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!
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!)
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?