Day 9: Peanut Butter Monster
TGIF! What are your plans for the weekend?
Tonight I am taking a trip to Barnes & Noble with my BFF to read and talk, pretty much our favorite thing to do. Then tomorrow, Josh and I are heading out of town to visit his grandma since we have decided to stay local for the holidays (yippee)!
Yesterday’s lunch leftovers were awesome. Even though I won’t buy this soup mix again, it was good while it lasted.
This lunch was very filling and I didn’t get hungry for my snack until a few hours later, so that was awesome 🙂
Uh oh, time to get some more hummus!
After work, I headed to the gym to meet Farrah for a workout. We’re both still experiencing quite a bit of leg/hip pain from our squats and runs earlier in the week so we took it easy with a 5 minute warm up (walking) on the treadmill.
Then, we started to do the Jennifer Love Hewitt workout from the October issue of Shape magazine, but found it to be incredibly awkward for us.
The first move was challenging (side step ups/leg kick/holding a dumbbell), but then the second move proved nearly impossible for me (trying to stand up with one leg from seated position) and painful for Farrah whose knee was starting to hurt. So we ditched it and did our own thing the rest of the time, including:
- Chest flyes, chest presses, reverse flyes
- Upright rows
- Abs (crunches, side crunches, etc.)
- Tricep extensions and kickbacks
- Bicep curls
- Shoulder presses
- Push ups!
I really love upper body workouts. The difference in my chest, shoulders and arms now from where they used to be is one of my favorite things about myself. It’s good to focus on the positive 🙂
We had quite a bit of rain roll through the area overnight and into today. On the way home last night, the clouds were really cool to look at:
When I got home, I so did not feel like cooking (I had planned to make a lentil curry) and while debating over having oatmeal for dinner, I ended up heating up some leftover barley and tossing in some mixed veggies and barbecue sauce. Weird, but it totally worked!
Then I nibbled on some chocolate chips and PB while we watched “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4” which means apparently, I am only tired of the bread part of that snack, ha ha.
Today, I have declared myself the Peanut Butter Monster!
First off, I had oats with peanut butter and banana for breakfast, which was so delicious on a cool, rainy morning.
And both of my snacks and lunch revolve around PB. By the end of the day, I will have had 4 tablespoons! Oh well, at least it’s good fat right? 😉
Something that made me smile today…
My friend Will gave me this coffee cup for my birthday (way belated but no matter). It says my name, Sarah – Meaning: Princess, followed by these words:
You truly possess
A charm special and rare.
You can hold your head high —
You have that special air.
To your many admirers,
You seem almost royal.
Your devoted followers
Will always be loyal.
Because of your name,
Enchantment and romance
Will fill your life long
With laughter, song and dance.
I hope at least that last part is true. 🙂
Happy Friday everyone! Have a blessed day.
Posted on October 9, 2009, in articles, Breakfast, coffee, Dinner, exercise, Lunch, movies, products, Snacks, weight training, workouts and tagged clouds, Nightmare on Elm Street, peanut butter, Sabra hummus, Shape. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.