Flowers & Fitbits

Good morning!

Yesterday was a “sleep in” day, meaning I slept until 7am instead of 6:30am. I’m telling you, that half hour makes all the difference. Although, truth be told, I didn’t get out of bed until closer to 7:40am… I gave up my hot lemon water for some extra beauty rest. Worth it.


Lunch was leftover lettuce wrap filling on a bed of greens.  I could have eaten the filling straight up, but we had a small bag of romaine to use up, so I threw that along with some Trader Joe’s Goddess dressing into my lunch bag.


61714 lunch p1 (Before and after adding dressing and mixing up the mash)61714 lunch p2


After lunch, Andrew and I went for a walk and stumbled across this gem:


61714 Budapest lego hotel

In celebration of the Blu-Ray and DVD release of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, 9 Elite lego builders spent 575 hours building this mini Grand Budapest (Lego) Hotel.  They used over 50,000 legos.  Random, yes. Impressive, sure!

61714 budapest greenhouse

(Here’s a close up of the greenhouse down in front. The little benches are pretty adorable.)

Snacks happened…

61714 green tea 61714 pm fruit 61714 pm snack

(Green tea, fruit, almonds w/ dark chocolate chips)


After work, Andrew and I hit the gym where I focused on arms (after a quick jump rope warm up) and then ended with a couple miles on the treadmill.  My fitbit flower was pleased with me, as I passed my step goal by 1,600 steps. Score!

fitbit fleur

(Not a photo of my actual fitbit – I did not have the foresight to take a picture last night, but I have learned my lesson.)

I’ll go into more detail about why I love my fitbit later, but one of the reasons I chose the One over their other models was the progress display, which is a flower that grows according to your recent activity.  The Zip gives you a smiley face that gets more and more smiley(…?) the more active you are, and the Flex and the Ultra just use a series of dots.  Flower, smiley or dots?  No competition.


On the way home from the gym, I realized that according to our meal plan, dinner was supposed to be the leftovers that I ate for lunch (my bad), so we “had to” stop at Mendocino Farms. I love their Vegan Schwarma and can’t actually remember the last time I didn’t order it.  I really need to work on branching out at restaurants.  Next time!

Have a great Wednesday!


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