Hallelujah, it’s Friday.
And here’s your Verse of the Day:
“For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him,”- Philippians 1:29
So, last night when I got home, I was a little bummed about the chill factor, but decided to go for a run anyhow. It wasn’t exactly COLD, but it wasn’t nearly as gorgeous as it had been Wednesday! I grabbed this little guy from Granola Gourmet (reviews to come!) for some fuel and headed outside:
I actually only ate 1/2 the bar (75 calories) because Wednesday, I felt like I ate too much before I ran, which slowed me down a bit. The five miles felt MUCH better. I only stopped for a few minutes to talk to our family friend, Kimmie as she was driving by in her mini van! LOVE that girl.
When I got home, I decided to experiment a little bit. I wanted to pack my lunch, but I also needed to whip up some dinner. I steamed a whole bag of these steamfresh veggies, california blend to be exact, and topped it with salt & pepper with mustard on the side for dippage.
If anyone has had the privelage of winning or working with Progresso, they know what I mean when I say I LOVEEE the huge, blue mug that I have from them. It’s so PERFECT. Big enough for mixing, steaming, whatever!
Anyway, as I was prepping my lunch for today I had a few handfuls of this addicting cereal:
Lunch today is some Quorn Chick’n Tenders with some coleslaw for crunch and all mixed in with some balsamic vinegar + sugar free honey homemade dressing.
Along with this beastly salad, I packed a navel orange to enhance the asian flavors:
To top off my dinner, I knew I needed some protein! I decided to experiment a little bit and tried to make one of Janetha’s protein cakes with my BSN banana nut bread protein powder. I failed miserably. I don’t know what went wrong? I used the correct amounts of everything??? The only thing I can think of is that maybe I didn’t mix it well enough before popping it into the microwave.
Anyway, I had the whole house to myself last night, so I felt like a mad scientist in a lab. I went to work with my Bella, in an effort to create a Strawberry Cheesecake GREEN MONSTER.
EUREKA. Seriously, you MUST try this recipe.
Strawberry Cheesecake Green Monster:
1/2 C. Fat free cottage cheese
1 oz. Sugar Free Strawberry Torani syrup
IT’s SOOO easy, but so yummy.
Trust me on this one. To die for. After consumption, a bike ride on the stationary was taken worth 200 calories, and some ab work was done on my living room floor 🙂
On that note, HAPPY FRIDAY! I’ve got lots of fun stuff planned for this weekend including family egg painting tonight at mi casa, a massage with my bestest tomorrow, a wine & movie night with Nic on Saturday, and softball fundraiser bingo with the troops on Sunday after church!