Today we got a taste of summertime in the form of a great potluck picnic at Karen’s!
On my way home from work I snacked on a Fruition in preparation for a quick workout. There are like a combo of a Larabar and a Fig Newton.
Matt and I both exercised in Karen’s condo’s gym before heading down to the party.
This is going to sound really dumb, but my life has changed recently when I realized I don’t have to wash my hair after every workout! Part of the reason I hate working out in the afternoons is I hate the second shower of the day. I hate getting all wet and having wet hair (or having to blow dry it). Well since I’ve had to make afternoon workouts a regular occurrence, I’ve just been putting my hair up and rinsing off. I mean, I get up and take another shower anyways, so my hair doesn’t have to look nice most evenings. It’s made ALL THE DIFFERENCE in my happiness and attitude towards afternoon workouts!!
So tonight I just lightly pulled my hair back and did 35 minutes on the elliptical followed by a super set of 40 pushups and some abs. Workout done in 45 minutes. Then I just rinsed off (didn’t even wash my face hard enough to require a new makeup application) and I was ready to roll. [Doubt I could do this if I went running in 90* though!]
I was thrilled to see lots of BEANS and salads on the table!! I used to hate baked beans and now they are one of my very favorite foods! They are usually made with real food. Who cares if they’re a bit high in sugar – the fiber in the beans probably balances that out. Yums!
[Anyone have a crockpot recipe for baked beans with pineapple!? I bet that would be really good!]
I filled my plate with a taste of all the goods:
Fruit, some chopped salads, 3 kinds of beans, chips, hiding pickles and shrimp.
Someone handed me a rum-based frozen fruit drink and I slurped it down. DELICIOUS!
And lastly, I had to make a stop at the dessert table. A little melted vanilla ice cream topped with a berry pie. I didn’t end up eating it all ’cause I was so full, but what I did chomp down was excellent and made my day 🙂
Back home and ready to do some lounging (after I pack my lunch 🙁 )
[NO NEWS on any of our fun things today! I can’t believe it. Hope that’s not a bad sign!]