Hey guys! How are ya?? Things are bueno over here- just got back from a walk with the puppers and thought I’d do a little post before going to the post office to send off these macaroons
Yesterday ended up being nothing like I expected! I didn’t end up teaching, or go to school due to the absolutely insane weather that randomly occurred.
I did have a scrumptious lunch before going to work…..
Freshly made raw hummus
The texture of raw hummus is very fluffy and light unlike the dense traditional hummus. It’s made the same way, only using soaked dried chickpeas and raw tahini.
I spread the hummus on top of two slices of the raw sesame flax bread from Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen:
Topped with romaine, tomato and sliced bell pepper- it was perfect and very filling.
I love how the bread turned out! Instead of being crispy like a flatbread, it’s super soft and grainy
Work was pretty uneventful –the class I TA for had a test- but I was so excited to see an Easter package from the Tucson familia when I got home!
Tons of candy (for the pilot, even though I was scoping out the pink peeps….) and a gift card to Seasons 52 which we can totally use for some dessert this weekend
I make a new cd for spin and sipped on some lovely juice:
(I used half the bag of carrots)
After that, I went to teach in the torrential rain. Base is a good 20 minutes from the house and I couldn’t see most of the time I was driving. Not very safe, I know :/ Also, they have an exercise going on right now which means that the entire base is preparing for multiple scenarios and usually practice what it’s like to deploy. I find this kind of hilarious since the pilot’s squadron just got back from a deployment—I’m pretty sure they know how to do it….. People are camped out in tents, there are tanks by the gates armed with men with machine guns (kinda creepy) and the base gym is totally empty because everyone is working on exercise-related stuff with their respective squadron. For all of those reasons, NO ONE came to spin class or any of the classes the were scheduled for yesterday.
So I drove back home to the puppies, hid during the tornado watch, did 30 minutes of the New York City Ballet Company workout, and then met my friend Jeni at the gym closer to the house.
Here’s yesterday’s workout:
|Elliptical||Cross country 2 program, level 5, 35 minutes|
|V-rope tricep pressdown||40 lbs, 3 sets of 12|
|Dumbbell upward rows||10 lbs each, 3 sets of 10|
|Seated chest press||35 lbs, 3 sets of 12|
|Supine dumbbell skull crusher||8 lbs each, 3 sets of 10|
|Front dumbbell raises||8 lbs, 3 sets of 12|
|Supine chest fly||5 lbs each, 3 sets of 12|
|Overhead press||20 lbs, 3 sets of 10|
|Total time: 1 hr 5 min|
When I got back to the casa, the pilot was home and had grabbed Moe’s for dinner, so I just had a bar:
I still feel pretty meh about these bars. I have two flavors left to try, but from what I can tell, Lara still wins.
Two egg whites and leftover asparagus:
I got the macaroons (and other goodies) ready to ship and then called it a night!
This morning, I woke up to a beautiful breakfast cookie
The puppies and I went to the base trail for their walk and SAW THE BASE ALLIGATOR AGAIN!!! She was floating in the water with her little bug eyes sticking out and gave me the heeby jeebies!!! We definitely kept our distance from her….
When we got home, I was feeling a little snacky, so after munching on a super charge me cookie I made something a little more substantial—egg whites and Joe
Well I’m off to the post office, work, (hopefully) teaching step if the weather allows!, then to school (?).
I owe ya an intuitive eating post, which I’m going to do tonight (I promise!) because while I was cleaning yesterday, I found some of my pre weight-loss pics I want to include….
Hope you all have a very happy Tuesday!
Today’s tip: While doing weights, make sure to keep your core engaged the entire time. It will make your workout even more effective, help your posture and adds a bonus toning sesh. Last night, while I did weights, I kept my abs tight (without holding my breath) and am a little sore today even though I didn’t do abs-specific exercises. Give it a whirl