I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it on the blog before but I was on the tennis team all throughout junior high and high school. I loved being part of a team and the sport of tennis. I still try to play as an adult when I can!
After warming up for a mile on the elliptical I headed to my usual total body conditioning class. Today’s felt just like tennis practice. We had a different instructor who led us through 45 minutes of speed work drills, footwork springs, walking stretches, and boot camp moves. The class was a refreshing change from my usual routine and really got my heart pumping. Save for a couple of groan-worthy moments, the class really flew by!
After yesterday’s breakfast “debacle” (I didn’t stay full for very long) I rotated back to a favorite – PB&J English muffin with an egg white and half a pear, diced.
I only had a bite of a Larabar before my workout and didn’t get hungry for lunch until I sat back down at my desk. I had a grilled chicken breast with onions, black beans, a carrot, and green olives over arugula and spinach.
After an afternoon meeting I snacked on some popcorn and strawberries. I was in a finger foods mood O:-)
After work I ended up on my couch reading Room for an hour and a half before I got hungry for dinner. The book has sucked me in!
Dinner was quick and easy tonight: a sweet potato with a warm vegetable salad. The salad included:
- 2 carrots, grated
- 1/2c black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/3c frozen peas
- 1/4c frozen corn
- chili powder, garlic powder, cumin
- 1t ketchup
- 1.5t BBQ sauce
- 1/2t each mustard and syrup
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Microwave for ~90 seconds and enjoy!
Now it’s Biggest Loser time although I’m debating picking up my book again. For some reason, technology has been overwhelming me after work and I’m trying to honor that and unplug when I can.
Do any of my DC friends play tennis? What is a go-to quick and easy meal for you? Eating with your hands – yay or nay?