Back to the Routine Monday

Happy Memorial Day!


Last night, my family came over again for another cookout. This time I remembered the camera for the s’mores.

I bought the giant campfire marshmallows, not realizing that you’re supposed to use a full graham cracker for these babies. We were all a giant sticky mess after eating our s’mores and had to take turns scrubbing ourselves off in the sink. I am so talented, I even managed to get marshmallows all over my legs. But it was a fun night!


Since it’s Memorial Day, Danny and the kids are home today. I wanted to stick to my normal schedule as much as possible because I tend to overeat a lot during the weekend, and I didn’t want that to carry on into Monday also. I am trying hard to stick to healthy eating during the weekends, but it’s so hard. We’re usually busy during the weekends; running around, doing errands, seeing family, eating out. I prefer the weekdays when I’m at home and have a normal routine. It’s something I continue to work on.

This morning, I woke up at 7 am. Not by choice, but because my body is used to waking up at that time (although, I did sleep in until 10 am the morning before!). Since everybody else was still sleeping, I decided to head to the gym. I wasn’t very hungry, so I just had a mini Luna bar before I left.

When I first pulled into the gym parking lot, I wasn’t even sure if they were open because hardly anyone was there. There wasn’t any fitness classes, kid’s room, or open gym today, but the fitness center was still open.


  • 5 miles treadmill (ran 1/4 mile very fast and walked 1/4 mile)
  • 12 minutes stretching

I planned on only running three miles this morning, but I was watching the pilot episode of Supernatural on my iPod, and I felt good, so I just kept going. I ran a quarter of a mile at a fast-for-me pace, and then walked a quarter of a mile for a total of five miles. Sometimes when I’m caught up in a show, I can just keep going. Unfortunately, my current gym doesn’t have tvs built into the treadmills like my old gym did, so I just watch on my iPod.

It felt so nice to stretch afterwards. I haven’t spent a good amount of time stretching lately.

Blurry, sweaty, and crazy hair:

After working out, I came home, showered, and then we headed out to do some grocery shopping. I found this Panera poppy seed dressing at Target that I’m excited to try on my spinach and strawberry salads.

I currently use the Annie’s poppy seed dressing, which I like but it has 70 calories for two tablespoons. The Panera poppy seed only has 15 calories for two tablespoons. Hopefully it’s as good as the Annie’s.

As soon as we got home, I dove into the cherries that I bought.

I love summer fruit so much, and I can’t wait until peaches and pluots are in season.

We’re going to spend the rest of the day relaxing, and I am going to see if I can get Danny to take me to see Men in Black 3. I thought that the first two movies were fun, and want to see the new one!

Questions of the day:

  • Do you eat more on the weekends? Do you eat not as healthy on the weekends?
  • Do you watch tv while working out?
  • What’s your favorite summer fruit?
  • What’s the last movie you saw?


Filed under Family Fun, Fitness, Working Out

8 Responses to Back to the Routine Monday

  1. CarliAlice

    I’ll have to look for the dressing. I live in a small town and sometimes Target winds up having the best stuff. Most certainly eat more and less healthy on the weekends. Although, I don’t think I go too crazy. No tv, just music. Watermellon! I don’t watch movies that often.

  2. summer9135

    YUM SMORES!!!!! One of my all time faves! Jealous of you miles already logged. I usually run four times a week, but starting today Im doing that Runner’s World challenge in addition to this….my hubs (who isn’t a runner at all) has agreed to do the challenge too. You may have seen it…run a mile (at least a mile) each day from Memorial Day to July 4th. So we are running a mile tonight together to kick it off, so glad he is doing this! I’ll meet my running group at 5am tomorrow to keep it going 🙂 Last movie we saw….Avengers, LOVED IT!!! Im a BIG Robert Downey Jr fan, and Thor is easy on the eyes, ha ha ha. Happy Memorial Day!!!

  3. oh do they have their asian sesame one?? I LOVE that salad

  4. Those cherries look so tasty!
    Weekends are hard for me as well, when it comes to eating. And having family in town this week is making things even harder. But I’m trying to be mindful!

  5. I love those Luna Chocolate Peppermint Bars, esp the minis. They remind me of GS Thin Mint cookies. I saw The Avengers. It was great! My favorite summer fruit is peaches. *ripe*

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