Anyway... I got up Friday morning and just kind of lounged for a bit. Then I did my workout (back, abs, and cardio). I met up with a friend and took her out for lunch for her birthday....Kept it fairly healthy, of course! I then went up to a town about 45 minutes away (one of the closest towns with a health food store). It was a nice day to just get out and have some me time. I spent probably half an hour in the store and bought a ton of stuff...Mostly snack type foods but I did find some things I've been wanting to try. It was a good trip - expensive, but good!! After that I swung by the K-Mart store to check for a couple things. They carry Doc McStuffins clothing and my little "niece" (cousin's daughter) LOVES Doc, so I was off in search of something for her. Last time I was there they didn't have anything. This time I managed to find a t-shirt for her. Yay! I also picked up something little for my boyfriend's cousin.
I then headed back to my parents' town (where I generally spend most of my time!) and got the groceries that I didn't get at the organic store. Then I picked my dogs up from my Dad's shop and headed home to clean the house up a bit before my boyfriend came over. We made dinner and just spent the night hanging out.
He surprised me with a new Bears t-shirt that he picked up when he was shopping. It was a nice surprise! I'm not a "give me presents" kind of person and focus more on little things (like I broke glass twice yesterday and he helped me clean it up -seriously little things!) but sometimes unexpected little surprises are nice!! Little does he know that I ordered him a little something last week and it should be here soon. I hope! I had to fib a bit about the package I'm waiting for. I told him I'd ordered something for me... Hey, I want it to remain a surprise. Little fibs are okay then, right? I'm not a fan of lying, even with something that small, so I almost spilled the beans on Saturday.
We spent the rest of the weekend doing the same. We've been so busy lately that we haven't really had anytime to just hang out and spend time together (just the two of us). We had a couple invites to do things on Saturday/Saturday night but we opted to stay in. And it was wonderful!! The entire weekend was rainy and cold so other than a couple trips to a local grocery and convenience store, we didn't even go anywhere. We even spent part of Saturday napping! I rarely get to do that! I love spending time with family and friends but it was one of the nicest weekends I've had in a while. I (we) needed it and enjoyed every minute of it! I really like that it felt like I had a weekend for once! I'm ready for more weekends like that! It really doesn't matter if we do nothing at all, time spent together is something I really cherish.
Wow I sound like a big cornball today! I can't help it... That's me!
As far as today; it's been good. Work went well; luckily it was busy enough that I didn't feel like it was one of those horrible Mondays that drug on. Other than being a little tired, it was a good Monday. Eating has been good today, overall. I made some room for a treat in my day, but it's calculated into my daily calories. I will workout after I post this (although I'm feeling tired and would much rather just relax!).
Today is shoulders and triceps day. I really don't mind those exercises. I plan on doing some cardio today too, but we'll see. Yesterday I, somehow, managed to half way fall when I was getting something from the refrigerator. I caught myself but when I did, I twisted and managed to pull (I think) a muscle toward the top of my inner thigh. It will depend on how my leg feels when I start to run. If nothing else I'll just walk, or maybe even try to bike for a bit. I will have to use trial and error to figure it out.
Yesterday was kind of a rough day for me... I broke a champagne glass (it totally just fell out of the cupboard at me!), a glass bowl that was on a table in the living room, spilled a Bloody Mary on the couch, and sustained the injury. Perhaps I should've had more than a Bloody Mary or two (probably, actually, three) for breakfast! If my defense, that's all I had until dinner time. Also? That is NOT a healthy way of obtaining your daily calories or a healthy eating plan. It's also not something I do often.
On another note, I think I'm past my semi-mental weight-related break down. Stupid scale. On Friday my boyfriend made a comment that it looks like the swelling on my legs is going down. Today a co-worker commented that I look like I've lost more weight. Could it be that I'm finally moving in the right direction? I FEEL like I'm getting back into shape. Having others notice definitely helps me feel a little better about it. I know that it takes time and I just have to keep doing what I know is right.... One step at a time!
I suppose that's about it for now. I'm starting to feel a little tired, so I should probably go get my workout done before I decide that I'm too tired and don't want to do it. It's better to get it done and out of the way!
I hope you had a fantastic weekend and that you have a great week!!