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Bosu and A Lot of R & R

2 Dec

Good morning readers!

This morning I have the apartment all to myself, which is a thing to treasure some moments since I live with 4 others, and after watching another episode of Glee decided it was time to blog about yesterday.

I started my morning by waking up around 830AM to a sleepy Liam,

and planned on going to the TRX class at 930. Whoops…turns out it starts at 9. Missed it again. So I looked at my other options and saw Bosu Abs was up at 10AM. Since I’m used to doing all sorts of crazy exercises on a Bosu ball, thanks to my written workouts, I thought this class would be a breeze for me. I grabbed a fig bar to munch on while en route to the gym and was on my way.

When I got to the gym, they were wrapping up the TRX class so I snapped a photo so you guys could kind of get a visual of what I’m talking about. This was the cool down portion so it was just stretching, but here’s what it looks like:


I filled up my water bottle while I waited and when it was time, I walked into class and grabbed all the equipment our instructor told us we would need.

One set of 3 lb weight, one set of 5 lb weights, Bosu ball, and mat.

I was so wrong about this class, it was a fantastic and challenging workout. We did 4-5 groups of exercises and would repeat each group 3 times through before starting a new one. The class was 45 minutes, but worked you from start to finish. I think the toughest was being in a plank, feet on the bosu ball, and with one hand lifting up one weight at a time and placing it on the other side of your body. Then repeating it, by bringing the weights to the other side of your body. That’s 1 rep.

If your gym has a Bosu class, I suggest trying it out! I think this will become a Saturday morning regular for me.

There is one thing I need help figuring out. What to do with my hair while I workout. See, I have short hair now (totally new for me) and it doesn’t fit in a ponytail. However, since I have bangs, I’m not confident a headband would be great either. I’ve used a bandana before, and while it does wick away sweat, it doesn’t really stay in place as much as I thought it would so for classes where I’m really mobile it wouldn’t be a good choice. But this look…isn’t really working for me:


It’s all over the place and quite a sweaty mess. Does anyone have suggestions?

When I came home from my workout, I walked in the door to see one sleepy kitten who looked like they had just woken up from a nap when they heard Mom came home.

Tiger yawn.

Tiger yawn.

Look at those sleepy eyes.

Look at those sleepy eyes.

Time for breakfast!

I decided on Banana Whipped Oatmeal again, but this time with blackberries and blueberries! 🙂 I love berries. While I cooked and heated up water for tea, Liam got cozy on the floor.


I threw together the milk, oats and water into the pan before adding my thin slices of banana, then whipped it all together.


Here’s what it should look like once you’ve whipped the bananas into the oats.

I washed off the berries, then tossed them into the pot right at the end so they would be warm. And served it up with just a little bit of real maple syrup drizzled in. Delicious.


Liam was really intrigued this morning and was all over the place.


Crazy kitten. After breakfast, it was time to shower then enjoy my day of rest and relaxation. I do A LOT of running around during the week. By the time the weekend rolls around I sometimes overbook myself and Sunday I find myself exhausted. I decided Saturday I was not going to move from the couch (or my bed) all day. Something that’s really hard for me to do. Not only to sit with myself for a long period of time, but to not be active. To just allow myself some rest. I started by deciding to paint my nails, drink some tea, and watch Glee from the very beginning on Netflix.


I absolutely love this color and was glad I rediscovered it in my collection. Around 230 it was definitely time for a snack. I was starving. Since I didn’t have any peanut butter in my breakfast, I wanted to incorporate it into snack time. So I chose to have an apple.


My roommates came home around this time too, they were all working on a world puzzle. Now, geography isn’t my thing (I don’t know where each state goes on a map of the United States) so I let them do their thing while we all talked. Autumn whipped out this dip we all had to try and served it on a big hunk of carrot.


I still am not sure what was in the dip, but it was pretty good. Similar to spinach and artichoke dip. Autumn is a vegan though, so it could’ve been anything haha.

After a little while I found myself still super hungry, but with no idea of what I wanted to eat. I snacked on some grapes, and some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread while I waited to see what my dinner plans were. However, around 530 I decided I needed to start cooking and stop snacking. My roommates all were going out for dinner, so once they left I kind of just threw a bunch of things into the oven so I had a bunch of choices, and leftovers for Monday’s lunch!

First, I cut up some sweet potatoes.

First, I cut up some sweet potatoes.




Once everything was in the oven for about 10 minutes, it would take 30, I started to also sautee some vegetables as well.


And before long, I had a mini feast for myself.


Everything was really good, and I felt fully satisfied with my choices. I ate the whole bowl of spinach, but only half of everything else. I have plenty of leftovers since I didn’t even serve out all the vegetables. I’m really looking forward to having that all prepared and ready for me whenever 🙂

Two hours of watching Glee later, I decided on having a little something sweet with a glass of skim milk. I chose a Fiber One Chocolate Chip Brownie. They’re only 90 calories and have 5g of fiber, but still taste sweet! It’s a really good combination for me because between the brownie and the milk, I was full but my sweet tooth was also completely satisfied. Win win.


I then took the time to start cleaning up my room. It’s been totally cluttered with all these pieces of paper and little knick knacks I couldn’t bring myself to throw out because “I may just need them one day.” Enough Natasha, you don’t use it so chuck it.

I started with my jewelry. I detangled all the necklaces and neatly hung them up in my jewelry dresser, then organized all the earrings, then my pen drawer in my desk.


Liam was exhausted from all his hard work.


It’s crazy how much such small organizing can make such a big difference for me.

At this point, I realized I had completely forgotten about my spaghetti squash! I ended up not having it with my dinner, but wanted to still carve it out so I had it on hand during the week. Some of my roommates had come home and Autumn had a couple friends over. Since I got all my roommates hooked on spaghetti squash, since I added it to our pot of pasta and veggies at our last roommate dinner, I was more than happy to give them a tutorial while I carved it out. (We’re weird, we know).



I showed them, and Autumn’s guests, (it’s totally normal) to first take out the pulp and then simply take a spoon or fork and go around the squash. It’s insides will fall onto the spoon in the shape of spaghetti. Pop it into a tupperware container and plop it in the fridge for whenever you’re ready!

I socialized for a little while with Autumn and her guests before they went out,


then snuggled up to more Glee and Liam before bedtime.


Although it took him a little while to get comfy, we passed out eventually.

Hope your Sunday is off to a good start!

Until next time,