Our regular morning routine was interrupted today. I had to be at work extra early and my husband is having a bit of foot pain. So, I didn't take the time to walk this morning. Instead of running in the neighborhood, my husband hit the elliptical machine at the gym - easier on his foot.
There is one very disappointed puppy in our house. She stayed home :(
Since I went in early, I got off early. When I got home I decided to go to the gym with my husband. He does weight training in the late afternoon. While he was working the weights I did a cardio workout. I walked for 30 minutes on the treadmill and then rode for 15 minutes on the bike.
I am proud of myself for not blowing off the workout just because my routine was interrupted.
GYM WARNING: Taking pictures of yourself in the mirror while on the treadmill might look like this.
I was happy that I remembered my headphones. The last time we went to the gym I could only watch the silent televisions :( Today I got my Jeopardy! fix...good ol' Alex Trebek. I didn't do so well. Turns out I don't know my American literature.
I am usually pretty hungry when I get home so it is a bit of a challenge to go to the gym first. From the time I get home until dinner is a big snacking danger zone for me. I am sure I am not the only one. Before we left I ate a little snack (about 150 calories). Surprisingly by the time we got home I wasn't starving.
I had planned to grill tonight. But my plan blew up...not literally. We are out of gas! No grilling tonight. Thankfully, dinner was easily moved inside. I made turkey burgers and roasted asparagus.
The turkey burgers were my best yet. My husband hasn't stopped talking about them since we ate. A couple of weeks ago I made turkey burgers from Skinnytaste.com as her recipe was written (check them out). Today, I modified the recipe to reflect our tastes.
The original recipe calls for grated zucchini and fresh grated garlic - which I did. Then I added chopped fresh cilantro (from the garden). In my husband's burger I added chopped jalapeno - he is a spicy guy! In both burgers I wrapped grated cheese in the center. I used a Provel cheese that we both love. It worked out perfectly the cheese melted and oozed about as we ate them. I topped the burgers with red onions, lettuce and tomato. They were a huge delicious mess. Good thing it wasn't a first date :)
Our whole dinner was 433 calories (including a bun!) . Can't beat that.
Had I known they would be so good I would have taken a picture.
Just in case you are feeling sorry for poor ignored Millie please know her life isn't that traumatic. No matter what she says...
|Headed out to the farm to play with her friends. Please note I am the one in the backseat!! We were taking balloons and thought it was safer for me to sit with the balloons than for Millie to sit with them.|
|Millie enjoying her new pool. My husband's Father's Day present from his mom :)|