Taught a couple classes at the gym last night. One was a full body strength training class. I’m feeling it today. I have to say, I really like the feeling of being a little sore from the previous day. It makes you feel like you did something, yes? I also have to say that I think everyone should be doing some sort of strength or resistance training at least 1-2 times a week. It can be simple with weights at home or a resistance band. I swear it makes a huge difference.
Gave up my morning run time to sleep in with the family a little today. Also gave up my early bedtime last night to finally finish taxes. It’s been so fun being locked in the office pretty much all week. Ha. I “think” they’re finished. We’ll see after my meeting today.
If all goes well, now I’m just almost four months behind for this year. Awesome. Yes, I’m an overachiever.
Let’s see. Dinner the other night was fabulous. I decided to call it healthy chicken spaghetti “squashos”. I know, the name is awesome. The picture however, is not.
I just took roasted spaghetti squash and topped it with seasoned shredded chicken, romaine lettuce, jalapeños, salsa, spicy carrots (I found a huge container of them at Costco-score) and homemade date night guacamole. I also had some roasted asparagus on the side. I’ve been eating asparagus pretty much every night lately. Not sure why, it’s just fun.
So you’ve probably noticed I’ve been eating more grains. Just something I’m trying out a bit.It’s always a process figuring out what works, right?
Since I’m out of kabocha, there’s a new snack I’m pretty much obsessed with.
I’m not the only one who’s excited about this new snack. It’s a hit all around.
Not sure it’s good for my teeth, but I currently love having a huge bowl of air popped popcorn in the afternoon with some iced tea.
Oh look, I ever tried to work a little bit outside.
That went over about as well as my yoga session. Ha.
It’s not easy to eat popcorn and type by the way.
I’ve been topping it all different ways:
Apple cider vinegar and Tapatio with salsa seasoning and salt.
Sriracha and butter with sea salt and Bagel Spice.
Coconut oil and cinnamon.
Yesterday it was Cholula with balsamic vinegar and garlic salt, cayenne and nutritional yeast.
Not sure if all popcorn kernels are the same or not. I’m going to look into that. I just bought the cheap stuff from Smart and Final. Does anyone know?
Okay, before I go, I have a few discounts to pass along.
I just got my FitFluential newsletter email and there was so much fun stuff in there, if you haven’t joined yet, you really should. You’ll get periodic emails about free samples, health food products, new fitness products, contests and challenges AND you’ll get VIP access to local fitness events coming up. It’s so darn cool.
YOU can join here. It’s free. It’s like a fun little fitness minded family to let you in on all the new fun things going on in the health and fitness world and makes you eligible for exclusive discounts and giveaways and VIP access to special events. I feel special because I’m in the know and I want you to feel special too. He he.
Here they are:
* A portion of each sale donated to Team in Training or Train 4
* Enter coupon code SOM4 at checkout
* Coupon is also valid for our new Red, White and Blue Stripe
Marathon "Tube Sock."
This month a portion of each sale is donated to the charities above. Pretty awesome. The coupon code also is good for these snazzy red, white and blue socks.
I might need a pair of those. I’m also a huge fan of the low trainers for the summer months. They don’t slip at all and are just the right height around the ankle.
Oh and that huge NuttZo $5 sale is still going on for certain jars of NuttZo. Stock up now while you can and use code STUFT-15 for an extra 15% off. (Not an affiliate link, just a code I get to share with you all for being a NuttZo Athlete.)
Okay, gotta run.
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend.
Don’t forget to enter the Lotus Yoga Gear Giveaway HERE.
Do you do any type of resistance or strength training?
What’s your favorite popcorn topping?
Does anyone know if certain popcorn kernels are better than others?