I Switched Things Up A Bit

So the theme of this post is flexibility:  Switching things up.  That just so happens to also have been the theme of my past 24 hours or so.


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Last night Zach and I had plans to meet two old family friends for a nice “stylish” dinner on the town {isn’t my hubby cute . . . even though he looks a bit like I’m annoying him}

The foursome decided on Acorn, {click on the next picture for their website}, an American “small plate” style restaurant in a very cool up-and-coming area of Denver called The Source.

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I wish I had taken more pictures of our meal because all 5 of the courses were amazing.

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Here’s what I remember:

  • Kale apple salad
  • Fried pickles
  • Meatballs
  • Lamb schwarma
  • A half baked chicken with brussel sprouts salad and bread pudding

Let’s just say I left a little overly full. . . I even felt like I stopped myself at a reasonable place but the food was just THAT good.  We ended up having food left on the table, which is rare.  So I think it’s safe to say we all ate PLENTY 🙂

Acorn isn’t cheap, but the atmosphere is very unique, the service is great, and the food is even better.

Evening Walk

We got home a little later than anticipated and Gusman needed his walk ASAP.  So, instead of walking POST dessert, I decided to get him out for our 20 minute walk right away.

Now what I should have done, since I was still comfortably full, was just call it a day.  But nope, I still had dessert.

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Same exact dessert from yesterday.  So I switched up my routine a bit and walked AFTER dinner, before dessert.  Whomp whomp.  Not my best switch up considering I woke up still quite full.  Not a fan when that happens. . .

AM Switch Up

Not only did I wake up full this morning, I woke up still incredibly sore from my tabata working followed closely by a run.  I ran through multiple options in my head — and ultimately ended up coming up with what I thought was best for me.

Switch up my “plan” and take today as more of a “rest day” instead of tomorrow.  So, this morning instead of a strength work out, I listened to my sore body and did 30 minutes of good yoga thanks to my NTC app.

Workout of the Morning

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I can tell you, after yoga I was already in a better place physically and mentally.  This, my friends, was as GOOD switch up.  Right now, my body feels much better and I’m currently enjoying some water and coffee to hopefully help spark my metabolism and get me hungry for breakfast sooner rather than later.

I am currently debating between another 45 minute yoga routine at lunch or going on a nice walk to enjoy a nice afternoon.  Maybe I’ll leave that to you guys?

Question of the Morning:  Afternoon yoga or afternoon walk in the sunshine for my work lunch break?

27 thoughts on “I Switched Things Up A Bit

  1. I signed up on a gym near to my house here in Chicago and yesterday I had my first Zumba class. It was so much fun, but today my whole body is sore! I’ll definitely download the yoga app and do that today! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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