Hello and happy last hour of Monday
All of your comments on my Insanity video and recap made me smile. Glad you liked it! I’m currently on week two of month two and definitely have noticed an increase in my appetite as a result of these longer, more vigorous workouts. I thought I would do my best to document it for you this week!
Breakfast this morning was pretty standard. I started with my usual mug of Coffee Cocoa (yes, I still drink it every morning) and a big bowl of Greek yogurt mess.
The Greek yogurt mess consisted of Chobani topped with Kashi Go Lean, fresh blackberries, fresh blueberries and a spot of almond butter sprinkled with cocoa.
After I feasted, I got cranking on some big projects for my company. We are introducing a lot of fun social media initiatives for our newest client, Leslie Sansone, this week! You can check her out on Twitter @LeslieWalks (I designed the simple yet clean Twitter background and am quite proud of it!) or on Facebook – she is also doing a big promotion with QVC this week!
All of my work projects kept me going most of the morning. I’m actually headed to Arizona on Wednesday for some heavy duty wedding planning and am looking to get as much done as possible before I leave! Eventually, I took a break to do Insanity Max Cardio Conditioning and make lunch.
BIG fan of lunch today. I picked up some Friendship whipped cottage cheese over the weekend and had forgotten how much I love it! It made for a fantastic center of the plate topped with Goya Adobo and was served alongside fresh cucumber and roasted garlic hummus.
On the other side of the plate was a blog favorite during the summer: RAINIER CHERRIES!
I was definitely bouncing back and forth on my heels when I saw these on sale at the grocery store.
The rest of the afternoon I was back at it, but Snacky McSnackerson paid a visit around 3:30 so I slathered a piece of Arnold bread with almond butter and mixed berry conserve. Delish!
I ventured out into the Chicago humidity near the end of the day to drop off some goody packages. Then I chatted with my mom about wedding menus. The other day I was reading my destination wedding book from The Knot and I came across a striking menu idea that I absolutely love. I did a quick Google search and found this photo – which is very similar to our deep purple and ivory color scheme!
What do you think?
I like how they used the belly band instead of the little placards with names on them. My only question now is how to solve the issue of guests finding out where they sit if they don’t have the little cards to guide them. Did anyone else do something similar? Did you just have a seating chart?
I would love to hear your ideas!
Amidst the wedding project of the day, Bobby came home and I got hungry! I made an easy dinner.
I scrambled up two egg whites + one whole egg with a heaping handful of spinach. On the side was sliced deli turkey and a Flatout 5-Grain Flax FOLDit. Full disclosure: they are a client of mine.
The FOLDit made it easy to create an egg + turkey sandwich. Yum! I also had blueberries and blackberries on the side. Whenever I buy fresh fruit, I can’t seem to get enough of it!
The rest of the evening was very peaceful. Bobby and I both read our latest books – he’s reading a new book I recommended by Jodi Picoult. By the way, have you read House Rules yet? It’s amazing!
I may or may not be toggling back and forth between Three Cups of Tea and Harry Potter Numero Uno. It’s an inner battle between an authentic true story and the wizarding world. I blame it on the HP trailer that just came out. It looks absolutely incredible.
You may not have seen this second trailer from the MTV movie awards. Oh. Yes.
Moving right along past my obvious obsession, while reading I decided to make a little dessert. I grabbed some Edy’s Slow Churned Neapolitan ice cream and topped it with raw almonds for some added crunch (and healthfulness?) – regardless, it hit the spot.
Another great thing that happened tonight was that I received a wonderful email from my good friend Melissa. She sent me a fantastic post from Katie at Health for the Whole Self called Being a Healthy Bride. It really resonated with me so I wanted to share it with all of you.
Thanks for inspiring me, Katie! The points you made were spot on and made me look at everything differently. It’s amazing how seeing this day through other people’s eyes can help you focus on what’s most important. By the way, Katie – you looked absolutely stunning.
How do blogs and bloggers inspire you?
That question can be for anything – whether it’s food, fitness, fashion or just a zest for life!