Of course, there were squats. I am not sure I will ever be happy with them, but I better just suck it up since they don't seem to be going anywhere.
Running Just As Fast As She Can was starting her organized swim practice and I offered to do an "empathy swim" that morning, which meant I had to go with my husband at his normal time. See how dark it is? See they aren't even open yet?? Time check - 4:20 a.m.!!!
Tuesday night was tough. I just wanted to snack. Yet again, I was saved to a degree by the fact we don't have "goodies" in the house. I could have dashed to Farm Fresh to get something, but I felt too guilty. Truth is I have slipped out for a snack (or more) a time or two after my husband has gone to bed. And now he knows.
Wednesday it was nice to sleep later, but I did get up in time to do a little dinner prep. I was grilling these at 6:30 a.m. Yes, it was already time for another batch of the stuffed peppers I made last week. I got the whole dish prepared and ready for the oven. Then into the fridge it went.
We ended up eating lunch at St. Louis Bread Company (known by most of you as Panera). The company was started in St. Louis and when it became Panera, they kept the St. Louis "Bread Co." branding in this area. Now I know I am about to get controversial....don't mess with Panera. I rarely go there because in my opinion it is a bit pricey and the place is always packed at lunch time. But I am a go with the flow girl, so Bread Co. it was. I know people rave about the Strawberry Poppyseed salad so I tried a Pick 2 with that and the Turkey, Avocado BLT. For my taste, there was too much fruit and dressing in/on the salad. It was simply too sweet for my salad tastes..I should have thought to get the dressing on the side. The sandwich, despite having all the things I love, was bland. The meal was $12, which is more than I want to spend for lunch. On the upside, I've been taking my lunch for the last few weeks, so the splurge didn't make me feel too guilty. Caloriewise it was was good - 540 according to the Panera website. For the record, I can eat my weight in their Cinnamon Crunch (430 calories) and Asiago cheese (330 calories) bagels
Dumbbell Russian Twists - Dumbbell I get, twist I get, not sure where the Russian comes in. Despite the somewhat confusing name this was my favorite exercise of the workout. Feet and shoulders off the ground - twist side to side lowering the dumbbell to your hip while using your legs to counter balance. Hello, obliques and lower stomach muscles. I am going to say it...I kinda love this picture.
While I was doing my workout,the peppers I prepped in the morning were in the oven. By the time, I was ready for dinner it was ready for me :)
Just in case this post is not long enough, let me squeeze in a quick garden update. The tomato plants are out of control. Even though they are crowded, I think they are happy in their box. However, they aren't staying in the cages as well as I had planned. I am hoping the tomatoes get enough sun to ripen despite being crowded.
|Yellow cherry tomatoes.|
|Red grape tomatoes|