Day 7 -- Valentine's Day, Revised

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you! Hope you're enjoying the day with someone you love! 

As I posted yesterday, Ted and I had a bit of a Valentine's Day, revised.  We'll be taking a vacation next week, and with that in mind, we decided to have a low-key celebration.  I think we started a new tradition! 

We slept until 12 (or at least I did!) and let me just say it's amazing what a full night's rest can do for you!  Around 2, we decided to head to the gym, where I proceeded to run 2 miles straight.  I had so much energy from getting more than 6 or 7 hours of sleep!  It was a good workout, and a total contradiction to the Valentine's Day norm.  No chocolate, no roses -- just some good, old-fashioned sweating with my hubby, who was running at an impressive 7.5 on the treadmill next to me.  Way to go babe!

Later, we ran a few errands and then picked up Chili's To Go.  The rest of the evening was spent at home, cuddling.  Like I said, low-key.  But the most important thing I realized yesterday?  That it's so amazing to have a husband who loves me and supports me so much that he's willing to spend his Valentine's Day at the gym with me.  I'm sure he would have much rather been getting a couple's massage, or the like.  But he's the one who suggested the outing, and he's the only reason I got my butt to the gym yesterday.  It's great to have such an awesome support system!

Again, I hope you all had an amazing Valentine's Day and were able to do something active!  Or at least make a healthy choice if you ate out (or in, like us!).  But even if you didn't, remember... today's a new day!  Keep fighting the good fight!

OH... and be sure to check back later for my post detailing my unexpected, sweat-on-the-brow, 15-minute workout at Old Navy.  I promise you it will be entertaining!

Nicole's Daily Menu
Multigrain Cheerio's with 1% milk
Cheese Stick
None!  (Very, very, very bad!  Never follow my lead on this one!  When you go without a meal, you're more likely to overreat later!)
Multigrain Tostido's with Laughing Cow French Onion Spreadable Cheese
Dinner (from Chili's)
Margarita Chicken, grilled shrimp, corn on the cob, and cinnamon apples
Edy's Ice Cream (also another don't!  I should have had either the cinnamon apples, or the ice cream!)


Ted said...

don't let her fool you, most of the time i was walking at 3.2 so i could watch 'knocked up'. i only kicked it up to 7.5 for the last few minutes. i definitely am not a runner, nor do i have any desire to be.

wesnshan said...

I think that is an awesome Valentine's Day gift...the gift of working out to be healthier so that you have lots and lots more Valentine's together!!!

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