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A Pretty Worthless Day

I have been relatively worthless today. I subbed out my classes so as not to spread my cold germs and proceeded to sleep until 9 a.m.

Once I rolled out of bed, I immediately started on breakfast and coffee. I made a bowl of Silk Nog Holiday Oatmeal and topped it with TJs pumpkin butter and almond butter.

I sat around in my PJs until 10:30 and then headed to the Y. I know the jury is out on working out while sick but I wasn’t running a fever and felt up to it so I did some light cardio and knocked out four miles on the treadmill. I wanted to run outside but it was rainy and gross so I thought that indoor conditions would be better given my cold. Sometimes when I am congested an easy workout actually helps break up some of it.

Lunch was a salad with mixed greens, avocado, smoked salmon, carrots and feta with honey dijon lemon vinaigrette.

I had some meetings and appointments this afternoon and then we finally got some Christmas shopping done. It was relatively painless because we had a very detailed list. I am not on board with “browsing and hoping I find inspiration.” I need to go in with a plan of attack! 😉

It was almost 8 by the time we wrapped up shopping so we decided to grab dinner out.

We had a buy one/get one for Baoding, a Chinese restaurant right across from the mall. I had to take a picture of the random appetizer they brought us. I did appreciate that they brought us something to snack on.

I ordered the Sauteed Mixed Vegetables with brown rice. It was a mixture of broccoli, snow peas, baby corn, mushrooms, water chestnuts and tofu in a light brown sauce. It was basic but good.

And then the moment we arrived home I concocted this. Chocolate Whiskey Cake with ice cream and hot fudge sauce. Don’t even know what to say about this other than “worth it.”

I know I’m not alone in my uptake in holiday dessert consumption, right? Oh, I forgot to mention the Christmas cookies after my lunch salad. 😉

{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Sana December 21, 2011, 10:20 pm

    The gym I work at is amazing with subbing! No one feel guilty for having to miss a class, it’s important to feel 100% better!

    • Jen December 23, 2011, 10:33 am

      that is so nice! it is tough to teach when you’re not feeling well.

  • Cindy December 22, 2011, 2:19 am

    I laughed out loud at the appetizer.

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) December 22, 2011, 6:21 am

    Sometimes worthless days are much needed! Glad you had some down time. That appetizer made me laugh. 🙂

  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate December 22, 2011, 6:25 am

    A light workout actually helps me feel better!

  • Kristy@RunTheLongRoad December 22, 2011, 7:42 am

    i firmly believe in feeding a cold…with sweets 😉 i hope you feel better!

    i agree with the plan of attack at the mall. i hate aimlessly wandering around. and i hate crowds. a plan of attack always works!

  • HRCK the Herald December 22, 2011, 8:52 am

    That sounds really productive for a “worthless” day to me! Shopping, gym, dinner out…

  • Alaina December 22, 2011, 8:56 am

    I have been devouring my cookie stash from the cookie swap over the last few days. Best with a cup of coffee. 🙂

    Hope you’re feeling better!!

  • dana December 22, 2011, 11:37 am

    I cannot stop eating cookies and other holiday treats! Tis the season, right?!

  • Jen@FoodFamilyFitness December 23, 2011, 7:33 am

    All of these flipping treats and cookies are killing me!! I’m trying to enjoy myself, but not kill myself with sugar…it’s a thin line 😉

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