Hola blogitos! Happy Thursday, and happy actual birthday to my wonderful husband, Shane! He turns the big 2-8 today!
Yesterday I decided to leave work a couple hours early to get some stuff taken care of. Since last night was my only free night, I wanted to make use of it! After I left, I stopped by the store to get some last minute birf day goodies. I also got some Kombucha in a new flavor (to me)
I can honestly say I like the flavor of this stuff now! Shane, not so much. I asked him if he wanted to try, not letting him know what it was. His face was priceless. Muahaha. I’m evil.
Getting off work early also allowed me to get in an amazing workout. I wanted to incorporate strength training, cardio, and yoga, and I only had about an hour and a half. I also wanted my yoga to be hot. So I went in to the office where I do my yoga, turned on the space heater, and went to the workout room.
In our “gym” I did the following:
- 15 minutes @ high intensity on the elliptical
- 1 set of 12 bent rows
- 1 set of 12 bicep curls- repeat both sets (of strength training)
- 10 mins @ high intensity on elliptical
- 1 set of 12 rows with band
- 1 set of 12 chest press with dumbells – repeat both sets of strength training
- 10 mins@ high intensity on elliptical
- 1 set of 12 posterior delt fly
- 1 set of 10 push ups – repeat both sets
- 5 minutes @ high intensity on elliptical
- planks and side planks – 3 each for 20 seconds
- 2 minute cool down on elliptical
By then the office was nice and toasty, and I proceeded to do a wonderfully windy-bendy heart-opening 20 minute session.
I was drippy and content when I finished 😀
Since I’ll be busy with class all night tonight, Shane and I decided to go out to eat for his birthday tonight. His choice – Fiesta Ranchera.
Fiesta Ranchera is a Mexican restaurant with chains around central Illinois. It’s safe to say it’s Shane’s absolute favorite.
We started out with margaritas and chips n’ salsa, per the ush.
Don’t worry, the kombucha negated any negative effects the marg had on me 😉
I went with the veggie fajitas which were absolutely glorious! Look at the mix of color on my veggie plate!
Add some guac and tortillas, and I had myself a scrumptious little meal 😀 We both had a good time and had happy bellies full or margs and mexican when we got home.
Then it was time to do one last thing for the husband’s birthday. His most favorite cookie in the WORLD is an oatmeal scotchie cookie. It’s a very simple cookie – oatmeal and butterscotch chips. Nothing fancy – just make oatmeal cookies and fold in the chips before stickin’ them in the hot box.
So I made up a batch for him as a surprise. You probably know by now we work at the same company (he’s directly four floors above me.) So I’m going to make sure I leave a few minutes before he does, so I can stick these on his desk as a last minute birthday surprise:
These cookies sure are phenomenal…but I made them, so I know how…not healthy they are, and it kinda turns me off, so I didn’t leave any for myself, haha (read one whole stick-a butta – said in appropriate Paula Dean fashion.)
So instead, I have this little surprise waiting for me in the fridge.
Breakfast cookie!! Except it’s not really surprise, ‘cause I made it, and didn’t forget it’s in the fridge, haha 😉
What’s in it?
Pumpkin carob raisin breakfast cookie:
1/2 c. oats
1/4 c. pumpkin
1 T. flax meal
1 T. carob chips
1 T. golden raisins
Then top with pumpkin butter goodness. Best combo I’ve had. I always come back to it lately. LOVE it!
Well I’m going to go devour said breakfast cookie. See you all tomorrow! Have a wonderful Thursday!
What’s the most creative thing you’ve done for a significant other’s birthday?
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