Hi everybody! Hope your Tuesday has been good to you. Mine was peachy. I’m on 8:30 start this week so I enjoyed a bit more time under the covers this morning. Always a nice treat.
-1/3 cup flax seed porridge
-2/3 cup water
-scoop of PB&Co cinnamon raisin swirl
-drizzle of agave
This hit the spot today. I just love plump, juicy raisins!
There was to have been a big meeting at work today but it was cancelled due to bad weather. Unfortunately….or fortunately….the caterer already had food for 130 people prepared. Yikes! What they ended up doing was asking anybody that wanted to take some food donate $3.00 to the Haiti Relief Fund. Worked for me. There were scads of cheese, muffins, baked goodies, fruit, salads, lasagnas, etc. I didn’t want to be piggy. I swear some people act like vultures when there’s “free” food around! Here’s what came back to my desk with me.
I grazed on the fruit throughout the day. The rest of the treats and cheese went home to the fam. An email went out to let us know that $159.00 had been raised. That would indicate that about ½ the people at the office participated. Not bad.
I did something a bit different in the gym today. I had mentioned sometime last week that I was going to be starting a 4 week plan that I found in the latest Prevention mag and today was day 1. This meant 30 minutes of cardio (elliptical) and 20 minutes of weights (5, 7 & 10lbs). My limbs were pretty shaky afterwards so I’m thinking that I’m gonna be sore tomorrow!
Time: 50 minutes
Avg Hr: 150
Max Hr: 178
Calories Torched: 451
Distance: 3.3 miles
Before going to the gym I snacked on a toasted nuts & cranberry LUNA bar:
Gotta be honest here….I did not like this flavour at all. I found it bland and it left a weird after taste in my mouth. Bletch!
I’m not sure what I was thinking when I packed lunch today, but it was a pretty light one!
That’s about ¾ cup of goat’s milk yogurt with some strawberry/black cherry/blood orange jam on top. AKA cheesecake! Of course I mixed it all up after taking a picture!
This went down fast and furious. I just love the combo! For those of you who may have missed it, this is the brand I adore:
Dinner was an early affair again tonight because on Tuesday’s DD & I need to leave by 5:30 for Pilate’s. I pulled out the George Foreman and grilled some turkey sausages. My sides were WW couscous and steamed veggies:
HA! Loving it! :D
Back to food here….I left the chocolate banana cake in the fridge and ate 2 chocolate chip cookies. One of Mama Peas recipes, of course!
Pilate’s was killer tonight. My regular instructor is in Cuba (!!) so 2 other teachers took over the classes. I find it more challenging to work with other teachers, but in a good way. Before sitting down to do this post I made a half coffee, half Bellagio white hot chocolate:
I just clued in that The Biggest Loser is not on again tonight. Bummer. I’ll be spending a bit of time quizzing DD for a test that she has tomorrow. Yay. ;)
If you love coffee and are looking to maybe score some, you need to go visit Faith at An Edible Mosaic! She’s got some great flavours up for grabs! Also, a friend of mine recently started up a blog called Jess Just Because. I can promise that you won’t regret making her a daily read! At her blog you’ll find adorable lamb and puppy pictures as well as gorgeous produce which she grows and sells at the Farmer’s Market. Why not go and say “hi”???
Bye for now!!