I woke up this morning and didn’t really feel like going to the gym. Probably because it was cold outside and the covers where holding me back from getting up.
Whenever I have days like these, I do some tricks to get myself motivated to workout.
I put the workout clothes in the dryer to warm them up for a minute, then I put it on and that fixes the excuse that I feel cold.
Then I rushed out to the kitchen and make instant coffee. I usually make my french pressed coffee on normal days.
I’m out the door and on my way to the gym in 15 minutes. I try to get out of the house as quickly as I can before I think too much about what I’m doing.
Once I’m at the gym I tell myself “Get on the treadmill quick before your mind figures out that you are going to work out and gives you plenty of excuses not to.”
Yup, sometimes I play mind games with myself.
After 4o minutes of doing HIIT workout, I’m awake and I’m a completely different person. I’m happy and I feel like I can tackle the day ahead.
Target had $1 sale for Chobani yogurt and I jumped at the chance to stock up.
One of the 3 new flavors Chobani came out with recently is Black Cherry 0%.
Who needs cherries on top when they are on the bottom?
I tasted the yogurt first before I put all my toppings. This flavor is little sweeter than the Pineapple flavor (that’s my other favorite). There are chunks of cherries on the bottom, which was great because I love texture. Some of the flavors don’t have chunks of fruit in them, instead they have fruit jelly texture on the bottom.
There’s a fruit in this camouflage picture :)
Organic pears from Trader Joes. Oh so crunchy and sweet!
Never had pears and cherries in one bite before, but this was a good combo.
Then sprinkled with homemade Coconut Nuts Granola.
Good workout + good breakfast = great morning!!
Did you notice the explosion of colors in the pictures?
On our way home from San Diego this weekend, we stopped by the Outlet Mall in Carlsbad. I stopped by my usual fave stores, Banana Republic and Crate & Barrel outlets.
I picked up a few placemats and napkins that were on clearance for $2. And because I am me, I picked the busiest pattern and the brightest colors. What can I say, I just love them.
These were my finds at Banana Republic:
- Flat neutral flats (because they go with anything and super comfortable)
- Skinny belt (I love wearing belts with all the ruffle dresses I own, wearing a belt helps create a nice silhouette)
- Gold thin chain (Because I love accessories)
To help convince myself that I needed all these items and had to buy them, I have worn and used all of the above this week.
Do you shop at outlet malls?
I love shopping at outlet malls. Most of my suits and work clothes were purchased at outlet stores. I think I can do 30 days straight wearing outlet mall clothes.