Happy Monday! The weather is finally starting to get nice here in Chicagoland and it’s wonderful!
Here are a few pictures from over the weekend.
On Saturday we went to my dad’s house because he was celebrating the new addition to his bar – a Jack Daniels barrel.
I have mentioned before that the men in my family are big Jack Daniels collectors, and apparently a Jack Daniels barrel is a pretty awesome thing to own.
Marlene made the best dessert that night:
Yes, that is a giant ice cream sandwich. Life doesn’t get much better.
Danny brought the French silk pie sitting neglected in the background.
When we went to Panera on Saturday afternoon, Jaden ordered a black cherry smoothie so on Sunday, he decided that we must recreate the same smoothie at home.
Both smoothies were delicious and if he never ordered it, I would have never thought to use cherries in a smoothie.
In our smoothie:
- frozen dark cherries
- black cherry Chobani Greek yogurt
- almond milk
- crushed ice
Pretty simple and so good!
On Sunday afternoon, we went for a walk since the weather was so nice out.
I got quite the workout in today:
- Cardio Fit & Tone Class -60 min. (6am)
- 5 minute ab workout
- BodyPump – 60 min (9am)
- 2 miles outside – nice, slightly windy
I woke up at the wonderful hour of 5 am today to go to the gym. Danny usually gets to the gym at 5:30 am on weekdays so he got to sleep in today. I know a lot of people wake up at 5 am or even earlier, but it’s tough! I usually have some trouble falling asleep at night, so it was extra tough for me to get up this morning, but I did it!
The reason I went to the gym so early is because I am trying to take more classes that the lead fitness instructor/ personal trainer at my gym teaches, and her classes are usually at 6 am. And of course I couldn’t miss BodyPump, so after I got Jaden on the bus, I went back to the gym for BodyPump.
I also had two miles on my 15k training plan for today and I debated switching it to another day, but it was only two miles and I was feeling good, so I just did it. It was a pretty good run and I was able to finish it just over 19 minutes – not bad for me
I had breakfast after the cardio class but before I went to BodyPump. I had tortillas leftover from the weekend, so I decided to make a breakfast burrito.
My breakfast burrito included: egg whites, green and orange pepper, spinach, red onion, and a bit of Mexican blend cheese. I would have added salsa but we ate it all over the weekend.
It was nice to have something different for breakfast for a change and it had more protein than my normal breakfast.
Have a great afternoon! I am feeling a little sleepy….
- What time do you wake up in the morning? Go to sleep?
- What time do you work out?
- If you had a choice would you rather cook for yourself or have a personal chef. I like cooking but I would love a personal chef!