The rest of my Sunday ended up being pretty relaxing and enjoyable! Mid-way through the day, I started to get a little antsy, feeling like I should get myself moving, but I wasn’t in the mood for just a regular run. Sooo, I consulted my Shape magazine, and found a challenging, 30 minute workout – just what I was looking for!
This workout was jam-packed full of sculpting moves and intervals, in order to keep the body “on its toes” so to speak. It was definitely a challenge, but I LOVED it! 😀 For the intervals, I ran a moderate pace of 6.2mph, a fast pace of 7.2, and an easy pace of 5.5mph. If you’re looking for a little something to switch things up, I would recommend giving this quick workout a try!
By the end of my 30 minutes I was sweating buckets!!! Although, maybe the fact that it’s about 95 degrees in our house had something to do with that too. 😉
After showering, I started to get things ready for dinner. I was able to convince Jay on some soft serve tonight (:-D) so we decided to keep dinner on the lighter side with some fresh grilled chicken salads! Jay got to work with marinating and grilling the chicken, and I through the salads together. I also decided to attempt something new – Homemade Croutons! 😛
First, I cubed up a few slices of my whole-wheat bread I bought on Saturday.
Then, I drizzled it with a little Garlic Oil, S&P, and last minute, decided to add a sprinkle of some of this bread dipping seasoning that we had in the pantry.
I placed them on a roasting pan, and threw them in a 400 degree oven.
15 minutes later, they came out lookin’ like this!
In my salad, I had romaine, cukes, grape tomatoes, red onion, green pepper, broccoli, shredded carrots, and dried cranberries. (If you haven’t noticed, the more veggies, the BETTER for this gal!) 😉
It was actually cooler to eat outside, so Jay and I decided to take the meal out to the back porch, where we dined with some pretty flowers. Yes they’re fake, so they’ll always look 100%.
And here it is with the finishing touches! We ended up splitting one piece of chicken for the two of us because the pieces I bought at the store today were ENORMOUS. I probably had a little more than 1/3 of it.
Jay is definitely my Grill Master. He marinated the chicken in some Italian dressing for about 30 minutes before grilling. This chicken was so moist and flavorful…GOOD JOB HUBBY! 😀
So, as I had been anticipating, our evening ended with a trip to one of my fave ice cream places, The Snowman! 😀 And I actually FORGOT my camera! But, I will tell you that I completely indulged myself tonight and ordered up a nice big ‘ol Flurry! Vanilla soft serve with caramel & cookie dough…it was heaven in a cup. And I ate every.last.bite. I debated on letting myself feel guilty about the extra indulgence, but then decided that 1.) I ate well balanced, healthy meals today, 2.) I fit in a challenging workout this afternoon, and 3.) It’s Sunday, and I deserve it! 😀
So, in honor of my Sunday evening ice cream indulgence, I will end with a question for you all:
What’s your favorite kind of ice cream to get from an ice cream stand/shop? Soft/Hard? Sprinkles? Toppings? 😛