Oh my goodness, let me just tell you it is soooo cold here! its supposed to get down to zero tonight! My mom and I braved the cold in the name of shopping today, but every time I stepped outside it almost HURT it was so cold. How much longer until summer?! Dont you just wish you could hibernate all through winter?! haha
This morning I wanted a nice warm breakfast...and I still have TONS of yummy fruit, so I knew I would have all the needed ingredients for a great bowl of oats! This bowl contains :
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1 banana
- handful of raspberries
- handful of blueberries
- vanilla extract
- tiny bit of left over Bare Naked Granola
Despite the cold my mommy and I had a pretty good shopping trip. We went to Old Navy and I got the cutest pair of yoga pants for $3!!! I of course had to give them a trail run at the gym today, so I did not get a picture. But I did get a picture of the other shirt I got for only $4! Such bargains, im tellin ya!
We then headed to the mall where I purchased two more shirts (and my paycheck from work to help pay for said shopping trip). Here they are:
I fell in love with the one on the right. Im seeing this Indian type theme in a lot of stores lately (the beads and feathers, etc.) and Im loving this trend! what do you think about it?
After I got home from shopping I fixed up lunch, I didnt get a picture of that, because it was the same as always...a turkey sandwich on whole wheat with some wheat thins as well.
After lunch I did some things around the house and headed over to the gym. I absolutely despise going to the gym later on in the day because it gets soooo crowded! its so ridiculous because people are just there to socialize and you have to stand around and wait forever to use any of the machines, and you can totally forget about running on the track because it is just way too full! Besides that minor annoyance though, I did get a good 45 minute workout on the eliptical, so I felt good about it. Tomorrow im gonna go early in the morning to avoid the crowd, for sure.
When I got home from the gym I was in the mood to cook something up! I was inspired by Erica to make a stir-fry type dish and my roommate had bought a MASSIVE bag of frozen stir-fry veggies, so it was fate! So I put some mixed veggies in a pan and stir-fried them together, as I was cooking those up I just so happened to notice a can of pineapple and decided to throw that in there too. I wasnt sure how it was going to taste, because I have never had pineapple in a stir fry before even though I have seen it being used before...but it was DELICIOUS!! It really gave it alot of flavor.
All together in the pan stir-frying it up!
I didnt have any soy sauce so I substituted this salad dressing for it, because it tastes just like soy sauce!
And I also mixed in a little bit of this:
While all the veggies and the pineapple were cooking up I boiled up 1/2 cup of brown rice and when it was ready I added it to the pan as well:
I let this cook a little more all together and then VOILA! into my bowl it goes!
It turned out pretty good! I was pretty proud of myself!
I was also thinking about updating my playlist on my IPOD for when I work out and thought that some of you might have some good suggestions for some songs that really pump you up! Currently I LOVE these songs for when I am working out:
- Wake it Up - Akon
- Go Hard - Kanye West and T-Pain
- Whine Up - Kat DeLuna (LOVE this song, it always make me work even harder!)
- Dont Cha - Pussycat Dolls
- Go Go Gadget Flow - Lupe Fiasco (AWESOME workout song, download NOW!)
- Please Dont Stop the Music - Rihana
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Miley Cyrus (dont say a word!)
- Just Dance - Lady Gaga
- Cookie Jar - Gym Class Heros
Thats just some of the songs that are currently on my playlist. I like sort of hip-hop or dance songs when I am working out, because they always get me going!
Allright time to have the nightly chat with ol' Mike. Long distance sucks! Hope everyone is having a wonderful night and guess what?!....
TOMORROW IS FRIDAY GIRLS!!