You guys, I was a grump yesterday! Thanks for all your nice comments and confessions, they definitely made me feel better throughout the day. When I finally got home from work, Riley had vacuumed the house for me. He knows that vacuum marks on a carpet can do wonders for my mood! I still felt like I needed something extra to turn my day around, though.
I realized one of the reasons I was grumpy was probably because I’d skipped my morning workout. Would my morning have been better if I’d worked out? Probably. With that in mind, I laced up my sneakers and headed out into the rain and ran 2.5 miles.
I didn’t even mind that it was so gross outside and rainy or that my run wasn’t very long. I just knew I needed it! Just goes to show you, there’s not a lot that a quick workout can’t help.
After returning home, my whole day was turned around! I did some foam rolling, had a great shower, and ate dinner with Riley while catching up on Modern Family. For dinner, Riley made a huge salad with all the leftover veggies in the fridge.
He also boiled some pasta to go with some leftover turkey meat sauce.
After some relaxation, I headed to bed to read my book for a while before falling asleep super early. Definitely ended the day on a good note!
Workout & Breakfast
Today I was awake before my 4:30 alarm even went off. In fact, I woke up at 3 AM, wide awake! Don’t you just hate when that happens? Since trying to fall back asleep seemed like the worse option, I got up and headed to the gym right at opening time.
I wasn’t feeling an intense workout today, so I just did 25 minutes on the adaptive motion trainer and some ab work before stretching for a while.
Since I’d been awake for a while, I was starving when I got home from the gym! Breakfast today was a yogurt bowl topped with quinoa granola, honeycrisp apple, and honey, just like the other day. It was too good not to make again! Since I was so hungry, I also heated up a slice of pumpkin bread and topped it with pumpkin butter from Trader Joe’s.
Now I’m ready to take on another long day at work. I’m not totally celebrating Friday since I have to work tomorrow, but I am looking forward to date night with Riley tonight. We also have another wedding tomorrow night, so it’ll be a busy weekend for me!
Hope you have a great day and an even better weekend!
What are you weekend plans?
What’s your go-to workout when you’re stressed? Some people prefer something soothing, like yoga, when they’re stressed out. A good run is better for me. I like to put on my angriest music and start doing sprints. Gets all that stress out in no time!