by the way: “FTW” means “for the win”.. i am an acronym freak.
thanks for all your comments about my crappy day on friday! i have to say, my mood has changed 100% and i am happy as a clam.
wait, how do we know clams are happy? i mean.. especially the ones that get eaten. there is NO way they are happy. i am going to change my simile and say i am happy as randy the dog.
after a busy, fun and productive saturday.. i am sitting here in an oversized hoodie & boy shorts and lounging my life away, big hug mug of coffee in hand. it is 11:13 AM. i haven’t even brushed my bed head hair. but don’t worry, i have brushed my teeth. with my fancy new toothbrush. more on that in a moment.
let’s take it from the top!
saturday morning i woke up, changed into my running shorts and headed straight to the gym. i wanted to get my workout out of the way nice and early.
i did a standard body for life style HIIT:
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i finished up with 5 minutes of speed walking and the workout was 3 miles total.
i came home, showered, and made some pumpkin greek yogurt.
pumpkin greek yogurt is easy to make. combine about 2/3 cup greek yogurt, a big spoonful of canned pumpkin, and a generous shake of both cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
i love my owl spoon!
someone commented that his name should be “owlfred”.. whoever it was, (i am too lazy to check back, truth be told)—YOU WIN. owlfred it is!
i added some cereal & muesli to the yogurt for some crunch & chew factor.
any excuse i can use to eat more cereal, right?
after polishing off my yogurt mess, we headed to the farmers’ market. it was pretty late, so we only caught the tail end of the market. also, my camera died about 15 minutes into all of the fun :(
probably because i spent so much battery power on these goons.
favorite shot in 3, 2, 1..
marshall snagged one of those old library book notebooks and a light switch plate. i’ve mentioned both before.
and this is the last photo that we got before death to my battery occurred!
we proceeded through the market and purchased some peaches & plums. delicious.
we dropped the pups off at home and made a costco run. we got the basics like chobani, drinks, cereal (for marshall, come on!).. but we also made a purchase we have been lusting after for awhile now..
a couple of sonicare toothbrushes! they were on sale for $79.99 for the pair. can’t beat that. i used to have a sonicare when i was a teenager.. i love these things! they kind of tickle your mouth at first.. but you get a nice, good teeth cleaning and the toothbrush shuts off by itself, so you always brush for long enough.
we picked up some lunch to bring home with us.
“Cg”= chicken bowl with guacamole!
i get mine with fajita veggies, black beans, chicken, pico, corn salsa, lettuce and guac!
some mixing required.
i added a dollop of oikos greek yogurt on top.. i wish mexican places offered this instead of sour cream! i actually prefer it to sour cream.
i must have been hungry because i almost polished off the whole bowl. that is rare!
momma b & my dad (i don’t have a clever blog nickname for him!) came over and helped with some interior decorating layout planning. we took some measurements and decided on the rug size we need for our living room.. and then i purchased this rug! in 8’ x 11’.
you can click the link to see it bigger. do you like it? i am excited to finally bring some color into the room! we also ordered some tables that are being custom built. when it is all done, i will be sure to do some before/after shots.
next activity for my busy saturday.. i headed to TJ maxx! all by myself. with 2 hours to kill. you better believe i spent the whole time there. i LOVE TJ maxx and just enjoy browsing all the racks and aisles.. taking my time. it was so relaxing, just what i needed!
i ended up purchasing 2 shirts (i have an unusual attraction to always buying blue, 3/4 length sleeve shirts!), a pair of green pants & an oversized roxy hoodie (which i am currently wearing), TWO canisters of tera’s whey protein powder.. this stuff is about $25 at whole foods, it was only $14.99! score. you guys should see if your TJ maxx has it!
a super soft throw for the couch.. marshall & i are obsessed with finding the SOFTEST blankets. we call ‘em “softies”.. randy already has found use for it ;)
and this awesome mail holder. we are going to add some key hooks to the bottom of it and hang it on the wall by the door. that way, we can hang our keys and put the unopened mail all in one convenient spot! i love that it matches the kitchen.
after putting away all my goodies, i quickly made some dinner to go. we were heading to the REAL game (salt lake city’s soccer team) and i knew i didn’t want to eat any of the stadium food.
my camera was still dead so i used the point & shoot. the difference in the photos is crazy to me! i <3 DSLR cameras.
turkey & spinach sandwich on dave’s killer bread, sanpellegrino
apple & almond butter
i ended up only eating the sandwich! i guess i wasn’t as hungry as i anticipated. i think the chipotle bowl kept me full for a lonnnng time.
the game was a blast!
we ended up tying at the very last minute. hey, it is better than losing, right?! thumbs up!
after the game, we headed home and my sweet tooth kicked in. i had 1/2 cup vanilla bean ice cream and a deep chocolate vitatop. i am sure you can imagine what that looked like. we turned on “it’s always sunny in philadelphia” and laughed into the wee hours of the night.
what a great saturday :)
well.. it is now 11 minutes past noon! i am such a slacker! we are heading to brunch and then running a few errands before attending a comedy show. the best part is the comedian’s name is doug benson.. which happens to be my brother’s name! random.
oh, by the way, today is national pancake day! i hope y’all celebrate accordingly!!
i will most likely not be back tonight, but i will check in tomorrow afternoon.. i hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a top notch monday (if that is possible…)
1. do you ever pack your own meal when you go to events (sporting, concerts, etc) that don’t offer anything you’d want to eat? does it embarrass you? i am all for taking my own food. it is cheaper and my belly is happier. i honestly don’t like the greasy pizzas or boiled hot dogs that the stadium offers. i shamelessly eat my packed sandwich.. the only trick is getting your own food through the security line ;)
2. in celebration of national pancake day: what is your FAVORITE kind of pancake? i love whole wheat pancakes topped with peanut butter & my mom’s raspberry jam.
xo. janetha g.