I’m going to go ahead and admit it.
I’ve had a shitty week. Work was frustrating, I didn’t sleep enough, my hamstring is pulled a bit, and I’m just grouchy. Last night I showed up at the gym out of habit rather than desire.
On top of all that, it was the dreaded leg day. I look forward to it because I love training with my coach, but I would honestly would rather work any other body part than my legs. It was raining and thundering when I left the house. I almost cancelled. Habit prevailed.
Coach said I’d have a revelation at the end of the workout. After squatting 2x my body weight and a set of leg presses with 8 plates on each side, I did have that revelation. Sometimes the worst days produce the best workouts. Mood = lifted.
Bad weeks can also product some amazing food. It’s not on purpose, but I tend to eat “fun” food when I’m having a bad day. Like it’s my bright spot.
There has been a whole lot of mood-lifting deliciousness in blog-land lately. My three latest addictions are thanks to fellow bloggers:
This Cauliflower Pizza Crust inspired by Gluten Free Happy Tummy. It’s the only cauliflower crust I’ve been able to pick up and eat like a slice of pizza. Also, the egg I included in round 2 was sinfully good. I heart runny eggs.
- Meg’s Chocolate Brownie & Raspberry Parfait
- Alysa’s Oatmeal Pancake
- JL’s Tempeh Patties
- Lauren’s Beet Burgers
- Heather’s Almond Butter Granola Bars
- Ari’s 60-second Chocolate Chip Muffin
A bright spot in my week was the photos you guys shared with me of your takes on some recent recipes I’ve posted. I always wonder if people actually try anything I make… so please do share when you do.
Unless you hate it. 😉
I swear I drafted this post before I saw Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli‘s post today… it’s titled “Sprinting with Broccoli.” This girl – my prom date – wrote an entire POST about recipes of mine she’s tried. I’m so flattered… I’m speechless and I could cry happy tears.
Thanks for making my week 100x better, Heather. 🙂
The only thing I have left to say is TGIF.
What blogger recipes have you been loving lately?
What brightens your mood after a hard week?