Hello blog world!
I got to bed early last night and got loooots of sleep, so I am chipper as I sound this morning. Sleep does miracles for my mood… I had a really bad muscles spasm in my neck that built up over the weekend, so I took yesterday off from exercise and booked a massage appointment instead. I needed to get someone in there to break up the tension!
I whipped up a batch of oats for breakfast with my normal mix of banana, pumpkin, and PB- topped with some flax.
And some earl gray tea, of course.
And a clementine! I bought a huge box of these at TJ’s on Sunday and split it with my sister. Still, I have a lot to eat! They are so good, though, that I don’t mind the challenge. 🙂
I also packed lunch/ snacks for the day and took a quick shot of it before running out the door:
It included: leftover salad from Monday night’s dinner, a wrap with honey turkey and some delicious salami (!), a laughing cow cheese, a green apple, and 2 clementines. At lunchtime, I just combined the laughing cow cheese, salad, and the whole wheat tortilla & meat to make a nice, big, healthy wrap. It was awesome! Yesterday afternoon, I also had a hot chocolate and a bite of a chocolate covered strawberry. Lots of fruit!
My massage was incredible and I was so thankful (to myself 🙂 )that I had booked it. The masseuse was amazing- she went really deep into the muscles, which was exactly what I needed. And she focused the whole time on my neck/ shoulders. I am a little sore today so I will be popping some advil, for sure.
I was craving salmon all day so I picked some up on the way home- wild, of course! I made it using my favorite method of wrapping it in tin foil and putting it in the oven. I just topped it with salt, pepper, lots of lemon and lemon juice and put it in the oven at 400 for 25 minutes. Perfection!
I also roasted some fingerling potatoes in the oven for about 35 minutes at 400. I seasoned them with fresh rosemary, olive oil, S & P. They also came out really well.
On the side, I made a huge salad filled with tons of great veggies: mushrooms, sugar snap peas, cukes, carrots, lettuce, and an orange pepper. I topped it with feta, sunflower seeds, and golden raisins. SO good. I could eat this salad every day!
Loren was very impressed with the meal when he got home. 😉
I had a huge serving of salad and only a few potatoes. Everything went together really nicely!
I spent the night reading in bed. I love when we finish dinner by 8 and have a couple of hours of just peaceful time before we go to sleep. I used to watch a lot of TV, but I am trying to be more choosey about what I watch and when I watch it. Sometimes it just disrupts the natural flow of my mind quieting before bed.
I went back to the kitchen for some dessert, too!
A handful of M&M’s that are in the freezer. SO good frozen!
It was a very soothing day- and that’s probably why I slept so well last night. I need to take care of myself like this more often! 😉 I definitely woke up feeling like a happier me!