Hi, friends! Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start!
I woke up hungry yesterday morning, so I cooked myself a big ol’ breakfast—complete with an omelet, home fries, and cantaloupe. I’m actually quite impressed with this breakfast. Usually during the week, I just eat whatever is easiest/quickest to make, but I went all out yesterday.
I actually needed to roast some potatoes for a couple of recipes later in the week, so I whipped up a batch of home fries while I was at it. Inside my omelet was tomatoes, crumbled feta, and pesto, which was an amazing flavor combination and reminded me of something you would order in a restaurant. I also drank a glass of OJ and a decaf almond milk latte. It was an awesome breakfast.
I spent the rest of the morning working my little tail off. Murphy kept me company by laying on my chest with his big pug butt resting on my desk for the entire morning. (No wonder my back is always so tight.)
Big pug butt ↓
I ended up working straight through 2:00 PM before my stomach started to grumble, so I took a little break to eat lunch. On the menu: My favorite salad ever. In the mix: salad greens, roasted sweet potato, walnuts, crumbled goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette. I love this salad so much and have been eating it non-stop lately.
A little while after that, Mal and I went out to buy our Christmas tree!
We went to the same place we’ve gone for the last three years—basically since we moved to the area. The guy that runs it is super nice and told us all about the different kinds of trees, including their pros and cons, so we’ve been loyal customers ever since.
Mal and I walked around for only a few minutes before we decided on a cute, fat tree.
Our annual Christmas tree pic!
(We planned to go to CrossFit immediately after we picked out our tree, which is why we’re both in workout gear.)
Mal and I took our tree home, set it up, and planned to decorate it after CrossFit, but we ended up running out of time. Once we showered, made dinner, ate dinner, and cleaned up the kitchen, it was 8:30 PM. We could have decorated our tree, but we both felt like we would have been a little rushed, and we typically like to make an evening out of decorating our Christmas tree. You know, playing holiday music, sipping eggnog, and taking our time as we reminisce about each of our ornaments as we hang them on the tree. Our plan is to decorate it tonight!
Last night’s CrossFit workout involved a warm-up (rowing and double-unders), some mobility work (hip openers and calf stretches), pistol practice, and a short-and-sweet WOD. I did Level 2 for the WOD (95 pounds) and finished in 8:30. (Side note: Rx for ladies was 155 pounds! Holy crap. I can’t even clean that from the ground!)
After CrossFit, I was starving, so I housed a bunch of pistachios while I waited for dinner to cook.
Dinner was chicken, roasted broccoli, and brown rice, so I mixed it all together in a bowl and drizzled a little balsamic vinaigrette on top—I’m telling ya, I’m obsessed with this stuff!
After dinner, I ate a million dark chocolate sea salt caramels. I think I ate 6 or 7 by the end of the night. They’re so damn good.
Health News & Views
I’ve skipped my workout plenty of times, sometimes for no real reason. (Well, unless you count lounging on the couch with a glass of wine as a legitimate reason, which I don’t.)
Of course, skipping a workout doesn’t do me any favors when it comes to my fitness goals. And I know it’s important to stick to a regular exercise routine to stay healthy. But there are certain times when skipping a workout shouldn’t make you feel guilty. (I’d even consider them good reasons!)
Here are five times it’s okay to cut yourself some slack and skip your workout.
Questions of the Day
Have you bought your Christmas tree yet? Do you make an evening out of decorating it?
Fake or real Christmas tree?
When was the last time you skipped your workout for no good reason?
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