Ok, so that title has nothing to do with my post…except for the fact that I’m watching it on TV right now. I love this movie! My sisters and I used to watch this all the time at my grandparents’ house on those big, clunky video disks back in the day.
Anyway, onto today’s eats and fitness…
Breakfast hardley needs explanation – Banana Bread Oats made with 3/4 of a cup of oatmeal for more staying power. My banana was super-duper ripe, which always makes my oats taste amazing! I ate my oats alongside a plate of scrambled eggs – 1/2 cup of egg whites + 1 whole egg per my usual.
I decided to hit up Sunflower Farmers Market very early in the day – 8:45 am – to take advantage of the awesome produce deals and avoid the ridiculous crowd that’s always around in the afternoon. It was perfect timing. I got what I needed (and wanted) and was in and out in no time. My purchases included fresh spinach, cantaloupe, grapes, bulk raisins (only $1.99/lb!), baby carrots, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. I also got a Banana Bread Larabar which I snacked on on the way home. (Can you tell I love all things banana/banana bread?! :-D)
I’m always saying on this blog that I can’t decide whether the Banana Bread or Apple Pie flavored bar is my favorite. After eating the Banana Bread flavor again today, I actually decided that I like the Apple Pie Larabar the best! Obviously Banana Bread runs a very close second.
Once I got home, I putzed around for a bit, doing this and that before making some lunch – a salad with romaine lettuce, tomato, carrots, chicken, and a scoop of hot pepper hummus and some Mary’s Gone Crackers on the side. Hot pepper hummus + hot weather = sweaty mama! Haha!
I also snacked on some red grapes right after my lunch.
I got my exercise in much earlier than usual today, which was nice. I did Levels 1 & 2 of Biggest Loser Bootcamp in the early afternoon. I think every muscle in my body was burning afterward…not to mention the fact that I was a big, sweaty mess. I love it! That’s how I can tell I really got a good workout.
For my afternoon snack, I made another Chocolate-Strawberry Almond-Milkshake. I put a few more fresh strawberries in this time. YUM!
The hubby got out of work at 2 today for the long weekend, which was a nice treat. Being the exciting folks that we are, we decided to go get our grocery shopping out of the way. Crazy, I know! I picked up some sweet potatoes to work into our dinner, since I’m trying to mix things up a bit lately. I also caved and bought some La Tortilla Factory tortillas. I’m sure I’ll eat them all up before we leave. In fact, I already got started my eating one for a snack when we got home! 😉
Dinner was grilled chicken breasts (done on the Foreman) with broccoli and cauliflower and sweet potato oven fries. For my fries, I cut the sweet potatoes into thin strips and threw them in a bowl with a bit of olive oil, sage, rosemary, oregano, garlic salt, and pepper. I tossed it all together to coat the fries and baked them in the oven at 425 for about 40 minutes. Mmmmmm!
So I’ve been reading some debates on various blogs about fruit. Is it good for you? Or should you avoid it because of the sugar?
In my opinion, too much of anythingisn’t great for you, but my thought has always been that anything that grows out of the ground or on a tree is ok in my book. And if you read this blog on a regular basis, you know that I loooove me some fruit!