I can hardly believe that it’s actually the beginning of December. Not that I’m complaining at all! I love everything about December and the weeks leading up to Christmas. The festive music, the lights, the chipper moods of everyone (well, at least me! ) the baked goodies, the parties, the dressing up…
Oh yes, SOMEbody else also enjoys dressing up!
Actually, that’s a lie. He despises this outfit…but his Mom made him wear it anyways.
Hey, what can I say! I saw it at Target and I couldn’t resist.
Adventure to the Gym…
So after a great day of work, I planned to continue the fun by FINALLY getting myself to a BodyPump class. It’s been wayyyy too long!
Well, unfortunately, I’m going to have to wait a little longer. Here’s how my “fun” afternoon went…
- Leave work in the midst of the monsoon that we were blessed with today and got my 2nd shower for the day.
- Begin to take my normal route to the gym to soon find out that the bridge up the road has been flooded – time to be re-routed.
- Apparently, everyone and their grandmother decided to re-route the same way I did. Super.
- Decide to crank up the Christmas station and belt up some tunes…dropped my water bottle in my lap while bustin’ a move.
- Finally arrive at the gym (YIPPEEE!) but 10 minutes after I’m supposed to sign up for class. Fingers crossed…
- As I enter, the following conversation ensues:
Me (fishing through my bag): “Sorry, just trying to find my keys.”
Guy: “Ahh that’s ok, just head on in.”
Me: “But I have to sign in for class?”
Guy: “Ohh, classes are cancelled this afternoon.”
Apparently the gym had lost power and only gotten it back about 20 minutes before I arrived, so they decided to cancel classes. I think someone was trying to tell me I should have worked out at home today…
But nonetheless, since I was there, I figured I should do something. Luckily, I found ONE empty treadmill and may have knocked over about 5 people trying to “discreetly sprint” to get it. And victorious I was!
I ran 3 miles on the treadmill in just under 28 minutes, followed by another 25 minutes of walking at varying inclines between 7-10%. It may not have been BodyPump, but it left me pretty pumped up!
Another delicious morning meal was devoured at work today!
I love oatmeal. Have I ever mentioned that to you before?
Today’s love affair:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 mashed banana
- Pumpkin butter (>1 tbsp?)
- Cinnamon + Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Topping: granola
Today’s lunch was basically a repeat of Monday’s, so I spare you all the monotonous photos.
Jay and a friend of his are working hard in the kitchen tonight, so since I didn’t want to get in their way at all, I figured it would be a good night to order some pizza. Like I really need an excuse to order pizza anyways??
I got our goods from a new place tonight after getting a some recommendations from many of my co-workers about the fabulous pizza from Testo’s. On Wednesdays, Testo’s has an $8.00 pizza special – SCORE! I, of course, still had to get half the pizza with peppers and onions.
The pizza was quite tasty! I wouldn’t say it was as good as my favorite local joint, but it was definitely worth it…plus it had lots of sauce, which I loooove.
To make sure I didn’t go nuts on the pizza, I also ordered myself a side salad. I took off the cheese and the olives, and probably had about 3/4 of it. It was okay.
But I didn’t mind, since the pizza was enough to keep me happy.
I’m pretty sure I foresee some nice warm hot chocolate this evening while curling up on the couch watching Modern Family. Ahhhh yes, that’s definitely the plan!
Question for the Night:
What’s your favorite part of December??