When do you Rest?

Today, I decided to take a rest day from the gym. It’s become increasingly important to me since the school year began to make sure I have a rest day during the week to catch up on things that fall by the wayside throughout my week days. This afternoon I was able to get a hold of some credit card companies to update my new last name (I had been putting this off because I knew it would take forever), balance our checkbook, work on some laundry, etc. While none of this is fun, & I’d probably rather be at the gym, it’s essential that I take a day to do all of these tasks so I don’t feel overwhelmed.

In the midst of completing some of my “chores,” dinner had to be cooked!

This past weekend at the store, I had purchased a large salmon filet to enjoy at some point during the week & tonight was the night.

Before baking the salmon at 350* for 20 minutes, I lightly coated the filet with a mixture of extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary, thyme, & pepper. Instead of drizzling the olive oil & lemon juice over the salmon, I used a basting brush & put a light coating on top. I was hoping this would cut down on the “oily-ness” of the fish, & I think it worked!

On the side, I cooked up some of what is quickly becoming my favorite side dish — Trader Joe’s Harvest Grains Blend. I already wish I had picked up another bag when I was there last weekend!

This was a delicious meal that came together in about 20 minutes. I also loved this meal for the fact that it was a “set it & forget it” meal – once the salmon was in the oven & the grains were simmering, I was free to multi-task & get back to my “to do” list!

Enjoyed with a nice cold glass of diet green tea. :-)

For dessert? A small handful of candy corn! (Don’t be fooled by my labeling it “small”; I’m sure several more handfuls will be consumed this evening!)

Don’t you just love the candy corn pumpkins?!

On another completely random note, Chris & I have been married for 2 months! To commemorate the day, I’ll share with you all this picture of our cake while I wish I had a giant piece of it to dive into! 😉


Wedding re-cap posts should begin in the next few weeks!

And while I’m on totally random tangents…

You might not hear from me tomorrow night as I’ll be attending the Phillies game 5 playoff game! Ahhh! I seriously cannot  believe we managed to get tickets, but my sister, Chris, & I are so pumped & ready to cheer on the Phils!

How often do you take rest days & when during the week do you take them?

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    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      I’ve been planning to do several wedding posts — just waiting for our pictures! There was a little “miscommunication” with our photographer, but I should have them soon!

  1. Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says:

    I can’t believe that it has been two months!! Isn’t being married wonderful! :)
    ….I take rest days when my body is so tired it turns the alarm off without my mind’s consent! I work out in the mornings because I always skip it if I do it after school, I’m pooped when I get home AND I never know what time I get home. It varies so much. I have about 1 to 2 rest days a week, sometimes 3 though. WHatever works! :)

    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      Yes, it’s been great! :-)

      I would love to get my workouts done in the morning! Unfortunately, I get up at 5 just to get ready for work & my gym only opens at 5 so I just wouldn’t have enough time! :-(

  2. Chloe@LightOnMyFeet says:

    I’ve been taking more rest days than usual because I’d much rather be cooking. That fish looks good and so easy! I can see my self making that when I need a quick tasty meal :)

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