After being away from the house for so many days, today has been a busy day! For the first time in over two weeks I went to bed last night without setting my alarm… what a nice feeling! I did not care how late I slept, but I am glad that I was out of bed by 9:40 this morning – I did not want to sleep the whole day away!
The first thing I did was go to the grocery store because we were out of a lot of key ingredients for breakfast. At the market I picked up some milk, Stoneyfield yogurt, eggs, cheese and Canadian Bacon (at mom’s request – yum!). On my way home I stopped at Dunkin Donuts and ordered a medium iced coffee with 1/2 the normal ice with milk. It was sooo good on such a hot day!
When I got home I set to work making our Sunday morning smoothie. I used the Organic Cow 1% milk (about 3/4 a cup) 1/2 a cup of Stoneyfield vanilla low fat yogurt, a small handful of frozen blueberries, another small handful of rasberries, 1/2 scoop of protein powder and a packet of Vega smoothie infusion which I got at the Summit yesterday (a review of this product is coming later this week, I promise).
The smoothie was very pretty:
More importantly (maybe) it tasted very good as well. I had this at 10:30 this morning and did not have to eat again until 3 o’clock. I like anything that works for that long!
It is very hot today in Rhode Island. It is in the 90s which is a bit of a shock to my body, since it has felt more like spring or fall for much of the summer. But today I have embraced the heat. I took a twenty minute walk around my neighborhood as I talked with one of my very good friends via BlueTooth and iPhone. I like combining my walking time with talking time if it is in person or on the phone. It cam make the walk more interesting, and the time goes by a lot quicker! I feel like it is more productive to talk while moving when my other option is to talk while sitting on the couch 🙂
After getting home and showering I decided to investigate some yoga on the much raved about Yoga Downloads website. I did not realize that all of their 20 minute downloads are now free – wow!! Today I downloaded three classes and did a half hour of yoga in the living room. It was so hot while I was doing yoga, I felt like I was participating in Bikram (or hot yoga) rather than Hatha! Needless to say, I felt great after my half hour of yoga.
After my workout I took a break for lunch. I made a great sandwich on a piece of Arnold’s double protein bread with a slice of Monterey Jack cheese, with two slices of chicken, lettuce, tomato and spice brown mustard. This sandwich was sooo good! On the side I had some more blueberries and a few Cape Cod potato chips!
I thought my sandwich was very pretty today – and I was remembering Janel’s advice about consuming a fruit and a vegetable with every meal… I accomplished that with my tomato, lettuce and blueberries. It was a very satisfying lunch.
Well, I am off to see my friends Tim & Nicole for dinner a movie and maybe a swim – it sure is hot enough.
I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday. See you soon!