Hola…my intent was to publish this post last night while I was on the couch eating takeout and drinking a glass of wine but I got sidetracked by HGTV and catching up on reading other blogs. So here is my “What I ate and how I worked out out Wednesday” on a Thursday!
I subbed a 6:30 a.m. yoga class for a friend and then swung by Whole Foods on my way into work to pick up a mega-sized double green (strawberries and blueberries instead of mixed berries and add almond butter) and a coffee. Newsflash: I have decided that Whole Foods coffee is hands down 100% tastier than Starbucks. Unfortunately, Starbucks usually wins for me due to convenience and the Gold Card Rewards but I do love the taste of Whole Foods coffee so much more.
Lunch was half of a turkey sandwich with tomatoes, arugula, tarragon mayo and muenster cheese on sourdough. Pink lady (<– the best!) apple slices and pretzel chips on the side.
I was auditioning a new CrossFit coach yesterday afternoon so I got to take class instead of teach it. The WOD was pretty much straight cardio. I have yet to master the stringing of multiple double unders together so I did 400 singles for the first 200 and thought my calf muscles might fall off my body. I tried to DU for the second 100 but I seriously thought my heart was going to beat out of my chest and explode so I went back to singles. I finished in a little over 20 minutes. This is a really good workout whether you CrossFit or not. Try it! Sub 2:1 or 3:1 singles for the doubles.
I had the pleasure of taking another yoga class from Johnna Smith after CrossFit last night and down dog was just what my tight legs needed after that WOD. Class was fun, light hearted and perfectly challenging. Two days in a row of Johnna…I am a lucky, lucky girl!
I was in the mood for something ethnic for dinner after yoga so I ordered takeout from Vietnam Grille. I had heard SO MUCH about their #33 Bun from fellow foodies so I finally gave it a try. The “bun” is a traditional Vietnamese rice noodle dish. The #33 features grilled chicken, jumbo shrimp, meatballs and crispy spring rolls along with cucumber, sprouts crushed peanuts and fish sauce. I also gave mine a healthy dose of chili sauce for some fire. The verdict? I’m so happy I tried it and while I’m 100% back on the bandwagon of eating meat again this was a little too much meat for me. I loved the flavors in the dish and I’m glad I ventured out of pho-territory. I will definitely return to Vietnam Grille and try some of their other specialties!
Vietnamese food…love it, not so much or never tried it??? And if you do love it…what are your faves?