I have had a busy couple of weeks since joining the local Y last month in an attempt to reduce my numbers and get healthier. I've been working out almost every day on the eliptical and weight machines or the eliptical and some water exercises after meeting with a trainer in the pool. No big weight loss or muscle gains so far... but I am less sore after each successive workout... so I guess that's a good sign of accomplishment.
Thursday I stopped my work-out routine to go shopping with a couple of friends at the mall in Mt. Juliette. Unfortunately, our favorite clothing store is no longer there, but Joann's is and I could not pass up an opportunity to add to my stash. I picked up this brightly printed floral fabric and some color coordinated fat quarters and plan to make either a small quilt or some tablerunners using some combination of hourglass, four-patch or half-square-triangle blocks. I'll post pictures of what I decide when I get them done.
And, of course, after a couple hours of hard work shopping we just had to get something to eat at Panera Bread! I had a chicken fromage on foccia with a cup of black bean soup YUM! and opted for the healthier apple instead of chips... sorry.. no food pictures... I forgot my camera!
Re-energized by our lunch we hit Books-a-Million, TJMax and Dress Barn. Lots of fun browsing and few small purchases.
After a long day of shopping and driving we came home to the guys cooking dinner for us! Salad, grilled salmon, steamed sweet potatoe slices, corn on the cob and a chocolate glazed cake for desert! They even did all the clean up and washed the dishes!
We had beautiful weather .... and a great day to take a break from our regular routine.