Yesterday's Workout: 4 miles
Treadmill Interval Workout (3.5 miles)
1/2 mile cool-down
25 stability ball crunches
20 leg lifts with stability ball
30 crunches, heels on stability ball and knees bent 90 degrees
40 bicycle crunches
1 minute plank
Daylight Savings is the devil. There, I said it. I'm a very early riser and was beginning to get used to watching the sun rise on my way to work last week - it made it feel like it wasn't 6AM and that maybe the depressing winter was over. Then this morning happened. Back to pitch darkness. And snow...because one dimension of miserable just wasn't enough. If you are like me then I have some good news - only one more month until the sunny mornings return. We can do this!
Alright, back to my weekend recap. It started with my lovely half-day on Friday. Jasper and I embarked on a 4 mile walk, and the weather was simply gorgeous: sunny, 40 degrees....but very wet due to the snow melting. By the time we got back, Jasper's lower half was completely soaked and brown. Dude finds every puddle and every patch of mud, I swear. He got tossed right into the bath tub when we got home.
Off to my mom's we went to celebrate my step-grandmother's 75th birthday! We ended up staying over that night since it was late. Jasper is like a little kid when he sleeps over my mom's. He never actually sleeps for fear he's going to miss out on something. So Brent and I were pretty exhausted Saturday morning. We intended to relax, have breakfast then head home late morning, but then we got a call from ADT that our alarm was going off - NOT the kind of call you want to get when you're an hour away from home first thing on a Saturday morning! We grabbed all our stuff and rushed back home. Turns out it was a false alarm (thank God!), and we suspect it may have been something as simple as the curtains flowing when the heat kicked on, setting off the motion sensor. I took a long nap when we got home to make up for sleep lost Friday night - exhaustion has owned me lately - and felt somewhat normal by the afternoon. We put together Brent's grill that we bought last weekend. After a few hours of work, we were proud owners of this spiffy new grill!
Brent thought it would have been cool to leave it in between the living room and dining room to highlight our ability to grill and serve tableside or couchside. Yeah, that got vetoed right away. It's in the garage until the weather improves.
Saturday night, I didn't feel like grocery shopping, and we didn't have anything defrosted, so we opted for a dinner out. We had a gift card for Legal Seafood, and I was dying for surf and turf. My eyes were bigger than my stomach though. My meal was HUGE: 6 ounce filet (medium rare, of course!), scallops, and grilled shrimp with brown rice and broccoli. I ate as much of the meat as I could and took home the rest for Jasper - spoiled dog. The brown rice and broccoli made for a great lunch the next day, too!
Sunday we were busy installing the backsplash behind the stove top in our kitchen. This project was actually not as bad as I thought it would be. It's not finished yet though - the adhesive needed 24 hours to dry, and then we still have to seal and grout it. Here's what it looks like adhered to the wall though:
Pretty, right?? I love that it goes with our antiqued white cabinets. It also brightens the kitchen a bit. Love it!
Once we finished that project, we had to run our usual Sunday errands. This time, it included a pit stop at 32° Yogurt Bar, which is conveniently located right next to our local pet store. This was my first time in one of these yogurt bars, and my God, I am obsessed. I'm one of those people that likes a lot of toppings on my ice cream - I'm definitely not a smooth ice cream kind of girl. Peanut butter cup ice cream? It better have peanut butter cups and fudge chunks in EVERY bite. I went with a froyo twist of chocolate and sea salted caramel pretzel, topped with - well, too many things to name. Brownie chunks, chocolate covered pretzels, cookie dough crumbles, peanut butter chips, cheesecake bits, and hot fudge. I pretty much licked the bowl clean. I was in my personal fat-kid heaven.
Needless to say, I stuck to salad for dinner with some roasted chicken. Perfect end to the weekend!