My morning was such a whirlwind! I was up at 6:00 AM knocking off tasks from my To Do List. I’ve made a pretty good dent so far! 😀
- Spray tan
- Drive Mal to golf
- Clean apartment
- Health post
- Health invoice
- Pick up/drop off dry cleaning
- Get bridesmaid dress hemmed
- Buy hand-weights
- Shower gift
- Grocery shopping?
Before I did anything else, I hit the gym for a much-needed workout.
Thank you for all of your words of wisdom regarding my exercise guilt. It’s comforting to know that other people experience the same type of feelings. I guess I’m normal! 😉
I spent 60 minutes at the gym this morning: 30 minutes strength training, 10 minutes on the elliptical, and 20 minutes walking on an incline on the treadmill (incline: 5.5 – 7.0, mph: 3.8 – 4.2).
Back, Biceps, and Triceps
- Bench Press: 3 sets, 10 reps, 20-25 lb. dumbbells
- Bent Over Row: 3 sets, 12 reps, 12 lb. dumbbells
- Chest Flies: 3 sets, 12 reps, 20 lb. dumbbells
- Seated Reverse-Fly: 3 sets, 15 reps, 12 lb. dumbbells
- Concentrated Biceps Curls: 3 sets, 10 reps, 15 lb. dumbbells
- Triceps Dips: 3 sets, 20 reps, body weight
I’ve been dying to try the empty nut butter jar + oats trick, so I was psyched when I realized that we were just about out of peanut butter this morning.
I made banana oats to accompany my empty peanut butter jar.
Holy yum! I loved finding “pockets” of peanut butter on random bites!
With iced coffee…
To my iced coffee, I added vanilla soy milk and NuStevia. I usually don’t like Stevia, but this brand didn’t have that weird/bitter aftertaste.
NuNaturals actually has an entire line of Stevia products, including baking products.
I’m excited to try the Cocoa Bean and Vanilla extracts in my baking experiments. 😀
Spray Tan Fun
I have a photo shoot with Shape magazine on Monday, and since there has been ZERO sun in Boston this summer, I decided to get a spray tan this morning. I am much too pasty to appear in a national magazine!
I also took some “before” photos to compare the contrast of shades. Hopefully, I don’t blind you all with my ghost-colored legs! 😆
I need to let my tan “soak-in” for a few hours, so I’ll snap some “after” photos a little later. I guess the spray tan gets quite a bit darker the longer you wait to shower. So far it looks pretty good!
After dropping off Mal, I sat in traffic for a solid 45 minutes (damn 93!), so I was good and hungry by the time I arrived home. I whipped up a tuna sandwich on toasted Arnold Sandwich Thins.
I mixed Claire’s relish and salty pepper Somersaults into the tuna. The combo was seriously delish!
We don’t have a single fruit or veggie in our refrigerator, so I made due with what we had. I added half of an Odwalla Wholly Grain fruit smoothie to lunch. I figured that the tropical blend of orange, pineapple, and mango juices was a good substitution for fresh produce. 😉
This particular Odwalla drink packs 32 grams of natural whole grains into each bottle. The entire bottle has 400 calories in it, so I poured half of it into a glass and added a splash of water and some ice.
The taste was refreshing, and, of course, it’s a delicious way to incorporate healthful whole grains into your diet, but I’m not sure I’d buy this particular flavor very often. I tend to get a good amount of whole grains in my diet each day, so I don’t really need to add more. If you want to drink your whole grains this smoothie is a great option with 6 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein per bottle.
National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
Today is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day! Who would have guessed?!
Here are a couple of recipes to help kick off the holiday:
MojaMix received quite a bit of traffic from from the giveaway the other day, so they decided to implement a 10% discount on all orders. Just use the code “carrotsncake” at check out. The deal is good until the end of the month, so be sure to jump on it!
A Delicious Life Balance
Check out a post about Carrots ‘N’ Cake on Do You Digg It!
Tackling my To Do List continues!
See ya later! 😎