As slow as the beginning of the week was, today just zoomed by. That’s probably because work was crazy busy all day long. That’s fine with me, just as long as I can get everything done. Tomorrow we’re going out for burgers and beer, and I can’t wait! I honestly don’t remember the last time I had a good burger.
My workout today wasn’t as challenging as it probably should have been. I only did 30 minutes on the elliptical plus my arms workout. I think I’m going to try to come up with a new, more challenging workout that focuses more on my triceps. Any suggestions would be great! This weekend is going to be pretty busy, but I’m going to try to get 5 miles done on the treadmill on Sunday. If I can get something small in either tomorrow or Saturday, I’ll be very happy.
My lunch was beyond delicious today, and that’s because of two special things: zucchini and salami. No, I didn’t put them together (gross!), but I did add zucchini to my salad and salami to a small wrap.
Though you probably can’t tell from this picture, this salad was massive. It actually took me a full 20 minutes to eat. By the way, if anyone has any tips for taking good pictures of salads, I’d love to hear them.
So, my salad consisted of a bed of spinach leaves, a full chopped green bell pepper, 5 chopped cherry tomatoes, a bunch of green olives, feta, crushed walnuts and…chopped zucchini! I’ve never tried zucchini raw before, but I’m seriously hooked now. As much as I love cucumbers, zucchini is becoming a rising star in my book.
I also used up the rest of my Swiss cheese to make a salami and cheese tortilla. It was nice to make a change from the bagel thin. I snacked on an apple in the late morning too.
My other treat was bring two new snacks to work. I already keep a stash of granola bars, but I wanted to add some other treats to my snack cubby.
WARNING: These potato chips are not very good for you. But every once in a while, I crave something salty. So in moderation, I don’t think they’ll hurt too much.
Okay, now don’t laugh at me about this. I saw these little babies at the grocery a couple days ago. I love plums, and I remembered reading in a magazine that as dried fruits, they are really good for you. I tried a couple, and they were really juicy (even though they’re dry!), so I brought them to work.
I offered some to my co-workers to try and they also said they were tasty. But then one of them said that she thought that dried plums were prunes. I had no idea so I checked the back of the bag, and low and behold the only ingredient was dried organic prunes! What a trick! I didn’t care because they were pretty good, but I felt really duped. Nice marketing, no? Now, I’ve learned my lesson. Make sure to check the ingredients!
Now, it’s off to get some reading done. I haven’t read in a couple days, and I’m starting to crave some science fiction. Jersey Shore tonight! Time to fist-pump, too!
Does anyone have any good exercises for the triceps they’d recommend? Do you love or hate zucchini? Ever feel tricked by some type of food product?