A Monday lunch like this makes it so much easier to face work after the weekend :) Since my husband didn't love the salmon recipe, I got all the yummy leftovers for myself. I don't generally think of myself as a carrot stick lover, but I needed a veggie and carrots were a quick and easy option. I actually really enjoyed them.
It seems my trainer is moving on, but I am refusing to let go of Double Light, at least in name. The big change is that I have graduated to three circuits of the listed exercises. Monday was the first time I attempted three circuits and I survived. Actually, not only did I survive I got many compliments on how hard I was working. I believe I even heard "this was your best workout yet!" It made me happy because I truly believed it too. I went into the workout with the mindset that I was going to give my trainer more than he expected. I had planned the next time push-ups came up on the schedule I would attempt a regular push-up (no modifications). And I managed one on all three circuits!! They weren't pretty and I could have gotten down a bit lower, but I will absolutely take them. Then I continued with the modified push-ups and actually increased the number in each circuit - 12 on circuit three :)
Tuesday I had to work early, so I wanted something extra quick without getting off track of my goals. The peanut butter sandwich was delicious! I knew it would be a long time until lunch so I added the egg for extra staying power. It still didn't seem substantial enough so when I saw the carrot sticks in the fridge I threw them on the plate too. Odd for breakfast, I know, but I liked them and got in an extra veggie for the win.
I had planned to be at the conference all day, but my boss ended up having me go back to the office mid-morning. I didn't mind not having to stay at the conference. However, my concern was lunch. Since I knew I'd be eating at the conference, there was no need for me to bring my lunch. I have been doing really well on packing my lunch and not eating out. I ended up with a bit of compromise. On the way back to the office I stopped at a grocery store that has a good salad bar. My plan we to make myself a nice healthy, filling salad. And then I got sidetracked by the guy making sushi in the deli. I decided to try these.
I vaguely remember having sushi from this store before and I didn't love all the rice. When I saw the crazy rolls, I noticed they didn't have rice in them, and decided to give them a try. You know I have been all about the salmon lately. However, I couldn't make myself get the salmon or tuna crazy rolls because the fish is not cooked and that didn't sound okay to me.
In addition to the crazy rolls I picked a few items from the salad bar to give my meal a little more substance. I can never pass up beets on a salad bar. I love them, but very rarely make them because of the mess.
I will give my lunch about a 7/10. I liked it fine, but won't be rushing back to have it again. This morning, I made sure to pack a lunch in case I go back to the office again before lunch.
One of our ladies posted this Fitness Blender video as a mini challenge to the group. It is a quick 6 minutes of stretches you can even do at your desk in your work clothes. This might make more sense for someone like me who works alone several days a week. However, technically it can be done in a cubicle. I tested it this afternoon in the small space around my desk. It worked out well. It felt good to loosen things up in the middle of the day. Of course, you can also use if for cool down or warm up.
Later in the evening I came back around to making dinner - Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos Rellenos from Skinnytaste. Because it was still hot outside I decided to char my poblanos on the stove instead of the grill. It worked out okay. After they are charred they are sealed in a bag and the skins start to peel off.