Verse of the Day:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” –Mark 12:30-31
As with the transition from Fall to Winter, I feel like Spring has been skipped over (with the exception of the weeks of straight rain that we’ve had!). There was no middle ground. It went from torrential downpours to weather in the 90’s in a matter of hours, in my mind. Welcome to Summer 2011, everyone.
Breakfasts during summer couldn’t get more refreshing than a cool, sweet protein shake. This one consisted of a handful of baby spinach, some iced coffee, a Mocha Mint About Time protein packet, a handful of ice, a frozen banana, and some unsweet vanilla almond milk.
In honor of the weather changes, I’ve also changed the nail polish to a “barbie” color, as Julie would call it.
Hot pinkk with matching toes!
To me, bright colorful pinks, oranges, and yellows scream SUMMERTIME.
Snackage at the desk once I got to work was two slices of multi-grain light fiber one toast & forty spices hummus (only 50 calories a pop).
And as I mentioned yesterday, the perfect light lunch is necessary for these humid afternoons.
Shredded romaine, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, purple cabbage, and grilled chicken breast.
I felt kinda tropical once I added the peach-mango salsa (from Costco).
I enjoyed two brisk walks throughout the day (each about 20 minutes) with my girl friends at work.
And I just had to show you my little pineapple air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror of my car.
Afternoon snacking took place around 3pm and was a classic favorite.
Gala apple + baby carrots dipped in peanut flour paste
Crisp, juicy apples are one of the many fruits that I crave when it’s hot out, along with cantaloupe and watermelon!
When I arrived home, I brewed some more iced coffee to replenish the stash I keep in the fridge. This time, there was nothing more appropriate than Campfire S’mores roast by Cafteá.
Can you guess what took place next? As if I’m not totally predictable in my scheduling…
Is it just me, or do you wear less makeup when you’ve got a bit of color, too? I tend to stay away from the “perfected face” look and go more natural in the warm months. Funny faces in the gym mirror are obvious and necessary.
494 calories; max hr 164
Here’s what I did:
10 min. on the dreadmill (warm up – intervals between 6-9mph)
1 hr. on the Cross Ramp
Ab work (planks, crunches, v-ups, in-and-outs, etc)
Hip adductor/abductor machine (3 sets of 15 each)
3 sets of 15 pushups
Thennn, Jarid showed up and we went to grab a bite to eat at Subway.
I got my go-to turkey sub on whole wheat with lettuce, tomato, mustard, green pepper, cucumber, and sweet peppers.
Jarid got the chicken-bacon ranch with all kinds of stuffings.
After we dined at the park, we went back to the YMCA for a little walk around the development close-by. It was a beautiful night ❤
I can’t believe it’s already Friday tomorrow! Don’t you just love short work weeks?!
1. Do you have a “regular” sandwich that you ALWAYS opt for at places like Subway, or do you try something new each time? I’m a faithful turkey sandwich lover.
2. What is your favorite flavored coffee and who makes it? My all-time favorite summer flavor is Green Mountain brand Island Coconut coffee.