Yesterday ended up being quite the busy day! I have several “projects” in the works right now that I am not quite ready to reveal, but they are taking up a lot of my time. The cool thing is that I am loving working on them. It’s been awhile since I’ve had something going on that doesn’t really feel like work even though it is.
I’m wanting to get into doing more yoga this summer, and my gym had a power yoga class yesterday at 5:30 pm. I still wanted to squeeze in some cardio so I did a quick 2 miles on the treadmill in the morning. Over the course of the last month of school and then vacation, my running endurance levels have backslid a bit, so I’m trying to build my stamina back up. Let’s be real, the hardest part of running is the phase where you are out of shape and just trying to build up endurance. For me, running is not much fun during this phase, but it feels dang good when it’s over! I think that’s why people sometimes have trouble getting into running – it is hard in the beginning. But it does get easier and more fun the stronger you get. You just gotta hang in there!
I came back to a nice big bowl of overnight oats. It’s been awhile since I’ve made them, and I have no idea why!
This bowl started off with 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup soy milk, 1/3 cup oats and 1 tbsp chia seeds. They marinated in the fridge over night, and I added chopped fresh cherries and sliced almonds in the morning. The cherries added just the perfect sweetness. Aren’t cherries the most wonderful fruit?
Lucky for me, I had a hot date for lunch
Grace is one of my favorite people, and we had such a sweet time of catching up. Her husband’s name is Jonathan also, and we love getting together and having play dates for Olive and her little Bichon, Lucy. She always shoots it to me straight and speaks truth into my life. Friends like that are not on every corner, and I appreciate and love her immensely!
I ordered one of my two usuals from Panera – mediterranean veggie sandwich (hold the feta!) and a cup of vegetable soup. Also a whole grain baguette for dipping. I haven’t been getting my baguette fill since being back from vacation, so it really hit the spot;)
Several hours and one refreshing power yoga class later, I mad a quick and easy dinner. We had some frozen pasta from a few weeks ago, so I heated it up. I made two sauces – one for me and one for Jon. Actually, I sort of cheated by using this awesome new Bove wine and mushroom organic pasta sauce I bought at the store last week (shhh!). I added tons of chopped bell pepper and onion to mine and bell pepper, onion and ground turkey to his. I loved this sauce! I don’t know how often I’d buy it considering the steep price, but maybe for special occassions.
We were up working late last night, so I ended up having a toasted Ezekiel muffin with Earth Balance a little later.
I’m off to clean out our office and get some work done on our budget. Fun! We are using a program called Mint. You basically set up your budget online. Mint links to your bank account and automatically sifts every transaction into a category. It sends you frequent updates through your phone, so you always know if you’ve gone over in a certain area. I hate those evil little messages. Admittedly I’ve been guilty of just deleting them when they come through, but I’m getting better!
Have you heard of or used Mint?
Do you have a system you like for keeping track of your budget?
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