Spinning is for crazy people!

Tuesday breakfast was eaten in the car on the way to work:

Met with another bride, organized my new office, pictures to come soon. And had lunch at my desk:

Salad with chick peas and cold boiled potatoes.  After work, I ran some errands until it was spin class time.  Spin class is for crazy people by the way.  It was my first time.  I thought I was pretty fit. But, boy was I wrong.  After less than a minute into the 45 minute class, I thought “what in the ‘bleep’ did I get myself into?”, but I couldn’t walk out after only a minute.  Five minutes in, my water bottle popped out of its holder and emptied onto the floor.  After 20 minutes, and feeling like death was approaching, I had to briefly get off my bike to fill up my water bottle.  The instructor said now would be a good time to quit if I was not feeling up to it.  Oh no she did not!  Did she know how rebellious I am, just tell me not to do something, or quit, and I’ll show you!  I hopped back on that bike and raced through the valley of the shadow of death.  After it was finally over, I walked my shaky legs outta there with my head held high, and my clothes soaked.

I refueled with dinner:

Chicken on the grill, taters, broccoli, and a slice of leftover pizza.

Then as I went to bed, I could feel my leg muscles throbbing and aching, and was thankful for a wonderful hubby who rubbed them til I fell asleep.

Then today, Wednesday, I woke up craving no bake cookies my mom always used to make growing up.  Basically, they are oats, peanut butter, cocoa powder, butter and sugar.  I improvised for a tasty healthy breakfast:

Oatmeal with a square of chocolate shredded over top and some peanut butter, and flax seed.  A naner and hard-boiled egg on the side.  Today was laundry day, it is rare that I have every bit of laundry but the clothes on our backs clean, but today I accomplished that, as well as a boat load of ironing. 

For lunch:

Salad with potatoes, cucumber, celery, roasted red peppers, and leftover chicken.  My lunch salads fill me up, but in exactly 3 hours I am hungry again.  So a big snack was in order:

Hard boiled egg whites, carrots, celery , and hummus, and a slice of whole wheat with mango jam.  Look at my little eggs-periment:

A little hummus with a squirt of mustard on top makes an interesting deviled egg.  I think it would be even better if I mixed the mustard with the hummus, and maybe some other seasonings and sprinkled a little paprika on top.  I’m also thinking about what I could do with avocados.  I think I will challenge myself and all of you to come up with some healthy, different ideas for deviled eggs.  How does that sound?

Dinner was another impromptu meal:

Shrimp pesto over whole wheat noodles, scallops, and mixed veggies. Yum! 

And for dessert, I found these little cuties:

Little sorbets in fruit shells, this one is pomegranate lemon sorbet in a lemon half, so dang good, and low in calories too.  Now I must say good night and go watch So You Think You Can Dance.

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Countdown to vacation

Another yummy day. Lots to get done before I fly out Saturday to meet my dad and visit my twin nieces in Mobile, Alabama.  On the list: work, a month’s worth of Quickbooks, four months worth of filing, paperwork, banking, laundry, packing, meet with the mortgage guy, attend Rich Dad Poor Dad seminar, and grocery shop for trip snacks and food that the hubby will actually prepare and eat while I’m gone.

This feat will require proper fuel:

Oatmeal with blueberries.

And an egg popped in the microwave for a minute or so.

I started my to do list, took the neighbor kid to church camp and had some lunch before work:

I had some leftover chicken kabobs and rice, and heated it up with some frozen mixed veggies and a splash of roasted red pepper salad dressing. Delish!  I went to work, if you can call it work.  It’s just fun.  I came to the conclusion a while ago that I refuse to work at something unless I love what I’m doing.  At “work”, I met with a bride to design her wedding, and did some organizing and paperwork.  I had packed a snack of nonfat greek yogurt and pineapple, but did not pack my camera.  Use your imagination.

After work, I decided against sitting on the couch and headed to the gym instead.  Thanks to my new Droid, I could listen to music on the treadmill.  Love this phone!

Dinner:

Big ol salad and an Amy’s Margherita pizza.  I’m too full for dessert. Weird, huh?  I’m planning on jumping into bed soon.  I have to work in the morning, and I plan on going to the gym again tomorrow.  I have only been going on Mon, Wed, and Fri, and running the same time and distance on the treadmill, I need to break out of my rut and add some weight training, and I’d like to try a spinning class.  My goal is to go every day this week, because I’ll be on vacation for 5 days and I know there will be lots of eating out and little to no exercise.  Can’t wait to relax by the pool!