Heya and happy Friday! Sorry about the lack of breakfast post… I fell back to sleep right after I ate it (yes, I had breakfast in bed, don’t judge!). I had leftover banana flax oatmeal and stirred in mixed nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, pecans), frozen berries warmed to perfection, and agave.
After said nap, I had this apple on the way to meet Katey for coffee.
At Coffee News, I had a 16 oz skim dark chocolate mocha. The barista was totally in his element, and not only did he give me TWO punches (next drink is F-R-E-E), but he jazzed up the foam with a pretty little design.
I went to the gym, and had a pretty good workout that was all over the place.
I started on the bike (3.5 miles, then after a mile on the treadmill my calves were feeling really stiff, so I moved it over to the stairmaster and did 10 minutes.
Also did some arm machines, abs, and stretches.
Total time: 1:17 hours
Maximum heart rate: 175 (88%)
Average heart rate: 127 (64%)
Calories burned: 500 (I like ending on a nice, round number)
When I came home, I found a box of Legacy Chocolates waiting for me! My parents ordered me a truffle variety for Valentine’s Day… I can’t wait to try them! Thanks guys!
Lunch was superb; I’m glad I let it stew overnight. I made Cholent from Veganomicon, which I’ve had my eye on for quite some time! I halved the recipe, made a couple substitutions including some bean swappage (cannelloni for lima) and half sweet potato instead of all white.
Do you always dig out the brown spots in potatoes? There are so many!
This was such a good stew. It’s hearty but low fat, and has so many different flavors and textures!
I used some Lavash bread to “scoop” it, but I microwaved it for a little bit too long so it was kind of crunchy.
I also had a navel orange and a coconut water that Hope sent me.
Time to shower and nap work. Have a great day! What are your Valentine’s Day plans? I’m pretty sure I’ll be home doing work. It’s what all the cool kids will be doing, dontcha know?!