remember back in the day when i told you all of my meals & moves?
man. how did i stay so consistent?? i am all over the place these days!
today, however, i kept pretty good tabs on my whole day. and now i am going to tell you all about it. enjoy!
breakfast was my latest favorite.. good thing i can buy the ingredients in bulk!
1/2 cup nature’s path ancient grain granola + 1 cup fage yogurt
i love eating out of christmas tree shaped bowls. there’s just something about it. i also love my placemat.. not only is it all holiday-ed out, it has a snazzy houndstooth border. you know that was the reason i had to buy it. i am such a sucker.
if you guys haven’t entered yet, make sure you swing by my nature’s path granola giveaway before it ends tomorrow night. this stuff is delicious and addicting!
i like getting up earlier so i can enjoy breakfast at home with pups begging at my feet. no, it is not the begging that i enjoy.. it is just the fact that i can sit down and eat without staring at a computer screen.
which brings me to lunch, which i eat at my desk 97% of the time.
green chile chicken enchiladas
and another festive placemat. you long time readers may remember this one from last year.
only 11 days! well, 10 now.. today is almost over!
special thanks to momma b for sharing her leftover enchiladas with me.. they hit the spot.
on my way out the door from work i snagged a slice of great harvest pumpkin bread. you guys, it is irresistible!
i also munched on a simply bar for some protein and then headed up to the outlet stores in park city with my mom. we had some christmas shopping to attend to!
the one notable store is my favorite of them all: harry & david.
the last time i went to harry & david was right before halloween and it was decked out with all things spooky. this time, however, it was all things christmas. i loved it!
thought about buying this for marshall, then i realized i do all the chopping.
i did make a few unmentionable purchases for some special people in my life.
it is basically a miracle that i made it to the gym today. i got home from shopping at 6 PM. it was dark, it was cold, and all i wanted to do was curl up with my little family, eat dinner and stare at the christmas tree. but, i know what’s best for my health, so i high tailed it to the gym for a mash up of cardio.
treadmill (10 minutes)
repeat one more time!
stationary bike (10 minutes) @ 70 RPM
repeat one more time!
random moves while waiting for stairmill
- squats on bosu ball holding 25# weight x12
- dead lifts on bosy ball holding 25# weight x12
- standing side bends holding 25# weight x12 each side
- elbow to knee crunches on bosu x12 each side
stairmill (20 minutes)
speed intervals level 10
the end! i have no idea what my heart rate statistics were because i’ve somehow misplaced the strap.. but i will tell you that my whole back was drenched in sweat when i was done. appealing, right? point being: it was a great workout. i liked it.
i was super excited for dinner tonight! marshall requested something in the crock pot so i perused recipes all night last night until i came across one on danica’s page. she is FULL of great recipes!
kung pao cashew chicken!
oh my gosh, i never thought i could make kung pao chicken at home, let alone in my crock pot!
this was a delicious blend of chicken, broccoli, red & yellow bell peppers, celery, carrots and red onion in an incredibly flavorful sauce made up of hoison, soy sauce, ketchup, sherry and sriracha. you all need to click here for the recipe and directions how to make it in the crock pot (it only takes 3 hours! i put it in after work and it was ready to eat by 7 PM.)—this was beyond delicious. and healthy!
i loved the crunch that the black pepper cashews added to the dish.
oh.. and yes.. meal #3 called for festive placemat #3!
thanks for the awesome recipe, D!
now marshall & i are watching the first episode of the new series called “shameless”—if it is anywqhere near as good as dexter, i will be a happy camper.
something to do! please click here and check out my long-time friend melina rocking out on youtube.. she is incredibly talented at singing and she needs to get 1,000 hits! thanks.
well, there’s my whole day. geez, this took quite awhile to type! i think i remember why i stopped doing this daily…
1. where do you usually eat breakfast? home? work? on the road?
2. quick! tell me the highlight of your day thus far.
xo. janetha g.