After getting my oil changed in my car (which is always such a joy – but hey, at least I got some reading done!) I headed to the gym for a kick-butt workout! (I decided to save my trip to the mall for another day.) I did 30 minutes interval running on the treadmill, mixing 2 mins @ 6.4mph and 2 mins @ 7.0-7.5mph, and covered just about 3.2 miles. Then I hopped on the elliptical with my Shape magazine and did another 30 minutes of intervals, covering just under 3 miles. I like to switch up my strides when I use the elliptical, going both forward and backward; I think it gives you a better workout and hits more of the muscle groups in your legs.
By the time I got home from the gym, I was still sweaty and STARVING. Despite the yucky weather, I was now in the mood for something cool and fruity…
A Strawberry-Banana Smoothie!!
Today’s smoothie included:
-1 frozen ripe banana
-5 whole frozen strawberries
-1/2 cup Silk Pure Vanilla Almond Milk
-1 scoop Strawberry Whey protein powder
-splash of H20…and then another ice cube since the water thinned it out too much!)
I seriously LOVE these things…I think I could drink them everyday if I didn’t have to clean my blender every time!
On the side, I also had 2 carrots & some grape tomatoes with roasted red pepper hummus.
My “smoothie” goes right along with the “smooth sailin’” I’ve been feelin’ today! I just finished working on a photo book from our Wedding for my parents through Shutterfly. This site is super-awesome, and takes care of a lot of the tough decision-making stuff (right up MY alley!). I’m not completely done, since I still have to wait for some final approvals from Mom, but so far it’s coming out really well! Plus, right now they’re having a promotion with free shipping on orders over $30.00. Just enter “SHIP30” at checkout!
Tonight, I’m headed to my friend Kate’s bachelorette party!! Jay will be out at her fiance, Joe’s, bachelor party, so it should be a fun night for all! Time to go get ready and figure out what to wear!