My new favourite way to approach the weekend is this – get all of my errands out of the way on Saturday so I can spend Sunday doing whatever I want.
And that’s exactly what I did today.
My day started out with an RPM class, which I hadn’t been to for a month. This particular instructor is my absolute favourite RPM instructor but I needed a break from it, which is why I hadn’t been in so long. The result? I was so deconditioned! I can’t remember the last time RPM felt so hard. Luckily, I took Friday and Saturday off from the gym so my legs were fresh and ready to work. It felt good to be back. Sometimes, you just need a little time off from an activity to get your enthusiasm for it back.
After class, I showered, grabbed a chicken sandwich from SUBWAY and headed to my sister’s to babysit my nephew while she and her husband went out for lunch. They rarely get to go out just the two of them these days so I thought it would be nice to give them a chance to spend the day together, as well as a chance for me to spend some quality time with my nephew.
This was my first time looking after him alone (actually, my first time looking after any baby) and it went pretty well. He slept through most of it actually and I got to watch Saved By the Bell reruns, read and help myself to my sister’s chocolate stash.
In the afternoon, my sister and I went to a pay what you can yoga class, which is quickly becoming my favourite way to unwind on a Sunday evening.
After yoga, I cooked Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce, a recipe that Tina from Carrots ‘n’ Cake recommended. I’m a sucker for anything with peanut butter so this was a winner in my book. Too bad the finished product wasn’t more photogenic:
I guess babysitting unearthed my domestic side because after dinner I got the urge to bake, which I have never done before. The thing is, if I feel like treats, I usually just buy them from a bakery. I figure it’s safer that way (hello, portion control!), doesn’t leave a mess behind and you know they’re guaranteed to taste good. But I had fun making these Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I had even more fun eating them!
After a perfect, relaxed day, I feel more than ready to take on the work week.
What’s your favourite way to unwind on a Sunday?