Yes, it was a whine & wine free weekend ’round these parts! One of the reasons was that Friday am I woke-up feeling less than stellar, the cold I had been ignoring & that I thought was masquerading as allergies, reared it’s head full-force. I slept-in, didn’t workout & instead did a lot of sleeping & things like this
Have any of you used a Neti Pot? It’s probably the most awkward situation I’ve ever put my nose through but I really feel like it cleaned me out & by the time I went to sleep Friday night, I could almost breathe through my nose. I also
laced my dreams took some NyQuil Friday night & that along with 11 hours of sleep, left me feeling much better when I woke-up Saturday am.
My general rule of thumb about workout out with a cold is that if my body feels ok, do something easy. I usually feel better after sweating some. So I drug my much-less-snotty self to the gym Saturday am for a workout
The rest of Saturday was spent cleaning, running errands & lunching with my Nana. We classed it up at Steak N’ Shake, she enjoys a chocolate malt for lunch, when you are 87 that is ok. I opted for a turkey sandwich which I enjoyed in-between trying to pierce her right ear (that is an entirely too detailed situation to get into on here so instead I will show you a pic of my sandwich).
People who claim you CANNOT eat healthy at fast food places are
liars not 100% correct. Take for instance the sandwich above, I opted for no mayo & subbed wheat bread & did not eat the fries. There you have it, a simple turkey sandwich. For more tips on eating healthy at fast food joints check out this article.
Jon & I wanted a low-key evening Saturday so opted for dinner out & a movie at home. We ate at Macaroni Grill. There, I admitted it, a chain restaurant…damnit! I try to shy away from chains just because there are so many local gems that I would rather give my hard-earned $$ to, but we were too lazy to try to think of somewhere & knew MG would be quick & probably good. I had the grilled shrimp & warm spinach salad, party in my mouth! It was awesome & I would SO go back…soon! Sorry for dissing chain restaurants above
Then we watched “The Grey” at home, it’s about wolves & Liam Neesom, that’s all I could tell you about it & that’s probably all you need to know. Let’s just say I caught up on my Words-With-Friends games during the movie.
Sunday am I hit the gym early for a quick sweat-session before all the Dad’s Day festivities began…I hopped on the elliptical for this 30-min. workout
Throughout my workout I listened to a Jillian Michael’s podcast which a friend recommended. I only got about half-way though the first one but it was fairly inspiring & I’m looking forward to hearing more of what
she-man she has to say.
Then it was time to hit up the various families for time with the Dad’s. I opted to go simple this year for my Dad & got him the new John Grisham book, “Calico Joe“. It’s about baseball which all Dad’s like, right? And a nice card with a toddler on a toilet, keep it classy. No, in all honesty, my Dad was excited about the book & even said he was going to start it this week. I can’t wait to quiz him about it so I can see if he really read it—KIDDING (kind of)!
We BBQ’ed with my fam this afternoon & even though it was 95 degrees out, we still got managed to fill-up on some goodies. In the spirit of eating all randomness on one plate, I combined my pulled pork with mustard & used pretzel crisps to dip into the mix! Yummmm….
ps. I hope it goes without saying that there was A LOT more consumed than what’s shown here
And that about wraps up the delightful weekend. NO WINE (which is very sad) & lots of sleep helped me get over my cold, I’m convinced. Looking forward to a relaxing rest of the evening spent watching the hot mess of “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding” (If you have not seen this show yet, google it & check it out, you will feel much better about yourself—guaranteed!)
Happy Dad’s Day to all of the Father’s out there & hope you all had an excellent weekend!