I had a great day yesterday. But was it healthy or unhealthy? Hmm…
When I finally rolled out of bed (I slept A LOT later than everyone else in the house), I had a cup of coffee and a raisin bagel.
I spent some time repacking and organizing my crap stuff that I spread all around Jared’s family’s formal living room.
Nothing beats curling up with a good book!
I spent some time reading Amy Tan’s The Bonesetter’s Daughter. It wasn’t long before my eyes were heavy and a nap was necessary.
Jared’s parents grabbed burgers for lunch.
Ooo, crinkle cut fries!
Once my greasy cheeseburger digested, I tried to accomplish an at-home workout.
Going for time rather than reps, I made a list of several exercises and then performed each one for a minute. I went through the circuit twice. My workout included:
- Front Lifts (holding a medium exercise ball)
- Push Ups
- Jog in place
- (a few other random exercises that I can’t remember)
Jared and I met his HS buddy for dinner at the Owl House. It’s a casual spot in Rochester that offers many vegetarian and gluten-free menu options.
I was obsessed with this cute owl graphic!
We waited 30 minutes for a table. It was a comfortable and easy wait; there were plenty of seats at the bar.
I enjoyed a glass of “Irony” Pinot Noir while we waited.
Once we were seated, the 3 of us split an appetizer. We ordered Cigarillos, buffalo spiced chicken & cheddar, wrapped in flour tortillas, fried crisp, and served with Bleu Cheese. This was also available with vegan substitutes.
After a very heavy lunch, I wanted to keep my dinner on the simple side. I ordered the Matty’s Moustache sandwich: warm Brie, apple, pear, red onion, and baby arugula on grilled sourdough bread. I had field greens on the side.
Jared and I made a pit stop at Wegman’s. Even though I had only spent one day in Rochester, Jared was hoping I’d been converted and would cheer for the local teams. Sorry Buffalo Bills and Sabres. I still love the Patriots and the Bruins.
We made plans to spend the evening relaxing in the hot tub with a few friends.
I was a little nervous to go outside in my bathing suit. Especially with so much snow surrounding the hot tub!
Yikes! Running across the snow covered deck was COLD.
Once I made it in the hot tub, I was content. The water was warm and soothing. I had a glass of red wine and good company. The ultimate relaxation – until I had to leave the hot tub to run back inside.
*So what do you think, was I healthy or unhealthy?*
I don’t think I made the best food decisions, but it could’ve been worse. I enjoyed a few glasses of wine, but didn’t over imbibe. I spent a lot of time focused on rest and relaxation. But I also spent 20 minutes exercising and getting the best workout possible given my surroundings. I can’t live every day this; that wouldn’t be healthy. But since I’m still on Christmas Vacation, I’d say I did ok.