*For some reason this didn’t post last night… sorry about that!
Hey hey hey and happy Fri-dizzle! Hope your weekend is shaping up nicely. I’m headed to Maryland for the weekend… not sure what the blogging/internet situation will be, but as always, you will never be far from my mind.
Last night I stayed up pretty late reading, so I got a little hungry and ate an apple.
Jim made a reappearance this morning at breakfast… I think he was channeling Jack the Pumpkin King.
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/2 banana
- 2 tsp skim milk
- 1 tsp PB
- 1 tsp black raspberry jelly
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- face: orange smile, dried apricot eyes, pecan nose
I had a doctor’s appointment and they kept me waiting for a while, so I whipped out some trail mix and ate it in the waiting room. A good girl is always prepared!
I got hit with a horrible wave of exhaustion after my appointment; I picked up a hazelnut iced coffee with skim and sugar and it helped a little.
The internet was a little ornery this morning so I couldn’t check to see what Day 3 of Gina‘s Summer Shape-Up was, but I remembered that it was some kind of cardio interval training so I hopped on the elliptical and alternated between levels 10 and 15, in 1-minute intervals, for 30 minutes with a 5 minute cooldown. I also did one ab machine. Thankfully, my heart rate monitor decided to work today:
Total time: 39:22 minutes
Maximum heart rate: 176 (88%)
Average heart rate: 151 (76%)
Calories burned: 357
I snacked on an apple on the way out of the gym:
It was already 3:30 by the time I got home. While I was pounding away on the elliptical (and trying not to fall asleep on the subway), I came up with a serious crack wrap remix:
I smeared some Hummus Palace hummus on a one half of a whole wheat HP pita, and topped it with some extra sharp NY cheddar.
I smooshed the top of the pita on and heated both sides until they started to brown.
Then I pried open the sandwich, and plopped a pre-toasted Amy’s California Veggie Burger between the layers.
For dessert, I had two Fig Newtons and a three-hour nap.
My mom treated me to a nice Thai dinner at Sura. The price is unbelievable and the food is delicious! For $12, we shared an appetizer trio: coconut shrimp, “Virgin” Thai summer roll, and seaweed-crusted tofu.
We also split the Almond-Crusted Trout with Rice-Noodle and Papaya salad.
All that was only $24! New York is expensive, but it’s definitely possible to find delicious and beautifully-prepared food that won’t break the bank.
When I got home, I had a mango with Fage 0%. When I was younger I used to get a rash all over my face every time I ate mango! (I always did it anyway 🙂 ).
I also wanted some chocolate, so I broke out the bar my friend Carlye brought me back from Russia, oh, six months ago! (Remember the FOR MEN chocolate?!)
It got a little melty on the drive home from Minnesota, but it still tasted like pure Ruskie heaven.
Well, almost time to go and I have to make sure I didn’t forget anything. I always forget something big, like my glasses, and end up sleeping in my contacts for days on end!
Have a great weekend 🙂