Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday Shenanigans

I’m so glad that I won’t be the only one embarking on this No Sweets Challenge Open-mouthed smile. After all, misery loves company, right? Winking smile

 

Today has been an easy and enjoyable day so far. I woke up for the first time in weeks without an alarm (which was glorious) and then made some breakfast:

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(Bagel thin with egg whites, muenster cheese and strawberry jam)

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Then I goofed around on the internet for a little while before heading out to the gym. Today’s workout was a cardio party, and left me feeling sufficiently sweaty by the time I was done.

  • 2.0 mile run (20:40)
  • 10 min incline walking
  • 15 min elliptical

The running’s getting better and better! Smile


Lunch + Haircut

When I arrived back home from the gym, I took a quick shower and then whipped up an easy and refreshing lunch.

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That’s right, smoothie time! Into the blender went:

  • frozen mixed berries
  • frozen cherries
  • strawberry Chobani yogurt
  • 1 scoop strawberry protein powder
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • splash of milk to thin it out

Have I mentioned that this smoothie has over 40 grams of slimming, muscle-building protein?! Heck yes.

I actually took my smoothie to go and enjoyed it on the way to a hair appointment.

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While I really like my hair longer and would like to continue to grow it out, I desperately needed a trim. I went somewhere new, which always makes me a little nervous, but I was quite pleased with the way it turned out.

Before:

After:

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So much better, and so much thicker! She used a volumizing shampoo as well as a volumizing gel. I’ve got to invest in some of that…

 

After my haircut I stopped at Borders to browse around and purchase a couple of books, since everything is a million percent off on account of the fact the store is going out of business (so sad Sad smile). I’ve decided I want to start reading again, but wanted something not at all related to health, fitness or weight loss. Too much of my life revolves around that, and sometimes I just need a break! Here’s what I ended up picking up:

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I’ll probably start with Pictures of You, it sounds really good!

 

Anyone read either of these books? What did you think?

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