Morning! Well, I am so happy to have my blog up and running again! All feels right in the world again, so weird, I know.
Yesterday, while trying to figure out what the heck was wrong with my blog, I had breakfast. I toasted a whole wheat bagel and topped it with peanut butter and blueberry jam.
After breakfast, I finally figured out my blogging issue and celebrated with a little happy dance around the apartment with Oscar. After the happy dance I immediately got ready to meet my two besties Lauren and May for lunch. May picked me up and we headed to her house to exchange our Christmas Gifts 🙂 May loved the gifts I got her and she got me the most adorable scarf and skirt. She also got us best friend glasses. I am sure you guys all had the “best friend necklaces” that look like these glasses. When May and I were 10 we got them too and these glasses reminded me so much of those I had to laugh. Looks like in our 20 years of friendship we have moved from bestie necklaces to bestie pint glasses. 🙂
After we exchanged gifts, I got right to the photo shoot I had planned with my fur-nephew Stolki. He is the most adorable Weimaraner.
Isn’t he a cutie?!
While waiting for our friend Lauren to wake up (she worked overnight), we sipped tea and ate a sour pickle- because obviously those two things go well together…
These pickles were so awesome. May got them from a sandwich shop in Maine. I have an obsession with pickles and these are some of the best I have ever tasted.
Once Lauren was awake, we headed to pick her up and go to lunch. We went to the Cheesecake Factory to eat and catch up. Of course I had to have a piece of their whole wheat bread, not butter. You don’t need butter on this bread at all it is so delicious.
We started off with an order of stuffed mushrooms and edamame. I had never had the stuffed mushrooms from Cheesecake, but Lauren and May said they were awesome. Um…they were soooooo right. I had two, they were amazing.
For my meal I had the Spicy Chicken Salad. I asked for brown rice instead of white. I love this salad I think the rice and beans and spicy dressing make it, I ate about 2/3 of it and wrapped the rest up.
Instead of dessert I just had a coffee with half and half.
It was a great lunch and fantastic to catch up with two close friends. To be honest, it was just great to be out of the house since I spent so many days in the house trying figure out what the heck was wrong with this blog.
After our late lunch I flew home and changed for Crossfit. Crossfit was HARD! Like Really HARD. Confession: It was so hard and frustrating that I cried in my car afterwards. I cried out of frustration, I was just upset that I couldn’t physically do the things I wanted to do. I was upset that I felt so out of shape even though I know I am strong.
Here is the workout that killed me:
Sets of : 21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3
- Dead lifts with a 55 lb. bar
- Kettlebell Swigs 8lb kettlebell
- Abmat situps
For some reason the dead lifts KILLED me, I could not do them while keeping good form. It was so hard and super frustrating. The trainer actually told me to stop doing the the dead lifts. I know for a fact I was not doing them correctly because my lower back is way more sore than it should be this morning. 😦
After the workout, and the cryfest I met Kristen at the Warren Tavern for a drink (or a few).
She had some questions about blogging and wanted to chat. It was great meeting someone from the blog world in real life. We actually have a ton in common.
I got home late and since I had worked out and not eaten dinner yet. I made myself a quick and very late dinner which was a can of Amy’s veggie soup and the leftovers from lunch.
I woke up around 5 am this morning starving. All that I could think was, “oatmeal, oatmeal, oatmeal…”. I forced myself to stay in bed though. There as no reason to be up that early. I finally got up at 8am and did have a delicious bowl of oatmeal and a non-fat cappuccino.
I topped the cappuccino with some cocosugar. Perfect!
In my oatmeal I added barney butter, cinnamon, blueberries and 1/2 of a banana. Such a great mix!
I spent the rest of the morning getting the bog updated and cleaning the apartment, which is still a mess by the way. This place it just too small, just a few more months….just a few more months.
Have you ever cried after a workout? What were you feeling? What was the workout?
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