Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, but especially mine! I got another great surprise invite this afternoon:)

Family:

I really do have the best mom ever! This morning I got a text first thing, thanking me for being her kid. I told her, we’re supposed to be thanking her today, not the other way around! I have my super secret Mother’s Day gift ready for when she pops in next week:)

Exercise:

This morning I met up with Dennis for a run. It was just the two of us as the others were all away visiting their moms. I was again aiming for 10km, but only made 8.3km. The Mexican food from last night wasn’t helping matters, though it was a lovely spot to run along the dykes this morning!

I also had a lovely walk to Old Orchard Park this evening. It was such a nice evening and I had great company!

Home:

I got a lot done after my run tea as I was avoiding doing the track stuff for school. I got my dishes washed, laundry done, plants watered, items up for sale, hallway tidied, food made for next week, etc. I’m always amazed during these energetic spurts!

Socializing:

I did finally sit down and was working on my track stuff for school when my friend Cori texted to see if I was home. I love invites like this. We wandered around and got some of her errands and my errands done:). Cori says two guys were trying to have conversations with me, but I completely didn’t clue into that:(. 🤣 In other news, Mom, they had my blue wine at the liquor store again!!!😀

Eating:

I was doing really well in my eating today!

Breakfast: yogurt

The Chobani non dairy strawberry yogurt was my first yogurt to try. It was a little thin, not as thick as I would have liked, but it had a really good, deep strawberry taste and there was a good amount of it. I would buy it again:)

Lunch: salad with tomatoes and blue cheese dressing

I ended up having dinner with Cori as her kids had all abandoned her for their grandmother today. We went to Browns Social House and they wouldn’t let us sit on the patio because the weather was supposed to change, but it was gorgeous and quiet out there! We both had a social club drink and then we split the chicken wings and the ahi tuna poke bowl. I had been wanting to have one and it was really good!

See this keeps happening- I’m having a really good eating day and then I get invited out! I’m just not willing to give up being social to lose these pounds though so I’ll just continue to be good around these meals. At least I didn’t come home and make the cookies or scones I was planning to. Tomorrow🤣

Reading:

I got an ARC from Kait Nolan called Dancing Away With My Heart. What an awesome book!

Zach and Lexi bonded in high school over their love of photography, but after a horrible moment they haven’t talked in ten years. When Lexi comes home to help her mom, she knows she can’t avoid him.

This was an amazing read! The characters are interesting and human and have such incredible real ness to them. They just got and seem perfect for each other in every way.

I love how the events unfold over time in the book. You don’t learn all the secrets in the first chapter:)

It was only enhanced by the friend circle of Wishful being present. It makes you want to be a part of this group and gave a great update on some of the characters.

I think people who like friends to more stories will truly enjoy this story.

Well, I think I’m going to enjoy my next book on my couch.

Have fun!

AJ

Go Shopping✅

Sorry about yesterday- I fell asleep at 7:30pm. I figure I must have been fighting the slight cold i came down with today.

Exercise:

I hadn’t set an alarm last night, but my nephew’s text woke me up this morning so I figured I might as well go for a run. I only made just over 4km very slowly, but it was at least something. I finished my Squad Runner mission up with a walk in the sunshine this afternoon.

I also got my 100 crunches, 200 squats and a workout called butt blaster done this evening. It had donkey kicks, fire hydrants and one legged Bridges in it. I’m sure my glutes will be talking tomorrow!

Shopping:

I met my friend Lyndsay at Starbucks this morning and then we headed off to the outlets at the airport. I was supposed to be shopping for new Spring clothes, but I only bought more workout gear🤣

I found two pairs of my ASICS Trail shoes at the outlet🎊🎉. I figured it was the end of the last season of them before they were discontinued, so I bought both.

I also found a new running jacket and vest:). Sometimes it helps to be an uncommon size!

I laugh because I spent most of the day thinking the prices were still too expensive, but I guess I have no problem spending big money on workout gear🤣

It was nice to spend the day wandering around the stores and Lyndsay found lots of interesting things too.

Eating:

We then met up with our friend Corianne and Lyndsay’s son for lunch at Brown’s Social House. I was starving by this time! I had the potato crusted cod with the cowboy salad.

It was very yummy though I inhaled it so fast I could barely taste it! This was the first time I had been to Browns where the music and crowd were quiet enough to actually enjoy yourself! It was great!

Reading:

I have spent most of the evening relaxing on my couch with my book. I finished Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins. When I started the book I was having difficulty keeping the characters straight and with the emphasis on obesity. However once again, Kristan Higgins won me over! The story was realistic, not perfect, but you were rooting for the characters. I loved the message too- you have to learn to love yourself! Definitely worth a read in the end!

Well, that’s it for me!

Have fun!

AJ