Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cloud Cookies and Weight Machines

I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day! Our low-key night was just how we like it. I walked to Grand Central to catch the subway home and it was a mad-house! I have never seen such long lines at each vendor in the market and so many people crowded in that little hallway and on the subway platform. So glad we weren't planning to cram ourselves into a busy restaurant with a thousand other people! Instead, I made delicious and indulgent grilled cheese sandwiches (sharp cheddar and Gouda with peppers and onion), big salads and juicy pears. Oh, and we topped off the meal with chocolate cloud cookies from Baked! It was a delicious meal and a laid back night!

The last time I took a rest day was Sunday, the 6th. That's quite a few days in a row, not usually how I like to do it, but how it's worked out. Because of the NYRR YPC event Thursday night, I plan on taking Friday as my next rest day. Since that's still a few days off and I have Zumba tonight, I did an easier workout this morning. 40 minutes on the elliptical and strength training. It was a good workout and I think I'm going to do this on Zumba days. I still get my heart rate up (with little impact on my feet) and put more emphasis on strength (which I need), and then get a good cardio workout at night.

Breakfast is pretty simple. I've been using almond milk a lot lately (since I started consuming less dairy) but when I was at Trader Joe's on Saturday they were out of my usual Almond Breeze, so I had to try something different.

I couldn't compare the nutrition stats but I picked up what I thought was the best. Well, it has 30 extra calories and 9 extra grams of sugar. The fat is .5grams lower, but that's inconsequential to me. The taste is pretty good, but I definitely like the unsweetened original Almond Breeze better for my cereal. It's okay to try new things once in a while, but I hope to find the AB next time!
  • How was your Valentine's Day?
  • What's the longest stretch you've gone without a rest day?
  • Do you drink milk, almond milk, soy milk, other? Or none at all?
Today's workout -
40min elliptical
3x10 seated row
3x10 upright row
3x10 hammer curls
3x10 hip abductor
3x10 hip adductor
100 crunches
1x50sec plank


Copychic said...

I'm a big fan of the unsweetened Silk Almond. I haven't tried to Pacific kind.

SueMac said...

I don't like milk..... never have, even as a child. I do like skim when I eat cereal or when I make hot chocolate. Hardest thing is I have to make sure I get calcium elsewhere..... thank goodness I love cheese and yogurt! Oh, and our Valentines was so low key... soccer practice and watching the coverage that we recorded from Sunday's race. Exciting, huh?

gracekelle said...

The cookies look amazing. I would die for a cookie right now...and grilled cheese sandwiches with peppers and onions :) That sounds like a great valentine's day.