It’s Thursday. Per usual, I thought it would be fun to catch up and go through a list of thoughts and things that have popped up throughout the week for Thinking Out Loud!
I’m so glad a lot of you like reading these random thoughts and musings every now and then. I enjoy putting them together, and continue to do so in hopes that something brings a smile to your afternoon!
• I’m absolutely loving reading your responses to this post.
Reading what you guys are afraid and not-so afraid of is oddly intriguing to me. Maybe I’m a weirdo. Maybe it’s just nice to see that I’m not alone in some of my fears. Maybe I’m still a weirdo. Oh well, keep ’em coming!
• I never shared this picture of Roadie, and I have no idea why.
I legitimately laugh out loud every time I see it.
He’s so great. And that (winter weight) turkey neck is officially out of control. <3
• Space heaters are magical.
Why I still don’t have at least one for our house is beyond me. I started typing up this post while I was sitting behind the desk at the gym, and I can still feel the comfort of the “hot spot” heater there. Sitting in the direct path of blowing heat makes me so happy. Almost as happy as coffee… almost.
• I need to step up my cardio game.
I shared this photo on Instagram earlier this afternoon, and I’m still feeling energized to take on my day with a surge of post-workout endorphins.
I haven’t had access to a treadmill since the summer, and this has had a huge impact on my workouts. If I wasn’t running outside, I used to hop on a treadmill or elliptical and complete a cardio workout at least twice a week for years!
These days, I have the choice of running outside in the winter (which is always freezing temperatures… literally) or getting on the bike at the gym. I finally took advantage of the machine today and knocked out 35 minutes of straight cardio. It had been far too long, and I honestly missed it.
• The core workout I shared this morning is legit.
After my spin on the bike, I wanted to try out the workout I posted on the blog earlier.
I was confident it was a good one, but man… I really loved it. Each round of exercises took just about five minutes, so I completed three sets in just under fifteen. That all added up to a great workout in under an hour today.
• speaking of freezing temperatures…
Check out the frozen snow! I remember noticing a crunchy layer of snow a few times throughout the last winter, but this top layer of hardened snow has been sticking around for almost a week now!
I guess it’s to be expected with a high 18 degrees today, but wow.
• I can’t get enough sweet potatoes in my belly this week.
In my quinoa, on the side of dinner, and in my chili, sweet potatoes have had an extra sweet spot reserved in my heart lately.
Are you just as smitten by this delicious orange vegetable as I am? I feel like some of you are. I still laugh when I think about my mom telling me I used to actually turn orange when I was a baby because I loved them so much. I guess some things don’t really change!
All right. I’ve got some work to get to around here, so I better go. I hope you have a great rest of the day, and I’ll see you back here first thing tomorrow morning with Friday Favorites! <3
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Question of the Afternoon
What is one thing you would share if you were Thinking Out Loud?