I’ve spoken about my love for/obsession with peanut butter, but is there some kind of addictive substance in the combination of bananas and bread as well? Whenever I make my special homemade banana bread, I devour it within two days. By myself. The entire loaf. Sometimes a family member will be lucky enough to sample a piece, but that’s only if they’re quick. I love my banana bread.
Today, we were lucky enough to be surprised at work with homemade banana muffins! (Thanks, Ivy!). They were delicious. And now all I can think about is my craving for them. Even the banana bread that they serve at Moxie’s Classic Grill is excellent. And even if their steak salad wasn’t really tasty, I’d probably order it anyway just to get the banana bread that comes with it.
Speaking of which, I made my own tasty steak salad recently. Usually I add a wedge of Laughing Cow Light Cheese, but there was none at home. Even so, doesn’t it look yummy? I was enjoying the summery plate.
While I had my camera out, I decided to present you with the bracelet (sorry, the kitty wasn’t around… maybe next time she’ll make an appearance!):
Last week, I slept in one morning and completely missed my boot camp session, leaving me totally devastated. However, on Tuesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to do a make-up session! At 5:30pm I joined with a different group and a different instructor for a good hour of circuit training.
Besides the increased heat and amount of mosquitoes at that time of day, the class was also very different because of the teacher. She was nice and cheerful like my regular instructor, but seemed more of a yoga-type than a boot camp-type. We did some fantastic exercises that I’d never tried before (such as a side-to-side walking planks and transferring a stability ball from arms to legs), but she wasn’t pushing us very much with the cardio. She didn’t encourage us to move faster and go harder and to quickly move between each station at the circuit; instead she seemed to be more concerned with us assessing our bodies and not getting injured. Which is great and all, but I really like to work up a sweat when I’m doing cardio. Regardless, it was a good session and I was very happy that I experienced it. Sometimes having a different teacher can offer all kinds of new ideas and ways of looking at things that you never would have thought of before.
But it’s been a tough week with all that boot camp, because besides that make-up session, I also still had boot camp on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 6:30am. Working out that intensely for three days in a row is wonderful but exhausting! And it has taught me that I am definitely more energized in the morning than I am in the afternoon. What about you? Is there a specific time of day that you prefer to do your workout? And do you rearrange your schedule specially to fit in your activity at that certain time?
I’ve been thinking a lot about the discussion that began on Tuesday regarding the cruel website which rates peoples’ beauty. It reminded me of the Body Confidence page that I’ve mentioned before so if you missed that post, I’d like to direct you there to take a look at it. It just serves as a reminder that even though there’s some really brutally harsh websites out there, there’s also some fabulous ones. I know that focusing on the good sites isn’t going to make the bad ones disappear entirely, but at least its going to improve your mood and self esteem when you see all of these lovely other people celebrating their flaws rather than a bunch of lame people judging others on whether their beauty is acceptable. And maybe if there’s enough people protesting against the mean websites*, they’ll be forced to do something about it. So if you’re still feeling upset about BeautifulPeople.net (I know I am), take a look at Body Confidence! After all, it IS summertime now, so what better time to appreciate everything that we have and are than the time of year that we show ourselves off the most?
*Click here for contact information if you feel like sending an outraged e-mail:)