smalltownhealthyliving

A little peek into my life as a midwest mom, wife, and chiropractor…

In the Health Zone

on April 29, 2012

I believe that’s what Hubby references to on some of this posts, the highway to the health zone?  Something like that.  Well that’s where we were this weekend, for the most part.  I did make a batch of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, to get rid of some chocolate chips and “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” sticks.  I also used whole wheat flour, so I guess that healthified (I just made up a word) them a little.  Moderation people, moderation.

 

Friday lunch was a little off track, but I was starving since I hauled my butt to the gym early that morning to get a quick circuit workout in.  We put together some homemade double-decker tacos- yum.

 

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Supper was a portion of a premade Fareway salad with sharp cheddar cheese, sliced almonds, and balsamic vinaigrette. 

 

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Saturday was a horrible day outside- very rainy and cold.  Not a good day for city-wide garage sales, which I did not attend.  I did go to the gym, where my workout buddy and I killed another circuit workout- the same one I did on Thursday.  I thought I was going to be sore again, but not too bad this time.  More salad for lunch.

 

After getting quite a bit done on Saturday, I topped it off by making supper.  Chipolte crusted salmon with baked sweet potato fries and steamed asparagus.  It was so yummy, I could eat that every night… for awhile at least. 

 

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I also enjoyed one of my birthday presents- Purple Cow wine from Stone Cliff Winery in Dubuque.  I liked it, but it was a little “grape-y” so I only had one glass.

 

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I made breakfast today as well, but nothing special, just some farm fresh scrambled eggs with leftover grilled peppers.  I had to take a picture of this egg though.

 

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Not an Easter egg, it’s an egg from an Araucana chicken.  Not sure what exactly that is but the guy who buy our eggs from was really excited about it.  I thought it tasted like all the other eggs. 

 

We had a special treat for lunch- HuHot in Cedar Rapids.  All you can eat stir-fry.  No pictures, but it was delicious, as usual.  We met up with my brother and his wife and their little guy Beau.  They had some fun play time at the mall before we went on Hubby’s annual shopping trip.  He only shops about once or twice every other year for new clothes.

 

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After arriving home, I played with Tyler for awhile before putting him to bed.  Then I forced myself to go to the gym for a 20 minute interval workout followed by another ladder strength workout.  After the gym I ate the last of the Fareway salad and a cookie.

 

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Today wraps up the last day of the Best Body Bootcamp that I took part in.  I loved having the workouts sent to me, and some of them really kicked my butt.  I didn’t track any changes, just know my pants fit a little better.  I didn’t really follow everything to a T though, really slacked on some of the cardio workouts.  Some of the strength workouts were so long, I just didn’t have time to do all the cardio.  Some workouts had me in the gym for over an hour.  Maybe I’ll go back through and try to get more of the cardio in this time around.

 

I’ll leave you with a couple more pics from Tyler and Beau’s playtime.  Sorry I didn’t take time to crop out the guy in the background who was on his phone the whole time, obviously not watching his kid. 

 

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