4:00?? Really? Is somebody joking?
You guys will have to forgive me for the sporadic posts. Unfortunately, things may be like this for a couple weeks, seeing as though I have lots to prepare for with going back to school, as well as our trip to Vegas! I hope that you all will stick with me and my crazy posts!
Me and my boo-tayy headed to the gym nice and early this morning. Before leaving the house, I snacked on a fave: half an Arnold Sandwich Thin with Blizzard Butter.
I started with 20 minutes on the elliptical, followed by a BodyPump class. I seriously LOVE this class. Really. The instructor switched up some of the tracks today, going back to some of my faves from Release 72 (I think?). My entire body felt so pumped (no pun intended…well, yes, actually it was) afterwards. My legs were like jell-o after the lunge track!
It was a little bit later (10:30am) by the time I got to eat breakfast, and since I knew I had lunch plans at 12:30, I wanted to keep things on the lighter side.
This meal was absolutely perfect for my appetite; it satisfied me just long enough until it was time for my lunch date!
Yup, that’s right. I had a hot lunch date at Salad Creations with three of my favorite ladies: Kathryn, Rachel, & Joelle.
I already knew that the “Create Your Own” salad was definitely in the cards, but I was going back and forth between a “Jr.” or a “full” size. By getting the full size, however, you get to choose as many mix-ins that you want; so if you know me well enough, you know I went with the full.
Just to give you an idea of the actual size of this beast, here’s a little comparison shot. Yup, it’s massive.
Before I even sat down with this mammoth bowl, I made sure to grab a to-go container. I’ve tackled this beast before, and have shoveled the entire thing into my belly without even realizing it. So knowing that I was going to be chatting it up with the girls today, I made sure to pack up a little more than half of it before I even dug in. Definitely a good way to control portions the size of your head.
This thing was STUFFED with goodies:
- Green Peppers
- Roasted Red Peppers
- Dried Cranberries
- Red Onions
- A Hard-Boiled Egg (protein)
- Feta Cheese
- A few Croutons
- Reduced-fat Caribbean Mango dressing, on the side (I used about 1/2 of one container)
Lunch was fanTASTIC! Not only the food, but to get to have the time to chat with the girls. We did A LOT of Vegas talk! Let’s just say there is going to be one FUN Bachelorette party happening next week!
By the time I got home from running some more errands (aka, story of my life this week) I was in need of a little something sweet. Solution? Raid the swag bag.
This Mary’s Gone Crackers “N’Oatmeal” Raisin cookie was totally calling my name. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of it, but it was ridiculously GOOD!! I could totally foresee some of these in my future. WOW!
I also broke out the Ayala’s herbal water bottle that came with my swag: The lemongrass flavor is definitely prominent in this beverage. I’m still trying to decide my final take on it. It’s ok, but not that great. I’d be curious to see what the other flavors taste like?
Tonight, our friends Joe & Kate are coming over for a double dinner date! Not exactly sure how this is going to work though, since the food supply in our house is a little low; we’re trying to clear the fridge of as much as we can before leaving next week.
Question for the Afternoon:
What are some of your favorite meals to make when trying to just use pantry items?