Guess what? This morning I did something I haven’t done in months…I ran.
Alright, maybe calling it a run is a bit of a stretch…let’s call it a light jog. Hey, whatever the heck it was, it felt GREAT. Ever since my decision to cut back on exercise, most of my cardio has come in the form of some sort of interval walking. It’s been great, and I really do enjoy the walking.
But today was just one of those days where I really needed to run…so I did.
I went easy, and wound up doing 5 minute interval jogs at an easy 6.0mph pace, combined with 2 minute interval walks at 4.5mph. I don’t really intend to fully incorporate running back into my exercise routine just yet, but for today, it felt absolutely amazing. Isn’t it crazy just how good a simple workout can make us feel?
Shortly before my workout, I had a quick SOYJOY bar for a snack.
This new Dark Chocolate Cherry flavor is really, really good. The flavor of it almost reminds me of Christmas, if that even makes sense?
I don’t know…something about the dark cocoa flavor combined with dried cherries definitely screams Christmas to me.
A little while later, I put together another old favorite of mine: 2% cottage cheese + pumpkin + unsweetened applesauce + pumpkin butter.
If you’ve never had it, I totally get if the combo sounds weird to you, but I swear it really is good. Subtly sweet from the pumpkin butter and applesauce; creamy and filling at the same time. I topped this bowl with some banana slices and granola.
You know, it’s very similar to a pumpkin yogurt bowl, just with cottage cheese instead. Go ahead and give it a shot.
Right now, I’ve got dinner cooking in the crockpot,
am sipping on another mug of Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte while doing some work,
and Cody is just straight chillin’.
We’ve recently started allowing him in the bedroom more often (and even letting him sleep with us) and, well, let’s just say he has a new favorite spot.