Happy Friday everyone! Before I get into that interesting title, I want to share my eats for yesterday!
Lunch: I was feeling my old standby of yogurt and salad so I went with it…
Dinner: We had a conference call about our next step for selling our house so I was in the mood for something simple, quick, and satisfying…
Speaking of the vinaigrette – I wanted to give you all the recipe for it because it’s a good one!
The recipe is from Good Seasons and here are the main ingredients you need to make this dressing…
On the bottle a V (vinegar) and W (water) is etched on the bottle so you know where to fill it to. You first start with the vinegar and pour it up to the V, then the water until it fills to the W. Add the Good Seasons Italian seasonings packet, then add 1/4 cup of the Crisco Natural Blend Oil, then 1/4 cup water, close it up, shake it, and you got one awesome, delicious, homemade dressing! Finished product…
So when I think of the highlights of my day thus far, two things pop to mind, Lady Gaga and baby duckies. Strange combo I know, but I just have to admit to you all that I have a serious girl crush on Lady Gaga…second to Britney Spears though of course 😉 But Lady Gaga is just pure awesomeness and I felt it this morning as I was rocking out to her two songs I’m lovin’ right now – Edge of Glory and Judas. Great beats, lyrics, and puts me in an energetic mood…
And of course, I gotta give some love to my fav girl of all times, Miss Britney Spears…
I grew up with Britney Spears, we’re the same age, and I have always loved her. I know I know, she had her crazy moments. But the girl can dance, entertain, has a rockin’ body, and creates awesome music…I am a huge fan and I have no shame in it 😉
My cardio session went by fast with my tunes and before I knew it 30 minutes was up! I then went over to weight area where all the manly man are and got in an awesome strength session.
Side Note: Were you or are you now, intimidated to go into the weight room? When I first started working out and strength training, years ago at my local 24 Hour Fitness, I was terrified and felt sooo self conscious. Now I couldn’t care less and just do my thing, I guess that comes with getting older 😉 However if you feel intimidated, I’m telling you right now from experience – don’t! Everyone is in their own world, doing their own thing, and worrying about their own workout. And if they’re looking, they’re probably just checkin’ you out cause you’re lookin’ good lifting those weights and flexing your muscles 🙂 Just go in there with confidence, have a plan of what exercises you want to complete so that you don’t look confused and lost, and own it 🙂
So once I completed my 30 minutes of interval work on the elliptical, I did a weight routine that looked like this: (all exercises 3 sets of 15 reps)
- Squat with shoulder press – 15 lb. dumbbells while standing on the Bosu Ball
- Up right rows – 15 lb. dumbbells while standing on the Bosu Ball
- Bicep curls with simultaneous lunge – 15 lb. dumbbells
- Seated Row machine – 55 lbs.
- Lat Pull Down machine – 45 lbs.
- Chest Press machine – 20 lbs. on each side = 40 lbs. total
Breakfast: Smoothie Time!
1 frozen banana
1 scoop Vanilla Casein Protein Powder
1 tsp. Xanthan Gum
Handful of Peanut Butter Puffins
With smoothie in tow I headed to work and was pleasantly surprised by this delightful sight…
How adorable is that??!! I kept awww-ing to myself and I think everyone around me heading into work thought I was a loony. I love just animals so much and when I was in Elementary School when everyone asks you what you want to be when you grow up – I always said I wanted to be veterinarian 🙂 And you all know our love for anything and everything bird related and our love for Penguins 😉
Now you see why Lady Gaga and Baby Duckies were the highlights of my day 🙂
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I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and has a great start to the weekend!
Questions: What music are you listening to right now? Are you a Britney or Gaga fan?! Are you a lover of animals too?