Relaxation

I wanted a relaxing, lazy weekend and I got just that and it was wonderful. On Saturday, I met up with my friend Joan at the Silver Comet Trail. We’d planned to run for 4 miles, but ended up mostly walking. We both aren’t very good at talking while we run, so walking gave us a lot of time to talk, which was nice. It was warm out – almost 70 degrees and we had a nice time. I sometimes forget to just slow down. I am constantly running – literally and figuratively. I’m always looking forward to the next big thing and often forget to enjoy the present moment.

I was telling her about the curry that I made from the Skinny Bitch Cookbook and how good it was and when I got home, I was really craving it for dinner. This time I added a lot more vegetables.

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With a piece of Trader Joe’s naan for dipping purposes. Yum. This curry is so good and easy to make. Jason has added chicken (which he cooked, not me!!) to it so you could certainly do that if you wanted to or any sort of meat, for that matter.

I managed to sleep until 9 am this morning which is sort of late for me. I always tend to wake up at 7 on the weekends which is when my alarm goes off during the week. I decided to go the gym early, to get it over with. Going to the gym in the mornings on the weekends always makes me feel productive. I also feel like if I take a nap later in the day, it’s well deserved. At the gym, I had a good, sweaty 20 minute interval workout on the elliptical. I don’t usually use the elliptical because I find it very hard to push myself on it. Whereas a treadmill you have to run at the set speed, the elliptical is very easy to go at a comfortable pace and that’s what I normally do. So today, I decided to do 1 minute at 150+ strides per minute and then 1 minute recovery. I really felt like this was a difficult workout. After that, I did some lower body weights.

Came home and made another Skinny Bitch recipe, or a version of one rather. I can’t find a link online, but basically, you crumble some tofu with salsa and add it to sauteed veggies with some spices and then put it in a tortilla. You’re supposed to use refried beans, but I had a can of kidney beans opened so I just used those instead. I’ve only eaten a tofu scramble in a restaurant, I’ve never thought to make it at home for some reason.

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Murphy was demanding a walk, so I took him, camera in tow. Since I live in the South, the leaves turn later than they do in the North and they’re still very pretty here. Of course, I’m sure by next week, they’ll all be gone, but I wanted to take a picture of my pretty street.

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The only problem to these pretty leaves?

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That is my front yard and, if you can believe it, Jason filled up ten bags of leaves like a week and a half ago!

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10 responses to “Relaxation

  1. Wow– holy leaves, Batman!!!

    Sometimes walking and talking is a MUCH better choice than running 🙂

  2. I need to learn to slow down too. I’m always attempting to streamline my day. And it’s always go, go, go. Yet I feel like I accomplish nothing. Sometimes a nice relaxing weekend is just what the doctor ordered.

  3. Hi Lee! I’m so glad that you had a good weekend. Your tofu scramble looks so good. I’ll have to try that!

    The leaves ARE beautiful. I’m jealous (not of the raking though). Ours are mostly gone already.

    Have a great Monday!

  4. Wow, there is a lot of raking in your future. THey are pretty though!

  5. Hey Lee, you won my giveaway last week! I’ve had a lot going on, as you did, so it’s my first chance to come over here & let you know (I know you weren’t reading too many blogs while you had company & vacation), so shoot me an email and I’ll give you the coupon code 🙂

  6. Mmmmm! I want to try that tofu scramble! You know who else makes a mean tofu scramble? R. Thomas! 🙂

    Oh, wow. Good luck with the leaves! 🙂

  7. Wow, yea…you guys have a TON of leaves! Good workout raking and bagging them all! Haha! It’s good to hear some reviews of Skinny Bitch recipes. I’ve heard mixed reviews, but I’ve had my eye on the cookbook for awhile. The curry looks delicious! And you convinced me…grad TJ’s naan the next time I’m there 🙂 I’ve always wondered if it was good!

  8. I feel like rolling around in those leaves like a puppy. 🙂

    By the way, are the TJ Naan any good? I’m going to TJs tomorrow (yippeeee) and was wondering if I should get them!