Veggie-filled dinner!

Well, we meet again πŸ™‚

This is my third post of the day (can you tell I didn’t have too much to do? haha)! Anyways, since we last spoke I went to the gym with my friend and although it was insanely packed with the after-work rush, managed to do a shortened version of my planned workout:

  • since all of the ellipticals were full, ran for twenty minutes on the treadmill, and walked for ten (warm up/cool down, 5 minutes each). Twenty minutes might not sound like a lot, but I’ve read in a variety of places that you shouldn’t increase mileage by more than 10% per week, so I’m starting up slow and avoiding immediate injury/failure. Β This way I’ll definitely be ready for a half marathon by mid-summer! Woohoo!
  • bicep curls (10lbs x12, 3 reps)
  • free weight chest fly (10 lbs x12, 3 reps)
  • back extension (one of my new favorites) holding a 10lb weight x 12, 3 reps
  • medicine ball twist (with a dumbbell weight) 10lbs, 10 each side, 3 reps)

So it wasn’t the ideal weights day, but I gave it everything I got in the short time that I was there. Β I always forget how insane the gym is when everyone gets out of work and will try as hard as possible to avoid it in the future, gross.

After the gym, I grabbed a tea at Starbucks w/bestie, then came home and put together this yummy dinner:

A lil bit o’ salad with some black olives and Annie’s goddess dressing…

A MorningStar veggie burger topped with a little grated parmesan cheese and sauteed baby portobello mushrooms and onions from earlier today…

Anndd, a slice of multigrain toast……to go with some of the Acorn Squash Soup I made last night…

All together?

DELICIOUS. I looovvvve love love sauteed mushrooms.

Great weight loss food for thought: In my journey to better health I’ve been told that by eating dinner on a smaller plate you tend to consume less. Β It makes complete sense, and although I filled my plate here it is half the amount i would have put on a regular-sized plate. Try it out, can’t hurt πŸ™‚

And that leaves me here, relaxin’ in front of the TV and drinking my favorite tea: Yogi Immune Support.

The rest of the night entails some more relaxing, and possibly a search for a delicious and healthy dessert…

…dark chocolate and almond butter dipping, here I come (in moderation, of course) πŸ™‚

G’night all!


5 thoughts on “Veggie-filled dinner!

  1. I adore mushrooms! One of my all time favorite foods along with brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and chocolate! πŸ˜‰ Just found your blog!! I love stumbling upon new healthy living blogs!!

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