstairs and cozy up into bed.
I’ll be out and about for the majority of the day, but hope to pop in later with the rest of my weekend recap. Because it’s definitely worth sharing. If not today, then by tomorrow morning for sure.
Have a great Wednesday!
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