Today started out with a THRIVE SHAKE! Yes, I am slightly addicted. I crave it every morning.
My morning at the Y consisted of teaching two exercise classes. My first one: Morning Energizers ~ the senior citizen class that meets three times a week. I always look forward to my time with them. They make my day, always. After Morning Energizers, it was time to step up the pace a bit with a TRX Session. It was an hour long session for 5 ladies who were interested in seeing what TRX was all about. They all did an AWESOME job for their first TRX experience.
I needed a snack by the time our session ended at around 11 o’clock. I opted for ~
I worked at the Y from the time classes ended until I had to leave for a hair appointment at around 3. A bit before leaving, I munched on lunch…it was the Salad I had made last night but ended up putting in a Tupperware container due to the lack of my Hendrickson’s Oil & Vinegar salad dressing at home.
After my hair appointment, I made my way back to the Y for a sweat session. On the way from Jasper back to Ferdinand, I snacked on ~
A Banana (I ate half of it, saved other half for post-workout)
My workout session this evening was a date with Treadmill #2. A nice, sweaty 5 mile RUN. I had been waiting ALL DAY LONG for my gym-time!! I was so anxious to get moving & start listening to my tunes that I changed into my workout clothes, but forgot to put on my Forerunner Garmin watch & HRM. I have been wearing it during my runs to track my calories burned and my heart rate when I do intervals. I was running for a good 5 or 10 minutes before I realized it. I was BUMMED…but did not want to hop off the treadmill to get the watch or take the time to attach the HRM to my chest, so I just ran without it.
After the treadmill time, it was home-ward bound. I was ready to make a legit dinner. I had no plans to do anything this evening, so I took my time deciding on what sounded good to eat.
Gluten-Free Wheat-Free Shells with Tomato Sauce, Pepper, Italian Seasoning & Asiago Cheese
I used about 3 servings (75 calories worth) of this Organic Tomato Sauce in my dinner
I used 1 serving of the Gluten-Free Shells in my dinner
And I topped the pasta with this delicious ASIAGO Cheese!!
The second part of my dinner…I mean, I had to have some greens with my pasta dish!! ~
Oven Roasted Fresh Green Beans
The pasta dish tasted delicious for a change-up! But, the FRESH Green Beans I whipped up tasted phenomenal!! I coated them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil (see below…I just picked up a fresh bottle at Mor-For-Less), then seasoned them with Cracked Pepper + Garlic Pepper Seasoning. I popped them in the over at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. Mmmm mmm good. There are more fresh beans where those came from & I will be making them soon!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil that I used to make my beans.
As I was writing this blog, I ended up snacking on TWO Home-made Powerballs for my evening snack. They tasted AWESOME!!
Today was a GREAT FRIDAY on my end. How was yours?! I hope you got your sweat on & chose healthy options to put in your mouth!
It is the weekend, people…so let us enjoy it! And remember, all things in MODERATION and you will be A-OK. I likely will not blog tomorrow evening, as I will be at the Y running FUN NIGHT for the kiddos until 10PM.
So, until next time ~