Good evening! I must admit that I was in a very sour mood around 6:30. I went to the gym intending to do 45 minutes of cross training, but after 1 minute on the elliptical, I knew I was going to have to leave. My right knee seriously felt like it was being put through a meat grinder.
If there is one thing I’ve learned from being injured, it’s that one workout is not worth potentially losing weeks of training. In hindsight, I wish I had listened to my body more and rested when my knee and leg hurt instead of plowing through a 10 miler because it was on my schedule.
LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES! Seriously.
So, I left the gym at 6:31 after a hot minute on the elliptical. I decided the least I could do was get some wedding-related errands. Every time I visualize my wedding, I picture LOADS of candles. I went to the local craft store (AC Moore) to see if they were having a sale….. and it turns out, THEY ARE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS! Everything was 30% – 50% off!
It was like I hit the wedding jackpot:
I bought 36 candle votive holders to place on the tables; candles for the votives; 6 hurricane glasses and 6-inch pillar candles to be scattered around the reception room and the outdoor patio; and calligraphy pens so I can write out the place cards in fancy script.
Total cost: $80.00! WOOOO HOOO! So much candlelight for such a low price!
I also picked up a French Vanilla candle for our coffee table. 🙂
Dinner – 9 Minutes or Less
By the time I returned home from my shopping cardio, I was starving. I threw together one of my favorite dinners in about 9 minutes (almost as fast as drive thru and waayyyy tastier!).
I made "baked" sweet potato (microwaved for 6 minutes) smothered in black beans.
If you have not tried this seriously divine combo, you must! So quick, so easy, so cheap, AND so nutritious!
And on the side I had a wonderful spinach salad with a plum tomato and cucumber.
Work has been particularly hellish, but I see it slowing down in a few weeks. "Slowing down" is not good for my job security. We’ll see what happens (that was cryptic, huh?).
Around 2 PM, I had a WW pita with a slice of ham and broiled cheddar cheese. So savory!
And later I had a banana + yogurt + PB, all mushed together.
Off to watch The Biggest Loser! I’m sorry if I don’t respond to any of your lunch-time or dinner-time comments until tomorrow, I need to unwind…. desperately!
Score on all those wedding goodies!!
Again, you and I ate alike today – sweet potato with black beans, banana & peanut butter (except I had my banana with pumpkin-seed-butter) :0)
Have a lovely evening!!