Happy Tuesday everyone! Thanks for all your nice comments on my spin on Butternut Squash Lasagna. I am glad I can show some of you that it is truly worth it to spend your points+ on real food. I find that I am actually more satisfied when I really enjoyed what I ate and it’s like I can eat less since my taste buds are satisfied.
Yesterday morning when I woke up at 5 am, I had 2 choices…..
1. Go back to sleep because honestly I was so tired.
2. Get up and get my Couch to 5k on.
I pondered that idea for two minutes and it came down to one question.
What will make you feel better all day long?
It was at that moment that I realized working out ALWAYS starts my day off right and there is something to be said for checking off that activity box. If I would’ve hit snooze I may or may not have fallen back to sleep, but, would’ve probably been tired all day and felt “guilty” until I could fit it in.
SUCCESS!!! I applied that same logic today at lunch, but, more on that in a few……
Let’s get on to breakfast and that Farmer’s Market fruit bowl that I cannot get enough of….
Followed up with 3 Mini Brown Sugar Banana Nut Muffins (5 points+).
and my last Morning Star Maple Veggie Sausage for protein staying power. (2 points+)
My morning flew by with meetings and when I got back to my desk ~ I once again had 2 choices.
1. Work while eating lunch at my desk OR
2. Get out and get my walk on…..
I decided I NEEDED to get out to and sent a message to The Husband that I was going to walk off my stress.
His reply ~ Ok ~ it might be a LONG walk! LOL…..
I snacked on a banana and Trader Joe’s Lite String cheese (1 points+) before heading out the door and walking 3.4 miles ~ woot woot!
Lunch started with my new favorite combo…..(a new spin on my usual broccoli slaw)
Rainbow Salad (yup, it’s totally called that!), 1 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds and 2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s LF Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (3 points+)
Plus Butternut Squash Lasagna ~ it definitely tastes even better the next day. (8 points+)
Late afternoon I snacked on a hard boiled egg (2 points+)
with berries & cherries for dessert.
Since we both worked late, we decided to swap our BLTA’s for Panera. Honestly though, I think The Husband has a “slight” Panera addiction.
I wanted their 20 points+ Mac N Cheese and bread, but, I chose the Pick 2 that would make me feel better when I walked out the door.
Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup ~ sans the real lemon slices ~ 3 points+
Half a Strawberry Poppy Seed Chicken ~ it’s packed with blueberries, pineapple, strawberries, pecans and chicken in a delicious light poppy seed vinaigrette. 4 points+
STATS (12 am – 945 pm):
- 2,690 calories burned
- 12,630 steps taken
- 28 daily points+
What is one choice you are going to make today to make your day even better?