How goes your Memorial Day so far? Instead of going to my spinning class, Ryan and I decided to go running together.
Okay so maybe I was more excited about starting the holiday off by exercise than he was!
We actually make good running partners because we each have “injuries” (running hurts Ryan’s back and running hurts my shins) and have to go slow. Today we ran a slow, easy 2 miles and then walked for about another half mile or so. When we got back, I did the first circuit of Level 2 of the 30 Day Shred using…….soup cans!
It was interesting. I got hungry though so I stopped after the first circuit and Ryan made us post-workout recovery shakes!
To serve two we used: 1 frozen banana, 2 pieces curly kale, 1 scoop strawberry soy protein powder, 1 cup orange juice, a scoop of wheat germ and a few strawberries. I was pretty impressed…it was delicious!
However, I was hungry again pretty soon after and made an early lunch! I haven’t had almond butter in two days and that is two days too long in my book so today’s lunch revolved around the good stuff
I layered a heaping scoop of it on a toasted Kashi Go Lean waffle and then topped a Trader Joe’s dried banana on it for some chew (and since we are out of fresh bananas). On the other waffle, I smeared some raspberry preserves. Out of this world deliciousness, I tell you! I also had the remains of the Fage 2% (probably only 1/4 cup or so) topped with raw cacao nibs.
Look at gooey and delicious this waffle sammie was!
For dessert, I totally broke into one of the fantastic UK chocolate bars that Jo sent me!
Ryan just headed out fishing again (he’s hardcore I tell you!) but since I reached my fishing max with yesterday’s little adventure, I opted to stay home. We somehow seemed to have already eaten through a week’s worth of groceries over here so I need to hit up the store for some essentials. When Ryan gets home this evening we are having our own Memorial Day celebration by grilling out hot dogs. Well, Ryan is eating a hot dog and I’m going to eat a soy dog. I have a little bit of a complex with meat hot dogs. I’m sure some of you know what I mean. No details since its lunch time. I’m also going to get some veggies to throw on the grill…..maybe eggplants, peppers and onions? I love grilled veggies!
I hope whatever you all do you enjoy your day. Both Ryan and I have grandfathers that fought in World War Two and we are all so blessed to live in this great country!