I stopped off at the market on the drive home which usually destresses me. It takes my mind off of whatever happened during the day and I have a chance to separate myself from the workday and reconnect with what I enjoy. I found such good treats at the market for dinner and felt a touch better on the drive home.
After walking through the front door of my house, I had the urge to zone out. It would have been pretty easy to get under the covers and take a nap or mindlessly surf the web for an hour. Instead, I played online for a couple of minutes, looked up my gym schedule, threw on exercise clothes and pushed myself to a spin class that I usually do not take.
I swear, everything happens for a reason! I walked into the spin room, set up on a bike that I've never used before and started pedaling mindlessly while lost in thought. A man approached me and startled me out of my daydream. It was the best surprise of the day. Two of my old spin buddies from my previous gym were right there in front of me. I haven't seen them in over a year and this was such a treat to be reunited. I never thought I'd see them again. I was on a high all throughout spin and left feeling completely cleansed and removed from all the stress at the beginning of the day. I feel so grateful that I didn't get under the covers when I got home and decided to try a new class at the gym instead.
I came home from the gym and made a simple and quick dinner...salad and sandwiches. Salad was easy. I mixed together some mesculin lettuce, raw pistachio nuts, sunflower seeds and chopped onion with a garlic flavored vinaigrette. For a sandwich, I sliced up a ripe tomato, fresh mozzarella, chopped up some basil and put it on a Farro Grain roll with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar. Cleanup was a cinch and there was enough fresh basil left over to put out in a vase. Pesto will definitely be made soon! The Farro Grain roll was something I never tried before. It was soft and delicious. Check out the healthy description of Farro Grain in the picture below.
So the moral of the day is...if you have any energy to push yourself to exercise, do it. If not, surrender and relax. But usually, the hardest part is just getting yourself to go. It's rare that I don't feel better after releasing some endorphins and working up a sweat.
|Farro Grain Rolls|
|Farro Roll Description|
|Caprese Sandwich and Mesculin Salad|