Feelin’ Good

Good Morning Good Morning 🙂

Cold but sunny morning, makes for a refreshing morning walk with the Gusman before work this AM.

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Stuck In Love

I ended up enjoying Stuck in Love last night.  The different story lines and relationships between family members were well done. With the exception of one element of the ending, I really appreciated that the movie was more honest and realistic than most romantic comedies/dramas tend to be to the challenges we all face in love and our families [even though I don’t know if the movie technically falls into the romantic comedy genre].

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Once the movie ended — I enjoyed half of my red velvet cake piece (saved some for tonight) and watched some food network with the furballs until it was time for bed.

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Man I am one exciting lady everyone!

This Morning

Zach is on the East coast, and we live in the Mountain time zone, so I had a text come in from him about 330 this AM.  I don’t remember fully waking up to the text, but I was going in and out of weird dreams for the rest of the morning.  So by the time my 6 AM alarm went off, I was a bit thrown off but ready to seize the day :).

I did a bit of YOGA for runners before getting the furball out for his morning walk — the two of those activities being the extent of my morning exercise.  I have been really working on listening to my body and respecting the healing/tapering, and my body is responding well :).  I am planning on some more light sweatin’ this afternoon — but nothing too crazy. This not having a work out schedule has been really beneficial for me this week.  I am loving the flexibility for a few days 🙂

And now — it’s all about my apple, yogurt, and work.  🙂  WooHoo!

Question of the Morning:  What’s your favorite work breakfast?

I need some new ideas every one . . .

 

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A Snacky Sunday

Today has been one of those days where I can’t stop snacking.

First, almonds before the hike.

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Garden Tomato Almonds from Nature Box! 

I literally kept munching on them the entire drive to Boulder.  I had to have eaten almost half the bag.  Maybe Zach was onto something with his eggs and toast this morning before we left…sleep just seemed so much nicer at that moment.

Then, the veggies and pita with hummus at Avery Brewing tap house (and some of Zach’s beer, of course).

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(not the actual platter we got…but it did look similar + some cucumber and extra carrots at the end).

The I ate about 6 of these delicious chocolate mints that I took from Avery.  With out guilt, mind you, since I wasn’t able to enjoy any of their beer 🙂

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And on top of that, I haven’t been able to keep my grubby little hands out of the Banana Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Cookies all afternoon.  We only have one left, and I don’t think it has any reeses left in it.  Upps.  I’ll save that one for Zach :).  Thank goodness we still have more of the delicious candies in the fridge.

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Does anybody else ever get this way, where they literally just can’t stop snacking?  I think it’s partly because I’ve been so active this weekend, but also because I never had a full on meal to start the day, which always spurs snackiness for me.

When I eat a nutritious and REAL breakfast,  I seem to be much more satisfied and have less need to snack, no matter how active I am through out the day.

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Oh well. . .  I tried to reset my snacky afternoon by having a satisfying and healthy dinner.

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Open face sandwiches with

  • fresh tomato
  • cheddar cheese
  • homemade raspberry spread (don’t judge it until you try it)
  • fresh basil
  • on sourdough bread.

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And a healthy side salad with

  • spinach
  • grapes
  • grapes tomatoes
  • parmesan cheese
  • carrots
  • roasted red pepper vinegarette

I felt much better after this meal 🙂

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Gingerale is more fun served from a champaign glass 🙂

Overall, even though I’ve snacked through my day, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed a quiet and relaxing Sunday afternoon.

Zach even played his “best fiance in the world card” and watched a couple hours of girly TV with me.

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That’s right, Zach and I lounged on the couch for a few hours and watched Sex and the City.

I don’t know if I’m getting old, prude, or if it was just because I was watching with Zach, but there were definitely some scenes that I cringed a little bit inside watching this…a little red faced embarrassed if I’m being honest.  Who knows, maybe I just haven’t watched it in years and kind of forgot that it is a little raunchier than our favorite Modern Family….

I will still very entertained by the show, don’t get me wrong :).  A little dejavu from high school and college for this Sunday afternoon.

And now, we are going to try and soak up the last bit of weekend we have left.  Hope you all had a great weekend!

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Goodnight everyone!

Question of the day: Do you ever get relentlessly snacky?  Anything in particular that spurs it?