What up home slices? 😀
Happy Friday! Woo hoo! I feel like I’ve been waiting for this day for-ev-er! Or maybe just since Monday 😉
I woke up today feeling not much better than I did yesterday, but I made it to work since today was only a halfie. And actually, when I got to work, I downed some Theraflu, which made my mind a big haze, but also made me feel a lot better.
A nice, hot, bowl of oats wasn’t too shabby either.
Lip-smacking bowl of 1/2 c. oats, 1 c. water, 1 T flax, 1 T hemp powder, 1 T brown rice syrup, smashed ripe banana, handful of blueberries, peanut butter. Phew! That was a mouthful (pun intended ;)) And it was microwaved since I was in a pinch. Actually..I microwave my oats most of the time when their eaten on a work day. I think I’m the only one who can’t really tell much of a difference between stove-top and microwave oats.
Feeling better and better as the day went on, I decided to give the gym a go after leaving work. I hadn’t worked out since Monday, and was really craving a good sweat-inducing cardio sesh.
Hopped on the treadmill, and to my pleasant surprise, I felt pretty good! So good that I was able to run (with walk breaks here and there) four miles. Any time I felt like it was too much for the bod, I took a quick walkie break. Next was the stair master for a bit to round out the workout, and I was sweaty and feeling much better 😀
After gymin’ it, I ran some errands and popped over to a couple grocery stores. To help that be more pleasant, I gabbed away with several girlfriends while a-shoppin’. Then I was back at the casa and ready to chow down!
While grocery shopping, I had bought my all time favorite goat cheese at the Fresh Market, and knew just what I wanted to do with it. Can ya guess? 😉
Slather it on an Ezekiel Pizza!! This had goat cheese, tomato sauce, sauteed spinach, garlic, and onion. So good I wished I’da made two!
Mmmmelty melty gruyere.
On the side I had some Kale chips I made with kale, sea salt, and nutritional yeast, but my appetite was way too quick for the cam. You’ve seen it before.
Oh, and funny story – I also made the husband’s lunch, which was a grilled cheese. Yummy, melty, toasty, cheddar goodnesss…with a side of paper. This space cadet forgot to take the paper out between the cheese slices! bahah I blame it on the theraflu 😉 It clogs my mind.
Since the oven was already on full blast from the pizza and kale chips, and I still had a decent amount of energy, all the sudden lunch turned into a bake-fest!
I made Carob-Coconut-Pecan cookies, aka the best cookies evvvvah (recipe from Vive le Vegan.)
Not only do these cookies almost knock your head off, but they smell absolutely heavenly! I’ve never smelled a cookie so good.
I’m driving into my hometown tomorrow because I’m (finally) getting together with Jess to try on my bridesmaid dress (eep!!) and then getting together with some of my BFF’s for dinner and drinks 😀 So I thought I’d be kind and bake them up some yummy vegan treats.
The rest of the day included Niko walks, Jersey Shore Reunion drama, gabbin’ on the phone, and juices:
beet, celery, carrot, grapefruit, deliciousness….tie dyed style.
As far as the rest of the night goes, it looks like I’ll be staying in and relaxing. The husband just put in Valkyrie, and it looks like one of those movies where ya have to pay attention, so I’m going to have to bid you all farewell 😉
Busy day planned for tomorrow!
- Full body weights at gym
- Coffee w/ Heidi friend
- Ring store for a check up
- Head into town!
Have a fabulous Friday night, all!
Do you typically workout when sick? I usually give myself a day or two to rest (more if I’m feeling horrid) but I’ll give it a go after couple days, so long as I’m not hacking and sneezing all over the equipment. Then I just listen to the bod!