Hey, hey, hey! How are we on this Monday? It’s cold and drizzly here, and I haven’t yet started sipping my coffee, so I have no clue how I am yet 😉 Before I get started, I wanted to check in with my back on track month.
- I’ve been eating my fruits and veggies
- I’ve been utilizing my new cookbooks
- I’ve been keeping up with yoga
- I’ve been keeping up with laundry
The keep working at it’s:
- I haven’t been running outside much
- I haven’t been taking many exercise classes (this will get better once class is done)
Well, I take that back, I did make my pre-race peanut butter and nanner wrap before the race using this PB:
But then a couple of my girlfriends dropped out. I began to get a big headache from the night before ( I kinda had a bad night/morning, and didn’t sleep well,) and it looked like this outside:
Cold, wet, and raining. Ick. So I did something I never imagined myself doing, and called my friend who was picking me up to see if we could drop out. She agreed with no complaints, and it was done. I pretty much wimped out of a race. My main excuse was I didn’t want to get sick. We have a cruise to go on real soon afterall. But I still felt defeated and guilty.
So instead of moping, I headed to the nice, dry, warm gym. First I ran about 3.5 miles on the treadmill, while listening to Carrie Underwood, and watching Into the Blue.
Then I got the channel changed on me, and decided to do weights. Did my whole upper body besides my chest in weights (bi’s, tri’s, lats, back, shoulders) and then jumped on the stepmill for another 10 minutes. I was dripping, and felt almost 100% detoxified. Almost. I came home and did a 20 minute twisty yoga practice, and then I felt detoxified. Ahh…glorious.
When I got done with my workout, I walked into the kitchen to find this:
The hubski decided to make pancakes and eggs for us for lunch! He is so thoughtful 😀
My New Toy:
I went to Dick’s the other day with the mindset that I wanted to purchase either a new stability ball or a BOSU ball. After looking at the BOSU pricetag (yikes,) I went with the stability ball. BOSU might be a good Christmas present.
I think I got my old one at Wal-Mart years ago. The new one’s bigger and firmer, and you can just tell the quality is better 😀
Back to the Basics
Lately, Shane and I have been SO busy with our own lives, we’ve noticed we hardly spend any fun, friendly time with each other. So we came up with the idea (actually, I partially borrowed this idea from Caitlin) that at least one night a week, we’re going to have a night of fun that doesn’t involve TV, computers, or iCrack.
Since we were both free last night, we decided to start it then. On the agenda:
We always used to play Wii together, and we haven’t in a long, long time. So last night, we got a new version of our all time favorite game – Raving Rabbids. Those Rabbids are SO hilarious! We were rolling in laughs the entire time we were playing. It was a blast.
Oh, and no cooking allowed on date night (unless cooking is the date,) so we ordered Monical’s pizza:
half quarter meat lovers.
My plate, times 2.
Mmmm – Monicals is my favorite. Not too greasy, and it lets the ingredients do all the taste for it – you can tell there’s not much added oil or sodium.
And dessert was the Peanut Butter Bars I made on Friday.
All in all it was the perfect way to end a weekend! 😀 Now back to the grind!
How was your weekend? Do anything fun?
Do you have a “date night” with your significant other? If you are single, do you have a “girls night” with any girlfriends throughout the week?