Evening, lovelies. Today was a typical Monday in the Boyle household (yayyy)… we worked, went to the gym, went to the grocery store, bought lottery tickets, made dinner, and we’re now watching sports/Gossip Girl.
Mid-day snacks included….. the ever-faithful combo of Grape Nuts + yogurt (con blueberries).
Some crackers. I was in the mode to MINDLESSLY EAT at work (don’t you hate that?) so I decided on a few crackers. Maximum hurt for minimal calorie damage (60 calories).
My pre-workout snack included WW toast with a smear of PB.
The gym was uneventful, but it was my first time back since the honeymoon, so I caught up with a few "gym friends" on the recent happenings. I wish I could transition one girl to a REAL friend, but I’ve kind of put the ball in her court, so we’ll see. :) A girl can never have too many friends!
I did 25 minutes on the elliptical and 15 minutes of weight-lifting and ab work. Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 40 minutes
- Average Heart Rate: 115 bpm
- Maximum Heart Rate: 140 bpm
- Calories Burned: 200
I recently read an article about how a stronger core makes you a fast runner, so I am much, much more motivated to do ab work now! I did a mixture of planks, side planks, crunches, and X Obliques.
After shopping, I headed to the kitchen to cut up the fresh fruit. Isn’t it strange how you can never fit all of the fruit into the tupperware? Especially with melons! I ate this slice to make the rest fit. 🙂
I tried to re-create the Quinoa Mama Mix I ate at my favorite veggie restaurant on December 30.
I didn’t measure while cooking, but this hunk of yummyness included cooked quinoa mixed with:
- Ground turkey, marinated in BBQ sauce and wok cooked
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet Onion
- BBQ sauce
With a side of broc:
It was pretty good, but the version at Dandelion was better. I think I needed more BBQ sauce (I ran out halfway through cooking!).
Plus a glass of wine for CELEBRATING!
We had the Beringer Merlot. We visited Beringer on our honeymoon, so this wine holds a special place in our hearts.
Can you guess what we are celebrating? :) Hint: no one is preggers!