Sorry there was no time for blogging Wednesday (or Thursday!) – so it is catch up time on my eats:
Made with DELICIOUS home grown strawberries given to me by one of my Y friends!! She was so kind to share her frozen stash with me so I could use them in my shakes. Nothing like homegrown strawberries. I will be using these sparingly!
Wednesday Lunch ~
SUBWAY 6” Turkey with lots-o-veggies
Lack of time to get to the grocery leads to an empty fridge at home & nothing to pack for lunch. That means…SUBWAY TIME! – which, I am A-OK with.
Wednesday Snacks (3:00) ~
1/2 of this huge, picture perfect Apple
I also munched on Carrots + Pine Nut Hummus
At Gymnastics Wednesday evening ~
One Hershey Bliss piece of Dark Chocolate brought to me as a Christmas gift by one of my cute little gymnasts!
Wednesday Evening Dinner (after gymnastics) ~
Soup and Small Salad (with onion, Craisens, pepper, walnuts, blue cheese)
Now to get up to speed with Thursday’s Eats:
Breakfast was a THRIVE Shake, which tasted A-MAZING after my morning treadmill run. I struggled to get up early on Thursday morning…but after my run, I was SO glad I had talked myself into it.
There are NO excuses when it comes to exercise. At times when I am unmotivated to get moving, I always think of the feeling I have after a good workout and that is usually enough to convince me to head to the gym.
Lunch ~ munched on a Zone Bar: Chocolate Mint + some nuts while working. I love bars on busy days at work. Makes for an easy meal at my desk.
The day at the Y flew by. I believe it stems from the good mood I was in after enjoying my morning treadmill time. I was quite impressed with how my body felt throughout the entire duration of the run. I can tell I am improving on my strength & endurance ~ I felt exceptionally strong in my CORE, which I have to credit to all my time spent doing CX . A strong core makes running so much easier…or at least I think so. I wish every run could feel like my Thursday morning one!
I could not believe when 4 o’clock rolled around and it was time for me to get on the road to Indy. I was leaving to see my sister & my little baby niece. I hurried home to pack clothes & a snack for the road:
I decided on a serving of Pretzel Crisps: Garlic Parmesan & also grabbed Carrots & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus for the road. I was feeling really hungry by the time I left work. I opted for snacks since I knew we would not eat any dinner until we arrived at Indy, which would be at least 8 o’clock.
Game plan for dinner at my sister’s was something easy. Pizza, salad, and breadsticks was the game-plan. My mom and I stopped for breadsticks at Noble Romans on our way out of town & took them with us. Ann & Ben took care of picking up a pizza.
A BIG Salad: Romaine, Asian Slaw, Pepper, Onion, and NEW Cheese Blend…check-it out:
I did not over-due a good thing with this cheese because it is by NO means a low-fat variety ~ But OMG, it definitely made my salad taste DELICIOUS! I found it at Holiday Foods in Ferdinand & packed it to take to Indy so I could try it. I make a trip to the cheese section almost every trip to the grocery. I like to check out the selection & see if anything looks too good to pass up.
I opted to skip the pizza (that is why my salad is rather large!) and just eat a breadstick….scratch that. Could not eat just one breadstick. I ate two. Ugh. Bread, another weakness of mine.
Noble Romans Breadstick
Above is the first breadstick. Take this pic times two. I would eat a breadstick over pizza any day. I can always pass on pizza. Stick a breadstick in front of me….different story. Breadsticks – mmm mmm good.
I spent the evening with my sister & my lovely niece. She is a doll. I loved holding her in my arms & looking down at her sweet face. Amazing little miracle, she is.
What Friday brings is unknown, but I packed my THRIVE shake mix & ingredients, so I am sure the day will start off on the right foot.
Until next time ~