Mal met his dad downtown tonight, so I went solo for dinner. Mal and his “Pops” meet once a month for dinner to catch up and have some time for “guy talk.” They usually meet at a pub, eat dinner, and drink a couple of beers. It’s a really nice father-son tradition, but it makes me miss my mom! (Good thing I am seeing her this weekend! :-D)
As soon as I got home from NuVal, I hit the gym. Mal came home early today, so I was off the hook with pug duty.
At the gym, I did my favorite 45-Minute Treadmill Workout. I’ve probably done this workout 100 times in my life, but it never gets boring. The treadmill speed and incline changes continuously for the entire 45 minutes. It’s awesome!
This afternoon, however, I was totally doggin’ it on the treadmill. 😕 Usually, I do the running workout at a much faster pace– I add 1.0 to each interval. Today, I could barely keep up with adding 0.5 to each interval. I guess, in addition to gaining a few pounds, I’m a bit out of shape? Jeez. 😐 Oh well. I’m back on track now. I can only go up from here, right? 😉
Before the gym, I fueled my workout with a Sandwich Thin with peanut butter and raisins on top.
And, after the gym, I chugged water and munched on some pistachios before dinner.
Why are pistachios so frickin’ delicious!?!?!
So, I’m on the fence about tonight’s dinner.
The other day, the folks at Quorn sent me a box of their Turk’y Burgers to sample. I typically like faux meats for the most part, but this one didn’t do it for me. I loved that it had 10 grams of protein, but the flavor was just so-so. The texture was pretty typical of faux meats– sort of mushy, kinda tofu-like.
I chopped the Turk’y Burger into chunks and drizzled balsamic vinegar on top.
The combo of veggies + Turk’y Burger was pretty good, but by itself, the Turk’y Burger wasn’t great. Meh. 😕 But, at least, I got some protein in this meal! 😀
When it came to dessert, there was no fencing-sitting. I loved it!
I mixed Greek yogurt with chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and a drizzle of agave nectar. Delicious!!!
Ahhh, my To Do list is INSANE! 😯 Since Mal is out for most of the night, I’m going to get down to business. But, as soon as he gets home, it’s definitely relaxation time!
Enjoy the evening, guys!