We’ve had quite the turnaround in terms of weather in the past few days. It went from freak snowfall to short sleeve golfing weather in a span of two days! We headed to the course early this morning and enjoyed 18 holes in nothing but sunshine. Much better.
Before I left, I made myself a filling breakfast: 1 cup of TJ’s Greek yogurt + 1 cup Kashi Go Lean + 1/2 large sliced banana.
I also grabbed a Coffee Cocoa for the road – don’t worry, my mom was driving so it was totally safe to take the picture 😉 That’s her toast in the background, too.
We had a pleasant round of golf – although some of the greens were still rock hard thanks to the snowfall and shade of the mountains – but I was ravenous by the time we finished. We decided to have lunch at the clubhouse, which of course meant another deliciously fresh soup! Today I was excited to find out that it was split pea – wow, so good! I had a cup of the soup with 1/2 of the sandwich special: grilled chicken panini with portabella mushroom and pesto on thick Italian bread.
Once we got back home, I also had a handful of chocolate covered pecans (another leftover Christmas treat) and was finally full.
I spent the rest of the afternoon watching various football games with my dad and brother. I can’t wait for the playoffs to start! I also nearly finished New Moon – I’ve got about 20 pages left and will finish once I’m done typing this post 😉 Reading the books for a second time is really fun because now I’m able to pick up on all the little details and foreshadowing that I tend to gloss over the first time through.
Dinner tonight was another Papa Bender work of art: mushroom “crusted” steak with a baked potato and salad on the side.
The steak was very tender and well marinated. Again, I think I am able to appreciate red meat more because I don’t have it very often. In fact, as I mentioned with alcohol in my last post, I eat more red meat at home than I do anywhere else. The baked potato was perfectly soft and melt-in-your-mouth good. I topped it with light sour cream and a little Smart Balance.
And, as you’ve probably gotten used to by now, a little vino was also involved.
Finally, I ate about 1/2 of this salad. The meat and potatoes really filled me.
After dinner, I got the urge to do some cardio, so I brought New Moon and did 60 minutes on the elliptical. (My goal tomorrow is to get that workout tab up and running) The time went by so fast reading the book, and when I got off I had worked up a nice sweat. I mentioned this with the magazines, but I really do enjoy distractions when I do cardio. Running outside is great because the surroundings are constantly changing. But when I’m stuck on a machine, you can bet I will have reading material with me!
To cap off the night, I had some of Sarah’s Hanukkah gelt. These were my ideal milk chocolates – really rich so that you only need to eat a little to feel satisfied.
Random question time! I am so enjoying reading everyone’s responses to these, and they are easy enough to find so I think it’s going to become a mainstay on the blog.
Who is your favorite athlete?
There are a lot of great, inspiring athletes. It’s hard to narrow it down, but if forced to choose I would have to pick Tiger Woods. Golf is hands down my favorite sport and if I ever had the chance to meet arguably the best golfer of all time, I would be a very happy girl.
Happy Monday! Oh, and GO WILDCATS!! KICK MIZZOU’S @$$!