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A Terrific Thursday

I did something I never do ….  I worked out on my lunch hour!   I always thought people who exercised during their lunch hour were crazy.  Who wants to get all sweaty and have to put work clothes back on?  Apparently I do.  I loved it.  Well, except for the fact that my face was all red and most of my makeup had been sweated off.  It felt GREAT!

This time of year it’s hard to find the best time to run outside.  In the morning, it’s way too early and cold.  After work, the sun sets way too quickly.  Plus, it’s cold.  So, I think the lunch hour is the optimal time.  As long as I don’t have any client appointments or meetings in the afternoon, I will be doing this more often!!  And there are plenty of greenway options within a few miles of my building so I won’t get bored going to the same spot.


Egg, Cheese and Spinach on Whole Wheat English muffin

I had a great breakfast to fuel my workout.  Hubby made egg and cheese on whole wheat english muffins.  I threw some spinach on it for good measure.

My favorite hill 🙂


From Endomondo

Anyone else use the Endomondo app?  I just downloaded it a week ago and so far I really like it.  It uses the GPS in your phone to track your mileage.  And I have to say, it’s pretty darn accurate.  Back in the day, I used to use the Nike+ on my iPod and I never thought it was right.  I even used it during a Half Marathon and it said I ran 15 miles.  lol

Yes, you are reading that correctly ….  turkey and stuffing with cranberry cream cheese IN A WRAP!!  Sounds slightly weird.  But I love turkey.  I love dressing.  And I love cream cheese.  So how could Trader Joe’s go wrong??


This wrap was AMAZING!!!  The ony thing that would have made it better would have been some fresh cranberries and maybe a little mustard.  So yummy.  I practically inhaled it when I got back from my run.

Finished it off with a little dark chocolate promise.

Now that is what I call a Terrific Thursday!!!!


Questions of the Day: 

What is your favorite time of day to workout?  

Have you ever done a workout on your lunch break??

Which app do you use to track your mileage?



What I Ate Wednesday

Time for another installment of What I Ate Wednesday.   Such a fun little thing to share with the blogosphere, courtesy of Peas and Crayons.

So today started the same as any other day, with a kale shake.  Today’s was slightly different, though.  We ran out of frozen strawberries so we added fresh peaches instead. I know it sounds like a really weird combo – peaches, kale and cookies ‘n cream flavored protein powder, but I promise it works!!

protein shake

Today was a crazy busy day. So busy, in fact, I’m surprised I even remembered to eat lunch at all.  Thankfully I had brought a salad from home.

spinach salad

Spinach, yellow peppers, grape tomatoes, sprouts, and feta cheese with homemade balsamic vinaigrette.   Yum!!
Then I added a pouch of tuna, which is a great way to increase your protein intake.

And a few almonds on the side. 🙂

When I picked my son up from school, I asked him what he wanted for dinner. “Tacos”, he screamed from the backseat.  Ok.  Good idea, buddy!!

tacos with ground turkey

Taco shells, ground turkey, salsa, cheese, banana peppers and jalapenos.
As a rule, I don’t buy iceberg lettuce.  So instead of shredded lettuce, I topped my tacos with spinach.

My hubby crumbled up his tacos, and turned it into a taco salad topped with ranch.

taco salad

My son refused to allow me to post pictures of his taco. He’s so funny.

Then, after dinner, to satisfy a little sweet craving, I had a few peanut butter chips.

peanut butter chips

Question of the day:  how do you satisfy a sweet craving without derailing your diet??


My new favorite breakfast….

Spinach Protein Shake.  And oh so easy to make!!


1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp flax seeds

2 scoops whey protein (I like the chocolate peanut butter flavor by Body Fortress)

1 tbsp peanut butter

1 cup frozen blueberries

2 cups spinach

and enough water and ice to make the consistency right

Blend and enjoy.  🙂

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