I went on a run this morning and it was the perfect way to start out my Friday!
My 14 year old doesn’t go to school until 9:50 on Fridays, so it’s a great time for me to run. I also like to get my workout done first thing in the morning on Fridays and Saturdays or else it just doesn’t happen.
I ran 4.2 miles and the weather was just perfect. It was about 60 degrees with a slight breeze. Perfect.
My sweet puppy dog, Jimmer hates it when I go running. As soon as I put my shoes and visor on, he starts following me around the house, looking at me with those cute puppy dog eyes and whimpering a little.
BUT when I come home, he is always so happy to see me! It is so sweet. My son told me that Jimmy looked out the window and cried the whole time I was gone. What a sweetie-poo.
When I got home, Jimmer jumped up on me and gave me “kisses” the whole time I was trying to stretch.
Oh my word, I love that dog! Look at that cute face…
I’m sorry to all of you “non dog lovers” out there. I will be quiet now.
I’ve kind of been doing Phase Two of the Jackie Warner diet plan this week. I haven’t been following it perfectly, but I’ve loved all of her food ideas. I’ve just been trying to eat less in general and the food from the plan is awesome because it’s low calorie, full of nutrition and yummy!
Here are some of the foods from Phase 2 that I’ve been enjoying….
I’m supposed to have a Protein Shake for breakfast every morning, but I like to have my protein shakes after my workout, so I’ve been having one at different times of the day depending on when I exercise.
I’ve been loving my Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake….
And my Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Shake!!
After my run this morning, I didn’t feel like having a protein shake, so I decided to have Protein Pudding instead! Loved it.
I’ve loved the morning snack from this plan too. 1/2 C. lowfat cottage cheese with 1/2 an apple, strawberries and blueberries. Yummy! It tastes like a treat. Btw, it’s supposed to just be one apple, but I’ve been enjoying a lot of different kinds of fruit.
I’m supposed to be having a salad every day for lunch, but I haven’t been too good at that one. It’s a shame because salads are the best ever! I’m going to be better and try to have a salad every day!
I’ve enjoyed the afternoon snack though. It’s supposed to be 1/4 cup hummus with 10 baby carrots, but I’ve been having all sorts of veggies with it….
Sadly, my hummus is a little bit gross. I bought some “powdered hummus” in the bulk foods section at Winco a while back. I liked that it was shelf stable and that the ingredient list was very basic and “real.” I thought I would give it a shot.
I just mixed a little bit of the powder with water, olive oil and lemon juice….
It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t awesome either. I will not be buying it again though. I’m going to stick with high quality store brands or homemade versions from now on.
I love hummus with veggies though. It’s the perfect afternoon snack.
Dinner is supposed to be salmon, veggies and wild rice, but unfortunately I’m not a fish person. I’ve just been making all sorts of different things for dinner.
I went to dinner one night with some friends (I will post about it soon!) and we just had leftovers another night. I made a yummy chicken stew in the crock-pot one night too. I will definitely post the recipe soon. It’s so yummy, easy and healthy!
Well, that’s the latest. I’m so glad it’s Friday! Kev and I are going to be going out on a date soon. Woo hoo! I hope each and every one of you have a fabulous weekend!