Any other midwesterners get hit with snow and ice yesterday? Ours started coming down around 10:30am and the roads were a MESS. I got home from the gym and parked it on the couch all afternoon. Perfect time to slowly get through all my emails.
Here’s a quick recap of my week!
Five Things I Ate:
New Chobani flavors. I loved the pear even more than the banana, because it was just slightly sweet. Hard to beat pineapple though! I still want to try the new Flips…that chocolate is screaming my name after Lent.
Jelly beans & Valentine’s Day Lollipops. Those + some Blue Diamond almonds were my couch snack of choice yesterday while I was going through emails. It’s been a while and I wanted a little sugar buzz of happiness to get me through the inbox.
(yes that is me hoarding a handful in my shirt.)
Lots of fried eggs. Lots. Like almost every day with lunch.
A big ole salad with peppers, guac, and eggs for lunch one day. My mom was astonished that I ate the whole container of lettuce with my salad. She thought it served four….
Oats for breakfast! Still loving the egg white and flax oats + almond butter. I have an almost empty jar to use now…the best!
Five Days of Workouts
I went a little insane with the workouts this week. I had too many fun things to do!! I suppose it will balance out those weeks I’m super busy or just not feeling it as much. Remember it’s a personal thing – do what works for you!
Tues: Two spin classes! And they were both awesome.
Wed: Vinyasa Flow + Best Body Bootcamp circuit workouts
Thurs: Spin class + Abs. This was a purely strength spin class – we got on a HUGE 16 level hill and then never came off of it. KILLED MY LEGS. Way less sprinting/cardio than a usual spin class, but an awesome workout in other ways. It’s so great to change it up some times! My instructor said she only does that class when it’s just women because the men complain
Fri: No clue! I would love to get in a long run if my legs are up for it. I’ll have to see if the weather allows me to get to the gym. Other wise some rest or an at home workout will do.
Five Six Posts I Loved:
Dear Lou – A beautiful Valentine to my city.
How to Make a Quick Healthy Weeknight Dinner – Anne shares her method, which is pretty much the same thing I do! It’s rare that I use recipes..usually it’s a mish mosh of things I have on hand following this general plan.
Observations on Change – Rachel is such a great writer.
THIS. THIS FACEBOOK THING I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT! Thank you Katy, for allowing me to find tons of messages I ignored last spring.
Fire Up Your Weights Routine – Gina gives an awesome overview on how to weight lift if you aren’t on a set plan. Need to keep this in mind.
Bonus – these Bible verses from Tina to help with emotional eating!
Five Things Making Me Smile:
Salt. I just recently realized how awesome salt is. My mom and aunt are really sensitive to it (their fingers swell like crazy) so I grew up never salting anything. I don’t have any blood pressure issues to worry about, so now sea salt is my best friend. On eggs. On sweet potatoes. On almonds. Salt all the things. Plus I think it keeps my electrolytes in balance.
SCHOOOLLL! Wahoo! I am so pumped to finally be finished with the application process and have some great options. And also to have it out in the open. Man it was weird to try to share my life and leave out that big piece. But now I have to make a really hard decision. That does not make me as happy.
The Daily Skimm. It brightens every single morning and keeps me in the loop of important world events that I should pay more attention to. Plus it’s funny. And if you can make congress funny, I will read you.
A week of mostly hate-free blog comments. Is it sad that that makes me happy? And notice I said hate free, not disagreement free. There was some disagreement this week, but it was polite and not at all snarky.
- Your Turn! What’s making you smile this week?
Of Interest:AttaGirl is a new website helping women stay active. It has such a positive approach, plus you can send “Attagirls!” to each other. Check it out! Cut.com is an awesome site where you can type in the store you want to buy at, and it show you the BEST discount deal available online at the moment.
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