Hello everyone! I have been meaning to blog for the past week but just haven’t had much time. If you follow me on Facebook, you will already know that graduation went very well. I got my cries out before we left for the ceremony and only got choked up a few times in the beginning and at the very end. The Alma Mater always brings tears to my eyes- no matter where or when it is played. There is just something about that tune…. The choir sang “In My Life” by the Beatles which was absolutely beautiful. Honestly, when I think about it, I still choke up- it was a powerful moment in time.
This part weekend I got to spend some time in OCNJ with my sisters Theresa, Joanne, Ellie and Michelle. It is always a relaxing weekend but it went way to fast! I did get my planned workouts in. On Saturday morning I was up at the crack of dawn and was out the door by 6:15. I got my boardwalk run in (my favorite part of my trip!) – ran/walked 4.30 miles in 51 minutes. I have never run past 4 miles before so I was able to check off two more items off my summer bucket list! My sis Jo joined me on a bike. I think having her ride ahead of me helped push my further.
Sunday morning I was up early again and out at 6:30 this time with my sis Ellie and we rode the length of the boardwalk on our bikes. I did remember to get a picture since I forgot the day before.
Between working out, beach time and shopping on Sunday, it was a great weekend! I did manage with stick to my healthy eating and only splurged on two glasses of wine and one small cup of sorbet. My breakfasts looked like this:
Ellie made everyone pancakes and turkey bacon both mornings so I had a pancake but made myself eggs. I loaded up on fruit, mango salsa and carrots w/hummus and a ton of water all weekend.
Joanne surprised us all with matching wine glasses that she etched the date and added a flower or butterfly. We were each asked to pick a color paint without asking what it was for. She used the paint choice to color the stems! Clever! We don’t call her Martha Stewart for nothing! I love the glitter!
Since being home, I feel like I just want to sleep and have not gotten in any real work out except the long walks after dinner with Dan. At least it’s something I guess. Maybe it was the lack of sleep over the weekend. I will get back on track. I have a trip in three weeks to Florida so now is not the time to slack off!
Question: One of the items on my bucket list is to try new clean eating recipes. Do you have a favorite that you want to share?