Good morning! I’m so happy it’s a brand new day because yesterday was….well….bad. Work was crazy stressful and I had a big project dropped on me that I wasn’t expecting, so I was feeling a tad stressed.
By the time I got home from work, I was tired and cranky. Unfortunately, Riley was also cranky from a bad day. Two cranky people in one room? No bueno. I was so grouchy I actually got MAD at him that he had a late lunch and wasn’t hungry for dinner. It went down like this:
Riley: Sorry, I didn’t have any time for lunch today so I ate as soon as I got home, which was an hour ago.
Me: So I guess you’re not gonna have any of the tilapia I planned to make?!! Great, just great!
Riley: Um, I don’t know what you want me to do about this….
Me: Nothing….Absolutely nothing! Forget the fact that I actually planned meals for the first time in forever and you don’t want any of it. It’s FINE.
To say I over-reacted would be an understatement….I quickly realized this, however, and got started on dinner. Making the conscious decision to get over myself helped me turn around my whole night. I made an awesome dinner, too!
I followed this recipe to make the tilapia. The lemon butter & caper sauce turned out wonderfully and the fish had the perfect amount of crisp on the outside. For my side, I made quinoa with feta, tomato, red pepper flakes, and olive oil. A small salad rounded out the meal and I was stuffed!
After dinner I poured myself a generous glass of wine and curled up on the couch to enjoy the magazines that came in the mail today. I have a small magazine obsession and have stacks of them all over the house. I also subscribe to a lot of magazines s0 I can get something other than bills in the mail. Makes the mail experience much more enjoyable!
It felt great to put my crappy day behind me and I ended the evening on a much happier note!
Workout & Breakfast
I got to the gym at 5:00 this morning for my workout. The gym is still undergoing construction to fix the water damage and won’t be done until the first of February, so it was a tad crowded still. I did 20 minutes of intervals on the adaptive motion trainer, then spent the rest of my gym time working my legs. I did several sets each of:
- Seated press
- Hip abductor
- Front lunges
- Back lunges
- Curtsey lunges
- Calf raises
I have a feeling my legs will be sore tomorrow!
For breakfast, I made a quick breakfast sandwich and made an extra one for Riley when he wakes up.
Now I’m off to work for the day! My friend Danielle is coming over tonight to watch the Bachelor and I’m about to throw some ingredients for beef stew into the slow cooker, so I’m looking forward to it. Hope you all have a great day!
How do you turn around a bad day?
What’s your favorite magazine?
What’s on the workout agenda today?