Smoke, Choke, and Hallway Gatherings
Happy Saturday! Smiles all around 🙂
Yesterday kind of seems like a blur to me. My mind was all over the place, I felt stressed, and I can barely remember half of what I did.
I do know that I woke up later than I anticipated… around 9am. As usual, coffee, blogging, and meal one was involved. I had to make a quick run to the store to stock up on almond milk. I run out SO fast! I usually buy 2 at a time, but I end up having to go twice a week then to fill up, so I bought 3. What did I do before this stuff? I was actually drinking almond milk before it was really popular. People had no idea what it was, there was one brand, and there certainly wasn’t “unsweetened“. When I first had it I remember saying out loud “this milk has changed my life”. If you aren’t drinking it, you are missing out!
Phoebe and I finally made it to G-Mama’s early afternoon and look who greeted us with a fly new hair cut 😉
So adorable. My girls are like little stuffed toys.
After catching up with G-Mama for a good while (sometimes you just need to vent and need your mama), I headed to the gym to sweat off the stress. I grabbed my iPad and hit the stairmaster for a 45 minute session while watching Olivia do what she does best! (Scandal, for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about. So glad I started watching this). The time flew by.
Then I hit the land of shoulders! Every day I see small changes. This prep is certainly hard but even G-Mama said she could see a difference! Especially my back.
Back at G-Mama’s I had another meal and watched a little tv
When we finally made it back home Phoebe and I did our evening walk and then I came in to make dinner. Well things didn’t go well…
I sat out all my veggies on the counter and turned my back. All of a sudden I’m saying to myself “where is my zucchini?” “I know I’m not crazy”.
I couldn’t help but laugh hysterically at this. My dog is such a goofball. She did a decent job on it for just a minute or two!
Then I attempted a balsamic reduction. Easy right? Well it kept boiling and I was stirring. These take a while, so I walked away for A MINUTE and came back and it was pretty much on fire. My whole apartment was filled with smoke, smoke alarm was going off. I ran to take it off the stove top and inhaled way too much smoke and the vinegar fumes. I saw stars, started to choke, things went blurry, and I almost blacked out. (mom don’t worry I’m fine, and no I didn’t call you because I knew you would freak). Phoebe panicked. She ran in my bedroom and made a mess all over, but it wasn’t her fault. She was scared. The alarm wouldn’t stop for 30 minutes! So Phoebe and I went out in the hall and sat. I had to get away from all the smoke too.
Luckily the people at my apartment front desk control the smoke alarms, so they were able to shut it off. See, I may be this little creative healthy whiz in the kitchen, but I mess stuff up too!
I am okay though, and so is Phoebe, so that’s all that matters!
And dinner still turned out! I just didn’t use the reduction, obviously…
So a smoke filled house ended up turning into a delightful dinner.
Oh and today I am officially 9 weeks out! Oh my gosh 3 weeks have flown already. I’m panicking at the thought. I had to send progress pics to my coach and here is one
Today I am hoping to blast out another biceps and back session. Lots to do so I will see if I can squeeze it in. Enjoy your weekend 😀
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,