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A Productive Lazy Day

I didn’t really do much today but I am so exhausted. I almost fell asleep reading on the couch before dinner and I feel kind of lethargic in general. I was joking with my parents that when I slow down, I shut down. It probably doesn’t help that my diet has primarily consisted of sugar and carbs over the past 24 hours. I am so looking forward to reading in bed and a good night’s sleep.

Speaking of reading in bed, I started Sarah’s Key last night and I have already been swallowed up by this book. My mom saw that I was reading it today and warned that although it is good, it’s very heavy. Also, downloaded Wild by Cheryl Strayed for the drive and I’m liking it too.

Breakfast this morning was a cutie and an egg over a piece of buttered toast before hitting the gym.

I planned on taking a BodyPump class but arrived to learn that all the group ex classes were cancelled for the day. Instead I ran a 5K on the treadmill and then did the following 12/24 rep scheme workout that I programmed in my head on the treadmill…

3 rounds

12 deadlifts (95#)
24 pushups
12 kettlebell goblet squats (35#)
24 kettlebell swings (35#)
12 burpees
24 stability ball crunches

It took me about 18 minutes and was a nice quick total body strength workout.

The most exciting thing happened when I got home from my workout (and no, it’s not the turkey, brie and cranberry sandwich you see above…although I have been dreaming of that sandwich combo for weeks). My mom and I finalized all of my paint color choices AND went to Sherwin Williams and purchased the paint. I’ve since texted my painter with the news that I’m finally ready to go. HALLELUJAH! I am biting the bullet and repainting the living room and the hall because I really hate the way the color I chose looks on my walls. I’m very excited about the new colors + what I’ve picked for the bedroom and bath.

I celebrated with lunch dessert. Carrot cake!

I spent the afternoon hanging out and walking the pups. It was 75 degrees here so we spent a good hour and a half walking.

My dad made homemade spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.

And I finished up my night on the couch watching the National Dog Show, eating dessert and drinking tea.

I hope it’s been a great day whether you were shopping, working or relaxing!

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes November 24, 2012, 6:28 am

    Congrats on choosing paint colors! I’m very indecisive about those types of things, too, so I understand that making a decision is a big deal. 😉

  • Linda November 24, 2012, 7:10 am

    You will love Sarah’s Key. I would also recommend seeing the movie as well. Although it’s nowhere close to the book it’s still very, very good.

  • Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers November 24, 2012, 9:42 am

    I read that one. I liked it but didn’t love it. Others seem to have really enjoyed it though. What I did enjoy was shopping yesterday. That’s always a fun mom n’ daughter tradition!

  • Christina November 24, 2012, 10:56 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Jen! I love the old family snapshots on the placemat under your dish! 🙂

  • She Rocks Fitness November 24, 2012, 9:54 pm

    Love that workout! I’m going to give it a try this week. I’m all about at-home crossfit workouts and this one will be perfect. THANKS and enjoy the rest of your weekend! 🙂

  • LAQ November 25, 2012, 1:10 pm

    GREAT book. I’m not a huge reader (no time) but that book haunted me. It’s a movie as well apparently.

  • Jen November 26, 2012, 5:33 pm

    I just read Wild, and it is great! It is such an inspiring story. I have Sarah’s Key on my list of must reads. You will have to let me know what you think of it.

    • Jen November 26, 2012, 5:49 pm

      i definitely will!

  • J November 27, 2012, 3:26 pm

    Hi Jen! I am so excited to share that my husband and I are getting a Golden puppy New Years Eve. I love the pics of Sully. I can’t wait to have one of my own!

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