I love those Sundays when you have nothing to do and can do anything you want! They don’t come often, so I try to take advantage of them. Today after breakfast, I met up with a hilarious friend for some coffee/hot chocolate (coffee with 2% milk for me, hot chocolate for him ). He seriously puts me in such a good mood – he’s that dang funny.
An hour and a half later, I got back and felt like running. I genuinely wanted to go running, and the fact that it was like 80 degrees, sunny and gorgeous out didn’t hurt either. Tackling a nice 6 mile loop, I ran the first 5 miles then walked the last mile, enjoying the smell of yummy lilacs and basking in the sun (with a lil’ SPF protection of course!). When I got home, I wasn’t super hungry and just made up a small snack plate to munch on while I stretched.
1/2 cup carrots
1.5 tbsp. raw almond butter
1 Cherry Pie Larabar (finger-food style!)
After running, I showered up and ran some errands to the usual, gas + Target. Then I came home, cleaned up a bit, got some shtuff done on the computer and put away my laundry. I know, a party, right? Late afternoon, I concocted Green Monster #3 aka The Winning Recipe! Yep, it’s official: I’m addicted.
1 cup Oat Dream oat milk
1 cup frozen tropical fruit blend (pineapple, mango, banana)
1 large handful (2 cups) spinach
1 handful ice cubes
You are looking at perfection…
Since I was quickly running out of things to do (LOVE when that happens!), I took another walk. It was probably about 1.5 or 2 miles, but when the weather is soooo nice out, I can’t be inside. Blame my mom for ALWAYS telling me as a kid, “It’s too nice out to be inside!” My guilt continues today.
For dindin, I concocted a super easy pasta dish to use up some ingredients I had in the kitchen. It was penne pasta with olive oil, garlic, sundried tomatoes and spinach. Simple and delicious.
And for dessert…
After dinner, I decided to head over to my favorite Sunday yoga class with Deb. Today I definitely got my fill (plus some!) of exercise, but if you can’t tell, I have a slight problem being bored and really can’t stand it, haha! Since I had nothing left to do (and TV really has crap on these days), I headed to center my chi and stretch my body. My mind was extra monkey-like today, and I didn’t focus too well, but by the end I was feeling better. Maybe that was because I had this on the mind…
Got home from yoga/pilates combo class and had 1/2 naner with some almond butter, especially with a nice cup of mint tea!
Now I am off to shower, crawl in bed and conk out – tomorrow is already Monday! Hope you all had a good weekend! See you bright and early tomorrow for a return installment of Holly Investigates… (cue dramatic music).