Wow. Today was…stressful. Normally I LOVE Mondays. I did not really LOVE this Monday until this evening rolled around.
Breakfast on my way to the Y ~
I did not have time to pack anything for lunch today, nor did I have much time to munch on anything but a bar from my gym bag.
Good Greens Meal Bar: Chocolate Peanut Butter
This bar is my new favorite!! I just wish it was not quite as pricey as it is. I love it because it keeps my hunger at bay for a good 3-4 hours! And, it provides you with the nutrition of your daily recommended serving of veggies in ONE bar. It has a great facts label for a ‘convenience’ meal, for sure. I think I am going to order a large box from Amazon tonight so I quit running out.
Mid-Afternoon Snack ~
Tonight was our BodyPUMP 89 Launch Party at the Y!! We try to go all out when we introduce a new release to our Y members, and we always get an extra AWESOME strength workout on launch nights! I snacked on just few bites of a thinkThin (maybe about 1/3 of the bar) Brownie Crunch Protein Bar a bit before the evening workout to make sure I had plenty of energy to get through. I knew it was going to be a tough hour tonight!!
The LAUNCH was AWESOME!! I think everyone got in a great workout…myself included. My biceps and triceps are still burning ~ I am NOT complaining, though! The workout helped relieve my stress from this crazy Monday, which is exactly what I needed. Thank you, BodyPUMP!!
Dinner post workout ~
2 Grilled Chicken Wontons with Fresh Roasted Green Beans, Asparagus, and Grape Tomatoes
I know I just wrote a post where I informed you of how I try to keep the glass of wine in the evenings restricted to Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays only, since it is empty calories!! Well, all I know is: there are exceptions to that rule. And, this evening classifies as one of them. After my stress level this Monday, I felt I had EARNED one tasty glass of wine tonight, so I helped myself after dinner.
I must say, it was hard to go all day at the Y without eating something fresh and green. I was craving my usual lunch-time salad all day. How do some people live off of processed foods? I just cannot understand that! I would go crazy if I could not eat fresh foods daily.
Not to change the subject, but I did splurge and enjoy some Orange Leaf this weekend with a couple AWESOME gals! (It was my reward for running 9 miles…before I actually ran the 9 miles! The 9 miles did not come in to play until Sunday morning.) I am addicted to their Peanut Butter flavor. It is by far their best flavor, hands down…no exceptions. On this Saturday’s trip, I went with a little PB in half my cup + Vanilla with fresh Kiwis & Blackberries in the other half. It was a great combo!
All I did was remember the ‘M’ word when I was filling up my extra-large size cup they provide you (which I think is ridiculous). Moderation! It is self service, so you can get as much or as little yogurt as you prefer. I got a little bit of each flavor (PB + Vanilla) & savored every bite. I cannot wait to go back. Yum!
So how was your Monday? Did you have a GREAT start to your week? I hope you kept your eating habits healthy today & I really hope you got in a workout. Rule #1: You NEVER miss a Monday workout! Ever!!
Until next time ~