I am so taken back – and overwhelmed by your comments and responses to this morning’s post on Negativity and Criticism. It is pretty clear that a majority of bloggers are on the same page – we have a deep sense of community and truly care about our fellow bloggers.
Your comments blew me away. I felt a connection with each and every one of you – and I really want to thank you for the well thought out and meaningful comments.. they meant a lot to me.
If you get a chance – I suggest you read some of the comments that were left 🙂
Today’s weather has been pretty wacky and a little bit scary at times. This moring – it was hot, sticky and humid. The heat index was close to (if not over) 100 in many parts of the state. It was bright and sunny on my way to work.
I wore my glasses today – but obvi needed sunglasses.
No problem.. I just double up.
(From straight on.. you so can’t tell 🙂 ) Admit it.. you didn’t even know I was wearing glasses.. AND sunglasses in the first picture! So slick.
Fortunately for me, I was in the AC all day. Since my kids had a half day, I was able to get more things checked off of my end of year to-do list..
But when I got home from the gym, the sky started to turn black.
It seriously looked like it was about 9pm outside.. yet it was only 6:00. A normally bright a sunny sky for this time of year.
I switched on the news to see some crazy radar pictures..
And before long.. the thunder, lightning, and pouring rain had made its way to my area of the state.
Some areas of the state were hit REAL hard – down trees on houses, cars.. Boaters getting stuck out at sea ( and by sea, I mean the Long Island Sound); golf-ball size hail. I heard siren after siren speeding by one of the main drags near my condo. We’ve got a few trees down around us as well. I tried to sneak out to the balcony mid-storm to get a good pictures, but as soon as I opened the door.. the wind blew the rain all over me.. and I shut the door quicker than I had opened it.
It seriously like 30 degress cooler outside now. So that is a welcome change. But I do hope that no one was injured in the storm – and that property was not too heavily damaged.
I was a bad blogger today. AKA… I left my camera at home. So – not too many pictures. BUT – I did snap a shot of my lunch last night.. and I can of course bring you my dinner:
Ice-berg lettuce (my least fave, but it is all we had); quinoa, zucchini, green peppers, onions, apple slices & a crumbled salmon burger
Since the apple cranberry butter seemed super popular.. I brought it back tonight for ya (or I just love it that much) Creating a delicious wrap and a size of veggies 🙂
Horrible Pictures.. I know.
La Tortilla Wrap with chicken, Apple Cranberry Butter; Mozzarella cheese, lettuce & onion.. I planned on heating it on my George Foreman. Georgie is SO good.. for EVERYTHING. But – my wrap was the small size – and I over-stuffed it.. so I kind of ate it more like a taco.. and it was just as delicious cold.
Although I have not had it yet, I already know I am going to have one of my popcorn, chocolate, and cinnamon creations for dessert!
I had an internal
conversation battle my entire ride from work to the gym – as to what I was going to do.
- Kickboxing class? Ehh not feeling it.
- Circuit training? Ehh.. I’ve lifted 2 days in a row and my muscles are fatigued
- Steady State Cardio on the Elliptical? Maybe.
- Use a spinning bike and make up some sort of mix? Maybe. Wait. I despise spinning. Nevermind.
Then, I remember how much I’ve been digging Julie’s Incline Intervals – and today she did an awesome one that incorporated running as well. I settled on 15 minutes on the treadmill. And I broke it down into 3 15 minutes pieces – basically each is a repay of the one before – but using slightly different inclines. Here is a look at what I did:
Loved this work out. I felt great after.. and surely felt the burn in buns and my hamstrings. In the 45 minutes, I covered about 4.7 miles. Pretty sweet.
It was a great change-up. I normally don’t walk on the treadmill, but incorporating the incline felt awesome!
No lifting today – took the day off. I stretched for a good ten minutes though!!
And as for my bake sale.. well.. you all helped me to raise $265!!
I am very happy to have helped my team get a little bit closer to their goal.. absolutely fabulous! Thanks to those who donated their goodies.. and those who donated their moola! 🙂
And a special shout out to this guy:
Who could not stand to see any of the donated goods go to waste.
That is right.. the four leftover goodies… that had no home.. were rescued by Justin.. because they were just TOO delicious (and beautiful.. ) to go to waste.
So, we will be the new home to Kathleen’s Chocolate Covered Pretzel’s, Alexis’ Pumpkin Bread in a Jar, and the AMAZING Fishy Face Design necklace courtesy of Lisa.
Isn’t he super special?!