I’ve had a productive and successful morning – including a wonderful, fulfilling lunch.
After studying Foodservice on the couch with tea, Pandora.com’s Piano Solo station, and candles, I headed out for the gym. I was still frozen (our indoor thermostat read 63 degrees when I left) but surprisingly it was warmer outside! Guess it was the sun. I bundled up in sweats and gloves (I looked pretty ridicilous on my bike!) but I made it to the gym and quickly warmed up on the ET. After 45 minutes or so I moved to the weigh area and did a round of lifting, then biked home. I am loving the new route we found to get to the gym. It’s through a neighborhood so we can ride safely in the street and the scenery is prettier. And there is one less street to cross, also making it safer. It’s changed my perception of going to the gym! If you drive to yours, try taking a prettier (if a little longer) route and see if it makes it easier to go. I think the hardest part about exercise is overcoming the mental obstacles to getting there. 1) Getting dressed 2) Transportation. If you can solve those, you’re golden.
Once home, showered + dressed, I reheated a bunch of leftovers and had a dinner-quality lunch. The husband brought home some roasted veggies they were demoing at EarthFare yesterday – I jumped with joy. I had them with one of the extra brown rice portions I made yesterday, which I reheated with a tbsp of water, Craisins and garam masala. All topped with some almonds.
I also was excited to dip into the cranberry sauce! Over half a cup of TJ’s Euro yogurt with more almonds –
Lastly, I had one of the tiny jalapeno mini muffins that also arrived home from an EarthFare demo –
With tea –
There is no doubt that my efforts to eat this lunch elegantly influenced my satisfaction when I was finished. No need for snacking seconds!
Return of the Key
It’s a MIRACLE! We have two house keys that we take on walks and stuff:
“The purple key“ and “The orange key”
Well the orange key has been missing for MONTHS. It happened sometime around spring break. We checked all of our pockets and it had completely disappeared.
Well this morning he returned!! He was in our winter gear basket – scarves, gloves, etc. Welcome home orange key!
I am now going to enjoy the last day of Fall Break with a little shopping. In an effort to spend as little actual money as possible, I am going to all the stores where I have gift cards and coupons and plan to only buy things we actually need. I found an old Linens and Things gift card in our coupon/card basket and was thrilled to find a $40 balance when I called in!! I also have free coupons for it being my birthday month at Aveda and Banana Republic. Maybe I can find something on super sale too 🙂 Here’s my loot:
See ya for dinner!