Happy Friday! Is it sad that I’m still somewhat sore from my trainer and BodyPump two days ago? I’m rarely ever sore after BodyPump, but I can feel it when I move in certain ways. At least this kind of discomfort means my muscles are getting stronger! I took a rest day since I was at work until late and went to happy hour with some friends.
Yesterday was also a day of great not-super-healthy eats, but they all tasted delicious. My company brought in Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits for breakfast since it’s the end of quarter. I had mine with grape jelly + hot sauce and some fruit.
For lunch, I was going to stop by Three Sisters Cafe again because I wasn’t really craving anything, but my friend suggested going to Smashburger. She mentioned that they had pretty decent black bean burgers, so I was immediately sold. I had a Mediterranean black bean burger that included avocado, feta cheese, cucumbers, spinach, tomato, onion and Tzatziki sauce on a multi-grain bun.
Served with a side of their sweet potato fries.
The patty was huge and was 50% larger than the size of the bun although it looks somewhat normal sized from this view. It was seasoned really well, but a tad on the salty side if it wasn’t for the bun and veggies to mellow it down. Either way, it was a million times better than the frozen kind!
As mentioned yesterday, I was going to be at work late due to our company kick-off. I ended up leaving my work function a bit early because getting to the bar for my free drinks after the presentations was more difficult than trying to get a drink at the club on NYE. Seriously, and it’s a work function. Not.worth.it.
Instead, I let Leenae drag me out to the Tavern Uptown for some food and adult beverages (I was good and only had one). Surprisingly, I was still somewhat full from my giant black bean burger, so I ordered a single slider (not pictured) and a side salad.
I also had one of their delicious Moscow Mules.
My friend, Maly, actually got me hooked onto these. Basically, it’s ginger beer, ginger vodka, and lime juice served in a spiffy copper mug (it’s definitely not the same without a copper mug). I don’t really like ginger all that much, but this drink is very refreshing and has pleasant hints of ginger. Try it some time ;)
I Swear I’m Only 25
Lately, the old lady in me has been dominating my life, and I kind of like it. I’ve just been pretty tired really early in the night and am usually the first one wanting to go home. Sitting at home in lounge clothes, curled up with a book, sounds like my idea of a good night. I love napping on the weekends after a run and must nap before I go out if I want to somewhat resemble a youthful human being.
Leenae was teasing me about it last night because I went from being an uber party animal to being on par with the elderly with no transition period haha. Maybe the key to me finding date-worthy guys is getting my butt out of the house more often to actually meet people…what an anomaly. Not saying that you can’t find someone while being a homebody, but my romantic life was definitely more exciting when I wasn’t cooped up in my apartment living in pjs and workout clothes (online man shopping doesn’t count).
I’ve made a deal with myself: I can be an old lady most days of the week, but I will do my best to go out at least once during the week to meet up with my friends and meet new people. This will be a good start because somewhere over the course of a year, I’ve somehow forgotten how to talk to men in hey-I’m-interested mode and instead talk to them in the I-think-you’re-hot-but-I-don’t-know-how-to-talk-to-you-so-lets-just-be-friends zone.
So, to continue with my resolution, today is Thao’s birthday, so I’ll be heading out to celebrate with her late tonight. Happy Birthday, Thao! Hopefully I have enough energy to power out a 6 mile run after work because I’ll definitely be needing a nap before I head out tonight.
Question of the Day: What are your fun plans for the weekend?