“Courrrrrtneyyyyy, where are youuuuuu?????”
YIKES! Hello friends! I cannot believe it is already 2:15 and this is the first chance I’ve had to finally sit down to blog. Don’t worry, I promise I’ve still been thinking about you all. Either way, Happy Friday! Are you doing your Friday dance??
Up & Movin’
Well, this morning was the first time my alarm has seen 6:00am since June 24th. (Ahhhh, how I love being on vacation for the summer!) I set it bright and early in an attempt to make it to a yoga/tai chi class at the gym. Do you think I made it? Of course not. I dragged my rear end around for way too long this morning. Oops. No worries though, since I realized I was actually more in the mood for a sweaty cardio sesh instead. Before leaving the house, I snacked on half an Arnold Sandwich Thin + Blizzard Butter.
At the gym, I got my “sweat” on with 30 minutes on the elliptical, followed by a 3 mile run on the treadmill, and it felt AWESOME. I was a little nervous about running, with the latest hip pain and all, but I found that once I started moving, things really didn’t bother me. Hopefully it stays that way as the day goes on (fingers crossed). I completed my 3 miles in 28 minutes, which included a 5 minute warm up, so I was quite pleased with my time. The Warrior Dash won’t have nothin’ on me come September!
Breakfast – Brown Baggin’ It
I actually showered and got ready at the gym today, since I had some things to do early this morning, so I had to “brown bag” it for breakfast. I packed up a banana and an apple, along with the other half of my sandwich thin spread with a much bigger spread of BB.
One of my stops this morning involved a visit to see my Mom. The past few weeks, I’ve been feeling really down about a couple things, and sometimes nothing beats a good, solid chat with Mom. We talked a lot about growing up, being responsible, being patient, and following your heart to get where you want to be in life. She definitely helped me gain some insight into a few things that I previously hadn’t wanted to even consider, so I left feeling a lot better. Thanks for helping and listening, Mom.
I decided I needed a lunch date today, so I called the hubby to see if he was available.
Lucky me, he was! He’s so handsome.
And I was a happy lunch date.
Since it’s an absolutely gorgeous day out, we decided to go to one of our favorite places for the summer, JT Maxie’s. They have a great outdoor patio that is just perfect for days like today, and have a pretty extensive menu, full of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and entrees. When it comes to “healthy” options, there really aren’t too many, but I never let that discourage me. I just annoy the waiter/waitress to death with numerous substitutions and omissions to my order. Jay totally loves when I do it.
I ordered the Mediterranean Chicken Wrap which is grilled chicken, lettuce, diced tomatoes, & roasted red peppers. I ordered mine with no cheese and dressing on the side (because even though the menu says “a splash of Italian dressing,” they really mean a bucket)
I ate one half of the wrap, the filling out of the other half, and about 1/3 of the fries. I debated on being really good and ordering a side salad, but Maxie’s has some of the best fries around, so I went for the splurge but kept moderation in mind. It was a win-win!
Right now, I have a date with my oven & my mixer. Jay has a softball game tonight and I promised the boys I’d bring them a treat tonight. Hmmmm, what to make, what to make??
Question for the Afternoon:
What’s good for the weekend?!?