I swear, I must have lived in France in my last life! I have a weird obsession/love for French bread as well as stinky cheese, wine, chocolate, and small dogs… and of course, my husband! Anyway, lunch was a wonderful smoked turkey and smoked Gruyere cheese sandwich on toasted French bread with sun-dried tomato hummus. This sandwich was 100% holy yum!!!
On the side, I had some cucumber sticks and grape tomatoes with a scoop of homemade sun-dried tomato hummus.
Of course, I wanted something sweet to eat after finishing lunch. I cut a whole wheat wrap into 3 triangles and topped them with carrot cake jam, Barney Butter, and raisins…
… and then I rolled them up. These sweet bites definitely hit the spot!
After running some errands at Old Navy and Best Buy this morning, I hit the gym for a run on the treadmill, followed by some upper body strength training.
A (Not Boring) Treadmill Workout:
Total time: 45 minutes
- Walk at 4.0 at 7.5 incline for 4 minutes
- Jog at 6.5 at 1.0 incline for 5 minutes
- Repeat walk + jog 2 times
- Jog at 6.5 at 2.0 incline for 3 minutes
- Run at 7.0 at 1.0 incline for 3 minutes
- Sprint at 8.0 at 1.0 include for 1 minute
- Jog at 6.0 at 1.0 incline for 1 minute
- Sprint at 8.0 at 1.0 incline for 1 minute
- Run at 7.0 at 1.0 incline for 1 minute
- Jog at 6.5 at 1.0 incline for 3 minutes
- Walk (cool down) for 5 minutes
- Distance: 4.84 miles
- Time: 45: 01
- Pace: 9:17 min/mile
- Calories: 475
After running, I did a strength training workout from Health magazine (December 2008) called Back Fat Be Gone, which definitely got my shoulders and upper back workin‘! I bet I will be sore tomorrow!
Say hello to gorgeous shoulders and a defined upper back with these moves, based on the exercises group-fitness instructor Randy B. Washington teaches in his Top It Off class at Crunch Miami. The trick to this übereffective routine: repetitions done at a fat-burning pace with few or no breaks in between. Do this 12-minute routine 3 times a week for 3 weeks and you’ll be ready for that strapless holiday dress.
Before the gym, I snacked on a clementine.
I’m off to get ready for date night, which is actually starting with an afternoon coffee at a cafe and some walking around downtown. I bought a cute new top from Old Navy this morning, which I am excited to wear for our date. (P.S. Old Navy is having a 60% off sale!! Check it out!)
Enjoy your Saturday evening, bloggies!