When my alarm went off at 4:45 this morning, I did not want to get out of bed. It was chilly inside our house and my bed was so warm with my husband on one side of me and a fuzzy, snoring pug on the other. Forcing myself out of bed wasn’t easy, but I’m so glad that I did it.
This morning, I met my Back on My Feet team at Father Bill’s Place before heading over together to the YMCA for an early morning workout.
While walking around the track, I heard all about Friday night’s group date to Papa Gino’s followed by a viewing of The Adjustment Bureau at the movie theater. I also heard about Sunday’s 5K race in South Boston, which was run by 6 members of our team. It sounded like everyone had a great time at both of these events. I’m a little bummed that I missed them, but BOMF does fun stuff all of the time, so there will be plenty more opportunities to hang out with my team.
On my drive home, I encountered the most beautiful sunrise.
It was breathtaking. What a way to start the day.
My stomach was growling before I even walked into the house, so I immediately tossed two pieces of whole grain bread into the toaster oven.
While I waited, Murphy kept me company by my feet. (He really just hoped I’d drop some food onto the kitchen floor. There’s no ”˜5 Second Rule’ in our house. Murphy has it taken care of in 3 seconds or less.)
When my bread was finished cooking, I topped them with almond butter and pickled plums.
The pickled plums from Boat Street are large pitted prunes, which are plumped with a syrup of cider vinegar and cane sugar with coriander, mustard seed, arbol chili, orange peel, and bay leaf. It’s consistency is a mix between jam and chutney. It’s pretty awesome.
Mmm! I loved this combination of flavors. My sandwich was sort of like an amped up PB & J.
I also drank an iced coffee and some water with breakfast.
Feel Great Weight
Check out this week’s Feel Great Weight post: 12 Ways to Eat More Colorful Fruits and Vegetables.
Question of the Day
In what areas of your life are you most and least healthy?
I think I’m most healthy with regard to exercise. I enjoy it, so it’s pretty easy for me to stick to regular workouts. I’m least healthy with regard to a work-life balance. I work way too much, but I am really trying to change that by stepping away from my computer more often.