Thank you all so much for all of kind words and encouragement on yesterday’s post. I was a bit hesitant to post the picture but I am happy I did. I now have a way of holding myself accountable and even more reason to work harder to reach my goals.
I recently mentioned my new goal to eat more veggies in the form of salads. This has actually been going even better than I thought it would. I washed a ton of lettuce at the beginning of the week and divided it up into containers so that it is ready to go. I have been adding carrots and cucumbers as well as a nice glob of hummus (instead of dressing). Thank you to Chelsea for that idea! I also made a deconstructed burger for dinner the other night and it was delicious.
I like to make my own veggie burgers but when I’m feeling lazy I like to use Amy’s Organic Texas Burgers. They aren’t as good as homemade but they do the trick! I just basically threw all of the things that I like in my burger on a plate and ate it salad-style. They have this option at a lot of restaurants as well (even Fresh!) so you can nix the bun and eat greens instead.
Conpletely unrelated but equally important: workout music. I have been getting questions regarding what I listen to when I work out. Dean recently introduced me to an app on my iPhone called 8tracks which has a ton of pre-made playlists that cater to just about everyone and everything. I pick a different one every day and have yet to be disappointed! The app is also updated on a regular basis so there is always something fresh and exciting on there. Yesterday while I was running my Running With Spatulas Virtual Race, my new favourite song came on:
The song is called What Makes You Beautiful and it is by One Direction. Such a good song. I had no idea who they were and I literally just googled them and they are a group of five very young guys who look like they are straight out of a Ralph Lauren ad. Why am I always attracted to music by 14-year-olds? Click here for the music video if you want to laugh at me.
What is your favourite workout song at the moment?
What’s type of lettuce/greens do you like as the base of your salad?
It probably sounds weird but I really like iceberg lettuce even though it lacks in the nutrient department and tastes like water. I just really like the crunchiness of it. I am not really a fan of spinach, arugula, or any of those other “thin” leafy greens as a salad base. I think it’s a texture thing for me.