Rest Day Monday

Today was a rest day for me.  I didn’t plan it, but I just felt off all day and was nagged by a constant headache that made me think sleeping in and going to bed early was more important than working out.  My body spoke and I listened.


In a totally 180 change of topics, I saw this on Instagram today and instantly fell in love with it. I think it really encompasses a “healthy mentality”. It’s not about running 6 miles a day or lifting the heaviest weights to have the lowest body fat percentage…it’s about living a life of movement.  That movement includes yoga, stretching, hiking, walking, playing baseball with friends, playing duck duck goose like you’re 10 years old again.  I love living a life of movement and activity…including taking care of myself with rest days like today where the most exercise I got was walking out of the car to get my eyebrows waxed. It all balances out.


Breakfast today was so much fun. It felt like a classy McDonald’s breakfast.


Egg McMuffin! Whole wheat english muffin, 2 scrambled eggs, and a veggie sausage patty.

It was so simple and so good!  I was surprised an egg-filled breakfast without cheese in it tasted so good.

I spent the late morning and early afternoon hard at work…

ImageGetting that second coat of polish on without ruining it two minutes later was a challenge.  Monica and Chandler helped me pass the time.

I then ran out to get my eyebrows waxed. I’ve been blessed with a cute little gene from my Dad that makes the edge of my right eyebrow stick up.  When I was younger I thought it was cool because it made me look inquisitive. Now it’s just a pain in the butt. So I said au revoir.

Home for lunch.  PB&J sounded good, so PB&J it was.  Balanced out with some fruit and broccoli.


I figured I should do something productive today since I took the whole week off from work so I cleaned the three bathrooms in my house. I have this weird trait that makes me actually enjoy cleaning bathrooms…and kitchens.  I think I just enjoy making counters sparkle.

After Cloroxing and Windexing it up, I was surprisingly hungry again. I snacked on some salted almonds and plain greek yogurt with truvia and grapes.


I spent a lot of time on the couch afterwards…this headache is no joke.  I decided I would eat a simple dinner and go to bed early.  It’s going to be a looong next few days.  My boyfriend from college is finally moving to Chicago!  He’s from Dallas originally but we met at school and (thank goodness) he found a job downtown.  We’re spending the next two days downtown moving him into his new place! Then it’s Fourth of July party time! Should be a fun/exhausting next few days.

My saint of a mom picked me up one of my favorite salads:


Asian tuna salad

I dabbed off the peanut sauce on top of the tuna and dug in.  I didn’t get rid of the sauce because “sauce is inherently bad” or any silly rule like that, it’s just that the peanut sauce doesn’t “do” anything for me.  I think it’s a perfect salad with just the dressing and tuna.  If the peanut sauce blew me away and added to my satisfaction of the dish, I’d leave it in. But why eat something that doesn’t satisfy me?  Plus that’s extra room for chocolate chips later!

I spent the rest of the night watching the Bachelorette with my parents. They weren’t too pleased but hey life without cable TV limits your channel choices quite a bit.

Just for the sake of being a cute picture, here’s my dad watching the sunset with my cat outside on the deck. Enjoying the nice, summer weather that finally seems here to stay 🙂


Alright time for sleep! It’s a big week ahead and I want to put my all into it.


  1. That salad looks amazing, where is it from?! I’m not a big fan of peanut sauce either, it doesn’t add anything to asian food in my opinion!

    1. It’s from a local restaurant, an Irish pub actually. The only time I love love love peanut sauce is with chicken satay, and that’s only at authentic Asian restaurants. Yum!

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