Happy Friday Eve all!! Sometimes my job can be “tough”…..not as in hard, but, as in, I had to go Cupcake Tasting Today!!! I am sure I could’ve opted out, but, ummmm, who does that?!
It’s a good thing I was up at 5 am to get my workout in to “earn” those cake bites!
I think I have decided that a banana is a better pre-workout snack and watermelon is better post workout because of the water content.
I did love the combo of TJ’s Peppered Turkey Bacon and Melon though (2 points+)
Today’s workout session was a face paced weight workout with no downtime.
5 minute warm up on the treadmill followed with a little stretching
Then, I did 3 sets of 10-12 on each of the following always in constant motion
* Leg Press and Chest Press
* Calf Raises and Bicep Curls
* Hamstring Curls and Static Tricep Press
* Lat Pull Downs and 60 Crunches (regular, oblique’s and leg raises)
* Seated Row and Sumo Squats
* Keeping up with my New Year’s Goal of 25 push-ups a day in April!
* 5 minutes of deep static stretching
Post workout I snacked on a nectarine, Light String Cheese and Egg (3 points+)
I promise today is the LAST day you will see the Chicken Tamale Casserole….It’s just really THAT good I can eat it 3 days in a row and not be tired of it! (7 points+)
Another FANTASTIC salad made by my co-worker (3 points+). I am completely addicted to the combination of TJ’s Spicy Peanut Dressing with any type of nut and dried fruit with greens and carrots…..Delicioso!
After lunch we had to take a ROAD TRIP to check out Love At First Bite Cupcakery.
OMG ~ I totally wanted to take this entire bin of buttons (one for each day/mood!) I refrained and settled for a picture, but, seriously, I am going back when I can look through the entire bin
Cupcake deliciousness was everywhere!
Mini’s!!! Ok, so I could just take the buttons and these mini’s and be super happy!
You see the reason for the road trip was that we have to “test” out the bakeries by us for our Birthday Celebrations. Luckily there were plenty of people willing to chime in and taste away with us.
We cut up all the cupcakes into bites and I had 6 bites…..you know, to try them all (6 points+ estimate).
FAVORITE ~ The Hummingbird (top left)
“a delicious Southern cake with bananas, pineapple & pecans, topped with cream cheese frosting”
Did I mention yet that I am addicted to that fruity/nutty/peanutty salad combo?!
* Organic mixed greens, carrots and mini pepper
* 1 Tbsp Dried Apples, Apricots and Cranberries (2 points+)
* 1 Tbsp Roasted Walnuts (2 points+)
* 2 Tbsp TJ’s LF Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (2 points+)
I decided on just one Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Shell since I wasn’t super hungry (all I really wanted was more of that salad…..how weird am I for wanting salad over pasta?! ) At least what I am craving is really good for me! (4 points+)
Don’t worry, I still have a RECIPE for you all tonight. After dinner I had to make up my Vegan Pasta Salad for The Husband’s work BBQ tomorrow.
Click HERE for the recipe…Did I mention it’s only 4 points+ for a Heaping Cup!?
Side Note ~ I finally found a cloth to clean my lense so you shouldn’t see the blurriness on the left anymore!
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What is the MOST DELICIOUS cupcake you have ever had?
For me, it’s Sift Snicker Doodle Cupcakes hands down! My new favorite though is this hummingbird….there is something about bananas, nuts and cream cheese that are just make for each other.