There’s just something about waking up on a day on which you’re going to travel, isn’t there? You just wake up excited. I do, anyway.
Long before traveling, however, I had some things to do! I started off, of course, with the gym. Knowing full well that this was to be my last high intensity cardio workout for the rest of 2010, I gave it my all, and thus I left the gym kind of soaked.
Interestingly, the boot camp instructor yesterday morning was the one about whom I had not been particularly excited in the beginning, and I now like her a lot. It just goes to show that first impressions are not always accurate and some people (me) shouldn’t jump to conclusions.
I was starving by the time I left the gym, which actually isn’t normal for me. Maybe all of those cookies had something to do with it. I’m surprised I made it through my shower before eating. My stomach was growling!
Naturally, I made a yogurt bowl. They seem to be all I’m craving lately.
Into the mix went:
- one container of 0% plain greek yogurt
- Go Lean Crunch! Honey Almond Flax
- the last ( ;( )of the Frog Hollow Pear Granola (I’m really going to miss that stuff)
- 2/3 banana, sliced
- cranberry apple butter
Doesn’t the cranberry apple butter kind of look like the cherry on top of a sundae?
This bowl was fantastic. I will say, though, that I much prefer the 2% to the 0%… especially since I was starving again by the time 1:00 came around. When I eat the 2%, I can usually last an hour longer.
I had planned absolutely nothing for lunch, so again I was lucky to have a stocked kitchen.
I spread one and a half pieces of Monterey Jack Cheese on a Flat Out wrap and put that in the toaster for a few minutes, then spread the other half with edamame hummus and topped it all with some fresh baby spinach.
On the side, I had some baby carrots, more hummus, and an unpictured apple.
Worked out pretty nicely! I also, for the first time this week, finally turned dessert down – even when it was rice pudding from that amazing truck yesterday. I think I might be getting a little sick of sweets.
My good deed for the day for the 25 Days of Good Deeds is one that I cannot believe I am only getting to now.
Warning: if you’re squeamish about hair (like my sister is), maybe don’t read on.
25 Days of Good Deeds for Christmas, Day 17
I cut my once very long hair back in January. In case you can’t do the math, that’s almost a year ago. The hair has been sitting in a bag in the back of my car for that whole time. Yesterday, I finally got around to sending it to Locks of Love!
Check out the ponytail.
That’s ten inches of hair right there!
But now it’s gone. 🙂
Friday Morning Workout
5 minutes elliptical trainer warmup
45 minutes boot camp
35 minutes elliptical trainer (30 min high intensity + 5 min cool down)
Next time you hear from me, I’ll be in Connecticut!