Today started off…early!!! I could not sleep. I was awake at about 5:45 and out of bed at 6:30. I was on the treadmill at the Y by around 7:30. I pounded out FIVE AWESOME MILES this morning in great time!! It was a SWEATY treadmill session…one I had been craving ALL WEEK LONG. The best part: since I started earlier than I anticipated this morning, I was able to take YOGA after my run before having to hammer down on work ~ Cha-ching!
Another thing that made the morning pretty great ~
My THRIVE SHAKE!!
I had to whip open my second huge bag of Strawberries. I have already plowed through my first.
Lunch today was a SWEET TATER I sliced and baked this morning since I had time to kill. I also munched on an Organic Pink Lady Apple ~ I picked up several of them at Mor-For-Less (a local grocery store that I count on for fresh produce and my hummus!) the other day.
Late afternoon, I munched on Carrots and Red Pepper Hummus for a snack on my way to a Community Connect event. I was going to provide exercise to the kiddos there. I was bummed considering I had to give up my CX Worx class & my New Year, New You program to go represent the Y at the event. So, I went with a bit of a sour attitude (since I am partial to both of those classes & love spending time with all the individuals who attend them!). However, it ended up being a well-spent couple of hours. The kids enjoyed all the fun exercises we did together. They especially liked the Yoga sequences I led them through! I did all the exercises with them, so at least I got to move & be active!! ~ Kids, they crack me up sometimes with how they act & what they say!
After the health fair, I headed home. I have been wanting to whip up some fresh Powerballs ALL week, yet have had ZERO time to do so. Tonight, I was finally able to get in the kitchen to make them…and snack on them (I had to get my PB fix for the day…duh!)
Powerballs (main ingredient: Natural Peanut Butter!) ~ YUM!
Dinner this evening was on the light side. I did not need much since I had eaten a few Powerballs in the making. I actually whipped up a tasty-looking salad, then opened the fridge to find that my salad dressing…was not there. I assume I left it at the Y. Result — No salad for me. I packed it up for my lunch tomorrow and went an alternate route.
A little Spinach Wrap with Grilled Chicken, Kale mix, smeared Smoke Gouda Light Cheese Wedge & just a bit of BBQ Ranch sauce. Plus fresh KIWI
I am glad I went with option number two. It was mighty tasty.
Tomorrow is Friday. The weekend is around the corner, people! Keep the eating habits healthy tomorrow and get your WILL-POWER ready for the weekend. You may need it if you are a football fan, being that this weekend brings with it Superbowl Sunday. Friday is a great day to get in a sweaty workout…be it cardio or strength (or both!), I will let you decide. Just go get your sweat on, kk?! My tentative exercise game plan for tomorrow…a Friday evening treadmill session & perhaps a bit-o-strength training in the gym. I am already looking forward to it. You better get your game plan. Now.
Until next time ~