Last night after work I had nothing planned, and was excited to have the opportunity to kick back and relax for the night. Have a little me time and not worry about meetings, rushing around to meet people or to run errands. I also wanted a break from my computer, hence the no blog post last night.
I have some catching up to do! For a relaxing evening, I feel like I sure didn’t relax too much. Every Thursday, a local farm owner brings a box of veggies to two ladies in my office, one being my marketing coworker, Jen. Since both Jen and Judy were on vacation, they allowed Nichole and I to divvy up the veggies. That might have been the highlight of my day. I walked away with purple tomatoes (?!), which I demolished before leaving work, 3 beets, green beans, and some type of lettuce.
I’ve been wanting to try beets for quite a bit now so I jumped on the opportunity to snag those babies. After scrubbing those suckers down, I wrapped them in tinfoil with baby carrots and a little olive oil, and baked them for what seemed like 50 or so minutes at 375. I wasn’t hungry when they came out of the oven, so the final verdict will come tonight!
While my beets and carrots were roasting, I walked a mile on my treadmill while trying to read my Runner’s World magazine. Eventually I gave up and watched How I Met Your Mother. That show kills me! I then proceeded to have a little DIY repair project to salvage my iPod band for just a little bit longer. Yes, I did get a considerable amount of Gorilla Glue on my fingers. It’s still stuck on my fingers and beyond annoying. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen Goo Gone around the office a few weeks ago so I might conduct a search party shortly.
While I was talking to my friend in bed last night, he introduced me to an app on the iPhone called, “I’d Cap That.” You can take a picture or choose one from your phone’s library or off of Facebook, and it will put a random caption on it. You can choose to refresh the caption once, but I found a way around it. Some of the captions aren’t for young kids eyes, but there are also some really funny ones.
That was my favorite I got last night! It’s completely true too. 🙂 I cannot stop using this app, talk about a quick addiction! Side note: When I went to add the tag for this, I accidentally wrote, “I’d Tap That.” Geez, looks like we all know where my mind is!
This morning I woke up 3 minutes before my alarm went off. In my head I was hoping that when I glanced at my phone that I’d still have a few more hours of sleep ahead of me. NOPE! Don’t you just hate those moments? I seem to get them quite often. I’ve also been waking up at midnight on the dot the past few nights this week. What gives?! I don’t remember the last time I fully slept through the nite.
This mornings workout was much better than yesterdays. I squeezed in a 3.4 mile run, got my planks in, additional core work, and then alternated between sets of squats and jump rope.
- 3.4 mile run
- 2 sets of 1 minute plank holds
- 2 sets of 20 mountain climbers
- 50 crunches and 50 side-to-side crunches
- 13 squats with overhead 8 lb. dumbbell press, followed by 50 jump ropes, repeated twice
The quick workout felt good, and am very eager to get quality workouts in this weekend. This morning also marks the first day of trying my new Herbalife protein! I ordered the Cookies & Cream flavor, and once I received it I was apprehensive about the taste, thinking that it’d be too sweet, but ya know what? It is the bomb diggity! The shake is incredible, and while it is sweet, it’s not excessively sweet.
Cookies & Cream Protein Shake
- 2 scoops of Herbalife Cookies & Cream Protein
- 3/4 cup of skim milk… I was all out of my Almond Milk
- additional water
- Ice cubes
- a heaping scoop of Fage 2% Plain Greek Yogurt
As part of the program I am beginning as of right now, I will be consuming two protein shakes a day, a protein-filled snack and a regular dinner. Or you could choose your meal to be breakfast or lunch, it really depends on what you’re craving that day. These shakes are supposed to help increase your protein (well duh Allie!), curb your hunger and help you lose the weight you’re looking to shed. I’m extremely excited about this program and being a Herbalife distributor.
I made a big purchase last night of various Herbalife products, including: French Vanilla protein powder, Dutch Chocolate protein powder, vanilla almond, chocolate peanut butter, and chocolate coconut protein bars, vitamins, Vitamin C face moisturizer (super excited!) and various other products. Once I receive my humungo box of goodies next week, I’ll showcase all of the items.
Hope everyone’s Friday is off to a great start so far! I’m so excited for the weekend and to take charge of my health!