Monday was Day 1 of my two day work week. It was a huge help that I packed my lunch the night before – and I was able to get to work by 8am on Monday morning.
Getting to work at 8am is an important and great set up for a productive day. When I get to work at 8am I am able to leave work by 4:30 and get to the gym by 5pm. 🙂
Anyhow. On Monday I had a piece of Amish Friendship Bread for breakfast. I love this stuff, by I think I have over dosed on it – is that possible? Tomorrow (Wednesday) I am definitely going back to my good ol’ oatmeal!
For lunch on Monday I truly enjoyed my first serving of Amy’s Tuscan Bean & Rice soup . I also enjoyed carrots, and Kashi 7 grain crackers with Roasted red pepper hummus. (I do apologize – these photos are just not beautiful!)
This lunch kept me going for quite a while – and I did not have my afternoon snack until 3:30 in the afternoon. The PM snack was my new favorite combo – a Chobani Vanilla Greek yogurt (click for nutritional info) along with Trader Joe’s high fiber cereal. Monday was the first day I took the cereal to work – and I love it! It has 12 grams of fiber per serving – wow. And by now – most of you know how much I love my Chobani. The vanilla is definitely my favorite. Between the fiber and the protein from the yogurt (16 grams!), it’s a very filling snack!
At 4:30 I left work and went straight to the gym. I love having Ben’s mom visiting with us – but I felt horrible going to the gym after being gone all day at work. I did 35 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise on the elliptical machine and that felt great. It was a quick but productive workout – and I was home by 6pm!
Ben’s mom had decided to make dinner for us on Monday night – and we were treated to my favorite of her recipes! I call it the cornbread casserole – but I think the official name is taco bake. It has cornbread, salsa, and lean hamburger all baked together… and it is so good! I had a serving of fruit salad and fat free sour cream (for the casserole – not the fruit!) for dinner and it was wonderful.
Monday night was full of good food – and thankfully some good exercise!