IT’S ICE CREAM NIGHT!
All day today, I’ve had a mad hankering for an ice cream sandwich. I’m pretty such that it’s due to the fact that I saw an ad for the Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches in my current Women’s Health mag. Since then, I’ve been daydreaming about delicious ice cream sandwiched between slightly mushy chocolately wafers and couldn’t get it out of my mind. Did I mention I was reading Women’s Health on the treadmill at the gym when this craving was born?? How convenient.
So today, I didn’t accomplish much around the house, or get my cousins birthday present until tonight, but I did spend a few hours working on a budget and opening some mutual fund accounts and IRAs. I know it’s drab, but our goal is to get a sweet house at our next PCS (permament change of station) and doing a budget is the first step. Now we’ll be able to have a good down payment… if I stay FAR away from the Orlando malls! Heh.
After finishing the budget, I had an awesome lunch of Chicken Cacciatore (I froze it a few weeks ago and it reheated beautifully), a Laughing Cow cheese wedge and a Sugar-free Jell-o pudding. It was glorious. After a little nap time (our dog kept us awake all night last night and I desperately needed one!), I went to the gym an hour before spin class to read my new magazine and do my abs.
Here’s today’s workout:
1. 25 minutes on treadmill at 4.0 with 3.5% incline (I prefer to leisurely walk while I read)
2. Incline ab bench: 10 crunches and 5 full sit ups, 3 sets, holding a 10 lb weight
3. Crunch and twist lifting opposite knee (3 sets of 15 on each side)
4. Plank pose (3 sets of 1 minute)
5. “Hello Dolly”s (3 sets of 12)
6. Spin class, 50 minutes
After the gym, I hit up the store to get my cousin’s b-day gift: a brownies cookbook, a cupcake cookbook and a Red Velvet cupcake and cream cheese frosting mix set. She’s on a baking kick lately and I think she’ll like it.
I came home and made dinner (in the process I munched on 2 tbs of peanut butter; I was pretty ravenous): grilled tilapia with green beans and mashed potatoes (for the hubby).
The tilapia was seasoned with lime zest and juice, Montreal low sodium steak seasoning and cayenne pepper. It came out flaky and delicious. Suprisingly, I had hardly any of my wine- like 3 sips, max. I gave it to the pilot and decided not to waste my calories on something I wasn’t really enjoying. Anyway, I needed those calories for my MARBLE SLAB!!! yes yes yes yes yes
I got a taste of the chocolate peanut butter ice cream –I always get a taster of a fatty ice cream and then the non-fat as my main dessert– and got a small chocolate frozen yogurt (fat free, no sugar added) with chocolate chips. It was like summer in a cup. I enjoyed every bite and it was so much more fufilling than the wine would have been. It sqaushed my craving in an instant.
Speaking of summer, what are the things that officially remind you that it’s summer???
Here’s my top 10 (in no particular order):
1. Squadron BBQ’s… or any BBQs
2. Ice cream nights with hottie (!)
3. Weekend beach trips, with the puppies at a pet hotel
5. Buffalo Wild Wings, a picnic blanket and my hubby
6. Running in the morning
8. Eegee’s (it’s a Tucson thing)
9. Resort pools
10. Eating brunch on the patio
Summer’s been here for a little over a week, but ice cream night made it official