Hi friends! Thank you for your great comments over on my How to Stay Healthy While Working in an Office post! Keep them coming. 🙂
I have all sorts of randomness to write about today so I figured it would make sense to put it all into a things I’m loving lately post. Enjoy!
Toast with nut butter and Greek yogurt
File this under “sounds weird, tastes awesome.” On days I’m running late or want something even more simple than my microwave banana oatmeal, tart cherry oatmeal, or flour free pancake for breakfast, I’ve been having toast topped with nut butter, sliced banana, and a thick smear of plain full fat Greek yogurt. The yogurt adds some protein and makes it SUPER filling, and it’s a surprisingly good combination, too. Try it! Dirty plate optional, Greek yogurt a must – regular yogurt will be too runny.
Workin’ on my fitness
I was back at the track yesterday for another great workout! Tempo run – check! I really pushed myself keep those splits down and succeeded.
I was especially proud because on Wednesday morning I had my butt kicked at Urban Athletic Club. We did a billion and one squats/lunges and a lot of push ups/planks, too. I was so sore yesterday!
I was just talking last weekend with Matt and some friends about how those of us born in the late 70’s and early 80’s don’t really fit into a generation category. We’re a little too young to fit in with the grunge and cynicism of Gen X-ers, but we can’t fully relate with Millennials who grew up with technology and never had to use a card catalogue, dictionary, or write a paper by hand. (Yep, hard to believe now). Anyway, my fellow late 70’s/early 80’s born peeps will love this article. I like the idea of calling us “The Oregon Trail Generation.” 😉
See also: 25 Awesome Childhood Experiences Killed by Technology <— I love the pic of the VHS tape with “DAWSON’S CREEK – DO NOT TAPE OVER!!” labeled on it. Did they take that picture in my high school room?! Lol! Also, AOL dial up and Blockbuster rentals… meeeemories! In related news, I just started “One Tree Hill” on Netflix because I somehow missed the boat on that when it was actually on. I <3 shows made for teenagers, clearly.
There are approximately a thousand and one snack ball recipes on the internet by now, so I’ve been winging it and trying combinations of various ones I’ve seen lately – generally without measuring anything because I don’t like measuring. 🙂
I’ve mostly been making my Tart Cherry Pie Snack Balls or Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites lately, so I decided to mix it up and use dates this time. I soaked them in hot water first so they’d be nice and soft…
Then blended them with a little coconut oil. I probably should have used a food processor instead of a blender because it didn’t get smooth, but once I dirtied the blender there was no turning back. 😉
Then I threw some unsweetened coconut, almond butter, cinnamon, salt, and rolled oats into the mix. Yum!
Ready to roll (literally).
I’ll end this random post with a reminder that if you want to sign up for ClassPass, do it today, because the $50 off your first month deal expires tonight! Here’s my affiliate link to get the deal. They just added a ton more studios this week – including a lot of CrossFit boxes! Excited to check some of them out.
Matt and I are staying in town this weekend and have a really action-packed schedule. Tonight we’ll be at a rehearsal dinner and tomorrow night at the accompanying wedding. I also have my high school friend Lara’s bridal shower tomorrow – I’m sadly missing her bachelorette as that’s tomorrow night, too. We’re kicking off the shower tomorrow morning by going to CrossFit with her, though, so that will be fun! 🙂 I also need to squeeze in a 9 mile training run at some point… I’m partially considering doing it after work today before the madness of this weekend begins, but we’ll see – Sunday might be a better idea.
Have a good one, my friends! See you Monday. 🙂
What are you loving lately?