I received the following email from Bob Diesel this morning:
Your friends are the best! Tell them on your next post I said thanks!
You all made his day, so thank you! And for those who suggested it, we are indeed going to celebrate this weekend! We’re planning a special dinner at McCormick & Schmick’s. Yum!
I am so thankful that the weekend is finally here! I have two papers to write, but at least now I finally have the time to write them This morning, I woke up and made myself a very familiar looking protein-packed breakfast. I had three egg whites scrambled with spinach and topped with fat free feta cheese to start.
Plus a plain Chobani topped with banana slices and 1 tsp. maple syrup.
I know it’s a repeat, but I’m finding that this particular combination 1) fills me up for hours and 2) doesn’t leave me feeling too full when I’m sitting at work. The second reason is key because I hate that uncomfortably full feeling when I know that I’m going to sit on my butt for an extended period of time.
I brought along the usual mug of Coffee Cocoa on the car ride. By the way, I’d like to give a shout out to girlrunningaround for trying her own version of my drink (click link for recipe) earlier this week! I tell ya, once you put even a smidge of cocoa in your coffee, it’s hard to go back! If you ever try it, let me know if I’m right.
Work went by pretty durn fast today, but toward the end I was getting a little hangry, so I decided to break out my usual bar snack a little early. I tried another new one today.
I bought this one because it said Double Dark Chocolate, not gonna lie It had a pretty good nutritional profile, too, although there were a couple of sketchy ingredients in there. You can click that link to see what I mean. But overall, not bad. And it tasted really good! I think it’s because it combined a melty dark chocolate outside with dark chocolate crunchiness on the inside. Here’s a picture after I took a bite out of it for reference!
After work, I stopped by Whole Foods on the way home for the sole purpose of buying more of those Clif White Chocolate Macadamia Nut bars. No, that wasn’t really my sole purpose. I also stocked up on some ingredients for some baking that’s in my very near future! You’ll just have to wait and see what’s coming But while I was there, I noticed this:
I guess Luna wanted to get in on the action, too! I suppose they are owned by the same company, so it’s not really a huge surprise. I haven’t tried it yet, but you’ll be the first to know when I do!
While I was at the store, I decided to pick myself up a treat for lunch: sushi!
I bought myself an order of the Brown Rice California Rolls and topped them with some soy sauce once I got home. I am so glad they started selling sushi with brown rice. It’s so much better!
I also bought an order of spring rolls wrapped in rice paper.
These were really good, too, but I was getting pretty full so I only ate 2 of them.
After lunch, I did a couple of chores and then got into today’s P90X workout. I was most excited to see what this one was all about because it’s called Legs & Back. Working my legs is one of my favorite exercises, so I felt up to the challenge. That doesn’t mean it was easy, though! We worked through several sets of squats, lunges, kicks, wall sits, air chair sits…you get the idea! It was super hard and I know that once again, I’m in for some soreness tomorrow! Now I realize that this workout was also supposed to involve “back,” but I’ll get to that in a bit.
Once the DVD was up, my roomie came back and asked if I’d like to go to dinner with her. Well, of course! We decided to take advantage of the ever-so-delicious $5 foot long deal at Subway tonight. But let me tell you, it was a CHILLY walk. Once we got there, I was ready to inhale my Veggie Delight.
I love this sandwich so much! The Honey Oat bread is incredible, and the veggies make you feel super full of fiber I had mine with “everything,” which means lettuce, tomato, black olives, cucumbers, pickles, red onions, green peppers and banana peppers. I had them add a little honey mustard and seasoning, too. Yum.
We walked back in the cold and then I set off to the gym for the “back” portion of my workout. With P90X, you have the option of investing in a chin-up bar or bands to help you with back exercises. I was going to get the chin-up bar, but eventually decided that I could work around it and do my back work at my gym. So tonight I did pull-up and push-down exercises on the Gravitron, as well as some shoulder presses. I figure I will try to add a little weight and/or repetition each week, and I should still see results. It’s my way of modifying it to meet my needs. After the back work, I also did 30 minutes on the Stairmaster just because I wanted to read some more of my magazine Might as well work a bit while doing it!
I came home and cleaned up, then made myself the perfect dessert.
This is by far the best brand of sorbet I’ve ever had. I first found it back in August and have had cravings for it ever since. I had a coupon last weekend so I bought two containers of my all-time favorite flavor, coconut. If you’re a coconut fan, I can guarantee that you will love this because it has real chunks of coconut inside! I had 1/2 cup serving and topped it with a smidge of peanut butter. I have no idea why, it just sounded good at the time. Two of my favorite things, I guess.
I better start researching my papers now! Well, I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t planning on reading some blogs, too You all are just too addicting!
Just because it’s Friday and this is the kind of question you ask on a Friday…
If there was a crumb on the table and you cut it in half, would you have two crumbs or two halves of a crumb?
No comment I’ll leave this one up to you!