I’ve had cookies on the brain all day so I’m appropriately starting this post with lots of cookie pictures. How delicious do these babies look?
As mentioned in last week’s post, I bid for and won a few baked goods in the bake sale for Haiti. One of the scrumptious cookies I was lucky enough to win were Heather’s peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies . I knew they were arriving today and I could not wait for them! I even had an extra kickass workout during lunch, just so I could enjoy a cookie or 2, guilt free. It’s all about planning, people! 😉
The cookies arrived at my office around 4:30. What I failed to plan for is how delicious they would be and how hard it would be for me to stop munching on them. Me, alone in a cube with TWO containers of cookies… dangerous!! Most of them were broken in the first box I opened so I ate a bunch of broken pieces. Who knows how many cookies that added up to. I know it was a lot. I caught myself in the act at some point, continuing to sneak yet another little piece and quickly brought the rest of the container over the our secretary’s desk. I got a few compliments later on: “Outstanding!” was one of my favorites. Short and sweet (err, pun not intended). Thanks, Heather, for donating your baking skills, time and cookie ingredients. Without a kitchen, I’ve been missing homemade goodies and these were delicious. Super crunchy and VERY addictive!!
Look, this one wants to get out of the container… Where are you going, little guy? You want me to eat you? Mwahaha… ok, now I’m being weird. 😆
So I ate a bunch of broken cookie pieces and called them dinner. My hunger never came back and I assure you I ate plenty of calories today. Hopefully the rest of my eats balanced the cookies out a bit. Let’s see how I did…
Barney Butter and raspberry jelly + banana sammie on Vermont spelt bread
I was still hungry after this so I grabbed a juicy gala apple. Much better!
[All together = 435 calories]
Man, was I snacky this morning. I wonder if it’s because I didn’t have any coffee in the morning (we were out of milk)? 😕
Chocolate covered edamame
Lindt cinnamon truffle
Good thing my workout took care of it all (as in cleansed me and rebalanced me… I’m not referring to the calories burnt – that’s now how I do it )
I started with an awesome spin class. Actually today’s class was a stage 5 cycling class… from the fitcorp website: A focused and challenging indoor cycling workout that incorporates the same training and techniques found when riding outdoors. Each workout is appropriate for both the beginner and elite athlete to build solid, all-around fitness. This class is particularly beneficial for those who like to ride outdoors, are preparing for a long ride, charity event (PMC, MS, etc.) or competition.
The class is taught by a cycling coach. He’s pretty hardcore. I asked him to look at my bike set-up today and he pulled out a ruler or something else fancy looking. I LOVED today’s class!
After a 40+ minute sweaty “cycling” class, I went on the treadmill. Not sure where I got my energy from but as soon as I jumped on, something took over me. I planned to do 2 miles (since I missed my 3-miler yesterday, I want to make it up in chunks this week) and I ROCKED those 2 miles! At some point I was running at 7.2 mph, incline 1 or 2. I’m coming back, baby!! I also walked for 1/2 mile and stretched for 10 minutes. Today’s workout was fa-bu-lous.
Another jumbo salad: mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots, grilled chicken, pom seeds and goat cheese + 1T Annie’s balsamic vinaigrette. This dressing really grew on me. I wasn’t a fan at first.
The cookies were the rest of my eats. Oh and there is this garlic pickle I’m currently munching on while typing this post. I think there is crack in those pickles because I get the shakes when I run out. I eat one nearly every day. Sodium, shmodium… 😆
KITCHEN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
Do you think my contractor is telling me something?
I think they don’t want me in the kitchen. Got it, guys!
We have new floors!!!
I’m off to enjoy some more cookies watch the Biggest Loser.
What was the most delicious thing YOU ate today?