Working OUTdoors

If you live in the northeast, chances are you experienced some pretty exceptional March weather today!

When I heard the weather folks calling for 70* weather, I asked Chris if he wanted to plan a run together.

Thursdays (along with Tuesdays) are normally my “BodyPump days,” but it felt good to switch up my routine, get outside, enjoy the warmth, & exercise with my husband.

We ran around our apartment complex & throughout an adjoining neighborhood. We used this as an opportunity to “house shop” as well, pointing out different properties that we liked (& didn’t like!) along the way.

Once we were done with our workout, we took the pug for a nice, long walk, which he loved!

Speaking of the pug… I just have to share this photo Chris snapped of the two of us last night. I look completely ridiculous (my eyes are half-closed!) but the pug looks too cute & I have no shame…

Almost every night, Stewie jumps at me while I’m blogging at the computer & he absolutely loves when I sit him on my lap like this. It certainly gives new meaning to Tina’s Blog Dogs series!

Back to today… after we had worked up an appetite, we returned back to the apartment & I got to work on one of my favorite dinners:

I made Cheeseburger Skillet Pie for the first time back in October & have loved it ever since!

This recipe requires very few ingredients & minimal dishes (which equals minimum clean-up, too!).

I enjoyed this serving x2!

Before I head out for the evening, I wanted to quickly run down some goals for the month of March. I did the same for December, January, & February & want to continue since it helps to keep me accountable.

1) Eat more vegetables – This is the food group that I could really stand to get more of!

2) Drink more water – I mentioned how important drinking water is in a previous post, but I know I don’t drink nearly enough.

3) Get more creative in the kitchen – I usually rely solely on recipes created by others, but I’m making an effort to try out some of my own meal ideas this month!

I feel like there’s one more that I’m forgetting, but oh well; it’s been a long week! ;-)

Do you prefer to workout inside or outside?

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23 comments

  1. Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says:

    I’m a fan of the outdoors for sure! Today was too cold to workout outside and it made me feel like such a bum- but I was just not in the mood to run in 38* weather today- especially with the cold wind. But, I do love to hear the birdies chirp and see the beautiful clouds in the sky!
    Ooooh, house shopping while working out- talk about multi-tasking!
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    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      Yay! I’m glad you like it. Once I can’t use Picnik anymore, I’ll have to get more familiar with it!

  2. Karen says:

    I’m loving this nice weather!! I much prefer running outside versus inside however I prefer “ideal” conditions – not to hot and not to cold : )

  3. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says:

    oh my goodness gracious, stewie is adorable in that photo!! haha i love it.
    i really do LOVE running outdoors and being outside in general, so for the most part i prefer outdoors. it is nice to be in a gym setting when i’m doing strength training for the motivation and equipment though.
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  4. Sarah says:

    Running outside for sure! I’m in the midwest and we have the most amazing 50 degree sunny weather today! You can bet I’ll be getting a run in sometime soon!

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