Hello there, gym! Sorry I’ve neglected you in favor of cookies… and cake… and pie… and candy.
But we can be friends again, right?
My relationship with the gym took a brief hiatus over the holiday weekend, but returned with a vengeance this morning.
Ryan and I hit the gym nice and early and began our workouts with 20 minutes of cardio on the elliptical before hopping off to complete our respective strength workouts.
Today I focused on my legs which was a little challenging since my right leg is still very bruised at the top of my thigh from the bike accident. (The bruises are even larger today and the outsides are turning that beautiful yellow/green color. Dead sexy.)
My muscles aren’t sore, but the bruising is tender, so I made sure to not squat down as far as I usually do and altered my workout a bit to be sensitive to my injuries.
In the end my workout looked like this:
Though I kept the weights lighter than usual, it still felt great to work up a sweat and kick my day off on a healthy note.
Today’s breakfast was a nice change from the gingerbread, pumpkin pie and red velvet pancakes I had yesterday. I seem to go into sugar overdrive over the holidays and I think my body is in sugar shock.
Even though our food selection is extremely limited at the moment (we must go to the grocery store today), I did my best to assemble a breakfast that included healthy fats, protein and wholesome carbohydrates.
I topped a whole wheat English muffin with two pieces of muenster cheese (we were out of eggs) and raspberry jelly and served it alongside a small bowl of trail mix.
I also sipped on a hot mug of my new favorite coffee.
I am in love with my new “J” mug! It was a Christmas present from my sister from Anthropologie and I think it’s the cutest thing in the world. It’s even more awesome when filled with peppermint crème coffee. Mmm.
As I went to make myself a cup of coffee this morning, I realized that the only kinds of coffee I own are seasonal flavors. Apparently I like a festive cup o’ joe!
Ryan’s company actually gave its employees Monday and Tuesday of this week off of work for Christmas, so I have a buddy at home with me today. We plan to use today to get our lives back to normal and do lots of cleaning (it looks like Santa threw up on our kitchen table), laundry and dishes. We have hopes of taking Sadie on a brief hike today as well if the weather allows it. Crossing our fingers that the rain holds off for a bit this morning!
P.S. The Fashion page was updated today.