I’m still having a little bit of trouble sleeping, so my whole schedule is all out of whack. Since I didn’t fall asleep until 5:30am, I didn’t wake up until around 12:30pm. By that time, it was way too late for breakfast, so I just skipped straight to lunch.
I had another one of these awesome turkey sandwiches made with Jennie O shaved turkey breast, tomato, romaine lettuce, mustard, lite mayonnaise, and FiberOne 100% Whole Wheat Bread. It was the perfect lunch
On my way out the door to a doctor’s appointment at 3pm, I threw together a quick smoothie to take with me for my afternoon snack I knew I’d most definitely need. I didn’t have time to take a picture of it, though, because I was running super late.
But it had THIS watermelon in it!
Strawberry-Watermelon Protein Smoothie
1/8 watermelon, cubed (about 2 cups)
1 cup frozen strawberries, diced
1/2 – 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup water (necessary with my blender, maybe not with yours)
Blend until fully combined. Add more strawberries if you like a thicker texture.
After my appointment, I headed over to Target to buy a bunch of crap I don’t really need
I found this MASSIVE box of fruits snacks. It’s a 50-count! It was only $6.79. That’s a way better deal than paying $2 per 10-count package, which is what they are usually.
Fruit snacks might be made for little kids, but I eat them all the time. Ever since I can remember, I’ve had this problem where I need to be eating something as I’m falling asleep (my freshman year roommate Maria will attest to that! ). Sometimes gum helps, but not always. I’ve tried quitting this horrible habit before, but it always comes back. So that’s where fruit snacks come in – it’s my sort of compromise. Instead of shoving cookies down my throat, I’ll have one of these fruit snacks packages, which is only 80 calories! It’s not enough calories to really impact my weight, but it is enough to placate whatever weird part of my brain is obsessed with eating right before bed.
So, the 50-count box it is
Let’s talk about books! (Are you my friend on Goodreads yet?). I haven’t gone over my lastest reads in forever. I don’t have time to do a full post on book reviews since I’ve been reading so many books lately, but here’s a quick peek at some of the ones in my life right now.
I finally started reading Insurgent! I absolutely loved Divergent, the first one in this series (even more than The Hunger Games!), so I couldn’t wait to get into this one. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of Young Adult literature at all but, like The Hunger Games, this series just swept me up. I can’t get enough of Tris and her world. Now that I’m halfway through this one, I cant wait to go back and read Divergent again.
P.S. Isn’t the cover amazing?! It might be one of my favorite book covers ever. Such beautiful colors.
While I was out today, I also picked up Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, this month’s Peanut Butter Fingers Book Club pick. I’ve never participated before, but this month I thought “why not?” I’m already reading a ton anyway. Look out for my review at the end of the month!
My friend Lauren from Becoming the Odd Duck has been going on and on about how amazing this book Bared to You by Sylvia Day is, so I just had to get it ASAP. I’m probably going to read Gone Girl first, just to make sure I finish it before the end of the month, but I’m chomping at the bit to get started on this one. Apparently it’s supposed to be 50 Shades of Grey-esque, so I’ll let you know how it goes.
While I was at it, I also picked up this Mary Kay Andrews book for a steal at $5.98. I’ve heard good things about her and her novels, so I’m interested to see how it is. Although I do like chick lit, it’s not usually my first choice, so I’m curious to see if I’ll like it or not.
For dinner, I made Brent’s favorite meal – meatloaf. Except I did something a little different this time!
Aren’t they cute?? Meatloaf muffins!
I got this idea from a picture a little while ago and just had to try it out, using my go-to meatloaf recipe. This time, I added in some garlic powder and a little shake of ground mustard, just to switch it up. They came out awesome! Brent and I both liked this version even better than the regular loaf-shape. Because the yummy taste, they cooked more evenly and a lot faster due to their small size. It was a win-win-win!
On the side, I had 8oz of chopped broccoli tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Let’s take a look at how I did today…
Healthy Goals Checklist
- At least 100g of protein. Check! I got a total of 116.5.
- At least 4 servings of fruits/veggies. Check! I had 5.25 today.
- No more than one treat. Check! I had a bowl of Lucky Charms (can’t get enough!) before bed.
- Exercise and/or stretch. Check! I made sure to get my third workout of the week in just under the wire (My checklist week starts on Tuesday and one of my rules is that I have to workout at least 3 times each week – I can’t just only do stretching). I did some ab moves from my favorite ab workout (not all of them, though), shoulder presses, and bicep curls while watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians on my DVR.