“Trying to flatten out the mind is like trying to flatted out water. You just make more waves.”…
Happy New Year! 2013 is here and I think the only noticeable difference for me is having to remember to write 2013 instead of 2012. It will probably take me until 2014 to write 2013.
Lee and I started our New Year’s Eve celebrations at his parents house for dinner. His Mom is a great cook and she always has desserts too. 🙂
For dessert, we had chocolate pound cake with the world’s best ice cream, Haagen Dazs Caramel Cone. I was too busy indulging to take a photo apparently!
After dinner, Lee and I headed downtown to celebrate with some friends.
We got to our friend Tim’s place and it was all I could do to stay away from this table…
Those are cookie dough cupcakes in the container. I
went running distracted myself from this table and managed to eat just a couple peppermint cookies later in the evening. There’s something about being around a lot of people that makes it easier to stay away from eating every single cupcake eating a bunch of desserts. Plus it was time to go out and ring in the New Year.
If you’re ever in Lynchburg, Robin Alexander’s is a great place to go for dinner or drinks. I think Bethany would agree with me. 🙂
The next day, on New Year’s Day, we relaxed.
Lee made us a late morning breakfast and we had a low-key day. (Lee and I are usually more active and like running together but his ACL is still in recovery.) This was probably my first New Year’s Day that I didn’t work out since I was a child. Even though I don’t set resolutions, like workout 5 times a week, I still like to jump start the first day of the year in a healthy way. Since a workout wasn’t in the cards for Lee, I just enjoyed the time we had together. I plan to hit the gym this evening after work though for sure!
So when having a lazy day, go all out. We did just that and went to dinner at a Mexican restaurant. We ate chips and dip and I got the half size version of the chicken fajitas and they were great.
Talk about an unusual New Year’s meal! Since we didn’t exactly eat healthy or work out, I decided to skip desserts. Say what? I had to feel productive in some part of the day, so I went a whole day without sweets. Go me! 😉
How was everyone’s New Year’s Eve and Day? Did anyone eat black eyed peas for dinner?
TGIF! I kick started my morning with a short Pilates sequence on Comcast Xfinity followed by a bowl of overnight oats.
It was good to get a little workout in this morning, especially since I was up pretty late the night before and I’m not at all a morning person. In fact, my body has pretty much decided for me that I don’t like morning workouts. After 5 months, you’d think that I’d be used to getting up early to hit the gym. Not the case with this girl. Oh well, I’ll just have to settle for my low key morning workouts and stick to kick butt evening workouts.
Speaking of which, I made it to the gym yesterday evening around 8:00 pm- a tad too late for my liking (I had some shopping to do and I went to Old Navy and Rack Room Shoes- what’s up savvy shopper :D).
I made a healthier version of macaroni and cheese last night and it was pretty good! I put some broccoli in the food processor and then transferred it over to my pan with garlic and olive oil. I then almond milk and some grated cheese to the mixture. Last, I added in my already cooked pasta noddles. Yum! I enjoyed my meal and a couple of my baked goods for dessert. I
watched an entire episode of Gossip Girl waited for my food to digest before hitting the gym. Since I’ve been taking days off like it’s my job, I decided to do 45 minutes of cardio followed by some random, keep-me-entertained weights.
I’m off to Lynchburg for a very relaxing and sedentary weekend with Lee. (He just had surgery so we will be doing a lot of chilling!) Hopefully all of this relaxing over the holidays will get me pumped to hit the gym next week.
Hope everyone enjoys the last weekend in 2012! It’s been a good year. 🙂