Yesterday was a gorgeous day here. It was hard to sit in my office for most of the day while the sun was shining so brightly. I decided to skip my morning workout in favor of something later in the afternoon, since I had plans with friends for around 9PM. That would give me enough time to shower and eat and get to where I had to be going. Yeah, that never happened. Instead, E tempted me with a walk on the rail trail, which we haven't done in ages. When I first started working out last year, we used to go for walks all the time. Unfortunately, life gets in the way, and that tapered off. So, yay! Rail trail! We usually walk this loop which is about 3 miles long. Halfway back, with a half mile to go, we ran into D, another of our work and walking friends with her son. So... we decided to do another two miles with them, and our walk went from 3 to 5 miles. Woot! Plus we all had enough time to catch up and chat while we were walking.
Since I didn't do the Shred last night (those extra two miles put a cramp on my time schedule), I woke up this morning to get it done. Day 3 wasn't horrible, but it wasn't that much easier than Day 1. I was still sweating a river by the time I'm done (it's those stupid squats, I'm telling you), but I do have to say that the scale has gone down significantly since I've begun! Let me say that is the biggest motivator. I also have to say that challenging my body is another motivator not to put crap in it all the time, like I've been doing. Later today, E and I are going for a hike in town, so that will be fun and challenging all at the same time.
Foodwise, yesterday and today are both going great. I recently bought two things that I can't wait to use. The first is a Magic Bullet. I know how cheesy that sounds, but seriously, I was thinking about buying a a blender AND a food processor. I used to have one of these gadgets back in my married days and I left it behind. But a year later, I still miss it! I used to use it all the time! So, I had a coupon for Bed Bath and Beyond, and that's what I used it for. The second purchase is Hungry Girl's Cookbook. Last night I used BOTH of my purchases to make these yummy chicken fingers . I used my Magic Bullet to ground Fiber One cereal to be the coating for the chicken, and I used my handy dandy toaster oven to cook it in. The main thing I love about HG's cookbook is that most of the recipes are for ONE serving. Perfect for moi! I can't wait to try something new tomorrow :) How's YOUR weekend going?