I started off my day with a pre-gym breakfast of GF cheerios, almond milk, and banana while catching up on emails and such. I don't eat much cereal as I try to avoid processed foods, but now that Cheerios are GF, I've been eating them occasionally for breakfast.
After breakfast, I headed to the gym to do some of my PT exercises that I can't do at home (bosu ball squats, leg press, step-ups) and used the elliptical and the stationary bike. I'm starting to feel like I'm getting more of a workout at the gym these days. Woo hoo!
|My bike workouts still feel lame but at least I can do some moderate hill workouts.|
Next up, I did some prep work for the dinner I hosted on Monday night for my college friends. I know slicing and dicing vegetables and herbs is a chore to some people, but for me it's so relaxing and enjoyable!
It's been really hot here lately (80-90+ degrees) so my garden has needed lots of water. It's only ~8 blocks away, so I walked down there to give my plants a drink. It's so fun to see how much everything has grown!
After enjoying some leftovers for lunch, I headed outside to read and soak up some more vitamin D. The book I am reading was recommended on one of the Bookriot podcasts this spring. It's quirky but good, so far.
After being outside for awhile, I needed a break so headed indoors to finish the first episode of Chef's Table. It was really good so I'm looking forward to watching more episodes. After that, I finished watching the last 45 minutes of the movie, J. Edgar Hoover on Netflix. Phil and I watched this on Friday night but I fell asleep towards the end so decided to give the ending another try. Full disclosure - it sort of put me to sleep again. The subject-matter was interesting, but the voices just put me to sleep for some reason!
Oscar kept me company while I was watching TV. Phil was at his mom's for the day so she was especially cuddly, which is often the case when Phil's not around! Sunday marked one year since we brought her home - it's amazing how much she has changed in the past year!
I had more leftovers for dinner and enjoyed some fresh fruit for dessert. I've been eating so much fresh fruit lately. It's funny how the body tends to crave different snacks when it's hot outside (at least that is the case for me!).
I spent the rest of the evening reading. Phil got home from his mom's around 8. We caught up on each other's days, reviewed our after-work plans for the week, and went to bed!
This was probably one of my best shouldless days this year because I was able to spend so much time outdoors! I just love this hot weather we've been having! I'm just such a summer person!
Do you consider yourself a summer person or do you prefer cooler seasons?