Good morning dolls!
I hope you all had a fabulous Saturday! Mine was jam-packed with fun!
I started out the morning with a protein smoothie + an egg muffin.
Mango Pina Colada Protein Smoothie
- 2/3 C. frozen pineapple
- 2/3 C. frozen mango
- 1 C. hemp milk (or almond/coconut would be good)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein
- 2 T. unsweetened shredded coconut
So thick and creamy!
Black bean & Egg Sandwich
- 1 organic egg (microwaved in a bowl sprayed with olive oil)
- 1 English muffin toasted & spread with hummus
- spicy black beans
- nutritional yeast
Who needs drive-thrus? Making your own is where it’s at.
Once my food digested a bit I headed to the gym with my son and niece in tow.
I also packed my bags to shower at the gym. <—sometimes it sucks being a girl! Guys would pack fresh clothes and shampoo. Me? I had 2 big bags full of stuff: makeup, blow dryer, face wash, shampoo, body spray, clothes, boots…yeah, you get the picture. That’s not even mentioning clothes for the kids. The receptionist probably thought I was moving in to the locker room.
While the kidlets played basketball in the gym, I did a sweaty cardio workout.
I started out with a fab new piece of equipment called the xRide seated elliptical from Octane Fitness. It’s a cardio machine that incorporates chest presses and leg presses! I did 20 minutes of intervals and it was killer! Can’t wait to use it again.
I followed that with 2 miles of jogging + 1 mile of hills.
I think I set a record time for showering and getting ready because all I could think about was Whole Foods hot bar!!
I totally just throw anything that says “vegan” or “vegetarian” into my box, so I’m not certain of all the names. What I do remember putting in the box:
- detox salad <—I need to recreate this!
- barley mix
- teriyaki seitan
- madras lentils
- ginger chile tofu
- polenta casserole <—my first time trying polenta. I’m a fan!
+ a bunch more! It warmed my heart and filled my stomach.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Thank goodness I live 30 minutes from Whole Foods—if it was closer I would be broke!
Insert 3 hours of emptying my wallet at browsing the aisles of Whole Foods & Trader Joes and we were ready for some frozen yogurt!
20 degrees doesn’t stop me from getting my froyo fix!
Original tart topped with coconut, white chocolate chips, and pineapple. Craving managed. At least for a short while.
Time to cracking. It’s “get it together day.” And I have a lot to get together before the semester begins tomorrow morning!
Before I forget—the winner of the Oskri Bar giveaway is:
Comment # 3: Chelsey!
Congrats Chelsey! Send me your shipping info (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will get your goodies sent out!
THANK YOU to everyone else who participated in the giveaway! I love you all and I wish I could send each and every one of you some bars!
Be back later with a challenge for the week!