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Global Warming, it’s Real

It’s February (does anyone else say that totally weird in their head? No, just me, ok then) and in honor of the perfectly normal 65 degree weather for January 31, I took a 30 minute walk at lunch yesterday.

I ended up walking just about 2 miles, and since I currently cannot get into the gym and lift, it was a better workout than just doing nothing.  It was so nice out, I was afraid I was going to start sweating through my silk blouse, which since it is dry clean only would have been no bueno.  Um, if you’ve figured out where my office is from that picture please don’t come and stalk me.  I doubt if anyone would notice I went missing for at least a week.

After work I met the roommates at home and we ventured down the street to Bangkok 54 for dinner and some wine.  I ate my body weight in Chili Basil Fried Rice (oops hello carb overload yesterday) and enjoyed two glasses of Cab Sauv while chatting away.

I’m hoping to get away at some point this afternoon to go get my bangs trimmed, since they are currently too long to wear down and hang in my eyeballs.  Conveniently my hair salon is just across the street.  Maybe I’ll even walk to get some exercise in again.  I think there may be a chance of rain though, so we’ll see.

I think my back is on the mend, I can almost extend my arm fully straight in the air above my head without feeling like a rubber band is snapping, so hopefully I will be back in action in the gym soon.  I just almost said happy Thursday, it is only Wednesday.  Lame.

Lots of Lounging

Monday’s after a relaxing weekend at home are a lot more tolerable than Monday’s following a weekend of travel.  I almost feel like a human being today, and that’s probably because I barely left the house all weekend.  Sadly for you all, that means I don’t have much to say today, but I think you’ll get over it.

Friday night involved a lot of lounging around on the couch and finishing up Mad Men.  I’m all caught up and ready for season 5 to start, and I was kind of surprised how season 4 ended.  I’m super excited to see what happens when it starts again!

Saturday I left the house, but only to hang out on my back porch and get some sun.  I lasted for about 2 hours before I realized just how effing hot out it was, and that I’d much rather be inside where it was nice and cool.  There was a lot more lounging, I finally finished up the book I was reading (Sing Me Home by Jodi Piccoult, I didn’t really like it) and lots of movie watching once my roommate Adrienne returned from the bridal shower she had to go to.

We watched a bizarre movie called Wedding Daze, The Graduate, and finally You Again, which we both agreed the previews did not do justice.  The movie was really cute and pretty hilarious.  I also eventually ordered a pizza for dinner… see I told you, no leaving the house.

After a Saturday spent lounging around doing nothing, I decided I couldn’t spend my whole Sunday the same way.  After breakfast and coffee, and a viewing of The Roommate, Adrienne and I decided to go on a nice walk.  Well a Sunday afternoon walk turned into an 8 mile adventure, and over 2 hours later we finally returned home.  A stop a Smoothie King around mile 6 helped to fuel us for the rest of the way home, but didn’t really do much to diminish the hunger pangs for a delicious dinner.

A quick call to our other roommate to see if she was in for dinner, and one trip to the grocery store later, we were home again with steaks and the makings for some amazing mashed potatoes.  It’s not often I crave a juicy steak, so when I do I tend to give into it and go all out.

Broiled steak, chive and sour cream mashed potatoes, and broccoli.  The steak was broiled to perfection (thanks Dani) and the mashed potatoes were creamy and delicious.  I cleaned my entire plate and washed it down with a glass of red wine.  A great Sunday dinner to wind down the weekend.  I have one steak left to cook tonight, and will probably eat some of it, and leave the rest to top my salads at lunch during the week.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend as well and are surviving the Moday.

Core Work

Heeey, happy Friday everyone, we made it.  I had a meeting at work yesterday afternoon that went until after 5 pm, so traffic was a monster by the time I finally hit the road to drive home.  It was going on 7 pm by the time I finally got home, so I opted to do my workout there instead of at the gym.

As I mentioned yesterday the Daily Burn ap provides workouts for you to do three days a week, and yesterdays was a core workout.  I did a 10 minute warm-up in my living room that consisted of jumping rope, mountain climbers, jabs, and hopping back and forth over my yoga mat.  I remembered the cardio warm-up moves from back when I used to do the Brooklyn Decker workouts on exercise TV.  Whatever, they worked.  Then I did the core moves.

Not particularly difficult by any means, but I’m hoping it was affective.  I actually enjoyed the Superman’s the most because I tend to forget to work those muscles.  After that workout I decided to walk to 7-11 to pick up a frozen pizza and sprite zero to enjoy with my vodka for dinner.  From my house and back it’s about 1.6 miles, I know you were curious.

This weekend is looking pretty typical so far, no plans for tonight as of yet, and then kickball shenanigans tomorrow.  I’m not making the trek home for Mother’s Day because I have to go home for my sisters college graduation next weekend, and I refuse to do that drive two weeks in a row.  No thank you.  Who’s got fun plans for the weekend?  Mother’s Day related or  not.