This morning, I BodyPumped it up bright and early, just like I usually do on a Tuesday morning.
However, today, I had company!
Jen asked me yesterday if I wanted to join her and Melissa for the evening BodyPump session, but because I love my early morning session so much, I used my super-stellar convincing skills to get them to join me at the butt crack of dawn.
I hope they come back…it was nice to have someone to chat with this morning!
Once I got home, I showered up, grabbed a mug-o-joe,
and made breakfast. A toasted multi grain Thomas’ English Muffin, topped with TJ’s almond butter with flax, chia seeds, cinnamon, banana slices, and a drizzle of honey.
More banana + almond butter was also consumed and enjoyed probably a whole lot more than a normal person.
After breakfast, I had some serious baking to do. I whipped up a batch of these…
followed by a batch of these…
and last, but certainly not least, a batch of these…
Thankfully, these are not for me, and they are not in my house. But can I tell you just how badly I wanted to grab a spoon and go to town on the cookie dough??
After spending all morning looking at and smelling sugary sweets, I was more than ready to dig in to a real lunch.
I whipped up a quick spinach & fruit salad, complete with strawberries, diced pear, mango, scallions, goat cheese, and a little balsamic vinaigrette.
The flavors in this salad were screaming summer to me…as much as I love a veggie-filled salad beast, I’ll never turn down a fruit-filled version. They’re such a nice, refreshing change from the norm!
I also heated up a Crab Cake with Avocado-Mango Salsa leftover from last night. I’m happy to report they were just as good the second time around. Seriously loving these things!
For a little dessert, I dug into my stash of Almond Oat Goji Berry Cookies.
Speaking of which…
Have you entered my Goji Gourmet Giveaway yet?? Make sure to get your entries in! These little guys are surely something you don’t want to miss out on.
Question for the Afternoon:
Would you prefer a salad full of veggies, or a salad full of fruits (or both!)?