Hey! Happy almost-shrimpsgiving
This morning, I wanted something light before the gym, so I grabbed an almond butter date and half a nanner with AB:
The plan was to warm up and do weights for 45 minutes before spin class. I got on the stairmaster to warm up, and saw that an aerobics class was about to begin. After scoping it out for a second since it wasn’t on the aerobics schedule, I decided to stick to the original plan and stay on the stairmaster. That is, until the teacher walked into the room wearing a pink Zumba hoodie (which I must purchase ASAP, but totally besides the point). You can bet I jumped off the stairmaster and went in there to ZUMBA!!!! I was able to take the class for 35 minutes before going to spin… and it was so much fun!!! Starting the day with my two favorite kinds of cardio isn’t too shabby at all, eh?
When I got home, I was RAVENOUS but had to grab something quick since I had a dentist appt.
After reading the fabulous Jenn at Eating Bender‘s review of this flavor, I was stoked to try it. I agree with her 100%— it was absolutely fantastic
I went to the dentist (and the hygenist hacked at my teeth and made my mouth hurt so badly), then nana and I went to one of the best Mexican places in Tucson para comer un lonchi muy delicioso.
I ordered a side order of a green tamale (which came out covered in tomatillo sauce –yum!– and white cheese –blech– that I scraped off)
When I’m in Valdosta, I miss tamales with all of my heart and make sure to live it up when I come to AZ!
Also, a side of beans with no cheese (and the server assured me that they are 100% meat-free)
See the green salsa? It rocks my face off
Lunch was so tasty, so satisfying, and when I got home, I crawled onto the leather recliner and took a proper siesta
Then, we went to the incredible Gaslight Theatre to see their Christmas show.
If you are ever in Tucson, make sure that you see a show at the Gaslight!!! It’s a local theatre and they do melodrama musicals, where the audience cheers for the good guy, boos for the bad guy–the cast is always insanely talented and the shows are so much fun.
Here’s what the theatre looks like from the inside:
(It’s two stories, but we were on the 1st floor)
Another awesome thing about it– it’s attached to a 50s style diner and they serve FOOD!
And there’s popcorn:
A good friend of mine is a regular cast member and was so sweet to get a table for my nana, mom, lil bro and I. THANK YOU , CHARLIE
After the show, my brother and I played tourist a little and took pics in front of the theatre:
Then the insane process of getting Thanksgiving groceries took place. Grocery shopping today was a HORRIBLE idea– everywhere was a zoo of people throwing hams and turkeys into their carts and fighting over the last sweet potatoes. Insane.
At TJs, I picked up a tuna lunch to eat for dinner (albacore tuny, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, green beans and chickpeas) and ate it on top of baby greens with a little Goddess dressing:
I finished off what was left in the package with my baby Mickey fork:
Then, the madre and I blasted some Gipsy Kings and started cooking for tomorrow. (Salsa dancing was optional, but we did it anyway, of course)
I made some cranberry sauce with orange zest and sweetened with crushed pineapple and honey instead of sugar:
I’m also making the sweet potato crumble casserole (healthy), whole wheat stuffing with apples, raisins, and cranberries (healthy) and my Auntie’s creamy spinach (not healthy but so delicious I don’t even care– tomorrow’s a definite treat day, anyway!).
As I’m sure many of you will be doing, I’ll be taking the day off blogging tomorrow, since I’ll be spending half of turkey day with my dad’s fam and half with the madres. I’m also running a 5k in the morning
Have a wonderful, happy, memorable and SAFE Thanksgiving <3 See ya on Friday (BLACK FRIDAY! YES!) with my Thanksgiving eats, the comments I owe all of you (!), and my purchases from the awesome sales.