So, remember yesterday when I posted that 40-minute power lunch workout? Well, if you had any qualms about it not being a workout, think again. My legs are sore from the tip top of my femur down to the pretty toes of my phalanges. I was seriously hobbling around today like an old, arthritic grandma!
Unfortunately, I was also up late last night doing some freelance writing, didn’t get to bed until 12:30am (wayyyyyy past this gal’s bedtime!) and had NO chance of making it to yoga this morning. However, I did redeem myself because last night I prepped a Fitnessista breakfast cookie with a brand new combo…
(aka coconut, strawberries & bananas)
Before heading out the door, I also grabbed the other 1/2 of the banana I used in the recipe, smothered it with some organic peanut butter and headed out the door to work…
Work was super productive today – I got everything done on my to-do list (woowoo!) and grabbed a heavenly peach for a snack before heading into a lunchtime meeting (no lunch however :().
Ain’t she pretty?
After the lunch meeting, I scarfed down lunch around 1pm. Today was a mix of easy, portable foods since I was in quite a hurry this morning. First, I sliced a huge Braeburn apple and topped it with more organic PB. On the side, I brought a baggie of Kashi Honey Sunshine (for all you Cap’n Crunch fans!) and munched on that as well.
Throughout the afternoon, I snacked on a yummy string cheese (I could eat like 8 opf these at one time when I was a kid!) and some dark chocolate covered raisins. Perfect working fuel :).
Since I was so busy, I didn’t even take a proper lunch break and instead, left early at 4pm. Oh man, what a difference! Not only did I not hit traffic, but I got home easily in record time. The best part? I FINALLY got to take time to make a proper dinner. This week has been so crazy, I’ve been grabbing random meals here and there. Tonight, I used my culinary prowess and concocted a little Tempeh Thai Peanut Stir Fry.
tempeh (sauteed in canola oil & garlic)
frozen peppers & onions stir fry bag
Lund’s Thai Peanut Stir Fry sauce
green onions, for garnish
This was actually my first time trying tempeh, and I loved it! It’s nutty and has a delicious bite I thoroughly enjoy. Sauteed in that peanut sauce, it was even better! Tempeh is a great protein source, is fermented (providing more enzymes and easier digestibility) and can be used in a variety of ways. In a stir fry, slathered with peanut butter on whole wheat bread for a sandwich or chopped in a salad, I am excited to explore the possibilities!
After dinner, it was a hunk o’ dark chocolate to satisfy the sweet tooth beast…
Now, I am back on the run. Tonight’s to-do list includes:
(1) Finish laundry
(2) Finish freelance writing project
(3) Pick up a special surprise (more to come on that later…)
(4) 9:15pm beach volleyball game
(5) Bed ASAP!
Have a fabulous night everyone!
Also, don’t forget to head over to Miss Angela at Oh She Glows for “Shop 4 A Cause” tomorrow. Not that we really NEED a reason to shop haha, but she is hosting a fabulous event where you can purchase baked goods (many from fellow bloggers!), specialty items, crafts, jewelry, etc. and ALL proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society. I have my eye on VeggieGirl’s CUSTOMIZABLE blondies so you better not outbid me :).