Today is mine and B's only day off for the next seven days. To say I was grateful that we had this day off together is a massive understatement. I was pleased as pie and wasn't going to waste a second of it. So after a nice little sleep in (if you can call 7am a sleep in) we both got up and changed into our gym gear for our very first session at our local gym which we joined yesterday evening. I started a new 3 month health and fitness program with the body coach at the beginning of last week, and for the first month of the program I need to do a half hour HIIT session at least 5 times a week, preferably in the mornings. For my HIIT session today I did 15 minutes on the exercise bike and 15 minutes on the treadmill - 30 seconds on and 50 seconds off (because I'm just not that fit yet).
Once we were finished at the gym we headed back home to shower and change, and then drove down to The Strand for a gorgeous breakfast at The Coffee Club. This over indulgent breakfast certainly wasn't on my meal plan, but after 9 days of no cheat meals (including over Easter) I felt this was a well deserved treat on our one day off together. We then went for a short walk along The Strand where I took the beautiful photo below. Sometimes I still can't believe we live here!
After our walk we drove back home for a quick break to prepare our grocery shopping list for later, and spent a bit of time watching Ellie and Nala playing together in the garden. We then drove over (we did a lot of driving today) to the main shopping centre in Townsville to buy some new running shoes for B, and some workout leggings for me. We then went back home for a quick lunch before taking the furbabies to the vet for Nala's final vaccination (she can start going for walks next weekend) and Ellie's yearly vaccination. Nala was the biggest sook as usual, and Ellie was surprisingly really well behaved. While we were there we had the pups weighed and Nala is now only half a kilogram away from being the same weight as Ellie.. crazy!
After dropping the pups back home from the vet we then headed off for our last outing of the day to do the grocery shopping - which ended up costing us almost twice the price of our usual shop (it's expensive to be healthy!). And now I'm just sitting in my office with Nala on my lap typing up this post before B and I start cooking dinner together. The perfect end to the perfect day. :)