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You may be wondering about my title and what makes this the best week of the year. This week was my birthday week and I enjoyed single day!
Monday morning I slept a little longer than usual. We had some family visiting, and we stayed up really late Sunday night. Once I was up and ready, we went to eat. We went to an Italian place in town. Since I am not much of a pasta eater, I ordered a house salad with grilled chicken and house dressing. It’s a tomato basil vinaigrette. Plus, after all the junk I ate this weekend, I wanted to get back on track with eating right. That chicken was on point! It was so flavorful and not dry at all.
After lunch, we did some grocery shopping. I tried to do the Wal-Mart pick up, where you order what you need on the app, and then go into the store and pick it up. But, it wouldn’t let me order any fruits, vegetables, or meats. So I went to Aldi and got all of my food for the week.
I was super hungry after shopping, so I had an apple with chocolate PB2 and some Spark.
Then I decided to do an Insanity workout. I don’t know why I torture myself with that, but I do. I wasn’t planning on running today because it was so hot, and I just didn’t feel like it. But, when it cooled off some I took Jake on a walk and it wasn’t too bad, so I thought why not. I ran 2 miles and was drenched!
Dinner tonight was some ground turkey and roasted asparagus. I had some strawberries for dessert.
Tuesday morning I got up early so I could beat the heat. I had a banana with chocolate PB2 and some orange Spark before my run.
I headed to the park with the intention of running 5 miles, but that didn’t happen. It was super humid and I was having a hard time breathing.
I stopped at my car to get a drink, and I decided that I’d had enough.
I went home and took Jake on a mile run.
Lunch was a smoothie. This was one of my pre-made packets and it had spinach, mango, pineapple, and half of a banana. I added some almond milk and chia seeds.
Later in the afternoon I went to my parent’s to hang out in their pool. It was 90 degrees and the perfect day for relaxing in the pool!
When I got home, Jeremy and I went to work in the garden. I have some veggies that are starting to grow and I’m excited!
Jake and Jessie walked around together while we worked.
I had ground turkey, peppers, carrots, and hummus for lunch.
Then I got busy working out. I turned up my music loud and worked hard.
I started with some weights and then did this killer ab workout! I’m not going to lie, I struggled after the second round. I had to rest for a few seconds in between each exercise. My abs were on fire! (I didn’t do the run…)
I was feeling it when I got done! I picked my first squash today! I can’t wait to cook it!
Dinner tonight was an omelet with spinach, bell peppers, and a sprinkle of cheese, and fruit on the side.
We stayed up late watching the Yankees play. Jake went to bed though. 🙂
Thursday morning came too early. This was supposed to be the hottest day so far this year, so I got up really early to beat the heat. I knew as soon as I woke up that it was going to be a bad run. Do you ever have those days? I was achy, tired, and I wanted nothing more than to sleep for a few more hours. Today was my birthday and I kept thinking I should just sleep in! But, I knew I would regret it if I didn’t at least go out and try. I had some Spark and headed out to walk for a little bit first to help me wake up. It was already super hot and I was miserable after the first half mile of walking. Once the Spark kicked in, I started running and struggled through almost 5 miles. I really thought about giving up after the first mile because it was soooo hot. I finally had to quit and I chugged a bottle of water when I got home. Then I planted myself in front of the fan on the floor until I cooled off.
After lunch, I headed to my parent’s to lay in the pool for a couple of hours It was sooo hot and I loved it!
Then I ran home, got ready, and Jeremy and I headed back over there for dinner.
And, as I mentioned in my last post, cats love Jeremy! LOL And, he hates them! As soon as he sat down, the cat climbed in his lap and curled up! 🙂
Knowing how much I love the beach, my mom had a beach themed party for me and it was so cute!
She made this cute little centerpiece and the cat kept trying to steal the umbrellas!
I asked to do hot dogs because I knew it would be quick and easy. My mom and grandma set out quite the spread! We had hot dogs, cheddarwursts, hot links, and I had my dad grill me some turkey dogs. They also had some juicy blueberries that I could not stop eating!
My plate! I love cheetos!
After we ate, my mom brought out the cake. It was huge and heavy!! It was the biggest cake I’ve ever had!
It seriously had to weigh at least 10 pounds! It was strawberry with strawberry cream cheese icing and it was AMAZING! I savored every bite! It was so worth all the calories!
Then I got to open my presents! I got a new Nutri Bullet for my smoothies! My blender is trying to quit on me. It was a great day!
I decided to sleep in a little Friday morning. I was really tired and needed it, and I knew that it was going to be a late night. I slept until 9:45 and got up and spent an hour and a half in my “gym“. I got in a good workout before we got ready and left town. We met some friends in Oklahoma City and went to a Dodgers game.
Before the game, we ate at the Bricktown Brewery. Jeremy and I shared a club sandwich, which was really good! It had turkey, ham, bacon, cheese, lettuce, and a chipolte aioli.
The game was a lot of fun. It was super hot! But we sat in the shade the whole time. When we first got there our seats were in the sun, so we sat up on the terrace until the sun went down. Our seats were in the second row right by first base!
After the game, they had a fireworks display and it was awesome!
We decided to come on home so we could sleep in on Saturday morning!
I had planned on running Saturday, but on the way home I was checking the weather and we were under a heat advisory all day. It said that the heat index was going to make the temperatures between 106-112. So, I did a leg circuit and a Fitness Blender cardio video.
Saturday night, Jeremy and I went to eat Mexican. We shared some enchiladas and a taco.
Happy Father’s Day today! I had lunch with my parents, grandparents, and niece. I made my dad some salsa for Father’s Day. I hope you like it!
Happy Father’s Day to my running partner and the best dad there is!
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