Today was my first Friday off since my last day at Harvard nearly a month ago. Somehow, what I thought was going to be a nice, relaxing day, ended up being really stressful. 😕
In addition to worrying sick about my little gremlin at the vet, my blog basically “died” this morning. If you are following me on Twitter, you know that Carrots ‘N’ Cake was MIA for about 7-8 hours today. But, through the powers of social media, my blog was fully restored with the help of @GoDaddyGuy.
So, after dealing with GoDaddy customer service, which included two 45-minute calls and a few tears, I finally tweeted @GoDaddyGuy about my blog issues. At this point, I was PISSED about the whole ordeal! 👿 I was ready to give up all hope when @GoDaddyGuy called me on my cell phone to let me know that he fixed my blog! My hero!
In addition to saving my blog, @GoDaddyGuy was super nice and explained everything to me. Turns out, my blog issues weren’t because of GoDaddy.com at all. It was a WordPress issue! 😳 Basically, the recent WP upgrade “confused” some of my blog files, so they weren’t being read properly and the posts and pages didn’t show up on my blog. Blah.
Anyway, @GoDaddyGuy fixed Carrots ‘N’ Cake, and I am ever so grateful. I don’t know what I would have done if all of my blog posts (and pages) from the last 2 years had been lost! Thanks, again, @GoDaddyGuy! 😀
Ok, let’s get to the fitness and food!
Despite my blog drama, I managed to have an AWESOME workout at the gym the this morning. I channeled all of my frustration into working extra hard!
My workout was an hour-long training session with Tom, the owner of Motivated Fitness, followed by 30-minutes of intervals on the stationary bike. I was pooped by the end!
So, guys, I consider myself a fairly fit person, but my session with Tom demonstrated that I had some serious work to do, especially with strengthening my bum left hip and my core. I’m surprised how weak I am in both of these areas!
Tom gave me a great full body workout to do 2-3 times a week. I’m excited to get started on improving my overall fitness level and now I have a new strength training routine, which is a really good thing because my old ones were getting boring!
For lunch, I whipped up a yummy homemade salad with romaine, grape tomatoes, broccoli, snap peas, carrots, and topped it with grilled veggies and rice from Jen’s leftovers from Salsa’s. (She sent hers home with me.)
On the side, I crunched on some Sweet Potato and Taro chips that the Hawaiian Chip Company sent me to sample. They were delicious, especially the sweet potato chips.
Salad + chips + ice water = fantastic lunch! 😀
Wow, breakfast seems like it was AGES ago!
I had a wonderful bowl of oats with raisins, ground flaxseed meal, cinnamon, and nutmeg mixed in.
I also added a big ol’ scoop of Teddie Peanut Butter (my fav)!
And, as usual, I drank iced coffee with vanilla soy milk and agave nectar.
And Erin wrote about shopping at Meijer in Ohio on A Better Bag of Groceries.
The vet called a little while ago to tell us that Murphy did great in surgery. He’s recovering now, so we’re picking him up in about an hour. I can’t wait to see the little guy!
Happy FRIDAY!!! 😎