Thursday, July 7, 2011

Spin Class, Grilled Salad, Healthy Bites & Babysitting

Another Spin Class
Last night I not only packed my gym bag, but I laid out my running clothes. I didn't set my alarm early, but I was going to run if I just happened to wake up. I guess I was exhausted enough though that I actually slept fairly well finally.

So, I went with my backup plan of hitting the gym for noon spin with chest workout before the class. I did 5 minutes on the elliptical just to get moving then went for weights.

SS - 3x8
Chest flye
Chest press

Chest press - dropset - 6,8,10

This actually hit the chest muscles more than I expected - kind of shaky. Spin class was a good one, and I'm glad I went. It's rare that I regret it though.

Babysitting
It turned out to be a good thing that I went to spin today rather than trying for a run tomorrow morning. I found out just before spin that my sister was going to be in my city for a date. She wanted Jason and me to watch the kiddos for her with the possibility that they would all just stay the night rather than drive the hour drive back home.

This means that a morning run would probably not work out in my favor. Gotta love it when things fall into place nicely. While I really wanted to get in another 6-miler, I'm definitely ok with the backup plan. It's not like spin was a lolly-gagging workout.

Now, I must admit both excitement and nervousness about watching the kids. Living an hour away means I don't get to spend as much time with them as I would like and as I feel that I should. I've never babysat them even. Awful aunt of the year award right? It's not like they're babies. A will be 7 (holy crap) in October and C just turned 5.

Sarah said they were beyond excited when they found out they were coming up for a visit. I imagine we'll get in some pool time (to wear them out LOL) and Jason will gladly watch animated shows with them. Thank goodness for streaming Netflix.

Luckily we already had dinner planned out for the evening - Grilled Tofu & Veggies Salad. I had started pressing the tofu last night and then started marinating it in balsamic vinegar at lunch. I grilled up zucchini, squash, green and red bell peppers, portobello mushrooms, and sweet potatoes along with the tofu. Everything was chopped up and tossed on top a mix of lettuce and spinach. 
 Not much more summery than a grilled veggie salad in my book!

Oh and I must mention a fantastic treat I had waiting on me today. My dear friend Lindsay @ Cotter Crunch also makes and sells Healthy Bites.

"Healthy Bites is a company dedicated to providing healthy gluten free snack and fuel options for all people. Our mission is to offer the most minimally processed bites proving to people that eating healthy can taste really good while still being really good for you."
We decided to do a trade. I think I got the better end of the deal. I got an assortment of Healthy Bites and she got my homemade dog treats for her furbaby Sadie.When I got home, I had these amazing goodies waiting for me. I immediately tried the Peach Cobbler a la Mode (as I actually suggested this flavor, not bragging of course). Freaking amazing. I cannot wait to try out the rest.
 

Thanks so much Lindsay!



Daily To-Enjoy List
  • Noon sweatfest (aka spin)
  • Watching niece and nephew for the first time ever
  • Playing in the pool with my niece and nephew