I don’t know about where everyone else lives but where I live it was the MOST beautiful weekend.
We are obsessed with these bluebonnets!
Saturday morning we went to the gym where I did 30 min on the treadmill and 20 on the elliptical. I have been listening to Pandora while I workout lately and was telling Jeremy that they have been playing some of my favorite new songs right about the time I need it. You know, when I am about to call it quits with the intervals and walk it out. Then I said, but they haven’t played Boyfriend yet. When I got myself all set up on the treadmill and turned on Pandora, guess what came on first thing? YEEEEEES! I knew it was going to be a great workout! My other favorite new workout songs are, Wild One and Call Me Maybe. It would just probably be the best day of my life if they played all three in a row. Hey Amanda, it’s called ITUNES!
Next on the agenda was to go to The Vitamin Shoppe, Home Depot to find flowers to plant in my flower beds and get Aidan’s haircut.
They were having a “Health Expo” at the Vitamin Shoppe, which ended up just being a couple of tables set up with free samples. I got a bunch of stuff but I was MOST excited about the Vega products. Anyone who reads regularly knows I love my smoothies. I don’t always have time to eat a balanced meal and they are the closest I can get to one on the go.
Vega One is the most nutritious mix of ingredients I have ever seen next to Shakeology. I was SUPER excited to have the opportunity to try it.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 tbsp chia
- 1 packet Vega One
At first it was really good! It may have had something to do with the fact that it was almost 2:30 pm and I hadn’t eaten lunch yet. Then about 3/4 of the way through, I took a sip and thought, “What the heck am I drinking?” I am not sure what it was. Too sweet? The texture was strange. It may taste better mixed differently. I was fascinated by the gorgeous shade of gray it was too! I think it would be more palatable if I had used half the packet. I have another packet in Berry, so I will try it again using half of that. I am just so impressed with the ingredients, it’s almost as though I’ll suffer through the strangeness of it for the health benefits.
This Halo Bar wasn’t a sample but it was on sale and I liked the packaging so I picked up two. The other one was marshmallow. I had a taste of the marshmallow and threw the rest away…..and then I tasted this one & then let Jeremy taste it. He spit it out and I finished it only because I was still hungry and just wanted to get on with my day! It wasn’t TERRIBLE…..but yeah. I really love trying new products. Sometimes you get some real winners, other times….not so much.
In better news, found a lot of pretty flowers to plant this week!!!
I spent the morning at church going to service, a class and then I volunteered in the nursery. We didn’t get out until almost 1:45 and then stopped by the grocery store. That got us home at about 2:30. My oatmeal at 7am did a great job of helping me power through the morning, but obviously I was pretty much starving by the time I got out of church. I am not sure exactly what or how much I ate when I finally made it home. I do know it included a donut, two pieces of protein bread with peanut butter and probably half a box of Honey Bunches of Oats. No, there was no bowl, nor was there any milk. Straight out of the box my friends. Because I’m classy like that! Healthy Habit lesson #518: Pack snacks to eat in between service, class and volunteering. Go straight home after church, do not pass go and do not collect $200. At home have something HEALTHY & BALANCED ready that you can take out and eat immediately. One thing I did learn, if you do eat half a box of Honey Bunches of Oats at 2:30 pm, you will most definitely ruin your appetite for the delicious meal you would be making for dinner.
I didn’t eat a serving but I did taste my work. It was SO good. I am adding this to my go-to recipe section. I am sure it will taste much better leftover (casseroles always do) and with a hungry tummy!
…..and now for 700 pictures of my kid.
After his haircut
and before church Sunday.
I am obsessed with him too!
Looking back on last weeks goals:
- Seriously stay away from the sweets. On the REAL this time. ~ Did much better! Only a few treats this week.
- Make working out a priority, everyday this week. ~ worked out 5 days!
- Do yoga one of those days. ~ this is a really difficult one to accomplish. I need to go to a class at my gym.
- Drink at least 64 oz. of water each day. ~ CHECK!
- Go to church Wednesday night. ~ CHECK!
- Meal plan for next week, trying at least two new recipes. CHECK!
- Sleep. CHECK! I took several 30 min cat naps and slept at least 7 hours each night.
I am feeling so much better this Monday than last. It makes such a huge difference when I follow these healthy habits. My goals this week are the same. I am really going to try to get to the yoga class at the gym. I am pretty sure there is one tomorrow night and Thursday night. I just pray life doesn’t get in the way of that goal!
Question of the day:
What do you do when you find yourself ravenous? Do you eat half a box of Honey Bunches of Oats (or the equivalent) or do you take a step back, realize this isn’t an emergency and calmly prepare a healthy meal?