Today was a GREAT day!! Even though I didn’t have to be at work, I still woke up early! Parrish was up at 7:30 and my body felt rested, so I got out of bed and started my day! It always seems so much easier to get out of bed when I don’t have to be somewhere at a specific time!
With an early start, I went ahead over to our local O2 Fitness. It’s in a really cute neighborhood called Southern Village.
On their website, they offer a free 7 day pass to try out their gym. I LOVE to lift weights. Cardio is fun, but I have a dreadmill at home. Plus, they offer group classes. Next week I’m going to go visit the local Y. I may try out an all women’s gym too. Do any of you guys belong to a gym?
After the gym I took my time at the library! I checked out a copy of The Gluten-Free Gourmet (again!) and a copy of The Book Club Cookbook. Hopefully some of the recipes will inspire me!
Tonight for supper I was inspired by one of my favorite chefs, my friend Amy! I recreated her Beer Cheese Soup!
She first made this for me at her house and I LOVED it! She is always so aware of my gluten free lifestyle and made this soup with a GF beer (Redbridge) and without the addition of flour. The star:
This soup is seriously easy to make! Just be sure that when you blend, you make sure that your food processor is big enough! I ended up blending mine in two batches. Which actually worked out, because I was able to have my bowl without the heavy cream. So flavorful! I LOVE Redbridge!!
Exciting items came in the mail today! One for me:
And one for you!! But yours will have to wait until tomorrow! ;)
A few weeks ago I won a give away on the blog My Favorite Things that I heard about on Twitter!
Introducing my new go to water bottle:
Not only is it orange for Clemson, but it’s also orange for a cause!
Each KOR bottle supports a different cause:
That makes it OK that I want one in every color right?!
My favorite part about the bottle is that you can personalize it! Each bottle includes KOR Stone cap inserts.
They slip right into the cap, so that each time you sip, you can see your mantra!
The included inspirations:
It also came with some blank discs. I decided to go with a mantra that will help me maintain my positive outlook on running and help me stay motivated!
What would you guys write in your cap?
See you tomorrow for Day Off Take Two and a very special…very pampering giveaway!!