It's still hot in the Northeast. Despite the heat, I hope you all are having relaxing and wonderful weekends to recharge your batteries for the week ahead.
I don't have anything super important to talk about in the midst of this heat wave nor did I do anything super exciting today, but I had a fun day nonetheless. I thought I'd just recap my day and my eats for you all.
I woke up at 7am this morning. I know that's early, but I get up at 5am for my job on weekdays, so it's hard to reset my body's clock for the weekends. To be honest, I woke up and was wide awake at 4:30am this morning. Seeing I went to bed around 11:30 last night, though, I knew I needed some extra sleep, so I forced myself to go back to sleep.
Upon waking up this morning, I laid in bed and watched two episodes of this splendid show....
I must admit, it's not as good as the original. I miss
I then headed downstairs to put some breakfast together. I was craving chocolate this morning, so a chocolate covered strawberry bowl it was.
2% Strawberry Fage, chocolate Vitatop, Teddy's PB w/ ground
flaxseed, sliced strawberries, and some 'nanner...yum!
One delicious breakfast and two cups of coffee later, I got dressed and headed to the gym. Usually I put in a long run on Saturdays. After running at 5am yesterday, with 80 degree early morning temps, and air nearly as thick as jello, I decided I'd take my workout indoors today. I stayed away from the treadmill because a) I really don't enjoy it b)I've ran a lot this week and am a little bit sore from a NROLFW workout yesterday and c) I can't read on the treadmill. After seeing Harry Potter last weekend, I started reading the books all over again. Oh, how I love Harry Potter. Anyways, I did a 60 minute elliptical workout. I usually find the elliptical boring, but how can one be bored immersed in the wonderful world of Harry Potter? : ) Overall, it was a good workout. Even in the air conditioned gym, I managed to get my sweat on.
This book always elicits such memories
of the 3rd grade...1st time I read it when
my teacher read this book aloud to us!
Once I got home from the gym, I showered, and then headed to lunch with the madre. She brought me to a small cafe called Penny Cluse. I love this place! It's so quaint, always crowded, and features local, fresh, mainly organic food.
Scrambled egg whites and whole wheat toast with
jam and peanut butter (The pb was a dollar extra
but totally worth it...gotta get my healthy fats on!)
No meal is complete without humungo side of fresh fruit! (Sorry
for the blurry iphone pics)
After lunch, I helped my mom shop for two new chairs for our front lawn. She finally settled on two cream colored Adirondack chairs. My mom opted out of paying the extra $30 dollars per chair for assembly, so my dad's going to have fun tomorrow magically turning about 40 pieces of wood and 80 screws into two chairs.
My mom and I also stopped at Old Navy. I spent some time looking around, and initially I didn't find much. While I was waiting for my mom, though, I wandered into the children's section and saw some great sales. Then a great idea dawned on me...I could probably fit into a kid's XL. I found a few shirts and was too lazy to try them on, so I compared them to the adult smalls, and guess what? They were the same size!
Shopping in the kid's section? No shame...No shame....
Finally, I made a stop at the grocery store with my mom to pick up some major foodage for the week ahead....gotta stay fueled to keep up with all the kiddos!
When I got home, I spent about an hour chilling in the hammock, once again immersed in the world of Harry Potter. I just started reading the Sorcerer's Stone yesterday (for about the millionth time), and I'm already 2/3rds of the way through. It's amazing how fast I can breeze through a good book.
Around 6:30, dinner was calling my name. I was feeling kind of lazy tonight, so I microwaved an Amy's Teryaki Bowl and threw in some steamed microwaved Green Giant veggies. Hommade, no? Yummy, yes!
Easy peasy meal
I rounded my night off by watching Rango with my dad. The verdict??? I am a huge sucker for Children's animations, especially of the computerized (is that a word?) variety, but this one was a little bit to....out there....for me.
Now, I'm catching up on some blogs and enjoying this baby, which looks a lot like breakfast, which is fine by me.
Chobani vanilla greek yogurt, chopped up chocolate Vitatop, and
PB&CO. mighty maple PB
Tomorrow, I'm either going to run in the morning or go on a long bike ride with my dad. The heat is finally supposed to break tomorrow. It's only supposed to be in the low 80s! Later, I'm going to grab a bite to eat with a friend and then head to the movies. I really want to see Winnie the Pooh, but no one really wants to see it with me. I think my friend and I are either going to see Harry Potter again or Horrible Bosses.
Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!
1)What's your favorite digital animation movie?
2)Any fun plans for Sunday?