Verse of the Day:
“I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for You have exalted above all things Your name and Your word.”
- Psalm 138:2
So, I know it seems like I give a lot of detail on my everyday life. Things I do, meals I eat, people I see, events I go to, workouts I complete, etc. There’s one aspect that I never really share! My mornings usually begin at around 3AM with this:
Since my pharmacist explained that I should take it on an empty stomach, and not eat anything containing calcium or iron for 4 hours (aka cereal, yogurt, cottage cheese, vitatops), I set my alarm, wake up to pop my pill with a huge cup of water beside my bed, and head back to sleep until about 6:40AM. Fun, fun. I’m not going to post my little pill bottle every morning, but it is part of my daily routine!
Vitatops have been topping the charts with their popularity in my diet. I think I’ve had at least one a day since I ordered the Apple Crumb package! SOOOO yum. There are actually CHUNKS of sweet baked apples in these babies…like
Juicy & sweet, just the way every breakfast should be. I also drank my iced Campfire S’mores coffee when I got to work.
Lunch was a packed assortment of veggies & protein.
I loved Stephie’s recipe for bean dip so much that I made a dressing for my cucumber, carrot, and purple onion salad that somewhat resembled it, only the star of this recipe was this NEW product that I absolutely LOVE from Garlic Gold.
Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette! It’s got a zesty italian flavor that is irresistable. I loved it so much just from the first use, that I added it to My Shop already! It is THAT good. I can’t wait to experiment with it on chicken and marinades!
Anyway, my dressing was made of spicy mustard, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette, basil, & balsamic vinegar. I mixed it all together, diced up the veggies & tossed. Then I steamed some edamame for protein.
Between work & the gym, I ate ANOTHER Vitatop. This time, it was smeared with Sonoma Jacks Light Pepperjack & SF Apricot Polaner. I also had a little more watermelon before hitting the road.
At the gym, I ellipticized for 50 minutes doing intervals at speeds 8-9 on resistance levels 7-10. It was easy to stay entertained while watching King of Queens & Yes, Dear on the TV’s in the gym. After cardio, I hit the floor. Literally. Floorwork consisted of situps with the yoga ball overhead (3 sets of 15 each side = 135 total), 3 sets of 10 pushups, 2 sets of 30 “in-and-outs“, and 1 set of 45 second planks to each side. Lastly, I did 2 sets of 30 hip adductors with 115 pounds.
I needed a few things at the grocery store, so I made a pit stop on the way home!
Fiber Select, La Tortilla Factory whole wheat wraps, steamfresh edamame & snap peas, Sonoma Jacks, Tribe Roasted Red Pepper hummus, gala apples, ff cottage cheese, Diet Sweet Tea, and strawberry Chobani.
Dessert was strawberry Chobs followed by a deep chocolate Vitatop (that’s 3 in one day!!!)
After showering & packing my lunch + dinner (since I have class again), I hit the books…not school books, books of the Bible. I’ve really been slacking with my scripture reading lately, and decided its about time I get back on track.
Before bed, I packed up some workout stuff so that I could get to the gym again before class! Gotta be prepared!
Three Question Thurrrrsday:
1. Do you have thyroid problems? What medication do you take and how do you time it?
2. What’s your favorite “on-the-go” meal? I need some ideas for things to pack for quick school dinners!
3. What’s your favorite book of the Bible & why?