Seriously! The past three nights, after hard cardio sessions in the afternoon (I went running last night after gardening,) I have slept SO incredibly well.
No trouble falling asleep.
No waking up in the middle of the night.
No grogginess in the morning.
I can 100% tell the difference in the quality of my sleep on the days that I have vs. have not had a tough workout. What about you?
On my rather chipper, warm (57 degrees!) morning Mom walk today, we stumbled upon the signs of spring twice! First we came across a baby bird on the sidewalk, that couldn’t have been more than a few days old. He had yet to shed his “fluff” and was just sitting there, so cute! I would’ve taken a picture, but didn’t want to disturb it and/or face the wrath of mama bird - trust me it’s happened before. Picture my brother being chased around and around my parents house by a very angry mother bird after messing with her nest – hysterical!
Later we came across this perfectly blue, Robin’s egg. So tiny and perfect. Awwww.
The blue continued onto breakfast – I had Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats!
In the mix:
- 1 Fat Free Raspberry Yogurt
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze
- 1 mashed banana
- 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
- frozen blueberries
Obviously this picture is pre “overnight” but this morning the blueberries had melted and made a thick, sweet, luscious sauce. Divine!
This bowl was HUGE! It’ll definitely keep me full for the morning. Hopefully, anyways…!
Lunch is the same salad I made on Sunday night for Monday’s lunch, (chop once, eat twice!) a big Chopped Salad!
In the mix:
- Mixed greens
- Dole Stir Fry Medley
- Dried cranberries
The Trader Joe’s brand Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette was FANTASTIC on this on Monday, so I’m excited to use it again. A little goes a long way!
I also brought a Lime + Salt Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn bag to crunch on this afternoon. It’s sooooo good.
Good eats today!
In other news, it’s soooooomebody’s speeeecial day today!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!
You won’t find a man that loves his family more than this guy, right here.
He’d do absolutely anything for us,
which we all feel incredibly lucky to know.
I am my father’s daughter in MANY more ways than one,
and I couldn’t be prouder to call him mine. Happy Birthday Pops!
We’re celebrating with a BBQ at my parent’s house tonight. Here’s hoping the rain hold out!!
TGIAF – have a great day!
When is your birthday? Do you have any special birthday traditions?
My birthday is July 5th – SO CLOSE to the 4th! 6 hours and 42 minutes close, to be exact.
Our birthday traditions include having a Pepperidge Farm birthday cake, and choosing which restaurant you wanted to go to for dinner!