I have discovered that the key to having an enjoyable weekend is to go to the gym (or run outside) as soon as I wake up. As tempting as it may be to laze around for several hours in the morning, it makes the day so much better to work out first thing because I don’t have it looming overhead all day and I can do other things without thinking about when I’m going to the gym. Case in point, I would not have been able to do the following today if I hadn’t gone to the gym at 10 am:
• had lunch with my friend Erin
• returned some wedding gifts to Macy’s and bought new pillows
• did two loads of laundry
• went to the Farmer’s Market
Oh, hmm, it felt like I did a lot more than that. But my point is that if I hadn’t of gone to the gym first, I would have wasted several hours in the day doing absolutely nothing and I wouldn’t have been able to be as productive.
So, speaking of the Farmer’s Market, it’s kind of misnomer for where I went. I mean, technically, it’s called Your Dekalb Farmer’s Market (but no one calls it “your”) but it’s really sort of like a big warehouse with lots of produce and lots of people. It’s cool, it really is. There is a ton of produce that I’ve never seen in my life. But it’s so freakin’ crowded on the weekends that it’s really more frustrating than anything. THey have a lot of organic foods but not so much local stuff. All of the peaches seemed to be from California. I mean, really? This is Georgia, there should be local peaches! But I did managed to get some cool stuff anyway, including:
• bok choy
• organic strawberries
• red peppers
• canned pumpkin
• canned sweet potoates
• chia muffins
• Mary’s Gone Crackers
and some other stuff that I’m forgetting. It’s pretty cheap too.
That chia muffin was bomb. I’m sure it’s not very good for you. They bake the muffins and bread there so there are no nutritional facts on them. I’m just going to pretend it’s healthy. It was damn good.
I want to share with you something that I’ve been obsessed with eating for the past week. Zucchini pasta! I got this idea from Emily at The Front Burner.
Basically, all you do is peel the zucchini into strands using a vegetable peeler. What’s pictured is two small zucchini. After I peeled it, I heated up 1 tsp of olive oil and cooked the zucchini in it with some sea salt for about 3-4 minutes, stirring the whole time. And that’s it! I topped mine with pasta sauce and goat cheese. So good! It’s kind of embarrassing how many times I’ve eaten this in the past week. Zucchini is so cheap and abundant now.
Oh, I remember what else I did today that felt productive. I FINISHED our thank you notes! Yes!!