We were able to take full advantage of the sunshine this morning with a 1 hour and 15 minute hike. It was hot out in the sun, but it felt good. I carried the baby on the way up (hellooo legs!) and hubby carried her on the way back down. I wish I had brought my camera with me – the views of Pikes Peak are amazing!
After our hike, I put together a quick lunch – turkey, spinach, and mustard on a whole wheat wrap with a little bowl of apple, kiwi, and blueberries with a splash of OJ. The orange juice was really a nice touch to my little fruit salad!
I had to run out to do a few errands and, since it was such a nice day, I thought a decaf iced Americano from Starbucks was in order. Refreshing! 🙂
I also picked up a Larabar since they were on sale for 99 cents. I had half of a banana bread bar (I always share with my husband). Oh my GOODNESS! Sooooo yummy! It really did taste like a piece of banana bread. I would definitely buy this again!
Other snacks this afternoon included a small banana, a little bowl of Fiber One with almond milk, and a few carrots with some hummus.
I was totally wiped out this afternoon from hiking in the heat. I really had no motivation to do the Shred. But then I remembered that I declared on my blog for the world (or the few of you who read this) to see that I was committed to doing 30 days in a row. So after a brief nap, I picked myself up off the couch and got down to business with Jillian Michaels.
After my workout, I put together a nice little dinner. I made a spinach salad with red onion, carrots, and tomatoes. I tried a new dressing tonight – Annie’s Tuscany Italian. It had a great taste to it. It’s pretty thick so you don’t need much. I poured just a little bit onto my salad and mixed it up to coat the spinach. Yum!
For the main course, I sprinkled some Italian seasoning, garlic salt, and pepper on some chicken breasts and baked them in the oven. On the side I cooked a spaghetti squash and mixed in some tomato sauce. It hit the spot tonight!
I love spaghetti squash! It’s such a great alternative to heavy pasta. It’s also great on its own as a side dish. It’s so filling and is very low-cal – only 50 calories per cup!
Another work week coming up… Why is it that the weekends go by so much faster than the work weeks??
I participated in Megan’ssecret bloggie swap, so I’m looking forward to getting my bloggie package this week! What are you looking forward to this week??