Happy Monday! Maybe it’s deja vu or something, but it seems like every Monday we have another blizzard to contend with. Seriously, Monday sucks enough, am I right?There’s really no need to dump ANOTHER foot of snow on top of us! Is it weird that I’m looking forward to living in a place where it rains 300 days a year? Yeah, that’s just crazy, but oh well it’s happening.
So, let’s regroup! Today is cold and dreary and my car looks like an m-f igloo, but whatever, I’m going to pull through and get things done. Starting with my workout!
Spinning and Lifting
SPINNING! I did an hour long aerobic ride with a soothing playlist to really get my mind and body working together. Also, I just attended a Spinning workshop on Saturday and it totally made me love it even more. I know a lot of people do not like Spinning, but seriously, it saved my life.
I followed my long ride up with some awesome arm and back work, because lately I’ve been slacking on lifting and that just makes me feel less awesome, and believe me, most days I don’t need any help in that department.
My breakfast today was my “PB and J” smoothie. I love this smoothie, because it makes me feel like a kid again. I always loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but ONLY with strawberry jelly. My dad always hooked me up. My smoothie has all the essence of the sandwich but without the crust.
- 1 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 2 tbsp of PB2
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
Lunch was a quick wrap filled with veggies and roasted red pepper hummus and a half of a Pure Protein S’mores bar.
For dinner I am having Skinnytaste’s Crock Pot Creamy Tomato Soup. This soup is SO delicious and it is so much lighter in calories and fat than your typical creamy tomato soup or bisque. It takes like 6-8 hours to be perfect so I’ve got that going on right now.
I know I talk about Skinnytaste’s soup recipes a bunch, but it’s because they’re so terrific! If you’re a fan of soup, but you’re trying to watch your calories, Gina’s recipes are where it’s at.