Hey friends! It’s back-to-routine day. Woo hoo! Personally, I welcome Mondays for this reason. I’m liking my schedule lately. It keeps me busy and motivated so I say bring it on! Today began like all Mondays begin for this girl: with a kick-butt workout! Before we begin, how awesome was that closing ceremony performance by the Spice Girls?! Can we say nostalgia?
It’s week five of my new strength training routine. I can hardly believe that next week will be my last week on my little program. I’ve really enjoyed it so far and I’m excited to get stronger and see more progress as the months go by. Today is shoulders/back day so I completed my shoulders/back superset workout. Good news: I upped my weights by two pounds! You can bet I was burning all over.
I had a coffee date with a friend this morning (she’s moving to New York soon – sad!), so, instead of working through the morning like I usually do, my weekend kind of got extended into the early afternoon. Lucky me, huh? When I came home from said coffee date, I was super hungry.
I actually enjoyed the above salad for lunch yesterday and loved it so much that I decided to make it again today. To start, I roasted 1/2 sweet potato and some Brussels sprouts in the oven. Meanwhile, I put two big handfuls of kale and 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds in a Tupperware container. Next, I assembled a quick nooch sauce (2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast, Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning, and water to taste) and poured it into the bowl, along with 1 Tbsp. of Whole Foods’ sesame-ginger dressing. When the veggies were done roasting, I tossed them into the bowl and gave it a nice shake.
New Vlog: Vega One Nutritional Shake Taste Test!
This weekend, after a lovely day with Matty and my family, I came home to a FREE sample package from Vega! The company kindly surprised me with a single serving of their Vega One all-in-one nutritional shake in the chocolate variety. To say I was stoked is an understatement. I love Vega – alot – and have made a recipe with their Sport Performance Protein before that involves chocolate and strawberries. You know, life’s essentials. Anyways, squealing was involved. Want to see what I thought of the new Vega One nutritional shake? Watch on!
P.S. – Here’s a close-up of the tank, which you can also find on the fashion page today!