Take that, conscience!! Yum, yum, yum…na, na, na! This surely kick started my day.
Posing with purple daisy petals, too! I ate the other half after lunch.
I must say, I think all that sugar rally gave me the energy I so needed while at the gym today. I powered through a great 30 minute run and some strength training!
-Time: 50 minutes
-Avg Hr: 163
-Max Hr: 183
-Calories Burned: 469
-Distance: 3.2 miles
I fiddled with the speed a bit while running. I started out at 6.2 and when I still felt good at the 1.5 mile mark, I bumped it up to 6.4. At mile 2 things were still good so I upped it to 6.6 for the remainder of the time. It ended up that my fastest mile was 9:06. :D For strength I did the following;
-3 sets of 20 squats on the bosu
-2 sets of 15 (each leg) lunges with 7lb weights
-3 sets of 15 tricep dips
-2 sets 15 (each arm) tricep curls
I really have to stop packing my lunch as soon as I finish eating dinner. I’m finding that my lunches are pretty blah lately and I’m betting on the reason being that I’m full when I make it so I just throw something in a container and call it a day. Take today for example. While cleaning up after dinner last I combined some leftover TJ’s harvest grain blend with peas and poured a cup or so of chicken stock on top and called it lunch.
This was good, but I certainly wasn’t “feeling” it, if you know what I mean. As I was walking to the staff kitchen, I was really hoping to round the bend and see a tray of fresh fruit left from a meeting sitting there. No such luck, but that’s what I really felt like!
Speaking of apples, here’s the recipe for the Skor/apple dip that my co-worker made for the get together the other day. I had a few requests for it!
1 container light cream cheese (softened)3-4 heaping tbsp of cool whip (light)
3 skor chocolate bars
1 container caramel sauce
Whip cream cheese and cool whip together and put in bottom of dish. Chop skor chocolate bars (save a few pieces for top) and place on top of cream cheese mixture. Cover the cream cheese, skor chocolate bar mixture with the caramel sauce. Sprinkle the few pieces of skor chocolate bars on top. Enjoy with a variety of fruit (apples taste the best)!
The fam had sausages for supper which I don’t care for so I made a toasted Arnold Thin with whipped cottage cheese, sabra hummus and a 1/4 cup of egg beaters. On the side was steamed cauliflower with some Ted Readers peach bourbon sauce on top;
After dinner we all piled into the Jeep to go to our hair appointments. DS was the only one not getting a cut because he has no hair! :) I decided to get my hair straightened tonight. I get my hair trimmed and thinned out every 8 weeks and this is the only time I straighten it because my stylist has one wicked ass hot iron. It takes me 45 minutes to do it at home. Her? Ten. No brainer! Anywho, I had DD take a shot of the final product for ya to see;
Smooth and sleek! Well, I’m off to get lunches together and sit down with a few new magazine’s that came in the mail today. It’s FRIDAY tomorrow!! ;)
Bye for now!!