Hello my friends! Matt and I are back to work today – sad the holidays are over, but also looking forward to getting back into a routine. 🙂
We got back from the eastern shore on Sunday in the late afternoon; unfortunately by then I had come down with a cold! I felt it building a bit on Saturday and I’m sure the alcohol and late night didn’t help much. Soup it was! Matt made us a yummy homemade chicken, veggie, and rice creation that hit the spot for dinner (and lunch the next day, too).
Dinner was followed by some couch time and an intense drink Matt made to help fix me up – it was apple cider vinegar + lemon juice + turmeric + fresh ginger juice + hot water. Whoa! That will wake you up! I definitely think it helped. 🙂
An early bedtime and a nice long sleep helped, too. As did having an extra day off yesterday! Matt and I spent the day doing stuff around the house – taking down our Christmas decorations (boo), tidying up, unpacking, doing laundry, etc. We also baked some muffins! Recipe coming in a couple weeks. 🙂
I also spent a few hours doing work so today wouldn’t be as overwhelming – catching up on emails, writing + publishing my weekend blog recap, starting a draft of today’s post, and also updating my AnneTheRD business/nutrition coaching website with new photos! As I mentioned previously, I hired Taylor and Ben Photography to take some new professional photos for me and was really excited to get the final photos back last week. I love how they came out!
There are more over on AnneTheRD.com if you want to check them out. 🙂
As for last night, we hunkered down on the couch and watched a documentary Santa brought us called Meru.
Have you guys heard of it? It chronicles the first ascent of the "Shark’s Fin" route on Meru Peak in the Indian Himalayas. It’s really well done – and super intense… even as an adventure lover I can’t even imagine doing (or wanting to do) something that crazy. Highly recommend checking the documentary out – it was really good!
I really wanted to get up and go to one of my favorite workout classes (or the track to see my track buddies) this morning after all the travel we’ve been doing lately, but I figured I should give my cold a little more time. So instead I enjoyed sleeping in a bit and then ate my flour free breakfast pancake in microwave form (it takes about 2.5 minutes) with some berries and sprouted pumpkin seeds on top. Yummy.
I feel better today and I’m hoping I’ll be all set and back at it with the workouts by tomorrow!
Have a nice day, my friends – I hope it isn’t too rough coming back from the break!