wellhellomonday

Hi!

Can you believe the weekend is over?! It’s Sunday night and all afternoon I kept thinking – I can’t believe the weekend is over already! Time flies.
How was your weekend? Hopefully nice and relaxing. Mine was a combination of good and not so good.

Last week was one of the most stressful weeks I have had in months and months. It must have been the combination of my period and having so many things to get done at work. The week kicked my butt. Which is why I missed my Fit Friday post and didn’t catch up on any blogs until Saturday night! I hoped to write a post on how to manage stress on Saturday, but it did not happen.

I ended up finishing work early on Friday (3:15p) since I worked later certain days (10.3hrs on Wednesday!). The Workout Bud and I had date night which included Qdoba, a Target trip to get him a few apartment things, a pint of mint chocolate chip SoDelicious for me, a movie (The Heat), and a good hour or so of Pinteresting.

Most mornings this week. Giant coffee. Lots of coffeeeeeeeeee and computers.
Most mornings this week. Giant coffee. Lots of coffeeeeeeeeee and computers.

Saturday I slept in til about 9am, something that hardly ever happens. After a short walk and trip to Hobby Lobby to get some yarn for a blanket, I started to feel terrible. It must have been my week of stress + week of not so healthy eating (lots of brownies!). I spent Saturday watching a few Christmas movies, starting a new blanket (knitting is just like riding a bike. After not doing it for over a year, I picked it right back up), took a NAP (something I never do), made a quick Target trip and finished my night by falling asleep early, after reading some blogs.
Any Parenthood fans out there? How is this show SO GOOD all the time?!

Parenthood. Dandelion Root Tea. Knits.
Parenthood. Dandelion Root Tea. Knits.

Thankfully, I woke up Sunday feeling so refreshed and much better. After church, I got some cooking done, including making a jar of roasted almond butter with cinnamon and honey. I went on a short walk and did a couple other random things before ending the night with a couple slices of sourdough bread, which was on sale at Earthfare – I could not pass it up.

IMG_1108.JPGSo, here is to another Monday. I am CONFIDENT it will be a much better week than last.

on introverts: we see things differently

on moving during the work day: 7 ideas (gotta shout out my guest post for Jill)

on being a negative nancy: create an action plan instead

on life: finding it in the margins

on the perfect day: how to have it everyday

on shaming: ain’t got time for that

on okay to awesome: throw away expectations

on acceptance: light a candle

on finding your flow: practice. presence. patience

on calories: how we burn during the day

on an awesome workout: the effort behind the action

on group fitness programs: the ultimate guide

on balance + flexibility: why it’s important + tips

on girls who lift: and life problems

on my ‘Fitness Inspiration’ list: one. two. three. four. five.

on my ‘I WANT ALL THIS FOOD’ list: one. two. three. four. five.

on my ‘Favorite fall + frills fashion’ list: one. two. three. four. five.

on my ‘Future home ideas’ list: one. two. three. four. five.

on my  ‘Don’t forget the accents’ list: one. two. three. four. five.

on my  ‘New Favorite Blogs’ + ‘Do all these DIY ideas right now’ list: Poppytalk + 7 DIY projects

If this doesn’t make your Monday, I don’t know what will: Taylor Swift + 1980’s Aerobics

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Love that quote! Ahem? Yes? So true.

I had some many more fashion/food/home loves to share with you. You can thank my late night Pinterest-ing. Feel free to check out more here.

I don’t have anything huge planned this week. I teach a couple days and I am planning on look for a few more teaching opportunities. The Workout Bud and I are joining the gym again after a few months off. We just love doing our own workouts and lifting heavy things too much to not have a gym membership.

And, since it’s been a while since I’ve said it…

Make your Monday LEGEND…wait for it…DARY.
LEGENDARY.

What was your favorite part of the weekend? How are you going to make your Monday legendary?

– Jen.

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