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12-12-12 What a Perfect Day

Phew, what a busy little Wednesday I’ve had so far, and it’s only 3 pm! It must be because it’s 12-12-12. While this rare date might be bringing some of you luck, it’s bringing me a lot of productivity, which is much welcomed.

I started my morning with a 4.1 mile run and core work. The run felt great, and I only had one moment of pain in my right knee about 1 mile in, but after a quick break to bust out a set of push-ups, I was perfectly fine for the rest of my run.

Morning Workout

• 4.1 mile run
• 4 sets of 15 stair push-ups
• 1 minute plank hold
• 3 sets of 50 crunches: regular and both sides
• 50 heel touchers
• 30 to touches
• 30 Scissors
• Stretching

Breakfast

Sadly it was another morning with no grapefruit, tremendously heartbreaking.

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Instead, I enjoyed a peanut butter protein shake on my drive and walk into work before feasting on a Mango Chobani power bowl several hours later.

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Before tackling several adventures on my lunch hour, I enjoyed a bowl of grilled chicken and half of a baked sweet potato, along with undocumented cherry tomatoes.

Adventure Time

Since today is only a cardio day at the gym, I decided to forgo my lunchtime workout for several reasons, the biggest being that I really didn’t want to wash, dry and straighten my hair again. I have plans with Lindsay to grab fro-yo at 5:15 so I decided that I’d jet out of work around 4:40 and get a little cardio in before our fro-yo date, walk on the treadmill at home after our date and then shower and NOT have to do anything with my hair except condition it. Smart, I know. 😉

So what’d I do on my lunch hour?!

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Went to the library of course! Nerd alert. 😉 I had 2 books that were due tomorrow and a book that was on hold until today so I had to get my lil’ big butt over there.

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I predominately read chick flick novels, so this holiday season I’ve really been loving Christmas romance books. Ahhhhh so good! Today I picked up What Happens at Christmas by Victoria Alexander.

I had 15 extra minutes so instead of leaving the area the library is in, I continued on the opposite side of the development to check out a new neighborhood that is currently being developed.

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I happened upon it last week and not only fell in love with the area, but also the houses. It was one of those moments where I knew in my heart and gut that this would be the area I’d live in the future. Since last time it was dark when I drove through, I enjoyed exploring the neighborhood in broad daylight. Needless to say, I’m even more in love with it then before!

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Even though I’m single with no man in sight or kids for that matter (womp womp womp), I would still love to settle in here and bring my future family in with me, or Allie and Kris.

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I WANT THIS ONE!!

Since 80% of the lots are for sale, at this point I could pick a lot of my choice, choose between roughly 10 house styles, and basically pick my features. It might be out of the question price wise, but the development is also building condos and an apartment complex, which would probably be the best choice for me.

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Or This One!

It’s in between my current house and Lindsay’s condo, is about 13 minutes from my parents, right across the street from a track/football/baseball field and the best, RIGHT next to the library. 🙂

I’m so excited about this and hope to be in a new place by the spring/summer of 2013! I’m hoping to get in touch with the realtors this week so that I can discuss all of my options for the future!

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Peanut Buttery Pumpkin Muffin Goodness

The lovely way my body works is that it doesn’t need a lot of food throughout the day, or it needs a shit ton. Yesterday, I made it until 6 with only my overnight oats and veggie burger scramble. Today, I ate all of my meals and also snacked on my coworkers. Jen’s fingers tasted the best, especially when dipped in salsa.

Ok, I’m kidding. Well, not about the never-ending appetite. By the time work was over, I was light-headed from hunger, even though I literally just ate everything in sight. I sucked it up and hit the gym with Jen, where she went to do Zumba and I hit the cardio. It felt amazing to run, and I think the fact that I let me legs rest all day factored in on that. I went for 2.2 miles, bringing my total mileage of the day to 5.5. I could have kept going but I wanted to get a little different cardio in, in the form of the elliptical.

I dred the elliptical, especially when I get stuck on one that’s not in front of a TV. I can only pass time on that without poking my eyeballs out if I’m watching a show I some-what enjoy. Tonight, I was screwed, and only stayed on it for 15 minutes. Plus, I saw a guy I’m supposed to go on a date with tomorrow night while I was on it and I really didn’t want him to notice me, especially since I took a nice chunk out of my forehead right above my eyebrow.

I hit the ladies’ gym after for 3 sets of 13 deadlifts before deeming myself too sweaty and stanky and leaving. Did I mention how ravenous I was all day? My stomach was speaking to me and saying awful things. When I got home there was nothing to eat, so I warmed up a 2-ingredient pumpkin muffin, squeezed a single serving of Barney’s Almond Butter on top, and devoured that sucker. WOW. WOOOOOOOOW! Go do that right now.

After the gym and a quick protein snack, I went to the library to return a book I couldn’t get into and to pick up the one that was just delivered, The Secret Holocaust Diaries.”

The Holocaust, as awful as it was, it’s one of my favorite events to read about and continually learn about. Whenever there is a history show on TV about it,  you can bet I’ll have it on my DVR. I took a Holocaust class in high school and it was hands down the best class I’ve ever taken. I’m excited to read this and am just about to go snuggle in bed and begin my new book!

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Dorks Unite at the Library

No tennis tonight! As much as I wanted to catch up and see Jenny, I was beyond ecstatic when she said she was exhausted, and we both happily agreed to reschedule tennis, as I’ve been walking around all evening like an old granny.

Since I couldn’t get into Seating Arrangements, the book I was attempting to read, I swung over to my favorite place in my town, the library. No joke either, I’m such a dork and I absolutely embrace it.

My Favorite Place in Hooksett. Dorks Unite!

 

New Hampshire really does have some amazing views, even from a small town library! It’s so easy to take things for granted that I love when I’m reminded of the beauty in things that some people just pass by.

Look at That View from the Library Gorgeous!

 

I came out big at the library. I’ve been on a FRIENDS kick lately, and since On Demand only had one episode, which I HAD to watch last night, I checked out the library’s DVD section and was pumped when I found Season 5. You betchya I snapped that sucker off the shelf! I then became intrigued by the cover and title off the thriller kiosk in the middle of the library. Can’t wait to read The Snowman, by Jo Nesbo. In fear of not being able to get into that book, I did what I typically do, and went in search for a 2nd book. Is it really nerdy that I have a game plan when I go to the library? Nahhh, I didn’t think so either. Girl is on a mission! I was so pumped when I came across The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger, a book that was recommended for “romance lovers” in my magazine.

Win, Win & Win

 

I can’t decide which book to read first. I might have to “eenie meenie miney mo” this debate.

 

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