You guys – Biggest Loser!!!! The underdog, Helen won!!! Were you surprised? Disappointed? Happy? Correct on your prediction?! Wow… I just really did not see that coming and it still kind of bugs me that she sent her daughter home instead of going herself back in the middle of the season – but credit must be given where credit is due – girlfriend worked for that title! Good for you Helen!
And how about Jerry?! WOW – if that man can do it at 64 years old, and AT HOME – I gotta believe that anyone can. What an inspiration!
Oh – I was so excited to watch the Biggest Loser last night that I forgot to tell you about my workout! It was pouring and I didn’t feel like spending a lot of time at the gym, so I ran Wednesday’s 10×400 at a 5k pace yesterday and I’ll go 4.25 miles tonight. So updated stats are:
- Monday: 5 mile run
- Tuesday: 10×400 5K pace
- Wednesday: 4.25 miles
- Thursday: 4.25 mile run + strength
- Friday: 3 mile run
- Saturday: rest
- Sunday: strength
Bleh gym – it’s so hard to go back there when I’ve tasted the sweet, sweet bliss that is running in the great outdoors! Ah well, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
This morning I was feeling a little crazy, and inspired by reader Kevin and his recipe for an avocado smoothie, I made a Banana Oatmeal Smoothie for breakfast! I didn’t have an avocado like Kevin’s smoothie called for, but I had bananas and oats (obvi), milk and ice! I used these ingredients + a few others and tossed them all in a blender. Measurements were:
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup milk
- 1 frozen medium banana
- handful of ice cubes
- splash of vanilla
- dash of cinnamon
I blended everything for about a minute/until it was as smooooth as a smoothie should be 🙂 I topped my glass off with some toasted coconuts, almonds and a fig – natch. Great call on the blended oats, Kevin! This was so good!!! Refreshing, smooth, creamy and…hearty? In a good way!! You guys should try adding oats to your smoothies – they’re a fantastic addition!
For lunch today, I packed an apple-iscious meal:
- Sliced Braeburn apple with chunky Barney Butter for dippin’ (the best combo EVA!)
- Apple Pie Lara Bar (my second fave, after Peanut Butter Cookie!)
Barney Butter is not the most photogenic of the bunch 😦
While this isn’t a very voluminous meal, the cal count is around 500 and I know from experience that all of these items keep me full, so I’m not too worried. If I get hungry during the middle of the day, I have a package of microwaveable Simple Harvest Quaker Oats at my desk to whip out at a moment’s notice!
Morning mom walk was canceled due to rain, so I took some pictures of the gray sky…which actually doesn’t look very gray in these pictures, but it was!
Mere minutes after I took these, the sky turned BLACK as night and was filled with lightening. Then the clouds opened up and the rain came down. This was “God is angry” type rain it was coming down so hard…yowza!!! Where are you May flowers?!