How stinkin' cute are they? I may have just spent the better part of a half an hour watching every single one of their clips on You Tube.
It's so weird that I'm single.
Now let's get to the meat of today's post: today!
This morning I woke up
Clearly, my morning was lacking in protein. And I was starving by lunch.
A friend and I sped to Palmer's on our lunch break, and I picked up another salad. I'd show you a picture, but you can just click back to yesterday's post since it was the exact same thing. The egg and turkey really helped fill me up - and cemented the fact that protein is, in fact, quite important.
I stayed at school until about 4:00 working with students on last-minute assignments, quizzes, and projects. Then, I headed to Americana (my new favorite restaurant in Des Moines) for our monthly PPYL social. It was a great time. I really love the people in the group and enjoy getting to know them more and more as time goes on. It's a fabulous bunch of people who are doing amazing things for our community - and I'm so thankful I'm a part of the organization.
Today, I ordered a couple of drinks that I sipped on while chugging gallons of water:
|Strawberry Bitch and Elderflower Spritz|
And, you get to cuss when you order it.
The Elderflower Spritz was new for me this evening, and I think it'll be my new favorite: brut champagne, St. Germain, club soda, lemon wheels. It was so light and refreshing - a perfect patio drink.
For dinner, I ordered a couple of things:
The hummus platter was only $5 (great happy hour specials) and included toasted pita chips along with whipped (I think) feta, a red-pepper hummus, a kalamata olive tapenade, and toasted (?) chickpeas. I ate about half of this and then took home the rest to throw on top of a salad for lunch tomorrow.
I also ordered half of the pomegranate salad. While it looks healthy because it's, oh, salad, I'm guessing it packed quite the caloric punch. The base was a mix of spinach and arugula, topped with fresh strawberries, candied walnuts, shallots, and goat cheese. The dressing was a pomegranate vinaigrette.
Side note: "vinaigrette" is the most difficult word ever for me to spell. I probably write it at least two or three times a week for this blog and still cannot spell it correctly on my own.
But I digress.
Like I was saying, I'm pretty sure the salad had a lot higher calorie count than I initially thought because there was way too much dressing, and it was way too sweet. I can't believe I forgot to ask for it on the side. Oops. Also, candied walnuts?! Come on, Emily: duh.
Oh well: it was tasty.
I didn't workout today, believe it or not. Today was - as Thursdays usually are - scheduled as my rest day. And I was thankful for that. I think I've been overdoing it a bit lately, and I needed a break. In fact, I didn't even do Fab Ab February today - but am planning on doing it tomorrow before work (with tomorrow's workout being pushed to after school). And if my shins aren't feeling better tomorrow, I believe I'll be taking my scheduled three miles down to one or two, and then maybe add in an extra run this weekend.
I have to say that I'm really excited tomorrow is Friday. I have been absolutely exhausted the last couple of days. Like, I got home at 7:30 tonight and contemplated heading straight to bed. Luckily, I was distracted by Sophia Grace and Rosie and then decided to blog.