It’s the day after my birthday and I’m making a concerted effort to avoid the post-birthday blues. I cannot help but feel a little sad after every holiday and birthday because all of the fun leading up to the special day dissipates and it’s back to normal life.
But the good news is that I like normal life.
I have a nut job dog that makes me laugh…
And I have a husband that stays up way too late with me in bed playing Words with Friends on our phones.
For those of you not aware of the Words with Friends phenomenon, get on board! It’s basically Scrabble you can play on your phone and it is addicting.
Okay fine, so Ryan and I just downloaded it on our phones yesterday, but it is awesome.
It really appeals to the wordsmith in me and the immature kid in both of us.
Yes, Ryan started the game with the word “sexy” and I hollered back with “cox” and “dung” later in the game. We’re 26 and 27 going on eight and nine.
This morning’s workout wasn’t too shabby, but it wasn’t really kick-butt either. I was more interested in reading about Reese Witherspoon’s wedding in People and learning all about Kate Middleton and Prince William’s romance history in Newsweek than really getting a good workout. Hey, it happens.
I did manage to break a sweat though and in the end my workout looked like this:
- 40 min. elliptical (insert tons of magazine-reading here)
- 10 min. run
- 5 min. stair master
Then it was on to my morning walk with the pup!
After taking Sadie on a one-mile loop, I hopped in the shower and got to work on breakfast.
Last night I received a package containing two samples of ZonePerfect all-natural nutrition bars to try out.
When I saw that the flavors were marketed as both sweet and salty, my mouth started watering. As demonstrated by my affinity for cheese ‘n’ jelly bagelwiches, I’m a big fan of enjoying the differing tastes simultaneously.
Since flavor curiosity got the best of me, I ate half of both the cashew pretzel and trail mix varieties this morning.
Though they were both really good (I’m a fan of ZonePerfect bars in general), I did a little flip in the kitchen for the trail mix bar.
I loved the underlying peanut butter flavor (big surprise) and the little bits of raisin throughout the bar.
And because I have a serious smoothie addiction, I also made myself a smoothie bowl to slurp up while typing this blog post.
There’s a heat wave in Central Florida right now and the only cure is more
cow bell smoothies.
Now it’s time to get to work, but before I go, I totally forgot to mention that I updated the Fashion page last night.
I hope to update it again later today to answer your inquiries about the pink dress from the photo I included on my 25th-year recap post yesterday from the hot date I went on with Ryan for this birthday. Stay tuned!