Bouncing Back From Birthday

Good morning!

Did any of you witness any tom-foolery yesterday? Per usual, I did more prank pulling than prank receiving. I won’t get into it, but I pulled a pretty hilarious prank on Andrew that he did not see coming.

Yesterday was a rest day on the workout front, and in the eating department… let’s just say it could have been a little cleaner and a little greener. My whole foods, no rules diet includes a no guilt clause, though, so you better believe I enjoyed every bite of sprinkle covered waffle, pound cake, and sushi.

 

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As soon as this post goes live, I’m out the door for to sweat my butt off in a spin class and then soak it out in the outdoor gym jacuzzi. Something tells me everyone reading this at work just rolled their eyes at me, and I don’t blame you guys! I’m just trying to live it up while I can. As soon as I pass my CPT exam (positive thoughts), the pressure will be on to find a real job again. And to be fair, I’m sure I’ll be flipping through flash cards while I’m in the hot tub. #nothingcooler

 

Come to think of it, I did get pranked yesterday. The Starbucks barista really got me good when he pretended not to be impressed by my new gold Starbucks card. Well played, you sly dog.

 

Amy

Question: Did you get pranked yesterday? Or were you the one pulling all the pranks?

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My New Day-in-the-Life & Friday Favorites

Hallelujah, it’s Friday!

Three months ago, when I left my job, I had a feeling that not having a set schedule might be kind of hard for me. I actually adapted to a schedule-less lifestyle fairly well (if I do say so myself), but one thing I did miss was having a distinct weekend. When every day is a day off, things really start to blend together and weekends become a little bit less special.

I’m now working part-time and have the luxury of an extremely flexible schedule, which allows me to structure my week in a way that more-or-less mimics Andrew’s. I’ve finally found a solid new routine. This is a good thing.

In case you’re curious (I know I would be), this is what a typical weekday looks like for me now…

 

New Day-in-the-Life

 

8:00am – Wake up with Andrew. This is actually sleeping in for me since I used to be the first shift in the morning and had to be up an hour before Andrew. I’ll make the bed (haven’t missed a day in 27 years), make coffee, and put Andrew’s lunch together.

Made Bed Everyday

8:30am – Andrew leaves for work and I finish up and publish the day’s blog post. I’ll usually catch up on emails or mail while finishing my coffee.

bulletproof coffee

9:00am – 11:30am – Workout. I love to get my workout out of the way in the morning, while I’m still fully fueled by bulletproof coffee. I’ll usually either head to the gym, go for a run, or do an at-home workout.

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Sometimes I’ll do a little SEO work before lunch if it’s a rest day or I’m done with my workout early enough.

12:00pm – Lunch. I’ll throw something together (salad, leftovers, overnight oats, toaster waffle, etc) and eat it while watching my favorite show of the moment, America’s Test Kitchen.

kale eggs

12:30pm – SEO work. I can’t exactly multi-task while doing this type of work (focus and speed are equally important), so I like to do it right after lunch when I know I won’t be distracted by hunger. I’ll spend 2-5 hours on this.

cat nap

2:00pm – Somewhere around 2pm, Andrew and I will take a break and go for a walk/talk on the phone. He’ll walk around the Lot and I’ll walk around the neighborhood.

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3:00pm – If all things go according to plan, I’ll spend the rest of the afternoon studying for my NASM personal training certification.

NASM Study Station

6:30pm – Andrew gets home from work and I shut down my laptop(s) for the night.

 

One of the best things about my current schedule is that weekends are exciting again. I try not to do any work or studying on the weekends so that Andrew and I can make the most of our time together.

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Before signing off and officially declaring this the start of the long weekend (Cheers to you, Dr. King), I can’t help but share a few #FridayFavorites with you.

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Linking up with Heather’s site, where you can check out a bunch of others’ Friday faves.

 

Favorite (non-Kevin) cat video of the week – These kittens who can’t even (via TheDailyDot).

Kevin and Kevin are still my all-the-time cat video.

Kevin Found the Light

 

Favorite meal of the week – This was tough, because Tuesday night’s rack of lamb was surprisingly well-executed and delicious, but I think the win officially goes to last night’s One-Pot-Pasta (via Marin Mama, via Dani’s recommendation) for it’s ease of preparation and cleanup.

One Pot Pasta

Dani – Great call with this one, thank you!

 

Favorite workout of the week – Tuesday’s spin class was up there, but I’m still feeling the burn from Wednesday’s arm and shoulder circuit. I do love that.

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Question: Anyone else have a favorite cat video, meal, or workout from this week? 

 

Amy