this just in: y’all love your garlic! if you haven’t had a chance, click over to enter my ceramic grater giveaway. several of your comments reminded me how much i love roasting a whole bulb of garlic and using it as a spread on bread in lieu of butter. that needs to happen in my kitchen. stat.
i took some photos today. and i worked out. wanna hear about it? i hope so. because i am ready to write about it.
on a whim, i bought some (gasp) NON greek yogurt the other day.
it was on sale and had good stats. plus, i love stonyfield farms and everything they stand for.
bad morning lighting, but you can see i combined a cup of the yogurt with fresh blueberries & 1/3 cup of nature’s indulgence vanilla nut granola.
i guess i am just used to the thickness of greek yogurt, because this yogurt was just so runny. tasty, for sure, but.. runny. i’m spoiled in the yogurt department. i like it thick. (TWSS). however, i did enjoy this yogurt and would buy it again! it is a lot more affordable than greek yogurt. perhaps i will try straining it to make my own greek yogurt. i’m pretty lazy, so no promises.
sunday night, i baked six sweet potatoes. well, i guess my grocer calls them yams. at my store, yams=deep orange and sweet potatoes=light brownish/yellow. hmmmm.. whatever, mister grocery store.
my lunch was one of said yams/sweet potatoes plus a few other ingredients.
my favorite topper for a sweet potato: cottage cheese & sunflower seed butter. the only thing missing was the ketchup! (i was out.)
every time i eat this combo someone comments on how it can’t be good. but i promise, it is! don’t knock it ‘til you try it ;) i had a side of normandy style veggies, to add some oomph to my meal.
what you don’t see: me eating this snack in my car, squeezing every last drop out of the almond butter pack.. and then hitting a stop light and tearing the pack down the side, splitting it open and licking it clean.
what? i love justin’s!
i had a killer lower body workout yesterday (i will type it up this week to share with you guys) and my glutes and abs are sore like something fierce! today was HIIT on the treadmill, it was pretty painful, but i got it done.
body for life style HIIT:
|minute #||speed (MPH)||intensity (RPE scale)|
this was a killer run! 2.36 miles, max HR 184, average HR 162 (!!!) and calories burned 178.
i finished the workout off with 15 minutes of walking at 2.0 MPH and 15% incline. i alternated walking facing left, facing front and facing. this is a fun way to mix up your treadmill moves. even though you are walking slow, you have to concentrate and your heart rate will actually stay pretty high. i burned an additional 135 calories in that short ime! i ended my workout with a nice stretch.
leftovers! just as good the second time around.. if not better.
a hearty bowl of my taco soup, topped with avocado, greek yogurt and sharp cheddar.
check out my cute spoon! momma b brought it back from costa rica.
i <3 owls. i <3 spoons. it just works.
don’t you love him? he needs a name.
i also had another side of normandy veggies. i am feeling very veggie today! i love this particular mix. i buy it at costco. i keep a bag at home AND at work! the perks of having a freezer at work, eh?
we are about to take the pups for a walk and then i will probably make some sort of dessert.. i am thinking my pumpkin protein shake~ since i just bought three huge cans of libby’s pumpkin at costco!
1. yogurt: do you prefer thick, creamy greek yogurt or runny regular yogurt? once you go greek.. it’s hard to go back. oikos has my heart.
2. do you eat in your car? truth be told, i often eat my snack (between lunch and dinner) in my car. it is usually an apple, protein shake or something portable.. but i have been known to eat yogurt messes complete with spoon while driving.
3. bright orange potato shaped vegetable: is it a sweet potato or a yam? i googled and i guess they are interchangeable. i say sweet potato.
xo. janetha g.