Saturday, October 15, 2011

The last couple of days...

Our weekend has been really good so's a recap of some Thursday/Friday eats and workouts. This post is kind of random because I'm covering a couple of days. Sorry about that!

I had the Love Grown cocoa goodness granola for breakfast on Friday morning. I didn't realize it but my sample size package expired in late September. The flavor seemed a bit off to me compared to all of the other Love Grown granolas I have tried. I've really loved all of the other flavors and was looking forward to the chocolate based one. Oh well!


Once I was at work, I walked to Starbucks and treated myself to a Salted Caramel Mocha to celebrate it being the end of the work week.

Salted Caramel Mocha Starbucks

I liked the drink, but it was very sweet. Craig and I were keen on the Salted Caramel hot chocolates last fall and winter and I much prefer sharing one of those with him to save on calories and just get a little taste of the drink. My favorite part is the salty taste with the sweet.

For lunch, I tried a new to me yogurt--the Siggi's brand of Icelandic style yogurt in strawberry. It wasn't sweet and reminded me of greek yogurt. I got used to the taste after a while.

siggi's strawberry yogurt

sigg's strawberry yogurt

I'll deal with the taste for the amount of protein it had in it.

Siggi's strawberry yogurt nutrition stats

I also had a spinach salad with feta, a roma tomato from our garden, and some Rosemary and Olive Oil Triscuits thrown in. Carrots were on the side.

salad and carrots

On Thursday, I tried this nogii bar by Elizabeth Hasselback. It was just ok.

nogii high protein bar

I brought a Cranberry Lemonade Mamma Chia drink for lunch on Thursday and it was my favorite flavor yet. I'm really loving the taste and texture of Mamma Chia drinks.

Mamma Chia Cranberry Lemonade

Mamma Chia nutriton facts

I have been listening to this podcast all week. It has some really good tips that I think everyone can learn from such as assertiveness, dealing with difficult people, etc.

Life Habits mentoring podcast

Before going to the gym on Friday, I had a pumpkin spice protein shake from a recipe I found on Carrots N' Cake.

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

Sprinkled some cinnamon on top.

cinnamon on top of pumpkin spice shake

It was yummy!

At the gym, I completed 45 minutes of cardio on the elliptical. I normally don't stay on the elliptical that long, but House Hunters International kept me there when they went to my favorite country, Germany, where a family was purchasing a house. I love learning about buying houses in Europe and dream of doing that someday. I know if we did that, we'd have to buy our own kitchen, the bathrooms wouldn't be likely to have double sinks and the roofs in Germany are often sloped in a way that makes the bedrooms lose lots of space.

On Thursday night, I did yoga with my fav teacher and it was a super crowded class that was very tough. We all looked exhausted from the session and the teacher said so before we did some mat work. It felt SO good to stretch though. My hips were killing me as we started class but were totally fine by the end. I could feel the subtle soreness the next day as well. Too much sitting at work is starting to take a toll on my hips I think!

I did pretty good overall with getting to the gym this week. I had to make up for the previous week of hardly going at all and doing more outdoor exercises.

Time to enjoy my Saturday night!

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