headed to the gym after this.  what a difference it makes in my brain.  who even cares if i see a difference in my body!  i can’t believe what a mood booster AND peace maker it is.  i told the hub at dinner last night that i feel like i have more hours in the day, because i have more energy.  also, it’s hard to describe, but it feels like more of me is firmly planted on the ground.  like a huge tree trunk, or like a statue of a buddha, the way their big butts are flattened out onto the ground.  does that make sense?  like it’s impossible for me to wobble.

all that from a 45-minute workout.

i taught with lots of energy, and then i came home and made dinner.  a really good dinner!  sure, we went to bed at 8:30, HA HA HAA!  we are 75 years old!  but i read for a little bit and it felt so good to lay in the bed so early in the evening, knowing that i could pop up in the morning and conquer day #2!!!

i’ve had some “me” time (again, not my favorite phrase) this morning, and now i’m headed to the gym to do exactly what i did yesterday.  and i will do that all week, until i feel ready to up the ante with a spin class.  but if that keeps me from going?  i’ll go right back to my no-brainer on the treadmill.

last night, i made roasted chicken with a harvest grain salad.  the farro salad i wanted to make was going to take longer, so i did the trader joe’s grain medley, which only takes 10 minutes to cook.  then i added celery, onion, peppers, tomatoes, cukes, etc.  then i added a balsamic vinaigrette and parmesan cheese and fresh basil.  it was so colorful and healthy.  the roasted chicken was incredible.  i used the pioneer woman’s recipe, where she adds lemon zest, salt and pepper, and chopped rosemary to a stick of soft butter.  you rub it all over and roast it.  amazing.  smart chicken sells splits now!  they’re so good.  it took 45 minutes to roast it, and today we have leftovers!  yeeeeehaaaaaaw!

off to the gym.  i promise i will stop talking about the gym very soon ~ and start talking more about peace, love and danishes.

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