Let’s begin with Aidan’s epic bed head yesterday morning.
If that doesn’t make you smile, you need professional help.
It is one of the greatest joys in my life to see him stumble like a little drunken sailor into the living room each morning with that amazing bed head.
It was HARD, I mean HARD to get up yesterday morning. I ended up forcing myself out of bed a little after 6am.
Every Day Oats II
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup unsweetened Silk almond milk
1 tbsp. Spectrum Chia Seeds
1/2 tbsp. Ideal brown sugar blend
1 tbsp. all-natural peanut butter
1/2 small banana
For some reason (well, I know the reason now, but that’s neither here nor there!) I was feeling a bit out of sorts yesterday. I went ahead with my plans for the day, with the resolve to not pay one bit of attention to my emotions. I figured a good workout was in order. Tuesdays are cardio days so I was looking forward to running off some of the unexplained anxiety I was feeling and zoning out with a good magazine on the elliptical.
My treadmill workout looked like this
0-5 warm-up @ 4.3
29:30-30 6.8 <——- HOLLA!!!
30-35 cool down 4.3 slowing every 1 minute
I was beat after that. I took a few minutes to cool down, went to the ladies room and then got on the elliptical for 15 more minutes. I had intended on a full 60 minutes, but that last few minutes on the treadmill was some WORK for my stubby legs!
~You never know what you are capable of until you TRY~
I knew we were going were to be limited on time when we got back so before I left for the gym I prepped our lunch. I made a sandwich for Aidan and some tuna fish salad for myself. I was glad because even though my breakfast did a great job of holding me over, I was ready to eat!
Mandi’s Tuna Fish Salad, baby carrots, grapes, blueberries and strawberries
and of course
I got myself cleaned up so we could go over to a friends house for the rest of the afternoon. Right before we left I got some hunger pangs. I knew we wouldn’t be back until late so I went ahead and ate something to hold me over for the rest of the afternoon.
I ended up eating about half of the yogurt, covered it and put it back in the fridge.
Then it was time to visit some friends
For the record, Aidan wants to “live at Maddie’s house forever”
Afterwards, I bribed Aidan with a cookie and a “Root-Beard” then I got a non-fat Misto from Starbucks and a MUCH needed pedicure.
A visit with a good friend, a coffee, and a pedicure were exactly what I needed to shake off whatever it was trying to ruin my day.
By the time I got home my sweet Jeremy was already there & we had dinner.
Yummy yummy leftovers
I went back for seconds and then had a Quaker low-fat Smore’s granola bar for dessert.
We were ALL ready for a good nights sleep.
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