Gosh, that picture is making me SO hungry! I just got home from our late night swim and I could seriously inhale the kitchen right now. ;) I’m thinking a nice juicy orange will have to suffice until the morning.
This Health Valley lentil soup is good and bad.
- High in protein and fibre (10 grams per cup!)
- Very low in sodium (20 mg per cup)
- It. is. so. bland.
I always add a pinch of sea salt when I heat up this soup- makes it taste less bland, although it is still a bit ‘blah’. Add some spices too. Why do I buy it you ask? Well, I love how much protein and fibre is in a can, so I figure I can doctor it up with spices and make it a decent bowl of soup!
I sprinkled on some 3 minute vegan parmesan cheese:
and had a piece of sesame seed toast with T-paste and pepper.
Random little known fact about me: I am obsessed with wood grains.
I especially like when they have scratches in them. Is that weird? I love pieces of furniture with character in them too!
And I seriously would kill for Tina’s wood floors!
For dinner I wanted one thing and one thing only…
Tonight I used a mixture of cashew butter and chunky peanut butter.
However, this mixture wasn’t as good as the almond butter + peanut butter combo! Shucks. I also used too many parsnips so there wasn’t enough coating to go around. The fries were a bit naked!
Somehow I managed to choke them down though. ;) They were not up to par, but they were ok in ketchup!
For dessert I gave my body some pre-swim fluids!
I was a sticky mess after eating this. I think I get more juice on me than in me.
It was hot outside today (and hot inside baking!)
After dinner I went on a quick bike ride.
- Distance: 4.77 miles
- Time: 27:17 mins.
- Ascent: 429 feet
- Avg speed: 10.5 mph
I am getting faster at the trail, slowly but surely!
Doing trails makes me grin. My thoughts are along the lines of, ‘whoa I’m doing it…I’m doing it…haven’t wiped out yet…whoa…watch out for that rock…that was close…this is fun!!’ :mrgreen:
Then I helped Eric with yard work. Boo, WEEDS!!!!!!
That little contraption is fantastic. Don’t ask me what it is, but it pulls the weed out.
After doing some work, we got ready to hit the pool! I was not feeling motivated to swim tonight (the swim doesn’t start until 9pm!). I have realized when you workout with a partner and you both commit to going, you just kind of GO. You don’t really second guess it because you assume the other person wants to go and if you bailed you would be a downer. ;) If I was doing this alone, I would probably not get to the pool half as much (the pool is also a 15 min drive to get to in another town too).
The swim was a decent one though! Tonight, our goal was to not stop and pause at the end of each length as much. We did a ton of laps! I have no idea how many because I have a really hard time keeping track because I am so focused on my technique. We swam straight for 40 minutes and then I had time to shower and hit the sauna = bliss.
I’m going to get that orange now and hit the sack.
By the way, great discussion on jealousy this morning!
“Right now, make a list of what you admire about yourself- don’t stop until you’ve filled a page. Sit and relish each quality and accomplishment. When you remember how much you have to be proud of, you don’t need to envy others. Instead of wallowing in your jealousy, use your friends’ accomplishments as inspiration to pursue the life you want.” ~Phil McGraw