Hello! This day got away from me but I did get a LOT done today. I have another conference coming up at work in September which is actually the biggest conference of the year, so we’re moving into crunch time now that there’s just 7 weeks left (which used to seem like such a long time…) so things are going to be moving even faster for me than they normally do for the next few months.
I went on a really great bike ride after work today. The weather was actually perfect for a ride because it was slightly breezy, not too hot, and not sunny so I was praying for more shade during the ride. I fueled up with a little more than half of this bag:
This flavor is actually better than the other flavors I’ve tried of these, but they’re just a little chewy/sticky for my taste. This is my last bag of them though and then I’m back to my favorite – Sports Beans! I ate 5 of the 8 in this bag which is about 115 calories (2 pts) before my ride.
Distance: 16.25 miles
Duration: 1hr 13min 51sec
Avg Speed: 13.2 mph
Avg Pace: 4:32 min/mile
This was the farthest/longest run I’ve done in a while and it felt good!
After the workout, Wil and I threw together a quick easy dinner that was delicious and very light.
We first made a dressing with:
- 1 tbsp honey (1 pt)
- 2 tsp olive oil (2 pts)
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (0 pts)
- 1 tbsp minced white onion (0 pts)
- ~1 tsp mustard
- salt and pepper
Then we boiled blanched some green beans (from the farm share!) by boiling them for 3 minutes and then putting them in an ice bath to stop them from cooking. Mean while we boiled some red and white potatoes that my sister gave us from her farm share (she had extra!) and also made 2 hard boiled eggs. Once everything was cooked/cooled, we tossed it in the dressing and there was enough to coat everything.
It was almost like a nicoise salad (without the tuna) and was perfect for a late night meal on the balcony. The dressing was SO good and really low point/calorie (just 3 for the whole recipe, so 1.5 each). We both were tempted to lick our plates since they were left with some dressing (and no bread), but resisted the urge…
S0 I got my bridesmaid dress back today and it is TIGHT. I actually ended up switching up from a 10 to a 12 because my friend had the 12 and the 10 fit her better and vice versa, but when I went to get sized last week I had to get a few inches taken off the chest. Well, today I go to pick it up and she was closing shop, so I just brought the dress upstairs without trying it on. I got upstairs and could not zip the dress (plus Wil wasn’t home yet so I didn’t have someone to help me) so that’s when I set out on the ride. After getting home (and showering) I tried the dress on again and Wil was able to zip it, but it is quite snug. It fits and actually looks good on because of the cut, but its very tight across the top to the point of being a little uncomfortable.
That said, this week I’m going to try to eat pretty light in order to help me breathe better on Saturday… I’m going to cut back on carbs a bit for the next few days and just try to eat really clean and drink lots of water. It won’t be that different than how I normally eat, there will just be less indulgences, and absolutely no alcohol. I plan to stick to my points every day (not eat less than, and not eat my activity points like I normally do) and try to work out tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday. There may also be some Spanx in my future… blah.
I do NOT recommend the place I went to get my dress tailored…