Has anyone ever told you how awesome you are? Really. Each and every one of you.
Every comment that came in to my gloom and doom lunch post just helped to turn my day around. I realized that the day was just going to get worse if I stayed in that funk, so I started just thinking about what has been good today.
What started out bad, ended up pretty good.
First, I got a fun package today! Mail always makes me happy – it’s just so unexpected these days.
I thought I would just be getting a 6-pack of ONE flavor, but they sent me a mixed pack so I can try all of them!
I’m so excited to try these!
I also got a sweet tshirt – I love the back of it :)
It’s also super soft – it already feels worn in, which is the best.
Thanks Zevia + Eating Machine!
I also had a fabulous afternoon snack to hold me over through our run after work.
Coconut Cream Pie Larabar = Pretty hard to beat
I finished up work a little after 5, but at least I got everything done. I know that we get a lot busier at this time every year, but it always seems to just take me by surprise anyways.
Our run today was pretty good. It was really overcast today and drizzled for a little while before Nick got home, but stopped by the time when went out.
A little over 3 miles was on the plan for today, and it was okay. My legs felt like lead about halfway through, but I made it!
Dinner turned out good – I was ready for a good, fall meal.
I made some chili with lean ground beef, beans, tomatoes, chili powder, garlic, onion, cumin, cayenne, bbq seasoning, and salt.
I let that simmer while our cornbread muffins baked.
For these, I just took the cornbread recipe off the Quaker Corn Meal container and made a few changes:
- whole wheat flour instead of regular
- 2 Tbsp local honey instead of 1/4 cup sugar
- applesauce instead of oil
They turned out great!
I’ve had a lot of beans today, I noticed. Good thing I like ‘em.
Now I’m watching How I Met Your Mother – seriously, the best way to end any Monday.
Make sure to check out these giveaways!
- Taste of Nature bar giveaway at Eat Clean, Live Green
- Chocolate-y giveaway from our favorite chocolate covered girl :)