Verse of the Day:
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
- Romans 3:23-24
Last night, I finally broke down and bought a membership at the gym in our town. Even though it’s $39/month, I figured it was dumb not to. I’m not sure how long it’ll be before I get the elliptical from my Aunt, and I don’t want to keep paying $7/day to use the equipment. I figured, I’ll at least get my money’s worth!
Anyway, I left work early yesterday because I had a dentist appointment. No cavities here! :) It was just my 6 month cleaning. When I got home I made some snacks to fuel my workout.
Green monster making at its finest.
Diet V8+frozen spinach+frozen fruit
Granola gourmet berry energy bar.
Don’t be fooled, I ate one whole bar. This photo was just taken when I realized I forgot!
I did an hour and five minutes on the elliptical at level 7.
Then, I hit the ab crunch machine. I only used 25lbs. but I did 3 sets of 20 verrrrrrry slowly, making sure to get the best burn for my buck ;) I’ve noticed that a lot of people at the gym, including myself, just “throw weight” around. It was brought to my attention by a nice man on Saturday morning while I was there. He reminded me that the better control I have while I’m lifting, the harder my muscles are working. You can do 3 sets of 50 quick reps or 3 sets of 20 slowly and get a better burn for keeping your muscles contracted and not using gravity to your advantage.
After the abs, I did some side crunches, and 3 sets of 30 each on the hip abductor & hip adductor machines with about 100lbs.
When I got home, I started on dinner. I decided I was in the mood for beans, and I wanted to try this yummy looking blend that I got in the mail from Allen’s!
Seasoned Pinto Beans with Vidalian Onions
I grabbed my Oikos, chopped some lettuce, spooned out some salsa, and we were in business. Check out my cutesy little assembly line!
After heating up the beans, I spread some on a Light Flat Out for a bean burrito & then topped my lettuce for a side salad, too!
I really loved the sweetness of the vidalia onions that flavored the beans! It was perfect. After I ate the main course, I packed my lunch to avoid double the clean up. You guys are going to be SO glad…I’m officially on the last carton of hard-boiled eggs from Easter! That means variety in my lunches again! :D I can hear you cheering from here.
veggie tub + egg whites & homemade honey mustard + flatout w/ sonoma jacks.
This time for my homemade honey mustard, I also added cinnamon. I think it’ll make a nice touch. It certainly tasted good when I licked the spoon after combining!
I needed something sweet for dessert, so I reached for the Oikos & spooned a few dollops into a bowl topped with some SF syrup.
Tasted just like a caramel parfait….I should probably invest in stock with Log Cabin SF syrup. I use it at LEAST once a day. It’s just that good.
The rest of the night was spent organizing my closet! Putting away Winter stuff & getting out all the Spring/Summer clothes that had been packed away!
Before bed, I also had an apple & some diet sweet tea, but it wasn’t very photogenic. Just a basic golden delicious!
Make sure you check out Missy’s Yoplait giveaway of this cute polka dotted lunchbag!
What’s your favorite before bed snack?