Thursday, July 02, 2009
this morning I went rowing and I realized I needed to go grocery shopping, and couldn't go running in between because I left my running shoes at home so..... anyway by the time I was done shopping and putting away it was HOT HOT HOT outside and I realized - HEY! I'm off work tomorrow! :D I'll run then! WOOHOO.
But when I left rowing to go to Target to do my shopping I realized I'd have time to kill once I got there because Rowing got over at about 7:30 and Target opens at 8AM. After scouting the area I selected a piece of sunny grass in between the Target and Home Depot Parking Lots, laid out a towel I had in the car from my last trip to the aquatic center, and did Pilates! :D
I neglected to work out my core yesterday with all my squeezing it in at work (which went GREAT!!! A total of 3 sets of tricep dips, squats, and wall pushups, and walking lunges! WOOT!), so it was awesome to really work it out. Plus I was laying in the grass under the sun and congratulating myself on making the most of my time. When I got done I looked at the time and it was 8:00. PERFECT!
So tomorrow is running and then rowing in the evening, Saturday we're planning to cookout with the rowing club and possibly shoot some fireworks. :) I haven't decided if I'll row on Sunday yet or not, but I will get a run in to get my 3 that I'm aiming for for this week.
MUST share about my latest obsession -- Cottage Cheese Smoothies. :)
I got creative after I ran out of my tofu and was looking in the fridge... got yogurt, but that's good on it's own for snacks/lunches... anything else creamy? COTTAGE CHEESE. So I looked online to see if anyone else had tried this before (just wanted to make sure it wasn't a horribly gross idea) and I saw a few recipes so I was like - yay! I'll try it!
I like this mix:
3oz 2% Cottage Cheese
3/4 cup of Light Soymilk (plain or vanilla, I liked both)
1/2 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1 cup frozen fruit (One day was Strawberry Banana, today I ran out of Strawberry Banana at a little less than 1/2 a cup, so I added from another mix I bought of mango/boysenberry/rasberry/blackberry and VOILA!)
About 252 cal and 28g of protein -- and so delicious.
I love the slight taste of the cottage cheese in there... I bet if I were clever enough I could pawn it into some kind of "CHEESECAKE" smoothie. :) Not sure I want to call it that at this stage though, but it IS delicious.
Bought lean beef and mini buns to make burgers for Saturday and gonna make some kind of hummus dip and a cucumber salad... :)
HAPPY 4th to all my fellow USA PEOPLE! :)
(Belated Happy Canada Day to the Canadian folk... I think it's fun you have your day near our day.)