So! I wore my newly-exchanged shoes to work out on Tuesday and I was still feeling a little squished in them… so I looked at the box: 8. I looked inside the tongue on the shoe: 8. When I did the exchange, I brought the 8’s from home, along with 8.5’s from the store, which I wanted… the guy at the register did the lil’ transaction, handed me back the 8’s & I went (happily) on my way… until Tuesday after my workout! Geesh! I guess I’ll be going back again. Until then, I’ll have to keep them sparklin’ clean!
*This is what I’m looking at, while I blog to you:
Tuesday, I had another great day! I went to the gym & did the Arc trainer, lifted arm weights & did some abs/core. Then, I went home & made another smoothie. This one was AWESOME! I didn’t get a picture, but it was a pretty pink color, which made it more appetizing than my last effort with the green one! I used this protein powder (13 g. protein + anti-oxidants), added some extra frozen fruit, a couple of T. of sogurt, ice, some water & whiiizzzzzzz…. dee-lish!
I also made this for dinner:
^ Mesquite-grilled tofu with mixed veggies (broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, snap-peas, mushrooms, onions) over quinoa, Bragg’s & garlic-roasted pumpkin seeds <– a nice touch!
^ I got hungry a little while later, so I had this snack, consisting of:
packet of plain oatmeal, some Chia Goodness cereal
Now, I am definitely not one to waste food. But yesterday… just look what I came up with & tell me if you would do the same:
I started with this packet:
…it looked promising, being hemp protein & full of goodness
…& I added some frozen fruit (including peaches & a banana), some sogurt, ice & water… to get this narstiness:
BLEGHH!!! Again, I wanted to like it & I hated the thought of all those good ingredients (& $$$) going down the drain, but one dip-of-my-finger in this blend put a sour look on my face and I had it thrown down the garbage disposal before I had any other reaction! The dogs didn’t even get a chance to sniff it out & look pitiful enough for a handout… so I went back to a tried-and-true standby: Spirutein (vanilla flavor) soy protein powder:
Then, I added a banana, some (maybe 10 or so?) almonds, sogurt, water, ice, cinnamon & cocoa powder to come up with a much better outcome:
Then, off to work, where it was a total MAD HOUSE because:
- It was “Senior Day”, where folks aged 60+ got 10% off everything in the store
- Brendan Brazier came to talk about his book (Thrive Diet) & products (Vega nutrition)… check him/it all out here. After the lecture let out, people swarmed the store to try some of the products & get their lil’ paws on the goods!
It was a successful day, for sure… just very busy! Finally, I had this to get me through & make me feel a lil’ spunky:
I’ll update about today, which started very early with a staff meeting before we opened the store this morning. It’s sure to be another good day!
Milo says so, too: