Hiii! How’s your St. Patrick’s Day going?? To get into the spirit, I played two St. Patrick’s Day-ish songs during spin last night:
1) “Whiskey in the Jar” (standing climb with tempo work)
2) “Lord of the Dance.” This was the last song of class, and everyone seemed to get a kick out of it. It was PERFECT for half moderate climb, half crazy sprint to the end, and a festive way to change up the playlist.
For our viewing pleasure:
(the version I played for class was different -it’s the last one from the soundtrack, with taps- but you get the idea)
Random fact: my Irish dance teacher from back in the day BEAT Michael Flatley in the World Irish Dance Championship in 1989.
It’s been a good St. Paddy’s Day so far. Hand therapy was AMAZING -I’m so so happy I’m finally able to go, and it’s helping so much- and then I had a lovely morning with my favorite little leprechaun. She helped me make the brownie cupcakes, which we’ll top with Bailey’s frosting (for the adults) and spinach-dyed green frosting for the kiddos.
Quintessential green beverage:
(juice with green apple, spinach, cucumber, celery, ginger, lemon and mint)
Lunch was leftover tuna salad from yesterday, served in an avocado. Liv went crazy for it, too! Ok, so at first she was a little skeptical (because, let’s be real, it kind of looks like cat food).
Then, I told her that Ariel from The Little Mermaid LOVES tuna. She happily ate a bowl full, while I realized what I’d just said. Ariel eats her friends. Mom fail.
The difference between pretty food photographs and how they’re actually consumed. 😉
For the tuna salad, here’s what I did:
-Added 1/2 sweet onion, 2 chopped and peeled carrots and about 10 cornichons to the food processor. I processed until they were well-chopped.
-Next, I added the veggies to a large bowl and stirred in two cans of drained tuna. (When I buy canned tuna, I check the label to make sure it was sustainably-caught in a BPA-free can, in water instead of oil)
-I added 1 heaping tablespoon of mayo
-1 heaping teaspoon of this mustard (Deli mustard would work, too)
-most of one container of plain goat’s milk yogurt (you can use any plain yogurt)
-and seasoned well with salt, pepper and garlic powder. So simple, super healthy and delicious.
Since I ended up taking Sunday off, today was an easy 3-miles (I’d walk with incline for 1 minute, run between 6.0-6.7 for 2 minutes). I was ROCKING out the the POSH playlist (doing this in my mind), and my phone fell off the treadmill not once, but twice during my workout. Looks like I’ll be needing to wear the arm band again.
I don’t teach tonight, so I’m excited to hang out here with the fam. Trying to think of something fun to do after dinner. 🙂
Hope you have a great night!
Tell me something green from your day! Any gym fails lately?