This afternoon I decided I was feeling well enough to head to the gym! I was planning on taking a BodyPump class, but once I got there, I ended up completely changing my mind and took a spin class! I’d only taken 1 class previous to this, and it was so-so, but for some reason I was in the mood to try it again.
The verdict: It’s still so-so. I LOVE the blast of cardio I know that I’m getting, and I really like switching things up. But to be honest, I just had a really hard time getting comfortable on the seat. I was thrilled everything the instructor told us it was time to stand! Luckily, the instructor did a fabulous job and kept me motivated the entire class. So who knows, maybe I’ll give it another try! Before spin, I did about 10 minutes of free weights, working shoulders, triceps, and biceps. It was quick but effective.
I had a couple ideas in my head for dinner tonight, but when I returned home from the gym, I was told there was one rule: NO OVEN! I obliged, since it really is just soooo hot in here, so I switched some things up and came up with something delicious, quick, & easy.
This was what I was craving: TOMATOES! I just love them. I really do. I love them to the point where I could probably just take one and eat it like an apple. Yup, they’re yummy
I sliced up some tomato, along with some spinach, dill pickles, a slice of Sargento reduced-fat provolone cheese, & a slice of deli turkey. I also spread a little basil pesto & a tiny smear (1/2 tsp?) of light mayo onto a La Tortilla Factory whole wheat wrap.
This wrap honestly had to be one of the best wraps I’ve made in a LONG time! I think what really did it was the pesto – it added the perfect little bit of basil flavor…YUMM!
On the side, I cut up the rest of my tomato, and sprinkled it with a hint of salt & a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. I also had a tiny scoop of some of my leftover sweet potato risotto that I had completely forgotten about! I love eating this stuff cold.
It was the perfect dinner for a hot day when the oven is off limits!
It works time-wise too, since I’m heading out the door in a few minutes to go watch Jay’s softball game. It’s always fun to watch since 1) I get to visit with fun friends, and 2) I get to see my Mom, Dad, & brother too!
Hope you’re all keeping cool today! And thanks so much for the tips on cutting mangoes! Looks like I may have to “give it a go” again soon.
I’ll have some more answers to your questions tomorrow! Keep ‘em comin’!