I.am.exhausted. Physically exhausted, that is. I moved my body so much today. I went to a yoga class, took Murphy for a 45-minute walk, and then went to Body Pump this evening. No wonder I’m pooped!
I’m going to sleep so well tonight– and I’m definitely taking tomorrow off from any kind of exercise. My body needs a break. I can just feel it, ya know?
Before Body Pump, I snacked on a Coconut Carrot Cake Muffin and some prunes. I munched on a few more prunes, but I didn’t snap a pic. You know what prunes look like! 😉
After Body Pump, I took the quickest shower ever and headed straight to the kitchen to reheat some leftovers for dinner. When I was out with Jen last night, Mal made a yummy recipe from Real Simple: Cheesy Baked Pasta With Spinach and Artichokes.
A day later, Mal’s meal didn’t look very pretty…
But reheating it in the microwave made it all better! 😉
This was a really great dish. It included lots of my favorites– artichokes, spinach, pasta, and cheese– how could it not taste delicious?!
On the side, I had a salad topped with the last of the Carrot and Apple Slaw.
Dinner was filling, but, of course, I had room for the other half of my Oreo Blizzard! 😉
Only having half of a Blizzard to eat was just not fair! It left me wanting more. 😕
I’m taking it easy for the rest of the night. My body needs some R & R.
Good night, bloggies!
Hey Tina! I tried Body Pump last night based on your excellent reviews of it..lol..was thinking of taking another class today except that I’m walking like a little old lady when I go down the stairs today (must have been those lunges). Luckily I heeded your advice to go light on the weights otherwise I’d be in much worse shape than I already am 😉 But I loved it..such a great way to do strength training!
that pasta looks so yummy! I definitely feel you on the physical exhaustion! I am taking tomorrow off from working out to rest my leggies, they are super tired too!
@Amanda: I’m glad that you liked it! I’m obviously OBSESSED! 🙂
Isn’t it even more fun and rewarding to take a rest day after you’ve completely exhausted your body? haha…a Blizzard is a nice reward too!
I love prunes!!! I know, they look like dates, which look like…oh well, not everything tasty looks good! Those are all the perfect components to pasta! YUM! Sometimes you just need a day off from working out. I think you deserve it after today! Have a great evening!
That pasta dish looks really good! I can’t imagine my hubby ever making something like that.
Sheesh…I am wiped just reading your post! haha! Enjoy your night with your boys!
Half a blizzard just isn’t enough 🙂
That always happens to me when I eat sweets, ESPECIALLY ice cream! I end up craving more once I’m finished, than I did before I started! That blizzard looked YUMMY!
I’m glad to see you eating prunes– whenever I eat them for a snack, my hub always makes fun of me and calls me an old lady!! I need to show him this post so that he can see that I’m not the only prune-lover out there! 🙂
Don’t you just love how men pick at and serve up their portions out of a pan? They are oh so graceful. 🙂 But at least it doesn’t alter the taste! Enjoy your evening, Tina!
Enjoy the R&R. The more I exercise, the more I learn to love and need rest days.
My roommate is pregnant. Her and her husband have gotten a blizzard 5 of the last 8 nights…so cute 🙂
mal’s dinner creation looks and sounds fabulous…even as leftovers 🙂 get some rest tonight girl!
half a blizzard is NEVER enough! oh well, you’ll just have to make another trip soon!
I think the dinner still looks good! I bought a pint of fro yo tonight, it’s my blizzard 😉
I have to try that pasta recipe! I just added the ingredients to my grocery list!
That pasta looks soo good!! Anything with artichokes and I’m sold 🙂
I’m really interested in purchasing the Mad Hectic oatmeal, but as of now it’s really only in my budget to buy one. Which of the flavors is your favorite? It’s between the Chocolate Raspberry and the French Chocolate. Any suggestions? 🙂
Wow! That was an active day… Great eats, though! I have to try to make those muffins:)
That pasta dish sounds absolutely delicious!!! YUM! I actually love re-heated pasta!
@Laura J.: French Chocolate!
Way to go on the hard core working out today!! Take tomorrow off for sure….you deserve it!! Blizzard = YUM!
Wow, sounds like you really need some rest! It’s good to know that you’re taking the day off tomorrow… Otherwise we’d all be really worried! 🙁
I LOVE LOVE LOVE prunes! They’re so sweet, like nature’s candy! 😉
Hope you have a restful night! 🙂
I’ve loved all the different ways you’ve used your apple slaw, it always looks so tasty!
I love days like this when workouts are fun and you forget you’ve done so much until your body tells you to stop.
That’s cute Mal made dinner last night while you were out. It agree – it sounds grATE! Leftovers are the bestest =]
Wow you really put in some exercise today. I can’t believe your husband cooked and even a really great meal, props to him.
what a terrific day of eats! i love prunes too. trader joe’s makes an unsulphured kind, but i kinda like the sulphur 🙂
Whew, crazy day but you probably feel awesome (at least mentally haha)
Hope you have a wonderful rest! What a busy day you have had 🙂
Artichokes and spinach are two of my favourite things too! And I think I’m lucky that we don’t have any Dairy Queens in Australia. I’d spend WAY too much money on Reese’s blizzards, I think…
Just wanted to send a little positive note your way. 😀 Your blog was the first healthy/foodie blog I started reading early this year and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ll absolutely keep reading!
That was a busy day! I love days like that – I think I’m addicted to that wonderful nice tired-body feeling after a hard day…it’s the best 😀
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Artichokes always works so nicely in creamy pastas and dishes. I love the blend of ingredients in that pasta dish.
I saw that carrot and apple slaw in the RS mag. I have been dying to make it. It looks delish. I am hoping to get around to it this week 🙂
i made that same recipe last night! so good. i’ve made it once before and made a few changes last night. i used shells (since that’s what i had in the pantry), added some slices of leftover fresh mozzarella on top, and i threw it in the oven to bake for a little bit before i put it on broil. (i think the recipe just called for broiling and i wanted it to be more gooey) – it definitly makes great leftovers!
Definitely time for a rest day! Enjoy it!
How many rest days do you take a week? I try to take 2 rest days split in my week. If I don’t, I get burned out fast. I work out so much that my body will tell me to slow down (usually by catching a nasty cold).
@Lisa: Depends on the week. Anywhere from 1-4.