Thursday, December 12, 2013
Yesterday started off with a decent workout.
I say decent because I had to scale back my intensity after having some knee pain the past few days, I'm sure it's from the bitter cold, lack of yoga and stretching I've done but I can't help my paranoia when it comes to knee pain since I've torn both of my meniscus's already!
My calorie burn was lower then usual but I was able to get through the class mostly pain free which is more important to me in the long run.
Oh! Before I forget I wore my brand new Just Keep Sweating long sleeved shirt I got in the mail over my tank top [because it's freezing, remember?]
I am OBSESSED.
I made four new long sleeved shirts in my shop last week, two men sizes and two women's.
I am wearing a mens in this picture because I love over sized shirts for hanging around the house or wearing to the gym.
For lunch at work I tried something new I picked up at Trader Joe's this past weekend, Quinoa Teriyaki Mushroom sushi. It was delicious! A little heavy on the Quinoa in my opinion but I ate the entire thing, even though a serving size was 3 pieces. I HATE HOW TRADER JOES TRICKS YOU IN THEIR PRE-MADE MEALS!
But one serving was only 120 calories and 2.5 servings were in the container so I didn't feel the least bit guilty eating 300 calories at lunch,
The rest of my day was spent working but before I went home I hit the food store for some bread to go with my new crockpot creation, I can't share the recipe details just yet because it will be in an upcoming Delta Dishes video but I can tell you it was amazing!
While I was wandering around the store I came across this bad boy...
I've never purchased coconut milk before this past weekend when I got the Pumpkin Spice flavor, but I knew the Mint Chocolate would be a delicious base for post workout protein shakes so I had to have it.
I was SO good for so long about having shakes for dinner but after awhile they got old and boring and I haven't been able to bring myself to have them. It also doesn't help that my husband is an amazing cook so when he makes dinner for himself I'd much rather eat what he's having then drink a healthy shake.
Can you blame me?
However I plan to have shakes at least 3 nights out of the week, the nights I work out, just to get back on track because I feel better when I have them VS a heavy meal at night.
Oh and I also picked up a mini sea salted caramel gelato because it's adorable, delicious and perfectly portioned out for me!
Have you found any new, delicious things at the food store?
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Last night I took one of my favorite total body workout classes
My burn was lower then usual due to some knee pain but I'll take 462 calories from just weight lifting!
This morning started with one of my favorite new creamers, Salted Caramel Mocha in my snowman mug
This stuff is dangerous people.
During my morning coffee I downloaded some new music, most importantly Kelly Clarkson's new Christmas single [FREE ON iTunes today!] and I pre-ordered Lea Michele's new album LOUDER.
Already obsessed with this song
Before work I stopped by Starbucks to pick up my current favorite drink:
Venti Holiday Blone Soy Misto with Gingerbread, Extra Hot
Yes it's a mouthful but it's worth it!
The barista must have been a little tired herself this morning because after repeating my name to her 3 times I was handed this
Oh well I think it was good luck because I've had a great day so far!
Off to the gym...
Monday, December 9, 2013
This weekend was one of those where we had no plans but kept ourselves super busy.
It all started on Friday with a bedroom makeover.
It's amazing what paint and new curtains can do for a room!
The color is Behr Vintage Grape and we are LOVING it.
Saturday started off with an amazing workout.
Right after the gym I got myself ready for a massive Trader Joe's stock up trip with Eddie and my best friend Sarah. It was her FIRST time there... we couldn't believe it!
The rest of the day Eddie and I spent picking up around the house and relaxing. That night we decided to take Eddie's new telescope for a spin and look at the moon.
It was amazing! I couldn't believe how clearly I was able to see the craters. We can't wait until it's warm enough out for us to go on telescope adventures.
I hit the gym for my usual abs, arms and kickboxing routine however the bitter cold and tight/sore muscles caused me some knee issues during the class so I had to take my intensity down several notches.
Post workout I took my sweaty, stinky self to the food store to pick up the rest of the things on our list we didn't get at TJ's on Saturday.
We usually stock up on freezer/snack items at Trader Joe's.
Shopping cart packed out with healthy, yummy eats = Happy Carlyn and Eddie
I even got a few new things to try!
Admittedly I am kind of over pumpkin spice for the season but I wanted to try this in my morning coffee [I am currently hooked on International Delight's Salted Caramel Mocha OMG] or in a post workout shake.
I've been horrible at having shakes for dinner lately, time to get back on the bandwagon so I can keep those pesky holiday pounds off my bod!
It snowed all afternoon here yesterday so Eddie and I took that as a sign we needed to have a Friday Night Lights marathon on the couch and a fire in the fireplace.
We ended up getting halfway through season 1 and both dreamt about being quarterbacks last night.
Before we went to bed for the night we had to have some dinner:
Chipotle inspired burrito bowls were on the menu and I used the quinoa brown rice mix I picked up earlier as my base.
Yep, I will definitely be repurchasing this AND making this dish again.
I loved everything about this weekend :)
How was your weekend?