Hola, bloggies! It’s a wet one in my neck of the woods today. The only plus I can see to all this rain is that I haven’t had to water my garden since I planted it! HA! The past 2 days have been real low key which I’ve needed. It’s been a busy few weeks! Unfortunately, low key doesn’t make for an interesting blog post! LOL! I’ll just get on with it, here!
-2/3 cup water
-1/3 cup Quaker oats
-Bare Naked granola sprinkled on top
Morning snack-a-roo was a piece of whole grain bread with some honey pecan spread on it;
This just it the spot. I was sad to pop the last bite in my mouth!
I finally got first dibs on the elliptical yesterday. It’s been in use the last few times I’ve wanted to hop on. It helps that my 11:30 lunch start gets me in there before everyone else! *wink*
Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 149
Max Hr: 171
Calories Torched: 404
Distance: 4.7 miles
Lunch was a simple salad of spring mix, cucumber and blue cheese crumbles with raspberry walnut dressing:
I really like blue cheese. It’s strong so you don’t need to use a lot and I find that it brings so much depth to any dish its part of. It’s expensive so I don’t buy it often, but I had a coupon for a buck off so I went for it. Do you like blue cheese? If not, what kind do you enjoy and why? Cheese is a big hit at my house so I’m always looking for new ones to try!
Dinner was on the early side again last night because DD had to be back to rehearsals for 6pm. We had burgers….quick and easy! Mine was a SOL spicy black bean burger with all the fixings and an ear of corn:
I love corn on the cob. DS does not. I don’t know many kids that don’t like to eat corn on the cob if even just for the mess of it!
I dropped DD off and had some time before I had to go to Pilate’s so I made a pit stop at the health food store. I scored some Greek yogurt (with a bonus dollar off coupon), a box of ginger chews and a carob brown rice crisp square:
And the best buy, IMO, was this Camino 65% dark chocolate coconut bar!
I had some on my way home from Pilates and can I just say that it tasted EXACTLY like a macaroon? Love, love, love! A friend of mine who has a daughter in the same recital as DD was kind enough to drop my girl off so I didn’t even have to go back out. We vegged out in front of the TV watching America’s Got Talent. This is something I’ve never seen before and was good for a few laughs. I like Howie Mandel, but I don’t believe it will become a regular Tuesday night show.
I made some overnight oats before hitting the sack last night which included 2/3 cup USVAB, 1/3 cup Quaker oats, cinnamon, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, carob powder, raspberries and blueberries.
Not sure what is was about this bowl, but I just wasn’t digging it. Maybe because I would’ve preferred something warm on a cold, rainy morning? Not sure, but I couldn’t finish this and probably won’t make it again for some time.
I was, however, most excited about my morning snack! I brought the carob brown rice crisp square that I bought last night which I’ve seen Jessica eat many times.
Boy, was this GOOD! It’s probably not a good thing that I know where these are sold now! HA!!
I was happy to get in the gym for a power walk today because the office was chilly and I knew I’d get warm fast in there. I was the only one, too so I cranked Rachael and went to town!
Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 160
Max Hr: 223 (I think not!)
Calories Torched: 454
Distance: 3.2 miles
I’m gonna have to shake up this walk of mine because I think my body is getting used to it. When I first started with the 7-8% incline I was burning over 500 calories and now it’s been averaging 450. Not that this is a problem of any sorts….I just take it to indicate that I need to shake it up some.
Lunch was a sad spectacle. I laid in bed listening to the rain longer than I should’ve this morning and ran out of time to pack something more decent. I threw corn from the cob, some edamame and a chopped up SOL spicy black bean burger into a container and called it lunch.
Humpf! I ate some almonds, too.
This was perfect for a dreary day! I made myself a great stir fry for dinner tonight. I cooked some cubed tofu, mushrooms and broccoli until tender then hit the mixture with a 1/4 cup of Japanese Ginger dressing:
After dinner we watched Dr. Oz then took the kids to swimming lessons. It was so warm there that I could’ve laid on the bench and fell asleep! HA! I just finished a small bowl of sliced peaches topped with a scoop of Greek yogurt and agave,
And that’s all for now! I hope you’ve had a good 2 days!
Bye for now!!