Aloha! Happy Monday! How has the start to your week been?
Even though most people are Monday-haters, I must say that I kinda like it. It’s a fresh start & I love looking forward to what the week holds. Does that make me weird?
This morning I tried a new product from the President’s Choice line (my obsession) – the Blueberry & Pomegranate 2% Greek yogurt. I’ve tried the 0% Greek yogurt from PC and was left a little disappointed, so I wasn’t really expecting much. This, though, is sooo delicious + creamy. The flavour also tastes real, whereas I find others can taste a little too synthetic. And it’s amazing the difference in creaminess/overall taste between 0% and 2% … pass the full fat over to me baby! ;)
The nutrition stats are pretty darn impressive too! A good dose of calcium + 14g of protein! That’s insanity! (let’s just not talk about the 19g of sugar, k?).
This was enjoyed with blueberries + HolyCrap!
Lunch today was also a new exciting creation! Protein-packed sandwich: scrambled egg, roast turkey, mixed greens, goat cheese + sundried tomato pesto on a whole-wheat thin. This baby kept me full for ALMOST the entire afternoon (FYI that’s a miracle. I usually can’t make it to 3 without the munchies!) This sandwich would also be phenomenal with avocado (I’m allergic + so can just admire them from afar)! Try it out & let me know how you like it :)
Speaking of munchies…
You know how I made a comment a few weeks ago about how my office is haunted with treats?
THIS is what I mean:
And really, this isn’t by any means a record number of treats for us. I enjoyed a chocolate-chip cookie with my sandwich :) They were lactose-free, though, which was kinda weird.
Dinner tonight was a MONSTER salad. Doesn’t that sound intense? All it involved was grabbing every possible item in the house that could potentially be mixed into a salad, throwing it all into a massive bowl + then consume until I could no longer could.
In the mix – organic spinach, organic mixed greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, clementine, pecans, dried cranberries + sunflower seeds, drizzled with maple balsamic dressing
Today’s workout was a good one. I honestly wasn’t feeling it on my way up, but forced myself to just DO IT (Nike styles ;)). Really .. if I listened to myself every time I wasn’t in the mood for a workout, I would probably go half as much as I do. Sometimes the body just needs that push & it’s ever-so-thankful afterwards.
Today’s workout was an AB BURNER. I started with 5-minutes on the elliptical, then went into the following exercises with NO REST in between.
TIME: 35 minutes
I really liked breaking up the traditional ab moves with various arm exercises on the bosu ball. Trying to balance the body on that thing REALLY does work the abs. I can hardly handle it with the flat side down (aka the easier way), I don’t know how those people gracefully balance with the round side down.
UMMMM.. check this dude out. Intense, oui?
I also find these two quite humorous, having the time of their lives on those bosu balls.
After the gym, I did some laundry, spent some time with the boy + chatted on the phone with one of my girlfriends. Good night :)
Anyway, hope you had a great start to the week + are enjoying your evening!
- What are your favourite sandwich combos? I love to share!
- Are you a fan of Greek yogurt?