I have the best treat in the world for you. The other night when I was having my usual deep talk with Bangs Friend (for new readers: Bangs Friend and I were inseparable when I lived in California. She is the greatest friend a girl could ask for and has been there for me through everything) and I told her that the blog just isn’t the same without her. Soooooo we came up with the brilliant idea to have a guest post from the one and only….
ENJOY!! (For the first time on my blog you get to read a post that is free from spelling and grammatical errors:)
Life is pretty much the same here in California (side from the fact that I cry myself to sleep every night because my friend left me, jk). It’s just started to get a little colder and really feel like Fall, which is nice. But, I am quite the wimp and don’t like it when it gets below 50 degrees. But that’s okay, the colder it gets the more hot chocolate I drink. And, that is probably the 19th reason why I love my job, all the hot chocolate you can drink. ;)
But don’t get me wrong, there are lots of other reasons I like my job. Cool sign, aye?
Normal 9-5 kind of day at work yesterday. Nothing too exciting. But, it was day two of “ugly sweater” week so that makes it a little more interesting. To give a little context, this weekend I was cleaning out my closet and complained to my husband that I didn’t like a bunch of my sweaters, so he deemed this week “ugly sweater” week and said I have to wear every sweater I never wear, to see if I like them. And then when I complained… he said, “come on babe, it’s just one week of ugly”. Ha. It actually wasn’t a bad idea.
But I guess I should have thought about that when I decided to do a guest post for my bff. Oh, well.
After work was body pump!
Body pump always kicks my butt. I try to go for a run about 3 times during the week and then do 1 or 2 strength training classes on the other days. But no matter what, I am always sore after every class. I guess that’s a good thing, though?
The thing is, I can’t not go to a class because if I don’t I just won’t do any strength training at all. I get really bored lifting weights by myself. Janae and I both have this problem. Plus, it makes it way easier to go and meet up with these ladies. Janae and I both like them too.
Last night was one of our monthly girl’s dinners and the theme was “foods you are grateful to have found”. So after the gym, I made up these beauties.
Because let’s be honest, who isn’t grateful for carbs.
AND when it is paired with my grandma’s homemade apricot jam, I swear you will hear trumpets sound and angels sing. My grandma had a Chinese apricot tree for as long as I can remember, and her apricots were FAMOUS. Okay, well famous to our family. It may be a little snobby, but this is hands down the only apricot jam I will eat. Sorry, true fact.
Everything else was really yummy too. We had kale chips, lime-coconut popcorn, Caesar salad, fruit salad, vegetable soup, rolls, no-bake quinoa bites and pumpkin cupcakes for dessert.
I know what you are thinking, those foods are way too healthy. And I agree, but they were delicious so it was okay. Especially the lime-coconut popcorn and fruit salad. The fruit salad had a little lime in it too, so maybe I was just really liking lime yesterday.
But don’t worry, after dinner I headed home to the husband (he was off having a “boys night” with one of his favorite “bros”), and ate some sugar cookies to make up for the healthy dinner. =)
Probably more than you wanted to know, but that was my Tuesday!! Hope all our e-friends are doing well! Janae sure does love you guys.
Oh, and since Janae always asks questions, I will ask them for her.
What food are you grateful to have found?
Anyone think body pump is easy?
How many times a week do you incorporate strength training?
Question from Janae: Do you guys have any questions for Bangs Friend? Feel free to tell her hello and that you miss seeing her every day on the blog!