This morning I took my booty to the gym Ryan and I joined last week in Ocala.
The gym is about 20 minutes from our hotel, but 13 – 15 minutes from our rental home. (We clocked the exact time on Saturday.)
A 15 minute drive to the gym will be a change for us since we’re used to being able to walk to our gym, but I don’t think it will be too bad. I’m already getting used to the drive from the hotel.
I began my workout on the elliptical and peddled away for 20 minutes while flipping through Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
I ripped out a couple of inspirational ideas for decorating our new place and plan to head out to look at some furniture with Ryan tonight when he gets off work . (He doesn’t know this yet. )
Reading Better Homes and Gardens makes me feel like my life is in shambles. I think I should publish a spinoff magazine called Mice-Infested Apartments and Hotel Living. Surely there’s a market out there for that.
My time on the elliptical was followed by a strength training workout. On Saturday Ryan and I were talking about our respective workouts and I told him that I am always so impressed with his workouts because he literally pushes himself to the limit every time. He’s intense.
His workout tactics encouraged me to up my weights a bit on leg extensions. My quads were burning by the time I was done. Phew!
When I was driving home from the gym, I wracked my brain for lunch ideas. The only meal that kept popping in my head was the same arugula, watermelon and feta cheese salad I had a couple times last week.
I was tempted to make a different meal for lunch to keep things a little spicier on the blog, but when I started PBF, I promised myself that I wouldn’t alter my eating or meals because I felt “blog pressure.” My blog is my life and my life includes repetitive meals.
“I eat what I want!” (<—Said in a Cartman voice. )
This may be a bold statement, but I think this salad is my favorite salad ever. The spicy arugula, coupled with the sweet watermelon and savory feta cheese creates a party in my mouth.
As I declared the above salad my “favorite ever,” seared tuna salad with Asian ginger dressing popped into my mind, so I must give that salad a shout out, too. First and second place. Mmm.
Back to the grind! I should probably shower at some point…