I woke up this morning and decided that instead of dreading yet another Monday, I would live today as if it were Saturday morning all over again.
I hopped out of bed excited and energized for an extra early morning run, just as I would on a beautiful Saturday morning.
I did an calming yoga flow after my run, took my time getting ready, enjoyed one of my new go-to Pandora stations, and slowly sipped on warm lemon water.
To top it all off, I enjoyed a piece of the quiche I made this weekend for breakfast with a bunch of fresh strawberries on the side.
It was the ultimate Monday morning!
I even wore heals to work, that’s how peppy I was feeling!
The work day went just as enjoyably.
It was my boss’ birthday so we threw a surprise office potluck for her.
The best part? It was a healthy office potluck to help support her diet!
I haven’t talked about it much here, but most of the people I work with do no pay much attention to what they put into their bodies. So that fact that everyone brought food that I could actually eat was very exciting!
I threw together a chicken and shrimp salad packed full of veggies from all of the different finger foods everyone brought.
It was perfect!
Knowing that I probably had the best recipe ideas for a “healthy” cake, I had been volunteered to bring one for the potluck today.
Little did they know, my version of a healthy cake wasn’t just using half the butter and sugar, but making a cake entirely out of a watermelon!
Fortunately it was a huge hit and the only thing left at the end of the day was the flower I carved a piece the watermelon!
I was so incredibly easy, definitely a keeper for all future warm weather celebrations 🙂
Since no one else would touch them, I ended up with all of the left over fruits and veggies. I definitely did not complain!
I couldn’t have been happier munching on this all afternoon!
I did a tough back and ab workout when I got home today then took Lilly outside to play some fetch.
The warm weather had brought all of the neighborhood kids out of hiding and she was in puppy heaven.
I watched like a hawk like the protective pup-mama I am but Lilly was having the time of her life chasing and being chased by a bunch of energetic kids.
A plate full of pesto salmon and brussle spouts made for the perfect end to the perfect Monday.
I hope you all had as equally wonderful of a Monday as I did!