Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Journal for Quinn

Hey, guys! I can’t believe the work day is just about over – holy cow, it flew by!

Murphy and I started our morning with a walk around the neighborhood. I actually woke up feeling reallllly sore from CrossFit, so I decided to take it easy on the workout front with a long walk with Murphy.

It’s funny, back in the day, I would work out when I was sore all the time. Nowadays, it just feels better to take a day off. I also just love a good podcast, so it’s a fantastic excuse for a walk!

When I returned home, I was ready for breakfast and ate my usual overnight pumpkin seed oatmeal with sunflower butter. 


A little while after that, Mal brought me a surprise: espresso shots over ice to which I added unsweetened almond milk. 

With coffee in hand, I got right down to business with emails, blog posts, social media… yada yada. Cute pug photo > laptop.

Mid-morning, I had a quick appointment, so on my way home, I stopped by Stop & Shop to buy butter (because we’re always out of butter – we really love butter) and a bunch of Oikos Triple Zero because they were on sale and delicious.

When I got home, I was starving for lunch, so I whipped up some Banza (high-protein) pasta and mixed it with leftover sautéed baby spinach, roasted zucchini, and grated Parmesan cheese. It was so good!! 

With lunch, I refilled my mason glass with water mixed with L-Glutamine Powder (promotes GI and immune health) and raspberry-lemon Natural Calm for a little flavor and magnesium (helps you feel calm + other awesome benefits).

While enjoying my lunch, I purchased a couple of items from Amazon. The first was The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss. I actually heard Dr. Fung, the author, on a podcast recently and just had to see what his book was all about. It sounds super interesting, and it got great reviews on Amazon. The second thing I purchased was a Moleskine Notebook for Quinn.

A couple of weeks ago, Mal and I went out to dinner with one of his coworkers and his wife. They have older kids – one of which is going off to college this week. When she was five years old, her mom started writing in a journal to her every year – fun things they did together, what she was like at that age, accomplishments… really anything that came to mind at the time. Her plan is to give the journal to her daughter before she leaves for school. I thought this was such a wonderful idea, I decided to do it for Quinn, too.

I’m finishing up this blog post on Tuesday afternoon. Mal is on his way home with Quinn right now, so I’m going to say goodbye. I’ll check in with you guys tomorrow. Have a nice night!

Question of the Day

What was the last thing you bought from Amazon? 

Are you a Whole Foods shopper? Have you seen any reduce prices there yet?

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