First I have to say I was absolutely FLOORED by your sweet comments regarding my last post about the festival of light, and my being a Jew during Christmas. I honestly smiled every-time I got a response and I love this community. We are all so respectful and generous and kind with one another, it just took my breath away.
Also, many of you commented on my zebra bowl-it is from TJMAXX! I got two of them to make a set. They were only $2.99 each! Go get 'em
Now onto today, FRIDAY
I had my 4:15 am wake up call this morning, which was certainly harder than yesterday morning, but I have to say I love my automatic starter to my Jeep, it makes getting in the car that much more enjoyable at that hour (hey, its the little things, right?)
I hopped on the treadmill for a 4.5 mile run, I went for speed today and did an awesome job. I felt so great afterwards and my new love of running has certainly motivated me to participate in a half marathon next spring!
Has exercise every motivated you to do something 'out of your comfort zone?"
My Crazy Richards Jar was looking good
But opted out of the OIAJ today because I felt a little awkward at work pouring my oats into the PB jar, ya know? It's all good though because I already had my OIAJ this week. Its the typical bowl with blueberries, raspberries, chia, 1/2 banana, crazy richards and cinnamon
I had no problem finishing this jar off!
Caramel Creme coffee with skim and Truvia
No, thats not dirt in a bag, its my Cacao powder that I won from Katie!! I love it mixed in yogurt
Cacao powder, plain chobani, kashi Go Lean. Mmmm
Speaking of which, I never mentioned the good that I won from Miss Katie
Cacao powder, Cacao Butter, Cacao Paste. This was such an amazing giveaway, but I have NO idea what to do with this Cacao Butter! (HELP PLEASE!!)
Use as a decadent Body Butter?? Shall I try this? Anyone with suggestion por favor!!
I had this Upside down stickered apple! (reading 02 Magazine!)
For lunch I spread some of my homemade cranberry sauce (yes, still milking the leftovers!) over some Gluten Free Life Rich Brown Bread.
Layered with some sliced turkey and low fat Mozz
SO good. You must try this! I love this bread, it is so doughy and nutty, and the combo of the cranberry sauce with the creamy cheese was exactly what I wanted
Salad plate on the side with some original Sabra
Topped with some roasted brussels sprouts and eggplant tossed in some S & P, garlic powder and EVOO
All while I watched this on my computer. Yes, This is the Jersey Shore. It really should be called Real World: Jersey Shore. Nonetheless, it was extremely entertaining, ridiculous and terrible, but oh so terrible all in one. I enjoyed it fully....anyone else?
I recieved the cutest lil package from the folks at PB Loco
1. White chocolate raspberry: Why are you reading this? Do you honestly believe it is humanly possible to describe in words the ecstasy your tongue will discover upon tasting the sweet fusion of juicy raspberries, premium peanut butter and German white chocolate?
2. Jungle Banana: Deep in the heart of the dark jungle stalk the tasty treats now held in a jar of Jungle Banana premium peanut butter. The untamed flavor of bananas are now caged with the fiercest peanuts. They practically pounce into your mouth. Grrr!
White Chocolate Raspberry: I really liked this! I loved the white chocolate chunks all throughout (can you see a finger mark in there?) I wasn't overly impressed by the artificial raspberry taste, but certainly better than the Jungle Banana! This would be delicious in my hot bowl of oatbran. 7/10
Jungle Banana: To be honest, I did not love this. It tasted somewhat artificial and very 'banana extract' tasting. I am glad I got this sample but I wouldn't purchase my own! I think I prefer peanut butter to taste more like the real thing rather than a banana flavor covering it up. Not bad, but not great 5/10
ITS FRIDAY! I just got back from the gym, had a great weight workout and now I am just going to hop in the shower and go meet Jason at his house. We are going to see one of his friends and his girlfriend who he hasn't seen in a while, should be fun!
Anyone have exciting weekend plans??
Do you prefer peanut butter tasting peanut butter or flavored peanut butter like the PB Loco Flavors?