Hi there. I was excited and a little surprised t0 receive some positive feedback on the makeup finds posts and requests for more. I’m happy to oblige (when I have relevant conent to share) given that I’ve kind of moved away from the strict “what I’m eating and how I’m working out” formula and let this blog run the gamut on topics. It’s more fun that way for all involved…especially the writer who gets bored to tears when I just talk about food and working out.
Three topics for you today.
1) Noteworthy eats from the last few days.
A “Nutty Fruity” smoothie from Berrybrook Farm. This interesting but really good smoothie included yogurt, bananas, almonds (not almond butter) and pineapple. I loved having the almond pieces in there for something to chew on. Reminded me of when I add dates to my smoothies. It’s nice to have some different textures.
Straw Propeller sent me a selection of their oatmeal and museli to sample and this morning I tried the Peaches & Berry Bramble flavor. Everything was pre-assembled in the cup and you just add hot water. The ingredients list is very short and the flavor is great. I added some diced banana and almond butter and it was perfect and sustained me all morning. I cannot tell you the last time I had hot oatmeal for breakfast. It was a treat!
Remember when you used to see these lunch bowls all the time? I was able to actually peel myself away from my desk and get home for lunch today so I opened the fridge and freezer and this is what resulted. A bed of spinach topped with brown rice, broccoli, tomatoes, feta, basil and hummus with a dash of red wine vinegar.
I met a friend for dinner last night at Mac’s Speed Shop and couldn’t resist ordering this down-home cooking meal of collard greens, smoked pulled turkey with barbecue sauce and green been casserole (<— so bad but so good!).
I was so sore after Monday’s CrossFit workout that I couldn’t even imagine picking up a weight or running yesterday.
So I made my way into my friend Lauren’s spin class for the second week in a row. I left dripping with sweat and feeling like I got a good cardio workout that didn’t tax my sore muscles too much. I don’t love to spin but it is a good low-impact cardio option.
Sullie has been going above and beyond with delivering on cuteness this week. The girl LOVES to chill upside down (I think because it’s cool on her belly?) and hung out like this for hours in my office on Monday.
It’s 75 degrees and cloudy in Charlotte today so Sullie spent her lunch break on the back steps. For her whole puppy life she has loved laying with her chin propped on something…decks, coffee tables, railings. So cute.
Does your pup have any unique favorite positions?