Hi guys!! I decided to stick breakfast in with lunch because I wanted to get the oatmeal contest post up and had a strangely scheduled morning!
I’ve been getting a little bored of my ET + Stairmaster rotation (I think because the weather has been so nice and I don’t want to be inside a dark gym) so I decided to try a Step class today!! I was bold and went to the Intermediate/Advanced class – wow, it was H.A.R.D!! I was a dancer for 11 years and so I’m pretty good with choreography but I still found myself flopping around on the step with two left feet! BUT by the end of the class I pretty much has mastered the routine. I went up afterwards to thank the instructor for the fun and she could not believe it was my first class and yelled to all the other women “IT WAS HER FIRST CLASS!!!” I turned red 😳 While my legs were really tired after the class, I noted my heart rate wasn’t much above 110 the whole time. But the benefits of a mental challenge were worth missing some sweat.
I also biked there and back again on the husband’s bike, so that made the trip even more fulfilling. I decided I need my own bike again because biking to the gym is so convenient (maybe no so in the winter at 5am but for now at least) so I am actually on my way to visit a women’s bike I found on Craigslist for $40. Hopefully I’ll come home with it!
Since the class was at 8:30, I needed something small before I went because my stomach was growling and I needed something to get me through the next 2 hours. I had half a banana and PB –
Once home, I got the contest post up (which took some time), showered and it was 11:15 before I had breakfast! I didn’t want to spoil my lunch appetite with a huge bowl of oats, so I had Kashi H2H with blueberries, flax and a little walnut and almond pieces. Plus 1% milk.
And hot tea. And a vitamin.
I dealt with annoying car stuff through lunchtime. I’m due for a 90,000 mile service check-up and it’s not pretty. Expensive and too much confusing stuff! But after consulting the owner’s manual, my dad, my husband, Honda, a Mom&Pop shop, my dad, and the manual some more, I’ve got an appt. for Friday. Uggg. I hate cars.
For lunch I decided on salmon salad.
- 1/2 can wild Alaskan salmon (from Costco)
- 2 dollops plain yogurt
- 2 tsp honey dijon mustard
- 1 tsp red curry powder
- 1 tbsp capers
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 2 bell pepper quarters, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
Plus watermelon and Kashi crackers with a few Sun chip wannabes –
It was a really filling and satisfying lunch.
Hopefully I come home with a new (old!) bike. Tonight I’m making Mom’s Homemade Tomato Sauce with basil from the garden!!