Green. The color of the day, and the predominant color of my food. I’m craving them like nobody’s business! My youngest had a couple of books a few years ago. One was called Pinkalicious, and one was Purplelicious. There are more in the series now, but R is too old. If you have a 4-6 yr old little girl in your life, I’d suggest picking these up though! In each, she ate foods of predominantly that color, and her skin and hair turned to match. That’s going to be me. Greenalicious!
Breakfast yesterday was a green smoothie. Unsweetened coconut milk (So Delicious brand as always), many handfuls of spinach, half of a banana, and some frozen pineapple.
Lunch was a turkish red lentil soup and a kale and beet salad from Pasha’s (and a glass of malbec). The waitress knew what I wanted before I even ordered, which is just funny.
For a mid-day snack, I made some kale chips. I also whipped up a kale salad, and a smokey tempeh and greens stew with….KALE. I will admit that I was too full to eat dinner (kale must expand 100 fold in my belly), so the salad and stews were left for today!
This morning I had coffee and fruit for breakfast. Lunch was the kale salad I made last night (steamed a ton of kale for 10 minutes, then coated in a lemon juice/garlic/olive oil dressing). I threw in some chopped beets that I picked up yesterday (cheating by using the canned kind, but was still awesome!).
I roasted a big bunch of beets (regular and golden ones) for use in a wild rice and orange salad for dinner tonight, as well as roasted a butternut squash to make a coconut/squash/rice dish. Oh, and will be serving with some homemade baked falafel. I guess you’ll have to wait until tomorrow’s post to find out how THAT went 🙂
This morning was another 5am strength training session! Only 4 of us showed up (out of the 6 in the class), but we had one heck of a workout. I’m seriously considering signing up for the next class when this 6 weeks are up. Thanks to my sister, I track my workouts in a website/application called My Fitness Pal. Since I already wrote it there this morning, I figured I’d cut and paste it. Here’s the workout I did this morning, at least when I remembered of it:
|Bench (Chest) Press, Machine||3||15||30|
|Seated Row, Floor, Machine||2||12||60|
|Front Raises, Straight Arm||2||12||5|
|Deadlift, Straight Leg||2||15||30|
|Flat Dumbbell Fly||3||12||75|
|Push Ups (push-ups)||3||12|
|Walking Lunges w Leg Lift||2||30|
|Squat w Side Leg Raise||2||10|
|Barbell Row, Bent-over||2||15||30|
Afterwards, I did a quick half hour on the treadmill. It was 22 degrees out. No way I was running outside in that, and until my ear ache is fully gone, I’m avoiding the pool.
Yesterday was a pretty good day. After church, D and I went out to lunch at Pasha’s (one of my favorite local places in Norfolk). Since he’s agnostic (I’m Catholic), we just met up after I was done at mass. Pasha’s has a jazz brunch thing on Sunday’s, so it was quite cute, just the two of us.
After lunch, we dropped the Bug off at the dealership and went home. Then I did our weekly meal planning, and headed off to the grocery.
The rest of the evening was spent in the kitchen, and then watching Facebook for updates on the Green Bay Packer’s game. When no one I knew….my sister, my cousins, or my friends who are diehard Packer friends weren’t posting about ANYTHING, I knew it wasn’t good news. Alas, GB lost, and the season is over for us.
Today is a federal holiday, so my kids are off of school. Since we’re down a vehicle, I stayed home while my husband took mine to work. I had only one meeting, so was able to knock a lot more off my to-do list. While wearing workout clothes and no makeup. I love days like today!