Hi Friends! Happy Sunday :)
Are you all having fabulous weekends? I sure am! Yesterday I slept in until 10. Yep, you read that right! Typically, sleeping in for me is 7:30am – crazy! I actually woke up around 8:30, made myself some peanut butter toast and decided to go back to bed for a few more hours. I was planning on going to CrossFit but since I slept in past my class and it was in the 30′s (at least in the morning…), I changed my fitness plans for the day and headed outside for a run.
After my run, I walked downtown to treat myself to an early birthday present of a much-needed mani/pedi. My no-chip gel manicure and pedicure were only $52 – What a steal! The employees at the nail salon did a great job so I will definitely be back there again :) On my walk home I stopped to get an Americano from Dunn Bros, a local coffee shop, and the barista gave it to me for free! Apparently he felt like offering up a nice gesture!
Outdoor Run in January + Pretty nails + Free coffee = An awesome start to my Saturday :)
Later in the afternoon Kyle and I headed to New Bohemia: Wurst + BierHaus – A new(ish) German bar in Minneapolis. We each ordered a beer (I had a Warsteiner) and perused their bratwurst menu… They have a huge variety of unique brats including a rattlesnake-rabbit brat and a chicken habanero-tequila brat! We had a good laugh about their “Sausage Flights” when we saw it on their menu ;)
For dinner, we went to Icehouse. It was good, but nothing too special in my opinion. I think the fact that we had to wait outside in the -10 degree windchill while we valeted our car might have had something to do with my perspective…
This week is going to be chaotic – to say the least - for my health goals. I have a few restaurant lunches planned with clients at work and then Kyle and I are going on a mini-trip this weekend for my birthday on Saturday! Because I know that I will be facing a lot of “healthy” challenges this week, my health goals are to focus on eating nutritious breakfasts, getting in frequent, booty-kicking workouts and cooking healthy dinners on the nights I am home. Other than that, it’s my birthday week and I’m going to enjoy it, cake and all! :)
Weekly Meal Plan
- Sunday: Old Chicago Pizza (I have a FREE pizza coupon for my birthday!)
- Monday: Shrimp with Pasta
- Tuesday: Mexican Tortilla Lasagna
- Wednesday: Bison Steak and Red Potatoes (Kyle’s in charge of dinner…)
- Thursday: Leftovers or Sushi
- Friday: Out to Dinner
- Saturday: My Birthday Dinner!
Weekly Fitness Plan
- Sunday: Tabata Workout
- Monday: CrossFit
- Tuesday: CrossFit
- Wednesday: Elliptical
- Thursday: Happy Hour Chipper
- Friday: CrossFit
- Saturday: Rest
In other news, the high in Minneapolis tomorrow is -5 degrees – negative five, negative five, NEGATIVE FIVE!!! The wind chills are supposed to be in the -40′s – Have I ever mentioned that I hate living in a cold climate? I do and weather like this makes me want to open a tiki bar/yoga studio on a beach in Mexico.
Is it cold where you live? If so, how do you motivate yourself to workout in this weather?