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A case of the (sore) Mondays

Monday, June 23, 2014

I can’t believe this weekend has come and gone!

Friday night we just relaxed. We were both pretty tired and wanted to rest up for the weekend.

Saturday we did a ton of errands and got most of the final stuff over from the rental house. We did a HUGE grocery shop and I feel so much better now that our fridge is stocked with fresh food! The veggie drawers are full and I even treated us to a rather expensive asian melon for desserts this week. We restocked greek yogurts, almond milk, cage free eggs etc. I swear if you looked at our fridge two years ago and then looked again now, you’d be surprised how different it is! We went out for dinner Saturday night and walked around a little bit afterwards to try to offset the damage. I’ll be cooking dinners at home this week to make up for it too!!

Yesterday was a nonstop but great day. I woke up and cooked breakfast & meal prepped for this week, all of which was so nice to do in our new kitchen. I know that sounds like bragging but for now the new kitchen is motivating me to spend more time prepping food and cooking at home and that is a plus in my book!

It was SO nice outside so I decided to spend nearly the rest of the day doing outdoor chores. Now, I know I didn’t run a 5k or anything, but I feel so incredibly sore all over today that I must have done something right for exercise related activity. I mowed the lawn, trimmed the hedges/trees, laid grass seed, soaped and sprayed all of our outdoor stuff, moved and re-set up our grill (which fell on my foot and left a nice purple swollen lump), etc. It felt awesome to be doing so much outside and I feel like the house looks better for it too! Then I watched the USA world cup game, my first soccer game watching ever, and that was too much excitement for me.

Sometime in the middle of the night last night, I realized that everything hurt. I mean EVERYTHING. I could barely turn over in bed. I’m struggling today. I’m going to have to convince somebody to open my water bottle for me, that bad. I’m a bit concerned – one day of outdoor activity should NOT leave me this sore, right? Maybe I just really need to increase my strength training? Today might just be a slow walk for exercise kind of day.

I am also having such a case of the Mondays. Maybe it is because of the soreness, or the bat hanging outside my door this morning that spooked me, but I got to work and realized I left my entire purse at home which is awesome. Going to try to make this a great week nonetheless!
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  • IRP1114
    Congrats on everything! Yard work really is one of the toughest workouts lol! Always surprises me how sore I get too! Hope it has gotten better by now : )
    2444 days ago
    keep yourself hydrated it will help the sore muscles. i know the feeling, i ripped up my chain link fence and deck this weekend while my bf was working and my arms were so sore yesterday. it made me realize i really need to get back to the gym.

    so glad you're enjoying the house :)
    2447 days ago
    Sounds like good exercise if you're that sore!

    Have fun with the new house!
    2447 days ago
  • SUMMER2203
    i am so happy for you :) it seems like everything is coming together - you so deserve it!
    2447 days ago
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