Barring a Sunday sweat session upon waking, I still managed to get in just four workouts this week, two of them less than 20 minutes long. The good news is, the other two were at least a little more intense than last week’s. By the end of the Bootie Buster Challenge, I just might have a handle on a new workout habit.
A girl can hope …
I’ll get right to my workouts:
I cut it short because I ended up meeting my writer friend at Starbucks. She texted while I was on my walk & asked if I was planning to go — and since I need all the writing time I can get, I jumped at the chance. I wasn’t really feeling the walk anyway. On Monday, every song that came on was great … Tuesday, none of them seemed right. I had to FF through about a dozen.
Wednesday: (no photo) I did the GoFitGals Desk Jockey Stretches video at the end of my shift at work. It actually feels really good at the end of a long day.
Better. It might not have much longer than Tuesday’s walk, but it felt like a more intense workout.
Maybe I will hit the pavement today. Lord knows I could use the exercise … and the extra points it’ll earn me in the Bootie Buster Challenge.
On to my favorite eats of the week:
More Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Overnight Oats from PBFingers, topped with half a banana. I love this recipe so much I could eat it every morning and not get tired of it. (This link goes to my pin of the recipe, because I was feeling lazy.)
I ordered a salad AT my romance writer’s group meeting Saturday, so I treated myself to an In-N-Out cheeseburger after I finished my grocery shopping that afternoon. Since I ordered it protein-style (wrapped in lettuce, no bun), it had just 9 WW Points. It. Was. Delicious. I think I prefer it to Five Guys. Gasp!
The bad thing about it: I was still hungry when I got home. Not to worry, though. I whipped up a Mexican pizza that used a new-to-me meat substitute with just 1 WW Point per serving. Add to that a low-carb tortilla, some salsa, reduced-fat cheese and veggies, and I had a 5-Point dinner/snack to fill me up.
Mexican Pizza. Sorry the photo’s a little dark. I forgot to take the photo when I was in the well-lit kitchen. This one was snapped from the love seat.
With all my daily Points gone, I capped off the evening with some homemade sorbet.
In the mix: 1 cup frozen mango, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, 3 T water and 1 T nonfat Greek yogurt. Yum! Just that tiny bit of yogurt added a hint of creaminess that made me super happy — and for 0 Points. Even better.
Since I was close to Prescott for my romance writers’ group meeting, I had the pleasure of doing my grocery shopping somewhere special:
Trader Joe’s! I was looking forward to this part of the trip all week — almost as much as the meeting itself. I wish we had one of these in Flagstaff. Because I only get to shop there once every other month, I went a little overboard and had to have everything. Yes. All. The. Things.
My haul included veggie burgers, two kinds of cookies (vanilla wafers and almond butter cookies), spinach/yogurt dip, pesto-flavored cheese, green lentils to try Julie’s Pizza Lentils, popcorn, wasabi-flavored nut mix, more of that yummy green curry simmer sauce, a bag of tangelos, two bags of shaved brussels sprouts and butternut squash soup.
I also picked up some frozen pineapple and two bags of frozen mango chunks. (Now that I’ve created a delicious mango smoothie recipe, I don’t want to run out of mangos before I can get back to TJ’s.)
And after this cookie butter won raves on many of the blogs I read, I decided I had to see what the fuss is all about. I calculated the Points value before I bought — and while I can’t remember what it was off the top of my head, it was decent. Fewer Points than peanut butter, I know.
Good thing I stocked up, because I’m now broke again until NEXT payday. I wish I got paid once a week instead of every other week.