On Saturday I finished up J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Ever heard of it? haha I absolutely LOVE the movies - always have. But I had never read the books and always wanted to. I was at my mom's and saw this on the shelf and said yup, going to read the Harry Potter books this year! Anywho, this is the first novel in the series, and I enjoyed reading about his adventures and having a picture in my head, too. I liked the book because I had forgotten some parts of the movie and it reads very closely. Also, because there were some things in the book that were left out of the film, I found Harry to be much more sarcastic, Malfoy to be much more evil and the Dursley's (his aunt and uncle) to be even meaner! I liked learning about the missing parts, especially in the beginning of Harry's time with the Dursley's, and all of the extra quiddich matches! I found the book to be much more suspenseful than than the movie, too. I give the book a 5/5 - truly nothing to change. I can't wait to read more of the series!
So Monday was a pretty busy day! I worked, walked 3.25 miles during lunch, worked more, and then took the 1-hour body pump class followed by the 1-hour cycle class. I had to leave the body pump class a bit early to make the cycle, so i'll have to do abs on my own, but the cycle class was amazing. Only my second one, but I loved the instructor. Lots of work off the bike and going back and forth from the front to over the back of the seat. Killer. It was like cycle squats. haha I was covered in sweat by the time I left the gym so good workout for me! I got home and cooked up:
- 6 servings of potato & sausage bake
- 4 servings of slowcooker mac & chicken
- 4 servings of skillet lasagna
Then it was shower time and bed time - not a bad Monday and a nice way to get back in the swing of things. I wore my new pants to cycle and they worked GREAT - SO much more comfortable - I need to go buy at least one more pair! Tonight I plan to pay bills and have some fun with my label maker. I'm going to at least do the pantry - I think I need to get a different, smaller tape for the spice jars. Hmmm. Need to add that to my list!
Q: Do you plan to celebrate St. Patty's this weekend?
Q: If you spin, do you understand the 'resistance' on the bikes? Either my bikes are broken or I just don't feel it. Thoughts?