“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”
- Proverbs 31:30
It started out like any other day…
I decided to bring my new camera along to work today, because I wanted to play with it on my break. I hadn’t gotten to experiment as much as I would’ve liked with the settings, etc. so I took advantage of my 15 minutes of downtime.
I keep this little candy dish at my desk for any visitors. It is filled with chocolate! People don’t understand how I keep a candy dish right in front of me and am never tempted to eat any. Guess junk food loses its appeal after you go without it for so long? Anyway, I actually threw this bowl myself on a pottery wheel at my cousin’s house who makes her own pottery…Want proof?
Pshtt…and you doubted me…
Also, joining the party at my desk, is this awesome organic citrus & mint energizing body lotion from Bath & Body Works.
As much as I wash my hands at work, without this stuff by my side, I would have some cracked dry skin for sure!
One of my awesome co-workers actually made these! She said they’re really simple, too! I just realized my box was empty.
Thanks for joining me for the tour of my desk where I eat lunch
& slave away every day ;) haha.
After work, I went home and changed in prep for the gym. Before I left, I had a snack to fuel me. Carbs & protein are always a nice combo.
At the gym, I went a little over 9 miles in an hour & five minutes, burning 720 calories with the elliptical at levels varying from 7-10.
After cardio, it was time to for some weight & floor work.
3 sets of 25 hip abductor 115 lbs.
3 sets of 25 hip adductor 90 lbs.
3 sets of 3o in-and-outs
3 “supermans” for 1 minute each
3 sets of 10 crunches each side (90 total)
I also threw in 2 sets of 10 push ups just for fun
This sweat sesh felt SO good after missing Tuesday. I was a little ball of energy, bouncing from machine to floor and back again.
By the end of the workout, I was tired & hungry. I worked up an appetite!
I went home and knew exactly what I was craving.
Freckled Foodie Triple Fudge Pudding.
Random? Yes. Satisfying? Indeed.
Inspired by Crazy Camel Dessert Hummus, this protein pudding/brownie batter tasting bowl was FAB. And yes, if you’re wondering it’s the same bowl I ate my cereal in. What can I say? It was a purple polka dotted kinda day
I also wanted some veggies, so I steamed a big old bowl of broccoli crowns, stirred up some nutritional yeast cheesy sauce (water+nooch), and dipped in reduced sugar ketchup.
After dinner, I packed my lunch, hopped in the shower (I made record time, by the way), and left to go to the zoo visit my girl, Mandy. She recently re-decorated her bedroom and I was dying to see it! She’s totally a creative genius.
I was greeted by this big guy!
and we played a game of Dominos.
but I did have fun gazing at another animal at the zoo house.
Then came the cool part! Mandy’s room is sooo unique! You better not mimick it because she WILL hunt you down ;) She actually found many of the pieces at vintage/consignment stores which I totally loved!
I lovedddd it! She’s got some serious interior design talent
After we checked out the new stuff, I held this little pig pet
and we watched American Idol.
I was really sorry to see Big Mike go. I loved him! His wife & baby were TOO cute. I was hoping that pretty cowboy from Texas would be leaving. Ahhh well.
Any American Idol fans out there? What did you all think?
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