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Back to the Daily Grind

Yesterday was my first day back to work after a two week break. The break was definitely worth it! A few years ago, I went to a conference for Administrative Professionals, and the keynote speaker suggested that you always try to take two consecutive weeks of vacation in a row. Her reasoning was that it takes you the first week to wind down and “detox” or “process” and the second week is your true vacation. The next year I tried it and decided she was absolutely right, so I did it again this year and plan on continuing the trend for as long as I work outside the home. It’s hard to wait for the two weeks to arrive, especially when you see your coworkers taking days off here and there throughout the year, but when it comes, it’s worth the wait! I feel relaxed and recharged and even my outlook at home and work has changed to a more positive one.

I also started back with one of my personal training clients last night. She weighed in and we set out goals for the next 6 months, with monthly mile markers within the goals. It was a really good session, in my opinion. I think part of why going back to work yesterday wasn’t as hard was because I had the training session to look forward to. I really love encouraging people to live healthy lives. It’s so much fun!

We had absolutely no food in the house after our time away (we were in TN and OH with my family for the full two weeks and cleaned out our fridge before leaving). We didn’t make it to the grocery store on Monday, so we decided to have a date night out with some of our Christmas money. We ended up at Ruby Tuesdays. I tried their smashed cauliflower for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. I also tried their vegetarian minis (little burgers made out of brown rice and black beans, topped with a tiny square of Swiss, lettuce, tomato, and bbq sauce). Yummy!! And it came with the salad bar. I ate all the cauliflower, 1 of the 2 minis, and had about 1 c. worth of salad leftover on my plate, so I had salad, apple salad, and a mini for lunch today. I didn’t even warm up the mini; it was delicious cold too! I also got my first free cup of coffee for the year from Liquid Highway today. I love Twitter Tuesdays!

Bryan picked me up from work at 5 and we headed for Publix (one of my favorite shopping experiences). I had looked at their ad online today and picked out some of the key items for our meals for the next couple of weeks and we stocked up! I got fresh beets, mustard greens, green onions, spinach, cabbage, carrots, apples, and baby bella mushrooms. Bryan picked out a whole grain bread, Boar’s head chicken breast, and Havarti for his lunches this week, and we got black beans and yellow rice. We also got eggs, almond milk, carrot juice, Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness juice (one of my special treats), oatmeal, and cereal. Publix brand really does have good prices and we scored several buy-one-get-one-free sales.

After we put the groceries away, I separated out the dough that Bryan had mixed together and put two in loaf pans and made the last third into pizza dough! I was so happy when I looked at the dough and saw that he had used whole wheat flour! We topped it with sauce, fresh mushrooms, ground venison, turkey pepperoni, and part skim mozzarella! Yum!!

And now he’s waiting for me to get off my computer so we can watch the latest episode of “Castle” together on hulu.com while we eat our pizza. Good night!

Do Funny Stuff – Get Free Stuff!

Okay, so I know this doesn’t exactly go along with the healthy lifestyle, but if you haven’t had a cheat day this week, you might consider one of these. My husband would say, “It’s good for your mental health!”

Today (Thursday, July 8th) at Liquid Highway, go in and, in your loudest monster voice, say, “This Cookie Monster wants a Cookie, so Feed Me!” and you’ll get a free cookie! To find a location near you, click here.

Tomorrow (Friday, July 9th) is National Cow Appreciation Day at your local Chik-fil-a! Dress up like a cow and come to any Chik-fil-a restaurant for a free Chik-fil-a meal! Kids and Adults welcome! In fact, they make it economical and easy for you to get a costume! You can print out cow spots, ears, nose, tail, and even your own “Eat Mor Chikin” sign at the following site: http://www.cowappreciationday.com/assets/pdfs/costume_kit.pdf.

Do Funny Stuff and Get Free Stuff! Have you smiled today!?

Twitter Tuesday Now Includes Facebook @LiquidHighway!

Good morning! I drove in to work with Bryan this morning (I love the days we get to carpool), and my first thought upon entering the parking garage was, “It’s Tuesday! I get free coffee!” Liquid Highway has been offering #TwitterTuesday for a while now and it’s definitely a highlight to my week. If you’re on Twitter, just tweet about @liquidhighway on a Tuesday, show it to your barista, and you get a free small coffee! That’s right! It’s like them paying you with coffee to advertise a little! 🙂 (Sometimes they even throw in a shot of flavoring for you!)

Well, now you don’t have to be on Twitter to enjoy the benefits. Liquid Highway is now on Facebook, so if you talk about liquid highway in your status update, just print it out (or not, if you have mobile Facebook), show it to your barista, and get a free small coffee! What a deal!

I had mine with some toast and fig jam, with sliced pears. Yum! The bread was from my friend Gina. It’s a hearty wheat bread and reminds me of the bread I ate when I was in Poland and Latvia! I miss Europe!

Rustic Toast with Fig Jam and Pear Slices (and my free coffee)