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An (Un)Healthy Day of Living

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:

  • Squats
  • Front Lifts (holding a medium exercise ball)
  • Push Ups
  • Crunches
  • Plank
  • 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.

The Owl House on Urbanspoon

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.

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  1. 1.  Melinda

    December 31st, 2010 10:50 AM

    I don’t think you can use one day to label as healthy or unhealthy, rather that describes the big picture. I can eat birthday cake on my birthday and still be healthy. There is no such thing as a bad food, it’s all about the quantity and frequency. I think you had a nice day enjoying yourself. I can’t believe you got in a hot tub in the cold. When I was a kid we used to do that too.

  2. 2.  kate

    December 31st, 2010 03:45 PM

    Hot tubbing in the snow is on my list of top 10 favorite activities…ever!

  3. 3.  Kim

    December 31st, 2010 08:08 PM

    Hot tub in the snow…yikes…I would not have stomped thru that snow to get to the tub. Wasn’t your head cold?

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