Spring is back

Wow, today was fabulous! I was productive at work, the weather was gorgeous (we had spring weather in December – great weather makes everything better!!!) and I had the best workout all week. I love how powerful exercise makes me feel. I took a Group Power class and was lifting more than the guys – talk about a confidence bust! Let’s see- I also took an abs class, ran 1.5 miles on the treadmill and then stretched for 10 minutes. I was a sweaty mess and I missed it (my workouts all week were just yoga which is great but in a different way). And then I came home to dinner – all ready to be eaten. Seriously, today rocked!!

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But let’s rewind to…

BREAKFAST

I’ve been having a bagel with lox craving for a few days now so today I made it a reality: 2 Kim’s Light ww bagels with whipped cream cheese, wild lox, tomato and dill

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The bagels are only 110 calories a pop, so I had 2. This breakfast kept me full for over 5 hours and even then I only ate because it was convenient. That’s some awesome staying power! 😎

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LUNCH

B.good southwestern chicken salad – still one of my favorite restaurant salads of all time!

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Mesclun, avocado, corn, tomatoes, black beans, toasted corn, and chipotle balsamic dressing – all super fresh and incredibly tasty.

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MID-AFTERNOON SNACK

A mini-brownie at the office. Double this pic because I couldn’t help but go back for seconds. Brownies are my favorite dessert!!

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DINNER

Well today is Thursday, which brings us another Ellie Krieger recipe. I followed her recipe for confetti chili (named three bean and beef chili online), except I made it in a crock pot since I knew I was going to the gym after work and was going to be home late. I threw all the ingredients in the crock pot this morning (browned up the beef in the skillet before throwing it in there) and turned it on during lunch (you could leave it on low all day long), and voila – dinner ready for you when you are!

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The colors were beautiful but the taste was missing something – a little more salt and cumin fixed this right up. I enjoyed a second (1/2) helping after gobbling this up. :) Thank you, I’ll Eat You, for picking this recipe for us. It was perfect for a busy night like tonight. What’s your favorite crock pot recipe?

A little dessert for the road… I resisted a cookie and made a yummy healthy dessert: 1/2 FFL english muffin with Barney Butter

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A few more spoonfuls of BB jumped into my mouth 😳 This stuff has crack in it, I tell ya 😉

And that’s today in a nutshell. I just finished watching So You Think You Can Dance and am once again touched and inspired. Love this show!!

How was your day? Was it unusually warm where you are? If so, did you take advantage of it?

Don’t forget to enter my Waterpik giveaway! Oh and I am still missing addresses for 2 winners of the NuNaturals giveaway. Please send me your addresses asap or I will have to redraw. Thanks :)

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