Let’s Recap Monday, shall we?
I had absolutely ZERO time for blogging. Why? Because I did not get home (except to shower quickly and leave again) until 8:30 last night, at which time I had to immediately begin online Christmas shopping! I still have gifts to get, people! It is CRUNCH TIME!
Monday morning I taught BodyPUMP (aka ~ BP) at 5am, and did not want to enjoy my shake until after class, so I munched on a home-made Powerball on my way to the Y. It wasn’t much, but gave me enough energy to get me going for BP.
After BodyPUMP, I stayed at work for a bit then headed home to make my THRIVE SHAKE. Hit. The. Spot.
After teaching the second class of the morning – Enhanced Fitness (a senior class the Y offers off-site) – I pit-stopped at home to shower & grab a snack for the road:
Pine-Nut Hummus with Carrots
This snack held me over until about 2 o’clock in the afternoon, when I had to dig into my lunch-box and break out the salad I had packed. No co-workers were close by yesterday, so I just ate & munched while I worked at my desk. My salad was simple, but definitely tasted FRESH.
Romaine lettuce, Asian Slaw Blend (note: I found this at IGA), Onion, Cracked pepper (You will not see me eat a salad without pepper) & a little shredded Italian cheese blend.
If you look closely, you will see my post-it notepad in my salad picture. Did not try to do that; however, that shows you just how close I keep one at work. Cannot go without my post-its for my 100 thoughts of TO-DOs going through my head constantly.
Snack time brought Pistachios. I am currently addicted.
I was not planning a run yesterday after work. I got off at 4:45 and my game plan was to head straight home to get ready for a Y Christmas event I was attending. When the end of the day hit, I had the sudden URGE to RUN! So, I dove into my ‘never-leave-my-side’ gym-bag & found the extra pair of workout clothes I have stashed away in there. It is my ‘just-in-case’ outfit…just in case the opportunity for an extra workout arises!!
I was on a MAJOR time limit, but was able to pound out 3.25 miles in the time I had to spare. Not bad for a last-minute added cardio session.
The Y event I went to was somewhat un-eventful. I would describe it as rather mellow, which was fine by me. They had a meal there for all to enjoy, but I opted to skip on down the buffet style set-up to the end, where the BIG salad bowl of fresh greens was located! I loaded up my plate with the salad greens & grabbed some pepper (duh!) + raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
I made one trip to the bar & opted for a Crown + Diet Coke (alcoholic beverage of choice behind wine). After the salad, I ended up grabbing a very small piece of Fruit Pizza to sample for dessert (there were so many things to choose from!); however, by the time I got back to my seat to eat it, I had talked myself out of it (boo ya!) I only picked at the 5 little pieces of fruit on top & threw the rest away (that = major calorie saver!!).
When I got home, I needed…yah, you guessed it – a snack. The helping of salad obviously did not stick with me long. I decided upon:
Whole Grain Thomas LIGHT English Muffin + PB + SF Jelly
OMG. Finished off my jar. Grounded Health Foods Store…here I come!
I have been trying to eat PB in moderation. Meaning…hardly any (super sad face). Why? Because once I start, I cannot stop – definitely the most addicting food in my kitchen, I think. The Earth Balance Creamy is my favorite & the healthiest (while staying tasty) that I have found.
After eating my late snack (I’d really consider it the other part to my supper), I did Christmas shopping online & hit the sack.
Before I knew it, Tuesday’s alarm was sounding.