How Can I Make This Work?

I mentioned yesterday how I already managed to use my rest day. And then once again, I did not get up to workout this morning. Awesome.

Back up plan was to go home and complete my strength training after work. I came SO close to skipping out again. Then I remembered how much I love TV (I know, I should be embarrassed to admit that, but I just do) and how I hadn’t watched my favorite show yet, Biggest Loser. What’s better than working out while watching Biggest Loser? 🙂

I followed another one of the circuit workouts from Peanut Butter Fingers and it took me about 25 minutes. Those burpees are a killer!

Since I had already eaten most of my points allowance for the day, without a longer term workout I decided to keep dinner pretty light. I boiled a serving of soba noodles in vegetable broth and added slivered red pepper, shredded kale, garlic and fresh cilantro to the soup.  I added some heat with a pinch of crushed red chili pepper and Sriracha sauce. Nothing better than a large bowl of noodle soup on a freeeeeeeeeeeezing night.

I know you’ve been on the edge of your seats waiting for this week’s salad brigade. Are you ready???

Let’s get a close up of those chickpeas!

I spotted this recipe from Oh She Glows and knew I would be a fan. Rather than eating in a wrap form I added each serving to romaine and spinach greens.

Not only did I have a salad of the week, but also a special breakfast from Skinny Taste. Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas

I was skeptical of one serving keeping me full until lunch, but I haven’t been hungry any day this week so far before lunchtime. Pretty impressive.

Okay, onto finding a treadmill workout for tomorrow morning that might help me hate the treadmill a little less. Have a great night!

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Bacon & Brie Anyone?

Have you considered this combination before? I was thinking about it all day before coming home, why had I not thought to mix these! Yet another awesome recipe from Eat, Live Run. If you haven’t visited the site before, I highly recommend it. I have never made a recipe I didn’t thoroughly enjoy.

Not only Brie and bacon, but my favorite leafy vegetable, kale!

Garlic sautéing in the oil from cooking crispy bacon, one of the best scents in the world! Full recipe here.

Much to Ben’s dismay, I might have thrown in some whole wheat spaghetti instead of white. I think I have eaten whole wheat pasta for so long that I actually prefer the taste to white pasta. Anyone else agree?

Apparently those two days in a row of working out really exhausted me, since I seem to have already taken my rest day today. So much for saving that for the weekend!

On that note, I need your motivation! Join me on Daily Mile! I love seeing everyone’s workouts, it’s not just for running either, you can record any workout here.