Hellllllo! This week is flyin’ by!
Here’s what I’ve been up to (and eating!)
Sunday night I went grocery shopping and stocked up on some essentials for the week. For dinner I made some chicken salad, which turned out pretty good!
- 1 large can of white chicken breast (you can use fresh chicken, frozen, etc. I used canned because I didn’t have time to cook it and then let it chill)
- Light Miracle Whip (I used about 4 heaping tbsp. You could also use Mayo)
- Pecans (about a handful)
- Grapes, sliced (about a handful)
- Garlic powder
- Sweet relish
Andy and I enjoyed our chicken salad on some nice whole grain bread with lettuce and tomato and a side of watermelon
Andy and I both love ice cream and lately we’ve been eating it every night for dessert. Yes, every day I eat ice cream, that is not low fat, zero fat, or sugar free. Just the real deal!
We’re both big fans of Breyers as their ingredients actually make sense! This week we’ve been eating cookies n’ cream and butter pecan. I *heart* ice cream! Now I do stop after just one bowl of it. No eating out of the carton for me! (although the thought does occasionaly cross my mind 😉 )
Monday night I cooked up some Lobster Ravioli (Trader Joes brand) for Andy and I. I love buying the already made pasta because it makes for a very quick dinner. I sauteed up some mushrooms, peppers, and broccoli to add a lil’ more bulk to the meal (and nutrients!)
The ravioli was pretty awesome and I’d definitely buy it again!
Since living with Andy we’ve made a few traditions (mostly with food!). We have Pizza Friday (which always turns into ‘leftover pizza saturday and sunday’), we have our nightly desserts of Breyers ice cream and now we have Taco Tuesday. I throw some chicken in a crock pot with a jar of salsa, a bit of water and hot sauce and dinner is ready when I arrive home. Can’t get better than that!
For our taco toppings we had:
- Red Pepper
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Black Beans
Makin’ time for Workouts
These past couple of weeks have been a challenge finding time to workout, but I still do it. Lately I’ve been trying out local gyms to see which one I like (most places ofter free passes) and have been going after work. Working out in the evening is not something I ever enjoyed, as I am much more of a morning person. However, since starting to go right after work I’m actually not minding it at all. It gives me more energy as I am usually tired in the late afternoon.
Each night I pack my gym bag so that I can easily just put it in my car to take to work with me. I go straight to the gym from work and have been working out for about an hour. Here’s what I’ve been doing the past few days:
Monday: 2 mile run on the treadmill, 1 mile on the eliptical, and 3 miles on the bike (about 45 minutes)
Tuesday: a killer 50 minute spin class. This lady was nuts but I loved it! I pushed myself to levels I didn’t think possible, it was great!
Wednesday: 3 mile run on the treadmill, 1 mile eliptical, and 3 mile bike (about 50 minutes)
As you can see, I’ve been in a cardio mood this week! I’m just goin’ with it and enjoying my workouts. Andy and I have also been taking the pups for a walk after dinner too, which is a nice end to our day and gives us a chance to catch up!
Now I am off to the gym and go to work at 1pm! Have a great day!
What time do you workout and why?
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor and brand?