Monday, May 9, 2011

The Salad Case: Uncharted Territory

Workout: Insanity Plyometrics 40 minutes
Calories: 1900
Sugar: 25g

Folks, I may be in uncharted territory right now - my baby has given me 4 days of sleeping through the night. Did I mention they were in a row? What is going on here??? Talk about a great Mother's day present!

[Sidenote 1: I'm working on another post regarding the changes we've made - keep your fingers crossed and hope they keep up the results :)]

Speaking of the whole Mother's Day celebration, it was kind of surreal. It's so weird being on the receiving end of it - everyone is so nice to you :) but in all honesty, I can only hope to one day be to Brielle 1/100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000th of what this woman has been for me:

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Words cannot express the love and inspiration that she means to me and I thank God each day for having the privilege of calling her Mom!

Thanks for being my Mom!!!

The lovely 4-day sleep surprise has got me all sorts of off kilter, too. I don't know what to do with myself. Gee, maybe go for a run?

A run I went on Saturday for 3 mile loop. 'Twas glorious - despite the fact that it was at 1 PM, sunny, ~90 and lots of wind. I'm so glad I did it!

Take a week+ off, and my body didn't know how to process this run so I've been extremely sore ever since. Tomorrow is going to be bananas, I bet - cause of the whole insanity video this morning. I sooooooooooooooo missed getting up in the AM to workout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As you all may know, I'm A Creature of Habit and have settled down to having an overflowing salad for lunch - each and every work day. I try to switch up the salads some to avoid any boredom, so I thought it might be fun sharing my salad "combinations" with ya'll. Hence, The Case -> The Salad Case. Aren't I clever? (Don't answer that!)

In the salad case today:

  • 2 big bunches of spinach
  • 2 big bunches of roasted brussel sprouts, broccoli + red peppers
  • sprinkling of feta cheese
  • 1/2 C lentils
  • 1/4 C pecans

Oh so yummy! Plus, I’ve noticed that with chunky and flavorful roasted veggies like brussel sprouts, broccoli + red peppers there’s no need to add dressing. You get to taste move of the veggies this way.

What are your favorite salad combos?


Kimberly said... Best Blogger Tips

I recently put green onions on my salad at one of my favorite spots. They weren't sliced, more like what you'd see on a veggie tray. YUM! I literally just throw whatever - egg hard-boiled whites, broccoli, peas, sunflower seeds, bell pepper. I don't do fruit, though. Never fruit.

cynthiasolc said... Best Blogger Tips

Were they roasted? I'm going to have to try the roasted kind, I don't think I could do the raw version.