I can’t tell you how excited I am for Thanksgiving and visiting my Mom in Pennsylvania. I probably say it every time I go home, but there’s just something about being back there that is so comforting. Plus, having Mom around 24/7 doesn’t hurt! Sometimes, I wonder what it would be like if I lived closer to my Mom. We’re only two hours apart, but it’s just far enough that an after work weekday dinner isn’t really conducive. Maybe someday!
Last night, Joe and I watched The Five-Year Engagement on demand.
It was funny but we both agreed that it could have been about 30 minutes shorter. The end kind of dragged on. It was still a lot funnier than I’d expected though!
Because we were up late watching the movie, we had trouble getting out of bed this morning. Despite a late start, we both got in about an hour of cardio at the gym. I split running intervals with some stairmaster time. I am determined to stay on track this week and still allow myself to splurge on Thanksgiving dinner.
I am fully stocked on pre and post workout fuel!
I ordered Fitmixer (affiliate link!) chocolate milkshake protein powder because there’s a BOGO special going on. I tried a sample of this flavor at Blend and fell in love. I was just about out of my aminos so the BOGO sale came at a perfect time. Go LIKE them on Facebook to get the code!
I also restocked my TJ’s soy creamer yesterday and found a new product. I usually buy stevia packets but I was curious to try the pure stevia extract. There are no other add ins so its super sweet and you literally only need about 1/8 of a teaspoon in your coffee.
A few hours later I was hungry again so I baked a sweet potato at 400 degrees for 50 minutes. I sprayed it with olive oil and did not poke any holes. Don’t wrap it in tin foil either, just place it on top of a cookie sheet with foil underneath. It makes the skin super crispy and the inside really soft! Without holes, it holds the moisture inside.
I smothered it in earth balance spread and made 1 egg + two egg whites on the side.
I also drank an ACV mix. I’ve read about the benefits of taking apple cider vinegar daily but apparently Joe just found out because he came home with a liter of it the other day. I had it a while ago but never restocked so we are both drinking it now every day. I used the typical recipe that everyone uses to make it drinkable: 2 tablespoons ACV, stevia, cinnamon, lemon juice, and about a cup of water.
It’s really not bad, but the cinnamon doesn’t mix in well so it just get chunky and sits at the top.
Later on I made some chicken with nutritional yeast sauce (nooch, soy creamer for thickness, salt, pepper, and paprika heated on the stove) and broccolini.
Being that this week is a bit slow for me at work, I had some time to finally switch out my summer clothes for my winter clothes. I also got rid of a bunch of stuff which felt good.I still need to organize better but at least I packed away my tank tops and shorts and have my sweaters visible!
I have two clients in the AM, a quick upper body workout, and then heading to PA! See you tomorrow!