Redefining Mondays

Like most people, I dread Mondays. It’s always difficult getting back into the swing of things after a fun weekend. I was thinking about this on the way to work this morning and decided to not focus on despising Mondays. If I think about something else, I’ll focus less on the day and therefore lose the negativity.

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Some say Mondays are great for fresh starts. I don’t think I’ll ever be a big Monday person but turning my negative thoughts around is definitely a start! And now on to the fun stuff- weekend eats!

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Lee and I went to a Mexican restaurant on Friday with another couple

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My fajitas!

I love fajitas but all of the oils sit pretty heavy in my stomach. I’m going to try and make these at home with less grease in the near future.

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And again as leftovers for lunch the next day

On Saturday, I got some work done while exercising on the elliptical for an hour. Double tasking is the best. ๐Ÿ™‚ That evening, Lee and I went to the grocery store to pick up some things for dinner.

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Real life?

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We found the perfect dessert of course!

We decided to make shrimp and crispy green bean fries for dinner before digging into our chocolate cake.

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Good chefs know that wine makes everything better ๐Ÿ˜‰

I usedย Julie’s recipeย for hoisin and sesame shrimp, which turned out perfectly. We were even successful using the broiler for the first time. (The next day, I used the shrimp and tortillas from my fajitas on Friday to make Lee some quesedillas and he gave them 2 thumbs up!) We usedย thisย recipe for the green beans that I found on Pinterest and they were really good too.

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The final product!

I’ll definitely be making this meal again. Hope everyone had a great weekend and is off to a positive Monday!

Question of the day: Do you do anything special on Mondays to help excite you through the day?

I just got hooked on Mad Men so I plan on watching an episode or 2 this evening while doing loads of laundry. I can’t wait!

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19 thoughts on “Redefining Mondays

  1. Katie H. says:

    I’ve decided to start doing my workouts after work on Mondays when my schedule allows. That way, I can ease back into the work week, taking my time getting ready and making breakfast. It helped this morning ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. dude I always scope out for those manager specials on like a box of cereal that is half opened or a bent can – you know those random things. I am all about saving. Sounds like a great weekend

  3. Courtney says:

    Those fajitas look delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Francene Katzen says:

    Love the Norman Peale Saying-he has good stuff!!! So true-it works. Those food items look pretty yummy!

  5. Kaitlin says:

    Awesome attitude to have. I’ll go with that ๐Ÿ™‚ Mondays are toughies but hey, it’s life. Power on!

  6. pickyrunner says:

    Omg stop tempting me with that chocolate cake! I’ve eaten enough cake to feed a family of four for three weeks this weekend! Mondays are just another day for me, or at least that’s what I try to see them as. By the end of the weekend I’m usually craving a routine so it doesn’t seem as bad.

  7. Brittany says:

    $0.80 for that cake!?!?! HOLY JACKPOT!! WOW! Yum eats, but that cake steals my heart.

  8. IRENA & dots says:

    Looks like you had a nice weekend. At the moment I don’t like Mondays as well ๐Ÿ™‚ Chocolate cake? Mmmm, may I come visit? ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. that is the perfect dessert!!

  10. What $0.80 for two slices of cake? Best deal ever.

  11. 80 cents for some delicious chocolate cake?? Heck yes!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Francene Katzen says:

    Gee, those are some big portions on the Mexican-its like 3 meals. Looks Delish!

  13. Cindy says:

    Mondays are never exciting, but I try to look at them as a fresh start. Now I think I need some chocolate cake ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Glahhh, Mondays. Good thing this one is almost over. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Chocolate cake is always a great idea!

  15. I try to do something fun on Mondays because I dread them too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ That dinner looks amazing

  16. I became a Monday person when I stopped working on Mondays : ) Having Sat-Mon off is amazing and I love catching up on life and prepping for the week ahead. We LOVE making fajitas at home. My favorite is when we do it on the grill. So yummy and much healthier!

  17. Ahh Mad Men! So good! Only a month until the next season….!

    Connor & I are usually a day behind on TV shows, so we take Mondays to catch up on The Walking Dead, which is one of my favorites. I try not to schedule a lot of extra meetings or rehearsals on Mondays, to make my day a little easier, but it doesn’t always work out that way.

  18. Allie says:

    Heck, that sounds like a pretty snazzy Monday! And mmm, fajitas–SO GOOD. Grease and all, haha. Plus Manager’s Special treats? I like how you shop. I made Mondays awesome by signing up for an evening pottery class–It is SO MUCH FUN, and makes me beyond excited for Mondays now!

  19. I could definitely benefit from redefining Mondays! I do think it helps to make Mondays more fun. Like have a margarita. Haha, that often becomes my idea for fun on Monday.

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