I had a birthday yesterday. A 29th birthday. It was probably the most low key birthday I’ve had in years. I still wasn’t fully recovered from my stomach illness, so the thought of cake and staying up late did not appeal to me.
I spent the weekend primarily in pajamas, surrounded by my most favorite people. My sister (and Charlie) came to spend the weekend with Chase and I! Charlie was less than thrilled about the hat. This is his “I’m so mad, I won’t even look at you” face.
We went to The Warren, watched some movies at home, did a little shopping, and a little modeling. Yep, you read that right. A little modeling. I’ll get to that in a second.
I woke up Sunday morning and decided the best (and only) way to start a birthday is with sprinkles. I made a batch of my favorite protein pancakes and topped them with some multi-colored jimmies. If that doesn’t scream birthday I’m not sure what does.
Unfortunately my stomach wasn’t quite ready for pancakes with sprinkles, so I ate some, Whitney ate some, and I think Charlie even got in on the action.
Now the modeling part…My dear friend, Sally, is launching a socially responsible clothing line, Siempre Viva, coming this June! She is putting out a look book and asked me to stand in with some of her clothes. I was honored she asked, but felt terrible that I showed up in the state I did. I was stiff, exhausted, and just not quite myself. I had so much fun hanging with the girls, and it was the perfect way to start my birthday!
I finally took a walk yesterday. Whitney, Charlie and I walked the 1½ miles to Starbucks. That’s the most I’ve moved in a week. I walked to Starbucks, but then we had to call The Carnivore to bring us home. There was no walking back. Whew! I’m weak. From then on, I stayed on the couch most of the day. We party hard, ya’ll.
I finally woke up this morning with some energy. I did a short 20 minute workout before heading to work. The workout I did this morning would’ve been a warm-up 3 weeks ago. Today it felt like the hardest thing I had ever done. I taught 2 yoga classes this evening, and I cannot even begin to tell you how much I loved it! To feel like myself again was an awesome, awesome feeling.
Being sick is the worst.
I am so happy to feeling normal again, so happy to spend time with my sister, and so happy to be 29.
Here’s to another lap around the sun.