Happy Monday my little Valentines! If you celebrate the Hallmark holiday of love, I hope that you had a wonderful time with those that you care about. If it’s just another day to you, well I still hope you had a fabulous day. I’ve found that when I’m single on Valentine’s Day, I actually have a better, more fulfilling day than when I have a boyfriend on Valentine’s Day.
My weekend was wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. I made a HUGE life decision towards the end of last week, and I couldn’t be more excited about my future than I am now. Remember how last fall I wrote about keeping your options open and stepping out beyond your comfort zone? Well I’m pretty sure that I finally had my “ah-ha!” moment to my purpose. I will share what this direction is on my blog when the time is right, but let’s just say that I’m bursting with joy about how my life will change!
Friday night was a low key one for this girl. I wanted to kick off the weekend on a healthy note, so I whipped up my new favorite meal; brown rice with chicken, asparagus, broccoli and mushrooms. So filling and delicious!
Saturday morning started bright and early with a workout with my girl at 7 am. We hit bi’s and tri’s, and then ended with HIIT on both the treadmill and the stair master. Can you say “toasted?,” because that’s how we felt by the end of it.
Aside from feeling strong after a workout, what I love about getting a workout in is the shake that I have afterwards. It’s 1 cup of water, 1 scoop of Shakeology, 1/2 scoop of PES white chocolate mint protein, 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter, ice, and 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries. Then, once that’s made, I pour it into a shaker bottle that has 1 cup of cashew milk already in it. Shake it all together, and you have a huge shake. I’ve found that mixing the shake with cashew milk afterwards makes THE thickest shake.
Car inspection = bring your Dad. Last year when I got my car inspected, I ended up being asked out by a car salesman. This year, I wanted to avoid that, along with not being scammed into having things done to my car that weren’t necessary. Why do mechanics try to scam females? Just say no.
Sunday’s weather kept me in bed a lot longer than I had planned, and left my putting off the gym, but once I got there, I busted my tail! 3 easy miles, followed by 1 mile of sprints. Next up was a leg workout, followed by HIIT on the stairmaster until I had to leave. I actually could have gone a bit longer, but I realized I only left myself 50 minutes to get home, shower, look nice and eat, before I had to be out the door.
For Valentine’s Day, my date and I went to see How To Be Single. Ashley surprised me with a gift. Girl friends know the way to your heart. Thanks for the wonderful afternoon date girl, and for those of you who haven’t seen the movie yet, we loved it!
How was your Valentine’s Day weekend?
Did you have a Valentine? What did you do?